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Air France-KLM sees profit boost from new strategic plan

Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM pledged to lift core earnings by up to 10 percent a year through 2017 as part of a new strategic plan combining an assault on the European leisure market with efforts to improve its appeal to long-haul travelers. Read More »

CSX Well-Positioned For Continued Profitable Growth As Long-Term Trends Favor Rail Transportation

PR Newswire | September 11, 2014 | Intermodal

As global freight demand increases and American highways remain overcrowded and underfunded, CSX is building on a proven track record of success for shareholders by capitalizing on growth opportunities across nearly all of its markets, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson told investors and analysts today at the UBS Best of Americas conference in London. Read More »

Premium Article  Volumes up, projects moving forward at SCPA

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

In this improving economy, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has good news. On August 20, SCPA reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization’s financial plan. From July through June, the SCPA posted operating revenues of $164.1 million, an increase of nearly 17 percent over the previous fiscal year. Fiscal Year (FY)2014 expenses totaled $149.9 million. Read More »

Premium Article  Anderson looks for future infrastructure projects in North America to open up export opportunities

Carole Lauriat | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Anderson looks for future infrastructure projects in North America to open up export opportunities

In an interview with the AJOT that comes shortly after the release of the CG/CL’s 2014 Top 100 North American Infrastructure Projects, Anderson talks about country clusters and the need to provide the economic support for US exports and enterprise. Read More »

Premium Article  Hansa Heavy Lift executive sees upturn in project cargo market

Paul Scott Abbott | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Hansa Heavy Lift executive sees upturn in project cargo market

The project cargo market is beginning to rebound, according to Joerg Roehl, chief commercial officer and managing director of Hamburg, Germany-based Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH. Read More »

Premium Article  WWPC links project forwarders with projects

Carole Lauriat | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

The Group also runs the CEE (Cargo Equipment Experts), which is strictly for asset based companies that handle the actual transport of heavy and outsized cargo with their equipment and in-house services. Both networks are unique in their structure and marketing towards shippers and project owners. Based in Spain, Wolfgang Karau, a veteran in the project cargo business, is operations director for both networks. Read More »

Premium Article  Siemens’ Alma finds Charleston good fit for project cargo logistics

Paul Scott Abbott | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Henk Alma, manager of transportation and logistics for the Americas for the world-leading energy solutions sector of Siemens, may be based in Orlando, Fla., and a native of the Netherlands, but, when it comes to shipping huge cargo units, he has a particular liking of the South Carolina Ports Authority’s Port of Charleston. Read More »

Premium Article  BNSF Logistics looks to capitalize on “industrial renaissance”

Matt Miller | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Transport Intermediaries

BNSF Logistics looks to capitalize on “industrial renaissance”

Ray Greer, President of BNSF Logistics, is positioning the 3PL subsidiary of the rail company owned by Berkshire Hathaway to become a global leader in the project cargo sector. He wants BNSF Logistics to capitalize on the “industrial renaissance taking hold around the world.” Read More »

Premium Article  Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement will speed cars, trucks …and much bigger ships

Stas Margaronis | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement will speed cars, trucks …and much bigger ships

For the last twenty-five years, it could be argued that the most important bridge in the US was the Port of Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge. Read More »

Premium Article  Mongolia’s first: the Salkhit Wind Farm

Robert Wallack | September 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mongolia’s first: the Salkhit Wind Farm

AJOT correspondent Robert L. Wallack, reporting from Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, writes about the nation’s first wind power project. The extreme conditions in the South Gobi desert are legendary and delivering the 40 plus ton components to the Salkhit project site required grit and determination. But wind power could make Mongolia a regional powerhouse as a key player in the ASG (Asia Super Grid). Read More »

Premium Article  Volumes up for break bulk at SCPA

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Volumes up for break bulk at SCPA

Break bulk is up at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Figures for the Port of Charleston’s break bulk activity for FY 2014 totaled 763,230 pier tons, which was 3.63 percent over plan. In fact, SCPA increased non-containerized cargo 62 percent in the last three years, and doubled non-container cargo in the last four. Read More »

Yusen Logistics Wins Four Prestigious Logistics Awards from the Renault-Nissan Alliance

AJOT | September 11, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The 2014 Renault-Nissan Alliance Award for “Inbound Logistics Performance” recognizes best practice and excellence in Kaizen achievement. Read More »

Dr Andreas Otto to become new CCO of Austrian Airlines

AJOT | September 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

Dr Andreas Otto to become new CCO of Austrian Airlines

Dr Andreas Otto (51), current Board Member Product & Sales at Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt, will become new Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines AG as of 1 October 2014. He was appointed in today’s supervisory board meeting. Dr Otto will succeed Karsten Benz (50), who is returning to the Lufthansa Group in Frankfurt as of 1 October 2014. Read More »

Toronto Port Authority Launches WebTrak

PR Newswire | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Toronto Port Authority announced the launch of WebTrak, an Internet-based service that monitors and provides information on flight paths, aircraft type, and noise levels related to all flights operating within a 30-nautical-mile radius of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Read More »

P&O Maritime buys majority stake in Spain’s Repasa

Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals

P&O Maritime, a subsidiary of Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has bought a majority stake in Spain’s Remolcadores de Puerto y Altura (Repasa), the acquirer said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

POSCO backs rail, port plan for Baosteel Australia iron ore project

Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a world awash with iron ore, Asian steel makers are still willing to sink money into new iron ore mines - as long as they are low cost and have their own ports and rail lines - to loosen the grip of the world’s giant producers. Read More »

U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service, profits

Reuters | September 10, 2014 | Intermodal

U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Read More »

US grain glut is testing rail and storage system

Reuters | September 10, 2014 | Intermodal

A stockpile of U.S. Midwest grain will likely increase in the coming months and tax farmers already desperate to house or haul corn, soybeans and other products ahead of an expected record harvest, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Wednesday. Read More »

PortMiami’s Re-Stack Facility is open for business!

AJOT | September 10, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

PortMiami’s Re-Stack Facility is open for business!

PortMiami announced today that its restack facility is now open to handle containers and cargo from all carriers. The restack facility allows users to unload, manipulate and restack cargo in preparation for fumigation, inspection, or the trans loading/transfer of goods to other container. Read More »

U.S. shippers seek role in transport of LNG, oil exports

Reuters | September 10, 2014 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

The U.S. government should ensure that international trade of U.S. natural gas, and potentially crude oil, will offer opportunities for the domestic shipping industry, maritime groups said on Wednesday. Read More »

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