Tri-City Regional Port District commemorates 50th anniversary

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Fifty years ago, the Illinois State Legislature created the Tri-City Regional Port District, entrusting the new entity with the general mission of economic development in Southwestern Illinois. In 2009, as Tri-City Port prepares to celebrate its golden an Read More »

PHA Commission approves $33.8 million for Bayport Cranes Acting Executive Director highlights PHA

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved $33.8 million for electric cranes at Bayport Container Terminal as well as a request for qualifications for professional services for the design of Stevedore Support Building No. 2 at Bay Read More »

MCPA approves $750 million master plan

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Following nearly three years of study, the Manatee County Port Authority (MCPA) approved Port Manatee’s $750 million master plan. Read More »

World’s largest auto ship arrives in Portland, OR

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With the capacity to carry 8,011 cars, the Morning Lisa is the largest auto carrier in the world, and its first stop in the United States is the Port of Portland. The vessel arrived at Terminal 6 in Rivergate Industrial District on Sunday, and Port offici Read More »

Dallas Logistics Hub site sold to Oncor Electric Delivery Co.

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Allen Group, developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH), a 6,000-acre multi-modal logistics park in southern Dallas County, announced today that Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor), a regulated electric distribution and transmission company, Read More »

Keller: Future of transportation is strong and vibrant

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Intermodal

Peter Keller, member of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver and President of NYK Line (NA) Inc., told a Denver audience of representatives from transportation, government, and academia that, despit Read More »

2008 domestic intermodal posts best results since 2004

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Intermodal

Domestic intermodal volume posted a solid 2.9% overall gain in 2008, according to the new Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics, a comprehensive intermodal volume data report published by the Intermodal Association of North America. Although overall volu Read More »

Major milestone marked at Port of NY/NJ

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Intermodal

The Port of New York and New Jersey's ExpressRail Elizabeth facility marked a major milestone this week by transporting its three millionth cargo container by rail, which has removed about five million truck trips from the road in the 18 years since the o Read More »

Steel market remains depressed

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | International Trade

Total imports in January were 2.34 million tons based on preliminary reporting. 'The steel market remains depressed, and arrivals reflect that hard reality as imports continue to slow from non-NAFTA countries, with exceptions from countries supplying sla Read More »

Turkish Airlines joins Cargo 2000’s quality program

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Air Cargo

Turkish Airlines has responded to requests from its freight-forwarding customers and become the latest company to join Cargo 2000's quality management program. Read More »

Evergreen enters agreement with Wan Hai Lines

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has reached an agreement with Wan Hai Lines to exchange slots on Evergreen's NSA/NSB services, as well as Wan Hai's KSS/KVS services. Read More »

Grande Ghana, visits Port of Hamburg on maiden voyage

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

At the beginning of this week a ConRo vessel of the shipping company Grimaldi Lines was handled in Hamburg for the first time on its maiden voyage. This third new addition to its regular service between Hamburg and the West African ports shows the Grimald Read More »

Premium Article  Light at the end of the tunnel: How far off is economic recovery for the American shipper?

George Lauriat | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have.” - Paul Heyne, US economist-educator Read More »

Premium Article  Consumer goods, especially apparel, reveal trade shifts

Karen Thuermer | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

Consumer spending is considerably down, but that does not mean all is doom and gloom at US seaports where consumer products are concerned. What is a concern, says Robin W. Lanier, executive director of the Waterfront Coalition in Washington, DC, is a pro- Read More »

Premium Article  TOP NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPERS 2009 - Worldwide recession, US protectionism worry equipment shippers

Peter Buxbaum | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

The paradox could not be more dramatic. On January 26, Caterpillar Inc. announced record sales and revenues of $51.324 billion for 2008, up 14% from 2007, representing the company’s sixth consecutive year of record sales and revenues. Yet on the very same Read More »

Premium Article  TOP NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPERS 2009 - Cotton export volumes to decline significantly

Paul Scott Abbott | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

A year ago, US cotton exporters were trying to overcome a shortage of containers for shipping their product overseas. That’s no longer a concern – and that, in itself, is good news. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2009 - Flagging steel markets bring on protectionism battle

Peter Buxbaum | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

As recently as mid-November 2008, the US steel industry was reporting record profits. Then the effects of the economic meltdown began to be felt and the bottom fell out of the steel market. Factory orders hit a 28 year low in December, while auto sales de Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2009 - Cocoa: It’s a sweet trade

Karen Thuermer | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Oh for that magnificent cocoa bean, the gift of the gods that is churned into delectable chocolate! Americans adore all cocoa-made products. And, besides being the staple ingredient of every heart-shaped box handed to a beloved on Valentine’s Day, the nam Read More »

ILA-USMX joint statement on Orlando meetings

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) concluded three days of initial Master Contract negotiations in Orlando, Florida. The current Master Contract runs until September 30, 2010. Read More »

Expanded CSAV/LIBRA service at Port Everglades

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Direct shipments from South America's east coast are arriving through Port Everglades via a renewed service from CSAV/LIBRA's Usatlan service. This is the second ocean shipping service in two months to begin direct service between Port Everglades and Braz Read More »