Vessel fuel incentive program launched

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have implemented an incentive program aimed at accelerating the use of cleaner-burning fuel by ocean vessel operators when transiting within 40 nautical miles of the San Pedro Bay and while at berth in either port. Read More »

China Navigation orders six 40,000dwt multipurpose vessels

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The China Navigation Company Limited (CNCo), the deep-sea ship owning arm of the Swire group, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry for six multipurpose (MPP) vessels to be delivered from mid-2011 onwards, with a Read More »

Shipping company sentenced for pollution-related charges

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Italian shipping company B.Navi Ship Management Services (B.Navi) was sentenced to pay $1,500,000 and serve three years probation in connection with the illegal dumping of oily sludge, bilge wastes, and oil-contaminated ballast water from the M/V Windsor Read More »

Two new breakbulk & project cargo services from Hamburg - South America

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

BBC Chartering, domiciled in Leer, extended its existing liner services between the US Gulf and South America to Europe. June 17, 2008 saw already the third departure of the BBC Andino Express Line European Service from Hamburg. Read More »

Eyefortransport revealed the winners of the Best 3PL Awards North America 2008 at. . .

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The awards closed the first day of eyefortransport's sixth annual 3PL Summit where CEOs and senior management from leading 3PLs and logistics executives from multi-national shippers meet to discuss industry trends and best practices. Read More »

China Logistics Group, Inc. Names Wei Chen CEO, Chairman of the Board

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

China Logistics Group, Inc. an international freight forwarder and logistics management company, announced it has appointed Mr. Wei Chen as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company has also relocated its corporate he Read More »

Weber stores 71,000 pallets of Nestl’ water for summer season

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Getting ready for the summer season, Weber Distribution, a leading West Coast provider of dedicated warehousing and transportation logistics for more than 84 years, is warehousing 71,000 pallets of Nestl' water for distribution throughout the Western Unit Read More »

LinkAmerica purchases new corporate headquarters

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

LinkAmerica Corporation, a regional, dedicated, and expedited transportation and logistics company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced that the company has acquired property for a new corporate headquarters. Read More »

ATA testifies on truck productivity

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Intermodal

The trucking industry asked Congress to review federal laws that limit the ability of the trucking industry to increase productivity and more efficiently and safely move the US economy. Read More »

Lithuanian appoints airline services GSA throughout Nordics

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Lithuanian commenced 3 x weekly services from Stockholm to Vilnius in June, and Airline Services GSA will focus its initial efforts on cargo from the Swedish market. Later in the year, the company plans to introduce express road feeders to transfer cargo Read More »

Golden Dragon Holdings, Inc. signs agreement with CMA CGM

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

"CMA is the best equipped and most respectable shipping company dealing in China today. Their reputation and professionalism is why we are honored to announce that they will represent GDHI in all its shipping and logistical transportation from the US to C Read More »

Retail container traffic slowly climbing; still below 2007

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail cargo ports is slowly climbing despite the continuing economic slowdown, but is expected to remain below last year's levels through most of 2008, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Natio Read More »

Safmarine enters the Asia ’ West Africa breakbulk and project cargo trade

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Safmarine Angela, Safmarine Andisa and Safmarine Akwaba into Europe to determine if there is a demand by our customers on this trade. Based on our success we have decided to open up a monthly service and we will flexibly deploy our assets in order to serv Read More »

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. takes delivery of Supramax vessel

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. announced that it has taken delivery of the Goldeneye, a 2002 built 52,421 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. The Goldeneye, which was acquired as part of a two-vessel transaction announced on May 21, 2008, will commence a one-year cha Read More »

Rickmers-Linie continues fleet expansion

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the global transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo, has increased from ten to 14 the number of multi-purpose heavylift newbuildings for its expanding liner service network. Read More »

Longview welcomes mobile harbor crane

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Longview welcomed their new mobile harbor crane July 1, 2008. The first mobile harbor crane in the fleet, the Liebherr LHM500S arrived aboard the marine vessel (M/V) Emilie K from Austria and was discharged in two shifts by SSA Marine and ILWU Read More »

Beaumont renews 10-year contract with Louis Dreyfus Corp.

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Beaumont commissioners have approved a 10-year lease with Louis Dreyfus Corp. for operating the port’s grain elevator. Read More »

Almira named Executive Director of Port of Palm Beach

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners appointed Almira, a 25-year veteran of the maritime industry, to the Executive Director position on June 24; he formally accepted the position and its three-year contract this morning. Almira’s extens Read More »

Galveston closes on $28.1 million infrastructure loan

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston and the State of Texas closed on a $28.1 million dollar infrastructure improvement loan through the Texas Industry Development Loan Program (TID), which provides long-term capital at below market rates for Texas strategic economic de Read More »

Nigerian President opens APM Terminals Apapa

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria formally commissioned the modernized Apapa Container Terminal, part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, at the Port of Lagos. The Nigerian Government has commended APM Terminals Apapa Limited for its inv Read More »