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Taiwan’s surprisingly strong March export orders point to better Q2

Reuters | April 21, 2014 | International Trade

Taiwan's export orders rose more than expected in March as a steadily improving global economy brightened the outlook for the island's handheld devices and other tech gadgets. Read More »

March cargo volume up 10.2% at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Record-setting cargo volumes in March and monthly revenue that exceeded forecast are indicators that the corrective-action plan being implemented at The Port of Virginia’s (POV) is beginning to show results, said the port’s chief executive officer. Read More »

China seizure of ship could hurt Japan business

Reuters | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

China's seizure of a ship owned by Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. for allegedly failing to pay compensation stemming from a wartime contractual obligation is "extremely regrettable" and could hurt Japanese business there, Japan's top government spokesman said. Read More »

High and heavy oil field equipment transported from UAE to Tunisia

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fast & Direct Heavy Lift Solutions LLC, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network in Dubai, handled the transport of 320 tons, 1030 cbm of various  oil field equipment on six heavy low bed trucks from the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi to Mussafah Port and arranged for oceanfreight  to Tunisia. Read More »

China may help finance Mechel coal project in Russia

Reuters | April 21, 2014 | Intermodal

China may help finance steel and coal producer Mechel's costly Elga coal project in Russia and supply equipment for it in exchange for coal, a senior executive at a Russian state bank said. Read More »

DGX–Dependable Global Express expands worldwide operations with new India office

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

DGX-Dependable Global Express (DGX), a leader in international shipping and freight specializing in global ocean and air freight, proudly announces the opening of DGX Logistics India Pvt. Ltd, in the heart of Mumbai. Conveniently centered in the economic capital of India, the new operations will be spearheaded by Raj Dias, DGX’s new Vice President of Global Development. Read More »

KC SmartPort’s Annual Industry Briefing proves that for e-commerce, KC delivers 

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

KC SmartPort’s Annual Industry Briefing  featured an expert panel of e-commerce veterans who noted the Kansas City region’s central location and available skilled workforce are key to a successful e-commerce strategy. Read More »

National Expert Panel Shares Secrets of E-commerce Success

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

KC SmartPort’s Annual Industry Briefing proves that for e-commerce, KC Delivers Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Seattle’s retiring Yoshitani isn’t quite ready to leave industry

Paul Scott Abbott | April 21, 2014 | Interviews | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle’s retiring Yoshitani isn’t quite ready to leave industry

Tay Yoshitani plans to retire in June from his role as chief executive officer of the Port of Seattle, which encompasses the sixth-largest U.S. containerport plus Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but, at 67, he’s not yet ready to leave the industry in which he’s been a driving force for social, environmental and economic responsibility. Read More »

Premium Article  Grain exporters challenge ILWU at Columbia River ports

Stas Margaronis | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A Port of Portland official says the longshoremen’s agreement with Export Grain Terminal (EGT), Longview, WA is setting a precedent that could influence cargo handling agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), whose contract ends June 1st. Read More »

Premium Article  Is the confusion on chassis saga set to end?

Matt Miller | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Is the confusion on chassis saga set to end?

The problems associated with chassis are legendary. But as the ocean carriers exit the business, new business is emerging. Read More »

Premium Article  As container ships get bigger, insurance becomes more complicated. Some rules changes may be needed.

Peter Buxbaum | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Last June, the MOL Comfort was underway from Singapore to Jeddah when it experienced a crack in its hull 200 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen. The ship eventually broke into two and sank. The vessel, carrying 7,041 teu, represented the largest cargo vessel loss last year. Read More »

Premium Article  Boxship numerology

George Lauriat | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The container ship operators continue to build mega-ship fleets and form mega-alliances. It’s a numbers game to scale up to bring down slot costs, but will it be enough to bolster the bottoms line? Read More »

Premium Article  Fuel bunkering: Going green means changes on the horizon

Jenifer Kimble | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The question of answering the challenge for lower emissions is changing the way bunker providers do business. Read More »

Premium Article  Quite the state: North America’s drayage industry looks for an overhaul

George Lauriat | April 21, 2014 | Intermodal

Ken Kellaway Jr., RoadOne’s CEO and a veteran of the drayage industry, recently produced a report “State of the Union in the Drayage Industry” which points the way for a much needed overhaul. Read More »

Premium Article  Alliances order of the day

Paul Richardson | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The new mega alliances, starting with the massive P3 Network of Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM, has created a new world order for container shipping. Read More »

Premium Article  New players jumping into ship finance for boxship owners

Stas Margaronis | April 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Matt McCleery, president of Marine Money, a ship finance publisher, says that the entrance of U.S. private equity investors into container ships and other shipping will provide market discipline and potentially higher freight rates. Read More »

Premium Article  Overview of Pacific Northwest Ports

Leo Quigley | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Overview of Pacific Northwest Ports

The Pacific Northwest Ports are being impacted by events as diverse as Bakken oil field production, labor issues and new container operator alliances. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview’s expansion

Leo Quigley | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Longview’s expansion

Last year the river port of Longview’s operating revenues took third place in rankings for Washington State ports for the first time in its history and, this year, as part of an expansion program, the port has purchased more industrial land for port-related development. Read More »

PR Firm Colby Communications Corp. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Colby Communications Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing national and international public relations representation, advertising, branding and media liaison services. Read More »

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