The world’s first methanol-fueled low-rev diesel engine

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

MOL has ordered methanol carriers with the world’s first methanol burned dual-fueled low-speed diesel main engine. Read More »

Crowley strengthens relationship with U.S. Navy, completes turnover of Military Sealift Command T-AG

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group recently completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organization’s five T-AGOS vessels Read More »

Verifavia launches first dedicated shipping verification service as EU ‘MRV’ rules come into force

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Verifavia unveiled its dedicated shipping service to coincide with the coming into force of the European Commission’s (EC) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules to collect emissions data. Read More »

WSC issues guidelines for implementation of container weight verification requirements

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | International Trade

One year from today, global containerized maritime commerce will need to comply with new international regulations that require every packed container to have a verified container weight as a condition for vessel loading. Read More »

First Quarter 3PL Benchmarking Report Shows Varied Results for Freight Brokers

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has released the First Quarter 2015: TIA Benchmarking Report and the results show that TIA members’ experienced a large growth in truckload arrangements in a comparison to the first quarter of 2014. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 39 shipments on main gasoline line

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Co is allocating space for Cycle 39 shipments on Line 1, its main gasoline line, according to a notice sent to shippers on Wednesday. Read More »

Air freight demand growth slows further in May

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

Growth in demand for global air freight hit its slowest rate this year in May against the backdrop of stuttering economies, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday. Read More »

Union vows more Channel tunnel disruption at Calais Port

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. Read More »

European Court sets higher standards for river dredging

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that damage to water quality must be considered when authorities approve river dredging to expand ports, in a ruling which could hinder expansion at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. Read More »

European Court opposes dredging of river Weser

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on Wednesday it opposed the dredging of rivers such as the Weser due to environmental reasons, in a ruling having negative repercussions for expansion plans at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. Read More »

China’s CCCC wins $705 million tunnel contract in Bangladesh

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

China Communications Construction Corp (CCCC) said it had won a $705 million contract to build an underwater tunnel below the Karnaphuli river in south-eastern Bangladesh. Read More »

Canada’s Brookfield makes $6.8 billion play for Australian freight major Asciano

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has approached Australia’s Asciano Ltd with a $6.8 billion takeover bid, but uncertainty about whether the deal would go through capped gains in the stock price of the rail freight firm. Read More »

Arctic oil rig departs Seattle-area port despite protest

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell’s second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska. Read More »

China, rivals to ‘pick up the slack’ with lapse of US trade bank

Reuters | June 30, 2015

The U.S. Export-Import Bank will stop new loans and insurance activities at midnight, the White House said in a statement, a lapse it said could hurt exports and jobs and benefit rivals like China. Read More »

Obama, Rousseff turn page on spy spat, work on trade, travel

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a White House visit to turn the page on a spying scandal that had damaged bilateral relations and said they want to work to bolster economic ties. Read More »

Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Read More »

USDA takes first step to import fresh beef from Brazil, Argentina

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

Fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina will be allowed into the United States under amended regulations that specify conditions to mitigate risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said. Read More »

SDV to be the first to implement the IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 16 major worldwide airports

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SDV is a leader in the global supply chain management of pharmaceutical products, a sector that has seen heightened requirements in the area of sanitary controls. Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines set out the quality system to be implemented in order to meet rigorous cold chain management requirements. Read More »

Sun Products Canada Partners with LeanLogistics for Managed Transportation Services

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) TMS provider LeanLogistics welcomes Sun Products Canada as the latest in a number of global Managed Transportation Services clients leveraging LeanTMS® technology. Read More »

Evergreen’s Penultimate L-type is Named

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for EVER LOVELY today, the ninth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and the penultimate vessel in the thirty strong series. Read More »