South Africa’s Transnet secures $1.1 billion in locomotive funding

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

South African freight and logistics group Transnet has raised 13 billion rand ($1.1 billion) to help pay for new locomotives, as part of an expansion designed to help speed delivery of commodities for export. Read More »

Brazil truckers continue some roadblocks after crackdown

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Striking truck drivers resumed some roadblocks in Brazil on Monday even as the government cracked down on protesters and promised to implement a law to lower toll costs and give other benefits to the transport sector. Read More »

Surplus cash costs weigh on earnings of German transport bank DVB

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | International Trade

German transport bank DVB’s 2014 net profit fell 23 percent partly due to the cost of holding surplus cash as borrowers repaid loans faster than the lender could attract new business, Chief Executive Wolfgang Driese said. Read More »

Port Everglades harbor deepening and widening project reaches milestone in federal approval process

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Broward County's Port Everglades reached a major milestone today in its effort to deepen and widen its navigational channels and turning basin as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved the final environmental and economic feasibility studies for the project. Read More »

Gray Chassis Fleet set to launch March 1 at Ports

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Three companies that own the vast majority of chassis serving the San Pedro Bay ports are on track to activate a “gray chassis fleet” of truck-trailers on March 1, a move that should improve the flow of goods through the nation’s busiest harbor complex. Read More »

Coyne Airways appoints KIWI Logistics as new GSA in Singapore

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways has appointed KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA as its General Sales Agent in Singapore. Read More »

The World’s most important Port Conference comes to Hamburg

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

This year’s IAPH World Ports Conference will be held in Hamburg. From June 1st - 5th, international representatives from business, politics and science will gather to debate changing demands and alternative actions required in our times of globalisation and climate change. Read More »

MOL expands large-scale containership fleet

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Building and chartering six 20,000 TEU containerships for more competitive services Read More »

National Fleet Services Named ATA Featured Product Company

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations is pleased to announce its latest ATA Featured Product company, National Fleet Services LLC. Read More »

Leading Chassis Providers Announce “Pool of Pools”, Operations commence March 1, 2015

PR Newswire | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Direct ChassisLink, Inc., Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. and TRAC Intermodal are pleased to announce that, commencing on March 1, 2015, a new chassis provisioning model will begin operations in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read More »

Ports win OK to cooperate on congestion relief

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Federal regulators approve expanded working pact for Long Beach, L.A. Read More »

Congressman Duncan reintroduces legislative language that creates a national hiring standard

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

On Thursday, 5 members of congress introduced H.R. 1120, a bill that would enhance interstate commerce by creating a national hiring standard for motor carriers. Read More »

Brazil poultry, pork producers unable to fill some export orders -industry

Reuters | March 01, 2015 | International Trade

Brazilian poultry and pork producers are struggling to fill export orders after 10 days of road blockages caused by protesting truck drivers in Brazil, the president of Abpa industry group, Francisco Turra, told Reuters on Friday. Read More »

British fuel imports spike as refineries close

Reuters | March 01, 2015 | Energy | Refinery | International Trade

Britain’s net imports of petroleum products more than tripled last year after a new wave of refinery closures and capacity cuts left the country unable to meet its demand. Read More »

Panama Canal listens to industry feedback on new toll structure in public hearing

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

New Toll Structure Reflects Value of the Route and Better Serves Customers Read More »

United Yacht Transport adds vessels for higher than expected demand in North America

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

With three confirmed vessels so far in March, United Yacht Transport is continuing to grow its position as the leader in North American yacht transport. Read More »

U.S. And California To Be Economic Powerhouses In 2015

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | International Trade

Domestic sources of demand, from businesses to consumers, will push economic growth in the U.S. and California to higher levels in 2015 -- and lead to even better numbers in 2016. Read More »

Hapag Lloyd revises Export Reefer Connection Tariff to Italy

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd will revise the export reefer connection charge effective April 1, 2015. Read More »

Panalpina expands controlled air freight network to Brazil

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

The extended service is part of the recently renewed long-term agreement between Panalpina and Atlas Air. It offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the US and a record transit time of less than 40 hours from Hong Kong to São Paulo. Read More »

Truck kills protester at roadblock in southern Brazil

Reuters | February 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A protester taking part in a strike over rising freight costs died in southern Brazil on Saturday after a truck ran him over at a blockade set up by the demonstrators, highway police and the federal government said. Read More »