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The La Princessa

AJOT | August 07, 2014 | Photos

The La Princessa

The La Princessa, one of Crowley’s 580-foot triple-deck Ro/Ro barges sails into San Juan in the late 1970s. Read More »

Amazon enters free trade zone to boost offering in China

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | International Trade

Amazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country. Read More »

Belarus cancels import ban on live cattle from EU

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | International Trade

Belarus, aiming to boost food exports to neighboring Russia, has cancelled a ban on live cattle from the European Union, Yuri Pivovarchuk, the head of veterinary surveillance at Belarussian agriculture ministry, said. Read More »

Japan export rebound offers hope for economic growth

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | International Trade

Japan's exports rose in July for the first time in three months in a tentative sign that overseas demand is starting to recover, which could raise hopes that exports can offset a slump in consumer spending. Read More »

Taiwan growth outlook brightens as factories gear up for smartphone demand

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | International Trade

The launch of new tech products such as Apple's iPhone 6 will help Taiwan remain one of Asia's stronger exporters, bolstering its economic prospects this year amid a patchy global recovery. Read More »

Trial container ship call to Nanaimo provides options for island exporters

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Trial container ship call to Nanaimo provides options for island exporters

The arrival of the M/V Westwood Pacific at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal on August 19th is the first container ship to berth at the Port’s facilities and will provide a direct link to Asia.  Read More »

Port of Odessa handles 9,400 TEU Boxship

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority has announced that Odessa has become the first seaport in the country to receive a 9,400-TEU containership Read More »

Board awards Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal construction contract at Port of New Orleans

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

Board awards Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal construction contract at Port of New Orleans

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans awarded a $13.3 million construction contract to Metairie, La.-based Hard Rock Construction LLC today for the Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal improvement project at its monthly meeting. Hard Rock Construction was the lowest of eight bidders. Read More »

Refiners seek Jones Act workarounds as crude export debate heats up

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

As the first U.S. oil condensate exports head to Asia from the Gulf Coast, crude producers and refiners are exploring ways to get around a century-old law that makes it three times more expensive to ship by water between U.S. ports than to sail to a foreign port. Read More »

SC Ports Authority fiscal year earnings, volumes surpass plans

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The SC Ports Authority reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization's financial plan.  Read More »

Maersk Line: E2 Golden Week (Chinese October Holidays) Contingency Plans

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line plans to adjust capacity to meet the expected decline in demand during the National Holiday (Golden Week) in China during week 41 Read More »

Extra Logistics LLC chooses Hamburg Süd to handle oversize cargo

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping

Extra Logistics LLC chooses Hamburg Süd to handle oversize cargo

Extra Logistics LLC, a full-service international logistics provider headquartered in Long Beach, CA, selected Hamburg Süd to transport a 16 ton oversized mineral processing  machine from Barcelona/Spain to the Port of Los Angeles. Read More »

Maersk Line, MSC to launch vessel-sharing service in early 2015

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line plans to launch its new vessel sharing service with Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) as early as January next year, and expects to notify customers of the network and transit times by September. Read More »

UTi Worldwide and Ansell name Safmarine “Partner of the Year”

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions company, together with its client, Ansell Limited, named Safmarine their "Partner of the Year" for 2013-2014 during their annual Ocean carrier performance review  meeting in July. Read More »

YRC Freight upgrades three terminals to full distribution center status

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Intermodal

YRC Freight has announced that it upgraded three terminals to full Distribution Center status in order to increase network capacity for customers. Read More »

ITS Technologies & Logistics demonstrates pure electric terminal truck in intermodal operations

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Intermodal

ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV announced the successful demonstration of Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck at ITS’ Edgerton, Kansas intermodal operations. Read More »

ACI Airport Data Says Cargo Up 3.7%

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Air Cargo

A 3.7% increase in global airfreight growth in the first half has been posted with international traffic rising 4.5% and domestic volumes up 1.8%, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). Read More »

Yang Ming Posts US$7.9 Million Profit in 2-QTR

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Taiwan-based Yang Ming Transport has posted a second quarter a profit of TWD237.8 million (US$7.9 million) compared with a loss of TWD2.6 billion in the same period last year. Read More »

SIPG to sell 20% of Mingdong joint venture terminal with HPH

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) will seek regulatory approval to sell 20% of Shanghai Mingdong Container Terminals Read More »

Panama Canal Updates Maersk Line on Expansion Program

AJOT | August 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano received a Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner Business, to provide an update on the Expansion Program Read More »

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