Open-ended strike to bring German trains to a halt again this week

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

German train drivers announced on Monday their ninth strike in an ongoing dispute with rail operator Deutsche Bahn, which will bring freight trains to a standstill from Tuesday and passenger trains on Wednesday - with no date given for the strike to end. Read More »

Opinion: Trucking Needs Better Roads to Keep Our Country Moving

PR Newswire | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

At the conclusion of Infrastructure Week, an op-ed from American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves calls for Congress to move quickly to address our burgeoning infrastructure crisis Read More »

Savannah achieves 25.8% growth in April

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

More than 335,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units crossed the docks at the Port of Savannah in April. The GPA is investing in four new ship-to-shore cranes and other infrastructure improvements to handle growing cargo volumes. Read More »

Rolls-Royce to cut 600 jobs in marine unit as low oil price bites

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | International Trade

British engineering group Rolls-Royce said it would cut 600 jobs in its Norwegian-focused marine business in response to the lower oil price, a move it said would have a “broadly neutral” impact on 2015 profits. Read More »

Expeditors wins Lufthansa Cargos Planet Award of Excellence again

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Air Cargo

Expeditors wins Lufthansa Cargo’s "Planet Award of Excellence" again Cargo airline honours US logistics group for outstanding cooperation Read More »

Higher first-quarter seaborne cargo throughput at the Port of Hamburg

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Hamburg handled total throughput of 35.6 million tons (up by 0.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2015. Bulk cargoes at 11.7 million tons (up by 12.3 percent) and container transport between the port and its hinterland at 602,000 TEU (up by 11.1 percent) were the strongest contributors to throughput growth. Read More »

MOL launches joint services between Asia and East Coast South America

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) today announced the launch of new joint services with Maersk Line (ML) and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) between the major trading hub of Asia and key ports in East coast of South America. Read More »

CEVA names Turhan Ozen as lead for global Healthcare sector

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands - CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, today announced the appointment of Turhan Ozen as Senior Vice President responsible for the company’s global Healthcare sector. Read More »

TruStar Energy and D.L. Withers Team Up to Build New CNG Fueling Station for Tucson

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

TruStar Energy, a national leader in design and construction of turnkey Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, in conjunction with Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, is excited to announce the award to refurbish the City of Tucson’s existing CNG fueling station. Read More »

Transportation in the South Caspian region to be addressed at a high-level Summit

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | International Trade

Transportation in the South Caspian region to be addressed at a high-level Summit in Istanbul on 28-29th July 2015 Read More »

U.S. House Republicans push two-month extension for transport projects

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | International Trade

Republicans in the U.S. Congress, unable to reach agreement on a long-term transportation funding bill in time for a May 31 deadline, on Friday introduced legislation for a two-month extension to buy more negotiating time. Read More »

Australia to widen curbs on shipping around Great Barrier Reef

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid to protect the environmentally sensitive region, the government said on Saturday. Read More »

Freight train carrying gravel derails south of San Antonio

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Union Pacific Corp freight train carrying gravel derailed south of San Antonio on Friday with no reported of injuries, the railroad company said. Read More »

Goldman Sachs cuts crude price forecasts for the next five years

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

Goldman Sachs slashed its crude oil price forecasts for 2016 to 2020, citing improved U.S. shale efficiency meeting global oil demand, coupled with unimpeded OPEC productivity. Read More »

China, India sign more than $22 billion in deals according to the Indian embassy

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | International Trade

China and India signed deals worth more than $22 billion in areas including renewable energy, ports, financing and industrial parks, an Indian embassy official said on Saturday. Read More »

BNSF drops plan to buy tank cars on customer concerns

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

BNSF Railway Co this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. Read More »

The 10th freighter destination of Turkish Cargo in Africa is Dakar (Senegal)

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Air Cargo

Turkish Cargo strengthens its presence in Africa as well with the launch of freighter services to Dakar. Read More »

Iranian warships begin escorting Yemen-bound cargo vessel

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Two Iranian warships have begun escorting the Yemen-bound Iran Shahed cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, the vessel’s captain said in remarks published by Iran’s Tasnim news agency on Monday. Read More »

Maersk Line to share vessels with MSC and MOL in Asia - South America

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has entered into a vessel sharing agreement with Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) on routes between Asia and the east coast of South America. Read More »

Asia - North Europe container freight rates fell 23.6% last week

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe dropped 23.6 percent to $658 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday, data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index showed. Read More »