InterMax transports large and heavy wind power tower tubes in China

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

InterMax Logistics Solution (ITM), a member of China to Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network, has delivered two Wind Power Tower Tubes from Hengshui, Hebei to Wuchuan County, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China. Read More »

Coal carrier Shunwa makes 1st post-quake call at Port of Soma

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the MOL-operated coal carrier Shunwa arrived at the Pier No.2 in the Port of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture on November 30 ' the first coal carrier to call at Soma since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The Read More »

Crowley sells CATCO all-terrain vehicles and assets to peak

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that it has sold its fleet of company-owned CATCO' Arctic All-Terrain vehicles and related assets, including a warehouse and office facility in Deadhorse, Alaska, to Peak Oilfield Services Company. Read More »

India to see spurt in ship breaking activity

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

India is expected to see a spurt in ship breaking activity in the next two years as the shipping industry grapples with excessive capacity in a weak business environment, Crisil said. Read More »

Wood chip carrier Pro Grace makes 1st post-quake call at Port of Ishinomaki

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the MOL-operated wood chip carrier Pro Grace arrived at Minamihama No.1 Pier in the Port of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which was recently rebuilt after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Read More »

2012 port dues in Rotterdam the same as 2011 and transhipment discount for containers

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The port dues in Rotterdam next year will, by and large, stay the same as this year. This has been agreed by Deltalinqs (the Rotterdam business association for port and industrial companies), the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the VRC (Association of Rot Read More »

DCT tests its new STS cranes

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DCT Gdansk, the Baltic’s most modern container terminal, is now capable of operating more efficiently than ever. New post-Panamax STS cranes from Liebherr delivered to DCT on August 8th 2011 and assembled on site were deployed in mid November, more than 2 Read More »

New stevedoring company starts US West Coast operations in Port of Richmond, CA

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Stevedoring LLC, a new auto and general/breakbulk cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, CA, began its first operations at the end of October in the Port of Richmond, Calif. Read More »

Bombardier wins $214 mln railway contract in India

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Intermodal

Bombardier Inc's train unit received a contract worth $214.4 million (11.2 billion Indian rupees) to make railway equipment for India's Mumbai Railway Vikas Corp (MRVC). Read More »

China keen to build roads, railways in Uganda

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Intermodal

China has said it wants to build roads and railways in Uganda, where the Asian giant has already been rapidly expanding its economic footprint in recent years, according to the office of the Ugandan president. Read More »

Con-way multimodal enters Dallas market with new office

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced that on Dec. 5, it will open a new branch office in Frisco, Texas, a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas. Read More »

Night ban to cost Lufthansa Cargo about $53 mlllion per year

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Intermodal

Lufthansa Cargo, the freight arm of Germany's largest airline, stands to lose about 40 million euros ($53 million) a year if a night-flight ban in Frankfurt is made permanent, its finance chief said. Read More »

After 10 years, China’s WTO ride could get bumpier

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Rising trade protectionism and frustration over its domestic subsidies spell trouble for China and could lead to more friction within the World Trade Organization than Beijing has grown accustomed to over the past decade. Read More »

Caterpillar to invest $210 million in India

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Caterpillar Inc said it will invest $210 million in India as the heavy machinery giant looks to capitalize on an expected spurt in road construction and infrastructure development activities in one of its important markets. Read More »

EU bound fakes can be seized in transit

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Customs officials can seize suspected fake goods moving through the European Union from one non-EU country to another if they find the products are intended to be sold in the EU, Europe's highest court ruled. Read More »

EU expects secure trade deal with US

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union expects to sign a cargo security pact with the United States on Tuesday to help persuade the U.S. Congress to extend a deadline that threatens billions of dollars in transatlantic trade. Read More »

EU faces compliance deadline in Airbus spat with US

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

A dispute over government aid for aircraft rivals Airbus and Boeing Co enters a delicate stage on Thursday as Europe faces a deadline to tell the United States how it is eliminating billions of dollars in subsidies struck down by the World Trade Organizat Read More »

EU trade holding up, but risks ahead

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said that European import demand was holding up well despite the debt crisis, but trade could fall suddenly if a recession takes hold. Read More »

Euro debt crisis hits Chinese exporters

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Nearly all Chinese export companies have already been hit by Europe's debt woes, according to a survey released on Monday showing just how fast the crisis is rippling through the global economy. Read More »

Factories stall worldwide, US jobless claims rise

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Manufacturing activity is contracting across Europe and most of Asia, data is showing, and a Chinese official declared that the world economy faces a worse situation than in 2008 when Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Factory activity shrank even further in Read More »