China Rongsheng delivers its first mega carrier to Vale

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

China Rongsheng delivered the first of 12 mega bulk carriers to mining giant Vale SA, which the Brazilian firm has indicated could be the first such ship to carry iron ore to the world's largest steelmaker. Read More »

Golden Ocean CEO eyes foundering rivals

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Investors have hammered it, a big customer has stopped paying and competitors are crowding the sea lanes, but Norwegian dry-bulk shipper Golden Ocean is still on the prowl for even-weaker prey, its chief executive said. Read More »

Intermarine introduces fifth US flagged vessel

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Ocean Freedom is the country's most recent addition to the American flag fleet. Intermarine raised the Stars and Stripes on the ship at Industrial Terminals in Houston on October 21, 2011. Read More »

Universal Liebherr crane TCC 14000-400 D Litronic® sets new standards

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In June this year OOO Liebherr-Russland and OOO Lukoil–Kaliningradmorneft signed a contract for a new combined mobile harbor and offshore crane to be delivered by the end of 2012. Read More »

China ports not ready to receive Vale’s mega ships

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Chinese ports are not yet ready to receive Vale's mega iron ore carriers due to a few "small issues" in handling the world's largest dry bulk vessels, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission said. Read More »

FESCO Russian Pacific Line’s first sailing departs the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The first sailing of FESCO Russian Pacific Line’s new direct all water service to Vladivostok departed the Port of Tacoma today.
 
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GPA board approves rail extension

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved a $6.5 million, 6,000-foot extension of the Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) today. The initiative is designed to expand capacity, improve efficiencies and reduce costs for customers. Read More »

Kenya seizes container with 87 elephant tusks

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenyan authorities have seized a container loaded with 87 elephant tusks and disguised as soapstone carvings destined for Hong Kong, a customs official said. Read More »

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

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

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

Port of Amsterdam prepares for growth in biomass

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The port of Amsterdam is gearing-up for a boom in biomass volumes as a result of an increasing focus on renewable energy and new Dutch Government proposals. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority attracts new service to Care Terminal

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

CaytransBBC has introduced regular sailings of its breakbulk vessels from the Port of Houston Authority's Care Terminal in Houston to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago twice a month. Read More »

Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program to reach final milestone


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the New Year, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will hit its final milestone, permanently barring the oldest, most polluting drayage trucks from Port terminals. Read More »

Port of Long Beach’s security initiatives recognized


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has won a national award for successfully integrating security technologies that help protect the largest seaport complex in the country. Read More »

TTS completes Loch Ryan Port infrastructure

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

TTS has completed work on the infrastructure of Stena Line’s new state-of-the-art, purpose-built port, located ten kilometres north of its previous location in Stranraer, Scotland. Read More »

Turkey would open ports to Cyprus, no diplomatic strings

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Turkey offered to bow to EU demands and open its ports, airports and airspace to Cyprus under what it called a "Taiwanese-style" diplomatic arrangement to help drive Cypriot reunification talks resuming under U.N. pressure for a breakthrough. Read More »

Damco wins ‘Supply Chain Best Partnership’ at SCM Logistics Excellence Awards

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Damco - one of the world's leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions ' was honored at the SCM Logistics Excellence Awards held in conjunction with the 7th Annual SCM Logistics World conference. Damco won the category 'S Read More »

DHL’s specialized services meet Americas’ toy industry growth requirements

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, continues to be the foremost logistics provider for the toy industry across the Americas. Read More »

India supply chain chaos next hurdle for global retailers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Seven years ago, when India's Future Group retail giant sent shipments from Mumbai on the country's west coast to Kolkata in the north-east, the products took 10 nervous days to arrive. Read More »

Kuehne + Nagel adopts IAS Dispatch for North American inland container transport operations

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kuehne + Nagel, the world's largest seafreight forwarder and a leading provider of global logistics services, has adopted IAS Dispatch to enhance operational performance and customer visibility across its North American intermodal container haulage activi Read More »

French nuclear waste train enters Germany

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

A French train carrying 150 tons of reprocessed nuclear waste entered Germany recently en route to a storage site after a 24-hour stop at the border following clashes between riot police and anti-nuclear activists who tried to block the transport. Read More »