Port of Stockton and Port of West Sacramento issue RFP for terminal operations & facilities manager

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton and the Port of West Sacramento will be making available their Requests for Proposal (RFP) for a terminal operations and facilities manager for its M580/I80 Marine Highway Corridor Project.

The ports are seeking an experienced, pr Read More »

Total throughput stable – containers bullish in Rotterdam

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

For the first quarter, throughput in the port of Rotterdam was at more or less exactly the same level as the same period last year: 107 million tonnes. In comparison with last year’s strong and broad growth, the picture is now more differentiated. Agribul Read More »

Port of Long Beach welcomes Grand China Shipping


AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Grand China Shipping, one of the fastest growing ocean carriers in China, made its inaugural call to the Port of Long Beach recently at Total Terminals International’s Pier T shipping facility.

The maiden call of the vessel Red Strength kicked off a w Read More »

APM Terminals eyeing Russia’s Kaliningrad port potential

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals is exploring the potential for building a Baltic Sea port facility in Russia's Kaliningrad area, the company said.

Press material distributed by Russian officials in Moscow said that Maersk's APM Terminals unit was considering investing Read More »

Konecranes receives its first container handling crane order from South Africa

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In March 2011 Konecranes received its first container handling crane order from South Africa. Transnet Capital Projects, a specialist unit of South African rail, port and pipeline company Transnet Limited, ordered three RMG (rail mounted gantry) cranes to Read More »

Maritime Administrator Matsuda signs $241 million federal guarantee for Panama City Shipyard


AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

US Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced a $241 million loan guarantee that will allow the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, FL, to build five platform supply vessels (PSVs) for export to Brazil, to provide service in new deepwater oil f Read More »

Port Commission of the Port of Houston approves $20 million for security contracts

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority awarded $20 million for security-related contracts, including installation of fiber optic cable, TWIC implementation and security gate services, among several matters approved during the April 26 meetin Read More »

China’s trucker strike highlights worries for government

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Fan is unskilled, uneducated and unhappy. He also frightens the Chinese government.

The 28-year-old was among the roughly 2,000 truck drivers who went on strike last week in Shanghai to complain about ever rising costs, the issue that China's leaders Read More »

Georgia’s deepwater ports welcome world’s largest roll-on/roll-off vessel

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) welcomed the largest RoRo (Roll-on / Roll-off) vessel ever to call Georgia's deepwater ports when the M/V Tønsberg, operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), docked at the Port of Brunswick's Colonel's Island Term Read More »

Vitran reports improved 2011 first quarter results

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Vitran Corporation Inc., a North American transportation and supply chain firm, announced financial results for the first quarter of 2011, the three-month period ended March 31, 2011 (all figures reported in $U.S.).

Vitran reported a 18.0% increase in Read More »

Con-way Inc. names Krull Executive VP, General Councel & Secretary

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced that Stephen K. Krull has been named executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Krull, 46, joins Con-way from Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning, where he most recently served as senior vice president, general counse Read More »

National Carriers chooses Blue Tree Systems

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Blue Tree USA, a provider of fleet management, reefer monitoring and trailer tracking solutions, announced that National Carriers Inc. has signed a contract to install the R:COM Fleet Management System on its entire fleet of tractors and refrigerated trai Read More »

ATA truck tonnage Index rose 1.7% in March

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February 2011. The latest gain put the SA index at 115.4 (2000=100) in March, which was Read More »

Arkansas Best posts wider Q1 loss on weak pricing

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Arkansas Best Corp posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, hurt by higher fuel costs amid a weak pricing environment, but the U.S. trucking company said its business was stabilizing with the upturn in the economy.

As the economy improves, shipper Read More »

NASSTRAC announces 2011 Member of the Year Awards

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC recently announced that Chris Norek, Ph.D. and founding Senior Partner with Chain Connectors, Inc., an Atlanta-based supply chain consulting boutique which focuses on training and education of both large enterprises and SMBs, has been named the 2 Read More »

ABF earns second consecutive National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

For the second consecutive year, ABF' has been named National LTL Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). The company was recognized during the NASSTRAC Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 17-20 Read More »

Russia metals exporters face rail constraints

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian metals firms seeking to increase exports to China and other Asian buyers face an uphill struggle as they grapple with infrastructure constraints on Soviet-era rail lines in Siberia and the Far East.

Russia's two main rail lines in the region, Read More »

CN reports Q1-2011 net income of C$668 million

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

CN reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, said: "Despite a very challenging winter, CN produced a solid first-quarter performance thanks to furthe Read More »

Ryder profit jumps in first quarter

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System Inc said its quarterly net profit doubled on improved commercial rentals and used vehicle sales.

The company said its first-quarter net profit amounted to $25.1 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with Read More »

South Korea FM sees end of tunnel for FTA with EU

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's foreign minister said the country's free trade deal with the European Union would be ratified, which will create one of the world's largest trading blocs free of import duties.

The Trade Ministry in Seoul had pulled a text of the deal fr Read More »