Changes to Safmarine’s Prime 2 (Icon) service


AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Regional shipping line Safmarine has announced changes to rationalize its Prime 2 service - which connects the South and East of the Indian Subcontinent with North Europe - into that of the A.P Moller-Maersk Group's Asia'Europe network, effective early Fe Read More »

CMA CGM stops exporting from Iran

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM stopped export shipments from Iran in July and has been scanning all containers bound for the Islamic Republic since September, the French company said. Read More »

Horizon Lines reaches settlement with opt outs in Puerto Rico antitrust litigation

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with all of the remaining significant shippers who opted out of the Puerto Rico direct purchaser antitrust class action settlement. Read More »

Maritime Administration releases new designs for shipping vessels on America’s marine highways

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The U.S. Maritime Administration today released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America's Marine Highways. Production of these efficient, environmentally-friendly vessels could bolster the domestic shipbuil Read More »

MSC and CMA CGM sign major partnership agreement

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The world's second and third-largest container shipping companies have announced the signature of a major agreement. The two family-owned companies, the Swiss-Italian MSC and France's CMA CGM, today agreed to form a broad-based operating partnership spann Read More »

New era begins at NOL: largest ship christened, second to follow


AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

With a splash of champagne on steel, NOL Group welcomed the future of global trade here today. The Singapore-based shipping and logistics giant christened the 350-meter APL Chongqing and prepared to launch a sister ship ' the APL Gwangyang -- tomorrow. Read More »

Safmarine wins Ford awards for service excellence

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Regional shipping line Safmarine was proud to receive three prestigious awards at Ford Motor Company of South Africa's (FMCSA) Customer Services Operations Division Award ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 24, 2011. Read More »

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 »