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Premium Article  SOS Global Express

George Lauriat | July 25, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Whether a Super Bowl, a major Hollywood productions or newscasters following the President, it’s someone’s job to provide the logistics for the equipment. And chances are SOS Global is there.

Steve O’Connell, owner/founder of the New B Read More »

Premium Article  WCAPN annual conference highlights challenges in the project cargo arena

George Lauriat | July 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

The challenges in the project cargo marketplace are unique and provide a basis for industry wide camaraderie that stretches over many countries and regions. Because of the very special demands of project cargo, perhaps no sector in all of transportation l Read More »

Premium Article  Heavy lift/project cargo subject to same economic pressures as containerized freight

Karen Thuermer | July 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

While requirements for shipping heavy lift and project cargo may be world’s apart from the handling of containers, the way the shipping industry is shaping up these days seems to imply there is little difference.

- By Karen E. Thuermer, Read More »

Premium Article  North Carolina ports remain on tract for growth

Karen Thuermer | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Typical of today’s economy, tonnage figures coming from the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) show a mixed bag of both positive and negative news. On the positive end are figures for Fiscal Year 2010 ending June 30 that show container volumes, Read More »

Premium Article  Excell Home Fashions supply strategy plays well for Port of Wilmington

Karen Thuermer | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

North Carolina has long been associated with home furnishings. While much of the production moved offshore years ago, the Tar Heel state still is grand central for many of the imports coming from overseas.

Take Excell Home Fashions, for exam Read More »

Premium Article  Container handling down; container handlers up

Peter Buxbaum | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Manufacturers improve products during down time

Not surprisingly, the global recession which depressed the numbers of containers being shipped in international trade, has also had a negative effect on the businesses of port equipment m Read More »

First phase of Napoleon Ave Container Terminal Stage ‘C’ approved by Board

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans last week approved a demolition contract to begin a project aimed at improving efficiencies and adding container storage space to the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.

The Board awarded Read More »

Transportation Consultants Inc. to expand at Port of New Orleans

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Transportation Consultants Inc., or TCI, Founder and CEO Jack Jensen, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange, and Entergy New Orleans President and CEO Charles Rice to announce TCI wi Read More »

Port of Halifax responds to end of Montreal labor lockout

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

During the labour lockout at the Port of Montreal this week, the Port of Halifax handled five diverted containerized cargo vessels.

“The Port community and many members of the supply chain worked together quickly to accommodate additional car Read More »

Russian stevedore expands with an order for Kalmar RTGs and terminal tractors

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has been awarded a contract from Baltic Stevedoring Company (BSC) for six Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and 10 Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors. The order for new equipment will improve the terminal operator's handling capacity at Read More »

Oil imports at Dalian choked as China fights slick

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Oil imports were still blocked at the major Chinese port of Dalian following a fire and oil slick, while authorities recruited an additional 500 fishing boats to help with the clean-up

Refinery operations have been disrupted and cargoe Read More »

Brazil’s Santos port resumes sugar loading

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The skies have cleared over Brazil's main port of Santos, allowing ships to resume bulk sugar loading after wet weather interrupted the flow of the sweetener most of last week, shipping agents said.

Rains continue to plague Brazil's No. 2 sug Read More »

Cargotec Q2 profit and orders surge on Asia demand

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Finnish cargo-handling equipment maker Cargotec beat all forecasts with a jump in second-quarter operating profit and order intake, boosted by Asian demand.

Cargotec said demand for handling equipment such as loader cranes and forklift trucks Read More »

Lock-out prompts vessel diversions from Montreal to Halifax

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As this issue of AJOT was going to press, commercial operations at the Port of Montreal had come to a virtual stand-still due to a maritime employer lock-out of 850 dockers that began on Monday, July 19.

The first such labour conflict Read More »

Bangladesh port handles record tonnage in 2009-10

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo handling at Bangladesh's main Chittagong port rose 21.39 percent to a record 37 million tons in the fiscal year that ended June, officials said.

The facility handled 30.48 million tonnes in the previous fiscal year, the Chittagong Port Read More »

CN reports bigger profit, revises 2010 forecast

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway reported a 38 percent jump in quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast based on its strong results over the last six months and expectation that the economy will continue to recover.

CN, Canada's biggest ra Read More »

India may miss key infrastructure targets

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Bureaucratic hurdles may cause India's government to miss 2012 investment targets in key sectors such as roads, railways and ports, potentially crimping economic growth, an adviser to the planning commission said.

Slow progress to overhaul In Read More »

Arkansas Best cautious on recovery

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. trucking company Arkansas Best Corp posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss, but said it remains cautious on the economic recovery in the second half of the year.

"Economic recovery appears to be tenuous and there's uncertainty ab Read More »

Union Pacific posts record results

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp, the No. 1 U.S. railroad, reported record quarterl, topping Wall Street expectations, as business volumes and freight revenue surged amid an improving economy.

Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young said the pace of the economic Read More »

US freight companies post strong results as pricing improves

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. freight companies reported higher second-quarter profits and said pricing was improving steadily, indicating strong growth for the rest of the year.

They also plan to add capacity in the second half of 2010 as the freight market thaws af Read More »

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