China Bohai Shipbuilding to soon deliver 1st mega dry bulk ship

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

China's Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry will soon deliver its first mega bulk carrier to Berge Bulk, local media reported, a move that could put further pressure on the weak shipping sector grappling with overcapacity and depressed freight rates.

Th Read More »

Charleston moves largest container ship

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Carolina welcomed the largest container ship to ever call the Port of Charleston when the MSC BRUXELLES docked at the Wando Welch Terminal recently.

The 109,000-ton ship is more than 1,100 feet long and 150 feet wide. It can carry the equivalen Read More »

Judge rules Long Beach Clean Truck Program settlement in violation of CA Environmental Law

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

"This Court decision is a victory for Long Beach residents. The ruling affirms concerns from clean air advocates that have long declared the Long Beach Portʼs backroom deal nothing short of caving in to industry polluters at the expense of residents Read More »

DP World buys controlling stake in two Suriname firms

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port operator DP World has bought controlling interest in two port services companies in Suriname, cashing in on an expected increase rise in trade volumes in the South American country, the company said in a statement.

DP World did not disclose the f Read More »

Paranagua port plans major expansion

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Paranagua port plans a $1.6 billion expansion that will increase its capacity by 55 percent, responding to growing demand for Brazilian foods and goods as No. 1 port Santos bursts at the seams.

Port officials declined to estimate how long it will take Read More »

SSA Marine’s Hemingway receives port’s top honor

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners presented the Port of Long Beach’s highest recognition, the Honorary Port Pilot Award, to Jon F. Hemingway, Chief Executive Officer of SSA Marine, in a ceremony Thursday, July 21. Read More »

Vale to invest $2.3 blllion in infrastructure

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian mining giant Vale will invest 3.5 billion reais (US$2.25 billion) to improve rail and port infrastructure over the next three years, according to local news reports.

A company spokeswoman confirmed the amount to Reuters, saying the company b Read More »

Rail, roads need upgrade as Paranagua port expands

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Authorities should improve road and rail links to Paranagua in southern Brazil as part of the expansion of the port, said Plinio Nastari, head of the Datagro sugar consultancy.

Paranagua port plans a $1.6 billion expansion that will increase its capac Read More »

Record export coal shipment sails from the Port of Mobile

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The largest export coal shipment handled at the Port of Mobile sailed recently from the Alabama State Port Authority's McDuffie Coal Terminal. A post-Panamax sized vessel was loaded with 129,016 short tons of export coal shattering the previously held yea Read More »

Hanjin has chosen Le Havre (France) to restart service to Japan

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hanjin strengthens its position with Asia
This new service - called Japan - Europe Network – will connect Le Havre with Tokyo, after several years without any service to Japan. It will also serve other destinations (Kobe, Singapore, Hong-Kon Read More »

SPS Commerce unveils next generation EDI Adapter for Sage ERP Accpac

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

SPS Commerce, a leading provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions, today unveiled the latest version of its SPS Adapter for use with Sage ERP Accpac. Organizations using Sage ERP Accpac can use the adapter to electronically share order, ship Read More »

Aramex Q2 profit, revenue higher

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Dubai logistics firm Aramex posted a 3 percent rise in second-quarter net profit, as its core Gulf markets performed well amid political turmoil and higher fuel prices.

The firm, which competes with global giants such as Fedex and DHL , reported a qua Read More »

US judge orders arraignment of Kuwait firm Agility

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

A U.S. district judge ordered the arraignment of Agility in the latest step of the prosecution of the Kuwaiti logistics company over charges that it defrauded the U.S. Army in multibillion-dollar contracts.

The order by Judge Thomas Thrash, came on th Read More »

Matson rebrands logistics units as Matson Logistics

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Matson has announced that it is rebranding its three logistics units under the new name, Matson Logistics. Combining the suite of services offered by the three entities, Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America, into one brand will b Read More »

New Echo Global Logistics mobile app puts supply chain visibility at your fingertips

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Echo Global Logistics, Inc.,a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, today announced the launch of EchoTrak Mobile, the company's first-ever free mobile app. EchoTrak

Mobile allows supply chain mana Read More »

Pilot Freight Services reports boost in revenue for second quarter

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Pilot Freight Services reported revenue of $112.5 million for the second quarter, ending June 30, 2011, up 18.5 percent over the same period in 2010. This double digit growth marks the sixth consecutive quarter in which the company has seen skyrocketing r Read More »

US court denies key petition by Kuwait’s Agility

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

A U.S. appeals court denied a petition by Agility in a legal setback for the Kuwaiti logistics firm that faces prosecution on charges it defrauded the U.S. Army in multibillion-dollar contracts.

Agility was the largest supplier to the U.S. Army in the Read More »

Kuehne + Nagel Group expanses in Brazil

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kuehne + Nagel announced that it has entered into an agreement to take over the shares of Grupo Eichenberg, Porto Alegre, Brazil. This strategic acquisition will enable Kuehne + Nagel to provide integrated door-to-door logistics solutions and to speed up Read More »

Landstar results top estimates

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Freight transportation and logistics company Landstar System Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, sending shares up more than 6 percent to their highest level in nearly three years.

The company said strong pricing and an improving freig Read More »

Fixing the transportation infrastructure: A simple public works project

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Intermodal

There has never been a greater degree of conversation and talk over our nation's transportation problems than exists today. Ideas range from the rational to the irrational as ideas flow from the left and right. But to date, no comprehensive plan has been Read More »