FESCO offers twice monthly calls with only direct all water service from the Puget Sound to the Russ

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

FESCO Russian Pacific Line, a FESCO Transport Group Company, the number one logistics provider to Russia, announced today that it is adding Tacoma as port of call and introducing a fortnightly service to Vladivostok and all points in the Russian Far East Read More »

CaroTrans announces direct Shanghai to Boston LCL service

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, announces today a new direct, all water LCL (less than container load) import service from Shanghai to Boston. The first sailing of this weekly servic Read More »

Rickmers-Linie puts Bilbao on its list of regular calls

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the German liner specialist for project cargoes and heavy lifts, will be making regular monthly calls at the Port of Bilbao in Northern Spain. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie selected for delivery of Airbus fuselage sections to France

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems as its partner for the transportation of fuselage sections for Airbus from Morehead City, North Carolina (NC), to Montoir (Port of Read More »

Rand Logistics announces acquisition of Canadian flagged dry bulk vessel

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rand Logistics, Inc. has announced that Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., Rand's Canadian operating subsidiary, completed the previously announced acquisition of a U.S. flagged bulk carrier on October 14, 2011, pursuant to the terms of an Asset Purchase Agreement, Read More »

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana has named Scott Stewart as port director for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. A native of nearby New Albany, Ind., Stewart spent 24 years in positions of increasing responsibility with the Procter & Gamble Company before retiring i Read More »

Port Manatee’s berth 12 certified

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Following years of planning and construction, Port Manatee’s nearly 1,600-foot-long Berth 12 received its first ship three days ahead of its scheduled dedication Oct. 20th. Read More »

Port extends public review of proposed terminal

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has extended the public review period on a draft environmental study of Pier S, a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping facility on Terminal Island. The Port will accept written comments until Decem Read More »

Port Corpus Christi and Tianjin Port (Group) signed a memorandum of understanding

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi and the Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding. The Tianjin Port Authority hosted a delegation of the Port of Corpus Christi, led by City of Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame, for the official sign Read More »

New liner services reinforce container traffic between Hamburg and Russia

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Starting in November 2011, two new feeder line services will be scheduled for regular sailings between the Port of Hamburg and Russia. The shipping company Team Lines will be using the RUS 2 Service in the Hamburg – St. Petersburg – Hamburg – Bremerhaven Read More »

Investors mull 2nd coal terminal at Ust-Luga port

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of the Russian Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga said a number of investors were considering the construction of a second coal terminal with an annual capacity of up to 10 million tons. Read More »

Intelligent cranes on the move

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

To ensure that cranes used in demanding industrial processes are up and running at all times, Konecranes has recently launched an innovative remote services product family named Truconnect. The first two products in this family are the Truview data report Read More »

DP World says volumes to grow over 7% in 2012

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, warned of tough conditions for its customers in 2012, but said it would achieve throughput growth of more than 7 percent next year. Read More »

Congress Lee helps the Port of Oakland reach funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor dee

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Congresswoman Barbara Lee helped the Port of Oakland reach a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance. Deeper vessel channels mean that the Port can remain globally competitive, support job retention and growth, Read More »

China to expand key port on North Korea border

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China will invest 45 billion yuan ($7.1 billion) over the next five years to expand Dandong port, a key trade link to isolated North Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported. Read More »

Charleston breakbulk volume surges with $23-million investment

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With a $23-million improvement project at its Columbus Street Terminal completed, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is enjoying a surge in non-container cargo at the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Binational study shows Great Lakes shipping generates 227,000 jobs

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Great Lakes maritime industry today released the results of a year-long study of the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system. The study was commissioned by members of the marine shipping industry, in partnershi Read More »

1,500 new port-related jobs and $295 million in investment created at the GPA

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz gathered recently for a panel discussion at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s third annual State of the Port event in Atlanta. The three leaders Read More »

USA Truck snubs Celadon on merger talks

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

USA Truck Inc refused to meet with larger rival Celadon Group to discuss a possible merger even as it reported a quarterly loss and announced a host of restructuring actions. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines receives DuPont sourcing & logistics award for outstanding service

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has received an Outstanding Service Award from DuPont that is based on a number of service quality measurements. The award was presented at the Read More »