Vale gets 1st China-built mega iron ore carrier

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brazilian mining firm Vale SA has received its first Chinese-built mega bulk carrier, swelling what will be an unprecedented fleet linking the world's biggest iron ore producer with its biggest client, China.

The arrival of the 400,000-ton vessel, Val Read More »

Mitsui says has agreement for control of Portek

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said it had an agreement to acquire majority control of Singapore's Portek International said it had an agreement to acquire majority control of Singapore's after launching a S$221 million ($180 million) bid for the port Read More »

New Saudi shipyard to get TTS transfer system

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

TTS Handling Systems has recently agreed a contract with Zamil Offshore Services company in Dammam, Saudi Arabia for the design, associated engineering and supply of a transfer system for the newly planned shipyard in Dammam Port. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes Cosco Glory

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe welcomed the maiden call of the Cosco Glory, the newest and largest vessel in the Cosco fleet, on Sunday 10th July 2011.

The Cosco Glory and sister ship Cosco Pride were constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, measure 3 Read More »

ACP and SCPA forge ties

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which owns and operates the Port of Charleston, renewed their ties with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First signed in July 2003, the MOU, which is re Read More »

PD Ports sows seeds of success at Medina Wharf

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A grain storage co-operative, based at Medina Wharf on the Isle of Wight, has helped safeguard its future thanks to a new 20-year lease, signed with the port operator and logistics firm, PD Ports.

Isle of Wight Grain Storage Ltd, which handles 90% of Read More »

Governor Scott breaks ground on Eller Drive Project at the Port of Everglades

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Rick Scott, as part of his ongoing focus to improve Florida’s economy and create jobs, helped break ground for construction of the Eller Drive Overpass project at the entrance to Port Everglades. The $42.5 million project in Broward County is a c Read More »

FreightCenter.com receives two business awards

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

FreightCenter.com, a provider of freight shipping technology and logistics services, is recognized by two business organizations for growth and development. Both awards follow a string of recent announcements regarding business partnerships, product relea Read More »

Kerry Logistics wins contract with Marks & Spencer in Greater China

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics has been appointed by Marks & Spencer (M&S) as its logistics partner in Greater China. The contract incorporates logistics services across the supply chain for M&S, from suppliers' pick-up through to direct delivery to retail stores across Read More »

Dachser Taiwan joins global network following share buy out of joint venture partner

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Dachser Taiwan Inc. became a 100 percent subsidiary of Dachser Far East Ltd. on July 1st, 2011 following the completion of an incremental share acquisition during the last seven years.

Dachser originally established a 50:50 joint venture with Leader M Read More »

Hermes Fulfilment engages Kenco Logistic Services to provide Wolford with warehouse services

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Hermes Fulfilment, a 100% subsidiary of Germany's Otto Group, a globally operating retailer and retail services provider, has engaged American logistics services provider Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS) to provide warehouse services for the web store of Read More »

Caines appointed President, Kenco Logistic Services and Kenco Transportation Services

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries


Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive appointment of David Caines to President of Kenco Logistic Services, LLC (KLS) and Kenco Transportation Read More »

Kenco appoints Coakley Senior VP of Sales & Marketing

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive appointment of Sean Coakley to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Coakley will s Read More »

Menlo Worldwide Logistics expands warehouse, distribution capacity in Singapore

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it is expanding its presence in Singapore and breaking ground on a new, 400,000-square-foot warehousing and retail distribution management center on Sunview Way. Read More »

DB Schenker Logistics now has its own national company in Belarus

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Effective immediately, DB Schenker Logistics is represented in Belarus with its own national company. Previously, an office in Minsk had represented the Russian national company on the Belarusian market. Now, the new subsidiary in Belarus, with locations Read More »

Drax Power agrees new three year contract with DB Schenker Rail UK

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Drax Power, operator of the UK's largest power station, has awarded rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK a new three year contract to haul coal and limestone to the Drax Power Station in Yorkshire.

Under the new contract, DB Schenker Rail UK will Read More »

Flooded CP Rail line shut longer than expected

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. cautioned its customers that a flood-damaged line through North Dakota could be out of service for another week.

The line linking Western Canada with the U.S. Midwest has been closed since June 20, when the rain-swollen S Read More »

Transportation committee leaders roll out reauthorization proposal

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Transportation Committee leaders rolled out a new six-year transportation reauthorization proposal that streamlines and reforms federal programs, expedites the project approval process, maximizes leveraging of limited resources, provides flexibility for s Read More »

French train robbers revive Wild West tactics

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In a scene taken straight out of an American Wild West movie, masked men robbed a freight train in southern France after blocking the railway tracks with shopping carts and metal beams.

The daring attack on the northern outskirts of the southern Frenc Read More »

German railway goes ‘invisible’ fighting metal theft

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn is outfitting its rails with invisible codes to try to thwart theft from black-market dealers cashing in on high commodities prices, a spokesman said. Read More »