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Indonesia Tanjung Priok port access hit by road collapse

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

One of the main access roads to Indonesia's biggest port, Tanjung Priok in north Jakarta, collapsed, but so far there has been no impact on loading or unloading goods, a port spokesman said.

A section about 100 metres long in the concrete roa Read More »

Konecranes receives important port crane orders from India

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In August 2010 Konecranes received two important orders for port cranes from the Indian terminal operator Visakha Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (VCTPL). The orders include four RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes and two STS (ship-to-shore) cranes. The RTGs w Read More »

Port of Long Beach posts best cargo numbers in nearly three years

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The monthly container cargo count at the Port of Long Beach reached its highest levels in nearly three years to 611,002 twenty-foot equivalent container units moved in the month of August, a 23.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year. Read More »

China’s Ningbo Port prices IPO at top of range

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ningbo Port priced its Shanghai IPO shares at the top of an indicative range on Wednesday, raising 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion), after the Chinese port operator slashed the size of its float by a fifth to whet investor appetite in a wobbly stock market Read More »

CN, DP World sign comprehensive Service-Level Agreement

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN and DP World, operators of the Centerm Terminal in Vancouver, announced the signing of a comprehensive Service-Level Agreement designed to further enhance the competitiveness of Canada's Pacific Gateway and improve services for customers. The agreement Read More »

Brazil transport woes pose challenge for next leader

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With abundant sunshine and two harvests per year, Brazilian farmers have huge advantages in exporting to global markets. Read More »

APM Terminals Nigeria implements APS Technology Automated Gate System

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced APM Terminals is implementing the APS Automated Gate System at its Apapa, Nige Read More »

CN, Prince Rupert Port Authority and Maher Terminals sign Level of Service Agreement

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN, the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) and Maher Terminals Holding Corp. have announced a Level of Service Agreement to promote and better measure improvements in port performance and to enhance Prince Rupert's role as a preferred gateway on the west Read More »

ACS Partners with Vigillo to provide trucking fleets with expanded data to meet Federal safety…

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

ACS Partners with Vigillo to provide trucking fleets with expanded data to meet Federal safety and compliance requirements
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, announced it will expand its capabilities to provide safety Read More »

RailAmerica August carloads up 4%

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc reported a 4 percent rise in August freight carloads helped by an increase in metallic ores, metals, non-metallic mineral and chemicals shipments. Read More »

U.S. railcar usage points to recovery

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

The queues of unused railroad cars in sidings in Montana in the United States have shrunk dramatically in the last year in a sign that economic recovery is taking hold, investment guru Ralph Acampora said. Read More »

TransCore’s North American Freight Index reports highest August spot market truck freight since 2005

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index achieves highest level for the month of August since 2005. Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009. Year-over-year comparisons are expected to be progressively less dramatic Read More »

UPS makes waves with new preferred LCL ocean freight service

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

UPS has launched a new ocean freight service that provides up to 20 percent faster door-to-door delivery than other less-than-container-load (LCL) services on the market.

UPS's Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service combines the strength of UPS' Read More »

US senator says time to reform freight rail

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Freight railroads use their market power to overcharge certain shippers, and new legislation or regulation is necessary to ensure fair pricing, a U.S. Senate committee chairman said.

"Things are going to have to change, and change big time," Read More »

‘New thinking, new resolve, and new optimism’ characterize official opening of Norfolk Southern’s…

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor, one of the most extensive railroad engineering projects in modern times and a template for public-private partnerships that strengthen the nation's transportation infrastructure ' officially opened for business today Read More »

Russia’s Putin pledges state support for Deere

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has pledged state support for Deere & Co , the world's largest farm equipment maker, if it makes spare parts in Russia. Read More »

USTR files steel, credit card cases versus China

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Trade Representative's office said it has filed two new cases against China at the World Trade Organization for alleged violations of global trade rules, adding to U.S.-China tensions over economic and foreign policy issues.

One case Read More »

Railway tsar says Russian trade shifts to Asia

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Russian trade is rapidly shifting to booming Asia from troubled Europe, the head of the railroad monopoly Russian Railways said, challenging European leaders to adapt to change.

Vladimir Yakunin, a long-time friend of Prime Minister Vladimir Read More »

Scania sees Brazil 2011 truck sales ‘slightly up’

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian truck market sales will probably be "slightly up" next year, reflecting a strong base of comparison after a bullish performance this year, the head of the Brazilian unit of Swedish truck maker Scania AB said. Read More »

Trade helped developing countries cut poverty

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

The global trading system has helped developing countries fight poverty by preventing the rise of protectionism in the financial crisis, the head of the World Trade Organization said. Read More »

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