US trade deals face first hurdles in Congress

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

Long-delayed U.S. trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama faced their first hurdles in Congress, setting the stage for possible final votes in coming weeks.

Key committees in the both the Senate and the House of Representatives will consider Read More »

China to reform rare earth exports after WTO

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

China will reform its export of rare earths based in part on World Trade Organization rules, state media reported, a day after the global trade governing body ruled against its curbs on exports.

The Ministry of Commerce will study and take steps forwa Read More »

Azeri cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Air Cargo

An Azeri cargo plane chartered by foreign troops in Afghanistan crashed north of Kabul early, killing all nine crew members on board, officials said.

"On July 6, at 0010 Kabul time, an Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Silk Way Airlines and heading from Read More »

Cargoitalia wins Africa West feeder contract

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lome (Togo)-based Africa West Cargo has awarded Cargoitalia, the Italian all-cargo flag carrier, with a weekly ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) program to provide a European link to its network via its main hub. The contract begins immedia Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the first half of 2011

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage figures for June, the second quarter and the first half of 2011.

A total of 220,726 tons were handled in June, down 10.3% year-on-year. Tonnage throughput for the second quarter and fo Read More »

CMA CGM Group offers new railroad shuttle 
between Zeebrugge and Duisburg

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced the reinforcement of its intermodal offer with the introduction of a railroad service, connecting Zeebrugge's port and Duisburg's tri-modal hub, which started mid-June.

This fifth shuttle, the only one on the market, co Read More »

Maersk Group has joined the World Ocean Council to support global leadership and collaboration…

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Through its signatory to the World Ocean Council, Maersk supports the efforts to promote sustainable development and stewardship through collaboration across private sector industries.

The World Ocean Council is the only international organization bri Read More »

Hamburg S’d's Santa Rita is christened in Sepetiba

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

On July 6, 2011, as part of a customer event, Hamburg S'd christened the container ship 'Santa Rita' in Sepetiba (Brazil). Sponsor of the 'Santa Rita' was Hayfa Konrad, wife of Joachim A Konrad, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg S'd. Read More »

Vale new giant ships to be built in China and Korea

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brazilian mining giant Vale will have China and South Korea build its new giant bulk carriers as domestic Brazilian shipyards do not have capacity to take the order, Vale chief financial officer said.

"So far we have booked 19 Valemaxes," Guilherme Ca Read More »

China’s Dalian port expands to take Valemaxes

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

China Transport Construction Group has completed work to expand Dalian's port capacity, making it possible for ships as big as Brazilian miner Vale's giant bulk carriers to access a key port in top iron ore importer, China. "(China Transport Construction Read More »

Albacor Shipping, USA moves heavy transformer from Savannah to Miami

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping USA, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, through their office in Banning, CA handled the shipment of 1 Transformer 485000 Lbs / 33 ' x 12'4 x 14'8 from Savannah Port to Miami, Florida. Read More »

Port of Oakland adopts 2011-2012 budget

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners just adopted a 2011-2012 fiscal year (FY) operating budget of $296.6 million. This is a 1.8% increase over anticipated FY2011 actuals and a 5% increase over the current FY 2011 budget, which was focused on stabilizi Read More »

Nautilius acquires Suderman

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nautilus International Holding Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of Suderman Contracting Stevedores, Inc. and Suderman Terminals, Inc.

The Suderman companies serve a diverse array of cargo and cruise sectors, including dry bulk, project Read More »

Viterra assumes full operation of the Montreal Port Authority’s grain terminal

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc. and the Montreal Port Authority has announced that Viterra has commenced operation of the Grain Terminal previously managed by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). This follows the April 21, 2011 announcement by Viterra and the Montreal Port Au Read More »

Red Arrow Logistics joins US EPA SmartWay’ Transport Partnership

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Red Arrow Logistics, a logistics and transportation company serving fast growing, complex and high value supply chains, today announced that it joined the SmartWay' Transport Partnership, a innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Ag Read More »

APL Logistics expands footprint in Middle East

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Global supply chain leader APL Logistics said it has extended its Middle East footprint following two agency appointments in the region:

  • Iraq Transcontinental Shipping Co. in Iraq;
  • Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping Co. W.L.L. in Kuwait Read More »

DB Schenker Logistics now also directly in Iceland

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

DB Schenker Logistics has opened up its own business in Iceland effective June 1, 2011. Before, the customers relied on the service of a partner. All business is now handled by the new local office in Reykjavik. The new Iceland subsidiary is now represent Read More »

Volume of cars moved by rail freight increases by 15%

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail UK has moved 15% more cars by rail for STVA, the specialist car logistics provider, during the first quarter of 2011 than it did during the same period in 2010.

The increase is in line with the world wide recovery in automotive market Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces executive appointment

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced the promotion of Greg C. Gantt to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 30, 2011. Mr. Gantt joined Old Dominion in 1994 and had served as Senior Vice President of Oper Read More »

IPL names DB Schenker Rail as Most Sustainable Transporter

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

International Produce Limited (IPL), a logistics supplier to WALMART responsible for supplying the supermarket chain ASDA with fresh fruit and vegetables, has named DB Schenker Rail UK as their Most Sustainable Transporter.

DB Schenker Rail UK won the Read More »