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In “no case” has the Jones Act hindered the Gulf clean-up effort

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

There has been “no case” where the federal government has refused use of foreign vessels in the Gulf oil spill clean-up because of the Jones Act, according to a statement released by the National Incident Command (NIC).

Some have criticized t Read More »

GPA awarded $2.72 million grant to repower RTG cranes

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant in conjunction with the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $2.72 million award will rep Read More »

Ceres Terminal Inc. appoints Whidden as Senior VP of Canada Operations, Cerescorp

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Thomas J. Simmers, President and CEO of Ceres Terminals Incorporated and Cerescorp Company, announced the appointment of Mr. Calvin Whidden as Senior Vice President, Cerescorp Company, effective July 1. In his new role, Mr. Whidden will be responsible fo Read More »

APM Terminals sees 2010 container port volume growth

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, the port operating arm of Danish shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, sees global container port volumes growing again in 2010 after a steep drop in 2009.

"I would expect a 5 to 10 percent annual growth in volumes Read More »

Port Corpus Christi creates a Communications Department

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi has reinvented itself in the last 10 years. As the Port continues its role as the economic engine of the Coastal Bend and become a more diverse gateway to the world, the restructure of the marketing and communications efforts is param Read More »

Port Manatee’s second container crane arrives

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s second mobile harbor container crane arrived today from Gottwald Port Technology’s factory in Germany.

The 420-ton crane arrived onboard the M/V Beluga Endeavor and is being discharged today and assembled onsite by its sister c Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines expands in Savannah

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces an expansion of its Savannah Service Center.

The addition of 20 freight doors, boosting the total to 58, improves Southe Read More »

IICL extends alternative flooring project for second year

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

IICL President Steven R. Blust announced that The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) has extended its alternative flooring project for a second year. A 400 container trial fleet was recently built for the purpose of evaluating two unique Read More »

Labelmaster’s “no texting” labels contain important safety message for vehicle operators

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Labelmaster, a U.S.-based manufacturer of safety and regulatory compliance products, has a series of labels designed to be prominently displayed on the visor, dashboard or windshield of motor vehicles to remind all drivers of the dangers of texting while Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.6% in May

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.6 percent in May, which was the first month-to-month drop since February of this year. This followed an upwardly revised 1 percent increase in Ap Read More »

CP Rail says Canada traffic delayed by floods

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is rerouting freight traffic, some via other carriers, after flooding on the Canadian Prairies damaged its transcontinental line, a spokesman said. Read More »

Railinc President West named to Teradata Board of Advisors

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced that E. Allen West, president and CEO, has been named to the Teradata Travel and Transportation Board of Advisors. Railinc is the North American freight rail industry's leading resource for rail data, IT and information services. T Read More »

LCH.Clearnet to clear ship container derivatives

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

LCH.Clearnet said it will start clearing over-the-counter (OTC) container freight derivatives contracts from June 28, in a move that will boost liquidity in the nascent market.

LCH.Clearnet, Europe's largest independent clearing house, will b Read More »

Li&Fung says China low-cost era over

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Consumer goods exporter Li & Fung Ltd said the low-cost era in China was likely over but it anticipated no radical change in sourcing in the country, adding that it aimed to switch its sourcing focus to the interior from coastal areas.

Speaki Read More »

Mexico stands to gain from stronger yuan

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico, which competes directly with China to sell electronics and autoparts to the United States, looks like a clear winner in the Asian giant's plan to strengthen its currency. Read More »

Farm trade safeguard would have limited impact

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

A controversial plan to allow developing countries to raise tariffs temporarily to cope with a destabilising flood of food imports or drop in food prices would actually have little impact on trade flows, a new study shows. Read More »

Ford Motor to invest $450 mlllion in new Thai plant

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co announced a $450 million investment in Thailand to build a new manufacturing plant, with the bulk of the output destined for export markets as part of its expansion in Asia Pacific. Read More »

US says China blocking stuck Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization's long-running Doha round is stuck and a deal is impossible until China and other big emerging economies join real negotiations to open their markets, a top U.S. trade official said.

The unusually outspoken commen Read More »

Yuan move to aid some Canadian fertilizer, forest firms

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

As the market debates the benefits of the flexible yuan on commodity prices, a few Canadian firms that have a large part of their operations in China are likely to reap rewards from the currency move. Read More »

Big Thai trade surplus as May exports jump

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Thailand had its biggest trade surplus in almost two years in May as exports jumped 42 percent from a year before, more than the 34 percent forecast. Read More »

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