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Last decade exhibited a number of important trends air freight

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | International Trade

The end of a decade invariably brings pundits and other assorted experts out of the woodwork to pontificate on the changes which occurred during the previous ten year period. The $100 billion air freight industry is no exception. A wide variety of indust Read More »

Premium Article  Canada: tomorrow’s energy superpower

Leo Quigley | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | International Trade

During his inaugural trip to Asia in early December Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, told a business audience in Shanghai that Canada is an emerging energy superpower. Canada, he said, can provide the stable sources of energy China will need for f Read More »

Premium Article  Air and sea package wins Red Sea oil rig logistics contract

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

A complete air and sea supply chain solution has been successful in winning the logistics contract for a new $US50 million offshore oil drilling campaign in the Sudanese Red Sea.

Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Darka for Trading and Read More »

Premium Article  New Flame wreck removal a success in Gibraltar

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The view at Gibraltar's Europa Point looks much different these days. This month TITAN Salvage successfully completed removal of the New Flame and has delivered more than 50,000 tons of scrap cargo and wreckage for recycling. Read More »

Premium Article  Slow return of project activity anticipated for Houston area

Paul Scott Abbott | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Houston area remains the hub for U.S. project cargo moves, but it could be a year or more before such activity rebounds to the level it had enjoyed prior to the present economic downturn.

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Premium Article  Indian trucks soon to be Georgia-bound

Karen Thuermer | January 24, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Just as Ann Durham, president, Global Vehicles U.S.A., Inc., brings the right mix of business acumen, industry experience and people skills to lead her company in the introduction of India’s Mahindra trucks to the American public, the Georgia Port Authori Read More »

Premium Article  ThyssenKrupp looks to the future

Peter Buxbaum | January 24, 2010 | International Trade

Undeterred by depressed steel market, German company continues $4 billion North American investment

Shipments of breakbulk steel by U.S. steel mills have plummeted since the global recession hit the industry in the fourth quarter of 2 Read More »

Premium Article  Wind power lifts hopes of project cargo at northern ports in West

Martin Rushmere | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wind power is lifting the hopes of project cargo at ports from Northern California to Washington, with expectations of a steady pick up in 2010, along with breakbulk, following a dismal 2009.

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Premium Article  Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift in the future

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo | Breakbulk & Projects

Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next decade. Read More »

Premium Article  The Beluga P-Series – new forces in the super heavy lift sector

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

MV “Beluga Houston” delivered as first of 16 state of the art carriers

The very first Beluga multipurpose project carrier of the latest generation proved her capabilities by the transport of several large reactors during her maiden voy Read More »

Premium Article  Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc.

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc. transported three transformers  weighing each 850,000 lbs (385 metric tonnes) 37’4 L x 13’ 2 W x 18’6 H. to the Marissa, ILL Prairie States Generating Station. Loaded by heavy lift ship to barge, barged from the Port of New Orl Read More »

Premium Article  Fesco Logistics carries 100-ton Roadheader 
for construction of the 2014 Olympics…

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Fesco Logistics, a provider of worldwide logistics services and a division of Fesco North America, delivered a 100-ton roadheader to Novorossiysk, Russia for transshipment to Sochi, Russia for construction of the site of the 2014 winter Olympics.
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Premium Article  GPA offers break bulk advantages

Karen Thuermer | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The break bulk business is rapidly changing with some commodities like agri-products now being moved more frequently in containers. Officials at the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) are keeping a watchful eye on this business, as well as identifying other br Read More »

Premium Article  Georgia Ports is head of the funnel with no empty miles

Karen Thuermer | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority is readying itself for the future, despite the fact that seaports everywhere have been faced with diminished cargo volumes and less traffic due to the worldwide economic downturn.

“We are doing well compared to other p Read More »

Premium Article  Bromma wins new North America order

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The world’s leading crane spreader company, Stockholm (Sweden) based Bromma, has been awarded a major new contract from Georgia Port Authority for 25 RTG yard crane spreaders, with delivery set for mid-2010. Earlier in 2009 Bromma won a new order for 4 ST Read More »

Premium Article  Mercedes-Benz USA opens vehicle processing center at the Port of Brunswick

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Brunswick’s newest vehicle processing center for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) opened its doors with the arrival of more than 1,600 Mercedes-Benz autos. This shipment marks the first delivery of import Mercedes-Benz autos to Brunswick’s Colonel’s Read More »

Premium Article  Intermarine Assigns Miller to WCIE Service

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | People | Appointments | Transport Intermediaries

Justin Miller has been assigned to the position of Commercial Coordinator for the West Coast Industrial Express (WCIE) joint service operated by Industrial Maritime Carriers and Associated Transport Line. Justin graduated from the State University of New Read More »

Premium Article  Project work in the Caribbean

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Caribbean has its own unique project cargo business. The business can include building a resort or shipping oversized “not in trailer” machinery. The one Caribbean constant is everything is destined for an island where mistakes can add up to long and Read More »

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes year in review

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a highly volatile business environment, Liebherr’s Mobile Harbour Crane Division delivered satisfactory operational performance. In 2009, deliveries amounted to 74 Mobile Harbour Cranes and thus were 27% below those of the previous year’s period. In co Read More »

Port joins Haiti relief efforts

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Commissioner Wayne Richards is taking a leading role in Palm Beach County’s response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. At a mobilization meeting of community leaders on Friday, Richards described a two prong approach. First, Missionary Flights Read More »

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