Globe Air Cargo wins SAS Cargo contract in Germany

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

SAS Cargo has awarded an exclusive cargo general sales agency contract in Germany to Globe Air cargo.

In total, SAS Group operates some 270 flights a week ex Germany, including its Spanair and Blue 1 operations. Flights operate from Munich, Stuttgart, Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo reports cargo volume up over first nine months

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

At the end of the third quarter, Lufthansa Cargo has posted a significant increase in the volume of freight and mail transported. From January to September the cargo carrier boosted tonnage by 8.4 per cent year-on-year.

Capacity was raised substantial Read More »

Mitsui, Nippon Express partner for logistics

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

Japan's Mitsui & Co and Nippon Express Co have agreed to form a partnership in international logistics to tap demand for moving goods in Asia, the Nikkei business daily said.

The companies plan to provide a wide array of logistical services by leverag Read More »

SWISS with more flights and freight
 for first three quarters of 2011


AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

In the first nine months of the current year SWISS carried 11,564,481 passengers, an increase of 9.5 per over the same period one year ago (2010: 10,562,126). While the number of flights operated rose by 6.8 per cent to 112,915 (2010: 105,757), load facto Read More »

TIACA wants ‘groundswell of opposition’ to increase pressure on EU after recommendation by…

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

TIACA wants 'groundswell of opposition' to increase pressure on EU after recommendation by Advocate General that inclusion of aviation in emissions trade scheme is lawful

TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association, is calling for other asso Read More »

Hamburg S’d christening of the Santa Rosa in Buenos Aires

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Recently, the container ship 'Santa Rosa' of the shipping company Hamburg S'd was christened in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in the presence of 250 customers and guests from politics and business. The sponsor of the 'Santa Rosa' was Sabine Vespermann, wife of Read More »

Maersk Line, Limited and Apex Offshore Wind Energy partner to bring offshore wind energy to…

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Apex Offshore Wind, LLC and Maersk Line, Limited have announced that they have established a working relationship to support the development, financing and construction of utility-scale offshore wind energy facilities in North America. Read More »

CMA CGM has no plans to purchase vessels

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Responding to information circulating recently, CMA CGM Group states that it has no short term plans to either purchase or long-term charter-in any vessels.

The Group has a modern fleet of 408 ships, of which 92 are owned, that enable it to meet the c Read More »

New Zealand charges captain of stricken ship as cracks appear

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The captain of a stricken container ship wedged on a reef off a New Zealand holiday spot appeared in court as fear grew the vessel may break up spewing more fuel-oil on to beaches in the country's worst environmental disaster in decades.

The 47,230-to Read More »

APL tests supply chain security with help of FBI and others

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

APL and law enforcement officials including the FBI successfully tested anti-terrorism capabilities at the shipping line's Seattle, Washington marine terminal. It was the seventh full-scale security exercise conducted by the global container carrier in t Read More »

WTSA US-ASIA container freight rate increases reaffirmed

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container lines have completed their sector-by-sector assessment of freight rates from the U.S. to Asia, and have confirmed their intent to implement guidelines calling for increases aimed at recovering costs and restoring rates for key movin Read More »

Introducing the BBC Chartering Project Division

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Leading German multipurpose & heavy lift operator BBC Chartering announces the establishment of a global project division aiming at the exclusive delivery of high profile heavy lift project tenders. Earlier this year the company reported about its extensi Read More »

Somali pirates free Greek-owned cargo ship

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Somali pirates have freed a Greek-owned bulk carrier held off the Horn of Africa coast for seven months after a multi-million dollar ransom was air-dropped to secure its release, a pirate source and local maritime expert said. Read More »

Law firm sees more bankruptcies in store for freight

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

At least four U.S.-listed shipping companies are likely to face restructuring or declare bankruptcy over the next 12 months as the long downturn in the freight market forces further consolidation, an industry executive told Reuters. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway workers give strike notice

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a shipping route connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, gave management notice that they could go on strike. Read More »

Malcolm Rail launches new Teesport-Scotland service

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Malcolm Rail has launched a new rail service between PD Ports’ Teesport facility and Scotland. Read More »

Kenya bets on Lamu port despite worries

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's ambitions to build a world-class port in its southern Lamu region would have a big payoff but also inflict irrevocable damage on the area's image as a tourist paradise and on the livelihoods of its fishermen. Read More »

DP World eyes 2013 launch for London Gateway container port

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai-based ports operator DP World expects its new London Gateway deep-sea container port to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2013, it said, with spending on the project set to continue apace despite the economic gloom. Read More »

Cargotec to partner with DP World in port automation project for London Gateway

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has been chosen as the preferred partner to supply 40 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes with related technology and 28 Kalmar shuttle carriers to DP World's deepsea container port London Gateway. Cargotec and DP World have signed a cooperation agr Read More »

Cargo traffic at Varna port hits all-time high in September

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The cargo turnover at Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna hit a new all-time high in September, reaching 1.065 million tons, the country's Transport Ministry said on October 4 2011. Read More »