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Air Products signs GAC to handle helium shipments

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Qatar has signed a deal with international gas producer Air Products USA to handle helium deliveries from Qatar to the UAE.

Air Products has nearly 19,000 employees in more than 40 countries worldwide, serving the industrial, energy, tech Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) marked the inaugural ship call of the Suez Canal Bridge, part of a new rotation of weekly calls at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point.

The new all-water service, jointly operated by TraPac pare Read More »

Port Everglades opens new bridge to expedite cargo movement

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo trucks will be able to move within Port Everglades faster and more conveniently with the opening of a new bridge that connects areas that were previously separated by a canal and two security checkpoints.

"This bridge is a symbol of how Read More »

Federal stimulus and state funding make a big difference at Port of Albany

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings and other area elected officials held a press conference to deliver a progress report on the stimulus and state funding used for massive capital improvement at the Port of Albany including replacing wharfs, extending rail line Read More »

Relative rise in container transshipment

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2009, the share of container transhipment (1) in the port of Rotterdam rose from 28% to 30%. (2) Because the total throughput declined with 10%, to 9.7 million TEU, transhipment volume dropped 2% to 2.9 million TEU. Read More »

Bruner and Newsome to receive Connie Awards from CII

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2010 East Coast-based Connie Awards to J. Russell Bruner, Chairman and CEO of Maersk Inc. and James I. Newsome III, President and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority. The eveni Read More »

SC Ports projects volume growth, $77 million in upgrades

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board approved its budget for the coming fiscal year, including more than $77 million in terminal upgrades and projections for a seven percent increase in container volume.

In the year starting Read More »

PortVision enhances vessel-tracking service

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, announced it has enhanced its web-based vessel tracking, management and analysis service to provide greater insight into vessel activities in most major U.S. port Read More »

Quay move for Felixstowe South cranes

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The first three ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe’s new Felixstowe South development. The cranes are the biggest of their type in the world, and are capable of handling future generations of container ships with 24 Read More »

Panama’s cabinet council approves new Panama Canal pricing structure

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama approved a proposal to modify the Panama Canal pricing structure yesterday, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors.

The proposal modifies the pricing s Read More »

Inland shipping fights back

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In the crisis year 2009, inland shipping strengthened its position in the hinterland transport of containers. Its share in the modal split of the port of Rotterdam rose from 30% to 33%. The previous time such a large gain was recorded, was in the previous Read More »

DB Schenker links up road and rail with new logistics center in Czech Brno

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Intermodal

With the establishment of a new logistics center in Brno, DB Schenker is now linking up road and rail transportation services in the Czech Republic. The 8,000 square meter terminal went into operation just a few days ago and is the first DB Schenker Railp Read More »

YRC cites good volume, but also liquidity pressure

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. trucker YRC Worldwide said that business volumes were increasing in June after better-than-expected gains in shipping volume in May, but the company was facing liquidity pressure amid the revived growth in its business.

YRC, which narrow Read More »

Averitt receives recognition for quality service from Dollar General

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Averitt Express was recently honored with two different awards from Dollar General: 'LTL Carrier of the Year 2009' and 'Carrier Partner of the Year 2009.' The awards were presented to Averitt at Dollar General's headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tenn. Read More »

WTO backs US, Japan in EU trade dispute

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel has broadly backed the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their bid to overturn controversial EU tariffs on three electronics products, a U.S. trade official in Washington.

"I can confirm that the panel agreed Read More »

EU concerned by Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan union

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

A planned customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan could hinder international trade and dent their plans to join the World Trade Organisation, the EU's foreign policy chief said.

Russia, which has spent 16 years negotiating to joi Read More »

U.S. yuan bill would be against WTO rules

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Proposed U.S. legislation aimed at punishing China unless it lets the yuan rise would not be in line with World Trade Organisation rules, China's Ministry of Commerce said.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said he and other colleagues would push Read More »

Google helps build trade case over Web censorship

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc is working with U.S. and European officials to build a case that would argue Internet censorship acts as a trade barrier, a top company executive.

Google shut down its mainland Chinese-language portal earlier this year over censors Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands weight limit for international priority parcel serviceSM shipments

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has expanded the weight limit for its international Priority Parcel Service SM (PPS) to provide customers with additional flexibility in shipping heavier, time-sensitive packages. PPS Heavywe Read More »

El Al Israel Airlines announces 2010 first quarter financial results

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

EL AL Airlines, the national airline of Israel, has reduced losses by 59% to $16.5 million in the first quarter this year as compared to a $39.8 million loss in the same time period last year, despite the worldwide financial crisis. Company revenues incre Read More »

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