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SCSPA community partnership recognized with National Environmental Award

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A local effort to foster environmental protection and economic revitalization in distressed neighborhoods has earned a national Environmental Justice Achievement Award through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The EPA presented Read More »

Study finds dramatic air quality improvement at the Port of Long Beach


AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Air pollution from ships, locomotives, trucks and other Port-related sources dropped significantly from 2005 to 2008 -- including a 21 percent decrease in diesel particulate matter -- a new air quality study shows.

The biggest part of the imp Read More »

Port of Halifax gains new direct connection with Vietnam

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Grand Alliance (GA) partners, NYK Line, Hapag Lloyd and OOCL have announced an upgrade regarding its Asia East Coast Express (AEX) service with the introduction of a 10th post Panamax (PPX) vessel and the addition of a direct and weekly Vietnam call a Read More »

Port President tells Vancouver Board of Trade: “We can lead generational change”

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Robin Silvester, President & CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, told members of the Vancouver Board of Trade, December 4, 2009, that even though over the past year the port has been “operating in a fragile business climate and questioning past best practices … Read More »

ICTSI gets 8 new cranes for Manila terminal

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently took delivery of eight new rubber tired gantries (RTGs) for its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Four of these new RTGs have been successfully commissioned and are Read More »

HPH to invest in new container terminal at Port Botany

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has signed an agreement with Sydney Ports Corporation (SPC) that clears the way for the development and operation of the Third Terminal (T3) at Port Botany, Australia. A media conference, presided over by the Honourable Krist Read More »

Cargotec launches a new streamlined Kalmar reachstacker

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec continues to develop its range of Kalmar reachstackers. The latest addition to the product range is the Kalmar DRF420-450L, which provides flexible container handling with increased customer value. This reachstacker model has performance and func Read More »

DB Schenker Rail Polska: new regular train between Germany and Poland as of January

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Intermodal

As of January 2010, DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A. will offer rail freight customers a new international product in cooperation with DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG: a new through train - the Silesia Line - will run twice per week between the city of Seddin Read More »

CN Board of Directors recognizes outgoing President and CEO, Harrison

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Harrison to retire from the company and its board of directors on Dec. 31, 2009

David G. A. McLean, chairman of the board of directors of CN, acknowledged the remarkable career of CN's outgoing president and chief executive officer E. Read More »

Emirates to launch Prague

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Air Cargo

The non-stop service to the Czech Republic's capital city is the third new route to be announced by Emirates for 2010. Services to Tokyo begin in March followed by Amsterdam in May. More announcements are on the way, supported by continuing aircraft deli Read More »

WTSA container lines to raise dry cargo rates

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Cargo demand continues to rise in the U.S.-Asia freight market heading into 2010, but transpacific freight rates remain severely depressed in both directions and container lines find themselves under mounting pressure to improve revenues in order to meet Read More »

MOL starts international freight forwarding and consolidation services for Belk

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that Belk, Inc., the largest privately owned mainline department store company in the U.S., has selected Hong Kong-based MOL Consolidation Service Limited (MCS) as its freight forwarder and consolidator throughout China Read More »

MOL annouces Asia to US import general rate increase

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that effective January 15, 2010, the company will increase ocean freight rates for all cargo originating in Asia and imported into the US. Read More »

MOL announces Hiller as Senior VP for the TransPacific trade

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that Rich Hiller has been promoted to Senior Vice President, TransPacific Trade, eiffective January 2010. Read More »

CMA CGM reaches a 1st step in its financial restructuring and reinforces its organization

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announces that an agreement was reached yesterday with its financial partners leading to the allowance of a 500 million dollar credit line, payable to the Group in January 2010. Read More »

APL announces landmark $11 million clean air plan in Oakland

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

$4.8 million in grants helps finance the first vessel cold-ironing project at port

Global shipping leader APL and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a landmark $11 million project to cut vessel emissions and improve Read More »

Rickmers-Linie successfully re-certified
in accordance with the latest ISO standards

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004. Read More »

PPG achieves international best practice certification

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Project cargo specialists, the Project Professionals Group, is the first heavy-lift 3PL network of its kind to achieve quality management systems certification to Standard: 4801:2001, 9001:2008 (applicable codes: ANZ6644). Read More »

W’rtsil’ to power eleven new Spliethoff Group vessels

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

W'rtsil', the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, has been awarded two large orders from the Spliethoff Group, headquarted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The orders are for propulsion systems for eleven ships that the Spliethoff Group Read More »

FreeSeas announces higher daily rates on new charters of Its vessels

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

FreeSeas Inc., a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of eight Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels, announced new charters for five of its vessels. Read More »

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