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Brazil ports resume raw sugar loading post rains

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bulk sugar exports at the main Brazilian ports of Santos and Paranagua are running normally, favored by clear weather along the southeast coast but long waiting times for loading vessels are still the norm.

Although down with other markets, s Read More »

Mumbai port partially resumes operations

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

India's busiest port, which was shut after a collision of two cargo ships off Mumbai's coast, partially resumed operations, a port official told Reuters. Read More »

Metro Ports announces new president

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of James Dillman to the position of president, Metro Ports.

As Metro Ports president, Dillman is in charge of Metropolitan Stevedore Co., South Read More »

Indonesia to build new container port in Jakarta

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Indonesia's state port firm will start building a new container terminal in Jakarta this year to cope with overflowing volumes at the main shipment hub in Indonesia's capital as trade grows.

The first phase of the 22 trillion rupiah ($2.45 bi Read More »

Port of Rotterdam throughput back on track

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2010, 213 million tons of cargo were handled, 14.8% up on the same period of 2009. Outgoing trade rose by 15% to 62 million tons, incoming by 14.7% to 150 million tons. The handling of bulk cargo increased by 14.3%, to 146 million ton Read More »

Port of LB Harbor Commission approves bridge project

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on August 9, unanimously approved a plan to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge with a new, nearly $1 billion span that will accommodate future traffic needs and dramatically improve safety for vessels and Read More »

Port of Long Beach moves nearly 590,000 TEUs in July, year’s highest

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The monthly container cargo count at the Port of Long Beach increased for the eighth straight month in July 2010, rising 35.8 percent compared to the same month last year. Imports were up 32.5 percent, while exports rose 16.4 percent. Overall, the Port ha Read More »

Port’s study shows diesel additive increases fuel efficiency and reduces emissions

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that its diesel additive study yielded a five-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as drastically decreased emissions.

“We undertook this study as a pr Read More »

Port of Vancouver Commission approves sale to Farwest Steel

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA announced the sale of 20 acres of industrial land to Farwest Steel Corporation, one of the leading distributors, processors and fabricators of specialty steel products in the Northwest. The sale was approved unanimously by the p Read More »

U.S. DOT selects Port Manatee project for America’s Marine Highway Initiative

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Container-on-barge trans-gulf service between Port Manatee and the Port of Brownsville, TXs one of 8 projects selected nationwide
The Manatee County Port Authority received word today that U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHo Read More »

Trucking for Sarcoma event raises $30,000 for Gist cancer awareness

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

The Annual 'Trucking for Sarcoma' Event was held in late July. International Sarcoma Week ran from July 18 to July 25 and Marine Transport Company was a major participant. The trucking company's 450 members helped raise awareness of cancer sarcoma with 'S Read More »

Exel Transportation named Georgia-Pacific’s Intermodal Carrier of the Year

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Exel Transportation, an operating unit of Exel, the North American leader in supply chain management and a Deutsche Post DHL company, has earned the prestigious Intermodal Carrier of the Year award from Georgia-Pacific. The award recognizes Exel Transport Read More »

Brazil’s Rousseff: private sector to operate rails

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Brazil's ruling party presidential candidate pledged to expand Brazil's railways and open them to private operators, helping to reduce growing transportation bottlenecks.

Dilma Rousseff, who led President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's infrastru Read More »

Audi is DB Schenker Rail’s first CO2-free rail freight customer

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Europe's first CO2-free product in rail freight transportation successfully launched on the market

Audi now transports finished vehicles between Ingolstadt and Emden CO2-free. As of August, the German automobile manufacturer uses DB Schenker Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing and Garner, NC officials host new facility groundbreaking

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing, in conjunction with local government officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony in Garner, N.C. last week to commemorate the building of a state-of-the-art Penske facility in the Greenfield South Business Park. Read More »

Kenyan tea exports disrupted by ship collision

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Some Kenyan tea export schedules have been disrupted after a ship carrying a cargo of tea collided with another vessel off the west coast of India and lost a number of containers, traders said. Read More »

WTO raps EU anti-dumping in China fasteners case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has condemned the way the European Union assesses duties on unfairly priced imports in a complaint brought by China over sales of screws and bolts, a person familiar with the case said.

The ruling, if confirmed, d Read More »

US trade gap widens sharply in June

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed.

The monthly trade gap totaled $49.9 billion, the highest since Read More »

U.S. considers next step in China duties case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department is analyzing a court ruling that strikes at its ability to simultaneously apply two sets of import duties on goods from China, a department official said.

"My staff is still taking a look at that decision ... and Read More »

Outsourcing reversed as Brazil companies target US

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Emerging economies' rapid recovery from the global recession is leading to some curious role reversals.
Rather than looking to the rich world as just a place to sell their wares, developing-world multinationals are turning to their wealthy n Read More »

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