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Commissioner South Korea Trade Delegation Walter, Governor Schwarzenegger seek to expand trade

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Dr. Mike Walter joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other California leaders this week on a trade mission to South Korea, lending support to efforts to expand commerce with the Port’s second-largest trading partner. Read More »

SC Ports invests $17 million in new terminal operating system

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is investing $17.3 million in a new terminal operating system, enhancing cargo visibility and customer service. Read More »

Port Everglades signs sister city seaport agreement with Port of Rio de Janeiro

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades gained its first International Sister Seaport from South America when Port Everglades Director Phil Allen signed an agreement with Jorge Luiz de Mello, President-Director of Docas do Rio (Rio de Janeiro Port Authority). Brazil ranks as the Read More »

Charleston enhances breakbulk handling

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston’s breakbulk-handling capabilities just got a big lift.
The barge-mounted Charleston Giant heavy-lift crane, already the largest floating crane in the Southeast, has increased its certified load capacity from 450 short tons (9 Read More »

Port Manatee wins Marine Highway Grant

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee will share $3.34 million in grant funds with the Port of Brownsville, Texas for their successful joint application supporting U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s America’s Marine Highway Initiative. Read More »

Brazil port sugar delays seen easing next season

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Investment in Brazilian ports and higher forecasts for Indian output are set to prevent a repeat of severe loading delays for the new sugar crop next year, but terminals will be pressured to meet booming demand. Read More »

Derailed train damages S.Africa iron ore line

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

South Africa's Palabora Mining said its magnetite exports would be hit after a derailed train damaged a bridge on the railway line linking its mine with the ports of Richards Bay and Maputo. Read More »

Charleston nets new breakbulk service

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston’s growing breakbulk business has attracted a new regular shipping service.
Liberty Global Logistics LLC, an American-flag ocean carrier specializing in general breakbulk and roll-on/roll-off cargo, has announced regula Read More »

New COO joins Internet Truckstop’

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Internet Truckstop announces the appointment of Mark Dalley as the new Chief Operations Officer. Mark joined the company in August and will be taking over responsibility for the day to day operations of the business, according to Scott Moscrip, President Read More »

ATA applauds Obama Administration for their support 
of More Productive Truck Program

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds the Obama Administration for their efforts to make permanent two pilot programs that grant more productive trucks access to Interstate Highways in Maine and Vermont. Read More »

Canada passenger, freight rails face strain

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Canada's freight and commuter rail companies could face more, and increasingly expensive, service delays and accidents if they don't find ways to better share tracks, according to a report released.

Passenger traffic on Canada's rail corridor Read More »

Potash, Asia shipments boost CP Rail volumes

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Volumes of goods moved by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd are up 14 percent so far this year thanks to a recovery in potash exports and a "surprise" leap in intermodal shipments on Canada's West Coast, an executive with the railway said. Read More »

New US rule would ban texting for hazmat trucking

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. government is seeking to prohibit truck drivers from sending text messages on their mobile phones while transporting hazardous materials, the Transportation Department announced. Read More »

Central India train crash kills 20

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

A passenger train crashed into a goods train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh early, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50, an official said. Read More »

World truck market seen growing over 50% by 2015

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The global market for commercial trucks will grow by more than half by 2015, a senior executive at Daimler , the world's largest lorry manufacturer said.
Ahead of a key industry trade fair this week, Daimler Trucks chief Andreas Renschler said he e Read More »

Maersk Line and Intermodal Structures announce partnership to market modular building systems

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Maersk Line, Limited and two other A.P. Moller ' Maersk companies have entered into a strategic partnership with Intermodal Structures, Inc. (IMS) to design, manufacture, market and deliver an innovative modular building system. This unique, customizable Read More »

DB Schenker Rail and Alstom sign agreement for first European test fleet…

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail and Alstom sign agreement for first European test fleet of switching locomotives equipped with hybrid drive system
Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft (MEG), as part of a long-term testing program, is to lease five hybrid s Read More »

Obama says China has not done enough on yuan

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama said that China has not done enough to raise the value of the yuan, keeping up tough American rhetoric on Chinese policy as U.S. lawmakers weigh new legislation to punish Beijing.

A bipartisan group of former cabinet of Read More »

EU steel makers request duties on Chinese oil pipes

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

German and Spanish steel makers have called for new tariffs on Chinese steel pipes used in the energy sector, highlighting concerns China is benefiting more than European industry from the EU's economic recovery.

Germany's Salzgitter and Span Read More »

Bosnian exporters battle politics, urge reforms

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

As a successful furniture exporter, Elizabeta Josipovic is one of a new breed of Bosnian entrepreneurs who have moved beyond the bitter ethnic rivalries that have stunted the country's development. But she remains in thrall to a government that, nearly 15 Read More »

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