Southern Air opens office in Germany

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Southern Air Holdings, Inc. announced that it has opened a new office in Cologne, Germany to serve the German market and Western Europe generally. The office will be led by Oliver Gritz, who joined Southern Air in April as Managing Director, Europe. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo returns half-year plus

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo turned in a tonnage plus of 14.8 per cent in the first six months of the year. Its load factor reached a high 69.1 per cent at the halfway stage, entrenching the Company on the growth path. Read More »

Finnair chooses Swissport International as its cargo ground handler in Brussels

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has won the cargo ground handling contract with Finnair covering its operations at Brussels International Airport.

Finnair operates around 2,300 scheduled Read More »

WFS wins ramp and cargo handling contracts from Spirit Airlines and Icelander

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

New ramp and cargo handling contracts have been gained by WFS in North America from Spirit Airlines and Icelandair.

WFS has won a passenger and ramp contract from Spirit for its new four-times daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Read More »

TIACA backs WTO Director General’s call for trade facilitation
to be included in new…

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

A call by the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to include Trade Facilitation in a new package of multilateral trade negotiations has won the backing of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) which says the move would not onl Read More »

Volga-Dnepr coordinates air logistics for Silk Way Rally 2011

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

For the third consecutive year, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organized the air logistics requirements of competitors in the Silk Way Rally 2011, part of the Dakar Series of international motor race events. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo Airlines renews freight handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the largest airfreight airlines at Frankfurt Airport, has signed another long-term freight handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS). ABC has been operating out of Frankfurt since 2005 with B747 cargo aircra Read More »

Lufthansa reduces emissions through lightweight containers

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa is using new transport containers: from the autumn the container fleet at Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo will be partially replaced by new containers made of a light plastic material. Initially the smaller containers, which are transported on the Read More »

WSC & MLIT submit proposal for new design and implementation of the Vessel Efficiency Incentive…

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The World Shipping Council (WSC) and Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in February 2011 submitted a joint proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to consider a new Vessel Efficiency Incentive Scheme ( Read More »

Hamburg S’d rationalizes its North Europe ’ Eastern Mediterranean services

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In response to unfavourable trading conditions, Hamburg S'd will rationalize its services between North Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. From the first week of August onwards, the existing two-sling concept is to be reconfigured with the aim to ensur Read More »

Zepol reports June vessel imports decrease 4.57%

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for June, measured in TEUs, decreased 4.57% from May and 7.38% from June of 2010. The total number of shipments also decreased 4.79% from May and more than Read More »

New World Alliance to suspend Transpacific Service (PSW)

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) ' APL Co. Pte Ltd (APL), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) today announced suspension of the PSW Transpacific service (Pacific Southwest Service). Read More »

Collett & Sons enlarges their wind turbine transport fleet

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Collett & Sons Ltd, the specialist heavy transport and projects Company and a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network, have bought the Wind Turbine transport division of MDF Transport, Great Yarmouth. The deal has Collett Transport taking owners Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority Pinto Terminal receives top honor recepient of AAPA’S 2011 facilities..

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has been awarded the American Association of Port Authorities' top honor in engineering for innovation and handling technology deployed at the Authority's Pinto Terminal. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Read More »

Port of Long Beach hires firm to lead executive search


AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

National executive search firm RSR Partners will lead the Port of Long Beach’s search for a successor to Executive Director Richard D. Steinke, who recently announced that he will be retiring.

RSR, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, is one of the nation Read More »

Singapore firm to manage Cuban container terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singaporean port operator PSA International Pte. Ltd. has quietly signed on to manage a container terminal under construction at the Cuban port of Mariel, sources close to the project said.

The terminal is part of a larger scheme to develop Mariel Bay Read More »

Repeat RTG order for Konecranes from Luka Koper in Slovenia

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In May 2011 Konecranes received another RTG order from port and logistics service provider Luka Koper in Slovenia. The order comprises two RTG cranes. Luka Koper is Konecranes’ long-term customer, already having STS and RTG cranes, as well as grab unloade Read More »

Viterra assumes full operation of the Montreal Port Authority’s grain terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc. and the Montreal Port Authority has announced that Viterra has commenced operation of the Grain Terminal previously managed by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). This follows the April 21, 2011 announcement by Viterra and the Montreal Port Au Read More »

BHP halts Port Hedland operations after fatality

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Global miner BHP Billiton has suspended port and rail operations at the Port Hedland iron ore terminal in Western Australia after a fatal incident, the company said.

The port, one of the world's largest for exporting iron ore, remained open for busine Read More »

PSA to develop, operate Saudi container terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore port operator PSA International said its joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has been awarded the concession to develop, operate and manage the second container terminal at King Abdul Aziz Port.

The project in Damm Read More »