Canada gets duty-free beef quota to EU

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

Canada has gained duty-free access to the European Union for a 20,000-ton annual quota of beef, Canada's agriculture and trade ministers said, in a move that slightly opens the meat trade amid talks on a broad free trade agreement.

The quota Read More »

Ex-Soviet customs union members agree economic policy

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed on Friday a macroeconomic policy coordination agreement, a key part of their drive to create a free trade zone in 2012.

Government sources told Reuters that the agreement between the customs union members Read More »

Logwin and Chapman Freeborn demonstrate heavy lift expertise with 360 ton project

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Air Cargo

The logistics service provider Logwin managed a gigantic transportation project in collaboration with Chapman Freeborn in October 2010 when it flew pipe systems weighing a total of 360 tonnes 13,000 kilometers from G'teborg in Sweden to Santiago de Chile Read More »

Hainan taps ANS for NY and Chicago

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Air Cargo

Airline Network Services has assumed cargo sales and booking activities in the New York and Chicago markets for Hainan Airlines' China-bound operation out of Toronto.

Jens Tubbesing chief executive of the cargo service agency, who issued the Read More »

Crowley vessels honored with CSA Environmental Achievement Awards

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored with 85 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2010 during a Chamber of Shipping of America awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The certificates were awarded to Crowley-owned and -operated vessels fo Read More »

TSA recommended 2011-12 program focuses on revenue stability

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Liner Shipping

After two quarters of healthy revenues, an early end to the transpacific peak season has left that trade lane lagging relative to other Asia container markets, while operating costs continue to rise. Member shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Read More »

Matson’s 2011 Westbound Hawaii Service rates to increase

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company announced today that it will raise its rates for the company's Hawaii service by $120 per westbound container and $60 per eastbound container, effective January 2, 2011. Matson estimates that this increase will raise rates by an Read More »

Grains have increasing impact on shipping market

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Grains trades have increased volatility in the global dry bulk shipping market and will start to support freight rates from 2012, ship broker Howe Robinson's joint chairman said.

Deliveries of new bulkers ordered before global turmoil in 2008 Read More »

Dry bulk shipping to stay pressured

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Expectations of slower Chinese commodity imports and fleet growth will keep the dry bulk market under pressure next year, while sluggish demand will weigh on the tanker sector, Citigroup's head of shipping said.

Freight players are watching for furthe Read More »

DryShips’ results beat as drilling bet pays off

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Over two years of funneling money into its relatively new drilling segment finally seems to be paying off for DryShips Inc , as strength at that segment propelled the company's third-quarter results.

DryShips also signaled rosy days for its d Read More »

China seen turning to more DDGs imports

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

China, already the world's largest importer of distillers' dried grains, a by-product of ethanol, has the potential to take a lot more imports as more feed mills use it to replace corn and protein meals, industry officials said.

Imports of di Read More »

Diana Shipping announces delivery of the M/V Alcmene and time charter contract for M/V Aliki

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that the Company has today taken delivery of the m/v "East Sunrise 88," renamed "Alcmene," a 93,193 dwt Post-Panamax dry bulk carrier built in 2010. Read More »

MOL starts Vietnam tugboat business

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the company has established a joint venture with two local companies in Vietnam and started a tugboat business. Read More »

Port Administration launches twitter page for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has launched a Twitter page for the Port of Baltimore. The site will be used to promote cargo, cruise, environmental and other news about the Port of Baltimore. Twitter is a social media Read More »

Toet to leave the Port of Rotterdam Authority

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

André Toet, who has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Port of Rotterdam Authority since January 2008, will be resigning as of 1January. The 47 year-old Toet started at the Port Authority three years ago. He is leaving because the Supervisory Board Read More »

Longoria reappointed to Port Commission

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Houston City Council has approved reappointment of Houston attorney, businesswoman and civic leader Janiece Longoria to a fourth term as Port Commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. Initially Read More »

Usiminas signs port deal with LLX to ship iron ore

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian steel maker Usiminas signed an accord with the port operator LLX to ship iron ore through the Southeast Port in Sepetiba, Rio de Janeiro, the company.

The deal will secure logistics for Usiminas' plan to expand the production chain Read More »

Port of Hamburg reports strong growth in seaborne cargo handling

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With a total of 5.9 million TEU handled, the container segment recorded double-digit growth of 10.7 per cent
After a somewhat subdued upward trend for the first three months of the year, the Port of Hamburg now reflects signs of significant Read More »

Savannah deepening project marks major milestone

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) reached a major milestone today when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the public and agencies for review and comment. Read More »

Three % recovery rebate Rotterdam Harbor dues 2011

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2011, the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) will give a once-only recovery rebate of 3% on the tariffs for sea and inland harbor dues. The rebate is intended to support the companies in their further recovery from the crisis and in this way to strength Read More »