Argentine farmers call strike over export policies

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Argentine farmers will halt grains sales to protest government curbs on wheat and corn exports, reviving a conflict that helped lift global prices to record highs in 2008.

Growers in the South American country, a leading source of grains and beef, hav Read More »

Zepol reports December containerized imports shrink 9.49%

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for December, measured in TEUs, decreased 9.49% from November and increased 4.03% over December 2009. The total number of shipments fell 8.48% from November and Read More »

Hactl achieved new annual record in 2010

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced today the tonnage throughput for December, the fourth quarter and for the whole year of 2010. In December, a total of 249,694 tons were handled, representing a 7.4% year-on-year increase over 2009. T Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo boosts tonnage and sales in 2010

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo returned excellent figures in the 2010 business year. Revenue cargo ton-kilometres (FTKT) rose to a record 8.9 billion FTKTs. The volume of cargo and mail transported climbed by 18.2 per cent to 1.79 million tons.

Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Read More »

SIS seen as high priority for the airline industry

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Kale Consultants Ltd., a leading solutions provider to the airline and travel industry, announced the results of its inaugural Simplified Interline Settlement (SIS) ' Airline Preparedness Survey 2010. The online survey saw participation from over 70 respo Read More »

American Airlines appoints Koch Managing Director Cargo Sales for Europe and the Middle East

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo division announced today that Tristan Koch has been made managing director of cargo sales for Europe and the Middle Read More »

CEOs of Safmarine and Antwerp Port Authority celebrate cooperation with a ship model at the…

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

At an unveiling ceremony held at the headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, Safmarine CEO Tomas Dyrbye presented a ship model of the Safmarine Kuramo to CEO Eddy Bruyninckx as a gesture of thanks for the many years of close cooperation between the tw Read More »

Crowley names Nickless VP
of Finance, Planning, Shipping & Logistics

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Co Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces North American management changes

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. announced a re-alignment of the company's management team:

  • Juergen Pump, Senior Vice President, will assume responsibility for all Trade Management, Sales and Customer Service/Documentation and Business Informat Read More »

Maersk chief says no doubt about long-term growth

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Increasing population and incomes in developing countries and a tendency for world trade to expand faster than GDP point to long-term growth in the transport business, the head of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said.

"In our world, t Read More »

Hamburg S’d internet relaunch in new design, with additional domain and CO2 calculator

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Since January 10th, the Hamburg S'd Group has been presenting itself on the internet in a completely revised design and with an optimised information and service offering. The new internet presence features modern, user-friendly navigation and takes accou Read More »

Crowley names Otero VP
of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba, Liner Services

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Tony Otero has been named vice president of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba liner services. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to John Hourihan, senior vice president and Read More »

Vale iron ore ship heads for Philippines

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A giant iron ore vessel owned by Brazil's Vale is on its maiden voyage to the Philippines and is expected to dock at Subic Bay in early February, Reuters data and shipping sources said. Read More »

Mexico to halt tariff changes as US seeks truck deal

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mexico said it will stop subjecting a rotating list of U.S. products to tariffs after the United States offered to reach a deal to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. roads and end a long-running trade dispute.

But Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari told Read More »

Concor may sell 51% in logistics parks

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

State-run logistics firm Container Corporation of India (Concor) may hive off its upcoming logistics parks and offload up to 51 percent equity in each of them to a partner from among customers, landowners or logistics players, a senior executive said. Read More »

Australia floods close more coal mines, rail line

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Australia's flood-stricken coal sector suffered more setbacks as monsoon rains flooded out another rail line and forced more collieries to close.

New Hope Corp -- until now untouched by the flooding that affected the operations of more than 40 coal mi Read More »

QualaWash purchases PSC Container

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

QualaWash Holdings, LLC, the largest independently owned provider of services for commercial and industrial portable liquid and dry bulk containers in North America, announced it has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement with PSC to acquire 100 per Read More »

Freight futures volume unchanged in 2010 at around 1.2 mlllion

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

The volume of freight derivatives traded for dry bulk commodities in 2010 was estimated at around 1.2 million lots, near the same level as the previous year, broker SSY Futures Ltd. said.

The freight forward agreement (FFA) dry commodities market has Read More »

Project Professionals Group starts year strongly

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Heavy-lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group has started the new year strongly with the appointment of two new Project Support Members and one project forwarder.

PPG general manger Kevin Stephens said Super Rack was the new Pr Read More »

Baltic index stays pressured, ships supply builds

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index which tracks rates to ship dry commodities is at a 20 month low as growing vessel supply hit sentiment.

Brokers said floods in Australia continued to disrupt coal shipments, compounding pressure from growin Read More »