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Premium Article  Advent finds opportunity in tough times

Peter Buxbaum | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Advent, Inc. stumbled by sheer good fortune on a venture that will keep the company liquid during these hard economic times. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based software developer, best known for its maritime terminal operating systems, won a contract in 2008 to Read More »

Premium Article  Recession for now, but growth for equipment handling on the horizon

George Lauriat | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Dan Vicini, who is Barloworld Handling’s account manager-jumbo truck sales, principally container handlers, has been in the business since the 1970s, and says he’s never seen market conditions as “slow” as those currently impacting the port sector. “It’s Read More »

APM Terminals Aarhus starts rail service

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Intermodal

Executives from APM Terminals Aarhus have announced a new rail shuttle service from the Port of Aarhus to serve the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The new service offers shippers a five hour transit time and frequency of up to three departures a week. Read More »

Anaheim selects HOK Los Angeles, Parsons Brinckerhoff to create intermodal center

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Intermodal

The Los Angeles office of HOK, a global architecture design firm, and Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization, announced its combined team was selected by the Anaheim Read More »

Leading vaccine company recognizes Envirotainer

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, recently presented a special award to Envirotainer for achieving 48 consecutive months without a product loss. Read More »

Cargoitalia receives AOC

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' the Italian all-cargo airline being re-launched under the new ownership of ALIS ' has achieved another milestone with the receipt of its AOC (Air Operator's Certificate) following a full review of its new operations by the Italian civil avi Read More »

Crowley building continues with launch of the latest heavy-lift deck barge

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

With Crowley's vessel construction boom in full swing, shipyard employees, Crowley personnel and distinguished guests paused to welcome the newest heavy-lift deck barge to the Crowley fleet - the 455-6 - sixth in a series of heavy-lift deck barges slated Read More »

Ocean Knight Shipping/Shanghai moves giant drilling block

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Shanghai Ocean Knight Shipping Inc, China-Member to the Worldwide Project Consortium, Ltd. (WWPC), recently coordinated transportation for 1 pc of drill block fm Nangton, Jiangsu, province to Yangtai, Shandong province. Read More »

Intermarine takes delivery of the Industrial Edge

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine took delivery of the Industrial Edge recently, the third in a series of four newbuildings entering the fleet this year. Delivered in Portugal in early July, the vessel sailed for Hamburg, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and St. Nazaire (France) where the Read More »

EPA awards Port of LB $4 million air quality grant

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach received a $4 million air quality grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency this week to replace or retrofit, with less polluting 
technology, more than 100 forklifts, tractors, tugboats and other older diesel-powered Read More »

Corpus Christi cold storage officially transfers to Coastal Bend Cold Storage

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corpus Christi based Coastal Bend Cold Storage took over operation of the Port’s refrigerated warehouse. Coastal Bend Cold Storage is owned by Paul R. Higginbotham, of Aransas Pass, Texas. Mr. Higginbotham was formerly a principal with Virginia-based Corr Read More »

New biodiesel storage tanks for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A Raleigh-based company will provide the NC State Ports Authority with three biodiesel storage tanks and fuel systems for operating equipment at the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City. Read More »

Port of Kiel handling declines 5% in first half year

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel handled 2.36 million tons of cargo in the first half of this year, five percent less than in the same period of 2008. Above-average decline was recorded in the breakbulk sector, which was comparatively hard hit by the current economic cri Read More »

Throughput in Port of Rotterdam bottoms out

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, 185 million tons of goods were handled in the port of Rotterdam, 13.4% down on the same period of 2008. Exports fell by 4.6% to 54 million tons, imports by 16.6% to 131 million tons. Bulk cargo throughput was down by 12.4% to 12 Read More »

Hamburg part of new joint service of China Shipping and Evergreen Line

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The handling of the XIN HONG KONG at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) on July 17, 2009 marked the start of a new weekly container line service that links northern Europe with the Far East. Read More »

LA Governor signs port-related tax credits

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal signed progressive legislation that benefits Louisiana shippers and public port authorities statewide. Read More »

Study highlights New Orleans container expansion

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Prospects for growing container volumes through the Port of New Orleans remain on a solid footing as new trade route opportunities emerge in the coming years, according to a new study. Read More »

Grupo CICE modernizes its fleet of mobile harbor cranes

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corporation Integral de Comercio Exterior, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo CICE), Mexico, has recently ordered a state-of-the-art Generation 5, G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbor Crane, a variant of Model 6, from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) for use in its terminal Read More »

Acquisition of Polish PCC Logistics Group finalized

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Deutsche Bahn has finalized the acquisition of PCC Logistics Group effective July 21. The agreement defining purchase terms for the largest privately owned freight railroad in Poland had been signed in Warsaw at the end of January. The EU Commission appro Read More »

Weight limits impede truck productivity, environmental progress

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

US trucks would be more fuel-efficient and emit less greenhouse gases if they were more productive like trucks in Europe, Canada and Australia, according to the preliminary results of a multi-nation study. These findings reaffirm results from 2008 using t Read More »

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