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Maersk Broker may look at mergers as other shipbrokers do deals

Reuters | November 27, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Major ship brokerage firm Maersk Broker is looking into possible mergers and joint ventures after a spate of deals in the broking industry which is gearing up for a revival in the international shipping business after a five-year downturn. Read More »

Australia’s Port of Melbourne lining up three bidders

Reuters | November 27, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Three of Australia’s largest infrastructure funds plan to bid for the country’s largest container terminal in a sale expected to fetch about A$5 billion ($4.27 billion) for Victoria state, a source with knowledge of the process said on Wednesday. Read More »

Online protest delays EU plan to resolve US trade row

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

European campaigners against an EU-U.S. accord have held up progress towards the world's biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public consultation that EU officials had hoped would help them unblock a key issue. Read More »

OPDR becomes a major acquisition for the CMA CGM Group

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Liner Shipping

During his visit in Hamburg, Germany on November 25th, Jacques R. Saadé announced the acquisition of the German company OPDR (Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH & Co. KG). Read More »

Matson’s 2015 Guam and Micronesia Service rates to increase

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has announced that Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) will raise its rates for the company’s Guam/Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) and Micronesia services by $225 for both westbound and eastbound containers, effective January 25, 2015.  Read More »

EU agrees law to make ships measure CO2 emissions

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The shipping sector will for the first time have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed by the European Union, intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change. Read More »

Heavy differentials widen after pipeline rationing

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | Energy | Pipeline

Canadian heavy crude differentials widened in thin trade on Tuesday after Enbridge Inc and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP announced monthly pipeline apportionment. Read More »

Roma Food Drivers In California Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Teamsters

PR Newswire | November 25, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Food distribution drivers at Roma of Southern California, a Performance Food company, have voted overwhelmingly, 68-15, in favor of joining Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. Of the 84 drivers in the bargaining unit, 83 participated in the Nov. 20 election. Read More »

In wake of China rejections, GMO seed makers limit US launches

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | International Trade

China’s barriers to imports of some U.S. genetically modified crops are disrupting seed companies' plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether. Read More »

Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues

Stas Margaronis | November 25, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues

The back up in ships waiting to berth continues this week (November 25th) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fourteen ships are at anchorage waiting to berth where normally there are no ships, according to a Port of Los Angeles spokesman. Read More »

India US hold first trade dialogue in four years

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | International Trade

The United States and India held their first round of formal trade talks in four years seeking to capitalise on the resolution of a global trade dispute to repair a dialogue that had fallen into neglect. Read More »

EU lawmakers trade insults, Juncker set to survive censure motion

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | International Trade

A no-confidence motion in the EU's new chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker had no chance of success after the Eurosceptic lawmakers who brought it traded insults with the bigger parties in the European Parliament. Read More »

Port of Oakland names Maritime Business Development Manager

AJOT | November 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland names Maritime Business Development Manager

The Port of Oakland named ex-Maersk shipping line veteran Beth Frisher its Manager of Maritime Business Development. She’ll be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Customer Relations at the nation’s fifth-busiest seaport. Read More »

Senators sign ‘Dear Colleague’ letter to ‘Hit the HMT Target!’

AJOT | November 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is applauding a “Dear Colleague” letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations that was signed by 22 senators, urging appropriators to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), passed in May. Read More »

DNV GL examines trends in container and bulk shipping

AJOT | November 25, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

DNV GL’s latest Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum looked at a broad spectrum of topics including environmental regulations, trends in ship design as well as the new DNV GL rule set. Read More »

CMA CGM to improve its ASEA service between Asia and East Africa

AJOT | November 25, 2014 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM to improve its ASEA service between Asia and East Africa

CMA CGM Group has announced its Asia-East Africa (ASEA) service upgrade, starting December 2014, with the launching of two new services. Read More »

Evergreen increases service offering on Asia - East Africa routes

AJOT | November 25, 2014 | Liner Shipping

In order to offer a more comprehensive service on the Asia-East Africa trade, Evergreen Line will adjust its existing AEF joint service and enter into an slot exchange agreement with CMA CGM and Emirates Shipping Line on their ASEA service. Both moves will take effect in December. Read More »

Greece acts to rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Greece has sent a frigate to rescue a container ship believed to carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants and in distress off its southern island of Crete, the Greek coastguard said. Read More »

Why a small North Dakota town is taking on big rail

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. Read More »

Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

Reuters | November 25, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

A federal judge sentenced a Mexican drug trafficker to 22 years in prison for shipping 276 kg of cocaine to Chicago hidden in railway cars, in a case highlighting the city's role as a hub for distributing cocaine across the United States. Read More »

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