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First Arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage

AJOT | September 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

First Arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage

Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, has announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada's Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. Read More »

Congress puts rail safety on the agenda

AJOT | September 19, 2014 | Intermodal

TTD's rail safety agenda got a boost last week when Senator Richard Blumenthal, along with three other Senators, included several reforms that rail labor has long championed in their Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2014. Read More »

Automotive logistics facing the next phase of globalization

AJOT | September 19, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Still growing, with Europe forecast to grow by 6% and North America by 5%, automotive logistics offers growth prospects but only for those logistics service providers who can exploit change.  This is one of the main conclusions of the latest report from Ti, ‘Global Automotive Logistics 2014’. Read More »

Kinder Morgan builds out Gulf Coast logistics hub in U.S. oil boom

Reuters | September 19, 2014 | Energy | Ports & Terminals

To capitalize on a flood of domestic and Canadian crude into the U.S. Gulf Coast, logistics giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is spending more than $1.5 billion in Houston to build the most flexible oil and fuel transport hub in the country. Read More »

Petrobras seeks more info from SBM Offshore before taking more oilship bids

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Energy | Discovery

SBM Offshore NV, the world’s largest leaser of oil production ships, must provide more information and clarity on a range of issues before Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras allows it to bid for new contracts, a top official said on Thursday. Read More »

US calls for Japan to buckle down on Pacific trade pact

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urged Japan to ramp up efforts on a Pacific trade pact ahead of planned talks with his Japanese counterpart next week and a new round of negotiations in October. Read More »

Japan exports knocked by weak US shipments, hurt economic recovery

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, another sign the economy is struggling to rev up after a deep slump in April-June. Read More »

Apple’s iPhone 6 still one license away from elusive China launch

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Apple Inc is still awaiting a critical license from Chinese regulators before it can sell its new iPhone 6 in one of the company's most important markets. Read More »

Russia’s Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

President Vladimir Putin said Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market. Read More »

Russia demands changes to Ukraine-EU trade deal

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Russia has demanded changes to a free-trade deal between Ukraine and the European Union, underlining that Moscow was not satisfied by a last-minute concession from the EU to delay implementing the pact at the heart of the conflict in Ukraine. Read More »

South Korea sets rice import tariff at 513% from 2015

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

South Korea has set a rice import tariff at 513 percent from next year as it looks to protect farmers after scrapping a cap on politically sensitive imports of the grain in line with international trade commitments. Read More »

China says will not fine Hitachi unit for monopolistic behavior

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

China will not fine Hitachi Automotive, a unit of Hitachi Ltd, for its monopolistic behaviour as the company was the first among firms investigated to pro-actively supply relevant evidence, a Chinese antitrust regulator said. Read More »

Swiss exports drop in August as European demand weakens

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Switzerland's exports fell in August for the first time since May, due to lower sales of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and machinery and electronic products, data showed. Read More »

India port repair delays cooking oil imports, may raise prices

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Palm and soy oil laden ships are backing up at a western India port, port and trade sources said, threatening to add at least $10 per ton to import prices for the Diwali festival next month, when festive fried food demand soars. Read More »

Konecranes launches a new overhead crane for lifting needs in emerging markets

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes is introducing a new overhead crane in Pune, India today. The new crane, the CXT® UNO, has been developed to give small and medium-sized customers in emerging markets access to Konecranes’ proven technology, and will extend Konecranes’ product offering for these markets. Read More »

Halifax Port Authority announces 15 millionth TEU

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax has reached a significant milestone. Fifteen million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo have moved through the Port since the first container in 1969. Read More »

Port of Longview staffer to lead state PR committee

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Longview staffer to lead state PR committee

Ashley Helenberg, Public Affairs Manager for the Port of Longview, has been named chairwoman of the Washington Public Ports Association’s Public Relations Committee. The WPPA’s Executive Committee appointed her to the position in July. Read More »

BMW opens its newest vehicle distribution center at the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

BMW Group celebrated the official opening of its newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore. Read More »

Shuster receives Champion of Maritime Award

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) this week received the 2014 Champion of Maritime Award from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. Read More »

CMA CGM adds new call to PortMiami developing new market opportunities with Mexico

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, has announced that it will upgrade its Amerigo service starting October 1, 2014, with the introduction of a new call at PortMiami. Read More »

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