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Premium Article  Private equity funding force in ship purchasing

Liner Shipping - Apr 24 2015 at 09:00 AM

Private equity firms have been aggressive in putting money into ship bottoms. But with a prolonged industry wide slump, getting a return on the assets has been challenging for the PE companies. Still with money in hand, PE firms remain ready willing and able to keep taking the plunge. Read More »

Premium Article  Deepening channel high priority at Port of Grays Harbor

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 23 2015 at 04:00 PM

Gary Nelson, Executive Director, told AJOT the highest priority project for the port right now is the deepening of the federal navigation channel that serves the port. Read More »

Premium Article  Ship financing enters transitional phase

Liner Shipping - Apr 23 2015 at 11:00 AM

Ship financing is entering a transitional phase. Traditional sources of capital for shipbuilding are drying up with many of the long-standing ship financing banks leaving the business behind. But what instruments will emerge to fill the ship-lending niche and will shipowners have to dig deeper into their own pockets to build the next generation of ships? Read More »

Premium Article  The Ports of Puget Sound

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 22 2015 at 05:00 PM

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma form Seaport Alliance to offer a full portfolio of service options to customers. Other Puget Sound ports like Longview, Olympia and Everett are working on expanding their service niches with new facilities and customers. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Coos Bay gets second wind

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 22 2015 at 10:00 AM

The International Port of Coos Bay, once a major U.S. shipping point for logs and lumber is about to get its second wind. Read More »

Premium Article  The new face of productivity at Global Cargo Terminals

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Apr 21 2015 at 05:00 PM

The conventional crane, steel and dockworker-bred terminal manager is being replaced by software savvy technocrats driving automation at ports and terminals around the world. One of these new leaders is Yvo Saanen, managing director of TBA, based in the Netherlands. Read More »

Premium Article  Ocean carriers, ports can overcome woes, says World Shipping Council head Koch

Liner Shipping - Apr 21 2015 at 02:30 PM

As Christopher L. “Chris” Koch prepares to retire from his roles as president and chief executive officer of the World Shipping Council, he’s confident that global ocean carriers and seaports can work together to meet challenges. Read More »

Premium Article  Columbia River Ports

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 21 2015 at 07:30 AM

Port of Portland takes hit on Hanjin service but autos are up. Other Columbia River ports like Vancouver USA, Kalama and Longview all have projects and new customers that will improve results in the near term. Read More »

Premium Article  DP World buys Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal and Port of Vancouver posts record year

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 20 2015 at 01:00 PM

Every business, particularly the transportation industry, faces the possibility of a crisis at any time and it’s usually a crisis that’s least expected. Read More »

Premium Article  The Home Depot’s chief executive sees supply chain as key to customer service

International Trade - Apr 20 2015 at 08:02 AM

The top executive of The Home Depot – Georgia’s largest public company – believes the key to customer service is having a supply chain that delivers the right product in the right quantity available for in-store pickup when a customer wants it. Read More »

Premium Article  Well placed, Port of Albany strives to be regional economic engine

Ports & Terminals Ports - Apr 15 2015 at 11:16 AM

On March 19th, the Port of Albany put into service a $4.5 million, 144-tons Liebherr crane. Any day now, weather permitting, a construction company will begin to barge aggregates from a new wharf on the Rensselaer side of the Hudson River, just opposite Albany. And, port officials are keeping their fingers Read More »

Premium Article  GCT Bayonne mixing things up in NY/NJ

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Apr 15 2015 at 08:08 AM

Expanded facility deploys new technology to handle biggest ships Read More »

Premium Article  Aqua Gulf Northeast Express offers link for cargo bound for Puerto Rico

Liner Shipping - Apr 14 2015 at 08:14 AM

A new service offering of Aqua Gulf Transport is furnishing an efficient shipping link with Puerto Rico from the U.S. Northeast and beyond. Read More »

Premium Article  Atlantic intermodal connections offer intriguing solutions to freight movements

Intermodal - Apr 14 2015 at 08:13 AM

The West Coast labor issues provided Atlantic Coast intermodal providers with new opportunities, and the full scope may just be coming into view. When the West Coast ports, particularly the hub ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, shut down, there were few alternatives. Read More »

Premium Article  Will the Big Freeze of 2015 put a chill on economic growth in the Northeast?

International Trade - Apr 14 2015 at 08:11 AM

The weather outside is frightful…let it snow, let it snow” Read More »

Premium Article  Burton Snowboards’ Forey coolly shreds global supply chain for specialty retailer

People Interviews International Trade - Apr 14 2015 at 08:09 AM

In snowboarding parlance, one might say that Missy Forey shreds the supply chain, intensely and adeptly maneuvering the gnarliest of challenges. Read More »

Premium Article  New era for Montreal Gateway Terminals

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Apr 08 2015 at 09:13 AM

Strategically located at an inland gateway with excellent intermodal connections to substantial markets in Canada and the United States, Montreal Gateway Terminals has entered a new era under changed ownership. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Boston developing niche as medium-sized port

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 08 2015 at 09:08 AM

For the past two years the Port of Boston has posted some solid numbers based on improved port efficiencies. Read More »

Premium Article  Things looking up for Great Lakes/St. Lawrence shipping

Liner Shipping - Apr 05 2015 at 08:09 AM

Carriers closely involved in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway are hoping for more of the same in 2015 after benefiting from a stronger trend in commercial shipping activity in 2014. Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s east coast ports target rising container business

Ports & Terminals Ports - Apr 05 2015 at 08:06 AM

On the container shipping scene, in particular, at Canada’s east coast ports, Montreal clearly has the wind in its sails, Halifax is soldiering on to capitalize on its deep waters, and Saint John is seeking to bolster its status as a relatively small player by pitching for significant capacity expansion to accommodate larger vessels. Read More »