Breakbulk & Projects

GPA,  Suez Canal Authority solidify strategic alliance

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Suez Canal Authority signed an historic agreement today to jointly promote the all-water shipping route between Asia/Indian Subcontinent and the North American East Coast and the Port of Savannah via the Suez Cana Read More »

The Savannah-Shanghai connection

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) commemorated the launch of an E-tag cargo tracking demonstration project today. With the use of an RFID technology system, the GPA and the SIPG will track cargo movement in Read More »

NOAA ocean observing system keeps shipping safe in Pascagoula

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mariners can now get free real-time information on water and wind conditions for the Port of Pascagoula, MS, from a new NOAA ocean observing system at the port. Read More »

Governor announces record growth for Georgia’s ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled a total of more than 21.4 million tons of cargo for all terminal facilities, including Bainbridge, Brunswick, Columbus and Savannah in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2008 Read More »

More than $29mln in federal grants for WA ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has helped to secure $29,444,052 for port security efforts across Washington State this year. This is a $4.5 million increase over last year's funding. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to st Read More »

Euroseas, Ltd. to purchase containership, extend fleet

AJOT | May 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Euroseas, Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.31 per common share for the Read More »

Retail container traffic growing, still below last year

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will grow steadily this summer but will nonetheless remain at or below last year's levels throughout the period because of the nation's economic slowdown, according to the monthly Port Tracker report re Read More »

PHA receives President’s E Star Award for export service

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority has received the 2007 President's "E Star" Award for export service, in recognition of its continuing support of export growth in the US business community for at least five years. PHA was among only four US organizations to Read More »

SBITC launches Container Terminal-1 in Subic Freeport

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) has officially launched the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1), Subic's newest terminal and container handling facility located at the Subic Bay Freeport. Armand Arreza, Subic Bay Metropolitan Development Autho Read More »

Hong Kong continues participation in Secure Freight Initiative

AJOT | May 04, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SFI is an initiative put forward by the US government to safeguard global maritime cargo through cooperation with the maritime industry and governments of trading partners. Radiation detection, imaging and related equipment is utilized to scan maritim Read More »

Paayman, Malpas join Alabama State Port Authority, Adams promoted

AJOT | May 04, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Alabama State Port Authority Director/CEO James K. Lyons has appointed two new vice presidents and hired a new risk manager to meet expanding administration needs in the face of record growth. 'Our revenues, in a few short years, have grown from $70 milli Read More »

Long Beach named ‘Best in North America’

AJOT | May 04, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Long Beach once again has been named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2008 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards held recently in Singapore. Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority’s executive director resigns

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shorris announced his resignation, following press reports that Gov. David Paterson planned to replace him. Read More »

Oakland commends CTC for Trade Corridor Improvement Fund $456 million for port priority projects

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland applauded the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for adopting the Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF) program. President of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners Anthony Batarse said, 'We commend the CTC for their outstan Read More »

VPA signs MoU to build trade with Morocco

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] signed a memorandum of understanding [MoU] with the Tangiers Mediterranean Special Agency [TMSA] signifying a cooperative effort to build trade between the two ports. Read More »

Caytrans BBC LLC adds M/V BBC Faaborg to services

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In order to meet market demands, Caytrans BBC LLC recently added M/V BBC Faaborg to their service, and currently has a total of 4 vessels engaged in the trade lane primarily from the USG to NCSA servicing the project, mining and oil industry, but also cat Read More »

ITR Rotterdam increases capacity

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Interforest Terminal Rotterdam (ITR) has completed a significant investment program. The stevedoring company has increased both its transshipment and storage capacity and its service level. First, a new 20,000 square meter warehouse will be opened on Apri Read More »

Nautilus acquires Savannah International Terminal

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wilmington, CA-based Nautilus International Holding Corp., which holds Metropolitan Stevedore Co., Metro Cruise Services LLC, and other businesses, recently announced its purchase of the Savannah International Terminal (SIT). Read More »

VPA’s rail business booms

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] in the first half of fiscal 2008 posted substantial gains in its rail volume and the amount of cargo VPA moves by rail is forecast to continue to increase. Read More »

PHA first port to meet new ISO security standards

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

ABS Quality Evaluations certified the security management system of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Port Police to ISO 28000:2007. The PHA has become the first port authority in the world to receive ISO 28000:2007 certification. Read More »