Breakbulk & Projects

EU and Ukraine agree terms for Ukrainian WTO accession

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The European Union and Ukraine have resolved the final outstanding issues in their discussions on Ukraine's accession to the WTO. At a meeting in London, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Hryhoriy Nemyrya sealed the f Read More »

TACA to hold line on surcharges through March 15th

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Based upon the latest monitoring of fuel prices, TACA's Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF), will be held unchanged for a further period of thirty days, through, at least, March 15th, 2008 at the following levels: Read More »

Korean Register to class three ultra-large containerships

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Korean Register (KR) is to class three new-build ultra-large containerships. The 10,100 teu vessels, ordered by Danaos Corporation, are to be built by Hyundai Sambo Heavy Industries and will be delivered in 2011. This is the first time that Danaos - a lea Read More »

MSG moves forward despite judge’s denial of preliminary injunction

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doing so "regretfully," Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini on January 14 denied a preliminary injunction requested by The Maritime Stakeholders Group (MSG) to block a land swap in which the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) wou Read More »

Babcock & Brown takes stake in Forth Ports

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Forth Ports PLC notes the acquisition of a significant stake in the Company by Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund and affiliate companies. This acquisition demonstrates their recognition of Forth Ports as a unique company and as an attractive in Read More »

Hamburg S’d, Maersk continue ASAS/NGX, NYK Line withdraws

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hamburg S'd, Maersk Line and NYK Line have decided to terminate their joint service cooperation in the Asia to South Africa ' South America East Coast Service (ASAS/NGX) as from April 2008. Hamburg S'd and Maersk Line have agreed to continue the cooperati Read More »

Hapag Lloyd future with parent TUI open to speculation

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Merging standalone shipping group Hapag-Lloyd into TUI AG would not of itself prevent a break-up of the German tourism and shipping group, as sought by some investors, analysts said on Monday, (Jan. 14th) TUI Chief Executive Michael Frenzel, who is trying Read More »

L.B. security director named among ‘Most Influential’

AJOT | January 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cosmo Perrone's mission to revamp and modernize security at the Port of Long Beach has not gone unnoticed by the security industry. The Port's Director of Security has been recognized as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry" Read More »

Ports America announces creation of largest American port /terminal operating company

AJOT | January 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

AIG Highstar Capital, the owner of and investor in Ports America, Inc., MTC Holdings and Amports, Inc. announced that it has formed a single management structure to operate the total enterprise. Read More »

Great American Announces New Program for Marine Terminal Operators Story Tools

AJOT | January 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Ocean Marine Division of Great American Insurance Group has created a package of specialized insurance coverages for Marine Terminal Operators, nicknamed the TOPS program. The new program offers marine liability, property, equipment, vessel pollution Read More »

Ports America Group Creation of The Largest American Port and Terminal Operating Company Iselin, NJ

AJOT | January 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

AIG Highstar Capital, the owner of and investor in Ports America, Inc., MTC Holdings and Amports, Inc. is today announcing that it has formed a single management structure to operate the total enterprise. Read More »

Port Approves Sale to FedEx Ground in New Industrial Park

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With approval of a property sale by Port Commissioners this morning, FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. is one step closer to becoming the first company to secure a site in the new Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park. The company has expressed interest in Read More »

Port of Corpus Christi issues RFQ to develop . . .

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

(Corpus Christi, TX) --- Over a decade ago the Port of Corpus Christif oresaw the congestion problems now plaguing North America's traditional international gateways for containerized cargo and the negative impact it is having on the operations of ocean c Read More »

John Ara Promoted to Vice President, Atlantic/Gulf Coast Commercial and Marine Operations

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that John Ara has been promoted to vice president with responsibility for the company's Atlantic/Gulf Coast commercial and marine operations business. He will remain domiciled in Houston and will report directl Read More »

Funding Economic Growth, Customer Success:

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

To help fund infrastructure projects related to the redevelopment of the Blair-Hylebos Peninsula, the Port of Tacoma has issued $131.3 million in General Obligation (G.O.) bonds. The bond issue includes a $109.5 million non-AMT (alternative minimum tax) s Read More »

Port of Tacoma Selects Keim as Senior Contracts Administrator

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Michael Keim has joined the Port of Tacoma as Senior Contracts Administrator, responsible for all contracts not related to construction. Prior to this appointment, Keim handled similar responsibilities as a Port project employee. Read More »

LA & Long Beach Ports to Consider Cargo Fee for Transportation Projects

AJOT | January 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, January 14, 2008, in a joint meeting, will consider a cargo fee that would generate $1.4 billion for transportation projects to improve traffic flow and air quality in the harbor are Read More »

VPA Inks Five-Year Deal With Long-Time Customer,  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] has signed a five-year contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines [WWL], a ship line specializing in roll on/roll off cargo that has been calling at The Port of Virginia for more than two decades. Read More »

Port of Bellingham Issues Draft EIS for The Waterfront District Project

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Today the Port of Bellingham released a draft environmental study of the possible impacts of the 220-acre waterfront redevelopment that will span at least 20 years. This study is an essential step as the port and City of Bellingham consider rezoning and r Read More »

Port of Seattle Commissioners Enact Strong Accountability Measures

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission approved several motions today outlining how they will work together to oversee the organization's policies and operations. After a swearing-in ceremony led by former Governor Dan Evans, newly elected commissioners Bill Brya Read More »