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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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ICTSI Manila builds capacity

AJOT | September 30, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Despite a rise of over 40% in cargo movements since the lifting of the Manila truck ban, anticipation of a surge in trade with the sustained robust growth of the Philippine economy, and following approval from the government to develop more yard and road infrastructure, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is fast-tracking the construction of new yard facilities at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and at a new 21-hectare inland container depot in Laguna. Read More »

OW Bunker strengthens North America operations with senior appointment 

AJOT | September 30, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading resellers and physical suppliers of marine fuels, today announced the appointment of Georgia Kounalakis to its physical supply operation in North America. Kounalakis, a highly experienced marine fuels professional, joins the region’s senior team to take on responsibility for business development and help to drive further sales growth across North America, in line with the company’s global expansion strategy.  Read More »

ADM-Marubeni venture expands in U.S. Pacific Northwest

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Statistics | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Archer Daniels Midland Co strengthened its hand in the global grains marketplace by acquiring a stake in a second export terminal in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, a vital gateway for U.S. agricultural shipments to Asia. Read More »

Trains roll at Australia coal port after protester removed

Reuters | September 29, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Train movements resumed at Australia's Newcastle port, the world's largest coal export terminal, hours after a protester disrupted operations by chaining himself to tracks, the national rail network operator said. Read More »

Collision delays Suez Canal traffic (Video)

Reuters | September 29, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Collision delays Suez Canal traffic (Video)

Two container ships collided at the northern end of Egypt’s Suez Canal, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route, shipping sources said on Monday. Read More »

Maersk TP3 service changes in Newark NJ (wks 39-41)

AJOT | September 28, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Maersk has recently experienced vessel delays in Vancouver and in Asia, affecting the TP3 service. Maersk advises that that based on current vessel schedules (still subject to change) they expect to see the following variations in TP3 service. Read More »

The Panama Canal Authority Takes Measures To Prevent Ebola Spread

AJOT | September 28, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway | Regulatory Issues

The Panama Canal Authority, in coordination with the country's Ministry of Health (MINSA), is taking the following measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and protect Canal workers and customers. Read More »

Hapag Lloyd Changes Agency in Ivory Coast

AJOT | September 28, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Hapag Lloyd announces the agency agreement with Sumaco will expire with effect from September 30, 2014. With effect from October 1, 2014 our new sub-agent for Territory of Ivory Coast will be Oil & Marine Agencies Cote d'Ivoire. Read More »

BHP Billiton to cut capital spending in its petroleum division

George Lauriat | September 26, 2014 | Energy | Discovery | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port | Dry Bulk Port

BHP Billiton, the Australian mining and oil giant, will cut capital spending in its petroleum division by $279 million in 2015, the company announced in its annual report. The trend follows that of other major oil and gas companies. Major producers including Shell, Chevron and Total have all announced plans this year plans to pull back on capital expenditures. Read More »

USCG says Phnom Penh Autonomous Port no longer maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures.

AJOT | September 26, 2014 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Regulatory Issues

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Cambodia are no longer maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. The previous exception of these ports from the actions required [imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States] is rescinded. Read More »

Oil spill at Quintero Bay, Chile

AJOT | September 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile is advising of an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday 24th September at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea. Read More »

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