Ports & Terminals

Well placed, Port of Albany strives to be regional economic engine - by Matt Miller

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

Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. Read More »

Mount Vernon port breaks Indiana shipping record

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recorded the highest quarterly shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana's over 50-plus year history during the first quarter of 2015. This was the second consecutive quarter the port broke this record. First quarter shipments increased three percent over the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up 48 percent over 2014's first quarter. Read More »

14% container volume growth at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

SC Ports Authority sustained double-digit container volume gains in March, reporting 14.3 percent fiscal year to date growth of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the same period last year. Read More »

Port Of Oakland container cargo volume rebounds in March

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Containerized trade is rebounding at the Port of Oakland after two months of decline. The Port said today that cargo volume in March increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. That’s a turnaround from a 31 percent decrease in January and February. Read More »

East Coast ports, Caribbean, even Mexico look to gain as shippers spurn West Coast

Paul Scott Abbott | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Not only are ports along the U.S. East Coast benefiting as shippers look for options to congested West Coast gateways, but opportunities also await in the Caribbean and Mexico as near-sourcing of products for American consumers is likely to accelerate. Read More »

Vopak workers plan one day strike at 11 Dutch oil, gas, chemical terminals

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Vopak workers are planning strike action at all 11 of the company’s oil, gas and chemical terminals in the Netherlands on April 22, union officials said on Wednesday. Read More »

Directly to the Loading Bay at LUG with aiRSS

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

LUG aircargo handling GmbH is implementing a new dynamic Ramp Service and Time Slot Management System at their terminal in the Cargo City South at Frankfurt International Airport effective May 11, 2015. Read More »

Grup TCB acquires Terminal Polivalente de Castellón

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

The transaction is part of the strategic development and growth plan of Grup TCB and consolidates its leadership in the Mediterranean arc. Read More »

GPA container traffic leaps nearly 28%

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Savannah has moved 2.66 million twenty-foot equivalent container units during the fiscal year through March. Read More »

Vopak staff to strike at Vlissingen

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Staff at Vopak will strike for at least two hours on Wednesday at the oil and gas storage company’s terminal at the Dutch port of Vlissingen, a union official told Reuters. Read More »

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines; Port of Houston Receives Nearly $900,000

GlobeNewswire | April 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Houston Authority will receive almost $900,000 as part of an award of more than $2.1 million by the U.S. EPA for three clean diesel projects in EPA’s Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) to help reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port reopens after shutdown

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port reopened on Tuesday as weather conditions improved, two shipping industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

Kranunion, Paceco Corp and Römer Fördertechnik confirmed as latest members of PEMA

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has announced three new member companies: Paceco Corp, Kranunion GmbH & Co and Römer Fördertechnik GmbH. Read More »

March volumes up 16% for Port of Virginia; Sets new monthly volume record

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Cargo volumes rebounded March resulting in an all-time record for the number of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a month at The Port of Virginia. Read More »

Access to Brazil’s Santos port back to normal after fire

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Access to Brazil’s largest port, Santos, was fully restored for cargo and passenger vehicles on Monday after one entrance had been partially blocked for a week due to a fire at a nearby fuel-tank facility, highway operator Ecovias said. Read More »

China says investigating former Ningbo Port chairman

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

China is investigating the former chairman of Ningbo Port Group, manager of one of the world’s busiest ports, the country’s top graft-busting body said, naming the latest target of an anti-corruption drive ordered by President Xi Jinping. Read More »

Bad weather shuts Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port, a major oil operations centre for Saudi Aramco, was shut on Monday because of bad weather, two shipping industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

British Columbia: oil spill response shows unprepared for more tankers

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

British Columbian officials on Friday criticized the Canadian government’s response to an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, calling into question plans for new crude oil export pipelines in the Pacific Coast province. Read More »

Vancouver’s horrifying oil spill could have been avoided (SIU, CMSCC)

PR Newswire | April 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

They are calling on the Canadian Government to strengthen Canada's Cabotage laws in order prevent another environmental catastrophe like the oil spill in Vancouver this week. Read More »

Brazil port city suspends Ultracargo fuel operations after fire

Reuters | April 10, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

The mayor of Santos suspended on Friday operations at a fuel storage warehouse in Brazil after a week-long fire at the facility operated by Ultracargo slowed exports from the country’s largest port. Read More »