Ports & Terminals

Malaysia’s Tenaga raises takeover offer price for port operator

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Tenaga Nasional Bhd , Malaysia’s largest power group, said on Wednesday it has raised the takeover price for Integrax Bhd by 18.2 percent after a leading shareholder of the port operator rejected its offer. Read More »

Access road to Brazil’s Santos port cleared of striking truckers

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

A main access road to Brazil’s Port of Santos was cleared early on Wednesday after a truck driver strike dispersed, though other roads in the country remained blocked as protests stretched into a second week. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority is ready for increased demand

GlobeNewswire | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Houston Authority is ready to provide cost-efficient and consistent solutions to cargo owners and logistics companies, Executive Director Roger Guenther said today in his monthly report to the Port Commission. Read More »

West Coast ports delays could swamp companies for two months

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Congestion at the U.S. West Coast ports could take as much as two months to unwind, according to port and trade group officials, with retailers and other companies bracing for further shipment delays after the apparent resolution of a months-long labor dispute. Read More »

Truck strike crimps Brazil food, fuel supplies, soy exports

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

Truck drivers protesting high fuel prices for a seventh day interrupted supplies of diesel and raw materials across Brazil's farm belt and threatened to hold up grains exports at ports in the midst of a record harvest. Read More »

Intermodal Incentive Program announced to encourage container activity at the Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority announces availability of State-Sponsored Intermodal Incentive Program to encourage container activity at the Port Of Philadelphia. Port also reports big gains in initial 2015 cargo activity. Read More »

With labor dispute resolved, L.A., Long Beach Mayors pledge new levels of cooperation

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Ports plan to work together on environmental, security, legislative, supply chain logistics and marketing initiatives Read More »

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association concludes its largest AGM to date

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Landside Service

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) held its largest ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Amsterdam earlier this month, with more than 100 industry executives holding discussions on key developments in the sector, and keynote speeches on trends and challenges in port and terminal operations. Read More »

West Coast port dispute costing Honda 25,000 vehicles

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Honda Motor Co praised an agreement to end a labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports but said shipping delays will cost the company about 25,000 vehicles this month. Read More »

West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. Read More »

Tentative deal reached for US West Coast ports; relief for trans-Pacific trade

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes consolidation of Crowley’s Jacksonville operations

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors unanimously approved an expanded, long-term lease with Crowley Liner Services Inc., a subsidiary of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, a privately held family and employee-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville and operating here since 1975. Read More »

Kenya to start work on new northern seaport

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya will start construction work next month on a long-delayed new port to be built on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, the presidency announced. Read More »

ICTSI names new GM for MICT

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamed Ghandar as General Manager of its flagship, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Read More »

Teamsters Port Division reacts to tentative agreement averting West Coast port shut down

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA – Friday evening, West Coast dockworkers represented by the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced a tentative agreement had been reached. The Teamsters Port Division made the following statement: Read More »

Port of Oakland applauds waterfront contract settlement

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Oakland this evening applauded the tentative agreement of a new longshore labor contract for the West Coast waterfront. At the same time, it called for efforts to accelerate the movement of global container trade. Read More »

AgTC Exec. Director Statement on ILWU PMA Agreement

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Statement of Peter Friedmann, Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, upon news that agreement has been reached between the PMA and ILWU on a new contract Read More »

FMCS Acting Director Allison Beck on a tentative agreement between the ILWU and PMA

PR Newswire | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Acting Director Allison Beck today issued the following statement on a tentative agreement reached between representatives of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association covering operations at 29 U.S. ports on the Pacific coast Read More »

PMA, ILWU Announce West Coast Waterfront Contract

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

FMCS, Cabinet Secretaries Played Key Roles Read More »

International Transportation Service places order for gantry cranes at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has announced that International Transportation Service, Inc.(ITS), a subsidiary of “K” Line, has placed an order for 4 units of the largest and most modern gantry cranes with PACECO® CORP., a subsidiary of MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. that will install these new 23-row width cranes at ITS’s container terminal at Long Beach. Read More »