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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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St. Lawrence Seaway workers threaten to strike

Reuters | October 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Seaport Service

Union workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, have given notice of a possible strike, which could start on Friday afternoon, Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, said on Tuesday. Read More »

Premium Article  Suez Canal expansion project

George Lauriat | October 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

It is an ambitious project with an equally ambitious timetable that could impact global trade patterns for decades to come. The promise of not only upgrading the 145-year-old Suez Canal itself but also the adjacent land could have a transforming effect on the Egyptian economy. Read More »

Premium Article  Transshipment hubs play key role in growth of Mediterranean ports

George Lauriat | October 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Transshipment hubs play key role in growth of Mediterranean ports

The container ports of the Mediterranean often act as the transshipment hubs for the services running between Europe and Asia through the Suez Canal. In recent years, there has been a shift in growth to the Eastern Mediterranean ports like the Greek port of Piraeus and the Turkish ports of Ambarli (Istanbul) and Mersin. Read More »

Long Beach Commission makes executive appointments

AJOT | October 27, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently filled key Harbor Department executive posts with staff veterans as the Department continues to undergo a reorganization initiated by Chief Executive Jon Slangerup.
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Tanzania says construction of China-funded port to start in 2015

Reuters | October 27, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Construction of a Chinese-funded port and special economic zone in Tanzania worth at least $10 billion will start in July 2015, the president’s office said in a statement on Monday, for the first time setting a start date for the delayed initiative. Read More »

Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

Reuters | October 23, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises. Read More »

South Africa’s main coal terminal stops releasing export data

Reuters | October 23, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal, the largest in the world, has stopped publishing monthly operational updates detailing shipments of coal because it is “competitive information”, its chief executive said on Thursday. Read More »

‘Hit the HMT target!’ letter amasses over 400 backers; moves to Congress

AJOT | October 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

With more than 400 ports, corporations, associations and individuals as signatories, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) finalized and sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees, urging them to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), passed in May. Read More »

BBC Chartering with dedicated project terminal in Houston

AJOT | October 22, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports

BBC Chartering with dedicated project terminal in Houston

The global project carrier BBC Chartering has announced that Manchester Terminal in the Port of Houston is the carrier’s new dedicated hub in North America. Managed through Gulfstream Marine, BBC vessels and their customers can now enjoy priority berthing and 24/7 serviceability in the Port of Houston. Read More »

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