Ports & Terminals

Yusen Terminals Inc. recieves PMA first place Safety Awards for Excellence

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) was honored with two First Place Safety Awards at the recent Pacific Maritime Association’s 64th Annual Safety Awards Banquet held in Long Beach, CA. YTI won 1st Place for the 2012 Southern California Area Class “A” Container O Read More »

DP World sells Hong Kong assets for $742 million

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Ports operator DP World Limited is selling its stakes in two container terminals and a logistics centre in Hong Kong for $742 million as part of a rejig of assets in favour of fast-growing emerging markets. Read More »

Dukal, OHL enter Savannah market

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Dukal Corporation, a leading supplier of disposable medical products, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its major port of entry, and established new distribution center space in Savannah’s Foreign Trade Zone. Read More »

Seattle union appeals environmental ruling on proposed Sonics arena

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

A Seattle port workers union has appealed a court ruling that a $490 million sports arena planned to house the city's sorely missed National Basketball Association franchise does not violate Washington state environmental laws, the union's lawyer said. Read More »

Union files unfair labor charge over United Grain lockout

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) filed an unfair labor practice charge against United Grain Corp (UGC) after its members were locked out of the company's Vancouver, Washington, grain export terminal last week. Read More »

Oceanic Iron’s shipborne strategy sets it apart

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

For the dozens of junior miners with properties along the iron belt of Eastern Canada, rail is the key to unlocking the potential of their remote assets. Oceanic Iron Ore Corp is one of the few exceptions. Read More »

The Buenaventura Container Terminal invests 
$3.5 million in new technology

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Buenaventura Container Terminal (TCBuen) in Colombia, part of Grup Maritim TCB, is the first terminal in Latin America to implement new OCR systems, Match Maker and DGPS on quay and yard cranes, as well as in processes of gate entry and exit. The inve Read More »

Genk first Flemish terminal to join InlandLinks

AJOT | March 04, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The container terminal at the Port of Genk (Belgium) has joined InlandLinks. This brings the total number of terminals to 32: 26 in the Netherlands, 3 in Germany and 2 in Belgium. The terminal in Genk is trimodal and has a capacity, on the water side, of Read More »

Northern European ports spearhead move to gas as ship fuel

AJOT | March 04, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

North European ports are leading a switch to natural gas as a cleaner way to power ships than burning oil-based bunker fuel, while regulation and cost benefits are likely to convince other sectors to follow in coming years. Read More »

Maritime Administrator Matsuda tours Port of Brownsville

AJOT | March 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator David Matsuda recently toured the site of a planned marine cargo dock at the Port of Brownsville that will help transform this vital port into a hub for international trade. The proposed infr Read More »

Officials break ground on South Carolina inland port

AJOT | March 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Progress on a new inland port in Greer, South Carolina has taken a significant step forward, as more than 250 port users, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials came together to break ground at the site. Read More »

Panama posts 2nd straight year of double-digit growth in 2012

AJOT | March 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Panama's economy notched its second consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2012, driven by a $5.25 billion expansion of its canal and the development of Central America's first subway, though a slowdown is expected in 2013. Read More »

Konecranes wins record order for container handling equipment from Indonesian terminal operator

AJOT | February 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), (“Pelindo III”). The order comprises 10 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, 20 Automated Stacking Cranes ( Read More »

PNW port worker union ratifies pact with CHS/Cargill’s TEMCO

AJOT | February 27, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

TEMCO, a joint venture of U.S. agribusinesses Cargill and CHS Inc, and a dock workers union at export terminals in the Pacific Northwest said they have agreed to a five-year union contract to be signed and implemented on March 9. Read More »

Governor O’Malley announces record 2012 for Port of Baltimore Public Marine Terminals

AJOT | February 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

It was a record year in 2012 for the public marine terminals at the Port of Baltimore. Key targeted commodities autos, containers, and roll on/roll off (farm and construction machinery) all saw their best years as the Port continued to rebound from the e Read More »

Russia moving ahead with port and diamond stake sales

AJOT | February 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Russia is pushing ahead with plans to sell stakes in diamond miner Alrosa and port operator Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port as part of a privatization drive, the State Property Agency said. Read More »

CMA CGM adds Charleston to Asia service

AJOT | February 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM is adding the Port of Charleston to its Pacific Express 3 (PEX 3) weekly service, providing an additional connection for the region's shippers to ports across Asia. Read More »

Portland, ME will replace Norfolk, VA as a port of call

AJOT | February 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Eimskip has decided to add Portland, Maine as a port of call in the end of March 2013, replacing the port in Norfolk, Virginia. The main objective of this change is to shorten transit time between North-America and Europe and to offer biweekly port calls. Read More »

JAXPORT to pursue 47-foot federal channel

AJOT | February 25, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors have voted unanimously to inform the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that JAXPORT will pursue a harbor deep enough to remain competitive by supplying additional local investment for the project. Read More »

Toyota to export Venza crossovers via Port of Brunswick

AJOT | February 25, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Toyota announced today that it will begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza crossover vehicles to Russia and Ukraine via the Port of Brunswick, GA. Read More »