Ports & Terminals

Construction begins on new bridge at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Officials recently celebrated the kickoff of construction on a $1 billion project to replace the primary bridge at the Port of Long Beach, a four-year effort that will enhance a critical link in the nation's trade system and improve an important transport Read More »

Panama Canal issues notice to proceed to build bridge on the Atlantic side

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

On January 8, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued the notice to proceed to VINCI Construction Grands Projects to build a bridge on the Atlantic side of the Canal. Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.9% y/y in December

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port saw its container volume rise 3.9 percent in December from a year earlier, data issued by the port's operator showed, cementing its position as the world's busiest container port. Read More »

Longoria appointed Chairman of Houston Port Commission

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Janiece M. Longoria was appointed Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by a joint session of the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council. She has served on the Port Commission on behalf of the City of Hou Read More »

YICT achieves 100 million TEU milestone in less than two decades

AJOT | January 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

On January 8th, 2013, Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) handled its 100 millionth TEU, a record it achieved in a mere 18.5 years. This milestone follows YICT’s 2007 performance when it became the world’s first container terminal to reach an Read More »

Mississippi River has enough water to stay open

AJOT | January 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The drought-drained Mississippi River has enough water for barges to maintain shipments of billions of dollars worth of commodities, and the White House will consider "any option" to keep it open for commerce, U.S. Sen Dick Durbin said. Read More »

Coalition for responsible transp announces JAXPORT as newest partner in clean air efforts

AJOT | January 06, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) has announced that the Jacksonville Ports Authority (JAXPORT) has joined CRT to collaborate with leading cargo owners, trucking companies, ocean carriers and CRT's partner organizations including Environm Read More »

Foreign port operator to quit Syria as civil war worsens

AJOT | January 06, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTS) is pulling out of operating Syria's Tartous container port in another sign of trade being hit by the worsening violence of the country's civil war. Read More »

Seaport planning manager Anderton promoted to new role at Port Everglades

AJOT | January 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades seaport planning expert David Anderton has been promoted to the newly created position of Assistant Director of Port Everglades, Strategic Planning and Development, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak announced re Read More »

Konecranes’ business area equipment to reallocate resources to emerging markets

AJOT | January 02, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

As a result of new equipment demand moving towards emerging markets, Konecranes Business Area Equipment has initiated actions to align operations closer to customers. Read More »

Strader joins Port Freeport as CFO

AJOT | January 02, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Bringing more than 25 years experience in public as well as private sector accounting, finance and auditing, Jeff Strader recently joined Port Freeport as the Chief Financial Officer. Read More »

Teesport Container Terminal investment aims to deliver first class service

AJOT | January 02, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has successfully installed a new terminal operating system at Teesport. Read More »

ICTSI pulls out of Syria

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), through its subsidiary Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT), has announced the pull-out of its business in the Syrian Arab Republic due to the civil war in that country, and the resul Read More »

Imminent threat of labor unrest averted at US Northwest ports

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The threat of imminent labor unrest at four U.S. Pacific Northwest ports was averted as the dockworkers union said its members would stay on the job despite "substandard" contract terms being imposed unilaterally by grain shippers. Read More »

Suderman Contracting Stevedores and Suderman Terminals in the U.S. Gulf are rebranded as Metro Ports

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Nautilus International Holding Corp. Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer James R. Callahan announced the rebranding of its subsidiaries Suderman Contracting Stevedores, Inc. and Suderman Terminals, Inc. to its established nationwide subsidiaries Read More »

Chinese firm plans $11 billion rail, port, steel projects in Cambodia

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Two Chinese companies have reached a deal to build a 400-km (250-mile) rail line, a steel plant and a sea port in Cambodia worth a combined $11.2 billion in what would be by far the impoverished country's biggest-ever investments. Read More »

Deal reached to avert US port strike for now

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing nearly 15,000 dockworkers at U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast seaports stretching from Boston to Corpus Christi, Texas, reached a tentative contract deal with shipping companies, averting a strike that threatened to wreak havoc on the U Read More »

Panama Oct economic activity rises 10.2 pct yr/yr

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Panama's economy grew 10.2 percent in October compared with the same period a year earlier, the government's statistics agency said. Read More »

Rotterdam port cargo volumes grow 1.7% in 2012

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Rotterdam port, Europe's biggest, said on Friday its cargo volumes rose 1.7 percent to 442 million tons in 2012, but warned that sluggish economic growth would weigh on volumes next year. Read More »

Storm damages grains silos at Brazil’s Paranagua port

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Strong winds and rain at Paranagua, Latin America's biggest grains port, damaged part of a public storage unit and a sorting area but did not slow exports, port administrators said. Read More »