Ports & Terminals

Traffic at Ivory Coast’s Abidjan port jumps 87% in first half 2012

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Goods traffic at Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan jumped more than 87 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year as the country rebounded from a brief post-election conflict that hobbled trade, port authorities said. Read More »

Canaveral clears major hurdle for channel widening and deepening project

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Canaveral Port Authority has received unanimous approval for its feasibility study to proceed to agency review, a critical step needed for expediting widening and deepening of Canaveral harbor. Read More »

Carlson appointed Executive Port Director/CEO of Port Freeport

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Bill Terry, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Port Freeport, announces the selection and appointment of Glenn Carlson as Executive Port Director and CEO. Chairman Terry noted that after several months of diligent searching and review of a number Read More »

Zepol reports US vessel imports are down another 3.6% in September

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for September, measured in TEUs, is down 3.6% from August, but is up from September of 2011 by 2.6%. Imports of TEUs shifted from over 1.6 million last mon Read More »

Port of Gulfport moves special $20 million cargo

AJOT | October 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With capabilities for handling bulk, break-bulk, and containerized cargo, the Port of Gulfport recently moved a special shipment – two custom-built fast patrol boats were loaded onto the MV Thorco Attraction by Stevedoring Services of America. With an est Read More »

Liebherr tops 40 deliveries in North America

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In early 2012, a state-of-the-art Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane, type LHM 550, marked the 40th delivery to the North American market. Of these machines 32 were delivered to the United States and 8 to Canada. Since 2006 a stable upward trend has been evide Read More »

High-efficiency

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp., headquartered in Elizabeth, has announced the opening of its expanded Non-Intrusive (NII) inspection facility located at 141 North Ave., enhancing the capabilities of its Comprehensive Examination Station (CES) a Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services in strategic partnership with Palumbo S.P.A.

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with offshore logistics and freight forwarding specialist Palumbo S.P.A. to form ISS Palumbo S.r.l. Read More »

Panama Canal sets new tonnage record

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal set a mark in its history as it reached a new tonnage record of 333.7 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) during fiscal year 2012 which concluded on September 30. This achievement highlights the value of Panama and its significance as a l Read More »

Ports of Rotterdam and Gothenburg in LNG alliance

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam, and the largest port in Scandinavia, the Port of Gothenburg, have entered a new alliance. The aim is to speed up the establishment of liquefied natural gas as a maritime fuel. Read More »

Saathoff named Managing Director, Corporate Projects at Port of Houston Authority

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Len Waterworth has announced the hiring of Phyllis Saathoff as Managing Director of Corporate Projects. Saathoff was introduced to staff by Waterworth earlier today. In his introduction, Waterworth shared that Read More »

China’s top ports handle more containers in Sept

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China's leading ports saw their container volumes rise strongly in September from a year earlier, offering first clues that overall trade in the world's second-largest economy may have picked up last month. Read More »

Egypt sees revenue in Suez Canal corridor project

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Straddling one of the world's great sea routes, the Suez Canal corridor is set to become a bridge connecting Africa with Asia if a grand plan by Egypt's new government comes to fruition. Read More »

Industry park to drive Abu Dhabi’s new port, CEO says

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi's new Khalifa Port, built at a cost of $7.1 billion, expects to reach an initial target for container handling capacity in five years on the back of a growing industrial park nearby, a top executive of the management company said. Read More »

VPA signs 20-year lease with ecoFUELS; signals new beginning for PMT

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has approved a 20-year lease with its first tenant at Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), ecoFUELS Pellet Storage LLC, a Virginia-based company that exports wood pellets to Europe. Read More »

Retail container imports to increase 9.9% in October as stores stock up for holiday season

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 9.9 percent in October as merchants wrap up the annual shipping cycle for holiday merchandise, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by t Read More »

ECT and Kloosterboer to develop Rotterdam Cool Port

AJOT | October 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Kloosterboer, Europe Container Terminals (ECT) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority want to join forces in setting up Rotterdam Cool Port. The planned location for this intermodal hub for the transhipment and storage of refrigerated and frozen products is Read More »

Third sailing added to Richmond barge service

AJOT | October 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia Port Authority (VPA) officials are confident that a third sailing of the container-on-barge service called the 64 Express that connects the Hampton Roads Harbor with the Port of Richmond will be a factor in doubling the volume of cargo moved by t Read More »

Seaports proving to be safe harbors for US Industrial real estate sector, despite a turbulent global

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Competition for market share of inbound shipping remains fierce among U.S. ports, especially as the east coast gears up for an expanded Panama Canal and trade flows continue to shift among developed and emerging countries, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’ Read More »

Virginia is first East Coast stop on reworked MSC service

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia will be the first US East Coast stop on a reworked vessel service operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) that will bring more import cargo from South America to Virginia. Read More »