Ports & Terminals

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 »

Premium Article  Port of Virginia faces tumultuous but upward looking times

Karen Thuermer | October 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

By the time AJOT readers see this column; the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) Board of Commissioners will have held their public hearing on October 4 to air concerns regarding the evaluation of proposals for operators w Read More »

Premium Article  Retirement reception honoring Mike Leone draws over 200

AJOT | October 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A retirement reception honoring Massport’s port director Mike Leone, was held at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal on Sept. 25, 2012. Read More »

Premium Article  Massport’s Port Director, Mike Leone retires after over three decades of public service.

George Lauriat | October 04, 2012 | People | Interviews | Ports & Terminals

Views and Interviews

Mike Leone, now in his early sixties, looks remarkably young - with the exception of that great shock of white hair - for a man who has just completed his second career.

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Premium Article  APM Terminals: unlocking economic value

AJOT | October 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia, blessed with superb approaches, unimpeded harbor, and a highly skilled and motivated ILA work force, faces continuing challenges in an era of economic globalization. A decade ago APM Terminals conceived, designed, built and put into Read More »

Premium Article  Times they are a changing in the reefer business

George Lauriat | October 04, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

There has been a “paradigm shift” in the reefer business according to Maersk’s Bill Duggan. And there’s a lot more change to come in the market, just ask Apple, which ships IPhone 5s in reefer boxes.

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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 »

VPA Board names Oliver interim Executive Director

AJOT | September 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners named Rodney W. Oliver as the interim executive director of the agency, taking over for Jerry Bridges who is scheduled to step down from the agency’s top position on Oct. 31. Read More »

$14 million investment drives Port of Brunswick expansion

AJOT | September 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A $14.7 million investment in the Georgia Ports Authority’s Brunswick facilities has significantly increased capacity, driving tremendous expansion in the Port of Brunswick’s auto-machinery and biomass fuel trades. Read More »