Ports & Terminals

Fertilizer start-up bets Brazil will remain congested

AJOT | December 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Poor roads, ports, and other aging infrastructure have long been a key element of the so-called "Brazil cost" - the bottlenecks and other inefficiencies that make the country an expensive place to do business. Read More »

FEC and Port Everglades sign joint agreement to promote new 42.5-acre facility as global gateway

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Anticipating its new 42.5-acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility to become a major international and domestic freight hub for South Florida. The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) signed a joint marketing agreement with Port Everglades to pr Read More »

Govenor Jindal appoints transportation executive to Port of New Orleans Board

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Michael W. Kearney to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. He will serve a five-year term, succeeding John Fay, one of four Orleans Parish members on the regional Board, which governs Port operations in Or Read More »

GPA unveils North America’s first ERTG

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

he Georgia Ports Authority has unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this cleaner and more efficient method of operation. The new technology reduces fuel consumption Read More »

Zepol’s data shows US vessel imports are down from October to November by 12.8%

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company reports that U.S. import volume in November, measured in TEUs (twenty-foot-containers), is down 12.8% from October and another 15.2% from November of last year. The total number of TEUs imported fo Read More »

Brazil ports starved of investment, buried in red tape-group

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's ports are among the slowest and most costly in the world due poor infrastructure, high taxes, excessive red-tape and deficient road and rail access, the country's private transport sector said in a report. Read More »

Canada plans to sell Ridley Terminals in British Columbia

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Canadian government plans to sell Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal corporation that operates a bulk-handling facility at the British Columbian port of Prince Rupert, junior finance minister Ted Menzies announced. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Saga Future on her maiden voyage

AJOT | December 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Saga Future commanded by Capt. Umesh C. Sharma of India on her maiden voyage to the United States on November 19, 2012.


The S Read More »

November continues strong results in a ‘Great Year’ at the Port of Houston

AJOT | December 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Financially, November was a good month and 2012 a "great year," Executive Director Len Waterworth said in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its regular monthly meeting. Read More »

Konecranes delivers ten RTGs to ports and cargo handling services terminal in Lagos, Nigeria

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has successfully delivered ten Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to Ports and Cargo Handling Services (PCHS) Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria. PCHS, the port operations arm of the Nigerian Sifax Group, is a major player in port operations and r Read More »

Abu Dhabi terminals completes transition to Khalifa Port

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the strategic redirection of container traffic from the confines of downtown Abu Dhabi to a spacious new terminal 60 kilometres east of the city centre. Read More »

CMA Terminals California (CTC), becomes a stakeholder in PIER J Terminal at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The CMA CGM Group, via its American subsidiary CMA Terminals California (CTC), has announced that it has become a stakeholder of the Pacific Maritime Services (PMS) Joint Venture to operate PIER J Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California, USA. Read More »

JAXPORT to voluntarily reduce crane diesel emissions

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously approved a grant partnership with the state allowing the port to voluntarily reduce diesel emissions further at both the Talleyrand and Blount Island Marine Terminals.

The grant, awarded by the Flori Read More »

Port of Oakland takes comprehensive action on expenditures

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland is taking comprehensive and decisive action that demonstrates a new era of transparency and accountability at the Port. Read More »

Retail imports to increase 3.9% in December despite port strike



AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.9 percent in December despite a strike that closed the nation’s largest port complex for the first few days of the month, but retailers are keeping a close watch on Read More »

West Coast crisis over, US retail trade groups look East

AJOT | December 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With West Coast port workers back on the job, U.S. retailers and trade groups were turning focus back to negotiations to stop a potentially more damaging port strike in the East. Read More »

Barges pulled, Mississippi River woes limit grain flow

AJOT | December 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Some freight companies have pulled their barges from the mid-Mississippi and Illinois Rivers until March as low water after a severe drought disrupted business during the peak of the grain export season, industry sources said. Read More »

ZICT(G) welcomes Gold Star Line’s Haiphong Shuttle Express (HSX)

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On December 2nd, Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Gaolan) Limited (ZICT (G)) welcomed the maiden call from MV Eagle Star of Gold Star Line’s HSX service. The arrival of the vessel signals an increase in foreign trade services calling at ZICT (G). Read More »

NRF urges immediate resolution to the East and Gulf Coast ports dispute

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has issued a letter to the International Longshoremen’s Association and United State Maritime Alliance, Ltd., urging both sides to reach an immediate contract agreement before the December 29 deadline to ensure a secure and Read More »

Port of Long Beach offers financial relief to terminals


AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach officials said that the three Long Beach terminals closed by the recent work stoppage will have some cargo fees waived to provide financial relief and to expedite the movement of containers. Read More »