Ports & Terminals

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 »

Sharp surge in Russian traffic via Hamburg after WTO accession

AJOT | February 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Russia is the second-most important trading partner for the Port of Hamburg in terms of seaborne container handling. With a total volume of approx. 675,000 standard containers (TEU) handled between Hamburg and the Russian ports, the volume of container tr Read More »

Pasha Hawaii welcomes Ford Motor Co.

AJOT | February 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The week of February 25 has seen the first shipment to Hawaii of new Ford Motor Company vehicles from San Diego by Pasha Hawaii. Read More »

Los Angeles port contract brings much-needed stability back to the supply chain, NRF says

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on the ratification of a contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and Read More »

Matson expands Savannah operation

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Matson Logistics, a leading provider of multimodal transportation, warehousing, and distribution services throughout North America, has established new distribution center space in Savannah. Read More »

Workers strike at Maceio port in Brazil

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a strike by port workers at Maceio port in Brazil on Friday 22nd February from 0700 to 13.00 hours. Read More »

Guyana discovers big cocaine shipment in logs bound for Holland

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Drug enforcement agents in Guyana found 360 kg (794 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of timber destined for the Netherlands, one of the biggest ever seizures in the South American country, officials said. Read More »

Landlocked neighbors worried by possible Kenya poll violence

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's landlocked neighbors are stocking up on fuel and food to prevent the kind of disruption they suffered after being cut off from the port of Mombasa by angry rioters following a disputed election five years ago. Read More »

Russia’s Novorossiisk to build Black Sea port vegoils facility

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Russia's Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port Group (NCSP) said it has signed an agreement with state trader United Grain Company to build a vegetable oils facility at the Black Sea port with capacity to store and ship up to 2 million tons a year. Read More »

NZ’s Port of Tauranga H1 profits up on asset sale, higher cargo

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

New Zealand's Port of Tauranga Ltd reported a surge in its first half profit to a record level due to higher cargo volumes and one-off gains from an asset sale. Read More »

New STS crane concept, designed for finger pier applications.

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Grup TCB and Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. have created an innovative crane design tailor made for best performance from the jetty pier in Nemrut Bay/Aliaga, Turkey, where Grup TCB operates its container terminal TCEEGE. Until now, in order to service co Read More »

NYK Group Americas Inc. announces Burgoyne as the Ceres Terminals new President & CEO

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

NYK Group Americas Inc. has announced W. Patrick Burgoyne as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceres Terminals Incorporated, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Burgoyne has served since 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Yusen Terminals Inc Read More »