Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach container volumes up in June
imports and exports rise from a year ago

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Both import and export container traffic at the Port of Long Beach rose in June compared to the same period a year ago, with imports up 3.5 percent and exports up 5.6 percent. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA receives top AAPA Communications Award

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA has been awarded a top communications prize by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The port was notified in June that it was selected to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence, Best Overall Campaign for its Read More »

Charleston harbor deepening to be completed sooner, cost less

AJOT | July 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Charleston's Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project is expected to be completed sooner and cost less, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Charleston District shared today during an update to stakeholders. Read More »

Brazil customs dispute boosts checks on exports

AJOT | July 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian customs officials are stepping up inspections on goods leaving through the country's ports to pressure the government to address their wage hike demands, their union said, but the action was having only minimal effect on commodities shipments. Read More »

Liebherr delivers 2 Super Post Panamax STS Cranes to Ngqura, South Africa

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes has recently delivered and commissioned 2 Super Post Panamax Cranes in Ngqura Container Terminal, South Africa. The terminal is operated by Transnet and these two cranes bring to eight, the total number of Liebherr ship to shore Read More »

HK customs smash record S.American cocaine syndicate

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A joint operation by Hong Kong and U.S. authorities, nicknamed 'Surfing Coke', has helped net the city's largest cocaine haul, worth around HK$760 million ($98 million). Read More »

Russia resumes rail oil shipments to Novorossiisk

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Russia has tentatively restarted oil product shipments to the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk after floods over the weekend wrought havoc on the transportation infrastructure, industry sources said. Read More »

Shanghai Port container throughput up 5.7% in June

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume in June rise 5.7 percent from the previous year, with the growth rate picking up for the second straight month, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Transnet insists on coal line expansion

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South African logistics group Transnet is committed to raising capacity on its coal export rail line despite a policy debate that could curb outside sales if the commodity is declared a "strategic resource," its head said. Read More »

RILA urges East Coast ports and Longshoremen to avoid work stoppage


AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In a letter, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. to reach a contract agreement well in advance of the September 30 deadline in order to prevent a d Read More »

Long Beach Board approves incentives to attract more cargo


AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Larger ships and rail-bound containers will get financial breaks. Read More »

Floods damage Russian grain export routes

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Floods that hit Russia's Black Sea coast have wrought chaos on major road and rail links to Russia's main grain export outlet, but stocks at the port are high and may delay the impact on exports, trade and analyst sources said. Read More »

Cape Breton Regional Municipality launches marketing effort to develop container terminal in Sydney

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, has launched a marketing campaign to promote the strategic advantages of developing a container shipping port terminal in Sydney harbor. Read More »

MV Cosco Houston makes first US call at Port of Houston Authority TOD

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

COSCO Container Lines’ new MV COSCO Houston made its first United States call, appropriately at its namesake city, docking at the Port of Houston Authority’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Read More »

SC Ports pursuing inland port to improve efficiency of freight movement

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is pursuing the development of an inland port in Greer, South Carolina, to improve the efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston, the South Carolina Upstate and neighboring sta Read More »

US Coast Guard empty-handed in stowaway search

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

It's been anything but smooth sailing for the U.S. Coast Guard this month.

For the second time in June, the Coast Guard has fruitlessly pursued a time-consuming, high-profile search, drawing away resources from an agency that protects the country's ma Read More »

DP World sells Adelaide container port to Flinders

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port operator DP World was forced to handover its 60-percent holding in Adelaide's container terminal to Flinders Port after the Australian firm exercised its right to buy the stake, DP World said. Read More »

New ISS regional operations team announced for Europe and North Africa

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced its new regional team for Europe and North Africa following the creation of its new operations division. Read More »

US Congress passes RESTORE Act, directs billions to Gulf Coast

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Greater New Orleans, Inc. applauded Congress for passing the RESTORE Act as part of the Surface Transportation Extension Act, marking an important step toward restoring the Gulf Coast. The RESTORE Act dedicates 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines paid by Read More »

World’s largest Ro/Ro vessel arrives at Packer Avenue Marine to discharge Hyundais and Kias

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The world’s largest roll on/roll off (ro/ro) vessel, the MV Tysla, discharged Hyundai and Kia vehicles on June 30th during a port call at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT). Read More »