Ports & Terminals

CSX implements temporary plan for Curtis Bay loading

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

CSX Transportation has implemented an interim plan to accommodate deliveries pending repairs to the Bayside Coal Pier, one of two piers at CSX's Curtis Bay coal facility in Baltimore. The shiploader and pier were damaged on August 25 when a vessel destine Read More »

Record call at the Port of Le Havre from the MSC Rachele

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On September 12th, the MSC Rachele, owned by the world 2nd largest shipping company, called at the new TNMSC terminal in Port 2000 in order to handle 4,584 containers corresponding to around 7,800 TEUs. Read More »

APM Terminals buys into Global Ports for Russian growth

AJOT | September 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals is to buy a 37.5 percent stake in Russia's Global Ports from N-Trans for $860 million to establish a foothold in the Russian cargo market. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston moves forward in realizing its new era

Karen Thuermer | September 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

The economic recession may have created a slow down in business activity across the country, but nothing is at a stand still at the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Premium Article  Westinghouse, GE, Boeing & Clemson Univ offer oversize shipment opportunities to Port of Charleston

Karen Thuermer | September 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

When it comes to moving nuclear power plant equipment, heavy-handed labor support is a huge factor. That’s why Westinghouse chose the Port of Charleston for its multi-year contract to handle oversize project cargo in support Read More »

Premium Article  Demerits of a strike; A lose, lose situation.

George Lauriat | September 06, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By George Lauriat, AJOT

The ILA (International Longshoremen's Association) and USMX (United States Maritime Alliance), as of this writing (Sept. 5,) have broken off negotiations on the master contract that expires September 30th. The ILA, which repres Read More »

US dockworkers return to talks ahead of contract expiration

AJOT | September 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing U.S. dockworkers and the organization for shipping companies and ports agreed to resume labor talks to avert a possible strike that would stop container movement at 36 ports along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Read More »

Port of New Orleans to reopen today

AJOT | August 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Coast Guard will reopen the Mississippi River today with only a few restrictions allowing the Carnival Elation cruise ship to return to the Port of New Orleans’ Erato Street Cruise Terminal. Read More »

Port of New Orleans officials to assess Hurricane Isaac damage

AJOT | August 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans officials continue to work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to determine when the Mississippi River could reopen following slow-moving Hurricane Isaac. Read More »

US grain elevators shut, barges halted as Isaac nears

AJOT | August 27, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. grain elevators on the Gulf coast were shut and barges carrying grain and other goods on the lower Mississippi River were halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Premium Article  Logistec acquires CrossGlobe Transport

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Corporation has announced that it has acquired, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Logistec USA Inc., 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of CrossGlobe Transport, Ltd. (CrossGlobe). Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Philadelphia and regional government officials celebrate channel deepening progress

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), welcomed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and about a dozen federal, state, and local legislators to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, PRPA’s largest cargo facility on A Read More »

Premium Article  TT Club’s new website gives forwarders greater control over cargo insurance

George Lauriat | August 26, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Thomas Miller’s Dan Negron manages the TT Club mutual in the Americas. Recently the London-based mutual unveiled their new cargo cover website for forwarders and other logistic providers. By George Lauriat, AJOT Read More »

Cargo operations to cease today as Port of New Orleans readies for Isaac

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo terminals within the Port of New Orleans will cease operations by 5 p.m. today as Port personnel and terminal operators finish storm preparedness procedures in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Cargo operations to cease today as Port of New Orleans readies for Isaac

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo terminals within the Port of New Orleans will cease operations by 5 p.m. today as Port personnel and terminal operators finish storm preparedness procedures in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes continue to thrive in Russia

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. recently delivered and commissioned two panamax STS cranes in Vladivostok and has taken orders for further STS cranes to be delivered to Novorossiysk and St. Petersburg.

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GIE Nouméa Port and Vale NC go live with Tideworks’ Solutions at New Caledonia facilities

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that both Vale New Caledonia, at Prony Port in New Caledonia, and GIE Nouméa Port, also in New Caledonia, have gone live w Read More »

Grays Harbor celebrates Chrysler’s booming exports

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Representatives from Siem Car Carriers, Port of Grays Harbor, and The Pasha Group welcomed Chrysler executives William Cook, Mike Dezenski and John Griffin at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the Port on August 22. The celebration recognizes the 100,000 Read More »

Growth in throughput for Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2012, 222 million tonnes of cargo was handled in the port of Rotterdam, 3.2% up on the first half of 2011. Incoming trade rose by 1% to 155 million tonnes and outgoing trade by 8% to 66 million tonnes. Bulk throughput increased by 5% Read More »

Panjiva launches Maritime Monitor to provide enhanced port and shipment data

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Panjiva, the leading intelligence platform for global trade professionals, has announced the availability of a new product, Maritime Monitor. This product is designed to meet the trade analysis and lead generation requirements for the maritime industry. T Read More »