Ports & Terminals

CSX expects shipment volume decline to halt in 1st quarter

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

CSX Corp, the No. 2 U.S. railroad, said a decline in shipment volumes could come to a halt in the first quarter of 2013 despite weak demand for coal. Read More »

Bunn Fertiliser expands to Teesport

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Bunn Fertiliser Limited has signed deal with PD Ports to help supply its Scottish and northern UK customers with urea and Koch Advanced Nitrogen® fertiliser products. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion keeps moving forward

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Expansion is moving forward to reach its goal of bolstering the waterway’s capacity in order to provide a better service to customers. To date, the program is 50 percent complete. Read More »

Pasentine honored as Propeller Club’s ‘2012 Maritime Person of the Year’

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Florida Marine Transporters Chairman and CEO Dennis A. Pasentine received the 53rd "Maritime Person of the Year" award from the Propeller Club of the United States Port of New Orleans during its 79th annual National Maritime Day gala held Jan. 17, 2013 at Read More »

Historic meeting brings together elected officials and distinguished guests

AJOT | January 22, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

In her introduction to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its regular monthly meeting, new Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria underscored the importance of collective leadership and working together for the greater good. Attorn Read More »

Port Everglades is #1 exporting FTZ in the US

AJOT | January 22, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades was ranked the top exporting Foreign-Trade Zone in the country for warehousing and distribution activity in 2011, according to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's 73rd Annual Report to the U.S. Congress released January 2013. Data show that Po Read More »

Mississippi River traffic halted after vessel hits lock

AJOT | January 22, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Commercial shipping traffic on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis was halted after a vessel collided with a gate at Lock 27 near Granite City, Illinois, the system's busiest lock, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson said. Read More »

UAE’s Gulftainer to buy stake in Russia’s Ust-Luga port

AJOT | January 22, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Gulftainer Co Ltd, the United Arab Emirates' second-largest port operator, is close to acquiring a 25 percent stake in Russia's Baltic port of Ust-Luga, the Kommersant business daily reported, citing a port source. Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority posts record revenues from steel, container & coal

AJOT | January 22, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority released Fiscal Year 2012 financial results during its monthly Board of Directors meeting held in Mobile. James K. Lyons, director and chief executive officer, announced the Authority earned record revenues of $144.6 mill Read More »

Terex Port Solutions commissions Tandem Lift Assistant in Rendsburg Port

AJOT | January 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

At the end of 2012, Terex Port Solutions successfully commissioned a Tandem Lift Assistant at Rendsburg Port Authority GmbH, Germany. This means that the two Terex® Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes supplied to the customer in the course of 2012 - one Model Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes to deliver 4 straddle carriers to New Zealand

AJOT | January 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes has secured an order for the delivery of four (4) straddle carriers to New Zealand. Lyttelton, Port of Christchurch has placed the order for the Liebherr SC350T, these machines will stack 1 over 2 high and are supplied with a 50t Read More »

Port of Rotterdam on a new course

AJOT | January 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam Authority starts a new campaign which aims to strengthen the brand ‘Port of Rotterdam’ around the world. The pay-off ‘Change Your Perspective’ will position Rotterdam as a ground breaking port, in order to emphasise the added value Read More »

Governor Scott breaks ground on Port Everglades Intermodal Container Transfer Facility

AJOT | January 17, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Rick Scott broke ground on the nation’s only combined on-port international and domestic cargo rail facility at Port Everglades. The Governor also committed $13 million to begin work on the Southport Turning Notch Extension project which will add Read More »

Port Authority economic catalyst for Alabama

AJOT | January 17, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

A fiscal year 2011 economic impact study prepared by John C. Martin Associates, LLC, a leading maritime industry economic consulting firm, estimates $22.3 Billion in total economic value for the State of Alabama from the cargo and vessel activity the Port Read More »

Russia’s main port operator says turnover up 1.2% in ‘12

AJOT | January 17, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port Group, operator of Russia's biggest port, saw total cargo turnover edge up last year as growth in general cargo shipments - mostly steel - offset a decline in crude oil and grain shipments. Read More »

Corgey appointed to Houston Port Commission

AJOT | January 16, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Houston City Council has appointed Dean Corgey, vice president of the Seafarers International Union Gulf Coast Region, to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. Read More »

Port Everglades announces new Assistant Director of Business Development

AJOT | January 16, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Fred Stribling, a 30-year veteran of the marine terminal services industry, joins Port Everglades as Assistant Director of Business Development where he will be supporting the South Florida seaport's marketing efforts under the direction of Business Devel Read More »

Naviera Master Line selects Port Manatee

AJOT | January 16, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Naviera Master Line de Venezuela C.A. (Naviera Master Line) has selected Port Manatee for a new container and breakbulk cargo service to Caribbean, Central and South American destinations. Read More »

Ship manager Wallem front-runner for China’s ‘mini-Hong Kong’

AJOT | January 16, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong's 110-year-old Wallem Group, among the world's top five ship managers, will set up shop in a proposed $45 billion business zone in the southern Chinese port city of Shenzhen as rents in the former British territory soar. Read More »

US ports’ drive to control costs leads to labor strife

AJOT | January 16, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

When Charles Spencer became a crane operator at the Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida in 1971, it took at least a day for 200 dockworkers to unload 160-pound sacks of coffee from a cargo ship. Read More »