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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Ships trickle back to Japan’s quake-damaged ports

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ships are starting to flow back to Japan's quake-damaged ports, the country's transport ministry said on Tuesday, despite the lingering nuclear crisis.

An average of 15 vessels per day was docking at 14 major ports in Japan's northeast as operations r Read More »

Foggy February doesn’t stoop steel from increasing

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Despite significant fog-related impacts throughout the port during February, steel had an excellent month, CEO Alec G. Dreyer reported at the April 5 Port Commission meeting. Port activities were delayed for 11 consecutive days due to unusually heavy fog. Read More »

Port of Long Beach welcomes world’s largest Ro/Ro ship

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach recently welcomed the MV Tønsberg, the largest roll-on roll-off cargo vessel ever built.

Longer than the length of two football fields, the MV Tønsberg has nine cargo decks and can hold nearly 5 million cubic feet of cargo. Oper Read More »

Abidjan likely to resume loadings

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abidjan port terminals are likely to resume loadings of cargo such as cocoa next week, a senior official with shipping group Maersk said.

"Our estimate is that they (cargo terminals) will be ready to handle loadings as early as next week," Anders Boen Read More »

Port public-private partnership proposal withdrawn

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston has been notified by its financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, that the initial proposal presented to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on February 14, 2011 by Hutchinson Port Holdings and the Carlyle Group has been fo Read More »

Brazil sugar exports face red tape at ports

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's ports again will look out on long lines of anchored vessels waiting to load sugar, with plans to expand loading capacity snagged on red tape, a top industry official said.

Last year, a log jam of over 100 unloaded ships waiting at Brazilian p Read More »

Port of Hamburg on growth course again

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With seaborne cargo throughput of 121 million tons, in 2010 around 11 million tons more cargo were handled in the Port of Hamburg than in the previous year. Rising by 12.7% to 7.9 million TEU (20-foot standard containers), container handling picked up str Read More »

Zepol reports March containerized imports increase 1.55%

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 1.55% from February and 0.33% from March of 2010. The total number of shipments also increased 2.32% from February and 1% Read More »

Dollar shortages hit Yemen ship container trade

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A shortage of dollars is leading to slower ship container trade in Yemen although there are no disruptions to seaborne activity from unrest in the country, a port adviser said.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, relies heavily on its sea lanes f Read More »

Kia production expanding with US arrival of major equipment

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The first major machinery for Kia Motors’ West Point manufacturing plant expansion arrived in the United States recently when the ship M/V Chongming Voyage 90 coasted into the Port of Savannah carrying state of the art automobile-making equipment. The shi Read More »

Celebrating green:  EPA selects MPA for environmental award

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mid-Atlantic Region today honored the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) with a 2010 Environmental Achievement Award. The award recognized the MPA’s role in several environmental programs, including Dredged Read More »

Italy still neglecting ports

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Italy is neglecting its ports and failing to boost investments for rail and road links that are urgently needed to compete with European rivals, the head of ports association Assoporti said.

Francesco Nerli, president of the group that represents the Read More »

Ivory Coast’s main ports stay shut

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast's main ports of Abidjan and San Pedro remained shut as staffing and logistical issues meant operations could not resume, shipping sources said.

Economic activity in the world's top cocoa producer ground to a halt in recent months as the co Read More »

Premium Article  Task force assessing maritime transport outlook in northern Quebec

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The recent significant expansion of mining and other projects in Quebec’s Cote-Nord region, has prompted the launching of a study on the feasibility of maritime transport of merchandise with the big existing and planned construction sites in the region. I Read More »

Holt Logstics invests more than $1 million on new equipment

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In its continuing effort to grow the containerized cargo business at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT), Holt Logistics Corp. announced that Greenwich Terminals, LLC will invest an additional $1 million in new storage equipment designed to increase Read More »

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