Ports & Terminals

Brazil sugar vessel lineup increases as harvest peaks

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar in Brazil rose to 90 from 82 a week earlier as harvesting of the 2012/2013 crop accelerated amid clear weather, Williams shipping agents said. Read More »

Record first half of 2012 for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley has announced that the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 4.83 million tons of general cargo during the first six months of 2012 topping the previous record of 4.69 million tons set during the pre-recessi Read More »

APM Terminals signs Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico contract

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

After winning a tender on December 15, 2011, APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V. has now signed a 32-year concession contract with the Port Authority of the Port of Lazaro Cardenas (APILAC) for the design, financing, construction, operation, and ma Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in Mauritius

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its operations into Mauritius, with the acquisition of Belship Co Ltd. Renamed ISS Belship, this opening marks ISS’ first venture in the country and is based i Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the M/V Pac Suhail on her maiden voyage

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Pac Suhail commanded by Capt. Corbeanu Gheorghe of Romania on her maiden voyage to the United States on July 8, 2012. Read More »

ADM to buy port terminal in northern Brazil

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Archer Daniels Midland Co said t will expand its footprint in Brazil by acquiring a port terminal to handle grains. Read More »

DP World container volumes up 7.5 pct

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai's DP World , the world's third biggest port operator, said gross container volumes rose 7.5 percent in the first half of the year, helped by growth in Asia Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Read More »

Halifax Logistics Park boosts cold storage capacity

AJOT | July 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Atlantic Gateway - Halifax Logistics Park, located in Burnside Business Park, welcomes Nova Cold Storage, as its first full-service, refrigerated and frozen food logistics centre. Nova Cold has broken ground on a $9.5 million state-of-the-art facilit Read More »

Long Beach Harbor Commission awards bridge design-build contract


AJOT | July 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $649.5 million contract with a joint venture team headed by Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., FCC Construction S.A. and Impregilo S.p.A. (SFI) for the design and construction of a replacement for t Read More »

Premium Article  ICTSI names Gonzalez Asia Region head

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) announces the appointment of Christian R. Gonzalez as acting Head of Asian Region concurrent with his roles as Vice President and General Manager of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) Read More »

Premium Article  JAXPORT names new Foreign-Trade Zone/Customer Service Manager

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is pleased to announce that experienced transportation and logistics professional Lisa Diaz has joined the Marketing and Trade Development team as Manager of Foreign-Trade Zone and Customer Service. In her new po Read More »

The business of freezing heats up economy on the river

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The oldest cold storage company in North America has opened a massive, new 142,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse at the Port of New Orleans on July 19th. This expansion for the 126-year-old New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS), one of the largest supplier Read More »

Board of Commissioners dedicates $40 million riverfront cold storage facility

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans to dedicate the new $40.3 million Riverfront Cold Storage Facility at the Henry Clay Avenue Wharf. Read More »

President names JAXPORT projects to priority infrastructure list

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

President Barack Obama named two Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) projects to a list of seven priority infrastructure projects, pledging to accelerate the federal review process. The president has committed that the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Dee Read More »

New York Shipping Association lauds the Port Authority’s action to expedite review of Bayonne Bridge

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

“Back in March when the Port Authority announced their intention to be first in line with a request for expediting federal review of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project New York Shipping lauded this initiative because the project is so criti Read More »

Brazil sugar lineup grows under rains, strike

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar in Brazil rose to 87 from 81 a week earlier as rains and striking sanitary inspectors at the ports slowed loading, Williams shipping agents said in a report. Read More »

Syria ship container trade slides as violence grows

AJOT | July 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Ship container volumes at Syria's biggest terminal Latakia have dropped over 20 percent in the past six months year-on-year as growing turmoil hampers trade even for basic goods including food, trade sources say. Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. to supply two megamax cranes to Maher Container Terminal

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. has recently secured an order for a pair of high-tech Megamax cranes. The cranes have been ordered by Maher Terminals LLC for their Port of New York / New Jersey container terminal which is strategically located in the heart Read More »

No flood damage to Russia grain terminal, loadings to rise

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Russia's largest grain export terminal, at Novorossiisk on the Black Sea, expects exports to rise in the new crop year to 6 million tons of grain even though analysts predict overall Russian exports may fall, its deputy director said. Read More »

Intensified strike action by customs officers paralyses movement of goods in Brazil

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that the impact of strikes is worsening during a further week of industrial action by Brazilian customs officers with a four day strike underway in the main ports of t Read More »