Ports & Terminals

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 »

Konecranes delivers its first Busbar-powered RTGS to Turkey

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In June 2012 Konecranes received its third RTG order from Turkey. The order is for eight fully-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes that will be delivered to EVYAP Port, located in the Anatolian side of Istanbul. These will be the first Konecranes RT Read More »

NC Ports end FY 12 with volume and revenue increases

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The NC State Ports Authority posted increased cargo movement and operating revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 compared to last year. Top-line revenues continue to recover following the economic downturn with a 7 percent increase year over year, r Read More »

President names Charleston Harbor deepening to priority infrastructure list

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The President of the United States has named Charleston's Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project one of the nation's seven priority infrastructure projects, committing that the project's study and necessary reviews will be completed by September 2015. Read More »

President names JAXPORT projects to priority infrastructure list

AJOT | July 18, 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 »

President names JAXPORT projects to priority infrastructure list

AJOT | July 18, 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 »

June sets record for TEUs, containers and rail at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 168,430 TEUs in June, an increase of 11.2 percent when compared with totals from June 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 994,727 TEUs vs. 943,907 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 5.4 percent. Read More »

Transport cost row threatens Ivorian cocoa supply

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cocoa exporters and middlemen in top grower Ivory Coast are complaining that allowances for farm-to-port transportation costs are set unrealistically low in a sector reform, with some warning that could lead to damaging strikes by buyers. Read More »

Premium Article  Hill named new Director of Administration for Port Everglades

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

Alan Hill, a 19-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department has been named as the new Director of Administration by Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak. In his new position, Hill will oversee procurement, prop Read More »

Approval of new FTZ area offers North Florida businesses access to cost-savings program

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has added three North Florida counties to the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #64 service area. Companies in Bradford, Putnam and St. Johns counties may now secure zone desi Read More »

Konecranes supplies twelve RTGS to Lome Container Terminal in Togo

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In June 2012, Konecranes received an order for twelve Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Lomé, Togo. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. Read More »

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 »