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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Konecranes Q1 profit disappoints

Reuters | April 24, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Finnish crane maker Konecranes on Thursday reported a bigger-than-expected fall in first-quarter profit, while new orders booked in the quarter also fell short of forecasts. Read More »

Bayport dredging permit a step closer at the Port of Houston

AJOT | April 23, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the Port Authority its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement project, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today. The draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon, he said. Read More »

March cargo volume up 10.2% at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Record-setting cargo volumes in March and monthly revenue that exceeded forecast are indicators that the corrective-action plan being implemented at The Port of Virginia’s (POV) is beginning to show results, said the port’s chief executive officer. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Seattle’s retiring Yoshitani isn’t quite ready to leave industry

Paul Scott Abbott | April 21, 2014 | Interviews | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle’s retiring Yoshitani isn’t quite ready to leave industry

Tay Yoshitani plans to retire in June from his role as chief executive officer of the Port of Seattle, which encompasses the sixth-largest U.S. containerport plus Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but, at 67, he’s not yet ready to leave the industry in which he’s been a driving force for social, environmental and economic responsibility. Read More »

Premium Article  Grain exporters challenge ILWU at Columbia River ports

Stas Margaronis | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A Port of Portland official says the longshoremen’s agreement with Export Grain Terminal (EGT), Longview, WA is setting a precedent that could influence cargo handling agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), whose contract ends June 1st. Read More »

Premium Article  Overview of Pacific Northwest Ports

Leo Quigley | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Overview of Pacific Northwest Ports

The Pacific Northwest Ports are being impacted by events as diverse as Bakken oil field production, labor issues and new container operator alliances. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview’s expansion

Leo Quigley | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Longview’s expansion

Last year the river port of Longview’s operating revenues took third place in rankings for Washington State ports for the first time in its history and, this year, as part of an expansion program, the port has purchased more industrial land for port-related development. Read More »

CIMC Intelligent Technology Co. and Globe Tracker International ApS announce wireless tracking

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

CIMC Intelligent Technology Company, Ltd, a subsidiary of China International Marine Container Company, Ltd, ranked No. 1 worldwide since 1996 for production and sales of transportation equipment, such as marine containers, road transport vehicles and airport ground-handling equipment, has announced that it will create a CIMC Asian Tracking, Monitoring, Remote Management and Trade Data Sharing Showcase at the Port of Shenzhen in collaboration with Globe Tracker International, ApS, a leader in global “end-to-end” supply chain visibility solutions. Read More »

Retailers urge expedited contract negotiations at West Coast ports

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer. NRF believes expedited negotiations would strengthen the supply chain and provide shippers and retailers the certainty they need to utilize the West Coast ports during the holiday shipping period, which begins in July. Read More »

Crashes in crucial US crude waterway fall to 10-year low

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Serious crashes in the bustling Bay of Galveston have fallen to the lowest level in a decade even as more oil moves on U.S. waterways, official data show, suggesting that better training and equipment are helping avert spills like one in March. Read More »

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