Ports & Terminals

Brazil pork, poultry industry loses $241 mln to truck strike

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Brazil’s pork and poultry industry has lost 700 million reais ($241 million) due to a truck strike now entering its second week, the industry association ABPA said on Tuesday. Read More »

Brazil truck strike diminishes; Paranagua soy stocks running low

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Some truck drivers in Brazil continued blocking roads on Tuesday, slowing grains deliveries to southern ports, even as adherence to the strike diminished and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened. Read More »

NA Auto Supply Chain panelists announced for JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Organizers today announced speakers for the panel “Emerging Complexities in the North American Auto Supply Chain” at JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference scheduled for March 24: Read More »

Europe is becoming an internal market for biodiesel

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Energy | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

In Rotterdam, Europe’s most important port for the handling, storage and production of biofuels, the throughput of these products was 15% lower in 2014 than in 2013, representing a decrease of 3.8 million tonnes. This is primarily due to a decrease in imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina as a result of extra import duties and taxes on dumping. Read More »

Port of Houston program recognized as 2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. Read More »

Next generation U.S. Navy patrol boats move through JAXPORT’s dedicated heavy lift dock

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Highly trained master riggers at Portus recently moved the first shipment of next generation SAFE Boats Mk VI Patrol Boats purchased by the U.S. Navy through the heavy lift and specialty cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks. Read More »

Environmental groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell oil fleet

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

A coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Arctic oil drilling fleet, arguing a proper environmental review was never conducted, court records showed. Read More »

Canadian navy delays opening of crucial Arctic facility to 2018

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. Read More »

Port Everglades harbor deepening and widening project reaches milestone in federal approval process

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Broward County's Port Everglades reached a major milestone today in its effort to deepen and widen its navigational channels and turning basin as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved the final environmental and economic feasibility studies for the project. Read More »

Gray Chassis Fleet set to launch March 1 at Ports

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Three companies that own the vast majority of chassis serving the San Pedro Bay ports are on track to activate a “gray chassis fleet” of truck-trailers on March 1, a move that should improve the flow of goods through the nation’s busiest harbor complex. Read More »

The World’s most important Port Conference comes to Hamburg

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

This year’s IAPH World Ports Conference will be held in Hamburg. From June 1st - 5th, international representatives from business, politics and science will gather to debate changing demands and alternative actions required in our times of globalisation and climate change. Read More »

Leading Chassis Providers Announce “Pool of Pools”, Operations commence March 1, 2015

PR Newswire | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Direct ChassisLink, Inc., Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. and TRAC Intermodal are pleased to announce that, commencing on March 1, 2015, a new chassis provisioning model will begin operations in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read More »

Ports win OK to cooperate on congestion relief

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Federal regulators approve expanded working pact for Long Beach, L.A. Read More »

Panama Canal listens to industry feedback on new toll structure in public hearing

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

New Toll Structure Reflects Value of the Route and Better Serves Customers Read More »

Brazil’s BRF says truck strike complicating food exports

Reuters | February 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

A truck strike in Brazil that is now in its 10th day has made the completion of food export orders difficult for BRF SA, the world’s largest chicken exporter, Chairman Abilio Diniz said on Friday. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority Extends String of ISO 14001 Certifications

GlobeNewswire | February 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Houston Authority has successfully completed its tri-annual certification process for ISO 14001 EMS. Read More »

Truckers carry on Brazil strike despite government offers, threats

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Brazilian truckers continued a nine-day-old strike on Thursday, unmoved by an initial government offer to meet some of their demands or by threats of hefty fines. Read More »

Brazil’s main port of Santos reopened on truck strike’s 8th day

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian police dispersed striking truckers to reopen access to the country's main port of Santos but the protesters' stoppage still gripped a broad swathe of the nation where most farming and industry are concentrated. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

FCA US LLC has selected JAXPORT to import its all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade, the first Jeep ever to be built exclusively outside of the United States. AMPORTS will handle vehicle processing at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal and the SUVs will be shipped via Grimaldi Lines. Read More »

FCA US to begin shipping vehicles from Wilmington, Delaware

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

FCA US LLC announced today that it will begin exporting vehicles from the port of Wilmington, Del., in March 2015. Read More »