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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Transport Canada Divests Three Ports in Newfoundland to Local Business Groups

PR Newswire | September 14, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the divestiture of the ports of Long Pond, Botwood and Main Brook, NL to local business groups. These divestitures include an investment of over $22 million for the continued operation and maintenance of the ports’ infrastructure, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the port. Read More »

Premium Article  Volumes up, projects moving forward at SCPA

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

In this improving economy, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has good news. On August 20, SCPA reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization’s financial plan. From July through June, the SCPA posted operating revenues of $164.1 million, an increase of nearly 17 percent over the previous fiscal year. Fiscal Year (FY)2014 expenses totaled $149.9 million. Read More »

Premium Article  Volumes up for break bulk at SCPA

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Volumes up for break bulk at SCPA

Break bulk is up at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Figures for the Port of Charleston’s break bulk activity for FY 2014 totaled 763,230 pier tons, which was 3.63 percent over plan. In fact, SCPA increased non-containerized cargo 62 percent in the last three years, and doubled non-container cargo in the last four. Read More »

Toronto Port Authority Launches WebTrak

PR Newswire | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Toronto Port Authority announced the launch of WebTrak, an Internet-based service that monitors and provides information on flight paths, aircraft type, and noise levels related to all flights operating within a 30-nautical-mile radius of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Read More »

P&O Maritime buys majority stake in Spain’s Repasa

Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals

P&O Maritime, a subsidiary of Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has bought a majority stake in Spain’s Remolcadores de Puerto y Altura (Repasa), the acquirer said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

PortMiami’s Re-Stack Facility is open for business!

AJOT | September 10, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

PortMiami’s Re-Stack Facility is open for business!

PortMiami announced today that its restack facility is now open to handle containers and cargo from all carriers. The restack facility allows users to unload, manipulate and restack cargo in preparation for fumigation, inspection, or the trans loading/transfer of goods to other container. Read More »

Transport Canada recognizes key role of marine pilots in economy and transportation system

PR Newswire | September 10, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept.10, 2014 /CNW/ - Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today recognized the central role that marine pilots play in maintaining professional standards in Canada's marine transportation system in remarks made to the 4(th) Canadian Marine Pilots' Association (CMPA) Congress in Niagara Falls.

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Retail imports remain above average as port talks continue

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 3 percent U.S. grain makes a comeback

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments of more than 20 million metric tons moved through the system for the period March 28 to August 31 – an increase of 3 percent over August 2013. U.S. grain was up for the first time this shipping season posting 13.3 percent in the positive number column. Read More »

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