Breakbulk & Projects

Economy means slow growth for retail container traffic

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will see weak or even negative growth compared with last year for the next several months as the nation's economic slowdown continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Read More »

SCI Philadelphia to award ‘Spirit of the Port Award’ to Uwe Schulz for contributions to . . .

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Uwe Schulz, who has been active in the Delaware River maritime community for some 35 years, will be honored with the Spirit of the Port award by the Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey at a industry-wide luncheon on April 10, 2008. Read More »

Paper rolls into the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced today that Myllykoski (MILL-UH-KOSS-KEE), a family-owned international paper company headquartered in Europe, has begun bringing rolled paper into the Port of Baltimore as part of a new annual contract. The Read More »

Port of Savannah posts 20.6% increase in containers for ‘07

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced at its Board Meeting held in Atlanta more than 2.6 million teus (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers) were handled through the Port of Savannah in calendar year 2007, which represents a 20.6% increase and a n Read More »

New Orleans selects firm for riverfront cold storage facility

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

A top priority for the Port of New Orleans moved closer to reality, as the Board of Commissioners selected a firm for the engineering and design phase of the Port's new Riverfront Cold Storage Processing Facility project. Read More »

PRPA welcomes Rickmers-Linie to Tioga Marine Terminal

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that Rickmers Linie (America), Inc., a German-based carrier specializing in the transport of breakbulk and project cargoes, now regularly calls PRPA's Tioga Marine Terminal in the city's Port Richm Read More »

US infrastructure makes West Coast cargo diversions inevitable

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Douglas A. Tilden, CEO of Ports Group America, (parent company of Marine Terminals Corporation) warned that America's lack of a clear national transportation policy, coupled with land-use and environmental challenges, makes it almost inevitable that some Read More »

Study shows US container ports among nation’s biggest polluters

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US ports are among the biggest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in their cities, and progress toward reducing harmful emissions has been slow, according to a new research study conducted by Energy Futures, Inc. Read More »

New high-volume transload & special project facility opens near Port of Savannah

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Hosts Distinguished Guests to Open New Crossdock, Marking Another Milestone in Company's Gateway Ports Strategy National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a provider of logistics services to America's retailers, hosted a ribbon cutting ce Read More »

EIB provides EUR 900m for Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

President Maystadt of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Mr. Smits, chief executive officer of the Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR) signed a first financing contract of EUR 100 million for the Maasvlakte 2 project of the Port of Rotterdam Authority ( Read More »

Port of Virginia responsible for 340,000 Jobs, $41 Billion

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia's three general cargo marine terminals in fiscal 2006 accounted for more than 340,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and in excess of $41 billion in total revenues, says an economic impact study that was recently completed by the Mason Read More »

EDS contracted to improve container movement through the Port of Melbourne

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

EDS was awarded a 12-month contract with the Victorian Department of Infrastructure to run a pilot program to trial new technology designed to dramatically increase cargo movement for the Port of Melbourne by integrating information from thousands of user Read More »

MSG urges congressional support in Philadelphia’s strategic seaport as DOD hub

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group (MSG), a united entity representing more than 300 maritime-related organizations in the port communities of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, praised Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell for his efforts to expand the r Read More »

Port of Richmond shows positive trend

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Richmond Commission announced at their January board meeting that 2007 calendar year tonnage numbers had continued to show a positive trend ' the Port of Richmond (Port) had a 4% increase in total tonnage; an 11% increase in waterborne tonnag Read More »

Port of Portland, OR approves property sale to FedEx

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With approval of a property sale by Portland Port Commissioners, FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. is one step closer to becoming the first company to secure a site in the new Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park. The company has expressed interest in near Read More »

Long Beach container trade stays even in 2007

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

A strong boom in exports, a slight dip in imports and a pronounced drop in empty container movement combined to keep container trade volumes at the Port of Long Beach even from 2006 to 2007, with 7.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (teus) a Read More »

Prince Rupert cargo traffic up 37% in 2007

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Prince Rupert continues its impressive annual growth in shipment volumes, surpassing 10 million tons in 2007 for the first time in a decade. The 2007 total volume cargo of 10.6 million tons is a 36.8% increase over 2006 and a 237% jump over 20 Read More »

Dockwise Transport N.V. appoints Strijland COO

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Dockwise Transport N.V., one of the worlds leading integrated heavy marine transport companies, has appointed Mr. Rob Strijland as its Chief Operating Officer with effect as of March 1, 2008. Read More »

McClash re-elected chairman of Port Manatee

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fellow members ratified and confirmed the election of Joe McClash as 2008 chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority. A 17-year member of the MCPA, McClash previously served as chairman in 2007 and 2003. He served as first vice chairman in 2000 and 2 Read More »

Port of Rotterdam exceeds 2007 expectations

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In 2007, the Port of Rotterdam was the first European port to break through the barrier of 400 million tons cargo throughput. 406 million tons were loaded and unloaded, 6.4% more than in 2006. Imports increased by 4% to 300 million tons, exports by almos Read More »