Breakbulk & Projects

Biggest development in Port of London for over a century

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of London Authority (PLA) says the Government go ahead for the new London Gateway port on the Thames is the most significant development in the Port of London in over a century. Read More »

GPAA to seek flexibility in allocations by Corps

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Gulf port leaders would like to see more flexibility in US Army Corps of Engineers allocations so that recovery may be hastened for a maritime facility struck by a natural disaster. Read More »

Inland waterways offer cost advantages, available capacity

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The number of barges plying 12,000 miles of US rivers rose in 2006 for the first time in eight years, according to an annual study published earlier this year. Barge numbers rise and fall for a variety of reasons, but industry experts say the increase las Read More »

GPA announces two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah, one via the Suez Canal and one via the Panama Canal. These new services further cement the Port of Savannah as the Sou Read More »

PRPA announces start of channel-deepening project

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid much fanfare, a day sought after by the Philadelphia regional maritime industry for more than two decades finally arrived when Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that conflicts with New Jersey related to the Delaware River Channel Deep Read More »

Museum seeks artifacts to honor “the box that changed the world”

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of international maritime industry leaders associated with transportation pioneer Malcom McLean has kicked-off a campaign to collect artifacts, historical data and documents for a public museum and research center about the history of containeriza Read More »

J. Robert Bray completes career at the VPA

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The announcement was made public at the regularly scheduled meeting (May 22) of the VPA Board of Commissioners by its chairman, John G. Milliken. Read More »

VPA elects Morgan-Silvester as new Chair

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Authority's (VPA) Board of Directors announced that they have elected Sarah Morgan-Silvester as the VPA's new Chair. Morgan-Silvester replaces George A. Adams, whose term of office expired on March 17, 2007. Read More »

Industrial Dawn calls New Orleans on maiden voyage

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Industrial Dawn, the newest heavy lift ship to join the Intermarine services fleet, recently called the Port of New Orleans on its maiden voyage. During this visit, the vessel was presented with a plaque and a Master Mariner certificate to celebr Read More »

Pasha wins two top PMA safety awards

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the recent Pacific Maritime Association's (PMA) Southern California 58th Annual Safety Awards Banquet that recognized safety in the workplace for 2006, Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals operations in National City won two first place awards. Read More »

PMA and ILWU set course for early labor talks

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have agreed to pursue an early start to labor contact negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement prior to the expiration of their current six-year l Read More »

Philadelphia port coalition praises PA governor

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group hailed Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's announcement that the Food Distribution Center would not be built on Navy Yard property as "the first step in developing the world-class international Port of Philadelphia." Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA moves port traffic to Brunswick

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue congratulated Mercedes-Benz USA for choosing Brunswick as the site of its new vehicle preparation center (VPC) for vehicles being imported into the United States. Read More »

Houston and Galveston sign agreement for development of new container facility

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Galveston signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities for the development and use of property on Pelican Island as a future container-handling facility. Representatives of the maritime Read More »

Port of Halifax and Suez Canal Authority enter into MOU

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Halifax Port Authority and the Suez Canal Authority have entered into a memorandum of understanding. This agreement is aimed at generating new business by promoting the all water route between Asia and the Indian Subcontinent by moving cargo through t Read More »

AIGGIG enters into agreement to purchase MTC Holdings

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

AIG Global Investment Group (AIGGIG) and Christopher Redlich, Jr. announced that Highstar Harbor Holdings III, Inc., a subsidiary of AIG Highstar Capital (Highstar), entered into a definitive agreement with Redlich to purchase 100% of MTC Holdings (MTCH). Read More »

SCSPA signs four-year contract for Suez Service with TNWA

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has signed a new four-year agreement with The New World Alliance (TNWA), securing current business and adding a weekly, all-water service through the Suez Canal that connects Charleston to Southeast Asia an Read More »

End to collective ratemaking pleases NASSTRAC leaders

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Not surprisingly, Surface Transportation Board Chairman Charles Nottingham received an enthusiastic response when he advised an audience at the NASSTRAC Logistics Conference and Expo of a landmark decision that should signal the end of collective ratemaki Read More »

Largest iron ore producer in NA urges end to Great Lakes dredging crisis

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Administration must commit itself to restoring the Great Lakes navigation system to project dimensions was the message delivered in Washington by Joseph A. Carrabba, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc, the largest iron or Read More »

Houston celebrates 30th anniversary at Barbours Cut Terminal

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal with a special reception at the industrial site on Wednesday, May 2. PHA Commission Chairman Jim Edmonds was joined by Commission Read More »