Breakbulk & Projects

Gutierrez touts record US exports at Port of Charleston

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and US Senator Jim DeMint today met with Charleston business leaders and touted the importance of exports to South Carolina and the United States as they toured the Port of Charleston, one of the busiest container po Read More »

GPA sets record for containers, tonnage in FY 2007

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

t the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board Meeting held in Savannah, the GPA released its fiscal year end results showing that the Port of Savannah set new annual records for containers handled and total tonnage. The Port of Savannah further established it Read More »

Senator Specter visits PRPA’s Packer Ave. Terminal

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator from Pennsylvania Arlen Specter, a longtime ally of the Port of Philadelphia, visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to reiterate his continuing support of Philadelphia's working waterfront, in particul Read More »

Wal-Mart Canada expands ‘Green Shipping’ concept

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Green Shipping concept has been taken to an unprecedented level for a major shipper by retail giant Wal-Mart's Canadian operation: it has announced the introduction of what is called a 'Supply Chain Sustainability Scorecard' for all service providers Read More »

World Bank cites ICTSI’s success in port projects

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The World Bank recently cited International Container Terminal Services, Inc.'s (ICTSI) port projects in South America, Africa and Europe as examples of successful Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or the contractual arrangements between the public secto Read More »

Long Beach Harbor Commissioners approve $644mln budget

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $644 million budget that includes $116 million for major environmental and air quality projects at the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

Port of Tacoma plans terminal for Yusen Terminal Tacoma, Inc.

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma announced plans to build a $300 million, 168-acre (68-hectare) container terminal on the industrial east side of Tacoma's Blair Waterway. The terminal will be leased to a container terminal operator, Yusen Terminal Tacoma, Inc., a wholl Read More »

Shippers, carriers pay for Caribbean port security gaps

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Gaps in security at Caribbean Basin ports are significant enough to raise concerns that those areas could be used to launch a terrorist attack against the United States. Such was the tone of a recently released report from the Government Accountability Of Read More »

Marine Terminals Corp. welcomes M/V Star Stratos in San Diego

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

International stevedore and terminal operating company Marine Terminals Corp. (MTC) celebrated the maiden voyage arrival of Star Reefers' new M/V Star Stratos into the Port of San Diego on July 12 with a commemorative plaque, presented to vessel Captain A Read More »

Chertoff visits Long Beach, highlights security technology

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited the Port of Long Beach to meet with City and Port officials and examine the first field tests of a new radiation-detection system designed to better protect seaports from potential nuclear Read More »

House approves funds to help meet Great Lakes navigation needs

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seventh District Congressmen Dave Obey (D-WI) announced that the US House of Representatives has approved increased funding in the FY2008 energy and water appropriations bill to help maintain commercial navigation on the Great Lakes. Read More »

ICTSI completes modernization project for Madagascar port

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Madagascar International Container Terminal Services, Ltd., (MICTSL), a subsidiary of Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has announced the completion of its US$30 million first phase modernization program for Madagas Read More »

Ocean shipping portals come of age

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Back at the beginning of the decade the ocean carriers realized that the Internet offered an unprecedented opportunity to connect to shippers, freight forwarders, 3PLs and everybody else involved in the supply chain. In the beginning, at least superficial Read More »

New container terminal to be developed in Rotterdam

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd. announced that a consortium consisting of MOL and four other companies has been awarded a contract to equip and operate a new container terminal in Port of Rotterdam. The facility is scheduled to open in latter half of 2013. Read More »

Rappaport Energy Consulting to build plant at Port of Vancouver, USA

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The first tenant at the Port of Vancouver USA's Columbia Gateway project has reached agreement with port staff on a Letter of Intent to lease 30 of the 75 total acres of planned industrial property. Rappaport Energy Consulting will build a state-of-the ar Read More »

GPA infrastructure improvements, equipment purchases and new hires in Savannah

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director, announced today a series of infrastructure improvements, new equipment purchases and additional personnel at the Port of Savannah. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway experiencing unexpected decline

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following its best performance since 1998 in 2006, there was cautious optimism that the St. Lawrence Seaway was heading for further cargo growth this year. But a sharp plunge in steel shipments from Europe, especially, has compelled Seaway officials to re Read More »

PHA Applauds Delivery of $33.5 Million for Houston Ship Channel

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Through strong support of the Houston congressional delegation, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), as the local government sponsor of the Houston-Galveston Navigational Ship Channel, received notice from Washington today that the Senate Appropriations C Read More »

New Eimskip service for Port of Boston

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Eimskip, an Icelandic steamship company, has started a new direct service to the Port of Boston from Halifax with the maiden voyage of the containership Simone J. The new service calls at C Read More »

ICTSI Chinese unit formally takes over terminal

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminals, Ltd., (YRDICT), a subsidiary of Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently held a grand opening ceremony to mark the company's formal takeover of Read More »