Breakbulk & Projects

Industrial Dawn delivered to Intermarine

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Industrial Dawn, the third of six new heavy lift ships joining the Intermarine services fleet over the next 12 months, was delivered in January. Built by the ENVC shipyard in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the ship was positioned to Santos, Brazil wh Read More »

Thiessen named Long Beach Managing Director

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has promoted Chief Harbor Engineer Douglas A. Thiessen to Managing Director of Engineering, a new position created to oversee the Port's reorganized Design, Construction Management and Program Management divisi Read More »

SCSPA partners with Savi Networks to provide cargo security & tracking

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and Savi Networks announced an agreement to extend the SaviTrak' information service to three container terminals at the Port of Charleston to enhance the security and efficiency of in-transit cargo shipmen Read More »

Port of Seattle moves to increase cargo handling capacity

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle will build a new container terminal and relocate an existing cruise terminal as a result of action taken by the Port Commission. Read More »

Vancouver USA sees jobs creation as primary mission

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Providing new opportunities for local employment, and the economic benefits that stem from those jobs, was the theme repeated throughout Paulson's annual Port Re:Port presentation made before 300 community members in the waterfront ballroom at the Red Lio Read More »

Obstacles to short-sea shipping

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Short-sea shipping in the United States could get a shot in the arm if a bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives becomes law. Representatives Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) and Phil English (R-PA), recently introduced the 'Great Lakes Sho Read More »

Canadian shippers crippled by delays, CN rail strike

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

For shippers in Canada relying on rail to get their products to domestic centers or to ports for overseas destinations, it's been a nightmare in recent weeks, provoked by a disastrous combination of bad weather and an untimely labor crisis. Read More »

Vancouver, USA welcomes m/v Laser Ace on maiden voyage

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomed the M/V Laser Ace, captained by Kyi Tun from Myanmar, also known as Burma, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington, on February 7, 2007. The M/V Laser Ace is chartered by NYK Global Bulk Corporation and represented l Read More »

P&O Ports and Green Reefers enter agreement at Port of Tampa

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

P&O Ports Florida, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of P&O Ports North America, Inc., has entered into a contract with Green Reefers ASA whereby P&O Ports will provide stevedoring and terminal operation services for Green Reefers' operations at the Port of Read More »

Everglades expects significant growth with addition of Hapag-Lloyd route

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the addition of Hapag-Lloyd's Mediterranean and East Coast of South America services, Port Everglades is moving to the forefront among Florida's seaports that handle containerized cargo. The South Florida seaport's containerized cargo volumes are ex Read More »

Tacoma focuses on building cargo capacity

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Over three decades as a Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Jack Fabulich has witnessed containerized cargo grow from 85,000 to nearly 2.1 million teus (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). Read More »

National Retail Systems builds transload & special project distribution facility in Savannah

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of retail logistics services in the United States, broke ground on a 140,000 square-foot container transload and special project distribution facility in Savannah, GA. Scheduled to open for operation Read More »

Joint ESC ELAA documentation issues

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The ESC and ELAA held an exploratory meeting between members to discuss documentation issues. Further meetings are due . . . Read More »

Burton joins NLI team

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Norton Lilly International (NLI) announced that Jim Burton has joined the company as the Chief Financial/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO) effective Feb. 1, 2007. Burton brings over 25 years of financial, accounting and operational experience to his posit Read More »

Huizhou Port Int’l Container Terminals holds joint-venture signing ceremony

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and Huizhou Port Affairs Group Company, Limited, hosted a ceremony for the signing of the joint-venture agreement of Huizhou Port International Container Terminals and the operational commencement of two container quay cranes Read More »

Port of Savannah posts 14% growth for CY06

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board Meeting held in Brunswick today, the GPA said it moved a record number of cargo containers in calendar year 2006, firmly establishing the Port of Savannah as the second-largest container port on the US East Coast Read More »

Governor Gregoire unveils Container Ports Initiative

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

State of Washington Governor Chris Gregoire visited the Port of Tacoma to unveil her Container Ports Initiative, a plan to improve the movement of products to markets and workers to jobs. "The Next Washington is a strategy that challenges Washingtonians t Read More »

Ports seek collaborative effort for security funding

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans unanimously approved a cooperative endeavor agreement aimed at teaming with ports from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi River to seek and administer Department of Homeland Security port secu Read More »

PRPA Exec. Director named ‘2007 Transportation Person of the Year’

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Traffic Club of Philadelphia, one of the oldest transportation clubs in the United States, selected James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, as its '2007 Transportation Person of the Year' at its 99th An Read More »

Long Beach breaks cargo record for 5th straight year

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid strong demand for international products, nearly 7.3 million cargo containers moved through Port of Long Beach terminals in 2006 for a fifth straight year of record-breaking cargo movement. Read More »