Breakbulk & Projects

PHA Commission approves TWIC, $5mln. in additional security projects

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved nearly $5 million in security improvements, including payment of up to $100,000 for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enrollment fees on behalf of its Commissioners Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority new Harbor dues program

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Harbor dues are the fees charged to vessels entering the Port of Vancouver. As of April 1 the VPA will be issuing a new schedule of harbor dues that recognizes and acknowledges vessels that are working to reduce the air emissions they discharge into the Read More »

Seaway continuing efforts to broaden markets

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following a nine percent surge in cargo last year on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a more moderate gain of perhaps three percent for 2007 was anticipated by Seaway officials at the recent opening of commercial navigation following the traditional winter closin Read More »

Longview handles Siemens wind turbines

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Longview has entered into a contract with Siemens Power Generation to offload wind towers and turbines for several Northwest energy projects during 2007. The contract represents the Port's first all-inclusive wind energy contract. Read More »

Port of Philadelphia’s 2006 cargo statistics show big gains

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brian Preski, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), released PRPA's complete year-end cargo statistics for 2006. The statistics, which reflect cargo activity at all PRPA facilities, showed big gains in both containerized and b Read More »

Port of Wilmington gains third container service

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington's longtime container-shipping partner, the CKYH Alliance, announced March 29 that it will add a second container service at the Port as part of an upgrade and reconfiguration of its East Coast services. The existing CKYH service is Read More »

US ports continue to face major awareness challenge

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

From a persistent lack of understanding of the importance of maritime transportation to specific concerns such as those related to nationwide worker credentialing, US port officials continue to face an uphill battle. Read More »

AAPA spring conference draws port leaders to DC

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

More than 200 seaport leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere gathered March 19-20 at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington as the American Association of Port Authorities held its 61st annual spring conference. Read More »

Deutsche Bank’s US investment arm to acquire Maher Terminals

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

German firm Deutsche Bank announced (March 20, 2007) that its US-based real estate & Infrastructure investment arm, RREEF Alternative Investments, had agreed to acquire the privately held Maher Terminals. Read More »

Sen. Murray includes full funding for port security grants in ‘08

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a key member of the Senate Budget Committee, succeeded in including $400 million for the port security grant program in her SAFE Ports Act in the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution. Murray co-authored the SAFE Ports Act wit Read More »

AAPA selects Panama’s president as 2007 ‘Port Person of the Year’

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At its annual Spring Conference, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the selection of Panama President Martin Torrijos as the association's 'Port Person of the Year' for his leadership in promoting maritime commerce. Specificall Read More »

Louisiana ports sign deal to market facilities

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the Plaquemines Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal District signed a cooperative endeavor agreement today to jointly market current and future facilities to the worldwide maritime industry. Read More »

Philadelphia port development plan can bring 100,000 new jobs to area

AJOT | March 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A plan is underway to develop the Port of Philadelphia into a major best-in-class East Coast container facility with the potential of employing some 175,000 people and handling more than 3.5 million containers annually. Read More »

Oakland seaport achieves record volume in 2006

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland moved a record 2.4 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (teus) in calendar year 2006, an increase of approximately five percent over 2005. Imports accounted for most of the increase as exports were flat. Read More »

2007 off to a record breaking year for Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that since January 1, 2007, 17 vessels that called at Seagirt Marine Terminal attained an overall production average of over 40 container moves per hour. Read More »

Port of Boston cargo gains for 5th straight year

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that cargo activity at Conley Container Terminal increased by 7.3% in 2006 to 200,113 total teu. Total tonnage was 1,555,313 short tons. The most significant container growth was led by Massport's fiv Read More »

Governors Perdue, Sanford announce cooperative ports proposal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford joined together to announce their proposal for a port in Jasper County, South Carolina that would be owned, developed and operated jointly by the two states. Read More »

Independent bond rating agencies give VPA bonds high marks

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Three of the nation's leading bond rating agencies have, for the second consecutive year, given very high marks to the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) revenue bonds. Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investor's Service and Standard & Poor's have given the VPA bonds an Read More »

Port NY/NJ announces completion of Arthur Kill Channel navigation project

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the completion of the Arthur Kill Channel 41-foot navigation project. Read More »

NC State Ports certified by Homeland Security C-TPAT

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

North Carolina State Ports Authority partners and customers who participate in the Homeland Security Department's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program now have a closed loop of security certification. Read More »