Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Tacoma re-finances long-term debt, saves $5.3 million

AJOT | December 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On November 30, 2006, the port competitively bid $111.5 million of revenue and general obligation (G.O.) bond debt, formerly at interest rates of 5.25% and 5.02%, respectively. Read More »

Canada’s Lower Mainland port authorities ratify report recommending single entity

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Boards of Directors of the Lower Mainland's three gateway port authorities have ratified a report recommending the integration of the Vancouver, North Fraser and Fraser River port authorities into a single Canada Port Authority. Read More »

Port of Monteal retains container lead

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Record volumes, and an almost two percent increase in container traffic during the first nine months of this year have maintained the Port of Monteal's position as leader in the container business in the Northeast Atlantic region of Canada. Read More »

Gov. Kaine appoints new commissioner to VPA Board

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine appointed Kim D. Saunders of Richmond to the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) Board of Commissioners. Saunders will fill the seat vacated by Jonathan F. Johnson, also of Chesterfield, who resigned in June for personal reasons. Read More »

CMA-CGM adds Port of Boston to European Service

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that global carrier CMA-CGM has added the Port of Boston to their trans-Atlantic rotation, starting December 7, 2006 with the maiden call of the containership CMA-CGM Elbe. The new service will call at Read More »

MPA appoints new Port Commissioner

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has announced the appointment of Atwood (Woody) Collins III to the Maryland Port Commission. Mr. Collins currently serves as Executive Vice President of M&T Bank. The Maryland Port Commission establishes policies di Read More »

Nation’s two largest ports approve air pollution reduction plan

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On November 20 the governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted to approve the landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, the most comprehensive strategy to cut air pollution and reduce health risks ever produced for a global Read More »

Subaru vehicles being shipped through Port of Baltimore

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore has begun receiving Subaru vehicles for both its import and export auto business. This will result in approximately 31,000 import and export Subaru vehicles m Read More »

GPA achieves record growth and outstanding service performance

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced during a meeting of its board of directors the GPA had achieved record growth and outstanding service performance during this year's peak season. Read More »

Andre Elmaleh joins Port of Tacoma as Director of Auto Business

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma recently selected Andre L. Elmaleh as Director of Auto Business. Read More »

Port of Long Beach peak season import activity slows down

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

After several months of record-breaking imports, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported a slowdown in the growth rate of container cargo volume in September. Read More »

Retail container ports move toward end of peak season

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dipped slightly in September but will hit another new record in October before the annual peak shipping season comes to an end, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Nationa Read More »

Port of Oakland to seek $600 million from CA Proposition 1B

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Oakland officials are pleased that California voters passed Proposition 1B, the $20 billion transportation bond measure during midterm elections with over 60% of the vote. The Port will seek approximately $600 million for goods movement initiative Read More »

Kalmar looking to Kansas to grow American presence

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Scandinavia-based equipment manufacturer Kalmar Industries hopes the way to the hearts ' and purse strings ' of American port industry decision makers is through America's Heartland. Read More »

Jerry A. Bridges next Virginia Port Authority Exec. Dir.

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Jerry A. Bridges has been chosen to become the Virginia Port Authority's next executive director, succeeding the VPA's long-time leader, J. Robert Bray, who will be retiring next year. Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority welcomes Deltaport Third Berth Project decision

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) President and CEO, Captain Gordon Houston recently welcomed the decision by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, that the Deltaport T Read More »

Tacoma breakbulk cargo volume up 19.7%

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In mid-October, five over-dimension trucks arrived at the Port of Tacoma from Alberta, each laden with a huge Canadian-made gas compressor. Days later, the Spliethoff Anjeliergracht arrived at Terminal 7 to load the five 128,000-pound compressors for thei Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway heads towards banner year

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A banner year is shaping up on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway which offers shipping lines direct access to the industrial heartlands of the United States and Canada. Cargo numbers are expected to be the highest since the late 1990s, thanks to stron Read More »

Port of Tacoma infrastructure and capacity attract IKEA DC

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma Commission recently authorized port staff to sell approximately 70 acres of Port land in the Frederickson Industrial Area to IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer. Read More »

Breakbulk cargo surges to spur port recovery

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Total general cargo figures for the first eight months of 2006 are up 9.5% overall, boosted by a nearly 38% gain in traditional breakbulk cargo imports. In addition, the 2006 figures are 9.5% ahead of the Port's five-year average for the period. Read More »