Breakbulk & Projects

New AAPA chairman seeks expanded hemispheric reach

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Canadian port official who has just assumed chairmanship of the American Association of Port Authorities says he will aim to further expand the association's reach throughout the Western Hemisphere. Read More »

Senate passes Murray’s GreenLane Port Security legislation

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

For Washington State, passage means security grants for Washington's ports, new regional coordination center, new radiation detection equipment and Customs personnel, and a new system to keep Washington's trade-dependent economy moving. Read More »

Dubai World Chairman pledges further expansion for recently-expanded Centerm

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A visit by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, to the Port of Vancouver on September 6 was a low-key event overshadowed by the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver the following day. While the Dalai Lama promised to build his first Centre for Pe Read More »

US Chamber chairman warns of $1 trillion funding shortfall

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

As a top executive of a major US corporation, Gerald Shaheen is very familiar with the importance of our major seaports, and as elected leader of the world's largest business federation, Shaheen is part of ongoing efforts seeking to ensure a transportatio Read More »

Philip V. Connors named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc.

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Philip V. Connors has been named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), a national provider of marine drayage services. Mr. Connors will assume the position October 1. He replaces Clark E. Brown, who retired in July. Read More »

Sea Star Line welcomes Edward LaGoy as AVP Sales

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that Edward (Ned) LaGoy has joined the company as assistant vice president of field sales. LaGoy came on board on September 1 and reports directly to Bill Stallings, vice president of sales. Read More »

WWPC teams up to deliver heavy-lift solution

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transporting a 98-foot, 60-ton, aluminum-hull crew boat and 25 giant fermenting tanks that weighed a total of 194.9 tons was all easily within the capabilities of the Worldwide Project Consortium, and its heavy-lift project cargo partners. Read More »

Senator Patty Murray tours Port of Longview

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray from Washington State had a first-hand look at the wind energy business from a port perspective. She toured the Port of Longview on August 18 and received an eye-opening tour of a storage yard filled with massive wind tower sections a Read More »

P&O Ports North America announces new operations at the Port of Tampa

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Tampa on May 30 as part of a partnership established earlier this year. Under two separate agreements, P&O Ports became the exclusive terminal operator of the Tampa Port Authority's (TPA) public facilities for breakbulk and container cargo. P&O Po Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming in settlement with Port of Galveston

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) said that it will pay $750,000 to the board of trustees of the Port of Galveston as part of a settlement of a lawsuit against the company and certain subsidiaries. Read More »

Coffee exec. Thomas Westfeldt appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thomas D. Westfeldt, a long-time coffee industry executive and civic leader, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Mr. Westfeldt, who was nominated for the position by Greater New Orleans Inc., replaces ou Read More »

Elaine Chao, Sean Connaughton to addresss US Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation Dinner in NY

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and Sean Connaughton, the new US Maritime Administrator, will be guest speakers at the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation dinner in New York on Wednesday, September 27 honoring America's Deep-Sea D Read More »

Port of Baltimore sets new records

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. recently announced business at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore is setting new records. The latest figures show the total value of cargo moving through the Port in 2005 is the highest in its history. The Read More »

Port of Oakland recognizes ‘Cleaner And Greener’ truck drivers

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On August 24, 2006 The Port of Oakland honored five, local truck drivers who have recently completed the Port's 'Truck Replacement Program' and for their role in creating a 'cleaner and greener' Port. Read More »

Port of New Orleans exceeds pre-Katrina tonnage levels

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargo tonnage levels during the first five months of 2006 are up more than four percent compared to the same period's average over the last four years. The Port achieved the milestone, despite losing nearly 25% of its facilities located along the Inner Ha Read More »

Plan, prepare, respond and recover

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The following is excerpted from a presentation by Dan Ludwig, Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Management for DHL Americas at a US Chamber of Commerce meeting targeting the 2006 Hurricane Season. The event was held on July 13, 2 Read More »

Port Everglades names new Deputy Port Director

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Glenn A. Wiltshire, a 30-year veteran with the US Coast Guard serving most recently as Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey, has been appointed the new Deputy Director for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, according to Port Everglades Port Read More »

Alliances and GPA announce ‘Asia-East Coast’ service to call on Savannah

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Grand Alliance, comprised of OOCL, NYK Hapag-Lloyd, and the New World Alliance, comprised of APL, MOL and Hyundai Merchant Marine announced the addition of the Asia-East Coast Read More »

New Orleans to host AAPA Annual Convention

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2006 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Annual Convention, slated for Sept. 10-14 in the Crescent City, is expected to attract hundreds of key port executives and their board of director members from throughout the United States, Canada, Read More »

Charleston expansion permits expected in April

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers reported that a permit decision for a new 280-acre container terminal in Charleston is expected by next April. Read More »