Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

Alabama State Port Authority welcomes newest crane

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Alabama State Port Authority's newest crane, which will operate at McDuffie Berth 1, arrived at the mouth of the Mobile River on Sunday, October 22, 2006. The crane is part of a $30 million conversion and expansion project at McDuffie to meet the stat Read More »

Port Freeport breaks ground for terminal development project

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

As Port Freeport looks to embark upon its first major terminal development endeavor in four decades, officials of the Texas Gulf Coast port have scheduled a groundbreaking event for the Velasco Terminal project for Friday, Oct. 27. Read More »

Portland’s “thirsty” asphalt wins environmental sustainability award

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently bestowed their coveted Julian Prize for Sustainability for Public Works on the Port of Portland for installing 35 acres of environmentally-friendly 'porous' asphalt at one of the Read More »

Panama votes ‘Si’ to Panama Canal expansion

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Panama Canal Authority humbled by vote and responsibility ahead Panamanians voted "Si" in a national referendum on Panama Canal expansion. The voting began on a quiet Sunday morning (Oct. 22) at 7:00 am. The enthusiasm and energy was apparent as each vote Read More »

Charleston hails Panama Canal vote

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is pleased by the results of Panama's vote on Oct. 22 to support a $5.25-billion improvement plan for the Panama Canal. Read More »

GPA congratulates people of Panama

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) offered congratulations to the people of Panama for passing a referendum that will fully modernize the Panama Canal. The $5.25-billion improvement of the Panama Canal will occur simultaneously with the Savannah Harbor Exp Read More »

Siemens selects Port of Corpus Christi to facilitate wind power equipment

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi has been selected by Siemens Power Generation division to facilitate the receipt and transfer of windmill equipment to their project sites in Amarillo and near Big Spring, Texas. Port staff and senior management with Gulf Stream Read More »

Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative critical for capturing trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority President and CEO Gordon Houston says the $591 million federal "Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative" announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vital to the continued success of the Port of Vancouver. Harper announced Read More »

Port execs say US exports firmed in August

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

US export volumes strengthened at several major ports in August, as ongoing dollar weakness boosted foreign manufacturers' demand for raw materials, port officials said. Read More »