Breakbulk & Projects

PB selected for Charleston terminal construction management

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board approved an $8.5-million construction management contract for site preparation at the Port of Charleston's new container terminal on the former Navy Base. Read More »

Mid-Gulf ports move past recovery from 2005 storms

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Now that recovery from the 2005 hurricane season is just about complete, officials from ports around the central Gulf region are busy moving forward with facility enhancements and new agreements to handle burgeoning trade volumes while hoping they will be Read More »

Vancouver, USA considers lease agreement for waterfront development

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Vancouver USA Commission is considering a lease agreement that will help create the focal point of a new waterfront development being planned by the City of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC. Read More »

Hanjin inaugurates Port of Wilmington’s new container service to North China

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 950-foot Hanjin Wilmingtondocked at the North Carolina State Ports Authority's Port of Wilmington Saturday morning, making the first call of the new North China service at its namesake port. The 4,024-teu (20-foot equivalent container) vessel s Read More »

Massport commemorates five years of China trade

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Massachusetts Port Authority officials, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Tim Murray, and Capt. Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company ('COSCO') commemorated the fifth anniversar Read More »

ICTSI readies take over Syrian terminal

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is preparing to take over operations of one of its recent port acquisitions, the Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria. Read More »

Indiana steel sails for Spain

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

About 11,000 tons of Indiana-made steel set sail for Spain. The Julietta arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor recently and was loaded with hot-rolled steel coils from Mittal Steel in East Chicago, IN. Read More »

Biggest development in Port of London for over a century

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of London Authority (PLA) says the Government go ahead for the new London Gateway port on the Thames is the most significant development in the Port of London in over a century. Read More »

GPAA to seek flexibility in allocations by Corps

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Gulf port leaders would like to see more flexibility in US Army Corps of Engineers allocations so that recovery may be hastened for a maritime facility struck by a natural disaster. Read More »

Inland waterways offer cost advantages, available capacity

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The number of barges plying 12,000 miles of US rivers rose in 2006 for the first time in eight years, according to an annual study published earlier this year. Barge numbers rise and fall for a variety of reasons, but industry experts say the increase las Read More »

GPA announces two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah, one via the Suez Canal and one via the Panama Canal. These new services further cement the Port of Savannah as the Sou Read More »

PRPA announces start of channel-deepening project

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid much fanfare, a day sought after by the Philadelphia regional maritime industry for more than two decades finally arrived when Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that conflicts with New Jersey related to the Delaware River Channel Deep Read More »

Museum seeks artifacts to honor “the box that changed the world”

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of international maritime industry leaders associated with transportation pioneer Malcom McLean has kicked-off a campaign to collect artifacts, historical data and documents for a public museum and research center about the history of containeriza Read More »

J. Robert Bray completes career at the VPA

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The announcement was made public at the regularly scheduled meeting (May 22) of the VPA Board of Commissioners by its chairman, John G. Milliken. Read More »

VPA elects Morgan-Silvester as new Chair

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Authority's (VPA) Board of Directors announced that they have elected Sarah Morgan-Silvester as the VPA's new Chair. Morgan-Silvester replaces George A. Adams, whose term of office expired on March 17, 2007. Read More »

Industrial Dawn calls New Orleans on maiden voyage

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Industrial Dawn, the newest heavy lift ship to join the Intermarine services fleet, recently called the Port of New Orleans on its maiden voyage. During this visit, the vessel was presented with a plaque and a Master Mariner certificate to celebr Read More »

Pasha wins two top PMA safety awards

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the recent Pacific Maritime Association's (PMA) Southern California 58th Annual Safety Awards Banquet that recognized safety in the workplace for 2006, Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals operations in National City won two first place awards. Read More »

PMA and ILWU set course for early labor talks

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have agreed to pursue an early start to labor contact negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement prior to the expiration of their current six-year l Read More »

Philadelphia port coalition praises PA governor

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group hailed Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's announcement that the Food Distribution Center would not be built on Navy Yard property as "the first step in developing the world-class international Port of Philadelphia." Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA moves port traffic to Brunswick

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue congratulated Mercedes-Benz USA for choosing Brunswick as the site of its new vehicle preparation center (VPC) for vehicles being imported into the United States. Read More »