Breakbulk & Projects

JAXPORT promotes Massa to Dir. Ro/Ro, Military and Global Carrier Sales

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted veteran maritime professional Benjamin M. Massa to the position of Director, Ro/Ro, Military and Global Carrier Sales within the Trade Development and Marketing department. In his new role, Massa will Read More »

VPA has highest bond rating of all East Coast Ports

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following an extensive review by three national bond rating agencies, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has become the first major port owner/operator on the US East Coast to carry a 'double A' bond rating. Read More »

Deltaport Third Berth Project receives Provincial Government approval

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) President and CEO, Captain Gordon Houston, recently welcomed the announcement by the provincial Ministry of Environment, that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has approved the development of the VPA's Deltaport Read More »

LaGrange cites milestones, looks to future in Annual State of The Port Address

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A long-term shipping partner of the Port of New Orleans returned one of its two former weekly services to the Crescent City on Sept. 20, a move that will spur continued growth in container business. Read More »

Record container cargo volumes move smoothly through Port of Long Beach

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10% in August. Read More »

GPA Board approves new contracts as new services gain market share

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Board of Directors recently approved a series of construction and new equipment contracts that will significantly increase container handling capacity at the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Port of Portland and BNSF ramping up intermodal rail capacity at T-6

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Portland awarded a $2,250,000 construction contract to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) this month to construct switching and track improvements at the BNSF's A and B rail yard near the Terminal 6 (T-6) container and auto-import facilities. The wor Read More »

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 »