Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

Governor announces largest project in Ports of Indiana history

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The largest project ever constructed at Indiana's ports will be built at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon in the form of a $400 million, 220 million gallon ethanol plant. Governor Mitch Daniels recently unveiled the state's new strategic energy plan and a Read More »

Oakland Army Base transfer complete

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland, City of Oakland, Oakland Base Reuse Authority, Oakland Redevelopment Agency and State Lands Commission closed escrow on the former Oakland Army Base property, August 7, 2006. Read More »

Gov. Kulongoski presents $7.5-million ConnectOregon check to Port for new crane

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Additional Post-Panamax crane will help Oregon businesses compete in international trade

Oregon's businesses took a big step closer to their customers today when Governor Ted Kulongoski and Oregon State legislators announced the list of project Read More »

HMT waiver sought for Great Lakes shortsea shipping

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Legislation was recently introduced in Congress to provide a limited exemption to the Harbor Maintenence Tax (HMT) to stimulate shortsea shipping on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System for the movement of non-bulk commercial cargo. Vessels moving b Read More »

Horizon Lines’ Chuck Raymond comments on Sean Connaughton’s MARAD appointment

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sean Connaughton was nominated by President Bush to be the Maritime Administrator on June 27, 2006, and was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2006. Read More »

Port of Tacoma issues $100 million in bonds; Increases financial capacity

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma has issued $100 million in revenue bonds with an effective fixed interest rate of less than four percent. Read More »

New Pensacola-Mexico service announced

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Pensacola, Navitech Enterprises and AztecMaritime Services are pleased to announce the commencement of regular all-water service between Pensacola, FL and Veracruz, Mexico. Read More »

Retired Admiral named Port of Long Beach No. 2 exec.

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Commissioners approve appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard D. Steinke announced on August 7, that the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the appointment of retired Coast Guard Rear Admiral Kev Read More »

NC State Ports cargo volumes continue to climb

AJOT | August 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The North Carolina State Ports Authority wrapped up fiscal year 2006 on June 30 with record annual revenues and its largest profit in 15 years, and plans to repeat the performance in the new fiscal year just begun. Read More »

Virginia surpasses 2 million teus in Fiscal 2006

AJOT | August 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia wrapped up its fiscal year having handled more than 2 million teus, which a 7.6% increase over fiscal 2005. In addition, the port showed an increase in ships calls, rail cargo and overall growth at the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) in FY Read More »

Unique cargo sails from Port of New Orleans

AJOT | August 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

New Orleans'A 98-foot retired crew boat from Morgan City, La., destined for a customer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, sailed out of New Orleans last week aboard the deck of the Rickmers Jakarta. Read More »

OOIL announces potential disposal of Terminals Division

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. ("OOIL") announces that, following a strategic review of its terminal assets, it has engaged UBS Investment Bank to advise it in relation to the potential disposal of its Terminals Division, a move being considered in Read More »

Tubbs Jones, English introduce Great Lakes Short Sea Shipping Enhancement Act

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On July 26, Representatives Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) and Phil English (R-PA), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced H.R. 5889, the "Great Lakes Short Sea Shipping Enhancement Act of 2006." The legislation is designed to improve the Read More »

Richard S. Cordrey confirmed as Diamond State Port Corporation Board Chairman

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Delaware State Senate has confirmed Governor Ruth Ann Minner's nomination of Secretary of Finance, Richard S. Cordrey as the new Chairman of the Diamond State Port Corporation's (DSPC) Board of Directors on Friday, June 30, 2006. Sec. Cordrey has been Read More »

Dutch Group opens New Orleans office

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In an effort to build reefer, dry cargo and special projects business in the United States, Rotterdam-based van Weelde Chartering recently launched a new company and office in New Orleans. The firm, van Weelde Chartering USA, LLC, is the first US presence Read More »

ALIMPORT to expand commodities through Port of Corpus Christi

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi through a new agreement with Cuban import agency ALIMPORT will help facilitate the export of 16,000 metric tons of poultry to Cuba which will be the largest shipment since the port signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2 Read More »

Port Everglades plans for future growth with new master plan development

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Broward County Port Everglades Department has retained the services of DMJM Harris, a nationally recognized engineering/planning/economic analysis consulting firm, to prepare a comprehensive five-year Master Plan, and 10- and 20-year Vision Plans. Read More »

Oregon steel mills expanding at Portland’s T-6

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Portland's working waterfront will rack up another big win for Portland's economy this summer when Oregon Steel Mills (OSM) opens two new spiral-weld pipe mills here in July and August. Read More »

BC talks about a ‘super port authority’

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new and larger port authority is being considered for British Columbia that would include the Vancouver Port Authority, the Fraser River Port Authority and the North Fraser Port Authority. Read More »