Breakbulk & Projects

Shippers, carriers wrangle over rates, service

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipper and rail industry representatives battled it out last month at a hearing before a Senate subcommittee considering issues of freight rail service and capacity. Shippers contended that industry consolidation has reduced competition and service and i Read More »

Largest container ship in Port Everglades’ history

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On June 30th Port Everglades celebrated a milestone with the arrival of the largest container ship in the seaport's history. The MSC Marina is 997 feet long, 73,819 gross registered tons and has capacity for 6,402 teus. By comparison, of the other types o Read More »

Maersk Line signs 20-year agreement with Georgia Ports Authority

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), recently announced the signing of a major new agreement between Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping line and the GPA. Read More »

Massport names Elvis Ganda as Deputy Port Director, Operations

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Elvis Ganda has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations, where he will oversee and manage the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston's maritime facilities, including Conley C Read More »

CH2M HILL to develop North Carolina International Port

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

CH2M HILL's Ports & Maritime Group has been selected by the North Carolina State Ports Authority to manage the development of a new, 600-acre container terminal in the Southport area of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County. Read More »

Portland joins North Portland Diesel Emission Reduction Project

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Portland joined a diverse group of stakeholders in committing to tackle diesel emission issues when Port Executive Director Bill Wyatt signed a Declaration of Cooperation as part of the North Portland Diesel Emission Reduction Project. Read More »

Vancouver, WA ethanol plant to benefit environment & local economy

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

At a special board meeting on June 28, Port of Vancouver Commissioners approved an option to lease for long-time port tenant Great Western Malting that moves forward the potential development of what could be the largest ethanol facility in the western Un Read More »

Edmonds reappointed PHA Commission Chairman

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

By unanimous votes, the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council jointly reappointed Jim Edmonds as Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. The county commissioners and city council members gathered at Houston City Hall Read More »

Panama Canal expansion presents significant challenges

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority officially announced its plans to expand the canal a couple of months ago and immediately embarked on a public relations campaign to secure world support. Panamanian government and canal officials could be seen frequenting world Read More »

Wind turbines to transit Vancouver, USA docks this summer

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA has been selected as port of entry for this year's largest, wind-powered electric generation facility, scheduled for construction in Washington State. With the upcoming Wild Horse project, Port of Vancouver will have been involved Read More »

President Bush addresses US Merchant Marine Academy

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

(The following is an edited version of President Bush's remarks in a June 19 Commencement address at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.) Read More »

Port of LA’s FY 2006-2007 budget includes $33 million for security

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Los Angeles' $848.5 million fiscal year 2006/2007 budget includes more than $33 million for safety and security initiatives.

Included in the budget are $2.5 million for the design of Joint Container Inspection Facility, $8 million for Read More »

Everett, WA to relocate two gantry cranes to Pacific Terminal:

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Everett, Washington's Port Commission recently authorized a contract with the Spokane-based Dix Corporation for $311,202 to relocate and re-commission both of the Port's 40-ton container cranes from the South Terminal storage yard to Pacific Terminal Whar Read More »

Goldman, Macquarie in bid battle for AB Ports

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Goldman Sachs-led group raised its bid for Associated British Ports to 2.58 billion pounds ($4.75 billion), prompting a proposal from a rival team led by Australia's Macquarie Bank to at least match the offer. Read More »

SC Ports budget calls for record volume, $154 million in capital improvements

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority's (SCSPA) business position has never been stronger, according to next year's budget that was approved on June 13. Read More »

Port Everglades lands new Cosco/Evergreen Service

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Broward County Mayor Ben Graber has announced an agreement with COSCO/Evergreen for all-water service between Port Everglades and the Far East. The new service began on June 14. The new containerized cargo shipping service further expands Broward County's Read More »

Port of Oakland to establish office In China

AJOT | June 11, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Whether it's sponsoring a conference on doing business with China, developing new ties with ports in Viet Nam or Morocco, hosting a delegation from Japan, or sponsoring an investment seminar about opportunities in Indonesia, the Port of Oakland is steppin Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY2006 Second Quarter metrics

AJOT | June 11, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced second quarter (Q2) operational metrics for fiscal year 2006. During Q2, there was an increase in net tonnage, total transits and transits of Panamax vessels. Additionally, there was a decrease in official accide Read More »

Supervalu delivers innovation in global grocery trade

AJOT | June 11, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

From Argentinean olive oil to tuna from Thailand, Supervalu International brings the flavors of the world to the local grocery store ' whether it's the corner market or the super-store ' in nearly any spot on the globe. What started out in 1985 at the for Read More »

Long Beach approves landmark “Green Port” lease

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Long Beach has agreed to an historic accord with 'Green Port' environmental covenants. The lease agreement with International Transportation Service, Inc. will reduce air pollutants by at least 90 percent at the Port's third-largest cargo term Read More »