Breakbulk & Projects

TransPORT receives funding to hire first exec. director

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The TransPORT (The Heart of Illinois Regional Port District) Board of Directors has received funding from the six counties making up the port district that will enable it to hire its first executive director. The counties of Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peori Read More »

Port of Danang, Vietnam Visits Port of Oakland

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A senior Delegation from the Port of Danang, Vietnam led by Port Director General Nguyen Thu arrived in Oakland on May 15th, hosted by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Danang is a small but quickly-growing port located in central Vietnam with Haip Read More »

CMA CGM signs 10-year agreement with VPA’s operating company

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Exactly one year after CMA CGM cut the ribbon on its new North American headquarters in Norfolk, the French steamship line finalized a 10-year contract with Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), which is the Virginia Port Authority's operating comp Read More »

Java deliveries move Port of Houston to No. 1

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Houston's port has become the top-ranked coffee exchange port in the world, according to the Greater Houston Coffee Association (GHCA) and the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). The ranking is based on the number of coffee cargo bags tendered or delivered f Read More »

LaGrange honored by International Maritime Hall of Fame

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On May 10, 2006, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, Gary LaGrange, was honored at the 13th Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame at the United Nations in New York City. LaGrange was among six inductees to be recognized by four hundred internation Read More »

ZIM’s new Portland service begins

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the 3,800 teu ZIM USA docked at the Port's Terminal 6 (T-6) May 14, it marked the culmination of two years of intensive efforts by the Port of Portland to attract a third container carrier. Read More »

Delaware River importers experience Taste of Chile

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Delaware River importers of Chilean cargo and leaders of the imported fruit trade gathered on April 26 in Wilmington to celebrate the conclusion of another successful Chilean winter fruit import season and experience the 'Taste of Chile.' Ronald Bown, Cha Read More »

“Hyundai Shanghai” visits Hamburg on her maiden voyage

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On its first journey from the Far East to Europe the containership new building, "Hyundai Shanghai' visited the Port of Hamburg at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder. Read More »

Healthy 1/Q for Port of Virginia

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In March the Port of Virginia posted its busiest month of 2006 having handled 172,121 teus, an increase of 9.8% over the same month last year; the March totals were 172,121 teus, and 46,409 tons of breakbulk cargo. Read More »

GPAA eyes Mexico, Cuba as New Orleans rebounds

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the May 3-5 spring meeting of the Gulf Ports Association of the Americas (GPAA), the Port of New Orleans showed off its readiness to host the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in September, while GPAA delegates lo Read More »

Vancouver, USA welcomes m/v Saga Adventure

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomed the M/V Saga Adventure, captained by Boben Kocherry from India, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington. The M/V Saga Adventure is owned and operated by Saga Forest Carriers of Tonsberg, Norway, and represented locall Read More »

Port association hails ‘SAFE Port Act’ passage in house

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded the 421-2 vote in the US House of Representatives to pass the Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act (H.R. 4954), welcoming the legislation as a comprehensive plan to improve mar Read More »

Retail ports operating smoothly as summer approaches

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The nation's major retail container ports are operating smoothly this month as the busy summer shipping season approaches, according to the May Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. Read More »

Ship diversion brings 4,700 cars through Portland, OR

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the gigantic car carrying ship Morning Courier prepared to cross the Columbia River Bar and pull into Terminal 6's Berth 607 on March 26 instead of its scheduled East Coast port of call, it began a series of events that put hundreds of local waterfro Read More »

Towsley stepping down as Miami port director

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Charles A. 'Chuck' Towsley is stepping down as port director at the Port of Miami-Dade County. Read More »

Corps completes 50-foot inbound shipping channel project

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has completed a $37 million project to deepen the inbound lane of the shipping channel to the Hampton Roads harbor to 50 feet. Read More »

Port of LAs’ AMP program receives US EPA 2005 Clean Air Excellence Award

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Excellence Awards in the clean air technology category. The Port of Los Angeles was recognized for its Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) program, the world's first air quality program that focuses on reducing emissions from container ships while docked in Read More »

Port of Philadelphia cocoa facility handles record cocoa shipment

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the arrival of the M/V Global Explorer on Sunday, April 16, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Pier 84 cocoa bean-handling facility has been busy discharging the largest shipment of cocoa beans that the facility has handled to date. Read More »

Manny Rouvelas receives Propeller Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Washington, DC chapter has honored Emanuel L. 'Manny' Rouvelas, founding partner of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLP, with the Helen Delich Bentley Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More »

History of Containerization Foundation collaborates with newly-formed MCC Group

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The History of Containerization Foundation has announced a collaborative effort in support of a planned McLean Container Center at Kings Point. Its objective is to establish a permanent legacy for containerization in the form of a museum at the US Merchan Read More »