Breakbulk & Projects

Ship diversion brings 4,700 cars through Portland, OR

AJOT | April 23, 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 »

AAPA lauds Senate Appropriations Supplemental bill

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has praised the US Senate Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, which would result in a major boost in security funding for America's seaports. As Read More »

Ship Finance and Horizon Lines complete approx. $280 million container vessels transaction

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Ship Finance International Limited announced that it has closed the definitive agreements and related financing documents to acquire five newbuilding container vessels from third parties for a sum of approximately US$280 million and to place the vessels o Read More »

North Carolina International Port reaches major milestone

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The property for the new North Carolina International Port (NCIP) on the West bank of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County now The North Carolina State Ports Authority seeks a firm, or team of firms, to manage the development process of the proposed No Read More »

Retail ports operating smoothly as volume returns

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The nation's major retail container ports are operating smoothly this month as volume levels build back up after the winter slow season, according to the April Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. Read More »

Saint John sees first quarter increases

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

'On the heels of the Seatrade Cruise Conference and Trade Show held recently in Miami, we are pleased to confirm five additional cruise calls to the port for this year' says Captain Soppitt, President & CEO. 'The Carnival Victory will call September 13, 2 Read More »

Port of Long Beach sees ‘modest’ Feb. traffic increase

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

China's New Year's celebration curtailed shipments through the Port of Long Beach in February, as the total number of cargo containers climbed a modest 3.5% to the equivalent of 515,464 twenty-foot container units. Read More »

Port of Indiana welcomes first ship of the season

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the first ship of the 2006 international shipping season recently with the arrival of the Ziemia Cieszynska. Captained by Jan Jarosz from Poland, the vessel arrived at approximately 2:00 on March 31 carrying 8,900 Read More »

Evergreen announces enhanced China and Hong Kong e-commerce capability

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Evergreen has announced enhanced e-commerce capability for the China and Hong Kong markets that includes two integrated and regional information websites in simplified Chinese and in English. These practical and user-friendly e-commerce services are avail Read More »

TSA lines begin monthly fuel surcharge adjustments

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container shipping lines in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have made the first monthly adjustments to bunker and inland fuel surcharges, effective May 1, 2006, based on average prices over a four-week period during March. Earlier this yea Read More »

Seaway opens amidst bullish outlook

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The St. Lawrence Seaway recently launched its 48th commercial navigation season on an optimistic note, thanks in part to an expected rebound in steel imports from Europe and elsewhere. Fueling the optimism was the continued growth of the US and Canadian e Read More »

VA continues strong ‘06 with solid container and breakbulk volumes

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In February, port handled 162,948 teus and 47,000 tons of breakbulk cargo. A year ago, those numbers were 145,009 teus and 29,591 tons, respectively. Read More »

Patrick J. Gallwey appointed Port of New Orleans COO

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange recently announced that Patrick J. Gallwey will become Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans when Port COO Dave Wagner retires in June. Gallwey is a 26-year veteran of the Port staff and is Read More »

World renowned shipping lines begin calling Port of Baltimore

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Beginning April 1, Maryland's Port of Baltimore will see a new container service with CMA-CGM and China Shipping that is expected to bring 30,000 containers annually into the Port's Seagirt Marine Terminal. Both CMA-CGM and China Shipping are ranked in th Read More »

Sen. Collins, industry leaders grateful for attention to ports

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Dubai port operations acquisition controversy may have been wrought with misinformation, but Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, and other participants in last week's American Association of Port Authorities Spring Conference believe the brouhaha has had Read More »

Port of Oakland sponsors Fifth Annual China Conference

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland is host and principal sponsor of the Fifth Annual China Conference April 3-4, 2006, presented by Marine Digest and Cargo Business News at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Today China-North America trade is well over $260 billion a yea Read More »

Cerescorp purchases 2 new super post Panamax cranes . . .

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cerescorp Company is pleased to announce that it has purchased two of the world's most technologically advanced, super post Panamax cranes for its Fairview Cove Container Terminal facility in the Port of Halifax. With this purchase, Cerescorp will own and Read More »

Port Everglades’ 20-Year Master Plan

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Working to balance economic growth with ecological concerns, Broward County Port Everglades Department staff met with approximately 60 Broward County residents and environmental experts on March 10, to generate ideas about how the South Florida seaport ca Read More »

Carriers respond to challenges of serving Latin American ports

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

With port congestion and infrastructure challenges remaining critical concerns in serving many Latin American markets, global carriers are responding with such measures as securing berthing windows and deploying geared vessels. Read More »

Gov. Minner and Dole open new $16 million warehouse at Port of Wilmington, DE

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On March 13 Governor Ruth Ann Minner and officials from Dole Food Company and the Diamond State Port Corp. unveiled Dole's new $16 million warehouse at the Port of Wilmington. Read More »