Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

Port of Oakland recognizes ‘Cleaner And Greener’ truck drivers

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On August 24, 2006 The Port of Oakland honored five, local truck drivers who have recently completed the Port's 'Truck Replacement Program' and for their role in creating a 'cleaner and greener' Port. Read More »

Port of New Orleans exceeds pre-Katrina tonnage levels

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargo tonnage levels during the first five months of 2006 are up more than four percent compared to the same period's average over the last four years. The Port achieved the milestone, despite losing nearly 25% of its facilities located along the Inner Ha Read More »

Plan, prepare, respond and recover

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The following is excerpted from a presentation by Dan Ludwig, Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Management for DHL Americas at a US Chamber of Commerce meeting targeting the 2006 Hurricane Season. The event was held on July 13, 2 Read More »

Port Everglades names new Deputy Port Director

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Glenn A. Wiltshire, a 30-year veteran with the US Coast Guard serving most recently as Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey, has been appointed the new Deputy Director for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, according to Port Everglades Port Read More »

Alliances and GPA announce ‘Asia-East Coast’ service to call on Savannah

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Grand Alliance, comprised of OOCL, NYK Hapag-Lloyd, and the New World Alliance, comprised of APL, MOL and Hyundai Merchant Marine announced the addition of the Asia-East Coast Read More »

New Orleans to host AAPA Annual Convention

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2006 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Annual Convention, slated for Sept. 10-14 in the Crescent City, is expected to attract hundreds of key port executives and their board of director members from throughout the United States, Canada, Read More »

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 »