Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Corpus Christi receives first shipment of melons from Guatemala

AJOT | November 27, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi began receiving major shipments of melons from Guatemala through its cold storage facility last week. Frontera Produce of Edinburg, TX is importing melons to include cantaloupes and honeydews from Guatemala through Altobaso, S.A Read More »

Port of Virginia shatters single-month cargo record

AJOT | November 27, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

October was the busiest month in the history of The Port of Virginia as 188,539 teus were handled at the general cargo terminals that line the Elizabeth and James rivers. Read More »

Gov. Ehrlich signs contract making Baltimore top East Coast port for paper products

AJOT | November 27, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

As part of his aggressive effort to grow Maryland's economy, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., recently signed a six-year contract with M-real USA Corporation and Baltimore Forest Products Terminals LLP (BalTerm), that will make Maryland's Port of Baltimor Read More »

Port of New Orleans, Parish President agree on MRGO closure plan

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

St. Bernard Parish President Henry Rodriguez Jr. and the Port of New Orleans have reached an agreement on a plan to close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) to deep draft vessels. Rodriguez and Port officials are proposing the plan to the Louisiana Read More »

CP and Fraser River Port announce agreement

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Fraser River Port Authority (FRPA) and Canadian Pacific Railway announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement to enhance service through the port and coordinate investments in infrastructure to capture growth opportunities in global trade. Read More »

US Navy commissions new destroyer at Port Everglades

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), an Arleigh Burke Class, AEGIS Guided Missile Destroyer, was commissioned at Broward County's Port Everglades on Nov.12, 2005, following a week of activities for the crew and their families in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Read More »

Recipients of the 2005 AOTOS awards

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2005 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards were presented by the United Seamen's Service (USS) to Ron Davis, President of Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA), General John W. Handy, USAF (ret.) Immediate Past Commander of the United States Trans Read More »

NO says truck drivers needed to help spur recovery

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of New Orleans is putting out the call nationally to attract truckers to haul cargo in and out of New Orleans and to help rebuild the economy of the Crescent City. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway Transportation Savings Minimal

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transportation expert John Taylor has spent months analyzing traffic flows on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to measure the economic benefits. The associate professor of marketing at Grand Valley State University said he was surprised by what he Read More »

Port Freeport signs sister port pact with Puerto Lim’n, Costa Rica

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Furthering a trade relationship expected to be spurred by the October initiation of direct weekly service between the two ports, officials of Port Freeport and the Costa Rican Caribbean port of Puerto Lim'n today signed a sister port agreement. Read More »

AQMD Chairman announces Clean Port Initiative

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Chairman William A. Burke announced a Clean Port Initiative recently, signaling a major step forward in reducing emissions from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read More »

Hurricane recovery makes Gulf port officials

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port directors don't typically see themselves as "heroes," but that distinction is now being bestowed upon executives of US Gulf ports as they lead their facilities, and the cities they serve, back to operation following devastation wrought during an unpr Read More »

Port of Halifax welcomes first call from China Shipping

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

On Saturday, October 3rd, China Shipping Container Lines' CSCL New York sailed into the South End Container Terminal on its inaugural visit to the Port of Halifax. Calling weekly in its new round-the-world service, China Shipping will have 10 - 4,200 teu Read More »

Port of Montreal sails towards another excellent year

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Total traffic handled at the Port of Montreal increased by 6.1%, or more than a million tons, to reach 18.2 million tons in the first nine months of this year. Read More »

Chassis pool idea advances as AAPA gathering focuses on sharing practical skills

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Of all the practical skills addressed by port officials of the Western Hemisphere who met Oct. 23-27 in Tampa for the 94th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the most important one might just be the ability to cooper Read More »

Port Newark Container Terminal dedicates new cranes

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) in Newark, New Jersey hosted a special dedication event in honor of its two new Post Panamax cranes on Oct. 20. The event took place in a tent outside the main PNCT building and included a reception, dedication ceremo Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY 2005 metrics

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced operational metrics for the 2005 fiscal year (FY 05). Year-end statistics reveal a significant drop in Canal Waters Time (CWT), the average time it takes a vessel to navigate the Canal, including waiting time for Read More »

PRPA acquires significant new waterfront property

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brian Preski, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), is pleased to announce that PRPA recently concluded an agreement to acquire over 15 acres of waterfront property in the heart of Philadelphia's port industrial district, pro Read More »

SC celebrates one millionth BMW through port

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Carolina recently celebrated the one millionth BMW shipped through the Port of Charleston, demonstrating the strength of a relationship that began in 1992 when the automaker broke ground in the state on its first US production facility. Read More »

Shortsea activity progressing in Canada

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Launched a couple of years ago, the great offensive encouraged by both the US and Canadian federal transport authorities to expand shortsea shipping on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway continues. Recent positive initiatives point to a more promising Read More »