Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

Georgia Ports Authority, Shanghai International Port Group sign agreement

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed an historic agreement last week to jointly promote all-water shipping routes and trade opportunities between Asia and the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Jim Capo, Peter Gatti & Rudy Mack to receive 2005

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2005 Containerization & Intermodal Institute Connie Awards will be presented this year to James Capo, Chairman and CEO of the United States Maritime Alliance; Peter J. Gatti Jr., Executive Vice President of the National Industrial Transportation (NIT) Read More »

National Rivers Hall of Fame honors Gary P. Lagrange with National Achievement Award

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The National Rivers Hall of Fame recently announced Gary P. LaGrange as the 2005 recipient of its National Achievement Award. Mr. LaGrange's award was presented in a special tribute as a part of the Waterways Council, Inc's Fall Symposium and Annual Meeti Read More »

Dole Fresh Fruit and the Port of Wilmington treasure a long-term partnership

AJOT | October 16, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dole Fresh Fruit Company -- known to all of us as Dole -- has long been an important customer at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware. For one, the port operates at the premier banana port in the United States if not the world. Read More »

Peak shipping season shaping up as record breaker

AJOT | October 16, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

When Southern California ports experienced severe congestion problems last year, many shippers diverted cargo up the coast to ports like Seattle. The fact that the ports of Seattle and Long Beach are both experiencing strong volume growth this year over l Read More »

Fall period to put Canada’s grain transport system to test

AJOT | October 16, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

A steady line up of vessels arriving at the West Coast Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert are a sign that Canada's grain transportation system is about to be put to the test, according to industry sources. Read More »

Gary P. LaGrange speaks before Senate on impact of Katrina

AJOT | October 16, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

My name is Gary P. LaGrange, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of New Orleans and Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities. AAPA represents the leading public port authorities in the Western Hemisphere, and in the US much Read More »

New Orleans port traffic continues to grow

AJOT | October 16, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business continues to build at the Port of New Orleans as 14 vessels, including four container ships, called on the port. The number topped the previous week's schedule of nine ships and demonstrates steady growth in cargo operations. Read More »

Port of New Orleans bustling again

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of New Orleans is bustling again as nine ships, including four container vessels, were scheduled to call on the port. The total is nearly double the activity the port's docks experienced last week. Read More »

North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals announces $93-million terminal expansion

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. announced its intention to seek approval from the Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) for a $93-million expansion and upgrade of its existing potash storage facilities. Read More »

Impacts of Rita appear minor compared to Katrina’s wrath

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

When 120-mile-an-hour winds strike leading port facilities, sighs of relief might not be expected as a typical response. But, while Hurricane Rita hit a few significant Gulf ports with such winds early on Sept. 24, the impact paled in comparison with thos Read More »

Massport announces plans for Port of Boston warehousing and bulk cargo facility

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announces that Marine Terminal Development LLC (MTD) plans to redevelop Massport's Marine Terminal (MMT) as an intermodal cargo warehouse and bulk cargo facility. The $50 million project will yield hundreds of Read More »

PNW ports booming, setting records

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma are expecting to smash box handling records by year-end. Read More »

MV Mount Rainier arrives in Portland

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The new bulk carrier MV Mount Rainier successfully completed its maiden voyage from Asia to Portland on Sept. 12 when it pulled into the Port of Portland's Terminal 5 (T-5) to pick up 30,000 tons of Kinder Morgan potash. The Mount Rainier will deliver th Read More »

Ships lining uptown river complex marks another milestone in New Orleans’s recovery

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

As the Port of New Orleans continues to make strides toward its recovery, five commercial cargo vessels were in port creating jobs and economic activity along the Mississippi River on Sept. 21. That represented a record number of ships in port since Hurri Read More »

NOAA plays key role clearing Katrina-ravaged waterways

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Less than two weeks after Katrina made landfall, ports along the Gulf coast and channels on the Mississippi River are once again navigational and safe for ship traffic. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agency responsible fo Read More »

Port of Seattle Commission opposes Initiative 912

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Seattle Port Commission unanimously passed a resolution urging voters to reject Initiative 912, which would roll back a gasoline tax increase approved by the state Legislature to fund transportation improvements. Read More »