Breakbulk & Projects

MOL America initiates new Trans-Pacific service at Oakland with BNSF dedicated rail

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland is gaining new first port of call business. MOL America Inc. inaugurated its new Pacific Southwest Service (PSX) Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in the heart of the Oakland seaport. Read More »

Port of Wilmington sees container productivity, traffic increases

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container traffic at the Port of Wilmington continues to grow ' and top-notch teamwork, high-quality customer service and increasing productivity on the container terminal play a key role. Read More »

SC Gov. signs new tax incentive for Charleston DCs

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford recently signed into law a bill offering tax incentives to distribution centers and other companies that increase their international shipments through the state's ports. Read More »

MSDA chairman says effort not a failure

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Although the Maritime Security Discussion Agreement failed to establish a nationwide method for recovering security-related costs, the industry veteran who has chaired the group believes its two-year effort was not for naught. Read More »

Federal Judge rules Portland Channel deepening may proceed

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

After 18 years of planning, the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project received a green light recently from US District Judge Ricardo Martinez. Judge Martinez ruled that the Corps of Engineers and NOAA Fisheries had properly analyzed the Project's imp Read More »

New cargo service at the Port of Halifax

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Halifax will see 52 more cargo ship calls per year at the South End Container Terminal and Autoport with the addition of a second vessel to Oceanex's weekly service to Newfoundland. The M.V. Cicero calls weekly from Halifax to St. John's, supp Read More »

Super Post-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

After 22 months of anticipation, two new Super Post-Panamax cranes finally arrived at the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Before reaching their final destination in Savannah, GA, the cranes 47-day long journey aboard the 505- Read More »

AAPA applauds Senate appropriations on FY’06 energy & water funding bill mark-up

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

After approval of a nearly $31.25 billion funding bill that includes $5.29 billion for the US Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works program, American Association of Port Authorities President/CEO Kurt Nagle praised the Senate Appropriations Committee and i Read More »

Steelscape to locate $200 million facility at Port of Shreveport-Bossier

AJOT | June 19, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco joined executives from Grupo IMSA, a multinational metal processing company headquartered in Kalama, WA, to announce the location of Grupo IMSA subsidiary, Steelscape, at the Port of Shreveport-Bossier. Read More »

Halifax secures new retail cargo from Asia

AJOT | June 19, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of major Canadian retailers has selected the Port of Halifax to route growing volumes of import products from Southeast Asia and the Indian Sub-continent. Halifax will be the East Coast hub for sorting and distribution activities of retail giants Read More »

Value of cargo security programs questioned

AJOT | June 12, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection has been feeling the heat in recent weeks, as a government audit and a Senate hearing repeatedly questioned whether CBP's management of two key cargo security programs is producing expected results. CBP said it Read More »

Port of Tacoma selects John Wolfe as Deputy Executive Director

AJOT | June 12, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wolfe is currently Executive Director at the Port of Olympia. He is a native of Puyallup, Washington and a graduate of Tacoma's Pacific Lutheran University (BA in Business Administration, 1987). Read More »

Linking Philly Seaport with PA DOD facilities… A winning strategy

AJOT | June 12, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The importance of the Port of Philadelphia to Pennsylvania's large military and commercial markets was dramatically underscored when the Department of Defense's base closure recommendations did not include four army depots that play critical roles in the Read More »

Container lines gear up for Pacific peak season

AJOT | June 05, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

From all-water Panama Canal service, to Mexico and Pacific Northwest routing, to distribution center bypass and transload strategies, to off-peak shipment schedules, trans-Pacific container lines and their customers are exploring every possibility for wea Read More »

Transport Canada supports Canadian Government’s Oceans Action Plan

AJOT | June 05, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transport Minister Jean-C. Lapierre recently announced Transport Canada's commitment to supporting phase one of the Government of Canada's Oceans Action Plan. Mr. Lapierre's statement follows an earlier announcement by Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Ge Read More »

PHA Exec. Dir. Kornegay elected President of International Association of Ports and Harbors

AJOT | June 05, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) announced that Executive Director H. Thomas Kornegay was unanimously elected and installed as President of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) during the association's conference in Shanghai, China Read More »

President Bush proclaims National Maritime Day, 2005

AJOT | May 29, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

America's merchant mariners make our Nation more secure and our economy stronger. Throughout our history, they have promoted commerce and protected our freedom. On National Maritime Day, we honor the dedicated service of the United States Merchant Marine. Read More »

PierPASS OffPeak program to begin at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach;

AJOT | May 29, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

PierPASS Inc. announced that registration began on May 23, for OffPeak, the new program to reduce congestion at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. By providing an incentive for cargo operations on nights and weekends, OffPeak aims to reduce d Read More »

Mineta’s Jacksonville visit highlights SAFETEA as antidote to port congestion

AJOT | May 29, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Critical cargo shipments could be left sitting on the dock with nowhere to go unless the Congress passes the Bush Administration's surface reauthorization bill, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said on a visit to the bustling Port of Jacksonville. Read More »

Analysis of an acquisition: ‘To Be or Not Be’ ’ Not a question, but rather an acquisition

AJOT | May 29, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Danish mega-carrier Maersk-Sealand makes an offer that RPONL's major shareholders can't refuse and the sets stage for a new era in container shipping. Read More »