Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Halifax gains China Shipping as customer

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Halifax has been selected to be the first North American port of call on China Shipping's new round-the-world service, following the Canadian port's recent Asia trade mission promoting itself as an alternative to capacity-stretched West Coast ports. Read More »

Port of Tacoma and Maersk Sealand celebrate 20 years of partnership

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sea-Land first called the Port of Tacoma in May 1985, and just weeks later, the first Maersk vessel entered Tacoma's Commencement Bay. At the time, a Maersk official summarized the company's decision to start a Pacific Northwest service, stating, "This ar Read More »

Mitsubishi launches 7,024 teu Hatsu Sigma

AJOT | July 10, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has today launched Hatsu Sigma, the second in a series of ten 7,024 teu S-type container vessels that the shipyard is building for the Evergreen Group. The vessel, which will be operated by London-headquartered Hatsu Marine Ltd Read More »

Court of Appeals dismisses lawsuit challenging Houston’s Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Texas Third Court of Appeals has upheld a lower state court's decision dismissing a lawsuit that challenged the Port of Houston Authority's Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal. The City of Shoreacres and other plaintiffs last year tried to halt the Read More »

PierPASS urges immediate registration for OffPeak

AJOT | July 10, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

PierPASS Inc. strongly urges all cargo owners and other parties in the logistics chain who use the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to immediately register for OffPeak and set up their payment methods. Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority meets with facilitator in truck strike

AJOT | July 10, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Representatives from the Vancouver Port Authority, Fraser River Port Authority, Vancouver Container Truckers' Association (VCTA) and owners' representatives, took part in an informational meeting on July 6 with Vince Ready the facilitator appointed to set Read More »

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 »