Breakbulk & Projects

Corps completes 50-foot inbound shipping channel project

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has completed a $37 million project to deepen the inbound lane of the shipping channel to the Hampton Roads harbor to 50 feet. Read More »

Port of LAs’ AMP program receives US EPA 2005 Clean Air Excellence Award

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Excellence Awards in the clean air technology category. The Port of Los Angeles was recognized for its Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) program, the world's first air quality program that focuses on reducing emissions from container ships while docked in Read More »

Port of Philadelphia cocoa facility handles record cocoa shipment

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the arrival of the M/V Global Explorer on Sunday, April 16, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Pier 84 cocoa bean-handling facility has been busy discharging the largest shipment of cocoa beans that the facility has handled to date. Read More »

Manny Rouvelas receives Propeller Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Washington, DC chapter has honored Emanuel L. 'Manny' Rouvelas, founding partner of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLP, with the Helen Delich Bentley Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More »

History of Containerization Foundation collaborates with newly-formed MCC Group

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The History of Containerization Foundation has announced a collaborative effort in support of a planned McLean Container Center at Kings Point. Its objective is to establish a permanent legacy for containerization in the form of a museum at the US Merchan Read More »

Ship diversion brings 4,700 cars through Portland, OR

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the gigantic car carrying ship Morning Courier prepared to cross the Columbia River Bar and pull into Terminal 6's Berth 607 on March 26 instead of its scheduled East Coast port of call, it began a series of events that put hundreds of local waterfro Read More »

AAPA lauds Senate Appropriations Supplemental bill

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has praised the US Senate Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, which would result in a major boost in security funding for America's seaports. As Read More »

Ship Finance and Horizon Lines complete approx. $280 million container vessels transaction

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Ship Finance International Limited announced that it has closed the definitive agreements and related financing documents to acquire five newbuilding container vessels from third parties for a sum of approximately US$280 million and to place the vessels o Read More »

North Carolina International Port reaches major milestone

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The property for the new North Carolina International Port (NCIP) on the West bank of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County now The North Carolina State Ports Authority seeks a firm, or team of firms, to manage the development process of the proposed No Read More »

Retail ports operating smoothly as volume returns

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The nation's major retail container ports are operating smoothly this month as volume levels build back up after the winter slow season, according to the April Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. Read More »

Saint John sees first quarter increases

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

'On the heels of the Seatrade Cruise Conference and Trade Show held recently in Miami, we are pleased to confirm five additional cruise calls to the port for this year' says Captain Soppitt, President & CEO. 'The Carnival Victory will call September 13, 2 Read More »

Port of Long Beach sees ‘modest’ Feb. traffic increase

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

China's New Year's celebration curtailed shipments through the Port of Long Beach in February, as the total number of cargo containers climbed a modest 3.5% to the equivalent of 515,464 twenty-foot container units. Read More »

Port of Indiana welcomes first ship of the season

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the first ship of the 2006 international shipping season recently with the arrival of the Ziemia Cieszynska. Captained by Jan Jarosz from Poland, the vessel arrived at approximately 2:00 on March 31 carrying 8,900 Read More »

Evergreen announces enhanced China and Hong Kong e-commerce capability

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Evergreen has announced enhanced e-commerce capability for the China and Hong Kong markets that includes two integrated and regional information websites in simplified Chinese and in English. These practical and user-friendly e-commerce services are avail Read More »

TSA lines begin monthly fuel surcharge adjustments

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container shipping lines in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have made the first monthly adjustments to bunker and inland fuel surcharges, effective May 1, 2006, based on average prices over a four-week period during March. Earlier this yea Read More »

Seaway opens amidst bullish outlook

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The St. Lawrence Seaway recently launched its 48th commercial navigation season on an optimistic note, thanks in part to an expected rebound in steel imports from Europe and elsewhere. Fueling the optimism was the continued growth of the US and Canadian e Read More »

VA continues strong ‘06 with solid container and breakbulk volumes

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In February, port handled 162,948 teus and 47,000 tons of breakbulk cargo. A year ago, those numbers were 145,009 teus and 29,591 tons, respectively. Read More »

Patrick J. Gallwey appointed Port of New Orleans COO

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange recently announced that Patrick J. Gallwey will become Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans when Port COO Dave Wagner retires in June. Gallwey is a 26-year veteran of the Port staff and is Read More »

World renowned shipping lines begin calling Port of Baltimore

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Beginning April 1, Maryland's Port of Baltimore will see a new container service with CMA-CGM and China Shipping that is expected to bring 30,000 containers annually into the Port's Seagirt Marine Terminal. Both CMA-CGM and China Shipping are ranked in th Read More »

Sen. Collins, industry leaders grateful for attention to ports

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Dubai port operations acquisition controversy may have been wrought with misinformation, but Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, and other participants in last week's American Association of Port Authorities Spring Conference believe the brouhaha has had Read More »