Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

History gives way to progress at Port of Tacoma

AJOT | May 29, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

"The march of progress leaves little room for sentiment," said Bruce Koch, as he watched a contractor high above at work with a cutting torch. Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY 2005 Q2 Metrics

AJOT | May 22, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) recently announced second quarter (Q2) operational metrics for fiscal year 2005. On a macro level, the Canal continues to experience record business, with Panamax transits rising dramatically and setting record levels of t Read More »

WA state Gov. signs of Port of Tacoma Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor bill

AJOT | May 22, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

On May 9, 2005, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire signed House Bill 1181, allowing the completion of the Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor within the Port of Tacoma area. Read More »

TOC2005 Americas makes New Orleans debut

AJOT | May 22, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Now in its fifth year, TOC Americas will make its New Orleans debut. Organizer Informa Maritime & Transport Plc is pleased to announce that the event will take place at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans, from November 29 to December 1, 2005. Read More »

BCommission looking to cut ‘free time’

AJOT | May 22, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

To reduce backups of cargo at Port of Long Beach shipping terminals, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commission voted preliminary approval on Monday, May 16, for a decrease in free cargo storage times. Read More »

Charleston home to largest floating crane in the Southeast.

AJOT | May 22, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Charleston Giant is a highly mobile, floating crane capable of traveling to any of the Charleston area's marine terminals and lifting cargo weighing up to 450 short tons, or 900,000 pounds. It is operated by Charleston Heavy Lift, LLC, a joint venture Read More »

CP Ships sees another transAtlantic rate increase soon

AJOT | May 15, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shippers should prepare for another rate increase soon on the North Atlantic container trade, according to CP Ships CEO Ray Miles. Read More »

Port of Long Beach approves 5% general tariff rate increase

AJOT | May 15, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Facing major infrastructure, environmental and security projects, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted preliminary approval for a general tariff rate increase of 5% effective July 1. Read More »

Fraser Wharves sets new auto delivery record

AJOT | May 15, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fraser Wharves Ltd. set a new record at Fraser River Port for the greatest number of vehicles discharged from a single ship, when M.V. COUGAR ACE delivered 5,214 automobiles on May 4, 2005. Read More »

Three of the worlds largest Super Post-Panamax Cranes arrive at Vancouver

AJOT | May 08, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Three of the worlds largest Super Post-Panamax Cranes are arriving at the Port of Vancouver after leaving China by ship weeks ago. The delivery marks the fulfillment of an Agreement of Intent between TSI Terminal Systems Inc. (TSI) and crane suppliers Zhe Read More »