Breakbulk & Projects

Everett, WA to relocate two gantry cranes to Pacific Terminal:

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Everett, Washington's Port Commission recently authorized a contract with the Spokane-based Dix Corporation for $311,202 to relocate and re-commission both of the Port's 40-ton container cranes from the South Terminal storage yard to Pacific Terminal Whar Read More »

Goldman, Macquarie in bid battle for AB Ports

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Goldman Sachs-led group raised its bid for Associated British Ports to 2.58 billion pounds ($4.75 billion), prompting a proposal from a rival team led by Australia's Macquarie Bank to at least match the offer. Read More »

SC Ports budget calls for record volume, $154 million in capital improvements

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority's (SCSPA) business position has never been stronger, according to next year's budget that was approved on June 13. Read More »

Port Everglades lands new Cosco/Evergreen Service

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Broward County Mayor Ben Graber has announced an agreement with COSCO/Evergreen for all-water service between Port Everglades and the Far East. The new service began on June 14. The new containerized cargo shipping service further expands Broward County's Read More »

Port of Oakland to establish office In China

AJOT | June 11, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Whether it's sponsoring a conference on doing business with China, developing new ties with ports in Viet Nam or Morocco, hosting a delegation from Japan, or sponsoring an investment seminar about opportunities in Indonesia, the Port of Oakland is steppin Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY2006 Second Quarter metrics

AJOT | June 11, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced second quarter (Q2) operational metrics for fiscal year 2006. During Q2, there was an increase in net tonnage, total transits and transits of Panamax vessels. Additionally, there was a decrease in official accide Read More »

Supervalu delivers innovation in global grocery trade

AJOT | June 11, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

From Argentinean olive oil to tuna from Thailand, Supervalu International brings the flavors of the world to the local grocery store ' whether it's the corner market or the super-store ' in nearly any spot on the globe. What started out in 1985 at the for Read More »

Long Beach approves landmark “Green Port” lease

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Long Beach has agreed to an historic accord with 'Green Port' environmental covenants. The lease agreement with International Transportation Service, Inc. will reduce air pollutants by at least 90 percent at the Port's third-largest cargo term Read More »

Hyundai Merchant Marine begins Port of Los Angeles service

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hyundai Merchant Marine recently began a weekly new Pacific China Express (PCX) service between the ports of Ningbo, Shanghai and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles service will be based out of Global Gateway South, APL's Pier 300 facility, and is part of The N Read More »

TransPORT receives funding to hire first exec. director

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The TransPORT (The Heart of Illinois Regional Port District) Board of Directors has received funding from the six counties making up the port district that will enable it to hire its first executive director. The counties of Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peori Read More »

Port of Danang, Vietnam Visits Port of Oakland

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A senior Delegation from the Port of Danang, Vietnam led by Port Director General Nguyen Thu arrived in Oakland on May 15th, hosted by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Danang is a small but quickly-growing port located in central Vietnam with Haip Read More »

CMA CGM signs 10-year agreement with VPA’s operating company

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Exactly one year after CMA CGM cut the ribbon on its new North American headquarters in Norfolk, the French steamship line finalized a 10-year contract with Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), which is the Virginia Port Authority's operating comp Read More »

Java deliveries move Port of Houston to No. 1

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Houston's port has become the top-ranked coffee exchange port in the world, according to the Greater Houston Coffee Association (GHCA) and the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). The ranking is based on the number of coffee cargo bags tendered or delivered f Read More »

LaGrange honored by International Maritime Hall of Fame

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On May 10, 2006, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, Gary LaGrange, was honored at the 13th Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame at the United Nations in New York City. LaGrange was among six inductees to be recognized by four hundred internation Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK TRANS. REVIEW 2006 - Port of Vancouver (USA) and Canada‚s Fraser River Port Take Breakbulk

Karen Thuermer | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver (USA) is an anomaly. With most West Coast seaports increasing their commitments to containerized freight, this Washington State port sees breakbulk as its future.

“Most ports have stopped investing in infrastructure for breakb Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK TRANS. REVIEW 2006 - Great Lakes see renewed breakbulk interest

Gene Linn | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Massive bulk shipments of industrial and construction raw materials and grain still are the bread and butter of Great Lakes shipping. But growing shipments of breakbulk cargoes add an increasingly tasty helping of jam. Read More »

ZIM’s new Portland service begins

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the 3,800 teu ZIM USA docked at the Port's Terminal 6 (T-6) May 14, it marked the culmination of two years of intensive efforts by the Port of Portland to attract a third container carrier. Read More »

Delaware River importers experience Taste of Chile

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Delaware River importers of Chilean cargo and leaders of the imported fruit trade gathered on April 26 in Wilmington to celebrate the conclusion of another successful Chilean winter fruit import season and experience the 'Taste of Chile.' Ronald Bown, Cha Read More »

“Hyundai Shanghai” visits Hamburg on her maiden voyage

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On its first journey from the Far East to Europe the containership new building, "Hyundai Shanghai' visited the Port of Hamburg at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder. Read More »

Healthy 1/Q for Port of Virginia

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In March the Port of Virginia posted its busiest month of 2006 having handled 172,121 teus, an increase of 9.8% over the same month last year; the March totals were 172,121 teus, and 46,409 tons of breakbulk cargo. Read More »