Breakbulk & Projects

Oakland first in US to receive dual ISO 9000 for seaport/airport

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland was recently recognized for the dual distinction of being the first seaport and airport in the United States to achieve ISO 9000 certification for its quality management and customer satisfaction programs. The Port of Oakland became th Read More »

Savannah, Maersk announce new East Mediterranean Service

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Maersk Line announced the addition of the Maersk East Med Service further strengthening Georgia's ability to grow new import and export markets in the Mediterranean. Read More »

NY/NJ ship-to-rail terminals set new record

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

ExpressRail, the Port Authority's ship-to-rail terminals in New Jersey, broke the record for container volume in 2006, handling 11.8% more containers than in 2005. The total volume now handled by ExpressRail will remove more than a half a million truck tr Read More »

Virginia, CSAV agree on multi-year deal

AJOT | January 28, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Virginia International Terminals, Inc. (VIT), the private operating company of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), announced today that it has signed a five-year contract with Chilean shipper CSAV (Compania Sudamericana de Vapores). Included in the contrac Read More »

N. Europe Service for Charleston

AJOT | January 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new weekly shipping service further boosts Charleston's already dominant position in the Northern Europe trade lane. Read More »

Oakland applauds governor’s commitment infrastructure

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland applauded the release of Governor Schwarzenegger's Goods Movement Action Plan (GMAP), which recognizes the importance of goods movement infrastructure as a vital component of California's economy. Read More »

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomes M/V ARNEBORG on maiden voyage

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomed the M/V Arneborg, captained by Jacob J. Potze from The Netherlands, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington, on January 2, 2007. The M/V Arneborg is owned by Wagenborg Shipping of The Netherlands, operated by BBC Cha Read More »

PRPA renews successful Intermodal Incentive Program

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that the PRPA Board of Directors recently renewed the authority's successful Intermodal Incentive Program and also improved the program in key areas. Read More »

Marine Terminals Corp. opens US Gulf operation

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the first phase of Houston's new Bayport container terminal coming on stream in January, Marine Terminals Corp. and CMA CGM have formed Terminal Link Texas, a new joint venture to provide services at Phase I of the new facility. The new company will Read More »

OOIL completes sale of terminals

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) announced that it has completed the sale of three of the four terminals within the Terminals Division to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. These terminals are Deltaport and Vanterm terminals in the Port o Read More »

OOIL completes sale of terminals

AJOT | January 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) announced that it has completed the sale of three of the four terminals within the Terminals Division to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. These terminals are Deltaport and Vanterm terminals in the Port o Read More »

OOCL Tokyo christened at Geoje Shipyard

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The newbuilding was christened the m.v. OOCL Tokyo, by the honorable sponsor Mrs. Maria Smith, wife of Mr. Michael Smith, President and CEO of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, at the Geoje Shipyard Quay No. 6, Geoje Island, Korea. Read More »

GPA emphasizes customer service; upgrades ports

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

While competition remains heated among US East Coast ports, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is steam rolling ahead. A milestone, fiscal year 2006 (ending June 2006) saw GPA handle a record 2,041,846 teus, thereby making its Port of Savannah the fourth large Read More »

US-Panama Business Council honors C. Thomas Burke

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mr. Burke was recognized for his leadership in bringing the Panama Canal Alternative Study Commission work in on time and under budget. The $20 million 'Tripartite' Study (Japan-Panama-US) recommended a "Third Set of Locks" option as the most viable for Read More »

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomes M/V STAR JAVA on maiden voyage

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA recently welcomed the M/V Star Java, captained by Edilberto F. Cruz from the Philippines, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington. The M/V Star Java is owned by Grieg Shipping of Bergen, Norway; operated by Star Shipping, and Read More »

Wilmington, DE welcomes first Chilean fruit ship of 2006-2007 season

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware welcomed this year's first shipment of Chilean winter fruit onboard Pacific Seaways' specialized reefer vessel, m/v Prince of Tides, on December 13. Wilmington, Delaware is the nation's leading marine terminal for imports Read More »

VPA, New World Alliance agree to 10-year deal

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that its operating company, Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), signed a 10-year agreement with its third largest customer, the New World Alliance. Read More »

Port of Tacomaa and ISL offer

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Determining the capacity of an intermodal yard, once a complex and time-consuming task, has been greatly simplified with a "plug-and-play" software package jointly developed by the Port of Tacoma and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) Read More »

Seattle Port commission chooses new CEO: Industry veteran to lead state’s largest Port

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission today selected industry veteran Tay Yoshitani as the Port's new chief executive officer, replacing Mic Dinsmore, who has announced his resignation. Read More »

Port of Longview approves 2007 Budget

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Longview Commissioners approved the Port's 2007 budget at a special meeting held on November 17, 2006. The 2007 budget focuses on maximizing opportunities for handling bulk, breakbulk and special project cargo. Revenue figures are based on strong Read More »