Breakbulk & Projects

Carriers respond to challenges of serving Latin American ports

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

With port congestion and infrastructure challenges remaining critical concerns in serving many Latin American markets, global carriers are responding with such measures as securing berthing windows and deploying geared vessels. Read More »

Gov. Minner and Dole open new $16 million warehouse at Port of Wilmington, DE

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On March 13 Governor Ruth Ann Minner and officials from Dole Food Company and the Diamond State Port Corp. unveiled Dole's new $16 million warehouse at the Port of Wilmington. Read More »

Port of Pittsburgh announces 2005 river traffic report

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) announced that river activity in the Port District increased 12.5% during 2005, including an almost 20% increase in coal and coke shipped on the three rivers. The increase returns the Port to levels not seen since 2 Read More »

Port Manatee Propeller Club honors Stanley Riggs

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Port Manatee Propeller Club honored developer Stanley Riggs with its highest honor as Maritime Person of the Year during ceremonies March 9th at the Bradenton Yacht Club. Read More »

Port of Long Beach enjoys record January numbers

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a strong start to the new year, marine terminals at the Port of Long Beach moved the equivalent of 579,455 twenty-foot-long container units in January, a 13.7% jump over the same month a year ago. Read More »

President’s decision ‘unchanged’ on Dubai ports deal

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

President George W. Bush, who has threatened to veto legislation blocking the Dubai ports deal, has not changed his position, the White House said on March 9. Read More »

Jacksonville celebrates Sea Star Line’s El Faro

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On March 4, to commemorate the entry of a third ship in Sea Star's US-Puerto Rico rotation, more than 250 people came to the Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) Dames Point cruise terminal for a Saturday morning event that began with mimosa and bloody Read More »

Port of Baltimore gets funding for critical enhancements

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and the Board of Public Works approved two contract matters that will provide critical enhancements to the Port of Baltimore. Read More »

Dubai Ports World takeover of P&O Ports: Handicapping the Security Risk

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Court cases on both sides of the Atlantic and a 45-day federal government review are trying to answer the question of whether the Dubai Ports World (DPW) takeover of P&O Ports constitutes an unacceptable security risk to the US port system. Is this issue Read More »

Port of Boston sees continued growth in cargo volume

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) reports significant increases in container cargo handled at Conley Terminal in 2005. Total container tonnage climbed eight percent while the number of cargo containers, expressed as TEU (twenty-foot equivalent u Read More »

NO Port Commission approves riverfront development agreement

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a historic move aimed at creating new public spaces and commercial development along the New Orleans riverfront, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved a proposed Riverfront Development Agreement with the City of New Orleans. Th Read More »

VPA’s operating company signs 10-year agreement with MSC

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that its operating company, Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), signed a long-term contract with Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world's second largest ship line. Read More »

Retailers cautiously optimistic over 2006 logistics challenges

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Retailers are casting a wary eye at major ports, wondering whether the coming 2006 peak shipping season will bring major logistics challenges. So far, there is reason for optimism, especially since they came through the record 2005 season relatively unsca Read More »

LoBiondo stresses Dubai Ports World must comply with US port security laws

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Upon learning of reports that partial ownership of operating companies that manage six (6) US port terminals including one in Philadelphia will now be assumed by a company based in the United Arabs Emirates, Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) ' Chair o Read More »

Port of Virginia wraps up record 2005

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia completed 2005 having handled a record-setting 1.98 million teus, or 9.6% growth in throughput when compared with 2004. Moreover, Virginia Port Authority (VPA) leaders are forecasting no slowdown in the port's growth in 2006. Read More »

LaGrange looks to future, cites recovery milestones in annual address

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a speech originally scheduled for September of 2005, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange recently outlined hurricane recovery milestones and spoke of the future of shipping and cruising in the Crescent City during his annual State of th Read More »

Largest container ship ever calls on Baltimore

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The largest container ship ever to call the Maryland Port of Baltimore arrived February 1 at Seagirt Marine Terminal. The Tokyo, one of Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) largest ships, weighs nearly 72,000 tons dead weight, is 900 feet in length, 131 Read More »

South Jersey Port Corp. celebrates 3rd consecutive record year

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) reported new record tonnage at its facilities during 2005 as combined cargoes at the Ports of Camden and Salem surpassed 3.5 million tons, spurred by significant increases in bulk and containerized cargoes. Read More »

Port of Seattle sets container, cruise records in ‘05

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

2005 as a record 2,088,000 twenty-foot equivalent units moved through the harbor, a 17.6% increase over 2004. Read More »

Florida’s Atlantic seaports keep pace with box growth

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Burgeoning containerized cargo volumes have been keeping ports along the Atlantic coast of Florida busy adding to infrastructure. New services and high-level personnel appointments are among a plethora of other developments unfolding at these ports. Read More »