Breakbulk & Projects

Paayman, Malpas join Alabama State Port Authority, Adams promoted

AJOT | May 04, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Alabama State Port Authority Director/CEO James K. Lyons has appointed two new vice presidents and hired a new risk manager to meet expanding administration needs in the face of record growth. 'Our revenues, in a few short years, have grown from $70 milli Read More »

Long Beach named ‘Best in North America’

AJOT | May 04, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Long Beach once again has been named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2008 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards held recently in Singapore. Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority’s executive director resigns

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shorris announced his resignation, following press reports that Gov. David Paterson planned to replace him. Read More »

Oakland commends CTC for Trade Corridor Improvement Fund $456 million for port priority projects

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland applauded the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for adopting the Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF) program. President of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners Anthony Batarse said, 'We commend the CTC for their outstan Read More »

VPA signs MoU to build trade with Morocco

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] signed a memorandum of understanding [MoU] with the Tangiers Mediterranean Special Agency [TMSA] signifying a cooperative effort to build trade between the two ports. Read More »

Caytrans BBC LLC adds M/V BBC Faaborg to services

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In order to meet market demands, Caytrans BBC LLC recently added M/V BBC Faaborg to their service, and currently has a total of 4 vessels engaged in the trade lane primarily from the USG to NCSA servicing the project, mining and oil industry, but also cat Read More »

ITR Rotterdam increases capacity

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Interforest Terminal Rotterdam (ITR) has completed a significant investment program. The stevedoring company has increased both its transshipment and storage capacity and its service level. First, a new 20,000 square meter warehouse will be opened on Apri Read More »

Nautilus acquires Savannah International Terminal

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wilmington, CA-based Nautilus International Holding Corp., which holds Metropolitan Stevedore Co., Metro Cruise Services LLC, and other businesses, recently announced its purchase of the Savannah International Terminal (SIT). Read More »

VPA’s rail business booms

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] in the first half of fiscal 2008 posted substantial gains in its rail volume and the amount of cargo VPA moves by rail is forecast to continue to increase. Read More »

PHA first port to meet new ISO security standards

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

ABS Quality Evaluations certified the security management system of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Port Police to ISO 28000:2007. The PHA has become the first port authority in the world to receive ISO 28000:2007 certification. Read More »

AAPA leaders told re-authority of SAFETEA-LU is ‘heavy lift’

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Reauthorization of federal transportation legislation poses immense challenges, according to Jack Schenendorf, vice chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. Read More »

Chinese shipping lines’ depots new charge unjustified

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

We regret the decision of the Hong Kong Container Depot and Repair Association, Ltd. to go ahead with the new charge of In/Out Depot Management Fee on April 1st. The new charge is going to be collected without any justification nor any obvious value addin Read More »

Port of Mobile receives new container cranes and stacker/reclaimers

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mobile Container Terminal LLC oversaw the arrival of the first two new container cranes for the new multi-carrier container terminal expected to open in September this year. The two Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes were manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai, Read More »

Port of NY/NJ sets cargo record in 2007; expansion announced

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and executives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced record cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2007, outperforming other major ports in the US. Read More »

Excel Maritime Beats Market Expectations

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shares of Excel Maritime Carriers, a drybulk shipper, rose nearly 20% after the carrier reported fourth-quarter results well above Wall Street's expectations. Read More »

Hellenic Carriers Announces Dividend

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hellenic Carriers Limited, an international provider of marine transportation services, which owns and operates a fleet of six drybulk vessels that transport iron ore, grain, steel products and minor bulk cargoes, announced the dates of their dividend pay Read More »

Hong Kong hosts World Ports Summit

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

More than 60 shipping experts from nine world class ports attended the World Ports Summit at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today to discuss topical issues of port security, safety and environmental protection. Read More »

Retail container traffic continues to mirror slow economy

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will continue to reflect the slowdown in the nation's economy with weak or negative growth compared with last year over the next several months, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released tod Read More »

New Orleans unveils $1 billion plan for future

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans unveiled an ambitious blueprint for short- and long-term growth today, aimed at positioning the Port at the forefront of the global marketplace. Read More »

Hellenic Carriers Reports 2007 Results

AJOT | March 11, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hellenic Carriers Limited, an international provider of marine transportation services, which owns and operates a fleet of six drybulk vessels that transport iron ore, grain, steel products and minor bulk cargoes, today announced its full year results for Read More »