Breakbulk & Projects

More than $29mln in federal grants for WA ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has helped to secure $29,444,052 for port security efforts across Washington State this year. This is a $4.5 million increase over last year's funding. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to st Read More »

Euroseas, Ltd. to purchase containership, extend fleet

AJOT | May 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Euroseas, Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.31 per common share for the Read More »

Retail container traffic growing, still below last year

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will grow steadily this summer but will nonetheless remain at or below last year's levels throughout the period because of the nation's economic slowdown, according to the monthly Port Tracker report re Read More »

PHA receives President’s E Star Award for export service

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority has received the 2007 President's "E Star" Award for export service, in recognition of its continuing support of export growth in the US business community for at least five years. PHA was among only four US organizations to Read More »

SBITC launches Container Terminal-1 in Subic Freeport

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) has officially launched the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1), Subic's newest terminal and container handling facility located at the Subic Bay Freeport. Armand Arreza, Subic Bay Metropolitan Development Autho Read More »

Hong Kong continues participation in Secure Freight Initiative

AJOT | May 04, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SFI is an initiative put forward by the US government to safeguard global maritime cargo through cooperation with the maritime industry and governments of trading partners. Radiation detection, imaging and related equipment is utilized to scan maritim Read More »

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 »