Breakbulk & Projects

US infrastructure makes West Coast cargo diversions inevitable

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Douglas A. Tilden, CEO of Ports Group America, (parent company of Marine Terminals Corporation) warned that America's lack of a clear national transportation policy, coupled with land-use and environmental challenges, makes it almost inevitable that some Read More »

Study shows US container ports among nation’s biggest polluters

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US ports are among the biggest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in their cities, and progress toward reducing harmful emissions has been slow, according to a new research study conducted by Energy Futures, Inc. Read More »

New high-volume transload & special project facility opens near Port of Savannah

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Hosts Distinguished Guests to Open New Crossdock, Marking Another Milestone in Company's Gateway Ports Strategy National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a provider of logistics services to America's retailers, hosted a ribbon cutting ce Read More »

EIB provides EUR 900m for Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

President Maystadt of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Mr. Smits, chief executive officer of the Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR) signed a first financing contract of EUR 100 million for the Maasvlakte 2 project of the Port of Rotterdam Authority ( Read More »

Port of Virginia responsible for 340,000 Jobs, $41 Billion

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia's three general cargo marine terminals in fiscal 2006 accounted for more than 340,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and in excess of $41 billion in total revenues, says an economic impact study that was recently completed by the Mason Read More »

EDS contracted to improve container movement through the Port of Melbourne

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

EDS was awarded a 12-month contract with the Victorian Department of Infrastructure to run a pilot program to trial new technology designed to dramatically increase cargo movement for the Port of Melbourne by integrating information from thousands of user Read More »

MSG urges congressional support in Philadelphia’s strategic seaport as DOD hub

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group (MSG), a united entity representing more than 300 maritime-related organizations in the port communities of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, praised Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell for his efforts to expand the r Read More »

Port of Richmond shows positive trend

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Richmond Commission announced at their January board meeting that 2007 calendar year tonnage numbers had continued to show a positive trend ' the Port of Richmond (Port) had a 4% increase in total tonnage; an 11% increase in waterborne tonnag Read More »

Port of Portland, OR approves property sale to FedEx

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With approval of a property sale by Portland Port Commissioners, FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. is one step closer to becoming the first company to secure a site in the new Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park. The company has expressed interest in near Read More »

Long Beach container trade stays even in 2007

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

A strong boom in exports, a slight dip in imports and a pronounced drop in empty container movement combined to keep container trade volumes at the Port of Long Beach even from 2006 to 2007, with 7.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (teus) a Read More »

Prince Rupert cargo traffic up 37% in 2007

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Prince Rupert continues its impressive annual growth in shipment volumes, surpassing 10 million tons in 2007 for the first time in a decade. The 2007 total volume cargo of 10.6 million tons is a 36.8% increase over 2006 and a 237% jump over 20 Read More »

Dockwise Transport N.V. appoints Strijland COO

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Dockwise Transport N.V., one of the worlds leading integrated heavy marine transport companies, has appointed Mr. Rob Strijland as its Chief Operating Officer with effect as of March 1, 2008. Read More »

McClash re-elected chairman of Port Manatee

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fellow members ratified and confirmed the election of Joe McClash as 2008 chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority. A 17-year member of the MCPA, McClash previously served as chairman in 2007 and 2003. He served as first vice chairman in 2000 and 2 Read More »

Port of Rotterdam exceeds 2007 expectations

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In 2007, the Port of Rotterdam was the first European port to break through the barrier of 400 million tons cargo throughput. 406 million tons were loaded and unloaded, 6.4% more than in 2006. Imports increased by 4% to 300 million tons, exports by almos Read More »

Tacoma posts flat 2007; investment will lead to significant growth

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

After several years of record cargo performance, Port of Tacoma cargo volumes flattened in 2007 due, in part, to a softening US economy, a weakening national housing market and the rising cost of inland transportation. Read More »

The Port Of Boston Had Record Year For Cruise Passengers And Container Cargo

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston set records last year for container cargo shipments and cruise passengers at North America's oldest continuously active port. At Conley Container Terminal combined imports and e Read More »

Seattle Port Commission creates special investigatory committee

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission passed a motion today creating a special committee charged with investigating the Port's vulnerability to fraud as well as the contracting policies and procedures specifically called out in the recent performance audit repor Read More »

DP World handles over 43 million teus in 2007

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

DUBAI-based global marine terminal operator DP World handled a total of over 43.3m TEU at 42 terminals worldwide last year, an increase of 18% on 2006. Read More »

Virginia’s ports account for 340,000 jobs, $41 billion in revenues

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia's three general cargo marine terminals in fiscal 2006 accounted for more than 340,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and in excess of $41 billion in total revenues, says an economic impact study that was recently completed by the Mason Read More »

Grand Alliance upgrades ATX service in cooperation with ZIM

AJOT | January 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) are upgrading a service on the North Europe - North USA Atlantic Trade, in cooperation with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. Read More »