Breakbulk & Projects

AAPA Hails Milestone In Funding For Port Security

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

'An important milestone in port security has been reached with passage of the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package that includes $400 million for the Federal Emergency Management Administration's Port Security Grant program,' American Association of Port Read More »

Port of Seattle Will Use Audit Results to Strengthen Contracting Practices

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Washington State Auditor's Office has released the results of a performance audit of the Port of Seattle's capital program. The performance audit identified several areas where the Port's capital program management should be improved. Read More »

Port of Tacoma Receives Finance Award; 2008 Budget Document Available

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

TACOMA (December 19, 2007) ' The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the Port of Tacoma its Certificate of Excellence for the Port's 2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Read More »

11,000 teu Eugen Maersk name

AJOT | December 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

On Saturday 15 December 2007 Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Read More »

What challenges lie ahead for the box industry?

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The box business in North America, the international movement of freight in ocean containers to and from North America, is challenged by economic, infrastructural, environmental, social and political issues that (with apologies to Massachusetts author, Se Read More »

Shaking up ocean transportation: How much difference will 53-foot containers make?

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Just last month, APL announced that its first consignment of 53-foot ocean containers were rolling off the assembly lines in China and being loaded with goods for eastbound transpacific voyages. APL's introduction of these new, oversized ocean containers Read More »

Maritime industry supports Ballast Water Management Act of 2007

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The following is from a letter submitted to Congress December 4, 2007 by the American Waterways Operators, Chamber of Shipping of America, Cruise Line Industry Association, INTERTANKO, Lake Carriers' Association and the World Shipping Council. Read More »

HHLA and Kalmar extend cooperation at Container Terminal Burchardkai

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Hamburg's biggest container terminal operator, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has turned to Kalmar to supply three more crane blocks with its automatic stacking crane (ASC) system and related technology for the second phase in the con Read More »

Diesel exhaust poses threat to port truck drivers

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

California port truck drivers face increased health risks from breathing dangerous levels of diesel exhaust fumes inside their truck cabs, according to a new report released today. The report was released just days before regulators are scheduled to consi Read More »

SC Ports Board Elects Posek Chairman, Approves Upland Site Work for New Terminal

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) today elected David J. Posek of Greenville to serve a two-year term as chairman and approved upland site work for a new terminal in the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port Board to Vote on Clean Trucks Fee

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container charges would fund fleet turnover, air quality improvements Having approved a clean truck requirement last month that will ban old, dirty diesel trucks from the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, December Read More »

Ports America Group purchases Bayonne Maritime District site for $90mln

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Ports America Group announced the purchase of the historic 153 acre Maritime District site in Bayonne, New Jersey for $90 million from the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority (BLRA). Read More »

CMA CGM Group to acquire US Lines

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a move to further its global market presence, CMA CGM Group announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire US Lines based in Santa Ana, California (USL). US Lines is the vessel-sharing partner of ANL, expert of the Australian-New Zealand market Read More »

Proposed amendments to Canada Marine Act welcomed

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The recently announced proposed amendments to the Canada Marine Act (CMA) have been most welcomed by Canada's ports group. 'We have long argued that, while the Canada Marine Act has been good for Canada's major ports, changes such as those proposed by the Read More »

JAXPORT’s financial health earns ‘A’ from Wall Street

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

After a thorough review of the financial health of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Services have awarded JAXPORT 'A' and 'A2' designations ' among the financial industry's highest seaport ratings. Read More »

NOAA PORTS’ installed in Port of Mobile, AL

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

NOAA announced that the Port of Mobile, AL has become the 14th location in the United States to install the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS). PORTS', developed and operated by NOAA, provides accurate real-time oceanographic and meteorologic Read More »

Approval of Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Everglades received approval today from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to move forward with a comprehensive Master/Vision Plan ' including a five-year Capital Improvement Plan, and 10- and 20-year Vision Plans. Environmental concer Read More »

EVA Air Cargo arrives at IAH

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With today's inaugural flight, EVA Air Cargo becomes the third Asian carrier offering scheduled all-cargo service from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Read More »

Ahead of their time: inland terminals in Charlotte, Greensboro were nation’s first

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Nearly a quarter-century after the North Carolina State Ports Authority pioneered the concept of inland ports in the United States, the logistics industry has caught up. Inland ports are being built, proposed, and studied across the country, in locations Read More »

HPH launches $244mln facility at Port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the world's leading port investor, developer and operator, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Phase I Expansion of Lazaro Cardenas Terminal Portuaria de Contenedores (LCT) at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. Read More »