Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

Baltic Exchange Budget Disappointment

AJOT | March 11, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Baltic Exchange believes that the changes to the UK's non-domiciled resident tax regime announced in today's Budget will cause huge damage to London's position as the leading international maritime services centre. Read More »

Port of Tacoma signs Memorandum of Intent with Puyallup Tribe

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At a special Port of Tacoma Commission meeting on Feb. 14, Port of Tacoma Commissioners authorized entering into a Memorandum of Intent with the Puyallup Tribe, Marine View Ventures and SSA Marine that focuses on cooperation and coordination of new termin Read More »

TTS alliance pursues London Gateway

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

TTS Port Equipment is heading an alliance of leading industry names to bid for the prestigious London Gateway Port automated container terminal project. Read More »

AAPA names Senator Byrd 2008 ‘Port Person of the Year’

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) will be honored as the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) "Port Person of the Year" at the port association's annual Washington People's Luncheon on April 1 in Washington, D.C.'s historic Willard Intercontinental H Read More »

Sixth consecutive year of growth for VPA

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia posted its sixth consecutive year of growth having handled 2.128 million teus in 2007, eclipsing the previous year's mark by 82,000 teus. Read More »

CMA CGM orders four new CON RO vessels

AJOT | March 05, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

CMA CGM Group announced the order of four new CON RO vessels at HYUNDAI MIPO. Dedicated to container, conventional and car transport, the new vessels will offer a 600-unit car capacity and a nominal capacity equivalent to 1,700 teus. Read More »

Diana Shipping, Inc. announces long-term time charter contract for MV Nirefs with COSCO Bulk

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a long-term time charter contract with COSCO Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd, Tianjin for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, Read More »

New Orleans approves resolution detailing priorities

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Securing funding for the second phase of the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal topped a legislative agenda adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Port of Boston has record year

AJOT | February 24, 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 »