Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Bellingham Issues Draft EIS for The Waterfront District Project

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Today the Port of Bellingham released a draft environmental study of the possible impacts of the 220-acre waterfront redevelopment that will span at least 20 years. This study is an essential step as the port and City of Bellingham consider rezoning and r Read More »

Port of Seattle Commissioners Enact Strong Accountability Measures

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission approved several motions today outlining how they will work together to oversee the organization's policies and operations. After a swearing-in ceremony led by former Governor Dan Evans, newly elected commissioners Bill Brya Read More »

Retail container traffic ends four-month slump

AJOT | January 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports ended a four-month slump in December, rising above the previous year's level for the first time since mid-summer, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Feder Read More »

MAERSK Line Reorganises to drive new strategy

AJOT | January 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, the container shipping division of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, announces the details of its new strategy to drive the turnaround of the business and return to sustainable profitability. A long-term strategy comprising four core elements w Read More »

EPA proposes more stringent emission standards for marine diesel engines on oceangoing vessels

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), proposing to establish new limits on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and particulate matter (PM) from Category 3 marine comp Read More »

GPA approves intergovernmental agreement for Jasper Ocean Terminal

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement for Development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal in which both Georgia and South Carolina will work cooperatively to develop a new port on the Savannah Ri Read More »

Wilmington, DE welcomes first Chilean fruit ship for 2007-2008 season

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware welcomed this year's first shipment of Chilean winter fruit onboard Pacific Seaways' (PSW) specialized reefer vessel, m/v Discovery Bay, on Wednesday, December 19. Wilmington is the nation's leading marine terminal for imp Read More »

Containerized cargo at Port Everglades tops 6mln tons for first time

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Containerized cargo at Broward County's Port Everglades grew for the sixth consecutive year, surpassing six-million tons for the first time ever, according to the South Florida seaport's newly released waterborne commerce statistics for Fiscal Year 2007, Read More »

SC Board elects Posek Chairman, approves upland site work for new terminal

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) 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 Manatee enters containerization era

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Manatee entered the containerization era Dec. 19th when its brand new $3.9 million Gottwald mobile harbor container crane made its first pick from a Fresh Del Monte Produce ship. Read More »

After 30 years on Port of Tacoma Commission Fabulich retires

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

After more than three decades on the Port of Tacoma Commission, Chairman of the Board Jack Fabulich struck the gavel for the final time to close a Commission meeting. Read More »

Massport names Meyran Deputy Port Director of Operations

AJOT | January 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Michael Meyran has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations. He will oversee the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston's maritime facilities, including Conley Container Termi Read More »

VPA inks 5-year deal with Wallenius Wilhelmsen

AJOT | January 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] has signed a five-year contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines [WWL], a ship line specializing in roll on/roll off cargo that has been calling at The Port of Virginia for more than two decades. Read More »

New Garage on M.V. Mokihana Increases Matson’s Hawaii Ro-Ro Capacity by 120%

AJOT | December 28, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Matson Navigation Company's MV Mokihana has re-entered the company's Hawaii service following modification work that involved adding a new auto garage. The new design increases Matson's Hawaii roll on-roll off ("ro-ro") capacity by 1,200 autos and provide Read More »

Ready, Set, Bid: Panama Canal Requests Proposals For New Locks Construction

AJOT | December 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Four Global Consortia To Bid On HIstoric Expansion Project. Proposals Due August 2008. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released its Request for Proposal (RFP) Friday on the "design-build" contract for the new locks under the Canal's Expansion Program. Fo Read More »

President Signs Omnibus Appropriations Bill Which Includes Funding For Oakland Harbor Deepening Proj

AJOT | December 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The White House and Congress approve nearly $50 million for -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project and harbor maintenance. Read More »

Singapore to Scan U.S.-Bound Cargo as Part of Secure Freight Initiative

AJOT | December 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The United States and Singapore have arranged to cooperate on the Secure Freight Initiative, a joint effort of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administrati Read More »

Port of NY/NJ adopts budget items

AJOT | December 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At its monthly meeting in December, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners took the following actions: Adopted a $5.9 billion budget for 2008, which includes $2.3 billion for operating expenses, $2.58 billion for capital expenses, $814 million for debt Read More »

MOL Upgrades Asia-South Africa Service

AJOT | December 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Consolidates the Singapore-Durban shuttle service (ZAX) and the Shanghai-Singapore service (CS1) Read More »

Regional Container Lines PCL Announces Acquisition of Vessels

AJOT | December 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Regional Container Lines PCL Announces Acquisition of Vessels Read More »