Breakbulk & Projects

Chertoff visits Long Beach, highlights security technology

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited the Port of Long Beach to meet with City and Port officials and examine the first field tests of a new radiation-detection system designed to better protect seaports from potential nuclear Read More »

House approves funds to help meet Great Lakes navigation needs

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seventh District Congressmen Dave Obey (D-WI) announced that the US House of Representatives has approved increased funding in the FY2008 energy and water appropriations bill to help maintain commercial navigation on the Great Lakes. Read More »

ICTSI completes modernization project for Madagascar port

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Madagascar International Container Terminal Services, Ltd., (MICTSL), a subsidiary of Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has announced the completion of its US$30 million first phase modernization program for Madagas Read More »

Ocean shipping portals come of age

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Back at the beginning of the decade the ocean carriers realized that the Internet offered an unprecedented opportunity to connect to shippers, freight forwarders, 3PLs and everybody else involved in the supply chain. In the beginning, at least superficial Read More »

New container terminal to be developed in Rotterdam

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd. announced that a consortium consisting of MOL and four other companies has been awarded a contract to equip and operate a new container terminal in Port of Rotterdam. The facility is scheduled to open in latter half of 2013. Read More »

Rappaport Energy Consulting to build plant at Port of Vancouver, USA

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The first tenant at the Port of Vancouver USA's Columbia Gateway project has reached agreement with port staff on a Letter of Intent to lease 30 of the 75 total acres of planned industrial property. Rappaport Energy Consulting will build a state-of-the ar Read More »

GPA infrastructure improvements, equipment purchases and new hires in Savannah

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director, announced today a series of infrastructure improvements, new equipment purchases and additional personnel at the Port of Savannah. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway experiencing unexpected decline

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following its best performance since 1998 in 2006, there was cautious optimism that the St. Lawrence Seaway was heading for further cargo growth this year. But a sharp plunge in steel shipments from Europe, especially, has compelled Seaway officials to re Read More »

PHA Applauds Delivery of $33.5 Million for Houston Ship Channel

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Through strong support of the Houston congressional delegation, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), as the local government sponsor of the Houston-Galveston Navigational Ship Channel, received notice from Washington today that the Senate Appropriations C Read More »

New Eimskip service for Port of Boston

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Eimskip, an Icelandic steamship company, has started a new direct service to the Port of Boston from Halifax with the maiden voyage of the containership Simone J. The new service calls at C Read More »

ICTSI Chinese unit formally takes over terminal

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminals, Ltd., (YRDICT), a subsidiary of Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently held a grand opening ceremony to mark the company's formal takeover of Read More »

Europe’s first shipping line container terminal in the hinterland

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The world's largest inland container port is once again growing dynamically: on January 1, 2008 the first shipping line container terminal in the European hinterland will start operations in Duisburg-Rheinhausen. The lines involved are CMA CGM, the third- Read More »

Green elected GPA Chairman

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve as Chairman of the Board. Green was first appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2004 by Governor Sonny Perdue and previously served as vi Read More »

White returns as Exec. Director of Maryland Port Administration

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Martin O'Malley announced the appointment of James J. White as Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). Mr. White returns to a position in which he enjoyed tremendous success as head of the Port of Baltimore from 1999 thro Read More »

Port Everglades officials welcome Zim Shekou

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

im's new 4,500-teu Zim Shekou debuted at Broward County's Port Everglades this week replacing older, smaller vessels in the container shipping line's Asia-US East Coast Express (AUX) service. On hand to welcome Zim Captain Ron Golan and the 39,906 Read More »

PB selected for Charleston terminal construction management

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board approved an $8.5-million construction management contract for site preparation at the Port of Charleston's new container terminal on the former Navy Base. Read More »

Mid-Gulf ports move past recovery from 2005 storms

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Now that recovery from the 2005 hurricane season is just about complete, officials from ports around the central Gulf region are busy moving forward with facility enhancements and new agreements to handle burgeoning trade volumes while hoping they will be Read More »

Vancouver, USA considers lease agreement for waterfront development

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Vancouver USA Commission is considering a lease agreement that will help create the focal point of a new waterfront development being planned by the City of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC. Read More »

Hanjin inaugurates Port of Wilmington’s new container service to North China

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 950-foot Hanjin Wilmingtondocked at the North Carolina State Ports Authority's Port of Wilmington Saturday morning, making the first call of the new North China service at its namesake port. The 4,024-teu (20-foot equivalent container) vessel s Read More »

Massport commemorates five years of China trade

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Massachusetts Port Authority officials, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Tim Murray, and Capt. Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company ('COSCO') commemorated the fifth anniversar Read More »