Breakbulk & Projects

PMA and ILWU set course for early labor talks

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have agreed to pursue an early start to labor contact negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement prior to the expiration of their current six-year l Read More »

Philadelphia port coalition praises PA governor

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group hailed Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's announcement that the Food Distribution Center would not be built on Navy Yard property as "the first step in developing the world-class international Port of Philadelphia." Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA moves port traffic to Brunswick

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue congratulated Mercedes-Benz USA for choosing Brunswick as the site of its new vehicle preparation center (VPC) for vehicles being imported into the United States. Read More »

Houston and Galveston sign agreement for development of new container facility

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Galveston signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities for the development and use of property on Pelican Island as a future container-handling facility. Representatives of the maritime Read More »

Port of Halifax and Suez Canal Authority enter into MOU

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Halifax Port Authority and the Suez Canal Authority have entered into a memorandum of understanding. This agreement is aimed at generating new business by promoting the all water route between Asia and the Indian Subcontinent by moving cargo through t Read More »

AIGGIG enters into agreement to purchase MTC Holdings

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

AIG Global Investment Group (AIGGIG) and Christopher Redlich, Jr. announced that Highstar Harbor Holdings III, Inc., a subsidiary of AIG Highstar Capital (Highstar), entered into a definitive agreement with Redlich to purchase 100% of MTC Holdings (MTCH). Read More »

SCSPA signs four-year contract for Suez Service with TNWA

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has signed a new four-year agreement with The New World Alliance (TNWA), securing current business and adding a weekly, all-water service through the Suez Canal that connects Charleston to Southeast Asia an Read More »

End to collective ratemaking pleases NASSTRAC leaders

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Not surprisingly, Surface Transportation Board Chairman Charles Nottingham received an enthusiastic response when he advised an audience at the NASSTRAC Logistics Conference and Expo of a landmark decision that should signal the end of collective ratemaki Read More »

Largest iron ore producer in NA urges end to Great Lakes dredging crisis

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Administration must commit itself to restoring the Great Lakes navigation system to project dimensions was the message delivered in Washington by Joseph A. Carrabba, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc, the largest iron or Read More »

Houston celebrates 30th anniversary at Barbours Cut Terminal

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal with a special reception at the industrial site on Wednesday, May 2. PHA Commission Chairman Jim Edmonds was joined by Commission Read More »

Terminal operators say facilities will meet demands

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With continuing technological advances and efficient yet flexible procedures, tomorrow's port facilities should succeed in meeting rapidly escalating throughput demands, according to terminal operator executives speaking at a May 2 international forum. Read More »

MSC Chairman warns leaders of ‘monsters’ faced by industry

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 'fierce monsters' faced today by the ocean shipping industry are far from mythical, according to Nicola Arena, chairman and chief executive officer of Mediterranean Shipping Co. (USA). Read More »

Commerce secretary urges support for free-trade, immigration efforts

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Speaking to more than 800 port leaders from around the globe at the International Association of Ports and Harbors' 25th biennial World Ports Conference, Gutierrez said such Bush Administration policies will help further tremendous growth for ports. Read More »

JAXPORT shows strong growth

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Operating revenues in fiscal year 2006 reached a record $38.5 million, JAXPORT's third consecutive year of record revenue and sixth consecutive year of revenue growth. JAXPORT cargo facilities reported their busiest year ever, handling a record 8.7 millio Read More »

Container move record set at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand terminal

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A container crew working a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessel at the Jacksonville Port Authority's Talleyrand terminal set a JAXPORT record recently, accomplishing an average of 47.19 moves per hour. Read More »

Delaware River Stevedores ’ the hands on approach

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Delaware River Stevedores (DRS) is the region's largest terminal operator with facilities in Camden New Jersey, Wilmington Delaware and Philadelphia. But what makes this company so unique, is the hands on approach it takes to a wide spectrum of commoditie Read More »

Plans for Singapore’s first dedicated automobile terminal

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), PSA Singapore Terminals, and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ('K' Line) have agreed on a contract for establishing the first dedicated automobile terminal at PSA Singapore Terminals. Read More »

Australian Premier welcomes HPH to Brisbane

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Premier Peter Beattie welcomed Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) to Brisbane when he announced the company as preferred operator for the Port of Brisbane's new container berths. Read More »

Go-ahead for Liverpool’s post -Panamax container terminal

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The '90 million development on the River Mersey would almost double container capacity at the Port of Liverpool ' Britain's third ranking deep-sea container port and the No 1 gateway for container trade with North America. Read More »

Port of Long Beach breaks ground on security hub

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Long Beach broke ground on a $20-million Security Command and Control Center, a post-9/11 facility for the Port's expanding Security Division and its law enforcement partners. Read More »