Breakbulk & Projects

US carriers line up for Chinese business

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The adage 'build it and they will come' seems to be great force in China. Everyone knows how China has built itself into a manufacturing powerhouse producing everything from toys to electronics, furniture and clothes. Carrying much of the booty made in Ch Read More »

Great Lakes shippers hail authorization of second Poe-sized lock

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The efficiency and reliability of Great Lakes shipping took a giant step forward on November 8 when Congress authorized construction of a second Poe-sized Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at full Federal expense. The lock, included in the recently-pass Read More »

Cahill appointed to Board of New Orleans

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Valerie S. Cahill, an independent investment banker from Jefferson Parish, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Ms. Cahill was nominated for the position by the AFL-CIO and succeeds Mr. Conrad Appel as on Read More »

UPS executive calls for action to ‘get America moving again’

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The $1.6 trillion task of fixing the US intermodal transportation system demands implementation of a collaborative, multifaceted action plan, according to a top UPS executive. Read More »

LaGrange elected chairman of National Waterways Conference

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of the National Waterways Conference elected Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary P. LaGrange as the group's new chairman. Read More »

Massport’s container terminal busiest ever

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced the Port of Boston's container terminal is the busiest it has ever been. In 2006, total container volume at Massport's Conley Terminal in South Boston surpassed 200,000 teus (an industry measurement). Read More »

NC PORTS 2007:  Moving forward to meet market demand

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Remarks by Thomas J. Eagar CEO, North Carolina State Ports Authority before the NC World Trade Association ' Cape Fear Chapter November 6, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Read More »

Retail container traffic continues below ‘06 levels

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dropped below last year's levels for the second month in a row in September, and is expected to continue either flat or below last year's levels for the remainder of the peak shipping season, according Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Housing start bust hurts imports of lumber, other commodities

Paul Scott Abbott | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The collapse of the US home construction market is leading to precipitous declines in imports of lumber and related commodities through ports throughout the nation. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Will a dampening of freight rates spur consolidation?

George Lauriat | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the old days, dry bulk shipping was a staid business waiting to wink out, like a dying star, as the containership sector gobbled up the freight, terminal space and even investment money. But over the last five years, dry bulk shipping has become a glam Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Breakbulk 2007: When will the bubble burst?

George Lauriat | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the third quarter breakbulk freight rates are still flirting with historic highs. China’s been the key player, but shipping analysts are troubled that a slumping US economy has set into motion events that will burst the breakbulk bubble in 2008. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - ARI facility at Port Freeport expands its unique operation

Paul Scott Abbott | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The only rice-milling operation in the world located in a deepwater port has enhanced its break-bulk and bulk shipping capabilities this month with the opening of an expanded warehouse replete with a half-dozen new storage bins. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Breakbulk shipments soar at Port of Vancouver’s Lynnterm facilities

Leo Quigley | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

A booming economy coupled with construction for the 2010 Winter Olympics have increased breakbulk shipments at the Port of Vancouver's Lynnterm facilities. With even more projects in the pipeline, business looks good for 2008. Read More »

2007 USS Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards presented to 3 industry leaders

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2007 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards were presented by United Seamen's Service (USS) to James S. Andrasick, President & CEO of Matson Navigation Company, Inc., Morten Arntzen, President & CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. and John F. Reinhart, P Read More »

New cranes provide over-the-quay handling in Guayaquil, Ecuador

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Two new Gottwald model HMK6407 mobiles purpose-built for container handling were introduced into service by Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), a wholly- owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), immediately following CGSA's tak Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert ship has come in

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A decade after conceiving the vision for containerization, and only two years from the start of construction to transform the Fairview Terminal from break-bulk to containers, the Port of Prince Rupert's ship has come in. Read More »

Port of Charleston switches to cleaner fuel

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has switched to cleaner-burning ultra low sulfur diesel fuel three years ahead of a federal mandate. Read More »

Savannah chosen by Heineken for Southeast distribution

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Heineken USA's Demand Point center will be fully operational in early 2008 and will initially handle 4,000 containers annually moving from breweries in Holland to distributors in Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. In total, the facil Read More »

APL takes delivery of the world’s first ‘ocean-capable’ 53-foot containers

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Singapore-based carrier said it will take delivery of the world's first 'ocean-capable' 53-foot boxes November 7. The first units will be deployed as a weekly service on APL's premier South China to Los Angeles service. Read More »

Official opening of Port of Morehead City’s new warehouse

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Carl J. Stewart Jr., chairman of the NC State Ports Authority Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies, and Newport Mayor Derryl Garner, a member of the Board of Directors since 2002, was keynote speaker. Read More »