Breakbulk & Projects

Governors Perdue, Sanford announce cooperative ports proposal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford joined together to announce their proposal for a port in Jasper County, South Carolina that would be owned, developed and operated jointly by the two states. Read More »

Independent bond rating agencies give VPA bonds high marks

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Three of the nation's leading bond rating agencies have, for the second consecutive year, given very high marks to the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) revenue bonds. Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investor's Service and Standard & Poor's have given the VPA bonds an Read More »

Port NY/NJ announces completion of Arthur Kill Channel navigation project

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the completion of the Arthur Kill Channel 41-foot navigation project. Read More »

NC State Ports certified by Homeland Security C-TPAT

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

North Carolina State Ports Authority partners and customers who participate in the Homeland Security Department's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program now have a closed loop of security certification. Read More »

PRPA announces improvements to two major container services

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), is pleased to announce the significant expansion of two major container services at PRPA's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, the Port of Philadelphia's largest an Read More »

Vancouver, USA kicks-off new rail access project

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver Commissioners approved funding that kicks-off the actual first construction phase of the Port's new rail access project at their regular meeting. Read More »

Nordic and Baltic regions grow regional logistics advantages

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The globalization of world trade, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania's membership in the EU in 2004, and Russia's strengthening economy based on world demand for energy are major factors impacting improved logistics and transportation systems in Europe's Balti Read More »

Industrial Dawn delivered to Intermarine

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Industrial Dawn, the third of six new heavy lift ships joining the Intermarine services fleet over the next 12 months, was delivered in January. Built by the ENVC shipyard in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the ship was positioned to Santos, Brazil wh Read More »

Thiessen named Long Beach Managing Director

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has promoted Chief Harbor Engineer Douglas A. Thiessen to Managing Director of Engineering, a new position created to oversee the Port's reorganized Design, Construction Management and Program Management divisi Read More »

SCSPA partners with Savi Networks to provide cargo security & tracking

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and Savi Networks announced an agreement to extend the SaviTrak' information service to three container terminals at the Port of Charleston to enhance the security and efficiency of in-transit cargo shipmen Read More »

Port of Seattle moves to increase cargo handling capacity

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle will build a new container terminal and relocate an existing cruise terminal as a result of action taken by the Port Commission. Read More »

Vancouver USA sees jobs creation as primary mission

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Providing new opportunities for local employment, and the economic benefits that stem from those jobs, was the theme repeated throughout Paulson's annual Port Re:Port presentation made before 300 community members in the waterfront ballroom at the Red Lio Read More »

Obstacles to short-sea shipping

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Short-sea shipping in the United States could get a shot in the arm if a bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives becomes law. Representatives Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) and Phil English (R-PA), recently introduced the 'Great Lakes Sho Read More »

Canadian shippers crippled by delays, CN rail strike

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

For shippers in Canada relying on rail to get their products to domestic centers or to ports for overseas destinations, it's been a nightmare in recent weeks, provoked by a disastrous combination of bad weather and an untimely labor crisis. Read More »

Vancouver, USA welcomes m/v Laser Ace on maiden voyage

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomed the M/V Laser Ace, captained by Kyi Tun from Myanmar, also known as Burma, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington, on February 7, 2007. The M/V Laser Ace is chartered by NYK Global Bulk Corporation and represented l Read More »

P&O Ports and Green Reefers enter agreement at Port of Tampa

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

P&O Ports Florida, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of P&O Ports North America, Inc., has entered into a contract with Green Reefers ASA whereby P&O Ports will provide stevedoring and terminal operation services for Green Reefers' operations at the Port of Read More »

Everglades expects significant growth with addition of Hapag-Lloyd route

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the addition of Hapag-Lloyd's Mediterranean and East Coast of South America services, Port Everglades is moving to the forefront among Florida's seaports that handle containerized cargo. The South Florida seaport's containerized cargo volumes are ex Read More »

Tacoma focuses on building cargo capacity

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Over three decades as a Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Jack Fabulich has witnessed containerized cargo grow from 85,000 to nearly 2.1 million teus (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). Read More »

National Retail Systems builds transload & special project distribution facility in Savannah

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of retail logistics services in the United States, broke ground on a 140,000 square-foot container transload and special project distribution facility in Savannah, GA. Scheduled to open for operation Read More »

Joint ESC ELAA documentation issues

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The ESC and ELAA held an exploratory meeting between members to discuss documentation issues. Further meetings are due . . . Read More »