Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Tacoma infrastructure and capacity attract IKEA DC

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma Commission recently authorized port staff to sell approximately 70 acres of Port land in the Frederickson Industrial Area to IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer. Read More »

Breakbulk cargo surges to spur port recovery

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Total general cargo figures for the first eight months of 2006 are up 9.5% overall, boosted by a nearly 38% gain in traditional breakbulk cargo imports. In addition, the 2006 figures are 9.5% ahead of the Port's five-year average for the period. Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority welcomes newest crane

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Alabama State Port Authority's newest crane, which will operate at McDuffie Berth 1, arrived at the mouth of the Mobile River on Sunday, October 22, 2006. The crane is part of a $30 million conversion and expansion project at McDuffie to meet the stat Read More »

Port Freeport breaks ground for terminal development project

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

As Port Freeport looks to embark upon its first major terminal development endeavor in four decades, officials of the Texas Gulf Coast port have scheduled a groundbreaking event for the Velasco Terminal project for Friday, Oct. 27. Read More »

Portland’s “thirsty” asphalt wins environmental sustainability award

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently bestowed their coveted Julian Prize for Sustainability for Public Works on the Port of Portland for installing 35 acres of environmentally-friendly 'porous' asphalt at one of the Read More »

Panama votes ‘Si’ to Panama Canal expansion

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Panama Canal Authority humbled by vote and responsibility ahead Panamanians voted "Si" in a national referendum on Panama Canal expansion. The voting began on a quiet Sunday morning (Oct. 22) at 7:00 am. The enthusiasm and energy was apparent as each vote Read More »

Charleston hails Panama Canal vote

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is pleased by the results of Panama's vote on Oct. 22 to support a $5.25-billion improvement plan for the Panama Canal. Read More »

GPA congratulates people of Panama

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) offered congratulations to the people of Panama for passing a referendum that will fully modernize the Panama Canal. The $5.25-billion improvement of the Panama Canal will occur simultaneously with the Savannah Harbor Exp Read More »

Siemens selects Port of Corpus Christi to facilitate wind power equipment

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi has been selected by Siemens Power Generation division to facilitate the receipt and transfer of windmill equipment to their project sites in Amarillo and near Big Spring, Texas. Port staff and senior management with Gulf Stream Read More »

Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative critical for capturing trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority President and CEO Gordon Houston says the $591 million federal "Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative" announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vital to the continued success of the Port of Vancouver. Harper announced Read More »

Port execs say US exports firmed in August

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

US export volumes strengthened at several major ports in August, as ongoing dollar weakness boosted foreign manufacturers' demand for raw materials, port officials said. Read More »

Port of Long Beach reports record-breaking Aug. imports

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10% in August, the start of the peak season. Read More »

Retail container ports continue to hit new records

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports hit new records over the summer and is expected to continue to do so as the annual shipping cycle reaches its peak this month, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retai Read More »

VPA’s Marine Terminals approves Savi RFID technology

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that Savi Networks will install Radio Frequency Identification-based (RFID) technology this fall at the VPA's terminals to further enhance the security and efficiency of cargo container shipments. Read More »

Mediterranean and Middle East ports grow with traffic trends

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mediterranean European ports have always faced tough competition with the ports of Northern Europe, which handle the bulk of Europe's cargo due to their close proximity to Western Europe's most dense and wealthiest population and excellent hinterland conn Read More »

JAXPORT promotes Massa to Dir. Ro/Ro, Military and Global Carrier Sales

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted veteran maritime professional Benjamin M. Massa to the position of Director, Ro/Ro, Military and Global Carrier Sales within the Trade Development and Marketing department. In his new role, Massa will Read More »

VPA has highest bond rating of all East Coast Ports

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following an extensive review by three national bond rating agencies, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has become the first major port owner/operator on the US East Coast to carry a 'double A' bond rating. Read More »

Deltaport Third Berth Project receives Provincial Government approval

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) President and CEO, Captain Gordon Houston, recently welcomed the announcement by the provincial Ministry of Environment, that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has approved the development of the VPA's Deltaport Read More »

LaGrange cites milestones, looks to future in Annual State of The Port Address

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A long-term shipping partner of the Port of New Orleans returned one of its two former weekly services to the Crescent City on Sept. 20, a move that will spur continued growth in container business. Read More »

Record container cargo volumes move smoothly through Port of Long Beach

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10% in August. Read More »