Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

ICTSI readies take over Syrian terminal

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is preparing to take over operations of one of its recent port acquisitions, the Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria. Read More »

Indiana steel sails for Spain

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

About 11,000 tons of Indiana-made steel set sail for Spain. The Julietta arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor recently and was loaded with hot-rolled steel coils from Mittal Steel in East Chicago, IN. Read More »

Biggest development in Port of London for over a century

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of London Authority (PLA) says the Government go ahead for the new London Gateway port on the Thames is the most significant development in the Port of London in over a century. Read More »

GPAA to seek flexibility in allocations by Corps

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Gulf port leaders would like to see more flexibility in US Army Corps of Engineers allocations so that recovery may be hastened for a maritime facility struck by a natural disaster. Read More »

Inland waterways offer cost advantages, available capacity

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The number of barges plying 12,000 miles of US rivers rose in 2006 for the first time in eight years, according to an annual study published earlier this year. Barge numbers rise and fall for a variety of reasons, but industry experts say the increase las Read More »

GPA announces two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah, one via the Suez Canal and one via the Panama Canal. These new services further cement the Port of Savannah as the Sou Read More »

PRPA announces start of channel-deepening project

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid much fanfare, a day sought after by the Philadelphia regional maritime industry for more than two decades finally arrived when Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that conflicts with New Jersey related to the Delaware River Channel Deep Read More »

Museum seeks artifacts to honor “the box that changed the world”

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of international maritime industry leaders associated with transportation pioneer Malcom McLean has kicked-off a campaign to collect artifacts, historical data and documents for a public museum and research center about the history of containeriza Read More »

J. Robert Bray completes career at the VPA

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The announcement was made public at the regularly scheduled meeting (May 22) of the VPA Board of Commissioners by its chairman, John G. Milliken. Read More »