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Premium Article  Industrial Echo calls Houston

AJOT | August 08, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Intermarine’s newest heavy lift ship the M/V Industrial Echo is presented with a Maiden Voyage plaque to celebrate the first call of the vessel at Industrial Terminals in Houston, TX. The plaque was presented by Ernie Farrand of Industrial Terminals to Ca Read More »

Premium Article  Commodities offer economic indicators at the Port of Baltimore

Karen Thuermer | August 08, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

If activity through the Port of Baltimore is any indication of how the economy is going, here’s how commodity groups are stacking up.

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  BMW, Baltimore deal represents shifting needs of auto manufactures

Karen Thuermer | August 08, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

With automobile processors like Pasha, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Amports operating a various terminals at the Port of Baltimore, it’s no wonder that the seaport is ranked No. 1 in America for ro-ro business.

BMW became a new customer at t Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Baltimore prepares for big changes

Karen Thuermer | August 08, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The big news coming from the Maryland Port Administration’s Port of Baltimore is the March groundbreaking of the new berth for the Seagirt Marine Terminal by Port America Chesapeake. Only last year AJOT reported on the fact MPA was in need of a pri Read More »

Premium Article  Accessible, sustainable and cold

AJOT | August 08, 2010 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Less than a year old and located within yards of 3 modes of transportation, Merchants Terminal Corporation’s new sustainable refrigerated international distribution center is already successful. Read More »

PRPA welcomes first Hyundai/Kia vessel to the Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In what promises to be a busy month of August at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT), Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman John H. Estey has hailed the arrival of the first of seven vessels scheduled to arrive this month, together exp Read More »

Six new cranes signal Massport’s move keep pace with long-term growth at container terminal

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Conley Container Terminal in South Boston is keeping pace with the Panama Canal expansion by acquiring a pair of pre-owned low-profile cranes and four rubber tired gantry yard cranes from the Port Read More »

Bidding opens for $350 million terminal in Chile port

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The operator of Chile's key Valparaiso port opened international bidding for the rights to build a second major terminal, which will require an investment of $350 million. Read More »

ICTSI 1H net income up 83% to US$42.4 million

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2010, posting first half revenue from port operations of US$246.9 million, an increase of 31 percent over the US Read More »

Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana opts for two Kalmar E-One2 RTGs and STS upgrades

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order for two all-electric Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Pinfra's subsidiary, Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (IPM). Additionally, Cargotec also agreed with IPM in the second quarter of 2010 t Read More »

Charleston deepening advances in US House

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A key U.S. House committee approved expedited studies of harbor deepening in the Port of Charleston through the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2010. Read More »

Ports, retail lift Hutchison to forecast-beating H1

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Whampoa is set for a strong second-half due to a rebounding global economy, after a strong performance in its ports and retail divisions helped billionaire Li Ka-shing's flagship conglomerate post a forecast-busting first-half profit.

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Port Metro Vancouver launches Blue Circle Award for shipping

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver is launching its new Blue Circle Award for the EcoAction Program for Shipping, a user-friendly financial incentive for shipping lines that reduce emissions of their ocean-going vessels. A global leader in Port sustainability, Port Met Read More »

Security challenge at Port Everglades turns into win-win for charity, local businesses and ship crew

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

When the U.S. government began requiring seaport workers to have nationally standardized security credentials last year, thousands of international seafarers were left stranded because they did not qualify for the Transportation Worker Identification Cred Read More »

Charleston containers up 19% in first half, harbor deepening reaches milestone

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Deepening of Charleston Harbor, already the deepest in the Southeast, reached another milestone as container volumes in the Port of Charleston increased 19 percent in the first half of 2010. Read More »

Orion Marine Group announces a contract award of approximately $13 million

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $13 million. Read More »

Mid-year stats mark rebound in Port Metro Vancouver cargo

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver has released the 2010 mid-year results of overall throughputs in the Cargo Statistics Report. The report shows that 2010 is building momentum, with an overall tonnage increase of 20 per cent totalling 58.4 million tonnes to date. Read More »

GPA handles 2.6 million TEUs in FY2010

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA handled more than 2.63 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added new services and maintained its position as the fourth highest volume container port i Read More »

Ports announce Annual Clean Air Award

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Five local maritime and cargo companies that have taken extraordinary steps to improve air quality collected honors today at the third annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards presented by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Read More »

Seacastle Chassis becomes “TRAC Intermodal”

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Seacastle Chassis announced that it has changed its name to "Trac Intermodal". According to Steve Rubin, President and CEO of TRAC Intermodal, the new name and identity reflect the evolution of the Company's market strategy in a very dynamic intermodal in Read More »

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