Port of Quebec, terminals and CN work together to reduce Quebec City-Toronto transit

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Quebec, a terminal operator at the port, and CN announced a service arrangement that will reduce transit times for shipments destined to Toronto to 38 hours from 53 hours, an improvement of almost 30 per cent.

The improvement resu Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 4.4 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Klinge Corp unveils new collapsible food storage bins ’ ideal storage solution for ISO containers

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Transport refrigeration specialist Klinge Corporation has released their new collapsible storage bins for the transport and storage of perishable items. The Food Storage Bins, FSBs, are made of polypropylene and are extremely durable. The FSBs have passed Read More »

Coffee helps boost Ethiopia exports to $2 billion

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | International Trade

Resurgent coffee sales and diversification into other products lifted Ethiopia's exports to a record $2 billion in 2009/2010 from $1.5 billion in the previous year, the trade ministry told Reuters.

"Coffee has bounced back to $528 million thi Read More »

Solarfun plans to more than double US shipments in 2011

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese photovoltaic cell maker Solarfun Power Holdings Co Ltd plans to more than double its shipments to the United States in 2011, as it expands its presence in North America. Read More »

MSC issues statement on Aug. 7th collision between MSC Chitra and Khalijia 3

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A collision took place in the approaches to Mumbai at about 0935 hours local time on August 7, 2010, between the MSC container vessel MSC Chitra, and the bulk carrier Khalijia 3. MSC understands that the Khalijia 3 had recently been salvaged from a three Read More »

APL starts new direct US West Coast service at ICTSI Japanese terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Naha International Container Terminal, Inc. (NICTI), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) managing the international container terminal at the Port of Naha in Okinawa, Japan, welcomed a new US West Coast direct service b Read More »

Evergreen, OOCL and Simatech Shipping to launch Southeast Asia-Middle East Liner Service

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Simatech Shipping have agreed to operate a new joint Southeast Asia-India-Middle East liner service beginning on August 20. 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 »