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Premium Article  Chemical industry addresses logistics issues

Karen Thuermer | April 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Up economy, down economy, chemicals are central to everything that is manufactured in the world. It’s important business to worldwide seaports, regions, national employment and consumers. That because it’s an industry that converts raw materials such as o Read More »

Premium Article  St. Lawrence Seaway launches 50th anniversary season

Leo Ryan | April 05, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

While pursuing infrastructure improvements and business incentives to halt a steady decline in traffic, the St. Lawrence Seaway launched its 2009 navigation season on March 31. It has a historic dimension: the 50th anniversary of its official opening in J Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Albany prospects look good

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Last year was a very good year for the Port of Albany. However, this year the port has started slow but business is picking up. With new projects on the way, the future looks bright for New York’s “Upstate” port that is halfway to nearly every place. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Boston – Port of Opportunity

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

It’s no mystery that nationwide the port business is down. The global economy has taken one to the solar plexus, and everyone is feeling the hurt. Still, while some numbers are off, Massport, the quasi-state agency that administers the public terminals in Read More »

Premium Article  Maine Ports gear up for the future

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Portland, the State's largest port, lost two container services, the Eimskip feeder ship and the Columbia Coastal Transport’s container barge service. Eimskip’s feedership service was halted due to general economic problems that beset Iceland Read More »

The Grimaldi Group adds Boston call to its West Africa direct service

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grimaldi Group has added Boston as its newest port-of-call to the twice monthly, Direct ro/ro Service between the US and West Africa. Grimaldi is already accepting deliveries for its inaugural call in mid-April. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority completes electrified refrigerated cargo racks

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director, announced today at its board meeting that the GPA has completed the construction of 34 electrified refrigerated racks that will eliminate the use of 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel a Read More »

Port Freeport granted permit to widen channel

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport announced that it has been granted a permit by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to widen the offshore entrance and jetty channels to the Freeport harbor. The non-federal widening project is an innovative public-private collaboration b Read More »

Konecranes to supply eight RTG cranes to Ivory Coast

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, Konecranes received an order for eight rubber tired gantry (RTG) container handling cranes from Bolloré Africa Logistics, a branch of the French Bolloré Group. The RTGs will be delivered to the customer’s terminal Société d’Exploitation du Termi Read More »

DB wins contract for rail project in Mongolia

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Experts from Deutsche Bahn will be responsible for the overall project planning for a new freight railway in southern Mongolia. This involves a 260-kilometer long line for the transport of coal to the Chinese border. The relevant contract was signed at th Read More »

ASPA issues RFEI in Garrows Bend intermodal terminal

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) has issued a request for expression of interest (RFEI) in the 74-acre Garrows Bend Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) in which the Port Authority is seeking private sector participation from terminal oper Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo welcomes new-generation freighter into fleet

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo's first Boeing 777 Freighter has arrived in Dubai after completing its inaugural commercial flight from Hong Kong. Read More »

SAS Cargo launches EuropeXpress

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

On April 1, 2009, SAS Cargo launched a new product called EuropeXpress, which is faster and more reliable than most other airfreight products. This is made possible through a more extensive exploitation of SAS's route network, which counts more than 700 d Read More »

Columbia Coastal Transport resumes weekly Portland ’ New York service

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Bruce Fenimore, president & CEO of Columbia Group has announced that Columbia Coastal Transport will resume weekly container barge service linking the ports of Portland, Maine and the Port of NY/NJ. Read More »

Mediterranean Project Chartering on the move

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business growth since it was established in 2007 to foster the commercial business activities of BBC in markets across the Mediterranean has necessitated a move to a larger dedicated office. Read More »

First Gottwald mobile harbor cranes for the Dominican Republic

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) has recently received its first ever order for the Dominican Republic. The order is for two G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbor Cranes, variants of the Model 6 series of Generation 5, Gottwald’s current bestseller. The cranes Read More »

Port of Oakland has two new Commissioners

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland has two new Port Commissioners, Pamela Calloway and James Head. The commissioners were nominated by the Mayor of Oakland and appointed by the Oakland City Council. Former Port Board President Darlene Ayers-Johnson and former Port Commi Read More »

PHA receives ISO 14001 recertification for
EMS

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority’s (PHA’s) historic Environmental Management System (EMS) has been recertified to meet the rigorous standards of the universally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. The independent auditing f Read More »

SC&RA presents testimony before Labor Department to support proposed cranes and derricks safety rule

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Joel Dandrea, Executive Vice President of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), advocated the proposed safety rule on cranes and derricks in construction during testimony on March 19 before the Occupational Safety and Health Administrati Read More »

Houston Ship Channel transportation needs

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), who represents Texas' 30th Congressional District, got a firsthand look at Houston Ship Channel transportation needs when she was briefed by representatives of the Port of Houston Authority, officials from marit Read More »

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