Ports & Terminals

Record Singapore fuel oil trades congest port, snarl loadings

Reuters | July 03, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Buyers trying to load record fuel oil volumes traded last month in Singapore are congesting the port's oil terminals, while land tanks are nearly full and tens of millions of barrels of marine fuel are being held in ships, traders and shipbrokers said. Read More »

Kenya port workers end strike, warn of further protests

Reuters | July 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Striking workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa returned to work on Friday after being warned they could lose their jobs, but said protests over higher health care costs could resume next week. Read More »

Port of Philadelphia welcomes U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

AJOT | July 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Senator Toomey and Secretary Pritzker visit Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to discuss trade and jobs with port officials Read More »

Kenya authority sets Friday deadline for striking Mombasa port workers

Reuters | July 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday striking workers at the Mombasa port should resume work by Friday morning or lose their jobs, and that normal activities at East Africa’s biggest port will resume July 6. Read More »

Port of Antwerp participates in maritime rail link with duisport

AJOT | July 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Antwerp and duisport are intensifying their cooperation as the Port of Antwerp will participate in the existing rail shuttle service connecting the two ports. Read More »

Hogan administration announces Maersk’s return to the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | July 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

World’s largest container shipping company will bring 31,000 new containers per year Read More »

Charleston harbor deepening project earns key federal funding

AJOT | July 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates $1.303 million in federal funding for Post-45 harbor deepening project Read More »

Port of New Orleans garners five 2015 AAPA Communications Awards

AJOT | July 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas, recognized the Port of New Orleans today with five communications awards. Winning entrants in AAPA’s 48th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at a Nov. 4 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 104th Annual Convention and Expo in Miami, which runs Nov. 2-4. Read More »

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project earns key Federal funding for preconstruction engineering

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The SC Ports Authority announced $1.303 million in federal funding for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening project, allowing the Preconstruction Engineering and Design (PED) Phase of the 52-foot deepening effort to begin. The announcement follows last week's US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board (CWRB) approval to release the project's Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for final review, another critical step of federal approval for the SC Port Authority to provide the deepest harbor on the East Coast. Read More »

GCT New York welcomes the new APL/SeaLand service

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

As the leading provider of customer-focused service in North America, GCT USA has welcomed the maiden call of the new North-South NAE/ACX service to GCT New York on 28 June 2015. Read More »

Workers at Kenya’s main port strike over higher health costs

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

More than 2,000 workers at East Africa’s biggest port in Kenya’s coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will have to pay for state-run health insurance. Read More »

3D Printing is the name of the game at Port of Rotterdam and Broekman Logistics

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Is 3D Printing just a passing fad, or does the technology actually allow you to print ship parts that can meet the rigorous demands of modern shipping? Read More »

Update on port operations in Greece

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services is advising the following details on the current capital controls and potential effects on operations in Greece. Read More »

Union vows more Channel tunnel disruption at Calais Port

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. Read More »

European Court sets higher standards for river dredging

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that damage to water quality must be considered when authorities approve river dredging to expand ports, in a ruling which could hinder expansion at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. Read More »

European Court opposes dredging of river Weser

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on Wednesday it opposed the dredging of rivers such as the Weser due to environmental reasons, in a ruling having negative repercussions for expansion plans at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. Read More »

Port Manatee wins two AAPA communications awards

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port Manatee’s 2015 official directory and recently redesigned website are winners. Read More »

Channel Tunnel traffic resumes after workers blocked port

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Traffic through the Channel Tunnel resumed on Tuesday after angry workers forced its closure for several hours by setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks near its entrance on the French side. Read More »

The Port of Montreal applauds the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the Quebec government’s announcement introducing the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy. Read More »

Channel Tunnel shut as ferry workers block French port of Calais

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Protesting ferry workers forced the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England on Tuesday, blocking its entrance and setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks. Read More »