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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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New rail line extends Felixstowe’s advantage

AJOT | March 25, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe’s rail advantage is set to grow further with the official opening of the Ipswich Chord on 31 March 2014. The new chord will reduce rail freight journey times to and from the UK’s largest container port by one hour in each direction providing a substantial performance and efficiency improvement for both rail and sea freight operators. Read More »

Fednav pioneers the use of drones in polar shipping

AJOT | March 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Fednav recently became the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), for ice reconnaissance on a commercial voyage. The Umiak I, one of Fednav’s most powerful icebreakers, used a variety of video-equipped drones to scout ahead of the vessel in the ice-covered waters of the Labrador Coast. The goal was to provide the captain and officers with detailed real-time visual information on the local ice conditions. Read More »

Dredging Permits for Bayport and Barbours Cut Channels Soon Expected

GlobeNewswire | March 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

t today’s meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria commented on the recent collision in the Houston Ship Channel, which resulted in a significant amount of bunker fuel being spilled near the Texas City Dike. Read More »

Konecranes Agilon received Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

AJOT | March 24, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has been awarded the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” for the design quality of its Agilon material management solution. The “Red Dot Award” is an international design award created by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany. The “Red Dot Award” has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. Read More »

GPA achieves 6% container growth

AJOT | March 24, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year (July-February), for an increase of 6.2 percent or an additional 119,318 TEUs. Read More »

Premium Article  Ukraine’s transport challenge

Matt Miller | March 24, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Ukraine’s transport challenge

As Ukraine moves to realign trade, its transport and logistics become a major focus, and a major concern. Roads are decrepit; airports lack capacity and rail is outdated. Ports are improving, but still require substantial work to be competitive. Intermodal bottlenecks remain chronic. Safety records are dismal. Read More »

Premium Article  Nicaragua’s grand scheme for a new grand canal

George Lauriat | March 24, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Nicaragua’s grand scheme for a new grand canal

It’s not a new idea. Cornelius Vanderbilt for one had the same vision. For over a century and a half there have been dreams and schemes of building a canal across Nicaragua linking the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Premium Article  Will Panama Canal widening lose out to mega ships & terminals?

Stas Margaronis | March 24, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Jock O’Connell, international trade adviser to Beacon Economics, told AJOT that the move by major ocean carriers such as Maersk Lines to build huge 18,000-plus teu ships is beginning a trend of container ships that will be unable to use the widened Panama Canal, limited to vessels of up to 13,000 teus. Read More »

Canada port drivers hope for deal ahead of back-to-work law

Reuters | March 23, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A three-week long strike by container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver could be nearing an end, with union officials hopeful that a negotiated deal can be reached ahead of plans by the province to legislate drivers back to work early this week. Read More »

Harbor widening & deepening begins at Port Canaveral

AJOT | March 23, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The long-awaited widening and deepening of Canaveral Harbor to allow larger ships greater safety margins for sailing in and out of Port Canaveral is scheduled to begin next month with completion in November 2014. The $35 million project to widen Port Canaveral’s 400-feet wide harbor by 100 feet and deepen the entrance by two feet to 46 feet cleared the final two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting hurdles last week.   Read More »

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