Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar signs significant further automation contract with DP World London Gateway

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Ports | Container Port

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a significant repeat automation contract with DP World London Gateway to deliver an additional system of 20 automatic stacking cranes as the port continues its expansion programme and invests in a third berth following the successful launch of berths 1 and 2. Read More »

West Coast imports still rising as ports work on backlog

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports begin to dig out from a backlog of cargo. Read More »

Chassis pools in the Pacific Southwest

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

On March 1st, 2015, three of the four primary chassis pools that operate in Southern California merged into one (DCLP, GACP and LABP), commonly referred to as the “Pool of Pools”. Read More »

Port of Oakland logjam clearing up, containers moving but there’s still more to do

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Efforts to eliminate a cargo backlog at the Port of Oakland are meeting with success. The Port said today gains in container movement are visible from ship to shore. The signs include: Read More »

Philippines’ First Gen seeks partner for $1 billion LNG import terminal

Reuters | March 06, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The Philippines’ First Gen Corp is talking with potential partners for its proposed $1 billion LNG import terminal, the head of the energy firm said on Friday. Read More »

Canada port resumes most operations shut by container fire

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Port Metro Vancouver said on Thursday that operations had resumed at most port facilities shut by a shipping container fire the day before, but its Centerm container terminal was still closed. Read More »

Ivory Coast’s San Pedro port to seek $300 million in roadshow next month

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Ivory Coast’s second largest port of San Pedro will hold a roadshow in France and Britain next month as it seeks to raise 180 billion CFA francs ($300 million) to fund upgrades, the port’s director said. Read More »

Egypt sees Suez Canal zone making up 30-35% of economy

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Egypt expects a planned economic zone near the Suez Canal to eventually make up about a third of Egypt’s economy, the country’s investment minister said on Thursday. Read More »

Fire at Port of Metro Vancouver

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

On Tuesday, March 4, 2015, a fire at the Port of Metro Vancouver ignited inside a shipping container located at the Centerm terminal. A bleaching agent and industrial disinfectant, called trichloroisocyanuric acid, was in the shipping container but the Vancouver Fire Department does not yet know how the fire started. Read More »

Corps of Engineers awards first dredging contract for Savannah Harbor expansion

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following today's award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More »

Cargomatic Launches Free Flow program to ease Port Congestion

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Turn times decreased by 50% at Port of Los Angeles; Applications now being accepted from prospective shippers and carriers Read More »

Revenue at Port of Rotterdam Authority rises, profits fall

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Revenue of the Port Authority rose by 3.1% last year due to increased economic activity at the port. However, profits fell by 4.9% owing to higher interest charges and depreciation. Read More »

Port of Oakland says no to business as usual

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Disruptions from waterfront labor negotiations have waned, but don't expect a return to business as usual at West Coast ports. "The old methods won't work any longer," Port of Oakland executive director Chris Lytle said here today. Read More »

M/V Kim M. Bouchard launched in Pascagoula, MS

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Seaport Service

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is delighted to announce the company’s new 10,000hp ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard was launched February 26, 2015 at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, MS shipyard. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam 2014 profit slips 4.9% to 215 million Euros

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority said on Thursday its net profit for 2014 fell 4.9 percent to 215 million Euros ($237 million) on higher financing costs. Read More »

Vancouver container fire shuts down port, some rail service

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A large portion of Canada’s biggest port was shut down on Wednesday after a chemical fire broke out amid numerous shipping containers piled up in a yard east of Vancouver’s downtown core. Read More »

Access to Brazil’s Itajai port to open as truck protest ends

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Protesters have agreed to open access to Brazil’s main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina state, the port said on Wednesday, ending a lingering flashpoint after a two-week truck drivers’ protest. Read More »

The Danish Prime Minister unloaded the first load of sand for the port expansion

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

On February 26, 2015, The Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Smith visited the Port of Hirtshals which marked the beginning of the construction that will expand the port with 250,000 m². The Port of Hirtshals is investing in the land expansion to increase the possibilities for the businesses in the area. This will make it possible for the companies to continue growing in the future. Read More »

First ship to load soy at Brazil’s Tegram terminal bound for China

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

The first ship to load soybeans from the new Tegram terminal in the northeastern port of Ponta Madeira in Sao Luis, Brazil, will berth on March 10, local shipping agents Cargonave said on Tuesday. Read More »

Brazil truck strike wanes; more soy gets to ports

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Only a handful of roads remained blocked in Brazil on Tuesday as truck drivers focused their grievances on Brasilia and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened after two weeks of protests. Read More »