Ports & Terminals

Port of Wilmington extends hours to keep pace with volume increases

AJOT | February 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is extending its hours at the Port of Wilmington to increase productivity and to keep pace with its volume growth. Read More »

A record year in 2014 for the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration has announced that 2014 was a record year for key targeted commodities at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals.   Read More »

Labor meeting halts work at Port of Oakland Marine Terminals

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting. That means no gate, yard or vessel work on the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift, the Port said.  Vessel operations will stop on the evening shift as well under a month-old suspension of nighttime activity by terminal operators. Read More »

ProvPort celebrates 20th anniversary

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In conjunction with its 20th anniversary, the board of directors of ProvPort commissioned and released an economic impact study detailing the important economic and job creation benefits the port has generated both for the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island. Read More »

Cargo slides in January with congestion at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Lingering congestion at West Coast seaports drove down container cargo by 18.8 percent in January at Long Beach compared to the same month last year. Read More »

Pressure mounts on shippers, union to settle US West Coast ports dispute

Reuters | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Two U.S. Cabinet secretaries joined congressional leaders, three governors and a big-city mayor in pushing shipping lines and the dockworkers' union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil and cargo backups at 29 West Coast ports. Read More »

Kenworthy named NCSPA Director of Bulk and Breakbulk

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Break Bulk Port

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is excited to announce the promotion of Lance Kenworthy to the position of Director, Bulk and Breakbulk. Kenworthy, who has been with the Authority for nine years, is well known and respected in the global logistics community. Read More »

Long Beach feels effects as backlog continues

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Lingering congestion at West Coast seaports drove down container cargo by 18.8 percent in January at Long Beach compared to the same month last year. Read More »

Progress is being made in ILWU- PMA negotiations

Stas Margaronis | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

"Progress is being made" in ending the labor stalemate that has crippled West Coast ports since November, AJOT learned Wednesday evening. Read More »

All quiet on the Western Front?

George Lauriat | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

It’s another day of PMA and ILWU negotiations (at this writing talks are ongoing and it is easy to forget that it was in the middle of baseball season [July] when the contract expired) and a new participant US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has now (maybe inevitably) put his oar into the troubled waters of the West Coast waterfront labor dispute. Read More »

ISS confirms reduced UK light dues from April 2015

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises ship owners and managers that the rate governing the collection of UK Light Dues is set to reduce from April 1, 2015.  As advised by Trinity House in Circular No 533, for vessels other than those where periodic payments apply, the charge will be 39p per Net Registered Tonne (NRT).   Read More »

New Eimskip short sea connection between Nova Scotia and NE increases shippers options

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

International Marine Carrier, Eimskip, which calls at Halterm Container Terminal Limited at the Port of Halifax, is increasing the number of calls it makes to Halifax. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon issued the following statement on the future of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Retaining and attracting new carriers to Terminal 6 is ICTSI Oregon’s number one priority.  Read More »

18% increase in container volume at SC Ports 

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The SC Ports Authority handled 152,917 twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, in January, marking an 18 percent boost in container volumes over the same month last year.   Read More »

U.S. labor secretary joins talks in West Coast ports dispute

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Tuesday urged shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at 29 West Coast ports. Read More »

West Coast ports reopen as labor secretary arrives for talks

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo vessels during the holiday weekend reopened in full as Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived in San Francisco seeking to broker a settlement ending months of shipping disruptions. Read More »

BEST, part of the Hutchison Port Holdings group, has set two new records

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) handled the largest containership ever to call at the Port of Barcelona, the 16,600 TEU MSC London, it also set a new productivity record, discharging 618 containers, and loading 1,035, in less than eight hours: a rate of 212.58 moves per hour. Individual cranes operated at rates of up to 45 moves per hour, one of the best in Europe. Read More »

Paraguay’s Puerto Caacupe-mi completes implementation of Navis N4 TOS

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Following a Smooth Go-Live, Puerto Caacupe-mi/Asuncion Experiences Gate & Yard Process Improvements in First Two Weeks Read More »

Tanzania’s port authority head suspended in latest scandal

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The acting director of Tanzania’s port authority has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations he violated procurement procedures, officials said on Tuesday. Read More »

West Coast ports dispute drags on; U.S. labor secretary to intervene

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary’s scheduled arrival in San Francisco to try to broker a settlement ending months of disruptions on the cargo-clogged docks. Read More »