Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades welcomes SC Line’s Caroline Russ RoRo ship

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

Ocean RoRo carrier SC Line consolidates and reaffirms its USA SERVICE commitment from Broward County’s Port Everglades to Mexico, Panama, Colombia, and the Caribbean with the arrival of its new Roll On / Roll Off cargo ship, M/V Caroline Russ, to the South Florida seaport. Read More »

Some Brazil truckers end strike, but many roads still blocked

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Some Brazilian truckers agreed to end a nine-day strike that has crippled supply chains across much of the country, though many roadways remained blocked on Thursday as others pressed to hold out for more concessions from the government. Read More »

Brazil government extends offer to truckers to end strike

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Brazilian government told truckers and transport companies late Wednesday it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles and pass a law that would benefit the sector if protesters ended a crippling strike now in its eighth day. Read More »

Two industry veterans join Port of Long Beach management

AJOT | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week appointed port industry veterans Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren to newly created management positions to enhance cargo flow and service at the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

Konecranes to deliver 10 more RTGS to GPA

AJOT | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes will deliver 10 all-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to Georgia Ports Authority. Read More »

Russia, Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports.

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades signed an agreement on Wednesday to give Russian military ships access to Cypriot ports. Read More »

Brazil’s main port of Santos reopened on truck strike’s 8th day

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Brazilian police on Wednesday dispersed striking truckers to reopen access to the country’s main port of Santos but the protesters’ stoppage still gripped a broad swathe of the nation where most farming and industry are concentrated. Read More »

Malaysia’s Tenaga raises takeover offer price for port operator

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Tenaga Nasional Bhd , Malaysia’s largest power group, said on Wednesday it has raised the takeover price for Integrax Bhd by 18.2 percent after a leading shareholder of the port operator rejected its offer. Read More »

Access road to Brazil’s Santos port cleared of striking truckers

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

A main access road to Brazil’s Port of Santos was cleared early on Wednesday after a truck driver strike dispersed, though other roads in the country remained blocked as protests stretched into a second week. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority is ready for increased demand

GlobeNewswire | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Houston Authority is ready to provide cost-efficient and consistent solutions to cargo owners and logistics companies, Executive Director Roger Guenther said today in his monthly report to the Port Commission. Read More »

West Coast ports delays could swamp companies for two months

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Congestion at the U.S. West Coast ports could take as much as two months to unwind, according to port and trade group officials, with retailers and other companies bracing for further shipment delays after the apparent resolution of a months-long labor dispute. Read More »

Truck strike crimps Brazil food, fuel supplies, soy exports

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

Truck drivers protesting high fuel prices for a seventh day interrupted supplies of diesel and raw materials across Brazil's farm belt and threatened to hold up grains exports at ports in the midst of a record harvest. Read More »

Intermodal Incentive Program announced to encourage container activity at the Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority announces availability of State-Sponsored Intermodal Incentive Program to encourage container activity at the Port Of Philadelphia. Port also reports big gains in initial 2015 cargo activity. Read More »

With labor dispute resolved, L.A., Long Beach Mayors pledge new levels of cooperation

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Ports plan to work together on environmental, security, legislative, supply chain logistics and marketing initiatives Read More »

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association concludes its largest AGM to date

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Landside Service

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) held its largest ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Amsterdam earlier this month, with more than 100 industry executives holding discussions on key developments in the sector, and keynote speeches on trends and challenges in port and terminal operations. Read More »

West Coast port dispute costing Honda 25,000 vehicles

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Honda Motor Co praised an agreement to end a labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports but said shipping delays will cost the company about 25,000 vehicles this month. Read More »

West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. Read More »

Tentative deal reached for US West Coast ports; relief for trans-Pacific trade

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes consolidation of Crowley’s Jacksonville operations

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors unanimously approved an expanded, long-term lease with Crowley Liner Services Inc., a subsidiary of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, a privately held family and employee-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville and operating here since 1975. Read More »

Kenya to start work on new northern seaport

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya will start construction work next month on a long-delayed new port to be built on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, the presidency announced. Read More »