Ports & Terminals

US port strike pushes up freight rates with ships held up offshore

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A U.S. West Coast port strike is pushing up shipping freight rates as delays in offloading and taking on new cargo mean container ships are unavailable for new orders. Read More »

US labor secretary to meet over West Coast ports dispute Tuesday

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

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday to meet with both sides in a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, his spokeswoman said on Monday. Read More »

Retailers welcome administration attention to West Coast port labor contract dispute

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The NRF issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain Jonathan Gold on news reports that Labor Secretary Tom Perez will directly intervene in the ongoing port labor contract dispute between the ILWU and PMA Read More »

President Sends Secretary of Labor to San Francisco

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The White House today sent Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to San Francisco to help mediate the ongoing labor negotiations between the ILWU and PMA. Announced by the President's chief spokesman. Read More »

Singapore revokes bunker licences licences of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Regulatory Issues | Ports

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine Services Pte Ltd with effect from 9 February 2015. Read More »

CMA CGM GRR - From all Mediterranean ports to all East Coast , Gulf ports USA

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program - Effective April, 1st 2015 Read More »

Ghana’s Takoradi Port dredging 75% done

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

Following the arrival of Jan De Nul’s cutter suction dredger ‘Niccolo Machiavelli’ on January 2, the Takoradi Port dredging program is already 75% complete. Read More »

CMA CGM posts GRR - From all Asian ports, including Japan,  SEA and Bangladesh, to NJ

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program on the SHAKA service : Effective March, 1st 2015. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. Issues Statement on Hanjin Decision to Leave Port of Portland

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Ports | Container Port

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. issued the following statement and background in response to the decision of Hanjin to no longer call on the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 Read More »

China rule change paves way for Vale’s mega-ships official entry

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals

China has amended rules around ships it will allow to berth at mainland ports, paving the way for Brazilian miner Vale to ship iron ore in its giant 400,000 deadweight tons (DWT) carriers. Read More »

Greece says still intent on halting privatization of ports

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Greece's government said it was sticking to plans to halt the sale of its two biggest ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, rebuffing reports it was having second thoughts. Read More »

Japan automakers hit production snags as US port dispute drags on

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Japanese automakers are being forced to ship some car parts to U.S. plants by expensive air cargo and tweak production processes as a protracted labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports shows no signs of letting up. Read More »

U.S. West Coast ports undergo partial shutdown

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports

The 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast were effectively closed to cargo freighters for the second time in less than a week on Thursday under a partial shutdown imposed by shipping lines and terminal operators in an escalating labor dispute with the dockworkers’ union. Read More »

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo

Stas Margaronis | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo-handling operations at Pacific coast terminals for four upcoming days. Read More »

Volkswagen selects JAXPORT as Southeastern U.S. Port

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

Governor Rick Scott announced that Volkswagen Group of America has chosen JAXPORT as the location of its import facility and Southeastern distribution center. The Jacksonville location will create 100 jobs and a capital investment of $3 million in the region. Read More »

Retailers call on White House to intervene in West Coast port dispute

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Vice President for Supply Chain Jonathan Gold on the news that terminal vessel operations at the West Coast ports have been suspended Read More »

PMA refuses to pay premium rates for “striking” workers; Suspends holiday and weekend operations

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Yard, gate and rail operations will continue on premium pay work dates, however PMA refuses to pay workers premium rates due to "striking". Read More »

Port of Oakland launches Maritime Operations web portal

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Oakland today launched its newest Web portal to provide up-to-the-minute maritime operational updates. Read More »

Chinese premier calls on Greece to protect investments

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged Greece’s new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to ensure protection of the rights of China’s companies and backing for a key port project, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Read More »

Appointment to the Saint John Port Authority

PR Newswire | February 11, 2015 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Ms. Lisa Ann Keenan of Saint John, New Brunswick to the board of directors of the Saint John Port Authority for a term of three years. Read More »