Ports & Terminals

West Coast labor disputes made shippers “The Victim”

Stas Margaronis | May 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

John Amos, former global transportation director for Bechtel Corporation, former Chairman of the Board of The (NITL) National Industrial Transportation League and an organizer of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp says that shippers have been the “’the victim” of the recent West Coast labor slow down. Read More »

Greece in advanced talks with China’s Cosco on Piraeus port

Reuters | May 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Greece is in advanced discussions with China’s Cosco to boost their cooperation in the country’s biggest port Piraeus , the Greek defence minister said on Friday. Read More »

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes in the first quarter of 2015

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total. Read More »

Port Freeport announces winners of 15Th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port Freeport was proud to host its 15th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) May 9th at the Freeport Municipal Park. Read More »

ICTSI chooses Australian company 1Stop as port community and appointment system provider

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In its efforts to limit peaks of trucks around the port area and balance their flow on city roads, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will be implementing a Container Booking System that will manage the arrivals and departures of trucks at its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal. Read More »

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes in the first half of FY 2015

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total. Read More »

Big ships trending at the Port of Oakland

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Is bigger better? Hard to say. But it’s becoming a trend at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that 16 big ships have called here in the past 30 days. It’s a sign that Oakland is fully engaged with the mega-ships changing the face of global trade. Read More »

Greece unblocks Piraeus port sale, invites binding bids

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Greece has asked three firms to submit binding bids by September for a majority stake in the country’s biggest port, Piraeus, a senior privatisation official told Reuters on Thursday, unblocking a major asset sale. Read More »

Western Australia to sell port in post-mining boom asset selldown

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

The state of Western Australia plans to sell the country’s fourth largest port, its premier said on Thursday, in a bid by the resource-rich state to raise funds as demand from its main customer China wanes. Read More »

Petrobras to use Edison Chouest offshore base at Brazil’s Açu port

Reuters | May 13, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras will use offshore docks operated by U.S. ship-leasing company Edison Chouest to handle oil-service vessels at the Brazilian Port of Açu, the head of the company that owns the port said on Wednesday. Read More »

Governor Hogan appoints maritime veteran David Richardson to Maryland Port Commission

AJOT | May 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Bel Air resident and transportation veteran Read More »

U.S. gives final approval to LNG exports from Corpus Christi

Reuters | May 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it has given final approval for Cheniere to export liquefied natural gas from its plant in Corpus Christi, Texas. Read More »

Annual meeting of the Montreal Port Authority: more than satisfactory results for 2014

PR Newswire | May 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The year 2014 was marked by a substantial upswing in container traffic at the Port of Montreal. The financial results followed. Up a significant 8% in the volume of cargo handled, this growth made it possible to cross the threshold of 30 million tonnes of cargo handled in a single year. Read More »

“Moving Modern” Program To Upgrade Terminal 1 at the Port of Oakland

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

Next phase of multi-year project will improve efficiency, atmosphere Read More »

Economic Study Finds the Port of Everett Supports 35,130 Jobs in the Region

AJOT | May 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

A new study of the economic impacts of the Port of Everett found that Port operations supported 35,130 regional jobs in 2014, up 133 jobs from 2012, according to an independent analysis by Pennsylvania-based Martin Associates. Read More »

Boskalis orderbook slips marginally, outlook unchanged

Reuters | May 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Dutch dredging and marine services company Boskalis said on Tuesday revenue was virtually unchanged in the first quarter and that its orderbook had slipped slightly from the end of 2014. Read More »

Port of Oakland cargo volume up again in April

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Still bouncing back from winter decline Read More »

Crowley solidifies commitment to Puerto Rico with terminal construction contract

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc. announced today that it has further solidified its commitment to Puerto Rico with the execution of a $48.5 million construction contract for a new pier at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More »

Imports Settling Down After Surge to Clear Backlog

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is returning to normal levels as officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement that ended months of uncertainty, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

OOCL announces new China East Coast Express 2 Service

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

OOCL announces the introduction of a new product, the China East Coast Express 2 (CEC2), to supplement our existing CEC service and enhance our product portfolio covering the Asia - U.S. East Coast markets. Read More »