Ports & Terminals

Retailers pleased by East and Gulf Coast port contract agreement

AJOT | February 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, has issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the tentative contract agreement between the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and United States Marit Read More »

UK forwarders welcome news of tentative US port labor agreement

AJOT | February 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news that the US Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year master labour contract. Read More »

Longshoremen’s Association reaches tentative agreement

AJOT | February 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) have reached a tentative agreement to avoid a strike at 15 ports along the Eastern seaboard and Gulf Coast, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said. Read More »

Russia’s Mechel buys stake in Pacific port from Deripaska

AJOT | February 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Debt-laden Mechel said it bought nearly 22 percent of the Pacific port of Vanino, helping to ensure the Russian mining and steel company has access to its preferred export route to Asia. Read More »

Super Bowl roman numerals arrive at Bienville Street Wharf

AJOT | February 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Super Bowl XLVII roman numerals, standing 30 feet high and 100 feet wide, floated down the Mississippi River by barge and docked near the French Quarter to much fanfare on Jan. 31, 2013. The arrival of the precious cargo at the Port’s Bienville Street Read More »

Port of Virginia fastest growing container port on US East Coast in 2012

AJOT | January 31, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

With 9.8 percent growth in 2012, The Port of Virginia was the fastest growing container port on the US East Coast last year, according to comparative data from the coast’s leading container ports compiled by the Virginia Port Authority (VPA). Read More »

Port of Long Beach adds major shipping line

AJOT | January 31, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The world's second-largest ocean cargo line - Mediterranean Shipping Co. - has increased its investments at the Port of Long Beach, its biggest West Coast hub of operations, Port Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle announced in his annual "State of th Read More »

Port of Albany’s new project cargo is modular housing

AJOT | January 30, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Known for its expertise in handling project/heavy life and multi-dimensional cargo, the Port of Albany is now shipping modular housing to an Exxon/Mobile off-shore drilling project in Newfoundland. Read More »

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports

AJOT | January 30, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime services provider, is advising of 48 hour strike action in Greece by the Seamen's Union from 0600 on Thursday 31 August until 0600 on Saturday 2 February 2013. Read More »

Egypt’s Suez Canal to raise fees from May

AJOT | January 30, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said it was raising fees on shipping through the waterway by between 2 and 5 percent starting on May 1, boosting revenues for the cash-strapped government. Read More »

East coast port watch: it’s time to strike a deal

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

NRF and other leading supply chain stakeholders have repeatedly called on the ILA and USMX to stay at the negotiation table until a new, long-term deal is struck. This has also included appeals to President Obama to invoke the authority of the Taft-Hartle Read More »

Multinational institutions visit Panama Canal expansion site

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Representatives from the five multilateral institutions that have signed agreements for the financing of the Panama Canal Expansion Program took part in the annual visit organized to oversee the program's progress. Read More »

As Suez cities burn, canal shipping sails on, for now

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Egypt's army has stepped forward from its new place in the shadows of the fledgling democracy and pledged to defend the state after a week of bloody street violence in cities along the Suez Canal. Read More »

VPA cuts air emissions from terminals while increasing volume

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) continues to reduce the amount of air pollution coming from its terminals in the Hampton Roads Harbor as a result of steps the agency has taken modernize equipment, utilize low-emissions diesel fuel and incentivize the us Read More »

Kenya’s Mombasa port traffic up 10% in 2012

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Container traffic through Kenya's biggest port grew by 9.9 percent in 2012, boosted by an expansion program, the port's management said. Read More »

More than 300 barges delayed by Mississippi River closure

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

More than 300 barges were awaiting passage through a closed section of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi. This follows the recent incident when two tanker barges struck a railroad bridge and one leaked an unknown amount of oil into the ri Read More »

Most port operations continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez - despite state of emergency

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime services provider, is advising that most port operations are currently continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, and canal convoys have not been interrupted despite ongoing disturbances in E Read More »

Cosan says roof to shield Brazil sugar terminal by 2014

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Top world sugar and ethanol producer Cosan aims to have a new roof in place by April 2014 to shield vessels at its terminal at Brazil's Santos port, an executive said, which would increase shipments by around 40 percent. Read More »

DP World sees 2012 profit in-line with forecasts

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai port operator DP World, the world's third largest port operator, said it expected 2012 profits to be in line with analysts' forecasts despite a 1.4 percent drop in consolidated container volumes for the year. Read More »

Brogan promoted to Managing Director at Port of Corpus Christi

AJOT | January 27, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Corpus Christi Commissioners announced today Frank Brogan, former Deputy Port Director - Engineering, Finance and Administration Services, will assume the role of Managing Director effectively immediately. “Frank has been a highly effective membe Read More »