Ports & Terminals

Brazil’s Itaqui port to undergo $3 billion expansion over 20 years

AJOT | April 04, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The company administering Brazil 's Itaqui port said on Thursday it plans to invest 6.3 billion reais ($3.13 billion) in expansion over 20 years to increase cargo-moving capacity ten-fold as Brazil faces criticism that its ports are inadequate. Read More »

Striking Brazil workers stop work at Batista’s Port of Acu

AJOT | April 02, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Workers extended a strike at the OSX Brasil SA shipyard at Brazil's Port of Acu for a second day, delaying construction and blockading an industrial complex owned by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista. Read More »

Liebherr presents its maritime crane simulators

AJOT | April 02, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr has launched its range of maritime crane simulators. Based on original software and hardware, the Liebherr simulators increase port safety and productivity by providing a cost-effective and highly efficient crane operator training solution. Read More »

Deal to ink budget with $50 million more for port deepening

AJOT | April 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The $50 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature. Read More »

SC Ports, DHEC extend partnership to cut air emissions

AJOT | April 01, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have extended their air quality partnership through 2018, more than a decade after first formalizing their cooperation to reduce port-re Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes to deliver 6 rail mounted gantry cranes to Jubail Commercial Port, Saudi A

AJOT | March 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr container cranes have announced that they are to deliver 6 rail mounted gantry cranes to Jubail Commercial Port in Saudi Arabia. The cranes have a span of 43 m and can span 14 containers wide and stack 1 over 6 containers high. The cranes have a Read More »

Ceres Terminals names Wolfe VP

AJOT | March 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Douglas Wolfe has been appointed Vice President of Ceres Marine Terminals effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Wolfe has been Port Manager in the Port of Baltimore and is a veteran of Ceres Marine Terminals in Baltimore for over 25 years. Read More »

Green Port Gateway rail project begins at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | March 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Officials have formally launched an $84 million Port of Long Beach project to remove a railroad bottleneck and build additional on-dock rail capacity to move cargo more efficiently and sustainably. Read More »

Port of Philadelphia welcomes new Rickmers-Line service to Tioga Marine Terminal

AJOT | March 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has announced that Rickmers-Linie, a regular carrier at the Port of Philadelphia since 2008, will expand its service here with the addition of a Westbound Round-The-World S Read More »

Terex Port Solutions delivers 1500TH mobile harbor crane

AJOT | March 26, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Terex Port Solutions recently supplied its 1500th Terex® Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane, a G HMK 6407 B, Model 6 four-rope grab variant, to its long-term customer SEA-invest who already has more than 30 cranes in their fleet from the manufacturers Düsseldo Read More »

Labor talks at US Northwest grain ports stall

AJOT | March 25, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Contract talks between a group of U.S. Pacific Northwest grain exporters and a dockworkers' union remained stalemated after the first bargaining session in three months, aided by a federal mediator, broke down. Read More »

Panama Canal Authority adds all-electric vehicle to fleet

AJOT | March 25, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority, leader in the country in the area of sustainable development through the promotion of best environmental practices in its operations, has acquired the first all-electric vehicle for its fleet. Read More »

Yoshitani elected Chairman of AAPA

AJOT | March 25, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

ay Yoshitani, CEO of the Port of Seattle, was named chairman-elect of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) during the group’s board of directors meeting last week in Washington, DC. Read More »

VPA Board approves reorganization plan which will restructure both VPA and VIT

AJOT | March 25, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners has voted to restructure its operating company and overhaul the port's long-term strategy. Read More »

Panama Canal rail traffic hit by computer glitch

AJOT | March 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Thousands of containers have been stuck at Panamanian ports after a computer glitch hampered communication with the railway, causing significant delays, officials said. Read More »

30% ro/ro growth in Brunswick, GA

AJOT | March 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

At the Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported strong growth for February. The GPA achieved an increase of 6.9 percent – or 147,650 tons – in total cargo compared to the same month last year, moving 2.27 million ton Read More »

DCT signs an agreement with Port of Gdansk Authority

AJOT | March 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

DCT Gdansk, in the presence of many renown guests, authorities of DCT and the Port of Gdansk Authority signed an agreement which guarantees the possibility of building a new investment of the company, DCT 2 container terminal. The agreement signed on Mar Read More »

Port Everglades target Guatemalan trade

AJOT | March 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades, a major sponsor of the recent AGRITRADE Expo & Conference 2013, the largest international agricultural trade show in Central America, announced that Guatemala is a key target market for the South Florida port. All the key stakeholders rel Read More »

Port of Felixstowe to double rail capacity

AJOT | March 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain, is set to double its rail capacity with the arrival of three state-of-the-art rail mounted gantry cranes ("RMG"). The cranes form part of a new Rail Terminal at the port which will further increase the already unri Read More »

Bollore, partners preferred bidder for Ivory Coast port expansion

AJOT | March 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast has named a consortium of French industrial groups Bollore and Bouygues and Denmark's APM Terminals as the preferred bidder to operate a new container terminal, an official for one of the companies said. Read More »