Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal Authority board of Directors’ Chairman hears Savannah update

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

In a visit to the Port of Savannah, Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs Roberto Roy described progress on the canal expansion, and heard the latest news on deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet. Read More »

Egypt unrest raises re-routing risk after Suez toll rise

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

When it raises tolls in May, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority will know that fuel costs rule out alternative routes, but some in the shipping industry say the calculation could reach a tipping point if the risk of delays from unrest increases. Read More »

Economic boosts possible for Terrebonne and LaFourche ports

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

A fact-finding mission to Panama by representatives of the Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Authority (TEDA) and the Port of Terrebonne has resulted in potentially positive news for the region’s economy. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes new vessel sharing alliance with CKYH and G6

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) will be part of two revamped Asian-US East Coast service rotations with vessels to begin calling within a month.

The G6 Alliance shipping lines (APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K Read More »

Kolkata Port in India to start trans-loading operations from new location advises ISS

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that India’s Kolkata port is expecting to begin trans-loading operations from a new anchorage location within the Kanika Sands area by around June 2013. Read More »

London Gateway say fastest way to unload a container ship is ‘stig’ at it!

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Some say he sleeps in the highest, darkest point of the gigantic London Gateway quay cranes, and some say reality exists simply because he lets it….. All we know is; he’s called The Original Stig! Read More »

Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal and yard improvements underway

AJOT | March 21, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has given notice to AECOM Technical Services Inc. to begin the design of the Port’s new Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal Project. Read More »

DP World terminals join InlandLinks

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The DP World container terminals in Germersheim (Germany) and Beverdonk (Belgium) joined InlandLinks. This brings the total number of terminals to 33: 26 in the Netherlands, 4 in Germany and 3 in Belgium (*). At present, parent company DP World of the two Read More »

Asset sales aid DP World’s 21% profit growth for 2012

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai-owned port operator DP World's 2012 profit rose 21 percent, bolstered by a $249 million gain from sale of non-core assets and growth in emerging market operations. Read More »

Central America and Dominican Republic need to boost logistics coordination, IDB studies show

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

To cope with the larger vessels that will transit through the Panama Canal when its expansion is complete in 2015, Central American countries must dramatically improve their intermodal road and port network infrastructure, the quality of their trucking se Read More »

February containers up 11% in Charleston

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

In the twelfth straight month of year-over-year growth, container volume in the Port of Charleston rose nearly 11 percent in February compared to the same month last year, with 131,634 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled last month. Read More »

G6 Alliance finalizes plans for new Asia Suez express service to the Port of Halifax

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Starting this spring, the Port of Halifax will have three new container shipping lines calling with an Asian-Suez service - APL, MOL and Hyundai. With this addition, Halifax will have 10 of the top 15 global carriers providing service to the Port. Read More »

ISS advises of St. Lawrence Seaway tolls increase in Canada

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a three per cent increase in St. Lawrence Seaway tolls in Canada for the 2013 shipping season. Read More »

Konecranes awarded in red dot, one of the most internationally acclaimed design competition

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has been awarded the “red dot award: product design 2013”. The award was given for the design quality of Konecranes’ multibranded electric chain hoist series launched in 2012. The “red dot award” is an international design award created by Desi Read More »

Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approve strategic hires

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved two strategic hires on March 14, 2013 following nationwide executive searches. The Port Board approved the hiring of Ms. Amy Tharpe to the position of Social Responsibility Division (SRD) Director and Mr. R Read More »

Port of Antwerp community improves efficiency with Descartes’ cloud-based messaging services

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced its cloud-based messaging services are integrated with the Antwerp Port Community System's (APCS) e-Desk application. The e-Desk application levera Read More »

Bahri announces additional port call at Port of Jacksonville

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (BAHRI) announced addition of Jacksonville Port, USA to their regular liner service schedule. This coincides with the newly arrived general cargo vessel “Bahri Abha” which will be used to connect the USA with Read More »

Bentley honored by Maryland State Senate

AJOT | March 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Former U.S. Congresswoman and maritime authority Helen Delich Bentley was honored by the Maryland State Senate for her tireless efforts to promote Baltimore's port and "make government work for all' by helping the Port realize its economic development pot Read More »

February cargo rises 37% in Long Beach

AJOT | March 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach terminals saw a dramatic increase in cargo in February, moving 36.6 percent more containers compared to the same month one year ago - including a nearly 46 percent surge in imports and a 17.2 percent jump in exports. Read More »

ISS warns of Asian gypsy moth regulations for North American ports

AJOT | March 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) regulations for vessels arriving at North American ports this summer issued by the US Department of Agriculture and Canadian Food Inspe Read More »