Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong to cut Iranian ships from register

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong will stop allowing 19 ships linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) from operating under its flag, a government letter showed, in the latest blow to Tehran's sanctions-hit global trade. Read More »

Zepol’s data shows US vessel imports drop 6.8% in October

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company reports that U.S. import volume in October, measured in TEUs (twenty-foot-containers), is down 6.8% from September and another 4.8% from October of last year. This is total of 1,433,446 containers Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes takes new order for straddle carriers

AJOT | November 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes has recently secured an order for the delivery of straddle carriers to New Zealand.


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Rotterdam 2013 port tariffs below 2008 level

AJOT | November 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port dues in Rotterdam will be lowered next year to below the 2008 level. The existing discounts will be maintained, inflation will not be passed on again and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be giving an extra 2% discount on the port dues. In additio Read More »

Nor’easter complicates insurance for Sandy-struck businesses

AJOT | November 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Businesses in New York and New Jersey that were preparing insurance claims for losses from Superstorm Sandy now have a second headache: how to deal with new losses from an early winter snow storm. Read More »

ICTSI 9-month income grows 4% to US$105.8 million

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated unaudited financial results for nine months ending 30 September 2012, posting revenue from port operations of US$524.7 million, seven percent higher than the US$490.9 million re Read More »

Miles named Deputy Executive Director of the NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Jeffrey E. Miles was named Deputy Executive Director for Operations of the North Carolina State Ports Authority by Tom Bradshaw, Executive Director. Read More »

Canpotex gets green light to build export terminal in BC

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Canpotex, the offshore selling agency for potash mined in the Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, received government approval to build a new export terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, BC, north of Vancouver. Read More »

Maryland Port Administration signs agreement with Estonian Port of Tallinn

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and the Estonian Port of Tallinn signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a formal cooperation between the two ports aimed at increasing maritime business opportunities for both entities. The MOU Read More »

Diverted cargo sets record for moves from single vessel at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia is no longer receiving diverted vessels or cargo and is now focused on evacuating the additional cargo that came to Virginia as a result of the disruption in US East Coast trade caused by Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

CSL International’s Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin makes maiden voyage call at Port of San Francisco’s Pier

AJOT | November 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of San Francisco welcomed the Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin, a 71,900-deadweight-ton self-unloading bulk carrier operated by CSL International, on her maiden call to the Port’s Pier 94 on October 26. Pier 94 is operated by Hanson Aggregates, which imp Read More »

Machum, Q.C., Reappointed to Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors

AJOT | November 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the reappointment of D. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C. to the Halifax Port Authority board of directors. Read More »

Port of Virginia amends empty container policy

AJOT | November 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In its move to maximize capacity in the container stacks for diverted cargo, Virginia International Terminals (VIT) announced that it will only be accepting loaded containers into the terminals. This policy will take effect at the start of business on Mon Read More »

Premium Article  Terminal Operators 2012:

George Lauriat | November 05, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

by George Lauriat, AJOT

The top four container terminal operators HPH, PSA, APM, DP World control around 45% of the world's (gross) container throughput, with no single company holding as much as a 14% share. Despite the poor financial perfo Read More »

Premium Article  Navis World 2012

George Lauriat | November 05, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By George Lauriat, AJOT

Navis, a marine terminal technology company, holds a conference every two years. The event drew over 400 attendees from nearly thirty countries making San Francisco, for at least three-days, the epicenter of thought, Read More »

Premium Article  Eurogate adds a gem of a terminal, with the opening of the Port of Wilhelmshaven’s Jade Weser.

Paul Richardson | November 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Richardson, AJOT

EUROGATE has emerged as one of Europe's leading container terminal and logistics groups since its formation back in September 1999, when Hamburg's, EUROKAI, a traditional and well-established name in Germany's contai Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Houston forges ahead with crucial channel projects

Paul Scott Abbott | November 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Some things just can't wait.

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

Such is the case at the Port of Houston, where channel enhancements right up to containership berths are moving ahead without a decade-long wait for federal funding. Read More »

Premium Article  Sappio calls for US ports to enhance productivity

Paul Scott Abbott | November 05, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

At a time of overabundance of cargo ships that lack fuel-efficient economies of scale, it is essential that U.S. port terminals achieve better productivity, according to ocean carrier industry veteran Robert Sappio Read More »

Premium Article  AAPA’s 101st convention attracts 500-plus seaport leaders to Mobile

Paul Scott Abbott | November 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

The American Association of Port Authorities' 101st annual convention drew more than 500 port industry leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere to Mobile, Ala., Oct. 21-25 for five days of meetings and inform Read More »

Premium Article  More investment, mutual planning, less regulation crucial for US ports

Paul Scott Abbott | November 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

In a challenging economic, regulatory and political environment, cooperative efforts are necessary to ensure sufficient port and connective infrastructure is in place to keep the United States from falling even fur Read More »