Ports & Terminals

Hurricane Sandy hits travel, cargo; costs unclear

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Transportation ground to a halt along the U.S. Northeast coast, stranding local rail commuters, cruise passengers and air travelers from as far away as Europe and Asia, as Hurricane Sandy prompted closure of air, ship, rail and even highway service. Read More »

Severe floods in Argentina affect port terminals at San Lorenzo

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

ISS Argentina is advising that severe floods are affecting shore-based logistical support at a number of port terminals in San Lorenzo – San Martin Port. Terminals disrupted include Vincentin, Nidera, Toepfer and LD-Timbues-Noble. Read More »

Hadden named acting Port Director for the Massport

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Deborah A. “Deb” Hadden, Deputy Port Director of Properties and Transportation has assumed the position of Acting Port Director where she now oversees all aspects of Massport’s Maritime Department Read More »

Nautilus International Holding Corp. named new Chief Operating Officer

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Nautilus International Holding Corp. has announced the appointment of Michael F. Giove as its chief operating officer, effective Oct. 29, 2012. Reporting directly to Chairman, President & CEO James R. Callahan, Giove will be responsible for all operationa Read More »

Financial results trending

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Financial results continue to trend "strong and up to the right," Executive Director Len Waterworth reported at a meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. Read More »

FMC Chairman Lidinsky to speak on critical maritime issues at CONECT’s Northeast Cargo Symposium

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Richard Lidinsky, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), has confirmed that his first public speaking engagement following the upcoming Presidential election will be at the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) Northeast Cargo Read More »

Port of Halifax, CN work together to drive Asia business development

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax and CN have reinforced their business development efforts in Asia with the recent appointment of new commercial representatives in the region. Read More »

Port of Virginia and CSAV agree on five-year extension

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA), announced that a five-year contract extension with Chilean shipper CSAV (Compania Sudamericana de Vapores) has been agreed upon. Read More »

GCS adds new feeder and short-sea links

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Global Container Service Group (GCS) has added new feeder and short-sea links to the list of services calling at the NUTEP terminal in Novorossiysk. Both GCS and NUTEP are members of the Delo Group. Read More »

Globe Express Services (Overseas Group) expands Saudi Arabia operations

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Globe Express Services (Overseas Group), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced the opening of its Dammam Terminal Yard in Saudi Arabia (KSA), a 23,000 sqm facility that includes an open storage area, warehouses, and office b Read More »

Nearly 2,000 attend first day of Port of Long Beach’s train tours

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Close to 2,000 people attended the first day of the Port of Long Beach’s train tours. The free event was designed to give the public a rare inside look into Port operations, and was booked within days of being announced earlier in the month. Read More »

Port Everglades welcomes largest cargo ship in port’s history


AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The largest containerized cargo ship in Port Everglades’ history, equal to the size of an air craft carrier, is called at the South Florida seaport on, Monday, October 22. Read More »

PTP wins Asia Pacific

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) was named the winner of the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific “Green Terminal Operator of the Year” award as part of the Frost & Sullivan Annual Best Practices Awards which “identify exemplary achievements within a multi Read More »

DP World sells stake in Russian firm for $230 million

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai port operator DP World sold its quarter stake in a Russian container terminal to Global Ports Investment for $230 million, as part of efforts to dispose of non-core assets. Read More »

Hong Kong makes its biggest seizure of illegal ivory

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong seized HK$26.7 million ($3.5 million) of ivory tusks and ornaments smuggled from Africa, authorities said, the territory's largest ever seizure of illicit ivory that is still widely sought despite an international ban. Read More »

Port of Oakland Announces Important Management Assignments

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland took action today to ensure continuity of business operations. Effective immediately, Executive Director (Acting) Deborah Ale Flint made the following management assignments: Read More »

Premium Article  Antwerp eyes bigger role in Far East and other trade lanes

Leo Ryan | October 18, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Among the northern European ports on the Le Havre-Hamburg range, Antwerp has in recent years become a bigger factor on various world trade lanes and is now going after the significant markets opening up for the new generation of mega-containerships thanks Read More »

Premium Article  New names shine; Germany’s first deepwater container terminal has officially opened for business.

Paul Richardson | October 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Jade Weser Port, Wilhemshaven, operated by Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhemshaven GmbH & Co KG, a joint venture between, Eurogate GmbH & Co, KGaA, KG, the holding company of the Eurogate Group, and APMT Wilhelmshaven GmbH, an indirect fully-owned subsid Read More »

Premium Article  Californian ports hold their own

Paul Richardson | October 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Richardson, AJOT

California’s main container ports have managed to hold their own despite carrier capacity withdrawal programs. Read More »

Premium Article  California’s Secondary Ports

George Lauriat | October 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By George Lauriat, AJOT

California’s “secondary ports” are secondary in name only as they are first class in their contribution to the Golden State’s economy. Read More »