Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans to reopen today

AJOT | August 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Coast Guard will reopen the Mississippi River today with only a few restrictions allowing the Carnival Elation cruise ship to return to the Port of New Orleans’ Erato Street Cruise Terminal. Read More »

Port of New Orleans officials to assess Hurricane Isaac damage

AJOT | August 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans officials continue to work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to determine when the Mississippi River could reopen following slow-moving Hurricane Isaac. Read More »

US grain elevators shut, barges halted as Isaac nears

AJOT | August 27, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. grain elevators on the Gulf coast were shut and barges carrying grain and other goods on the lower Mississippi River were halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Cargo operations to cease today as Port of New Orleans readies for Isaac

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo terminals within the Port of New Orleans will cease operations by 5 p.m. today as Port personnel and terminal operators finish storm preparedness procedures in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Cargo operations to cease today as Port of New Orleans readies for Isaac

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo terminals within the Port of New Orleans will cease operations by 5 p.m. today as Port personnel and terminal operators finish storm preparedness procedures in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes continue to thrive in Russia

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. recently delivered and commissioned two panamax STS cranes in Vladivostok and has taken orders for further STS cranes to be delivered to Novorossiysk and St. Petersburg.

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GIE Nouméa Port and Vale NC go live with Tideworks’ Solutions at New Caledonia facilities

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that both Vale New Caledonia, at Prony Port in New Caledonia, and GIE Nouméa Port, also in New Caledonia, have gone live w Read More »

Grays Harbor celebrates Chrysler’s booming exports

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Representatives from Siem Car Carriers, Port of Grays Harbor, and The Pasha Group welcomed Chrysler executives William Cook, Mike Dezenski and John Griffin at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the Port on August 22. The celebration recognizes the 100,000 Read More »

Growth in throughput for Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2012, 222 million tonnes of cargo was handled in the port of Rotterdam, 3.2% up on the first half of 2011. Incoming trade rose by 1% to 155 million tonnes and outgoing trade by 8% to 66 million tonnes. Bulk throughput increased by 5% Read More »

Panjiva launches Maritime Monitor to provide enhanced port and shipment data

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Panjiva, the leading intelligence platform for global trade professionals, has announced the availability of a new product, Maritime Monitor. This product is designed to meet the trade analysis and lead generation requirements for the maritime industry. T Read More »

Port of Long Beach awards greenhouse gas reduction grants

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on August 20, awarded a total of $5.4 million to nonprofit groups, agencies and Port tenants to fund 28 projects that will reduce, avoid or capture emissions of greenhouse gases. Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver posts healthy growth at 2012 mid-year

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Canada's largest and most diverse port has released its 2012 mid-year results, posting healthy continued growth of 6 per cent overall. The 2012 mid-year statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 62.3 million tonnes of cargo through the end Read More »

Makes change to Army Corps permit application for Bayport Ship Channel improvements

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

At a special meeting, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority took action on two important matters, the Port Authority’s application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit for improvements to the Bayport Ship Channel, and the Port A Read More »

Brazil sugar vessel lineup lightens, no strike impact

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar in Brazil fell to 73 from 80 a week earlier and a slew of strikes has not affected movement in the midst of harvesting the 2012/2013 crop, Williams shipping agents said. Read More »

July is another record-setting month at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 180,384 TEUs in July, an increase of 8 percent when compared with totals from July 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 1,175,111 TEUs vs. 1,110,983 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8 percent Read More »

HRCP II accepting motor carriers

AJOT | August 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Drivers encouraged to complete sign-up before the October deadline. Read More »

Brazil LLX subsidiary to issue $370 million reais in bonds

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The port-focused subsidiary of Brazilian logistics firm LLX Logistica SA, controlled by Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista, will issue 750 million reais ($369.82 million) in 15-year bonds to finance the building of a terminal, LLX said in a securities fil Read More »

Logistec acquires CrossGlobe Transport

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Corporation, a marine and environmental services provider,has announced that it has acquired, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Logistec USA Inc., 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of CrossGlobe Transport, Ltd. (“CrossGlobe”). Read More »

Inaugural homeport call affirms value of Maersk-Rickmers’ Service

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Illinois, one of the newest vessels in Maersk Line, Limited’s (MLL) fleet, made her first homeport call last week in Norfolk, Virginia. MLL hosted ship tours and a private reception to commemorate its arrival with special guests from government and Read More »

Port of San Diego first stop for shipment of cars from Mexico

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

More than 1,000 Volkswagen Beetles and Jettas recently arrived at the Port of San Diego's National City Marine Terminal, demonstrating the potential of regularly scheduled service for car shipments coming from Mexico. Read More »