Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach OKs pact for new oil terminal

AJOT | March 10, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners today approved a letter of intent with Vopak Terminals North America Inc. to study development of a 28-acre site on Pier T as a deep-water terminal for crude oil and petroleum products including gasoline. Read More »

ICTSI 2012 net income grows 10% to US$143.2 million

AJOT | March 10, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported consolidated audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2012, posting revenue from port operations of US$729.3 million, 10 percent higher than the US$664.8 million reported Read More »

Choked Kenya port embodies challenge for new president

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's congested Port of Mombasa, where thousands of cargo containers destined for across east Africa lie stacked high in the sun, is a potent symbol of the economic challenge facing the winner of this week's presidential election. Read More »

Horizon Lines joins Port of Philadelphia’s roster of services

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has announced that Horizon Lines, a respected and long-established ocean carrier, will begin a weekly vessel service between the Port of Philadelphia and San Juan, Puerto R Read More »

Longshoremen reach tentative deal at NY, NJ ports

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Longshoremen in New York and New Jersey, who handle shipments at the largest port on the U.S. East Coast, have reached a tentative six-year labor agreement with the New York Shippers Association, both sides said. Read More »

One protester killed in clashes in Egypt’s Port Said

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

One protester was shot dead when clashes between police and demonstrators in the Egyptian city of Port Said, as the country struggles with deepening security problems during its turbulent transition to democracy. Read More »

Port of Lake Charles to lease 90 acres to Magnolia LNG

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Lake Charles Commissioners has approved an option for a long-term lease agreement on 90 acres with Magnolia LNG, an Australian-based energy company that plans to build a $2.2 billion export facility that will produce 4 million metric tons of lique Read More »

Port project a national example of environmental justice analysis

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The environmental justice analysis done for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project was selected recently by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an example of best practices in the new evolving field. Read More »

Triple-E, world’s largest vessels will call DCT Gdansk as from August 2013

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

DCT has announced starting August 2013 it will handle state of the art, 18.000 TEU capacity “Triple-E” vessels from Maersk Line. This efficient type of vessel, will call for the first time at DCT Gdansk during her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. DCT G Read More »

Yusen Terminals Inc. recieves PMA first place Safety Awards for Excellence

AJOT | March 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) was honored with two First Place Safety Awards at the recent Pacific Maritime Association’s 64th Annual Safety Awards Banquet held in Long Beach, CA. YTI won 1st Place for the 2012 Southern California Area Class “A” Container O Read More »

DP World sells Hong Kong assets for $742 million

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Ports operator DP World Limited is selling its stakes in two container terminals and a logistics centre in Hong Kong for $742 million as part of a rejig of assets in favour of fast-growing emerging markets. Read More »

Dukal, OHL enter Savannah market

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Dukal Corporation, a leading supplier of disposable medical products, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its major port of entry, and established new distribution center space in Savannah’s Foreign Trade Zone. Read More »

Seattle union appeals environmental ruling on proposed Sonics arena

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

A Seattle port workers union has appealed a court ruling that a $490 million sports arena planned to house the city's sorely missed National Basketball Association franchise does not violate Washington state environmental laws, the union's lawyer said. Read More »

Union files unfair labor charge over United Grain lockout

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) filed an unfair labor practice charge against United Grain Corp (UGC) after its members were locked out of the company's Vancouver, Washington, grain export terminal last week. Read More »

Oceanic Iron’s shipborne strategy sets it apart

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

For the dozens of junior miners with properties along the iron belt of Eastern Canada, rail is the key to unlocking the potential of their remote assets. Oceanic Iron Ore Corp is one of the few exceptions. Read More »

The Buenaventura Container Terminal invests 
$3.5 million in new technology

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Buenaventura Container Terminal (TCBuen) in Colombia, part of Grup Maritim TCB, is the first terminal in Latin America to implement new OCR systems, Match Maker and DGPS on quay and yard cranes, as well as in processes of gate entry and exit. The inve Read More »

Genk first Flemish terminal to join InlandLinks

AJOT | March 04, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The container terminal at the Port of Genk (Belgium) has joined InlandLinks. This brings the total number of terminals to 32: 26 in the Netherlands, 3 in Germany and 2 in Belgium. The terminal in Genk is trimodal and has a capacity, on the water side, of Read More »

Northern European ports spearhead move to gas as ship fuel

AJOT | March 04, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

North European ports are leading a switch to natural gas as a cleaner way to power ships than burning oil-based bunker fuel, while regulation and cost benefits are likely to convince other sectors to follow in coming years. Read More »

Maritime Administrator Matsuda tours Port of Brownsville

AJOT | March 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator David Matsuda recently toured the site of a planned marine cargo dock at the Port of Brownsville that will help transform this vital port into a hub for international trade. The proposed infr Read More »

Officials break ground on South Carolina inland port

AJOT | March 03, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Progress on a new inland port in Greer, South Carolina has taken a significant step forward, as more than 250 port users, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials came together to break ground at the site. Read More »