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Relative rise in container transshipment

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2009, the share of container transhipment (1) in the port of Rotterdam rose from 28% to 30%. (2) Because the total throughput declined with 10%, to 9.7 million TEU, transhipment volume dropped 2% to 2.9 million TEU. Read More »

Bruner and Newsome to receive Connie Awards from CII

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2010 East Coast-based Connie Awards to J. Russell Bruner, Chairman and CEO of Maersk Inc. and James I. Newsome III, President and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority. The eveni Read More »

SC Ports projects volume growth, $77 million in upgrades

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board approved its budget for the coming fiscal year, including more than $77 million in terminal upgrades and projections for a seven percent increase in container volume.

In the year starting Read More »

PortVision enhances vessel-tracking service

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, announced it has enhanced its web-based vessel tracking, management and analysis service to provide greater insight into vessel activities in most major U.S. port Read More »

Quay move for Felixstowe South cranes

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The first three ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe’s new Felixstowe South development. The cranes are the biggest of their type in the world, and are capable of handling future generations of container ships with 24 Read More »

Inland shipping fights back

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In the crisis year 2009, inland shipping strengthened its position in the hinterland transport of containers. Its share in the modal split of the port of Rotterdam rose from 30% to 33%. The previous time such a large gain was recorded, was in the previous Read More »

900 ton crane makes first lift at the Port of Mobile

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company has begun providing heavy lift barge crane services to cargo customers at the Port of Mobile. In the company’s first lift, the new 900T heavy lift crane transloaded to barge a 102 metric ton down coiler machine from Grieg Read More »

Russian dock workers threaten strike over wages

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Russian dock workers at St Petersburg and Tuapse ports owned by billionaire Vladimir Lisin may strike next month if wages are not increased, a union official said.

"A strike is possible," local united trade union spokesman Vasiliy Denisenko s Read More »

Nigeria’s West Africa Container Terminal volume up 18%

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer visits the Onne facility as emerging market strategy shows strength.

The Port of Onne's West Africa Container terminal (WACT) has recorded container volume growth of 18% through May 2010 as compared with the same Read More »

Konecranes closes factory in Windsor, WI, USA

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes will close its assembly plant in Windsor, WI, by the end of October 2010. Konecranes expects to book largely lease-related restructuring costs of EUR 3 million due to the factory closure in the second quarter of 2010. Read More »

China soy imports fill storage, delay unloading

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The large quantity of soybean cargoes arriving in China since late May has swamped ports and filled their storage to capacity, delaying unloading for newly-arrived soy cargoes, traders said.

China, the world's largest soy importer, is likely Read More »

Port Commissioner named to US committee on trade

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Maryland Port Administration (MPA) Commissioner Peta N. Richkus has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade by the Office the United States Trade Representative. The 29-member committee is Read More »

Port of Mobile remains open

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Mobile remains open to commercial traffic with no anticipated closures or delays expected from the DEEPWTER HORIZON oil spill. “We absolutely see no reason to close this port or divert traffic,” says James K. Lyons, director and CEO for the Al Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority wins Bronze Anvil Award

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) was awarded the coveted 2010 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader public rel Read More »

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