Ports & Terminals

Charleston container traffic up 12% in November

AJOT | December 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Container traffic at the Port of Charleston was up nearly 12 percent in November, in results announced at today's regular South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board meeting. Read More »

‘Container Cliff’ imminent as contract negotiations break down

AJOT | December 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals


The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on the breakdown of contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United St Read More »

JAXPORT Board appoints Interim CEO

AJOT | December 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors unanimously named long-time maritime executive Roy Schleicher as interim Chief Executive Officer. The board also initiated the process for hiring an executive search firm to identify candidates to fill t Read More »

COSCO, China Merchants get nod to buy Taiwan terminal stake

AJOT | December 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Taiwan's Investment Commission approved China's investment of $135 million to take a 30 percent stake in a container terminal operated by Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, the first port investment across the Taiwan Strait. Read More »

Novorossiysk port cargo up 2.7% in 11 months

AJOT | December 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group, a major outlet for oil and grain exports from Russia, said total cargo turnover rose 2.7 percent in the January-November period to 146.8 million tons. It said oil products, ferrous metals and grain were among the f Read More »

Chilean Ambassador Bulnes and Governor Markell welcome arrival of the first Chilean fruit vessel

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Chilean Ambassador Bulnes and Governor Markell welcome arrival of the first Chilean fruit vessel for the 2012-2013 season at the Port of Wilmington, DE

Chilean Ambassador Felipe Bulnes, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Chile’s Exporters Association ( Read More »

African Minerals scraps plan for new port, expects to save $1 billion

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

African Minerals Ltd will expand its existing rail and port infrastructure rather than build a new port to serve its flagship iron ore mine in Sierra Leone, a move, the company said, will save it about $1 billion. Read More »

CHS to double South America agriculture operations in 5 years

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

After closing three important deals in Brazil in 2012, U.S.-based agribusiness cooperative CHS Inc aims to more than double its grain and oilseed business in South America in five years, the firm's regional director said in an interview. Read More »

NRF urges President Obama to intervene in port negotiations


AJOT | December 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has sent a letter to President Obama to express the retail industry's growing concern if a contract agreement isn't reached between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. T Read More »

Fertilizer start-up bets Brazil will remain congested

AJOT | December 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Poor roads, ports, and other aging infrastructure have long been a key element of the so-called "Brazil cost" - the bottlenecks and other inefficiencies that make the country an expensive place to do business. Read More »

FEC and Port Everglades sign joint agreement to promote new 42.5-acre facility as global gateway

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Anticipating its new 42.5-acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility to become a major international and domestic freight hub for South Florida. The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) signed a joint marketing agreement with Port Everglades to pr Read More »

Govenor Jindal appoints transportation executive to Port of New Orleans Board

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Michael W. Kearney to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. He will serve a five-year term, succeeding John Fay, one of four Orleans Parish members on the regional Board, which governs Port operations in Or Read More »

GPA unveils North America’s first ERTG

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

he Georgia Ports Authority has unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this cleaner and more efficient method of operation. The new technology reduces fuel consumption Read More »

Zepol’s data shows US vessel imports are down from October to November by 12.8%

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company reports that U.S. import volume in November, measured in TEUs (twenty-foot-containers), is down 12.8% from October and another 15.2% from November of last year. The total number of TEUs imported fo Read More »

Brazil ports starved of investment, buried in red tape-group

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's ports are among the slowest and most costly in the world due poor infrastructure, high taxes, excessive red-tape and deficient road and rail access, the country's private transport sector said in a report. Read More »

Canada plans to sell Ridley Terminals in British Columbia

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Canadian government plans to sell Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal corporation that operates a bulk-handling facility at the British Columbian port of Prince Rupert, junior finance minister Ted Menzies announced. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Saga Future on her maiden voyage

AJOT | December 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Saga Future commanded by Capt. Umesh C. Sharma of India on her maiden voyage to the United States on November 19, 2012.


The S Read More »

November continues strong results in a ‘Great Year’ at the Port of Houston

AJOT | December 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Financially, November was a good month and 2012 a "great year," Executive Director Len Waterworth said in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its regular monthly meeting. Read More »

Konecranes delivers ten RTGs to ports and cargo handling services terminal in Lagos, Nigeria

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has successfully delivered ten Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to Ports and Cargo Handling Services (PCHS) Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria. PCHS, the port operations arm of the Nigerian Sifax Group, is a major player in port operations and r Read More »

Abu Dhabi terminals completes transition to Khalifa Port

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the strategic redirection of container traffic from the confines of downtown Abu Dhabi to a spacious new terminal 60 kilometres east of the city centre. Read More »