Ports & Terminals

Russia’s Novorossiisk to build Black Sea port vegoils facility

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Russia's Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port Group (NCSP) said it has signed an agreement with state trader United Grain Company to build a vegetable oils facility at the Black Sea port with capacity to store and ship up to 2 million tons a year. Read More »

NZ’s Port of Tauranga H1 profits up on asset sale, higher cargo

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

New Zealand's Port of Tauranga Ltd reported a surge in its first half profit to a record level due to higher cargo volumes and one-off gains from an asset sale. Read More »

New STS crane concept, designed for finger pier applications.

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Grup TCB and Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. have created an innovative crane design tailor made for best performance from the jetty pier in Nemrut Bay/Aliaga, Turkey, where Grup TCB operates its container terminal TCEEGE. Until now, in order to service co Read More »

NYK Group Americas Inc. announces Burgoyne as the Ceres Terminals new President & CEO

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

NYK Group Americas Inc. has announced W. Patrick Burgoyne as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceres Terminals Incorporated, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Burgoyne has served since 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Yusen Terminals Inc Read More »

January box volume up nearly 8% at Port of Charleston

AJOT | February 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Container volume in the Port of Charleston rose 7.7 percent in January compared to the same month last year, with 121,286 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled last month. Read More »

Brazil dockers end China ship protest; port strike threat

AJOT | February 19, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian dock workers in Santos ended a two-day occupation of a Chinese ship in protest at port modernization plans, as unions threatened a national port strike over the government plan which they fear will cost jobs and cut wages. Read More »

ISS warns of impact on crew logistics services following major strike by Iberia airlines

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of a likely impact on crew logistics services in all Spanish ports after the main unions for Iberia airlines called a five day national strike in Spain from 18th Read More »

KION Group and Konecranes collaborate in the container handling business

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The KION Group, one of the two leading global manufacturers of industrial trucks, and Konecranes, a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™ have announced that Konecranes has agreed to buy certain assets of the container handling truck business of Lind Read More »

Brazil port reform protesters occupy Chinese ship

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian port workers in Santos occupied a Chinese ship in protest against the government's plan to modernize the country's ports, the head of the main labor union representing the protesters said. Read More »

Dredging biggest headache for Mozambique’s Beira port

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Constant silting and shifting underwater sandbanks at the Mozambican port of Beira require daily dredging, hampering efforts to build the Indian Ocean port into a major minerals export hub, the port's managing director said. Read More »

Novorossiisk port CEO rejects poor management charge

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Russia's largest port group denied claims of mismanagement and under investment by shareholder Transneft as the pipeline monopoly prepared to fight fellow shareholder Summa for control of oil export ports. Read More »

Port of Charleston truck upgrade effort gets $145,000 in grant funds

AJOT | February 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The first-in-the-Southeast port truck replacement program, run by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), has received $145,000 in additional federal grant funding to help continue reducing related air emissions across the Charleston area. Read More »

Port of Virginia starts 2013 in positive territory

AJOT | February 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia has started 2013 on a positive note having handled 4,466 more TEUs in January when compared with totals from the same month last year. Read More »

Craney Island work becomes visible as containment dikes break surface of Elizabeth River

AJOT | February 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The two southern-most dikes needed for the development of Craney Island Marine Terminal are now above water-level as the massive structures began poking through the Elizabeth River’s low-tide line in early February. Read More »

Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors welcomes new Director

AJOT | February 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Port Authority is pleased to welcome Lantz Siteman to its board of directors. Read More »

Port of Long Beach sees January cargo jump

AJOT | February 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volumes at the Port of Long Beach surged in January with 17.5 percent more containers overall ― including a 19.5 percent jump in imports and an 8.2 percent rise in exports ― compared to the same month one year ago. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion to benefit US refiners

AJOT | February 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Crude oil and refined products such as gasoline and diesel have become the second-largest commodity shipped through the Panama Canal, overtaking grains and second only to container traffic, according to the Panama Canal Authority (PCA). Read More »

Bedding business chooses Port of Charleston for East Coast operations

AJOT | February 12, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The fastest-growing memory foam company in the nation has chosen the Port of Charleston to handle its East Coast business. Read More »

Logistics leaders detail strides in sustainability

AJOT | February 12, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Leaders from around the logistics industry detailed important shifts in sustainable practices at the 2013 Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) last week. Read More »

Maritime Administration study finds Great Lake shipping showing signs of recovery

AJOT | February 12, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Overall U.S. maritime cargo volumes in the Great Lakes region are recovering from extreme lows experienced in 2009, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. Read More »