Ports & Terminals

Port of Albany’s new project cargo is modular housing

AJOT | January 30, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Known for its expertise in handling project/heavy life and multi-dimensional cargo, the Port of Albany is now shipping modular housing to an Exxon/Mobile off-shore drilling project in Newfoundland. Read More »

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports

AJOT | January 30, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime services provider, is advising of 48 hour strike action in Greece by the Seamen's Union from 0600 on Thursday 31 August until 0600 on Saturday 2 February 2013. Read More »

Egypt’s Suez Canal to raise fees from May

AJOT | January 30, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said it was raising fees on shipping through the waterway by between 2 and 5 percent starting on May 1, boosting revenues for the cash-strapped government. Read More »

East coast port watch: it’s time to strike a deal

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

NRF and other leading supply chain stakeholders have repeatedly called on the ILA and USMX to stay at the negotiation table until a new, long-term deal is struck. This has also included appeals to President Obama to invoke the authority of the Taft-Hartle Read More »

Multinational institutions visit Panama Canal expansion site

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Representatives from the five multilateral institutions that have signed agreements for the financing of the Panama Canal Expansion Program took part in the annual visit organized to oversee the program's progress. Read More »

As Suez cities burn, canal shipping sails on, for now

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Egypt's army has stepped forward from its new place in the shadows of the fledgling democracy and pledged to defend the state after a week of bloody street violence in cities along the Suez Canal. Read More »

VPA cuts air emissions from terminals while increasing volume

AJOT | January 29, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) continues to reduce the amount of air pollution coming from its terminals in the Hampton Roads Harbor as a result of steps the agency has taken modernize equipment, utilize low-emissions diesel fuel and incentivize the us Read More »

Kenya’s Mombasa port traffic up 10% in 2012

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Container traffic through Kenya's biggest port grew by 9.9 percent in 2012, boosted by an expansion program, the port's management said. Read More »

More than 300 barges delayed by Mississippi River closure

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

More than 300 barges were awaiting passage through a closed section of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi. This follows the recent incident when two tanker barges struck a railroad bridge and one leaked an unknown amount of oil into the ri Read More »

Most port operations continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez - despite state of emergency

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime services provider, is advising that most port operations are currently continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, and canal convoys have not been interrupted despite ongoing disturbances in E Read More »

Cosan says roof to shield Brazil sugar terminal by 2014

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Top world sugar and ethanol producer Cosan aims to have a new roof in place by April 2014 to shield vessels at its terminal at Brazil's Santos port, an executive said, which would increase shipments by around 40 percent. Read More »

DP World sees 2012 profit in-line with forecasts

AJOT | January 28, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai port operator DP World, the world's third largest port operator, said it expected 2012 profits to be in line with analysts' forecasts despite a 1.4 percent drop in consolidated container volumes for the year. Read More »

Brogan promoted to Managing Director at Port of Corpus Christi

AJOT | January 27, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Corpus Christi Commissioners announced today Frank Brogan, former Deputy Port Director - Engineering, Finance and Administration Services, will assume the role of Managing Director effectively immediately. “Frank has been a highly effective membe Read More »

GPA achieves strong December numbers

AJOT | January 27, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority ended calendar year 2012 with a strong December, marking an 11.7 percent increase in total tonnage across all terminals, and a 21.8 percent increase in auto and machinery units compared to December 2011. Read More »

Port Freeport receives positive Chief’s report on Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project

AJOT | January 27, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

After eleven years of working with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on a Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project (FHCIP), Port Freeport received a positive report from the Chief of Engineers to deepen and widen the Freeport channel. The repo Read More »

Panama economic activity jumps 10.4% in November

AJOT | January 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Panama's economy expanded 10.4 percent in November compared to the same month in 2011, on continued gains in construction, mining and the quarrying industry, the government's statistics agency said. Read More »

Port of Mobile ramps up intermodal rail project

AJOT | January 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority's board of directors at its January meeting, approved two measures that will bring the port's new intermodal rail facility closer to reality. The board authorized expenditures for the construction, inspection and testing Read More »

CMA CGM and CMHI have signed an agreement for the sale and purchase of 49 % of Terminal Link

AJOT | January 24, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM and China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited ("CMHI") have announced on January 25th 2013 that they have signed the Share Purchase Agreement regarding the sale of 49% equity interest in Terminal Link for € 400 million. Following so Read More »

CSX expects shipment volume decline to halt in 1st quarter

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

CSX Corp, the No. 2 U.S. railroad, said a decline in shipment volumes could come to a halt in the first quarter of 2013 despite weak demand for coal. Read More »

Bunn Fertiliser expands to Teesport

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Bunn Fertiliser Limited has signed deal with PD Ports to help supply its Scottish and northern UK customers with urea and Koch Advanced Nitrogen® fertiliser products. Read More »