Ports & Terminals

July is another record-setting month at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 180,384 TEUs in July, an increase of 8 percent when compared with totals from July 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 1,175,111 TEUs vs. 1,110,983 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8 percent Read More »

HRCP II accepting motor carriers

AJOT | August 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Drivers encouraged to complete sign-up before the October deadline. Read More »

Brazil LLX subsidiary to issue $370 million reais in bonds

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The port-focused subsidiary of Brazilian logistics firm LLX Logistica SA, controlled by Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista, will issue 750 million reais ($369.82 million) in 15-year bonds to finance the building of a terminal, LLX said in a securities fil Read More »

Premium Article  Sydport - Greenfields Aren’t Forever

George Lauriat | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

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Premium Article  Hong Kong’s Box Terminals

Paul Richardson | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Richardson, AJOT

Hong Kong's box terminals have fallen from the number one slot to number three in world throughput totals with the rise of Mainland China's own ports. It's a challenge for the region to maintain its role as a logistic h Read More »

Premium Article  Hong Kong Redux?

George Lauriat | August 12, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

By George Lauriat, AJOT

On June 27th, the Hong Kong Special Administrative zone celebrated the 15th anniversary of reunification with China. While a decade and a half of exemplary economic performance has sparkled against the West's tepid resul Read More »

Premium Article  Baltimore partnership pleases Ports America’s Montgomery

Paul Scott Abbott | August 12, 2012 | People | Interviews | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

Mark Montgomery, president and chief executive officer of Ports America Chesapeake, has reason to be proud of the public-private partnership of his firm with the Maryland Port Administration for the operation of the P Read More »

Premium Article  Discretionary cargo strategy for Port of Baltimore still in works

Karen Thuermer | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer

The Port of Baltimore has a lot it could gain from CSX's National Gateway. For one, it would put another asset in this port's already overflowing satchel.

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Premium Article  Business at Baltimore is hot, and foul weather might be coming

Karen Thuermer | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

James J. White, Maryland Port Authority (MPA) executive director, is enthusiastic about the Port of Baltimore. "We're coming off a great year," he cheers.

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Logistec acquires CrossGlobe Transport

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Corporation, a marine and environmental services provider,has announced that it has acquired, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Logistec USA Inc., 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of CrossGlobe Transport, Ltd. (“CrossGlobe”). Read More »

Inaugural homeport call affirms value of Maersk-Rickmers’ Service

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Illinois, one of the newest vessels in Maersk Line, Limited’s (MLL) fleet, made her first homeport call last week in Norfolk, Virginia. MLL hosted ship tours and a private reception to commemorate its arrival with special guests from government and Read More »

Port of San Diego first stop for shipment of cars from Mexico

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

More than 1,000 Volkswagen Beetles and Jettas recently arrived at the Port of San Diego's National City Marine Terminal, demonstrating the potential of regularly scheduled service for car shipments coming from Mexico. Read More »

Appeals Court rules in favor of Port of Houston Authority

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling and rendered judgment against Zachry Construction Corporation in a suit the company filed in 2006 against the Port of Houston Authority. A trial court previously awarded Zachry $19,662,697 for Read More »

ICTSI 1st half net income up 17% to US$70.3 million

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the six months ended 30 June 30 2012 posting first half revenues from port operations of US$345.0 million, eight percent higher than the US$3 Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Vancouver USA Strategy Enhances Bulk, Break Bulk And Project Cargoes

Stas Margaronis | August 07, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Vancouver USA is a Port with a plan. Not a plan to build another box port but a strategy to maximize the port’s break-bulk opportunities. Is this a model for other US ports?

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New berth at Mombasa seen increasing cargo traffic

AJOT | August 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's main port of Mombasa will start handling higher volumes by the end of this year after the completion of a new 5 billion shilling ($59.31 million) berth. Read More »

Shanghai Port container throughput falls 1.8% y/y in July

AJOT | August 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume in July fall 1.8 percent from a year earlier, a rare contraction in activity, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Liebherr to supply 1 super post Panamax crane to DP World Melbourne

AJOT | August 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. recently secured an order from DP World Melbourne for the supply of one (1) Ship-to-Shore Container Crane to the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Read More »

Clean Air Action Plan awards announced by ports
six goods

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

-movement companies recognized for fighting air pollution

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles recognized six companies with Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards for exemplary efforts to reduce air pollution from their local maritime and goods Read More »

BHP Billiton plays down talk of delay to Australian port project

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

BHP Billiton has played down suggestions that it could delay its $20 billion Port Hedland harbor expansion as softening demand and stubbornly high costs force miners to review spending plans. Read More »