Ports & Terminals

Kenya police find record haul of smuggled ivory

AJOT | January 15, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Police in Kenya have seized two tons of ivory worth 100 million shillings ($1.15 million), the biggest haul on record in the east African country, officials said. Read More »

Long-time VIT CEO Dorto announces retirement after 34 years

AJOT | January 15, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The long-time leader of Virginia International Terminals (VIT), Joseph A. Dorto, has announced to the employees of VIT and the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) that he will be retiring at the end of March. Read More »

Port Equipment Manufacturers Assoc publishes study on the use & impact of OCR technologies in ports

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

>In the latest in a series of information papers from the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the Association has published a major new report on the adoption and impact of optical character recognition (OCR) technology in container ports and Read More »

Container business up 10% at South Carolina Ports in 2012

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) grew volume across business segments in calendar year 2012, closing a year marked by new carrier services, progress on the inland port in Greer and major advancements on Charleston's harbor deepening project. Read More »

Giumarra Berries picks Port of Savannah

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Giumarra International Berry has begun moving fresh blueberries from Chile through the Port of Savannah to better serve Atlanta and other Southeastern markets. The first shipment of South American blueberries arrived Jan. 8. Read More »

China’s Cosco eyeing bid for Greece’s largest port

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Chinese shipping group Cosco is considering investing one billion euros in Greece's largest port at Piraeus (OLP), which is on the government's privatizations agenda, financial daily Imerisia said. Read More »

Robust December helps Port of Virginia complete second best year in its history

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The recently completed year will go down as the second-best year in the history of The Port of Virginia in terms of cargo volume, with the port posting increases in seven categories it uses to measure cargo moving across the state-owned terminals. Read More »

Oversized brewery tanks offloaded at the 
Port of Wilmington, DE for Victory Brewing Co.

AJOT | January 10, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware handled the discharge of 18 oversized brewery tanks with a total weight of 268 tons for Victory Brewing Company’s new brewery in Parkesburg, Chester County, PA. Based in Downingtown, PA, Victory Brewing Company is a premie Read More »

Konecranes presents the world’s first hybrid reach stacker

AJOT | January 10, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has introduced the world's first hybrid reach stacker for container handling, with a lifting capacity of 45 tons. The SMV 4531 TB5 HLT features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, an electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor b Read More »

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

AJOT | January 10, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

he Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Saga Fortune commanded by Capt. Dinyar S. Pochkhanawala of India on her maiden voyage to the United States on December 29, 2012. Read More »

PD Ports welcomes the world’s first purpose built wind turbine installation vessel into Hartlepool

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has welcomed the world's first purpose built wind turbine installation vessel into the Port of Hartlepool. This is first time PD Ports has handled a vessel of this size at the Port of Hartlepool. Read More »

Port of New Orleans operations unaffected by low Mississippi River conditions in the Midwest

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Low water levels in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River are not affecting operations within the Port of New Orleans, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has maintained the Congressionally-authorized 45-foot deep channel on the Lower Mississippi Riv Read More »

Supply chain stakeholders urge port contract before February 6 deadline

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

A diverse coalition of over 120 local, state and national stakeholders, ranging from farmers and manufacturers to retailers and wholesalers - representing the totality of the global supply chain - sent a letter to the International Longshoremen's Associat Read More »

Zepol’s data shows 2012 imports increase 1.2% from 2011

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. vessel imports have risen a slight 1.2% in 2012. This was a total of over 17.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot-containers) imported, or roughly 200,000 more containers than 2011. Slow Read More »

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenue rises to $424.6 million in December

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Revenue from Egypt's Suez Canal - widely viewed as a barometer of world trade - rose 4 percent to $424.6 million in December compared to the previous month, the state information portal said. Read More »

Construction begins on new bridge at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Officials recently celebrated the kickoff of construction on a $1 billion project to replace the primary bridge at the Port of Long Beach, a four-year effort that will enhance a critical link in the nation's trade system and improve an important transport Read More »

Panama Canal issues notice to proceed to build bridge on the Atlantic side

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

On January 8, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued the notice to proceed to VINCI Construction Grands Projects to build a bridge on the Atlantic side of the Canal. Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.9% y/y in December

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port saw its container volume rise 3.9 percent in December from a year earlier, data issued by the port's operator showed, cementing its position as the world's busiest container port. Read More »

Longoria appointed Chairman of Houston Port Commission

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

Janiece M. Longoria was appointed Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by a joint session of the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council. She has served on the Port Commission on behalf of the City of Hou Read More »

YICT achieves 100 million TEU milestone in less than two decades

AJOT | January 07, 2013 | Ports & Terminals

On January 8th, 2013, Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) handled its 100 millionth TEU, a record it achieved in a mere 18.5 years. This milestone follows YICT’s 2007 performance when it became the world’s first container terminal to reach an Read More »