Ports & Terminals

Port Hedland iron ore shipments climb 17% in May

AJOT | June 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Iron ore shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland rose by 17 percent in May from the previous month, according to port authority data released. Read More »

Port of Long Beach honors shipping lines for environmental leadership


AJOT | June 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach honored 14 top ocean carriers as the “best of the best” in the Port’s Green Flag environmental program. Read More »

Exxaro looks at port and rail expansion in Congo

AJOT | June 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South African diversified miner Exxaro will upgrade a railway line in the Republic of Congo to transport at least 10 million tonnes a year by 2016 as it moves to exploit its recently acquired Myoko iron ore project, an official said. Read More »

Shanghai Port container throughput up 2.8% y/y in May

AJOT | June 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 2.8 percent in May from a year earlier, continuing the modest growth seen in the past few months, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Strike ends at Brazil’s largest port

AJOT | May 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Loading and unloading operations resumed at Brazil's biggest port, port authorities and a labor group said, after stevedores ended a one-day stoppage the previous day in protest of rule changes limiting how many shifts they could work. Read More »

The Port of Stockton receives grant funding to maintain Its deep water channel

AJOT | May 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In May, the Port of Stockton was awarded a $7.2 million portion of the San Joaquin County's California Transportation Commission grant funding obtained from a combination of Proposition 1B, federal funding and various state and federal transportation acco Read More »

PD Ports achieves environmental management system recognition

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has recently been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification, one of the first UK ports businesses to achieve this qualification. Read More »

Port of Antwerp invests $31 mlllion in India’s Essar Ports

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

India's Essar Ports said Belgium's Port of Antwerp has infused 1.75 billion rupees ($31.35 million) into the company, as it looks to expand in the country. Read More »

APM Terminals gains China Shipping cargoes

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping Container Line Company, the world’s 8th-largest container shipping company by capacity, will begin cargo service to the US Gulf Coast and Florida through a slot charter arrangement on the weekly Pacific Express 3 string operated by CMA-CGM, Read More »

DCT leads in implementing strategic vision for CEE container industry

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Important investments in port infrastructure and the dynamic growth of Polish container industry is an opportunity for Poland to position itself as the major gateway to Russia and the Central-Eastern European countries. Geographical proximity to Russia an Read More »

Long Beach Harbor Commission approves ‘Green Ship’ program

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a Port incentive program aimed at improving air quality by attracting the world's newest and cleanest vessels. The Green Ship Award Program will pay operators as much as $6,000 per ship visit for b Read More »

Shanghai Port throughout growth to slow this year

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, will likely see throughput growth slow to 2 to 3 percent this year from around 9 percent last year, said Zhuge Yujie, president of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co Ltd. Read More »

Shenhua to spend $602 mlllion on new coal loading berths

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China Shenhua Energy said it has received approval to build a 3.82 billion yuan ($602.05 million) coal loading facility in eastern China as the country's largest coal producer further beefs up its coal transportation capability. Read More »

APM Terminals gains China Shipping cargoes

AJOT | May 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping Container Line Company, the world’s 8th-largest container shipping company by capacity, will begin cargo service to the US Gulf Coast and Florida through a slot charter arrangement on the weekly Pacific Express 3 string operated by CMA-CGM, Read More »

New center for project cargo in port of Rotterdam

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group intend renovating and redesigning the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven. This will involve the drastic renewal and considerable expansion of the current ‘Heavy Lift Centre’ for the stor Read More »

Six Konecranes RTGs successfully delivered to Brazilian container terminal

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has successfully delivered six RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes to container terminal operator TCP Paranagua in Brazil. This was Konecranes’ third RTG delivery to TCP, who now has sixteen Konecranes RTGs in their fleet. Read More »

APM Terminals offers Virginia billion dollar port deal

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals of Portsmouth, Va., has submitted a proposal to the Commonwealth of Virginia for a strategic partnership with the Port of Virginia. Read More »

Port of Houston affects one million jobs, $178.5 billion
of total economic activity

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority received the results of the study, based on 2011 data and prepared by Dr. John C. Martin, president of Martin Associates. For the past 26 years, Martin has provided more than 500 economic, market and p Read More »

Georgia ports set ro/ro record

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority marked a record month in April for autos and the fourth busiest month in the Authority’s history for total tonnage. Read More »

Louisiana ports play an important role in the state’s economic picture

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

“More than 396,000 Louisiana jobs are tied directly to a statewide maritime community spearheaded by the 30-plus deepwater and shallow-water ports spread throughout the state,” said Louisiana State University Alumni Economist Dr. James Richardson in a pre Read More »