Ports & Terminals

Stray buoy lifts Brazil sugar vessel lineup

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar in Brazil jumped to 70 from 60 a week ago, after a channel buoy broke free and interupted ships moving through the main port of Santos for a day, Williams shipping agents said. Read More »

Liebherr to supply 2 rail mounted gantry cranes to freightliner terminal at Southampton

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. recently completed the manufacturing of two (2) Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes for the Freightliner Terminal, Southampton. The Cranes are due for installation in august 2012 and are replacement cranes for existing cranes operati Read More »

JAXPORT Board of Directors elects new officers

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) selected new board officers during its monthly meeting, electing Stephen D. Busey as chairman. Beginning July 1, 2012, he will assume the role from Reginald L. Gaffney who will continue t Read More »

JAXPORT now offers direct Central American container service via MSC

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has announced that the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has begun a new direct weekly service between Jacksonville’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal and the Central American ports of Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatem Read More »

NUTEP plans for expansion as volumes soar and new customers arrive

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

NUTEP, one of the leading container terminal operators in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, is to expand the capacity of its terminal there to accommodate on-going double-digit growth in the number of containers it is handling. Read More »

SC legislature commits $300 million to Charleston Harbor deepening

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In a strong show of support for the deepening of Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Legislature now has committed $300 million to fund the construction of a post-45-foot harbor project for the Port of Charleston. This allocation would cover the entire Read More »

Firms slow to move as global urban growth booms

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Businesses are failing to conduct the forensic research needed to capitalize on a wave of urbanization across emerging economies that is unprecedented in its speed and scale, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) said. Read More »

Panama Canal Authority Board announces revised tolls proposal

AJOT | June 27, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) announced that it has published a revised tolls proposal that defers the implementation date of new Canal tolls to October 2012 and October 2013. Read More »

Musaffah Port successfully handles heaviest cargo to date

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the most ambitious port operator in the Middle East region, announced a key milestone in its port operations by successfully handling the heaviest consignment to arrive at Musaffah Port, one of the key ports operated and manage Read More »

ICTSI receives new equipment for Manila flagship

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently accepted deliveries of two new post-Panamax quay cranes (QC) and eight rubber tired gantries (RTG) for the new berth, Berth 6, of its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) Read More »

Virginia takes first sep in upgrade of terminal operating system; real-time data available

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia International Terminals Inc., (VIT) in June implemented new terminal operating software at the Port of Richmond that provides real-time data on cargo to the terminal operator and customer. Read More »

Johnsen, Captain Johnston & Senator Landrieu to receive United Seamen’s Service Admiral of the Ocean

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2012 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Niels M. Johnsen, CEO and Chairman of International Shipholding Corporation; Captain Robert Johnston, Senior Vice President and Head of U.S. Flag Strategic Read More »

Customs officers’ strike in Brazil disrupts major ports and has potential to worsen

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services advises that strikes by Brazilian customs officers are disrupting major ports and that the clearance of imported goods has slowed significantly. The company reports that unless this week’s negotiations with the government aroun Read More »

US seizes cargo ship suspected of carrying stowaways

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. authorities seized a cargo ship with goods from India and Egypt after hearing what sounded like people stowed away inside a container on the vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes Northeast Representative

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Experienced maritime professional James Butcher has joined the Jacksonville Port Authority as the port’s business and marketing consultant in the Northeast, enhancing the efforts of JAXPORT’s core marketing team. Butcher will be based in the metropolitan Read More »

NSBI announces new management at the Port of Sheet Harbour Terminal

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Nova Scotia Business Inc. has signed a contract, effective July 1, 2012, with the Halifax Port Authority to assume management responsibilities of the Sheet Harbour Marine Terminal. The 10-year agreement is performance-based with an option to renew. Read More »

Port of Long Beach launches search for Deputy Executive Director


AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has launched a nationwide search to find the best candidate to fill its Deputy Executive Director post. The No. 2 management position has been vacant since its former occupant, J. Christopher Lytle, was promoted to Executive Directo Read More »

Economic impact of Indiana’s ports exceeds $6 billion per year

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A new study shows business activities at Indiana's three ports contributed $6.38 billion to the state economy in 2011 and supported 51,577 jobs. The annual economic impact and job creation totals both increased by 18 percent since 2009. Read More »

Future begins as APM Terminals Maasvlakte II progresses

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Equipment orders, software programming and initial construction have forged ahead at APM Terminals’ new 2.7 million TEU annual throughput capacity terminal with a brief presentation and inspection tour held today on land recently reclaimed from the sea at Read More »

USDOT Secretary LaHood presents $11.4 million for intermodal rail yard adjacent to Global Container

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The former Greenville rail yard, being developed adjacent to the Global Container Terminal expansion project, will benefit from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant of $11.4 million to be used for rebuilding and modernizing the facility. The ch Read More »