Ports & Terminals

West Coast crisis over, US retail trade groups look East

AJOT | December 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With West Coast port workers back on the job, U.S. retailers and trade groups were turning focus back to negotiations to stop a potentially more damaging port strike in the East. Read More »

Barges pulled, Mississippi River woes limit grain flow

AJOT | December 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Some freight companies have pulled their barges from the mid-Mississippi and Illinois Rivers until March as low water after a severe drought disrupted business during the peak of the grain export season, industry sources said. Read More »

ZICT(G) welcomes Gold Star Line’s Haiphong Shuttle Express (HSX)

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On December 2nd, Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Gaolan) Limited (ZICT (G)) welcomed the maiden call from MV Eagle Star of Gold Star Line’s HSX service. The arrival of the vessel signals an increase in foreign trade services calling at ZICT (G). Read More »

NRF urges immediate resolution to the East and Gulf Coast ports dispute

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has issued a letter to the International Longshoremen’s Association and United State Maritime Alliance, Ltd., urging both sides to reach an immediate contract agreement before the December 29 deadline to ensure a secure and Read More »

Port of Long Beach offers financial relief to terminals


AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach officials said that the three Long Beach terminals closed by the recent work stoppage will have some cargo fees waived to provide financial relief and to expedite the movement of containers. Read More »

Brazil launches $26 billion port investment program

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's government launched a $26 billion (54.2 billion reais) port investment program to reduce the high costs and notorious delays in shipping goods in and out of the major commodities exporter. Read More »

Los Angeles port workers return to work after strike

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The largest U.S. cargo shipping complex resumed full operations after harbor clerks and management settled an eight-day strike that left two Southern California ports mostly idle, sapping the region's economy of an estimated $8 billion. Read More »

Rotterdam port says not affected by ship collision in North Sea

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Rotterdam Port's activities are not affected by a ship collision in the North Sea, a spokesman for Europe's biggest port told Reuters. Read More »

Union accuses APM Terminals of spying on it

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones. Read More »

NRF welcomes end of port strike

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the negotiated settlement between The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Harbor Employers Association at th Read More »

Brazil leader seeks industry investment boost via loans

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

President Dilma Rousseff announced the extension of a government lending program to boost purchases of capital goods, telling business leaders Brazil must increase industrial investment if it is to restore vigorous economic growth. Read More »

Strike settlement to reopen Los Angeles ports to normal freight traffic

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The United States' largest cargo shipping complex was set to resume full operations after harbor clerks and management settled an eight-day strike that left the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach mostly idle, sapping the region's economy of an estimated Read More »

NRF renews call for Obama to intervene in port strike

AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the strike that has shut down most terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. NRF last week sent President Obama a letter asking tha Read More »

Port of Oakland reaches milestones in shore power implementation


AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland reached another milestone in the implementation of its shore power program with maritime partner Hapag-Lloyd with the successful completion of a final test of the shore-to-ship connection. Read More »

Cargo ships stack up as LA port strike continues

AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Freighters with no place to unload cargo lined up at anchorages off Los Angeles and Long Beach as shippers and striking clerks resumed talks to end a labor dispute that has idled most of America's biggest container port complex. Read More »

FONASBA highlights complexity of ship agents’ role in new Port Procedures Survey

AJOT | December 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shipowners, port users and regulators have been provided with a comprehensive and detailed overview of the many activities undertaken by port agents by The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA). Read More »

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles welcome resumption of talks


AJOT | December 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Officials at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles welcomed news that representatives for the ILWU Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Harbor Employers Association have returned to negotiations. Read More »

Union solidarity rubs up against slow economy in LA port strike

AJOT | December 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Union solidarity can have different faces. As in the case of the drawn and weary face of longshoreman Jack Bagliazo, caught between his nearly 40 years in the union and the steady work at the Port of Los Angeles he needs as Christmas approaches. Read More »

Los Angeles port strike triggers fears, lobbying by US businesses

AJOT | December 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A national coalition of U.S. business groups is urging an end to a strike at the twin California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach amid fears that a prolonged stand-off will cost the American economy many billions of dollars, and could even spread to th Read More »

EU-project Amber Coast Logistics supports transport and logistics sector in Belarus

AJOT | November 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

“Making Belarus more attractive for foreign carriers”

Warsaw, November 2012: “The participation of Belarus in ACL will help to make the country more attractive for foreign carriers”, emphasized Dr. Anatoly Molokovitch, Head of Logistics Department at Read More »