Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals to sign $500 million China port deal soon

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals expects to sign a more than 3 billion Danish crowns ($502.82 million) investment deal on a new container terminal in China, a company spokesman said. Read More »

Cargotec cuts profit margin guidance

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Finnish cargo-handling equipment maker Cargotec cut full-year guidance due to weakness in its terminals segment where it will take action to improve profitability, and said it still expected group sales to rise in 2012. Read More »

Economic activity on the rise at Port Everglades

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Business activity is up at Broward County’s Port Everglades by nearly 10 percent and the number of direct jobs by 13 percent, according to a recently updated economic impact study by internationally recognized maritime research company Martin Associates c Read More »

Ivory Coast seeks to triple capacity at main port

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan aims to nearly triple annual container capacity to 2.3 million units by 2016 to keep up with regional competitors following a decade of neglect, the port's director said. Read More »

New hybrid power pack completes Konecranes’ full range of power options for RTGs

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has introduced a Hybrid (diesel/electric) power option for its Rubber Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs), which can reduce diesel fuel consumption by over 60 %. With the addition of this new power option, Konecranes now provides a full range of solutio Read More »

YTI implements crane OCR from Navis and APS Technology

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, with APS Technology Group, Inc., announced Yusen Terminals International (YTI) of San Pedro, CA, has implemented the quay crane Read More »

Zepol reports may vessel imports rise another 5.6%

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for May, measured in TEUs, increased 5.6% from April and 3.5% from May of 2011. May has the highest import volume so far for 2012 and nearly matched the im Read More »

Panama Canal portrays impact of expansion in Asia

AJOT | June 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal is meeting with top clients, government officials, and maritime authorities in China, Japan, and South Korea to reaffirm its relationship with customers and explain the impact of the Panama Canal expansion program in Asia. Read More »

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 »