Ports & Terminals

Brazil sugar vessel lineup lightens, no strike impact

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar in Brazil fell to 73 from 80 a week earlier and a slew of strikes has not affected movement in the midst of harvesting the 2012/2013 crop, Williams shipping agents said. Read More »

July is another record-setting month at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 180,384 TEUs in July, an increase of 8 percent when compared with totals from July 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 1,175,111 TEUs vs. 1,110,983 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8 percent Read More »

HRCP II accepting motor carriers

AJOT | August 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Drivers encouraged to complete sign-up before the October deadline. Read More »

Brazil LLX subsidiary to issue $370 million reais in bonds

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The port-focused subsidiary of Brazilian logistics firm LLX Logistica SA, controlled by Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista, will issue 750 million reais ($369.82 million) in 15-year bonds to finance the building of a terminal, LLX said in a securities fil Read More »

Logistec acquires CrossGlobe Transport

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Corporation, a marine and environmental services provider,has announced that it has acquired, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Logistec USA Inc., 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of CrossGlobe Transport, Ltd. (“CrossGlobe”). Read More »

Inaugural homeport call affirms value of Maersk-Rickmers’ Service

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Illinois, one of the newest vessels in Maersk Line, Limited’s (MLL) fleet, made her first homeport call last week in Norfolk, Virginia. MLL hosted ship tours and a private reception to commemorate its arrival with special guests from government and Read More »

Port of San Diego first stop for shipment of cars from Mexico

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

More than 1,000 Volkswagen Beetles and Jettas recently arrived at the Port of San Diego's National City Marine Terminal, demonstrating the potential of regularly scheduled service for car shipments coming from Mexico. Read More »

Appeals Court rules in favor of Port of Houston Authority

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling and rendered judgment against Zachry Construction Corporation in a suit the company filed in 2006 against the Port of Houston Authority. A trial court previously awarded Zachry $19,662,697 for Read More »

ICTSI 1st half net income up 17% to US$70.3 million

AJOT | August 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the six months ended 30 June 30 2012 posting first half revenues from port operations of US$345.0 million, eight percent higher than the US$3 Read More »

New berth at Mombasa seen increasing cargo traffic

AJOT | August 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's main port of Mombasa will start handling higher volumes by the end of this year after the completion of a new 5 billion shilling ($59.31 million) berth. Read More »

Shanghai Port container throughput falls 1.8% y/y in July

AJOT | August 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume in July fall 1.8 percent from a year earlier, a rare contraction in activity, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Liebherr to supply 1 super post Panamax crane to DP World Melbourne

AJOT | August 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. recently secured an order from DP World Melbourne for the supply of one (1) Ship-to-Shore Container Crane to the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Read More »

Clean Air Action Plan awards announced by ports
six goods

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

-movement companies recognized for fighting air pollution

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles recognized six companies with Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards for exemplary efforts to reduce air pollution from their local maritime and goods Read More »

BHP Billiton plays down talk of delay to Australian port project

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

BHP Billiton has played down suggestions that it could delay its $20 billion Port Hedland harbor expansion as softening demand and stubbornly high costs force miners to review spending plans. Read More »

Brazil sugar vessel lineup increases as harvest peaks

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar in Brazil rose to 90 from 82 a week earlier as harvesting of the 2012/2013 crop accelerated amid clear weather, Williams shipping agents said. Read More »

Record first half of 2012 for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley has announced that the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 4.83 million tons of general cargo during the first six months of 2012 topping the previous record of 4.69 million tons set during the pre-recessi Read More »

APM Terminals signs Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico contract

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

After winning a tender on December 15, 2011, APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V. has now signed a 32-year concession contract with the Port Authority of the Port of Lazaro Cardenas (APILAC) for the design, financing, construction, operation, and ma Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in Mauritius

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its operations into Mauritius, with the acquisition of Belship Co Ltd. Renamed ISS Belship, this opening marks ISS’ first venture in the country and is based i Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the M/V Pac Suhail on her maiden voyage

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Pac Suhail commanded by Capt. Corbeanu Gheorghe of Romania on her maiden voyage to the United States on July 8, 2012. Read More »

ADM to buy port terminal in northern Brazil

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Archer Daniels Midland Co said t will expand its footprint in Brazil by acquiring a port terminal to handle grains. Read More »