Ports & Terminals

Konecranes to deliver 12 more automated stacking cranes to Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi

AJOT | November 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Following upon the successful delivery of a complete automated container yard system including 30 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) to the new Khalifa Port, Konecranes will deliver a further 12 ASCs to the port, which officially started commercial operatio Read More »

Paving the way for expanded ro/ro exports

AJOT | November 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority board approved project funding to increase capacity, efficiency and flexibility in heavy machinery exports. Read More »

Construction of Maasvlakte 2 terminals on schedule

AJOT | November 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The construction of Maasvlakte 2 is still on schedule and the first phase is close to completion. After the ‘back door’ was closed on 11 July 2012, contractor PUMA (Boskalis and Van Oord) will open the ‘front door’ next weekend. That is when the Yangtzeha Read More »

ICTSI names VP for Global Infrastructure

AJOT | November 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently appointed Guillaume Lucci as Vice President and Global Infrastructure Director as part of the ICTSI Group’s organizational restructuring of its corporate engineering functions. Read More »

Ghosts of Dubai World’s past may return to haunt emirate

AJOT | November 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai World, the state-linked entity whose massive debts brought the emirate to the brink of collapse in 2009, faces the first repayment in its restructuring deal in three years time and creditors are once again growing restless. Read More »

Transnet plans new coal export terminal

AJOT | November 25, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The existing Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the world's largest coal export facility, handles output from established major mining companies. Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services opens North Africa operations desk

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has opened a new North Africa operations desk to co-ordinate customer requirements across ports in Libya, Algeria and Morocco. Providing a new single point of contact for No Read More »

Mozambique to seek $2 billion port and rail bids

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Mozambique plans to solicit international bids for a $2 billion railway and port development project next month to boost its coal exports, the chairman of state-owned rail and ports group CFM said. Read More »

ENRC to build new Mozambique coal rail, port by 2016

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

London-listed Kazakh miner ENRC expects its logistics project in Mozambique, which will allow it to transport coal from Tete province to the coast at Nacala, to be completed by early 2016, a senior official said. Read More »

Kenya’s Mombasa port increases cargo-handling tariffs

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's port of Mombasa said it plans to increase cargo-handling tariffs by 10 percent to match a rise in container traffic at east Africa's main trade gateway to several other countries in the region. Read More »

Port Manatee plays key role after drought impacts US corn production

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The 620-foot-long M/V King Fraser docked at Port Manatee Nov. 19, 2012 to discharge more than 52,000 tons of Brazilian-produced corn, imported to offset drought-stricken U.S. production shortfalls. Read More »

VPA temporarily reopens PMT for overflow vehicles; almost of diverted containers cleared

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

For the first time in nearly two years Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) is operating as the facility has been temporarily reactivated to handle an overflow of automobiles that normally would be handled at a separate Virginia Port Authority (VPA)-owned ter Read More »

Port of Oakland & SEIU Local 1021 to renew discussions

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan brought the leadership of the Port of Oakland and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 together in an effort to bring get the parties back on a path to contract resolution. Read More »

Deal calls for $50 million in new funds for deepening at the Port of Savannah

AJOT | November 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that as part of his FY2014 budget proposal, he will seek an additional $50 million in funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project at the Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting.

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ICE suspends one New Jersey warehouse damaged by Hurricane Sandy

AJOT | November 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

ICE Futures U.S. said it has suspended a New Jersey storage facility operated by Continental Terminals until damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is repaired. Read More »

Port of Baltimore on target for another record year

AJOT | November 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O'Malley announced that business remained strong for the Port of Baltimore through the third quarter of 2012, as the port headed into the fourth quarter ahead of last year's pace in several cargo categories. Through the first nine months Read More »

Vostochny port to boost coal loadings to 27 million tons by 2017

AJOT | November 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Russia's Pacific port of Vostochny is aiming to increase coal loadings by 59 percent to 27 million tons in the next 4 years, the company said in a statement. Read More »

Argentinian ports hit by further strike action

AJOT | November 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime services provider, is advising of a 24 hour general strike in Argentina starting November 20th. The strike will affect all transportation including ports, airports, trains and road transport. Read More »

Transition of container business to Khalifa Port near completion

AJOT | November 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has moved 90 per cent of its container business to Khalifa Port just two months after the terminal commenced commercial operations, the port operator announced. Read More »

Governor Jindal appoints Bergeron to Board of Commissioners at the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | November 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

William T. Bergeron, CEO of Bergeron Resources, was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at the regular Board meeting Nov. 15. Bergeron will serve a five-year term, succeeding J. Wayne Mumphrey, the St. Be Read More »