Ports & Terminals

Virginia gets first-in call on Asia service

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia in June will add a “first-in” vessel call from Asia to an expanding string of announcements that point to growing interest from global ocean carriers seeking to capitalize on the port’s deep water, rail connections and modern faciliti Read More »

Governor Jindal and the Port of New Orleans dedicate $36 million crane, container yard expansion

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal recently joined the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans in dedicating major improvements at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal that will generate more cargo and jobs for the city and state. Read More »

Premium Article  The changing face of Canada’s West Coast

Leo Quigley | May 10, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

By Leo Quigley, AJOT

The recession seems to be coming to an end on Canada’s West Coast with traffic at its two largest ports, Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert, on the increase once again. Read More »

Premium Article  Project cargo outlook soars at Port of Sept-Iles

Leo Ryan | May 10, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Leo Ryan, AJOT

The Klondike-type fever gripping the port city of Sept-Iles, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River 560 miles east of Montreal, has been heating up as a result of a dramatic increase in domestic and foreign investments in iron Read More »

Premium Article  New Paulsboro port continues South Jersey’s breakbulk strategy

Peter Buxbaum | May 10, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

First new Delaware River marine terminal in 50 years

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

The South Jersey Port Corporation is continuing with its strategy to attract breakbulk cargoes with the development of a new terminal at Paulsboro, Gloucester County, Read More »

Global Container Terminals unveils plan to open a new chapter in development of the Port of New York

AJOT | May 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Global Container Terminals Inc., a leading North American marine terminal operator with facilities on both coasts, today unveiled final plans for a multi-million dollar expansion project to develop a 70-acre technologically advanced container terminal on Read More »

Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors elects new Chair and VC and welcomes two new Directors

AJOT | May 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Port Authority has announced that D. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C. has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Machum has served on the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors since 2006 and was reappointed in 2009 as a Port User appointe Read More »

Panama Maritime Authority approves new container shipping terminal

AJOT | May 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has granted permits to a private development group for the construction and operation of a new container terminal to be built at the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. Jones Lang LaSalle is acting as development adv Read More »

CKYH picks Charleston for New Asia Service

AJOT | May 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The CKYH alliance of ocean carries has picked the Port of Charleston for a new, weekly container service with coverage across Northeast Asia. Read More »

Lebanon impounds ship carrying Libyan weapons

AJOT | April 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Lebanese authorities seized a large consignment of Libyan weapons including rocket-propelled grenades and heavy calibre ammunition from a ship intercepted in the Mediterranean, the army said. Read More »

Konecranes President & CEO Lundmark to relocate to Singapore for one year

AJOT | April 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes President & CEO Pekka Lundmark will relocate to Singapore in August for approximately one year to support the development of Konecranes’ operations in emerging markets. Lundmark’s temporary relocation does not lead to any changes in Group’s ope Read More »

Phoenix Services opens slag processing facility at Port of Indiana

AJOT | April 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

One of the fastest growing companies in the country is opening a state-of-the-art slag processing and distribution facility at the Port of Indiana. Phoenix Services recently signed a multi-year contract with ArcelorMittal to provide slag and processing se Read More »

Australia wants grain handlers to share storage data

AJOT | April 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Bulk handlers of Australian grain must furnish stock level and quality details to the market in order to banish concerns over monopolies of storage and export facilities, a Senate inquiry recommended. Read More »

Brazil’s TCP chooses APS Technology for gate and rail OCR container terminal solutions

AJOT | April 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

>APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal container terminals, announced Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP), the third largest container te Read More »

Virginia gains

AJOT | April 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia has gained a “last-out” port call as a result of the CKYH shipping alliance's decision to upgrade its all-water services that operate between Asia and the US East Coast. Read More »

Waterworth tapped for top Port Authority post

AJOT | April 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as Executive Director of the Port Authority at its regular monthly meeting. Waterworth was appointed interim executive director Jan. 30, 2012. Read More »

Port of Baltimore saw largest growth among all major US Ports in 2011

AJOT | April 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced that the Port of Baltimore saw a 15 percent increase in the amount of cargo it handled in 2011. That marked the greatest increase of growth by any major U.S. port last year. The Port’s public and private marine terminals Read More »

Konecranes to deliver 20 automated stacking cranes to Global Terminal in USA

AJOT | April 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In March 2012, Konecranes received an order for 20 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) from Global Terminal & Container Services, LLC (“Global”) in New Jersey, USA. Most of the cranes will be delivered to Global’s container terminal in Jersey City in 2013. T Read More »

Panama Canal proposes toll adjustments and creates new market segments to reflect real route value

AJOT | April 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors approved a proposal to modify the Panama Canal pricing structure to align Canal toll charges with the value the route provides. Read More »

Manatee County Port Authority approves $13 million berth 12 extension and container yard constructio

AJOT | April 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Manatee County Port Authority today approved a $13 million contract with American Bridge Company for a 584-foot extension of Berth 12 and a 10-acre container yard, finishing a port expansion project originating in 1997. Read More »