Ports & Terminals

Lekki Port Enterprise, ICTSI ink MoU for Lekki port in Nigeria

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation of the container terminal of Tolaram .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Read More »

Port Everglades welcomes Cernak as its new CE/Port Director

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

This week, Port Everglades welcomed its new Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak to the South Florida seaport. Cernak replaces Phillip C. Allen, who recently retired after leading Port Everglades since 2006. Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority’s Pinto Terminal handles record steel shipment

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The largest import steel shipment handled at the Port of Mobile commenced operations at the Alabama State Port Authority’s Pinto Terminal. The MV SHI DAI 20 arrived in port at a surveyed draft of 42.3 feet carrying 4,259 carbon steel slabs weighing in at Read More »

Cargo up 5% at Kenya port on jump in South Sudan trade

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South Sudan nearly doubled shipment volumes through Kenya's main port last year, helping the port achieve a greater-than-expected 5 percent increase in cargo volumes despite heavy congestion and slow cargo clearance, its operator said. Read More »

Metro Ports appoints new general manager - west gulf operations

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of Troy Gouger to the position of general manager, West Gulf operations. Read More »

Port of Stockton expands rail tracks by a mile

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton, Calif., in a public-private partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Metro Ports, added 5,825 feet of new track to the east port interchange tracks, forming a loop that will allow inbound and outbound trains to operate without Read More »

Liebherr to receive order for 1000th mobile harbor crane

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr starts impressively well into 2012, selling their 1000th Mobile Harbour Crane. This success is based on a constant process of technical improvement as well as an uncompromising commitment to highest quality standards. Read More »

Argentina port strike hits 85 grain ships

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A week-long strike by specialized port workers has held up about 85 grains ships in Rosario port, the biggest agricultural hub in grains powerhouse Argentina, an exporters chamber said. Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo & containers for the fourth quarter of 2011 at the Port of Hong Ko

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the fourth quarter of 2011, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput increased by 1% compared with a year earlier to 70.6 million tons. Within this total, inward port cargo decreased by 2% to 39 million tons, while outward port cargo rose by 5% to 31.6 Read More »

Adani Ports denies money laundering report

AJOT | March 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd denied a media report that said it was being investigated for possible money laundering. Read More »

Konecranes receives repeat order from Luka Koper in Slovenia

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In January 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTGs from Slovenian port operator Luka Koper. This is Konecranes’ seventh RTG delivery to Luka Koper, who already has 10 Konecranes RTGs in its fleet, as well as Konecranes STS cranes, grab unloaders Read More »

DP World $1 billion loan attracts big demand, March deal seen

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, has attracted strong demand from both local and foreign banks for a $1 billion loan it wants to raise to help refinance a $3 billion facility maturing in October, bankers told Reuters. Read More »

First full log ship since 2002 brings hundreds of jobs to the Everett Waterfront

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Everett is bustling with jobs and economic activity, as hundreds of longshoreman, tug operators, truck drivers and loggers take the necessary steps to load 5.2 million board feet (or 1,300 truck loads) of logs for export to China. 
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ICTSI 2011 net income grew 33% to US$130.5 million

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011 posting revenue from port operations of US$664.8 million, 26 percent higher than the US$527.1 million reported las Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes new transatlantic service

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating the start of a new transatlantic service which called at Britain’s largest container port on Saturday 3rd March 2012. The service which is operated by The New World Alliance Lines will serve N. Europe, the UK and a s Read More »

Port of Wilmington, DE has 26% cargo increasee for 2011

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) announced that in 2011 the Port of Wilmington, Delaware handled 5,084,478 tons of cargo, a 26% uptick year over year, and achieved the highest general cargo tonnage throughput since the 1995 acquisition of the Por Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.6% year-to-year

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 3.6 percent in January and February from a year earlier, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services establishes its own presence in Malta

AJOT | March 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider, has now established a new office in Malta. The opening of the ISS Malta office, with newly recruited management, follows the ending of a sub agency agreement with Read More »

US busts $325 million smuggling ring of bogus goods

AJOT | March 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

More than two dozen people from the United States and China were charged with running a $325 million counterfeit goods ring through a New Jersey port, one of the largest smuggling busts of knock-offs in history, authorities said. Read More »

Automated terminals driving dynamic growth at Bromma

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, has announced 2011 year over year growth in all regions, with Latin America showing particular strength, with more than 130 crane spreaders sold. Driving order growth is a significant accelerat Read More »