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Ports & Terminals

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Premium Article  US spending shortfalls on inland waterways undermine US exports

Stas Margaronis | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New shipping restrictions on the lower Mississippi River reflect a long-term failure to properly maintain the nation’s waterways causing a crisis for farmers, shippers and exporters. As growing delays and higher costs and undermine commerce, according to Read More »

Premium Article  Infill versus greenfield

Peter Buxbaum | February 17, 2011 | Energy | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In reversal of former trend, distribution, logistics, and industrial sites are increasingly being located in built up areas
Trends in the location of industrial sites and logistics centers have seen a reversal since the 1990s. Back then, low Read More »

Premium Article  Inland ports offer muscle to moving America’s freight

Karen Thuermer | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Inland waterways already play a significant role in the commerce of the United States by moving a wide host of commodities as well as containerized freight throughout its 12,000-miles navigable system. That system spans the Mississippi River, the Ohio Riv Read More »

Premium Article  Strong recovery in Great Lakes/Seaway traffic

Leo Ryan | February 17, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Thanks to a recovery notably in the steel and automobile industries, cargo movements through the bi-national inland waterway of the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence System are bouncing back from the 2008-2009 recession. Another important factor has been surging Read More »

New straddle carrier from Konecranes



AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Terminal quayside container unloading operations need to be linked flexibly with yard stacking operations. The new Boxrunner straddle carrier from Konecranes is the flexible link between ship-to-shore cranes and automated yard cranes. Read More »

Ports of Indiana ships largest annual tonnage since 2006

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana handled more than 7.7 million tons of cargo at its three ports in 2010 – an increase of eight percent over the previous year. New cargoes and agricultural-related shipments helped propel the state port system to its largest annual ton Read More »

Klinge Corporation acquires Norfrig Equipment of Denmark

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Klinge Corporation announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Norfrig Equipment. Norfrig Equipment, headquartered in Kjellerup, Denmark, is a leading supplier of ultra low temperature refrigeration and thawing solutions.

Klinge Corporat Read More »

Port welcomes ICTSI to Portland

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

ICTSI Oregon, Inc., a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc., is the new operator of the Port’s deep draft container terminal. Saturday, Feb. 12 marked the official start of the Port’s 25-year lease with ICTSI, Inc. to manage Portla Read More »

Hutchison in $3 blllion financing for spin-off

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has launched a $3 billion financing facility for Hutchison Ports Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) in a move to leverage the port unit ahead of its Singapore listing, Basis Point reported.

The ports-to-telecom conglomerate, which aims t Read More »

Premium Article  At Tampa forum, industry leaders express support for 24/7 terminals

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

The idea of around-the-clock operation of marine terminals has the backing of leaders of terminal operator, ocean carrier and port authority sectors.

Industry executives expressed their support for 24/ Read More »

Premium Article  Tampa port hosts trade workshop co-sponsored by AAPA, MARAD

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Attracting more than 150 high-level executives in maritime transportation and related fields, the fourth annual Shifting International Trade Routes Workshop, co-sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities and U.S. Maritime Administration, wa Read More »

Premium Article  Schleicher named JAXPORT Executive Vice President

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville (FL) Port Authority Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Paul Anderson announced the promotion of Roy Schleicher to the position of Executive Vice President of the public seaport authority.

Schleicher previously served as Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Atlantic Coast ports advance infrastructure plans

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Advancement of a 50-foot-deep channel and a major tunnel endeavor at the Port of Miami, container yard enhancements at Port Everglades and the Port of Fernandina, and cargo berth projects at Port Canaveral and the Port of Palm Beach are among infrastructu Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Gulf ports prepare to handle more containers

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Efforts aimed at handling greater volumes of containerized cargo are advancing at most ports along Florida’s Gulf Coast, with Port Manatee, the Port of Tampa and Port Panama City all bolstering container terminal infrastructure.

Officials at the ports Read More »

Colombia plans to rule on 29 port projects in 2011

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Colombia plans to decide on the approval of nearly 30 port projects mainly in coal, bulk loading and petroleum this year, the government concessions' agency said in a financial newspaper published.

Latin America's No. 4 oil producer has set ambitious Read More »

Port of Gulfport cargo figures rebound in 2010

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The slowdown in the global economy in the previous two years has had a tremendous negative impact on the maritime industry around the world. Despite the challenges the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport handled over 2.15 million tons of cargo i Read More »

ICTSI Subic welcomes new line

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Greek shipping line, Tiger Lines, will start calling at the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1) at the Subic Bay Freeport in the Philippines starting the second quarter of this year.

Tiger Lines will deploy a 750-TEU to 1,000-TEU capacity vessel for its Read More »

Nadler reintroduces Clean Ports Act Congressman

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Clean Ports Act of 2011. The bill, which has 50 original co-sponsors, would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports t Read More »

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