Ports & Terminals

ICTSI Ecuador unit adopts OCR technology

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) operating the Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals (GCMT) in Ecuador, recently rolled out optical character recognition technology (OCR) to s Read More »

Derailment disrupts some traffic in Rotterdam port

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Rail traffic in Rotterdam Port, Europe's busiest, was disrupted recently by the derailment of a container car carrying inflammable cargo, the operator said. Read More »

Iran ships

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Iran is concealing the destination of its oil sales by disabling tracking systems aboard its tanker fleet, making it difficult to assess how much crude Tehran is exporting as it seeks to counter Western sanctions aimed at cutting its oil revenues. Read More »

Zepol reports March vessel imports increase 11.9%

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 11.9% from February; this is not a surprise due to February’s low numbers. More significant is the total 2.6% rise i Read More »

Stolt Nielsen frontrunner for Singapore port contract

AJOT | April 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Norway's Stolt Nielsen is the frontrunner to win a contract to develop land and build storage for up to 4 million barrels of oil and chemicals at Singapore's Jurong Port, f iv e industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

Abu Dhabi Terminals achieves ISO 9001:2008 re-certification, maintains ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certif

AJOT | April 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has successfully re-certified its Quality Management System (QMS) for the ISO 9001:2008 certification from Bureau Veritas and maintained certifications in Environmental Management Standard & Occupational Health and Safety Managem Read More »

COB shuttle program is feasible, offers biodiesel opportunities

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A recently completed study funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff says that a river container-on-barge (COB) shuttle program is not only feasible, but it also offers Illinois soybean growers biodiesel opportunities and more access to international market Read More »

Excargo Services opens cargo terminal in Orange, TX

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Excargo Services, Inc., announces the recent opening of its new container terminal at 601 Foreman Road at Williams Drive in Orange, Texas. The terminal serves businesses throughout southeast Texas and western Louisiana that rely on strategically located s Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.4% year/year in March

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 3.4 percent in March from a year earlier, basically steady from growth in the first two months of the year, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Transnet to boost coal, iron ore rail capacity

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South African state-owned logistics group Transnet plans to increase its capacity to haul iron ore from mines to ports by 56 percent over the next seven years, its Chief Executive Brian Molefe said. Read More »

Retail container traffic to increase 3.2% in April

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.2 percent in April compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year gains should continue through the end of summer, according to the monthly Global Port Read More »

Port of Long Beach, OOCL sign $4.6 billion, 40-year middle harbor lease

AJOT | April 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle and Orient Overseas Container Line CEO Phillip Chow signed a $4.6 billion, 40-year lease for the new Middle Harbor container terminal at a ceremony at OOCL’s Hong Kong headquarters on April 3rd. Read More »

Port of Long Beach, OOCL sign $4.6 billion, 40-year middle harbor lease

AJOT | April 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle and Orient Overseas Container Line CEO Phillip Chow signed a $4.6 billion, 40-year lease for the new Middle Harbor container terminal at a ceremony at OOCL’s Hong Kong headquarters on April 3rd. Read More »

CGSA implements APS crane automation solution

AJOT | April 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) has implemented the APS Quay Crane Automation Sol Read More »

State of Lower Saxony assents to adjustment of navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe

AJOT | April 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The cabinet decision taken in Lower Saxony on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, means that the required assent from the three states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony for the adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe has now been Read More »

ADPC plans re-development of Shahama Port

AJOT | April 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Marine facilities at Shahama Port in Abu Dhabi are to be redeveloped as part of an upgrade of the port’s leisure and recreation services. Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) made the announcement at the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS), which is taking plac Read More »

Port Everglades adds new shipping service to Venezuela and Colombia

AJOT | April 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades is welcoming a new shipping line with service to Venezuela and Colombia. Naviera Master Line de Venezuela C.A. will be moving heavy equipment and machinery/rolling stock on a bi-weekly basis from Port Everglades and, as the business grows, Read More »

ADPC signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Customs for facilities at Khalifa Port

AJOT | April 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced that is has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Customs Administration (ADCA) to establish a solid framework of collaboration between both parties. Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, Vice Preside Read More »

Canada’s Nunavut awaits its day in the sun

AJOT | April 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The prospects of a mining boom in Canada's Arctic territory of Nunavut - once as bright as the Northern Lights - are fading fast as costs in the inhospitable region spiral higher, forcing writedowns on two major gold projects there. Read More »

Russia coal export growth limited by rail problems

AJOT | April 02, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Russia's coal exports are likely to grow by less than a tenth to around 80 million tons at most this year largely because of rail bottlenecks, and the gain could be even less in a likely environment of disappointing prices. Read More »