Ports & Terminals

Vale to build second iron ore storage ship in Asia

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Vale will build a second floating iron ore storage vessel in Asia to feed shipments to its main market, China, a senior company official said, as the Brazilian miner works around Beijing's ban on its huge dry bulk ships. Read More »

APS Stevedoring LLC starts auto terminal and vessel services in Portland, OR

AJOT | May 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APS Stevedoring LLC, an auto and general/breakbulk cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., recently added to its terminal and stevedoring locations with Hyundai Motor’s Portland, Oregon, Terminal 6 - Berth 601 auto terminal. Read More »

Container traffic at SC ports up 8% in April

AJOT | May 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Container volume in the Port of Charleston rose nearly 8 percent last month over 2011 levels, in results announced during the South Carolina Ports Authority's (SCPA) Board meeting earlier today. Read More »

Konecranes supplies container handling equipment to Tallminn, Estonia

AJOT | May 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes received an order for two RTG (Rubber-Tired Gantry) cranes and two BOXRUNNERTM straddle carriers from the Estonian company A.S. Muuga Container Terminal (“Muuga CT”). Konecranes has previously delivered three Konecranes STS cranes and one RMG c Read More »

The Port of Hamburg remained on a growth curve in the first quarter of 2012

AJOT | May 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first three months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 32.6 million tons (+ 3.8 percent). At 2.2 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), throughput on the container handling that predominates in Hamburg as a universal port was Read More »

Virginia continues its gains in container, rail and breakbulk cargo

AJOT | May 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 169,644 TEUs in April, an increase of 5.2 percent when compared with totals from April 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 647,713 TEUs vs. 633,919 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 2.2 percent Read More »

Jeddah eyed to list as LME port in early 2013

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah may list as a delivery point for London Metal Exchange metals as soon as early next year, Steven Spencer of UK-based metals trading company Ambro Limited said. Read More »

Officials kick off $1 billion terminal modernization at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Civic, port and industry leaders gathered recently on the docks of the Port of Long Beach to launch a pioneering project to build a highly advanced terminal that will feature the most modern and clean technologies available to move cargo. Read More »

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 »

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 »