Ports & Terminals

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 »

Port Everglades hosts Colombian delegation

AJOT | April 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On the heels of the announcement that the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia will go into effect in May, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport hosted a delegation of public officials from Colombia to discuss internationa Read More »

JAXPORT CEO applauds US House action on Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

AJOT | April 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The businesses of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), along with the citizens of North Florida, stand to benefit greatly from this week’s bipartisan passage of the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More »

Port of Virginia gains

AJOT | April 19, 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 »

Polled CP Rail shareholders favor Pershing, some unsure

AJOT | April 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A month before a showdown over who should run Canada's second biggest railroad, more than half of the shareholders in a Reuters survey favor a dissident shareholder's slate of candidates over Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd's existing board. Read More »

Cargotec lands a 17-machine deal to supply Europe’s leading cargo handler

AJOT | April 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order to deliver 13 Kalmar reachstackers and 4 Kalmar empty container handlers to Europe Container Terminals (ECT), supported by a five-year maintenance agreement. The order has been booked for the first quarter of 2012. Read More »

Konecranes to deliver cranes to shipyard in Azerbaijan

AJOT | April 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In March 2012, Konecranes received an order for cranes for a shipyard being built in Baku, Azerbaijan. The order was placed by Baku Shipyard, a joint venture company formed by State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Keppel Offshore and Marine (K Read More »

New York Container Terminal attracts new customers
to best-in-class CES operation

AJOT | April 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

New York Container Terminal Inc. (NYCT), a full-service ocean container and intermodal cargo handling facility in the Port of New York and New Jersey, has announced that its Centralized Examination Site (CES) has handled more than 2,000 container inspecti Read More »

March cargo totals show across-the-board gains at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | April 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 166,719 TEUs in March, an increase of 4.4 percent when compared with totals from March 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 478,069 TEUs vs. 472,665 TEUs handled during the same period last year. Read More »

Rotterdam river partially blocked after ship hits bridge

AJOT | April 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A waterway close to Rotterdam port, Europe's biggest, is partially blocked after a ship hit a bridge over the Nieuwe Maas river and lost six containers, police said. Read More »

Cargotec’s total solution seals Malaysian straddle carrefedier deal

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has secured a deal to supply four of its Kalmar ESC340W Straddle Carriers to leading Malaysian port operator - Northport (Malaysia) Bhd. The 40-tonne models are scheduled for delivery to the company's Port Klang site in September 2012. These late Read More »

Port of Charleston box volume up 12% in March

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Container volume in the Port of Charleston rose 12 percent in March, the strongest month for containerized traffic at the port since October 2008. Read More »

Dr. Blanchard is elected Chair of the Port of Stockton Board of Commissioners

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

At the Feb. 6, 2012, commission meeting, Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Blanchard was elected chair of the Port of Stockton Board of Commissioners. Blanchard, who holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of the Pacific, is the first woman to serve in this Read More »

Panama to review 2014 canal deadline, may face delays

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Panama will know in a few months whether the long-awaited expansion of its famous shipping canal will meet the 2014 deadline for completion, the canal administrator's chief executive said. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam throughput up 3%

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2012, throughput in the port of Rotterdam was 3% up on the same period of last year, at 110 million tonnes. Broken down into types of cargo, incoming and outgoing trade in agribulk (-15%), iron ore and scrap (-14%), other dry bulk Read More »

Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports that the number of containers imported and exported through Mina Zayed by local businesses continue to grow. In 2011 ADT handled 767,713 TEU [an industry norm for twenty foot equivalent container units], which represents Read More »

German ship suspected of arms smuggle turns transponder on

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A German shipping company ordered its vessel Atlantic Cruiser to turn its transponder back on after the ship suspected of smuggling Iranian arms to Syria switched off the tracking system because its crew feared attack, the firm said. Read More »

Port of Charleston increases incentive for truck replacement

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is encouraging local truck owners to replace their older trucks with newer, cleaner rigs and is doubling the financial incentive for their participation. Eligible truck owners can now get a $10,000 incentive, plus Read More »

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 »