Ports & Terminals

Barnhart appoints National Logistics Development Manager

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, provider of innovative solutions for complex lifting and transportation challenges faced by heavy industry, announces the appointment of John Mickler as National Logistics Development Manager. Read More »

Cyclone batters Australian iron ore shipping zone

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Tropical cyclone Heidi lashed the west Australian coast packing winds up to 120 km per hour (75 mph), forcing seaside residents to flee rising tidewaters and closing the world's biggest iron ore export terminals. Read More »

Konecranes celebrates the opening of the automated warehouse in Hyvinkää

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In recent years, Konecranes has invested substantially in its Hyvinkää factory, which manufactures components for heavy cranes. A central goal has been to develop the manufacturing of heavy gear products. As part of the effort, Konecranes has also investe Read More »

Konecranes receives its fourth straddle carrier order from Eurogate in Germany

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes received its fourth straddle carrier order from the German container terminal and logistics company EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg GmbH. The latest order, booked in the second and fourth quarter of 2011, comprises 14 straddle carriers for Read More »

Heavy rain, storms hit Dutch port and dykes

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Heavy rain and storms limited operations at Rotterdam Port, Europe's biggest, and in other parts of the Netherlands authorities evacuated residents and took further precautions against flood risk. Read More »

Port Everglades celebrates upswing in cargo and cruise business during 2011

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cruise travel celebrated a banner year at Broward County’s Port Everglades in Fiscal Year 2011 (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011) and containerized cargo climbed to its highest level since the global economic downturn in 2009, according to recen Read More »

Port Hedland December iron ore shipments up 1.6 mlllion tons

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Iron ore shipments from Australia's Port Hedland, one of the world's largest export terminals, rose to 21.4 million tons in December from 19.8 million tons in November, data released by the port authority showed. Read More »

Yemen says to redo Aden port deal with DP World

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Yemen will renegotiate a joint venture agreement with DP World to run the Aden container port because the Dubai-based operator has failed to fulfill its obligations, Transport Minister Waaed Bazeeb told Reuters. Read More »

PTP posts strong growth

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Johor handled 7.5 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers in 2011, representing an increase of 15% over 2010, outperforming the global volume growth of 7%. Read More »

APM Terminals outpaces market

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The port services business of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk grew faster than the market in 2011, the head of its APM Terminals unit said. Read More »

Giant Vale ship completes maiden journey to China

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The first of Vale's giant dry bulk vessels to arrive in China has completed delivery of its iron ore cargo, shipping data showed on Tuesday, a key step forward in the Brazilian miner's plan to cut shipping costs to its biggest market. Read More »

New GAC India office opens at Pipavav

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

GAC India has opened a new office in Pipavav to cater to the needs of the growing number of vessels calling at the port and principals using it as a base for operations in the Mumbai High oil field, off the country’s west coast. Read More »

DP World to run Canadian port

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A unit of Dubai's DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, has signed an agreement to operate the Nanaimo port in Vancouver, Canada, a company statement said. Read More »

Workers at Tripoli’s decaying port go on strike

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port workers in Libya's capital Tripoli have gone on strike to demand better working conditions and government investment to fix major damage caused by war and decades of negligence. Read More »

APM Terminals to invest $900 million in Mexico terminal

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The ports arm of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to invest $900 million in a new container facility at Mexico's port of Lazaro Cardenas to meet a growing need for capacity, the company said. Read More »

CT selects Moffat & Nichol to complete deep water port economic development study

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management – working with the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and local officials – has announced that it has s Read More »

MMX signs deal to transport iron ore through 2026

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian mining company MMX, controlled by billionaire Eike Batista, signed a contract for railway services with MRS Logistica SA to move iron ore to a port it plans to build on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Read More »

Port of Galveston approves key business points of agreement with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, L

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, the Port's Trustees approved the key business points of an option agreement and a proposed lease agreement between Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC and the Port of Galveston, for Read More »

Rotterdam Port sees no cargo growth until 2013

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Rotterdam Port, the biggest in Europe and a barometer of the region's trade and economic health, said he saw no prospect of growth in cargo volumes until 2013 because of the euro zone debt crisis. Read More »

China denies link with missiles seized in Finland

AJOT | December 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China denied any link to a batch of 69 Patriot missiles confiscated by Finnish authorities, saying the weapons were destined for South Korea. Read More »