Ports & Terminals

PD Ports completes first phase of investment program

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has taken the next step in its program to almost double its container handling capacity at Teesport, with the completion of the ground works in January. Read More »

BCT houses container scanner in Polish port

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A state-of-the-art scanner for container screening was recently installed at the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary in Poland through the efforts of the Pomeranian Customs Office. Read More »

Brazil’s top grain terminal resumes partial loading

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's TGG said it will resume loading soybeans, meal and corn at half capacity, ending a five-day interruption to exports from the main grain terminal in the country that should lead the world in soybean exports this year. Read More »

Corps funding advances Charleston harbor project

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Charleston's already-underway harbor deepening project got another boost today with the release of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Work Plan for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2012. In it the Corps included $2.5 million for the continued work on the Charl Read More »

Governor O’Malley announces Port’s public marine terminals roar back with strong 2011

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals continued to rebound strongly in 2011 from the economic recession by handling more containers and autos than during any other previous year. Both containers and Read More »

Impact of downed Brazil grains loader looms

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The risk of bottlenecks for soy and corn exports from Brazil, one of the world's top suppliers of the commodities, is growing each day the country's main grain terminal at Santos Port is shut down due to a collision with a ship. Read More »

Mozambique to start work on Nacala coal terminal

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Mozambique expects construction of a coal terminal to start in the next few months at the northern port of Nacala, with the aim of having it operational in two to three years, Prime Minister Aires Aly said in Tokyo. Read More »

New ships, weekly service connect Portland and Mediterranean

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Portland and ICTSI Oregon, Inc. recently welcomed a newly expanded containership service offered by Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud. Read More »

Performance Team opens on-terminal transload operation at Port of Charleston

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

One of the nation's leading logistics providers is opening a container transloading facility at the Port of Charleston to speed its customers' supply chains. Read More »

Port Authority of NY/NJ reports record growth in cargo volume at port

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority has announced that it set an all-time record for cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2011, surpassing the previous record set in 2007 before the start of the global economic downturn. Read More »

Port of Galveston appoints Captain Mierzwa Port Director

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has appointed Captain Michael J Mierzwa to the position of Port Director effective February 16, 2012. Read More »

Port of Long Beach projects generated 3,000 jobs in 2011


AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

New construction projects at the Port of Long Beach generated nearly 3,000 additional jobs last year, along with nearly $300 million in regional economic activity, Port officials reported on February 6th. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam more accessible

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is expanding the Maasgeul to prevent waiting times for ships entering the port of Rotterdam. This navigation channel to the North Sea is the access route for sea-going ships that have a draft of more than Read More »

SC House Committee sets aside $180 million for harbor deepening

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The House committee shaping the state's budget is setting aside $180 million for harbor deepening in a key move to modernize South Carolina's harbor assets and boost the long-range economic outlook for the state. Read More »

SHEP receives additional $2.5 million

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) received an additional $2.5 million in construction funding. Read More »

SUEK buys 24.9% of Murmansk port

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

SUEK, Russia's largest steam coal miner, has bought a 24.9 percent of voting shares in the country's biggest Arctic port Murmansk, SUEK said on its Russian website. Read More »

The Port of Vancouver USA catches the drift

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA began handling wind energy cargo imports in 2001 when a vessel carrying 40 windmills arrived at the port. The windmills were manufactured by Vestas Group of Denmark and were destined for a wind farm west of Walla Walla, Washing Read More »

Two major victories assure continued work on Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, reports that two major financial developments related to the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project will assure continued work on this critical regional economic developme Read More »

Vale, Dalian Port seek to deepen ties after shipping ban

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China's Dalian Port said it was seeking more cooperation with Brazil's Vale, appearing to reach out to the world's largest iron ore producer after Beijing banned its giant ships from docking in China last month. Read More »

Dock worker strike exposes fragile Brazil ports

AJOT | February 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dock workers shut down the movement of global commodities through Brazilian ports early on February 22nd during a six-hour strike to protest the government's plan to overhaul regulations and put more than 150 terminals in the hands of the private sector. Read More »