Ports & Terminals

Konecranes receives repeat order from Luka Koper in Slovenia

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In January 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTGs from Slovenian port operator Luka Koper. This is Konecranes’ seventh RTG delivery to Luka Koper, who already has 10 Konecranes RTGs in its fleet, as well as Konecranes STS cranes, grab unloaders Read More »

DP World $1 billion loan attracts big demand, March deal seen

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, has attracted strong demand from both local and foreign banks for a $1 billion loan it wants to raise to help refinance a $3 billion facility maturing in October, bankers told Reuters. Read More »

First full log ship since 2002 brings hundreds of jobs to the Everett Waterfront

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Everett is bustling with jobs and economic activity, as hundreds of longshoreman, tug operators, truck drivers and loggers take the necessary steps to load 5.2 million board feet (or 1,300 truck loads) of logs for export to China. 
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ICTSI 2011 net income grew 33% to US$130.5 million

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011 posting revenue from port operations of US$664.8 million, 26 percent higher than the US$527.1 million reported las Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes new transatlantic service

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating the start of a new transatlantic service which called at Britain’s largest container port on Saturday 3rd March 2012. The service which is operated by The New World Alliance Lines will serve N. Europe, the UK and a s Read More »

Port of Wilmington, DE has 26% cargo increasee for 2011

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) announced that in 2011 the Port of Wilmington, Delaware handled 5,084,478 tons of cargo, a 26% uptick year over year, and achieved the highest general cargo tonnage throughput since the 1995 acquisition of the Por Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.6% year-to-year

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 3.6 percent in January and February from a year earlier, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services establishes its own presence in Malta

AJOT | March 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider, has now established a new office in Malta. The opening of the ISS Malta office, with newly recruited management, follows the ending of a sub agency agreement with Read More »

US busts $325 million smuggling ring of bogus goods

AJOT | March 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

More than two dozen people from the United States and China were charged with running a $325 million counterfeit goods ring through a New Jersey port, one of the largest smuggling busts of knock-offs in history, authorities said. Read More »

Automated terminals driving dynamic growth at Bromma

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, has announced 2011 year over year growth in all regions, with Latin America showing particular strength, with more than 130 crane spreaders sold. Driving order growth is a significant accelerat Read More »

Steep growth in Hamburg’s container throughput for Poland in 2011

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Following a slight downturn in 2010, volumes in container handling between the Port of Hamburg and Poland recovered notably in 2011. Feedership container traffic with Poland, for instance, grew by 33.3 percent to 238,000 TEU (20-feet standard containers) Read More »

Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in Maryland

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced the opening of a new container drayage site to serve all ports and container yards in the Baltimore area. Read More »

Khalifa Port set to open this year

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced the arrival of the first batch of Super Post Panamax ‘Ship to Shore’ (STS) container cranes at Khalifa Port. This marks a significant milestone for Khalifa Port as it readies for Phase 1 completion at the same Read More »

First Argentinian-owned Damen ASD 2810 tug arrives in Buenos Aires

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Argentinian towage and harbour company Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos (RUA) has just taken delivery of the ‘RUA Cap. Lucio R’, a Damen ASD 2810 tug. Although Damen’s tugs have operated in Argentina before, this vessel is the first time a Damen tug is owne Read More »

Cargo customers learn unique benefits of the Port of Halifax

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

“Reliable. Efficient. Effective. Get it there with the Port of Halifax.” That’s the message the Port is spreading to existing and potential containerized cargo customers with a new, dedicated containerized cargo website. Read More »

Maersk puts Uggla in charge of Svitzer

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A.P. Moller-Maersk has appointed Robert Uggla, a 33-year-old member of the group's controlling family, chief executive of its tugboats unit Svitzer. Read More »

PALFINGER AG signs two joint ventures with Sany Heavy Industry

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

PALFINGER AG, headquartered in Salzburg (Austria), and Sany Heavy Industry Co.,Ltd, headquartered in Changsha (People’s Republic of China), entered into an agreement on the establishment of two joint venture companies in which both parties will each hold Read More »

Port of Houston Authority approves contract to rehabilate Barbours Cut Wharves 1 & 2

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has approved a professional services contract with Jacobs Engineering Group for the rehabilitation of wharves 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut Container Terminal, among a host of matters decided during the Port Read More »

Ships wait 15-20 days to load Brazilian grains

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's impaired TGG soy and corn loading terminal at Santos is so far not having an impact on ship waiting times to carry grains from Brazilian ports to international markets, traders and vessel line-up data. Read More »

For Pakistan ship breakers, constant fear of death

AJOT | February 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Mehdi Hassan was clinging to a greasy rope, toiling high inside the hull of an oil tanker, when he became another victim of lax safety standards at Pakistan's Gaddani ship breaking yard. Read More »