Ports & Terminals

PRPA signs cooperation agreement with Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda

AJOT | January 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Republic of Lithuania and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding that promises to open Philadelphia ports to the European and Asian shipping trade via the ice-free port of Klaipeda, the Li Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Philadelphia’s 2011 cargo statistics show sizable gains for most port cargoes

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With 3,993,616 metric tons of cargo handled at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s waterfront facilities in 2011 compared with the 3,628,312 tons of cargo handled in 2010, the Port of Philadelphia marked a solid 10% increase in cargo last year, off Read More »

Premium Article  Delaware River ports remain strong, some changes coming

Karen Thuermer | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Just like the ebb and flow of the tides on the Delaware River, its ports never remain static. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Philadelphia welcomes new year with record-size cargo of cocoa beans

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s dedicated cocoa-handling facility at Pier 84 is no stranger to large shipments of cocoa beans from the world’s cocoa-producing nations, with the facility routinely establishing and breaking records based on the s Read More »

Port of New Orleans lauds Congressional delegation’s efforts to secure Mississippi River maintenance

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans officials are hailing Louisiana’s Congressional delegation for their efforts to direct vital maintenance dollars to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Lower Mississippi River deep-draft channel to its authorized dimensions Read More »

New World Alliance adds Charleston calls to new trans-Atlantic service

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The New World Alliance consortium of ocean carriers announced a new Trans-Atlantic service that includes twice-weekly calls at the Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal. Read More »

Port of Long Beach, OOCL to sign $4.6 billion middle harbor lease


AJOT | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement on a 40-year, $4.6 billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) for the Middle Harbor property, in what would be the largest deal of its kind for any U.S. seaport, Port of Long Beach Exe Read More »

Ports of Indiana handles largest annual tonnage in five years

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana handled 8.1 million tons of cargo in 2011, the largest annual tonnage since 2006. New ethanol and dried distillers grains (DDGs) shipments combined with gains in limestone, salt and steel cargoes fueled a 5 percent increase in total s Read More »

Dubai World unit eyes sale of UK asset to meet debt

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Economic Zones World (EZW), a unit of Dubai World, is considering the sale of its UK-based warehouse property developer Gazeley, as it looks to repay some of its debt of over $2 billion this year, three banking sources said. Read More »

Bentley proposes remedy as more nations divert US bound imports to avoid paying taxes

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Changing the Harbor Maintenance Tax from being collected only on ocean-borne cargoes to being collected on all freight from foreign sources entering the United States was proposed in a speech here tonight by former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley. Read More »

Konecranes to deliver two ship-to-shore cranes to Mozambique

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

At the end of December 2011, Konecranes received an order for two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Cornelder de Moçambique (CdM). The cranes will be equipped with Konecranes’ remote management system and delivered to Port of Beira, Mozambique, in 2013. The Read More »

BMW’s South Carolina expansion plans demonstrate unique value of Foreign-Trade Zones Program

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, recipient of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones’ 2011 Exporter of the Year award, has announced plans to significantly expand the capacity of its only U.S. plant by adding 300 jobs in 2012 and 700 more over the Read More »

Business up at South Carolina Ports in 2011

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) closed calendar year 2011 with volume increases across business segments, concluding a year highlighted by progress on the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project, record big ship traffic and the completion of major c Read More »

FESCO Russian Pacific Line’s first sailing departs the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The first sailing of FESCO Russian Pacific Line’s new direct all water service to Vladivostok departed the Port of Tacoma now.
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G4S Technology LLC awarded a contract to perform security integration services at the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta) a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, has been awarded a $2.3M contract from the Port of Tacoma, one of the largest container ports in North Ame Read More »

Hutchison Port Holdings provides enhanced automated cargo security and asset monitoring service

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) unveils StellarTrak™ -- an enhanced web-based, on-demand service that will provide HPH’s LoadStar customers with next generation cargo security, monitoring and asset tracking services. Read More »

ICTSI unit builds new $250 million terminal in Mexico

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) said its Mexican unit has started constructing a $250 million container terminal in Mexico to be completed in 18 to 24 months. Read More »

Kiel well-placed for 2012

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel turned round more than six million tons of cargo last year for the first time ever. It posted a turnover figure of 6,293.374 tons exactly at the turn of the year - an increase of 8.5 % over the previous year. Read More »

PSA says 2011 container volume up,outlook uncertain

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore port operator PSA International Pte Ltd said its container cargo volume rose 5.6 percent in 2011 from 2010 but warned that the outlook for this year was uncertain due to the expected slowdown in global growth. Read More »

Liebherr to supply its 100th mobile harbour crane to Africa

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr celebrates a major milestone. In March 2012, their one hundredth mobile harbour crane for the African continent is going to be delivered to APM Terminals Apapa. Read More »