Ports & Terminals

Cargotec to establish MacGregor business area’s domicile in Singapore

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Board of Directors has in its meeting on February 11, 2013 decided to establish the domicile of the future parent company of MacGregor business area in Singapore. Consequently, the management of MacGregor will be based in Singapore. Cargotec co Read More »

ICTSI Gdynia wins port operations innovation awards

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) recently won Gold and Bronze Innovation Awards for its exceptional port projects and undertakings in Poland’s transport sector. Read More »

ISS US Gulf introduces documentation department to meet customer demand for streamlined service

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has created a dedicated US Gulf Documentation Department to meet customer demand for a centralised and streamlined service to handle cargo documentation for import and expor Read More »

LA Governor appoints Barkerding to Board of Commissioners at the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Robert “Rusty” Barkerding Jr., was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans on Feb. 8th. He joins the Board with 47 years of experience in the maritime industry and will serve a five-year term, succeeding V Read More »

NRF urges labor & management to keep ports open despite rejection of LA/Long Beach port contract

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold in response to this week’s rejection of a labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Local 63 Read More »

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority reports 10% gain in cargo tonnge in 2012

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With 4,418,674 metric tons of cargo handled at the Port of Philadelphia in 2012 compared to the 4,001,759 tons handled in 2011, the maritime facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) showed a healthy 10.42% gain in cargoes handled last Read More »

Rep. Richmond, Rep Grimm form Congressional Maritime Caucus

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (LA-02) along with co-chair Michael G. Grimm (NY-11) announced the establishment of the Congressional Maritime Caucus. The Caucus will work to raise awareness among members of Congress on a broad range of maritime-relat Read More »

Myanmar’s ambitious Dawei project faces uncertainty

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dusty roads and makeshift offices are the only hints of the ambitious $50 billion project slated for the thick jungles near Myanmar's southern city of Dawei, billed by its developers as the "new global gateway of Indo-China". Read More »

Rain shield to operate at Brazil sugar berth by November

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A state-of-the-art roof shielding vessels from rain at Rumo's sugar terminal at Santos port in Brazil is expected to operate this year, a senior executive said. Read More »

Broward County and FEC Railway reach agreement to bulld Port Everglades rail facility

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has approved a 30-year lease and operating agreement with the Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC) to develop an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades, which will allow freigh Read More »

China limits ship ban to Vale’s mega vessels

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China's ban on large ships is limited to Vale's giant iron ore vessels, shipping sources said, clearing up confusion in the maritime community as to whether new government regulations could cover other smaller ships. Read More »

GPA provides testimony to Congress on harbor maintenance, deepening

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In live testimony before Congress, Georgia Ports Authority Director of Administration Jamie McCurry explained the need for greater federal funding for harbor maintenance and modernization. Read More »

Kiel gets container wayport status

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel has gained container wayport status by being added to the liner service network of Gothenburg-based shipping company TransAtlantic. With immediate effect, ships serving on the company’s Bothnia Line between Kerni/Oulu in Finland and Zeebr Read More »

Galveston’s Cernak selected to take helm at Port Everglades

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry announced that Steven Cernak, Port Director and Chief Executive Officer for Port of Galveston, has been selected as Chief Executive/Port Director for Broward County’s Port Everglades Department. Cernak will repla Read More »

Abu Dhabi’s Western Region welcomes new logistics port on Sir Bani Yas Island

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), in coordination with Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), has unveiled a new logistics port facility located on Sir Bani Yas Island in the Western Region. Read More »

Arctic ice melt lifts hopes for Russian maritime trade

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

When severe snowstorms prevented life-sustaining fuel supplies from reaching the frozen Alaskan town of Nome, U.S. officials turned to a Russian company for help. Read More »

DP World sees 2011 earnings in line with expectations

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World , the world's third-largest port operator, said its core earnings for 2011 would be in line with analysts expectations, as container volumes rose 10 percent over the prior year. Read More »

DP World sells stake in container services firm

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, sold its 34 percent stake in U.K-based Tilbury Container Services Ltd for $75.48 million, it said in a statement. Read More »

Iran grain shipments stranded as sanctions bite

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

European Union sanctions have paralyzed food import deals to Iran leaving about 400,000 tons of grain held up on at least 10 ships outside Iranian ports for as long as three weeks, trade sources say. Read More »

New program to improve air quality at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Owners and operators of short-haul dray trucks that serve the Port of Baltimore are encouraged to apply for incentives to purchase newer, cleaner running trucks under a program underwritten by federal and state funds. The Maryland Port Administration (MP Read More »