Ports & Terminals

PRPA expresses condolences over deaths of two longshoremen

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Charles G. Kopp, Executive Director James T. McDermott, Jr., and the entire PRPA staff express their sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of Carmen DiRago and Vernon Knight, two Internatio Read More »

SC Ports post strong FY11 results

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping volume through South Carolina ports increased across all business segments in fiscal year 2011.

Container volume through the Port of Charleston rose 8.3 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, with 1.38 million 20-foot equivalent units Read More »

NC Ports ends FY 2011 with container and breakbulk volumes Increases

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The NC State Ports Authority increased cargo movement and operating revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 compared to last year. Container movements increased by more than 14 percent and general breakbulk cargo increased by more than 30 percent for Read More »

PD Ports welcomes four new RTG cranes to Teesport

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered to Teesport today are a key component of the current £16.7million expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent the biggest single equipment investment in the port since the containe Read More »

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posts largest increase in international 
tonnage in 2010

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posted the largest increase in international cargo of all the Great Lakes ports during the 2010 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Sa Read More »

Port of Seattle introduces carbon calculator

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle recently posted a carbon calculator to its web site. The feature is based on an updated study showing that the Port of Seattle offers the lowest carbon footprint for containers moving from Asia to the Midwest.

"Our new carbon calcu Read More »

Sri Lanka in $500 mlllion port deal with China Merchants

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sri Lanka said it had entered into a $500 million deal with China Merchants Holdings to upgrade the container terminal at the country's main port, in the commercial capital Colombo.

"The total investment in the project is expected to exceed $500 milli Read More »

USDOT’s Maritime Administration announces $9.98 million in grants to small shipyards

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $9.98 million in grants to 13 small shipyards throughout the United States to help modernize facilities, increase productivity, and help make the country’s small shipyards more competitive in the glob Read More »

ICTSI boosts automation in Philippine, Brazilian terminals

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has stepped up terminal automation at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines and Suape Container Terminal (SCT) in Recife, Brazil with the recent implementatio Read More »

Kenya port expanding to serve growing E.Africa

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya, whose main port serves as a gateway to landlocked countries in east Africa, plans to build a $300 million second container terminal at Mombasa to handle increased trade within the region, a senior ports official said.

East African nations have Read More »

Port of Tauranga sees record profit from cargo growth

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New Zealand's Port of Tauranga Ltd, the country's biggest export port, expects to post a record result this year as a revived economy and strong global commodity markets boost cargo volumes and earnings, the chief executive said.

The company, which ha Read More »

Light growth of throughput in the Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2011, 215 million tons of cargo were handled in the Port of Rotterdam, 1% more than in the first half of 2010. Incoming cargo increased by 2% to 153 million tons, and outgoing cargo decreased by 1% to 61 million tons. The throughput o Read More »

Brilliant cargo handling figures from Port of Hamburg for 2011 first half

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Germany’s largest universal port profited from a strengthened world economy and achieved a strong advance with seaborne cargo throughput up by 9.4 percent. During the first half of the year the Port of Hamburg handled seaborne cargoes totalling 64.1 milli Read More »

Panama Canal and the Port of New Orleans renew strategic alliance

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Port of New Orleans renewed their strategic alliance today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First initiated in 2003, the partnership aims to spur investment, increase trade and promote t Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority announces senior management promotions

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority director and chief executive officer James K. Lyons announced four promotions within his senior management team to meet expanding administration and operational needs. "We are experiencing significant growth in a number of Read More »

Port of Houston Authority wins first place Gulf Guardian Award for fuel-switching project

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority has won a first place 2011 Gulf Guardian Award for a far-reaching project to reduce emissions in the Gulf.

The Port Authority and its partners, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of International Affairs, the Mex Read More »

India’s Mundra port bans old ships after oil spill

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's Mundra port has banned ships older than 25 years of age from entering its waters after a sunken cargo ship leaked oil off the coast of Mumbai last week, a maritime firm said.

Panama-flagged cargo ship Rak Carrier, carrying 60,000 tons of Indon Read More »

ICTSI Davao unit hits 100,000th TEU mark

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services Corp. (DIPSSCOR), a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and cargo handler at the Sasa Wharf in the Port of Davao, southern Philippines, broke through the 100,000th TEU (twenty-foot Read More »

Panama Canal and Port Everglades renew partnership

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Port Everglades renewed their strategic alliance with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First signed in August 2009, the MOU, which is renewable for five years, solidifies both entities' dedicatio Read More »

Port of Everglades hosts White House Business Council Roundtable

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nearly two dozen Broward County business leaders and government officials joined together at Port Everglades, a driving force for business expansion in South Florida, for a White House Business Council Roundtable meeting to connect local business owners w Read More »