Ports & Terminals

With port fees Port of Hamburg bets on container giants

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) will continue to pursue its stabilizing port fee strategy. Despite the strong growth in especially large container ships, the cap will not be raised. Ships will pay port fees only for a size of up to about 110,000 gross to Read More »

DOT formally awards $16.7 million to the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari officially awarded the Port of New Orleans a $16.7 million grant to rebuild and relocate a specialized rail yard near the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The funding is part of the Department’s T Read More »

Jensen completes design of escort tugs for Moran

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary, has completed the design of three additional tugboats for Moran Towing Corp., a New Canaan, CT, tug-and-barge operator on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts. The additional boats will bring Mora Read More »

Federal government continues itscommitment to Craney Island with $26 million in spending package

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The federal government's commitment to the eastward expansion of Craney Island continues as $26.8 million has been included for project in a new federal spending package, which is awaiting the President's signature. Read More »

ECT sues Rotterdam port

AJOT | December 20, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Chinese-owned container terminal operator ECT has sued Rotterdam port and asked for 900 million euros ($1.2 billion) compensation in a dispute over container operators due to open in the enlarged harbor in the coming years, the port said. Read More »

Boeing, Port of Everett welcome shipment of parts for 1,000th 777

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Boeing and the Port of Everett recently celebrated the arrival of the first shipment of parts for Boeing's 1,000th 777 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Hiroshima, Japan. The shipment, including body panels, was received at the Port of Everett's Mou Read More »

Cocoa filled container vessels call at the Port of Amsterdam

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The joint container promotion by the Ter Haak Group and Port of Amsterdam is paying off. Three container shipping companies have chosen the Amsterdam port for the supply of West African cocoa beans to the European market. Read More »

Downturn in container volume continues

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container trade volume at the Port of Long Beach dropped 17.6 percent overall in November compared to the same period a year ago. Imports were down 15.6 percent, and exports dipped 22.2 percent. Read More »

ICTSI opens reefer express lane at the MICT

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently launched a reefer express lane (REL) service at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) for the faster release of import reefer containers via MICT’s West Gate. Read More »

Port awarded $17 million for rail project

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach was awarded $17 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fund a rail track improvement project that will allow for a shift of more cargo from trucks to trains. Read More »

Governor appoints Cooper to Board of Commissioners at Port of New Orleans

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Scott Cooper, President of Crescent Towing and Executive Vice President of Cooper/ T. Smith, was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Port operations back to normal after protest disruptions

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Operations were back to normal at West Coast ports, a day after a series of anti-Wall Street protests disrupted arrival of trucks and dockworkers at several terminals. Read More »

Zeeland Ports to expand steel infrastructure

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zeeland Seaports aims to expand the infrastructure it provides for processing steel over the next few months to take advantage of rising European imports of steel semi-finished products, an official at the Dutch port authority said.

The local governme Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports Company signs MoU with Duisport

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (APDC) signed a MoU with Duisport in the presence of a high ranking trade mission from Germany recently. The signing, which took place at the Emirates Palace, was attended by Capt. Mohamed Juma Al-Shamisi, Vice President Ports Unit Read More »

Anti-Wall Street activists march on West Coast ports

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Anti-Wall Street activists trying to shut down West Coast ports this week managed to close several terminals and scuffled with police, but fell short of mounting the full-scale cargo blockade they had promised. Read More »

Council advises US DOT Secretary on maritime issues and opportunities

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Paul Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), has been named to the Port Subcommittee of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). The MTSNAC provides guidance to the U.S. Secretary of Tran Read More »

Mega ships coming to Hamburg in ever growing numbers

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

14,000-TEU mega-containership “CSCL Mars” in Port of Hamburg on maiden voyage

Year by year, the number of exceptionally large ships (known as AGFs in German) calling in the Port of Hamburg is growing and with it, the size of such ships. With th Read More »

Port of Rotterdam and North Rhine-Westphalia partners in logistics for Germany

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Economy Minister Harry K. Voigtsberger intends to press the federal German government to take cross-border infrastructure projects into account in implementing the national port concept. The minister made this clear during a p Read More »

Protests halt grain loading at PNW export terminal

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Anti-Wall Street demonstrations disrupted grain loading at an export terminal in Portland, Oregon, but facilities elsewhere in the key grains shipping corridor reported no disruptions, industry sources said. Read More »

Brazil Santos port strike suspended

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dockers at Brazil's biggest port, Santos, have called off a threatened strike scheduled for Monday as a regional labor tribunal will examine their grievances over a pay deal this week, the union said. Read More »