Ports & Terminals

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 »

Foreign-Trade Zone at Port Everglades leads Florida in exports and dollar value

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 (FTZ) at Port Everglades leads Florida in the value of international goods handled through its facilities, according to findings in a new state-by-state report released by the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Read More »

GPA and Logistec USA partnership modernizes terminal, deepens berth

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority and Logistec USA, Inc. signed a partnership that will modernize the East River Terminal at the Port of Brunswick to facilitate the growing international market for wood pellets. Logistec, a leading marine and environmental serv Read More »

Containerized cargo upswing continues for 3rd quarter at Port Everglades

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades experienced a third quarter of double-digit growth in containerized cargo over the same time period last year, which officials believe is a positive sign of economic recovery in South Florida.

Container cargo throughput in TEUs, or "20 Read More »

Foreign ports boost ICTSI 1H 2011 net income

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Foreign port operations and an improving global economy have combined to boost International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s (ICTSI) first semester volume, revenues and net income.

ICTSI reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the six Read More »

PortVision improves waterway visibility for Gulf intracoastal Canal Association members

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, has announced an agreement with the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) that will enable the organization’s members to view GICA waterway alerts and relat Read More »

One millionth Kia vehicle comes through the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The one millionth Kia vehicle to come into the United States through the Port of Tacoma – a 2011 Optima Hybrid, still covered in protective wrap – rolled off a ship at the Port’s Blair Terminal on August 11.

“We congratulate Kia Motors on reaching thi Read More »

Logistec moves wind towers through Trois-Rivières

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has succeeded in attracting a new type of cargo to the Port of Trois-Rivières (QC).

Logistec is now working with GE Energy to ship wind towers from the St. Lawrence River port to markets in the U.S. Midwest. Read More »

Port of San Francisco’s Pier 80 welcomes freighter carrying wind turbines

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

On August 2, 2011, The Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 Omni Terminal welcomed the M/V Star Hansa carrying wind turbine components for San Leandro, California-based Halus Power Systems. Halus imported wind tower sections, blades, nacelles, hubs and other Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver posts solid 2011 mid-year numbers

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver has released its 2011 mid-year results, with stable numbers showing solid performance for Canada's largest and most diverse port. The 2011 mid-year statistics report shows the Port handled 58.7 million tonnes of cargo in the first six Read More »

Port of Long Beach cuts diesel pollution more than 70%


AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s clean-air efforts are achieving dramatic across-the-board reductions in air pollution, including a 72 percent decline in diesel particulates, according to the latest comprehensive study.

The air quality improvements mark the f Read More »

Hutchison H1 undershoots due to 3G, port charge

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Li Ka-shing's ports-to-telecoms conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa fell short of forecasts for first half profits, dragged back by its 3G business and a bigger-than-expected charge on a major asset sale.

The company reported a more than sevenfold rise in Read More »

Konecranes expands its footprint in Saudi Arabia

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In June 2011, Konecranes acquired 100 percent of the Saudi Arabian crane manufacturer Saudi Cranes & Steel Works Factory Company Limited (“Saudi Cranes”). Saudi Cranes is headquartered in Al Jubail Industrial City and the company has approximately 100 emp Read More »

Shipping containers stuck in Karachi on Afghan-Pakistan trade dispute

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nearly 2,500 shipping containers bound for war-ravaged Afghanistan are stuck at Pakistan's Karachi port, officials said, in a wrangle over financial guarantees for the goods as part of a trade transit deal brokered by the United States.

The transit tr Read More »

Steel going strong at the Port of Houston

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In his monthly report at the July 26 Port Commission meeting, Chief Executive Officer Alec G. Dreyer said that steel continued its strong growth in June, but container operations saw a dip from last year's levels during the short summer lull for customers Read More »

Queue of ships loading Brazil sugar shrinks again

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The number of ships loading sugar at Brazil's ports or preparing to load shortened again to 56 vessels, shipping agency SA Commodities/Unimar said, roughly half the number queuing a year earlier.

The queue of ships has been shrinking steadily after hi Read More »

International Container withdraws bid for Singapore’s Portek

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services Inc of the Philippines has decided to withdraw its offer to take over Singapore's Portek International, International Container said on Monday in a Singapore Stock Exchange filing.

The decision came after Japa Read More »

GAC USA and Wightman Shipping join forces

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

GAC USA has formed an alliance with Wightman Shipping Co. in the United States of America (USA). Operating as GAC-Wightman Shipping, the collaboration offers shipping services across North-eastern and Mid-Atlantic ports in Philadelphia, New York and Balti Read More »

Port of Odense sets a clear course into the future

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In May 2011, the Port of Odense received delivery of a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550. With its impressive total height of 74 meter the crane is more than twice as high as the famous Round Tower in Copenhagen. The strong, ultramodern LHM Read More »