Ports & Terminals

Grand Alliance upsizes ships in Port of Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With the call of the OOCL California, an alliance of ocean carriers is upsizing its vessels calling the Port of Charleston. Read More »

ICTSI Georgia unit, Arkas Line ink terminal services agreement

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICTL) recently signed a terminal services agreement with Arkas Line, a new shipping line to call at BICT. Read More »

Kizad awarded ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) has announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 quality certification by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA). The designation is an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems t Read More »

Port of Long Beach welcomes largest container ship

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach recently welcomed the largest container ship ever to call to North America, the MSC Fabiola. The vessel, measuring 1,200 feet in length and capable of carrying more than 12,000 container units, docked at Pier T on Terminal Island. Read More »

Santos to invest $3.2 billion, eyes IPO

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's largest port will invest $3.2 billion in infrastructure through 2014 and eventually plans an initial public share offering as it seeks to ensure funding to overcome logjams and red tape that have left food rotting on the docks. Read More »

Grand Alliance upsizes ships in Port of Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With the call of the OOCL California, an alliance of ocean carriers is upsizing its vessels calling the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Iran food stockpiling grows as grain ships near port

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Vessels carrying at least 360,000 tons of grain are lined up to unload in Iran, Reuters shipping data showed, a sign that Tehran is succeeding in stockpiling food to blunt the impact of tougher Western sanctions. Read More »

Port of Indiana earns ninth international shipping award

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. (SLSDC) recently named the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor a recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for the 2011 navigation season. This annual award is presented to U.S. Great Lakes ports th Read More »

Port of San Francisco Foreign Trade Zone #3 approved for Alternative Site Framework Program

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently approved the Port of San Francisco’s request for reorganizing its Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #3 under the new Alternative Site Framework (ASF) program, a more efficient process that requires less paperwork and stream Read More »

Savannah ocean exchange doubles prize money

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

After landing a new major sponsor, the Savannah Ocean Exchange has doubled its prize money to $200,000. Read More »

Djibouti finalising finances for new ports

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Djibouti's port authority is close to securing $4.4 billion from international banks to finance the building of five new ports in the next four years to meet growing demand for trade boosted by South Sudan's gaining of independence. Read More »

February held increases in TEUs, rail volume and barge moves at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 157,050 TEUs in February, an increase of 2.2 percent when compared with totals from February 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 311,350 TEUs vs. 312,911 TEUs handled during the same period last year. Read More »

Lekki Port Enterprise, ICTSI ink MoU for Lekki port in Nigeria

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation of the container terminal of Tolaram .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Read More »

Port Everglades welcomes Cernak as its new CE/Port Director

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

This week, Port Everglades welcomed its new Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak to the South Florida seaport. Cernak replaces Phillip C. Allen, who recently retired after leading Port Everglades since 2006. Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority’s Pinto Terminal handles record steel shipment

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The largest import steel shipment handled at the Port of Mobile commenced operations at the Alabama State Port Authority’s Pinto Terminal. The MV SHI DAI 20 arrived in port at a surveyed draft of 42.3 feet carrying 4,259 carbon steel slabs weighing in at Read More »

Cargo up 5% at Kenya port on jump in South Sudan trade

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South Sudan nearly doubled shipment volumes through Kenya's main port last year, helping the port achieve a greater-than-expected 5 percent increase in cargo volumes despite heavy congestion and slow cargo clearance, its operator said. Read More »

Metro Ports appoints new general manager - west gulf operations

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of Troy Gouger to the position of general manager, West Gulf operations. Read More »

Port of Stockton expands rail tracks by a mile

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton, Calif., in a public-private partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Metro Ports, added 5,825 feet of new track to the east port interchange tracks, forming a loop that will allow inbound and outbound trains to operate without Read More »

Liebherr to receive order for 1000th mobile harbor crane

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr starts impressively well into 2012, selling their 1000th Mobile Harbour Crane. This success is based on a constant process of technical improvement as well as an uncompromising commitment to highest quality standards. Read More »

Argentina port strike hits 85 grain ships

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A week-long strike by specialized port workers has held up about 85 grains ships in Rosario port, the biggest agricultural hub in grains powerhouse Argentina, an exporters chamber said. Read More »