Ports & Terminals

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 »

Port Botany project handed over to operator

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

One of the most ambitious port expansion projects in Australia’s history is now just months away from completion.

NSW Ports Minister Duncan Gay today handed over the site of Sydney Ports Corporation’s $1 billion Port Botany Expansion project third con Read More »

Panama Canal and GPA renew and strengthen alliance

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which owns and operates the Port of Savannah, renewed their ties today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU, renewable for five years, was first signed in Read More »

Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach announce clean air award winners


AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected seven local maritime and cargo companies as this year’s recipients of the Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, an honor presented to those taking extraordinary measures to cut air emissions, moder Read More »

Permanent concrete work begins at Panama Canal expansion

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In yet another major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, permanent concrete work for the Atlantic and Pacific new set of locks recently began – marking one of the most important phases of the construction.

Last March, the contractor, Gr Read More »

Gottwald cranes christened for Associated Terminals

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Associated Terminals is in the midst of another busy year for capital expenditures, taking delivery of two new floating cranes. In a slight departure from recent christenings, the company held two ceremonies on-site, the first at the Port of St. Bernard a Read More »

Sugar delays to ease as Santos port modernizes

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Delays in sugar loading at Santos are expected to ease as Latin America's No. 1 port modernizes, port and shipping executives said.

Santos, Brazil's leading sugar port, has seen delays in sugar loading stretching to several weeks, before the peak of t Read More »

Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has three new officers

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Board approved a resolution officially ratifying the election of new officers July 21, 2011.

The Port Board elected Commissioner Pamela Calloway to serve as president of the board. Commissioner Gilda Gonzales was elected to serve as 1st vice Read More »

Rare heavy snow snarls South African transport

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

An unusually heavy snowfall that blanketed large parts of South Africa snarled transport, halting trains and leaving thousands of motorists stranded after highways closed.

The winter storm also brought high winds that played havoc with shipping and de Read More »

MSC transfers services to Port of Felixstowe berths 8&9

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

During on-going operational commissioning at the new Berths 8 & 9, the Port of Felixstowe recently welcomed Capt. Rafaelle Porzio – MSC Operations Manager, who arrived on board the MSC Kalina, which celebrated its maiden call at the new terminal.

Both Read More »

Panama’s economic activity rises 9.5% in May

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Panama's economic activity rose 9.5 percent in May compared to the same month a year earlier, the government said. Read More »

GPA posts double-digit increases for TEUs, Autos & Breakbulk in FY2011

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz has announced that the GPA handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers) at the Port of Savannah, more than 465,000 automobiles and machinery units at the Por Read More »

Ports operator DP World sees higher H1 profit

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World , the world's third-largest ports operator, expects a "significant improvement" in first-half profit after container volumes rose 11 percent, helped by growth in Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

The ports operator also expects full-year res Read More »

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch marks five years of operation and customer service improvements…

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch marks five years of operation and customer service improvements using SPARCS N4 Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced Read More »

Charleston moves largest container ship

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Carolina welcomed the largest container ship to ever call the Port of Charleston when the MSC BRUXELLES docked at the Wando Welch Terminal recently.

The 109,000-ton ship is more than 1,100 feet long and 150 feet wide. It can carry the equivalen Read More »

Judge rules Long Beach Clean Truck Program settlement in violation of CA Environmental Law

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

"This Court decision is a victory for Long Beach residents. The ruling affirms concerns from clean air advocates that have long declared the Long Beach Portʼs backroom deal nothing short of caving in to industry polluters at the expense of residents Read More »