Ports & Terminals

Zepol reports September vessel imports decrease

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for September, measured in TEUs, decreased 6.73% from August and showed a similar decrease of 4.52% from September of 2010. The total number of shipments a Read More »

Wind energy farm began construction on Port Corpus Christi property

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Revolution Energy, LLC., has begun the construction of its “Harbor Wind” wind energy farm on Port Corpus Christi property. The wind energy farm, located on the north side of the Port’s inner harbor, is known to be the first wind energy farm located Read More »

Cargo increases, land gains, facility improvements, and progress in channel deepening among Port…

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With newly-released cargo statistics showing a healthy 12 percent gain in cargoes handled at the Port of Philadelphia during the first eight months this year compared to last, cargo activity was only the latest highlight among many successes this year at Read More »

ICTSI Manila to get 8 new RTGs

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will soon take delivery of eight brand new rubber tired gantries (RTG) to support the Manila International Container Terminal’s (MICT) new Berth 6 operation. Read More »

Cargo increases, land gains, facility improvements, and progress in channel deepening among Port…

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With newly-released cargo statistics showing a healthy 12 percent gain in cargoes handled at the Port of Philadelphia during the first eight months this year compared to last, cargo activity was only the latest highlight among many successes this year at Read More »

Booming Baltic container trade

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The container trade between Rotterdam and the countries around the Baltic Sea, boomed in 2010. The volume rose with almost 50% to, for the first time in the Rotterdam ‘container history’, more than one million TEU (between 912,000 and 1,146,000 TEU (*)). Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports Co. and Cisco unveil a new route for collaboration

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cisco announced that the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) chose Cisco Borderless Network and Collaboration solutions for Phase 1 of its Port Special Systems project. The deployment will enable ADPC to build a secure and reliable platform to deliver services Read More »

APM to run biggest Nordic container terminal

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port operator APM Terminals has agreed to take over the Nordic region's biggest container terminal, in western Sweden, and to invest 800 million crowns ($120 million) in it over five years, the Port of Gothenburg said. Read More »

Djibouti to spend $330 mlllion on port expansion

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Djibouti plans to spend $330 million on expanding its port, an exercise that is expected to be complete by 2014 and to increase the cargo throughput, its port authority said.

Djibouti's port, run by Dubai's DP World, is the lifeblood of its economy. Read More »

FMTs new presence in Lake Charles, LA

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Following a successful bidding process, Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT) and Gearbulk, Inc. have entered into an agreement under which FMT will provide stevedoring and terminal services in Lake Charles, LA. Read More »

Hurricane Jova floods Mexico’s main Pacific port

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hurricane Jova flooded the streets of Mexico's main Pacific port with torrential rain, inundating several popular beach resorts and felling trees along the coast.

Streets in the port city of Manzanillo were underwater, communities along the coast were Read More »

Intelligent cranes on the move

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

To ensure that cranes used in demanding industrial processes are up and running at all times, Konecranes has recently launched an innovative remote services product family named Truconnect. The first two products in this family are the Truview data report Read More »

Konecranes announces preliminary 3RD quarter figures, lowers 2011operating profit guidence

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes forecasts its 2011 operating profit, excluding possible restructuring costs, to be approximately on the same level as in 2010. Sales are expected to be higher than in 2010.

The demand for Konecranes’ products and services developed Read More »

Panama Canal completes major step in expansion program

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC). The Pacific Access Channel will connect the Read More »

Transnet seeks new port pricing plan

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South African freight logistics group Transnet plans to develop a new pricing strategy for ports that is expected to be adopted in March 2012, the Business Report newspaper reported.

State-owned Transnet is in charge of South Africa's major freight ra Read More »

Premium Article  Importers and exporters find many benefits in Virginia

Karen Thuermer | October 10, 2011 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Virginia is ranked America’s Top State for Business by CNBC in 2011! On top of that, Virginia is also ranked tops of any state east of the Mississippi in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s economic competitiveness ranking of the states. Read More »

Premium Article  Current Economy Aside, Port of Virginia is Ready for the Future

Karen Thuermer | October 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Business at the Port of Virginia, like other East Coast seaports, mirrors the national economy. The only exception is growth figures are slightly better than those of the United States. Read More »

Premium Article  GPA expands refrigerated capacity for poultry exports

AJOT | October 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors approved a $4.75 million project today that will expand the Port of Savannah’s capacity for refrigerated container storage by 45 percent. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway workers give strike notice

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a shipping route connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, gave management notice that they could go on strike. Read More »

Malcolm Rail launches new Teesport-Scotland service

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Malcolm Rail has launched a new rail service between PD Ports’ Teesport facility and Scotland. Read More »