Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA catches the drift

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA began handling wind energy cargo imports in 2001 when a vessel carrying 40 windmills arrived at the port. The windmills were manufactured by Vestas Group of Denmark and were destined for a wind farm west of Walla Walla, Washing Read More »

Two major victories assure continued work on Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, reports that two major financial developments related to the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project will assure continued work on this critical regional economic developme Read More »

Vale, Dalian Port seek to deepen ties after shipping ban

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China's Dalian Port said it was seeking more cooperation with Brazil's Vale, appearing to reach out to the world's largest iron ore producer after Beijing banned its giant ships from docking in China last month. Read More »

Dock worker strike exposes fragile Brazil ports

AJOT | February 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dock workers shut down the movement of global commodities through Brazilian ports early on February 22nd during a six-hour strike to protest the government's plan to overhaul regulations and put more than 150 terminals in the hands of the private sector. Read More »

At 131 mill tons in 2012 total throughput in the Port of Hamburg remained slightly below previous yr

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

At 131 mill tons in 2012 total throughput in the Port of Hamburg remained slightly below the previous yr. Read More »

Cargotec to establish MacGregor business area’s domicile in Singapore

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Board of Directors has in its meeting on February 11, 2013 decided to establish the domicile of the future parent company of MacGregor business area in Singapore. Consequently, the management of MacGregor will be based in Singapore. Cargotec co Read More »

ICTSI Gdynia wins port operations innovation awards

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) recently won Gold and Bronze Innovation Awards for its exceptional port projects and undertakings in Poland’s transport sector. Read More »

ISS US Gulf introduces documentation department to meet customer demand for streamlined service

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has created a dedicated US Gulf Documentation Department to meet customer demand for a centralised and streamlined service to handle cargo documentation for import and expor Read More »

LA Governor appoints Barkerding to Board of Commissioners at the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Robert “Rusty” Barkerding Jr., was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans on Feb. 8th. He joins the Board with 47 years of experience in the maritime industry and will serve a five-year term, succeeding V Read More »

NRF urges labor & management to keep ports open despite rejection of LA/Long Beach port contract

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold in response to this week’s rejection of a labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Local 63 Read More »

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority reports 10% gain in cargo tonnge in 2012

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With 4,418,674 metric tons of cargo handled at the Port of Philadelphia in 2012 compared to the 4,001,759 tons handled in 2011, the maritime facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) showed a healthy 10.42% gain in cargoes handled last Read More »

Rep. Richmond, Rep Grimm form Congressional Maritime Caucus

AJOT | February 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (LA-02) along with co-chair Michael G. Grimm (NY-11) announced the establishment of the Congressional Maritime Caucus. The Caucus will work to raise awareness among members of Congress on a broad range of maritime-relat Read More »

Myanmar’s ambitious Dawei project faces uncertainty

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dusty roads and makeshift offices are the only hints of the ambitious $50 billion project slated for the thick jungles near Myanmar's southern city of Dawei, billed by its developers as the "new global gateway of Indo-China". Read More »

Rain shield to operate at Brazil sugar berth by November

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A state-of-the-art roof shielding vessels from rain at Rumo's sugar terminal at Santos port in Brazil is expected to operate this year, a senior executive said. Read More »

Broward County and FEC Railway reach agreement to bulld Port Everglades rail facility

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has approved a 30-year lease and operating agreement with the Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC) to develop an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades, which will allow freigh Read More »

China limits ship ban to Vale’s mega vessels

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China's ban on large ships is limited to Vale's giant iron ore vessels, shipping sources said, clearing up confusion in the maritime community as to whether new government regulations could cover other smaller ships. Read More »

GPA provides testimony to Congress on harbor maintenance, deepening

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In live testimony before Congress, Georgia Ports Authority Director of Administration Jamie McCurry explained the need for greater federal funding for harbor maintenance and modernization. Read More »

Kiel gets container wayport status

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel has gained container wayport status by being added to the liner service network of Gothenburg-based shipping company TransAtlantic. With immediate effect, ships serving on the company’s Bothnia Line between Kerni/Oulu in Finland and Zeebr Read More »

Galveston’s Cernak selected to take helm at Port Everglades

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry announced that Steven Cernak, Port Director and Chief Executive Officer for Port of Galveston, has been selected as Chief Executive/Port Director for Broward County’s Port Everglades Department. Cernak will repla Read More »

Abu Dhabi’s Western Region welcomes new logistics port on Sir Bani Yas Island

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), in coordination with Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), has unveiled a new logistics port facility located on Sir Bani Yas Island in the Western Region. Read More »