Ports & Terminals

Murmansk port up for auction after sale collapses

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Murmansk Commercial Sea Port was put up for sale by its owners after a failed attempt to sell it for $250 million to trader Gennady Timchenko, sources close to the sale told Reuters.

"The port is up for grabs after Timchenko quit," a source close to t Read More »

Germany seizes 5 million euros of cocaine in major haul

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

German police said they had detained seven men suspected of smuggling an estimated 5 million euros worth of cocaine, in one of the country's largest ever strikes against drug trafficking.

Police said some 100 kg of cocaine was intercepted in Berlin. T Read More »

Cascade Sierra Solutions to manage new clean ports programs

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Heavy duty diesel trucks typically pass through a progression of owners as they age, often operating at seaports toward the end of their useful lives. These older trucks are the least fuel efficient and produce more air pollution than newer models. So, ma Read More »

PRPA expresses condolences over deaths of two longshoremen

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Charles G. Kopp, Executive Director James T. McDermott, Jr., and the entire PRPA staff express their sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of Carmen DiRago and Vernon Knight, two Internatio Read More »

SC Ports post strong FY11 results

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping volume through South Carolina ports increased across all business segments in fiscal year 2011.

Container volume through the Port of Charleston rose 8.3 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, with 1.38 million 20-foot equivalent units Read More »

NC Ports ends FY 2011 with container and breakbulk volumes Increases

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The NC State Ports Authority increased cargo movement and operating revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 compared to last year. Container movements increased by more than 14 percent and general breakbulk cargo increased by more than 30 percent for Read More »

PD Ports welcomes four new RTG cranes to Teesport

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered to Teesport today are a key component of the current £16.7million expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent the biggest single equipment investment in the port since the containe Read More »

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posts largest increase in international 
tonnage in 2010

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posted the largest increase in international cargo of all the Great Lakes ports during the 2010 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Sa Read More »

Port of Seattle introduces carbon calculator

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle recently posted a carbon calculator to its web site. The feature is based on an updated study showing that the Port of Seattle offers the lowest carbon footprint for containers moving from Asia to the Midwest.

"Our new carbon calcu Read More »

Sri Lanka in $500 mlllion port deal with China Merchants

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sri Lanka said it had entered into a $500 million deal with China Merchants Holdings to upgrade the container terminal at the country's main port, in the commercial capital Colombo.

"The total investment in the project is expected to exceed $500 milli Read More »

USDOT’s Maritime Administration announces $9.98 million in grants to small shipyards

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $9.98 million in grants to 13 small shipyards throughout the United States to help modernize facilities, increase productivity, and help make the country’s small shipyards more competitive in the glob Read More »

ICTSI boosts automation in Philippine, Brazilian terminals

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has stepped up terminal automation at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines and Suape Container Terminal (SCT) in Recife, Brazil with the recent implementatio Read More »

Kenya port expanding to serve growing E.Africa

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya, whose main port serves as a gateway to landlocked countries in east Africa, plans to build a $300 million second container terminal at Mombasa to handle increased trade within the region, a senior ports official said.

East African nations have Read More »

Port of Tauranga sees record profit from cargo growth

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New Zealand's Port of Tauranga Ltd, the country's biggest export port, expects to post a record result this year as a revived economy and strong global commodity markets boost cargo volumes and earnings, the chief executive said.

The company, which ha Read More »

Light growth of throughput in the Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2011, 215 million tons of cargo were handled in the Port of Rotterdam, 1% more than in the first half of 2010. Incoming cargo increased by 2% to 153 million tons, and outgoing cargo decreased by 1% to 61 million tons. The throughput o Read More »

Brilliant cargo handling figures from Port of Hamburg for 2011 first half

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Germany’s largest universal port profited from a strengthened world economy and achieved a strong advance with seaborne cargo throughput up by 9.4 percent. During the first half of the year the Port of Hamburg handled seaborne cargoes totalling 64.1 milli Read More »

Panama Canal and the Port of New Orleans renew strategic alliance

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Port of New Orleans renewed their strategic alliance today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First initiated in 2003, the partnership aims to spur investment, increase trade and promote t Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority announces senior management promotions

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority director and chief executive officer James K. Lyons announced four promotions within his senior management team to meet expanding administration and operational needs. "We are experiencing significant growth in a number of Read More »

Port of Houston Authority wins first place Gulf Guardian Award for fuel-switching project

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority has won a first place 2011 Gulf Guardian Award for a far-reaching project to reduce emissions in the Gulf.

The Port Authority and its partners, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of International Affairs, the Mex Read More »

India’s Mundra port bans old ships after oil spill

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's Mundra port has banned ships older than 25 years of age from entering its waters after a sunken cargo ship leaked oil off the coast of Mumbai last week, a maritime firm said.

Panama-flagged cargo ship Rak Carrier, carrying 60,000 tons of Indon Read More »