Ports & Terminals

Port of Baltimore welcomes its largest container ship

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore yesterday welcomed its largest container ship ever when the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Bruxelles made a call at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The six-year old ship can carry a maximum of approximately Read More »

ICTSI studying options on Portek bid

AJOT | July 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Philippines' International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) said it was studying its options on its takeover bid for Singapore's Portek International Ltd after Japan's Mitsui & Co gave a higher offer.

Mitsui said it had an agreement to acqu Read More »

PortofGraysHarbor.com receives honor in AAPA’s 2011 Communications Award Program

AJOT | July 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade group representing leading port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 20 seaports to be recognized for exemplary communication projects at its annual awards event later thi Read More »

Bunker levy passes the buck on tackling climate change, says BSC


AJOT | July 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

At its quarterly meeting held in London, the British Shippers Council (BSC) – a democratic arm of the UK’s Freight Transport Association – resolutely rebuffed proposals to impose a bunker levy on shippers to fund environmental compensation schemes. The C Read More »

Mitsui says has agreement for control of Portek

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said it had an agreement to acquire majority control of Singapore's Portek International said it had an agreement to acquire majority control of Singapore's after launching a S$221 million ($180 million) bid for the port Read More »

New Saudi shipyard to get TTS transfer system

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

TTS Handling Systems has recently agreed a contract with Zamil Offshore Services company in Dammam, Saudi Arabia for the design, associated engineering and supply of a transfer system for the newly planned shipyard in Dammam Port. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes Cosco Glory

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe welcomed the maiden call of the Cosco Glory, the newest and largest vessel in the Cosco fleet, on Sunday 10th July 2011.

The Cosco Glory and sister ship Cosco Pride were constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, measure 3 Read More »

ACP and SCPA forge ties

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which owns and operates the Port of Charleston, renewed their ties with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First signed in July 2003, the MOU, which is re Read More »

PD Ports sows seeds of success at Medina Wharf

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A grain storage co-operative, based at Medina Wharf on the Isle of Wight, has helped safeguard its future thanks to a new 20-year lease, signed with the port operator and logistics firm, PD Ports.

Isle of Wight Grain Storage Ltd, which handles 90% of Read More »

Governor Scott breaks ground on Eller Drive Project at the Port of Everglades

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Rick Scott, as part of his ongoing focus to improve Florida’s economy and create jobs, helped break ground for construction of the Eller Drive Overpass project at the entrance to Port Everglades. The $42.5 million project in Broward County is a c Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority Pinto Terminal receives top honor recepient of AAPA’S 2011 facilities..

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has been awarded the American Association of Port Authorities' top honor in engineering for innovation and handling technology deployed at the Authority's Pinto Terminal. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Read More »

Port of Long Beach hires firm to lead executive search


AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

National executive search firm RSR Partners will lead the Port of Long Beach’s search for a successor to Executive Director Richard D. Steinke, who recently announced that he will be retiring.

RSR, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, is one of the nation Read More »

Singapore firm to manage Cuban container terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singaporean port operator PSA International Pte. Ltd. has quietly signed on to manage a container terminal under construction at the Cuban port of Mariel, sources close to the project said.

The terminal is part of a larger scheme to develop Mariel Bay Read More »

Repeat RTG order for Konecranes from Luka Koper in Slovenia

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In May 2011 Konecranes received another RTG order from port and logistics service provider Luka Koper in Slovenia. The order comprises two RTG cranes. Luka Koper is Konecranes’ long-term customer, already having STS and RTG cranes, as well as grab unloade Read More »

Viterra assumes full operation of the Montreal Port Authority’s grain terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc. and the Montreal Port Authority has announced that Viterra has commenced operation of the Grain Terminal previously managed by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). This follows the April 21, 2011 announcement by Viterra and the Montreal Port Au Read More »

BHP halts Port Hedland operations after fatality

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Global miner BHP Billiton has suspended port and rail operations at the Port Hedland iron ore terminal in Western Australia after a fatal incident, the company said.

The port, one of the world's largest for exporting iron ore, remained open for busine Read More »

PSA to develop, operate Saudi container terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore port operator PSA International said its joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has been awarded the concession to develop, operate and manage the second container terminal at King Abdul Aziz Port.

The project in Damm Read More »

Port of Oakland adopts 2011-2012 budget

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners just adopted a 2011-2012 fiscal year (FY) operating budget of $296.6 million. This is a 1.8% increase over anticipated FY2011 actuals and a 5% increase over the current FY 2011 budget, which was focused on stabilizi Read More »

Nautilius acquires Suderman

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nautilus International Holding Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of Suderman Contracting Stevedores, Inc. and Suderman Terminals, Inc.

The Suderman companies serve a diverse array of cargo and cruise sectors, including dry bulk, project Read More »

Viterra assumes full operation of the Montreal Port Authority’s grain terminal

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc. and the Montreal Port Authority has announced that Viterra has commenced operation of the Grain Terminal previously managed by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). This follows the April 21, 2011 announcement by Viterra and the Montreal Port Au Read More »