Ports & Terminals

Cocoa filled container vessels call at the Port of Amsterdam

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The joint container promotion by the Ter Haak Group and Port of Amsterdam is paying off. Three container shipping companies have chosen the Amsterdam port for the supply of West African cocoa beans to the European market. Read More »

Downturn in container volume continues

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container trade volume at the Port of Long Beach dropped 17.6 percent overall in November compared to the same period a year ago. Imports were down 15.6 percent, and exports dipped 22.2 percent. Read More »

ICTSI opens reefer express lane at the MICT

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently launched a reefer express lane (REL) service at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) for the faster release of import reefer containers via MICT’s West Gate. Read More »

Port awarded $17 million for rail project

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach was awarded $17 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fund a rail track improvement project that will allow for a shift of more cargo from trucks to trains. Read More »

Governor appoints Cooper to Board of Commissioners at Port of New Orleans

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Scott Cooper, President of Crescent Towing and Executive Vice President of Cooper/ T. Smith, was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Port operations back to normal after protest disruptions

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Operations were back to normal at West Coast ports, a day after a series of anti-Wall Street protests disrupted arrival of trucks and dockworkers at several terminals. Read More »

Zeeland Ports to expand steel infrastructure

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zeeland Seaports aims to expand the infrastructure it provides for processing steel over the next few months to take advantage of rising European imports of steel semi-finished products, an official at the Dutch port authority said.

The local governme Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports Company signs MoU with Duisport

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (APDC) signed a MoU with Duisport in the presence of a high ranking trade mission from Germany recently. The signing, which took place at the Emirates Palace, was attended by Capt. Mohamed Juma Al-Shamisi, Vice President Ports Unit Read More »

Anti-Wall Street activists march on West Coast ports

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Anti-Wall Street activists trying to shut down West Coast ports this week managed to close several terminals and scuffled with police, but fell short of mounting the full-scale cargo blockade they had promised. Read More »

Council advises US DOT Secretary on maritime issues and opportunities

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Paul Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), has been named to the Port Subcommittee of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). The MTSNAC provides guidance to the U.S. Secretary of Tran Read More »

Mega ships coming to Hamburg in ever growing numbers

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

14,000-TEU mega-containership “CSCL Mars” in Port of Hamburg on maiden voyage

Year by year, the number of exceptionally large ships (known as AGFs in German) calling in the Port of Hamburg is growing and with it, the size of such ships. With th Read More »

Port of Rotterdam and North Rhine-Westphalia partners in logistics for Germany

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Economy Minister Harry K. Voigtsberger intends to press the federal German government to take cross-border infrastructure projects into account in implementing the national port concept. The minister made this clear during a p Read More »

Protests halt grain loading at PNW export terminal

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Anti-Wall Street demonstrations disrupted grain loading at an export terminal in Portland, Oregon, but facilities elsewhere in the key grains shipping corridor reported no disruptions, industry sources said. Read More »

Brazil Santos port strike suspended

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dockers at Brazil's biggest port, Santos, have called off a threatened strike scheduled for Monday as a regional labor tribunal will examine their grievances over a pay deal this week, the union said. Read More »

Tilden joins Brookfield ports team

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brookfield Infrastructure Group is pleased to announce that Doug Tilden, former chief executive officer of Marine Terminals Corp., has joined the company as senior consultant for its ports business. Read More »

Vale may start Philippines-based Asia iron ore shipments in January

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Vale may start operating an iron ore transshipment centre in the Philippines early next year, two years ahead of a similar facility in Malaysia, as the world's top iron ore miner moves closer to its biggest market, China. Read More »

Fidelity Comtech creates client bridge to extend wireless coverage at container yards

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Fidelity Comtech, Inc. (FCI), the leading provider of extended wireless solutions for the maritime port, rail, and auto processing industries, today announced a new product that extends wireless coverage for vehicle mounted computer tablets for workers in Read More »

Halifax Gateway will benefit from Canada-U.S. border deal with increased efficiency of cross-border

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Canada and the United States have agreed to implement Beyond the Border, which will improve the movement of goods, services and people across the Canadian-U.S. border. The agreement was announced by Prime Minister Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama at Read More »

Hamburg presents itself in London as the largest German universal port

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With throughput of 121 million tons in 2010, Hamburg is Germany’s largest universal port. Around 70 percent of the total consists of general cargoes. Coffee is regarded as a high-value general cargo and around 990,000 tons were handled in the Port of Hamb Read More »

China’s Dongjiakou port to expand iron ore terminals

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's Dongjiakou Port plans to build two additional iron ore terminals that can receive 300,000-ton vessels, a source with direct knowledge of the expansion said. Read More »