Ports & Terminals

Premium Article  Baltimore’s terminals show strength in cargo diversity

Karen Thuermer | August 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore is a system of publically and privately operated terminals. Many are positioning themselves to create a stronger, more competitive port.

Top headlines have centered on Ports America, which is spending $100+ million on a new 50-fo Read More »

Premium Article  Governor O’Malley announces Port of Baltimore moves up in national rankings

AJOT | August 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced that the Port of Baltimore continues to demonstrate tremendous progress despite a challenging global economy. Buoyed by a strong year in 2010, the Port of Baltimore now ranks 11th nationally (up from 12th) for the total Read More »

Premium Article  Commodities dominate PRC trade flows

Robert L. Wallack | August 14, 2011 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In June, the Dragon Boat Festival is one of four annual traditional celebrations and public holidays in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) which also marks mid-year in the economic calendar. Agriculture products are an important part of the Dragon Boat 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 »

ICTSI Davao unit hits 100,000th TEU mark

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services Corp. (DIPSSCOR), a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and cargo handler at the Sasa Wharf in the Port of Davao, southern Philippines, broke through the 100,000th TEU (twenty-foot Read More »

Panama Canal and Port Everglades renew partnership

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

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

First signed in August 2009, the MOU, which is renewable for five years, solidifies both entities' dedicatio Read More »

Port of Everglades hosts White House Business Council Roundtable

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nearly two dozen Broward County business leaders and government officials joined together at Port Everglades, a driving force for business expansion in South Florida, for a White House Business Council Roundtable meeting to connect local business owners w Read More »

Foreign-Trade Zone at Port Everglades leads Florida in exports and dollar value

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 (FTZ) at Port Everglades leads Florida in the value of international goods handled through its facilities, according to findings in a new state-by-state report released by the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Read More »

GPA and Logistec USA partnership modernizes terminal, deepens berth

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority and Logistec USA, Inc. signed a partnership that will modernize the East River Terminal at the Port of Brunswick to facilitate the growing international market for wood pellets. Logistec, a leading marine and environmental serv Read More »

Containerized cargo upswing continues for 3rd quarter at Port Everglades

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades experienced a third quarter of double-digit growth in containerized cargo over the same time period last year, which officials believe is a positive sign of economic recovery in South Florida.

Container cargo throughput in TEUs, or "20 Read More »

Foreign ports boost ICTSI 1H 2011 net income

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Foreign port operations and an improving global economy have combined to boost International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s (ICTSI) first semester volume, revenues and net income.

ICTSI reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the six Read More »

PortVision improves waterway visibility for Gulf intracoastal Canal Association members

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, has announced an agreement with the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) that will enable the organization’s members to view GICA waterway alerts and relat Read More »

One millionth Kia vehicle comes through the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The one millionth Kia vehicle to come into the United States through the Port of Tacoma – a 2011 Optima Hybrid, still covered in protective wrap – rolled off a ship at the Port’s Blair Terminal on August 11.

“We congratulate Kia Motors on reaching thi Read More »

Logistec moves wind towers through Trois-Rivières

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has succeeded in attracting a new type of cargo to the Port of Trois-Rivières (QC).

Logistec is now working with GE Energy to ship wind towers from the St. Lawrence River port to markets in the U.S. Midwest. Read More »

Port of San Francisco’s Pier 80 welcomes freighter carrying wind turbines

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

On August 2, 2011, The Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 Omni Terminal welcomed the M/V Star Hansa carrying wind turbine components for San Leandro, California-based Halus Power Systems. Halus imported wind tower sections, blades, nacelles, hubs and other Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver posts solid 2011 mid-year numbers

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver has released its 2011 mid-year results, with stable numbers showing solid performance for Canada's largest and most diverse port. The 2011 mid-year statistics report shows the Port handled 58.7 million tonnes of cargo in the first six Read More »

Port of Long Beach cuts diesel pollution more than 70%


AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s clean-air efforts are achieving dramatic across-the-board reductions in air pollution, including a 72 percent decline in diesel particulates, according to the latest comprehensive study.

The air quality improvements mark the f Read More »