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Port of Rotterdam recovery remains strong

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam increased over the first nine months of 2010 by 13.4% to 321 million tonnes. Virtually all categories of goods showed a positive trend: iron ore and scrap (+112%), coal (+2%), other dry bulk (+31%), crude oil (+3% Read More »

Port open as crews work to restore water service

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping terminals at the Port of Long Beach are open and operational while crews work to determine the extent of contamination in a water line that runs through a limited portion of the Harbor area and take corrective action. Water service to the southea Read More »

Container traffic falls 6 pct at key ports

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ship container volumes at the world's top nine ports fell by 6 percent in September from the previous month, an indication of weakening demand in global trade, said market intelligence provider Alphaliner.

Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and s Read More »

DP World wins deal to expand terminal at Egypt port

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

DP World has won a concession to double the size of its container operations at Sokhna Port on Egypt's Red Sea coast, the company said in a statement.

Sokhna, near the southern end of the Suez Canal, is Cairo's main port for cargo from the Fa Read More »

APM Terminals signs Monrovia concession

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals has signed a 25-year concession agreement for the operation of the Port of Monrovia in Liberia, having been named the preferred bidder for the port management and modernization project last March. The now formalized agreement for the port’s Read More »

Congested Asian ports struggle to sate Chinese demand

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Australia, India and Indonesia are under the gun to expand port capacity so exporters can cash in on China's commodities boom or face losing billions of dollars in business to other markets.

China, already the top iron ore importer and coal u Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority posts best quarter ever

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the Port of Savannah experienced 20.1-percent growth in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) for the first three months of FY2011 (July – September 2010), a record for the Authori Read More »

US cargo imports to increase in October

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Import retail shipping traffic at major U.S. ports shot up 23 percent in August, compared with year ago levels, and should continue to rise in the coming months due to improvements in the U.S. economy, according to a report by the National Retail Federati Read More »

Maersk warns over cost pressure for ports

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Container port operators in mature economies face "very strong cost competition" from faster-growing emerging markets, the Financial Times quoted the head of APM Terminals as saying. Read More »

Konecranes acquires Indian WMI Cranes LTD.

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd. (“WMI”). The acquisition marks an important step in strengthening Konecranes' position in the growing Indian crane market.

The company, which is own Read More »

Shipping fleet set to expand, but freight rates drag

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

India's shipping industry is setting out on a fleet expansion drive as the country's port capacity is set to increase, but still-soft freight rates will put a lid on recovery after an extended slowdown.

Cargoes at Indian ports are expected to Read More »

Further major Kühne + Nagel project in the Port of Duisburg

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Duisport Group has transferred one of the last logport I properties of some 65,000 sq.m. to Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG of Hamburg. With a total size of 160,000 sq.m. in the Port, Kühne + Nagel now operates by far the largest logport I facilities in Read More »

Premium Article  Virginia’s VALET helps companies increase exports

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Sometimes all a company needs to get into exporting is a good valet. In Virginia, that means the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program, implemented by the Commonwealth in 2002 to assist Virginia companies commit to exporting.

By Read More »

Premium Article  VPA looks ahead with increased efficiencies

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Despite the negative impact the down economy has had on U.S. seaports, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) appears to be entering a new era.

The most significant development ongoing at VPA is the 20-year lease the Authority recently signed with Read More »

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