Ports & Terminals

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 »

Damaged Vale ore ship moved, shipments normalized

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The damaged Vale Beijing, the world's largest iron ore carrier, was towed from its berth in Brazil for repairs, clearing the way at a port responsible for about 10 percent of global iron ore exports. Read More »

Auto exports increase at Port of Grays Harbor

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Washington State’s Pacific Coast port has processed and shipped more than 30,000 automobiles through October of this year, a one-third increase over all of 2010. A partnership with Pasha Automotive Service and Chrysler is resulting in increased shipments Read More »

New heavy-duty crane boosts Wallmann & Co. for heavy cargo and project shipments

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

On the morning of December 2nd a pontoon transporting a particularly heavy load moored at the quay wall of Wallmann & Co.’s Multi-Purpose Terminal on Reiherstieg in the Port of Hamburg. On board was a new LHM 600 Litronic port crane for handling heavy and Read More »

Port Hedland iron ore shipments near-flat in November

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Iron ore shipments from Australia's Port Hedland, one of the world's largest export terminals, eased to 19.8 million tonnes in November from 19.9 million in October, data released by the port authority showed. Read More »

Port of Stockton selects Savage Services to operate M-580 Marine Highway Corridor

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton, Calif., has selected Savage Companies (Savage) to manage the M-580 Marine Highway Corridor between the Port of Stockton and Port of Oakland. Read More »

Shanghai plans expansion of shipping derivatives market

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's biggest port city, Shanghai, plans to expand its shipping derivatives market over the next few years, a local government official said, as it aims to become a global financial and shipping center by 2020. Read More »

South Africa plans Richards Bay terminal upgrade

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Africa plans to invest 3 billion rand ($372 million) over the next five years on new equipment to boost handling capacity at the Richards Bay Terminal (RBT), Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said Read More »

China port eyes expansion with Vale’s mega ships

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's Dongjiakou Port plans to build two additional port terminals to handle Vale's growing fleet of mega iron ore carriers, the world's largest dry bulk ships, a port official told Reuters. Read More »

DP World plans $850 million investment for Jebel Ali port

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, will invest $850 million over the next three years to create additional capacity at one of its key ports in the United Arab Emirates, the company said in a statement. Read More »