Ports & Terminals

Congestion hits Thai ports, sugar exports still flow

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Congestion in Thai ports and problems with river transportation forced trading houses to find alternative routes to ship sugar, allaying fears of a build up in stocks as domestic output hits record this year, industry sources said.

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Lease agreement with PNCT and MSC guarantees increased cargo volume port-wide

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a restructured lease with Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) that will provide $500 million in private capital investment to upgrade the existing facility into a state-of-the-art terminal. The restruc Read More »

India’s Mundra Port boosts coal imports, plans LNG expansion

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's Mundra Port, the country's largest private port, expects to import 40 percent more coal this year and open a liquefied natural gas terminal by 2015 to meet the growing power demands of Asia's third largest economy.

Mundra will handle more than Read More »

Port signs lease with Sapa Extrusions

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver announced the signing of a long-term lease with Sapa Extrusions, North America’s largest provider of extruded aluminum profiles, for a 142,800 square foot building located at 2001 Kototbuki Way. The 15-year lease, with two five-year Read More »

South Korea’s main port to handle 15% more cargo this year

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Korea's Busan container port, the world's fifth busiest, expects to handle around 15 percent more cargo this year than last due to strong imports from China and regional transhipments, a port executive said.

Increased activity at South Korea's m Read More »

Demag Cranes supplies mobile harbour cranes to Canada for bulk handling

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Demag Cranes has received an order to supply two Mobile Harbour Cranes to Canada. The two identical machines are 4-rope grab cranes for professional bulk handling. Vale Inco Limited (Vale), the second-largest mining and metals company in the world, a new Read More »

Containership newbuilding UMM SALAL makes first call in Port of Hamburg

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The UMM SALAL, the biggest containership to date belonging to United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), tied up in the Port of Hamburg on her maiden voyage. The giant container ship, with a capacity of 13,100 TEU (20 foot standard containers) was handled at Eu Read More »

New investment in super post-panamax cranes inked at the Port of Halifax

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, the owner of Halterm Container Terminal Limited, will invest in two additional Super post-panamax cranes (SPPX) at the Port of Halifax. In 2012, the Port of Halifax will feature four SPPX container berths equipped with Read More »

Industry, Congressional leaders call for emergency funding to maintain Miss. River Channel

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Congressional leaders joined a coalition of more than 70 maritime interests today calling for $95 million in immediate emergency funding to maintain the Lower Mississippi River shipping channel in the wake of 2011’s historic river stages.

About 450 mi Read More »

Mattern appointed new CEO at Port of Hamburg Marketing

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Axel Mattern is to become Chief Executive Officer at Port of Hamburg Marketing Association. The decision to appoint him to the Port of Hamburg Marketing executive board was taken by the association’s supervisory board at its meeting on 31 May 2011, effect Read More »

Grindrod to expand coal terminals

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod plans to expand its Mozambican and South African coal terminals to meet fast-growing demand for export capacity from miners, its chief executive said.

South African coal miners have for years been unable to ship a Read More »

The Massportis full steam ahead adding another cargo service

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that a new weekly cargo service connecting Boston with Halifax, Nova Scotia is set to begin June 14 giving New England businesses a reliable and eThe “New England-Halifax Shuttle” to be operated by Ame Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for first quarter 2011

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2011, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput recorded virtually no change compared with a year earlier at 62.7 million tons. Within this total, both inward and outward port cargo recorded virtually no change at 35.9 million tons Read More »

Cargotec prepares for the future with ‘Port 2060’

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

More than 50 years after the start of containerization, Cargotec has envisaged the way the port of the future might look against a possible backdrop of game-change technology and innovation.

The project, dubbed 'Port 2060', was devised to spark discus Read More »

Bangkok Port’s wharf closure snarls cargo clearance

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo clearance at Bangkok Klong Toei Port has slowed because of the temporary closure of some wharves, which will last until late this year, forcing ship operators to slap congestion surcharges on cargo firms, shippers and officials said.

The partial Read More »

Holt Logistics announces pay off of $5.6 million in federal loans

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Holt Logistics Corp. announced the payoff of $5.6 million in federal loans dating to 1984 that were used to help build the Gloucester Marine Terminal.

In addition, Holt Logistics Corp announced a $15,000 donation to Gloucester City to again sponsor th Read More »

Bromma wins new contracts for China, Brazil, the UK and Italy

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, has won a new order for a total of sixteen crane spreaders for delivery to the Port of Huanghuagang at Hebei in Northeast China. The contract includes an order for six STS45 separating twin-lift Read More »

Port of Quincy approved for inclusion in Foreign Trade Zone 203

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S.Foreign-Trade Zones Board recently issued Order No. 1764, which approves the reorganization and expansion of the Service Area of Foreign Trade Zone 203 under the "Alternative Site Framework" plan to now include the Port of Quincy and the greater Q Read More »

New Bromma Roadmap™ application helps terminals focus on the future

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, is introducing a new suite of terminal productivity tools designed to keep spreader operations in a “green zone” of higher performance.

Bromma Roadmap™ is the first Green Zone™ application Read More »

Vital shipping lanes can weather turmoil in Yemen

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Merchant ships using a vital trade route off Yemen's coast are unlikely to face major disruptions even if the country slides into civil war as militant groups lack the capability to regularly attack vessels.

World powers have been pressing President A Read More »