Ports & Terminals

Governor appoints Rusovich to Board of Commissioners of Port of New Orleans

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Gregory R. Rusovich to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.

Rusovich will serve a five-year term, succeeding Capt. A.J. Gibbs, one of four Orleans Parish members on the regional Board, which govern Read More »

Grand Alliance inaugural arrives from Vietnam

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The “NYK Lodestar” recently docked at the HHLA Container-Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Her cargo included containers shipped directly from Vietnam, to be unloaded in Hamburg. The “NYK Lodestar” was the first vessel of the Grand Alliance consortium of shippi Read More »

Port of Stockton and Port of West Sacramento issue RFP for terminal operations & facilities manager

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton and the Port of West Sacramento will be making available their Requests for Proposal (RFP) for a terminal operations and facilities manager for its M580/I80 Marine Highway Corridor Project.

The ports are seeking an experienced, pr Read More »

Total throughput stable – containers bullish in Rotterdam

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

For the first quarter, throughput in the port of Rotterdam was at more or less exactly the same level as the same period last year: 107 million tonnes. In comparison with last year’s strong and broad growth, the picture is now more differentiated. Agribul Read More »

Port of Long Beach welcomes Grand China Shipping


AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Grand China Shipping, one of the fastest growing ocean carriers in China, made its inaugural call to the Port of Long Beach recently at Total Terminals International’s Pier T shipping facility.

The maiden call of the vessel Red Strength kicked off a w Read More »

APM Terminals eyeing Russia’s Kaliningrad port potential

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals is exploring the potential for building a Baltic Sea port facility in Russia's Kaliningrad area, the company said.

Press material distributed by Russian officials in Moscow said that Maersk's APM Terminals unit was considering investing Read More »

Konecranes receives its first container handling crane order from South Africa

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In March 2011 Konecranes received its first container handling crane order from South Africa. Transnet Capital Projects, a specialist unit of South African rail, port and pipeline company Transnet Limited, ordered three RMG (rail mounted gantry) cranes to Read More »

Maritime Administrator Matsuda signs $241 million federal guarantee for Panama City Shipyard


AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

US Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced a $241 million loan guarantee that will allow the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, FL, to build five platform supply vessels (PSVs) for export to Brazil, to provide service in new deepwater oil f Read More »

Port Commission of the Port of Houston approves $20 million for security contracts

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority awarded $20 million for security-related contracts, including installation of fiber optic cable, TWIC implementation and security gate services, among several matters approved during the April 26 meetin Read More »

China’s trucker strike highlights worries for government

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Fan is unskilled, uneducated and unhappy. He also frightens the Chinese government.

The 28-year-old was among the roughly 2,000 truck drivers who went on strike last week in Shanghai to complain about ever rising costs, the issue that China's leaders Read More »

Georgia’s deepwater ports welcome world’s largest roll-on/roll-off vessel

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) welcomed the largest RoRo (Roll-on / Roll-off) vessel ever to call Georgia's deepwater ports when the M/V Tønsberg, operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), docked at the Port of Brunswick's Colonel's Island Term Read More »

St Lawrence Seaway anticipates 7% cargo growth

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The St. Lawrence Seaway, a key inland waterway system which allows ocean carriers to penetrate deep into the industrial hinterland of North America to the tip of the Great Lakes, is steadily bouncing back from the recession. Foreign-flag and Canadian ship Read More »

Congressman Tibieri (R-OH) seeks Harbor Maintenance Tax exemption

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Paul Bea, chairman of the Coastwise Coalition, based in Washington DC, announced that a new effort to eliminate the Harbor Maintenance Tax for domestic shipping is being mounted by Congressman Pat Tibieri (R-OH).
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Shanghai port strike dwindles, gripes remain

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Truck drivers returned to work after Shanghai took steps to a defuse a strike at China's busiest container port, leaving some drivers demanding more and setting an example of militancy that may embolden other restive workers. The strike, which began last Read More »

Viterra to run Montreal port grain terminal

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc , Canada's largest grain handler, said that it has reached an agreement to lease and operate Montreal Port Authority's grain terminal.

The terminal operates year-round and has storage capacity of 262,000 tons, with direct access to rail ne Read More »

Millionth Rotterdam container marked with donation to Japan

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the month of March, the Port of Rotterdam was the first port in Europe to handle 1 million containers (TEU – standard sized 20-foot containers) in a month. The record was reached in the evening of the last day of March on the Ital Oriente. In total, 47 Read More »

Ocean Carrier’s inaugural sailing to the Port of Long Beach to expand connections to China

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Grand China Shipping, one of the fastest growing ocean carriers in China, made its inaugural call to the Port of Long Beach on April 26th at Total Terminals International’s Pier T shipping facility.

The maiden call of the vessel Red Strength kicked of Read More »

Monthly tonnage highest in 11 years at Port of Galveston

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston reported that it has reached the highest recorded monthly tonnage figure since 1999. This past month the Port of Galveston handled 974,765 short tons.

A breakdown of the commodity report shows that over 611,000 tons of grain move Read More »

ICTSI completes transaction, takes over Croatian terminal

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The flag of Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) has been raised symbolizing the completion of the transaction between Luka Rijeka. d.d. and International Container Terminal Services. Inc. (ICTSI) and ICTSI’s formal takeover of AGCT operations. Read More »

Governor O’Malley announces container record set by the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley pointed to another sign of economic recovery today in announcing that the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals set a record by handling 632,482 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) containers from April 2010 through March 2011 Read More »