Ports & Terminals

Port of Hamburg on growth course again

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With seaborne cargo throughput of 121 million tons, in 2010 around 11 million tons more cargo were handled in the Port of Hamburg than in the previous year. Rising by 12.7% to 7.9 million TEU (20-foot standard containers), container handling picked up str Read More »

Zepol reports March containerized imports increase 1.55%

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 1.55% from February and 0.33% from March of 2010. The total number of shipments also increased 2.32% from February and 1% Read More »

Dollar shortages hit Yemen ship container trade

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A shortage of dollars is leading to slower ship container trade in Yemen although there are no disruptions to seaborne activity from unrest in the country, a port adviser said.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, relies heavily on its sea lanes f Read More »

Kia production expanding with US arrival of major equipment

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The first major machinery for Kia Motors’ West Point manufacturing plant expansion arrived in the United States recently when the ship M/V Chongming Voyage 90 coasted into the Port of Savannah carrying state of the art automobile-making equipment. The shi Read More »

Celebrating green:  EPA selects MPA for environmental award

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mid-Atlantic Region today honored the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) with a 2010 Environmental Achievement Award. The award recognized the MPA’s role in several environmental programs, including Dredged Read More »

Italy still neglecting ports

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Italy is neglecting its ports and failing to boost investments for rail and road links that are urgently needed to compete with European rivals, the head of ports association Assoporti said.

Francesco Nerli, president of the group that represents the Read More »

Ivory Coast’s main ports stay shut

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast's main ports of Abidjan and San Pedro remained shut as staffing and logistical issues meant operations could not resume, shipping sources said.

Economic activity in the world's top cocoa producer ground to a halt in recent months as the co Read More »

London Thamesport welcomed the Portofino on the upgraded ARN Service by MOL

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

London Thamesport welcomed the Portofino on the upgraded ARN Service by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) on April 7th. The port rotation for the service is: London Thamesport, Antwerp, Dakar, Tin Can Island, Tema, Abidjan (when practical), Antwerp, Hamburg. Read More »

Holt Logstics invests more than $1 million on new equipment

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In its continuing effort to grow the containerized cargo business at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT), Holt Logistics Corp. announced that Greenwich Terminals, LLC will invest an additional $1 million in new storage equipment designed to increase Read More »

Metro Ports appoints new Director, Business Development, US Gulf and East coast

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of Charles Tillotson to the position of director, business development, U.S. Gulf and East Coast.

Tillotson, who joins Metro Ports as a logistics profe Read More »

Secretary LaHood argues case of better transportation use of America’s coasts & waterways

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a report which will serve as a roadmap to the future in creating and further strengthening the nation’s marine highways. Prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, the re Read More »

ICTSI, LTSB ink port deal in Tamil Nadu, India

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. (LTSB) have signed a container port operation agreement for the management and operations of the Kattupalli Container Terminal in Tamil Nadu, India.

Contracting parties Read More »

Konecranes to supply additional ten RTG cranes to Indonesia

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In February 2011, Konecranes received a repeat order for ten RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero), (“Pelindo 1”). The cranes will be delivered to Belawan International Container Read More »

Steinke to retire from Port of Long Beach

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Richard D. Steinke, executive director of the Port of Long Beach for the past 14 years and one of the most respected leaders in the maritime industry, announced on Tuesday his plans to retire from the Port, effective September 30, 2011.

“I have accomp Read More »

Ilenda announced VP for Ceres Terminals

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ceres Terminals Incorporated has announced the appointment of Charles Ilenda as Vice President for Ceres Terminals Incorporated effective April 1, 2011. Presently, Mr. Ilenda is the Port Manager of the Ceres Duluth operation. Read More »

Port of Oakland allocates $2.7 Mmillion for shore power & innovative energy study

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

At the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners meeting on March 29, 2011, the Board authorized the allocation of $2.7 million to the Port of Oakland’s Shore Power Program and to an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Study. The two approved initiatives emb Read More »

Ocean carriers honored as environmental leaders at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach recently honored 13 top ocean carriers who earned the coveted “best of the best” honors in the Port’s annual Green Flag Awards for environmental achievement.

The Port’s Green Flag vessel speed reduction program gives financial i Read More »

GPA’s Cross Terminal Roadway receives Honor Award for Engineering Excellence

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The nation’s largest single-terminal container facility, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, received an Honor Award for engineering excellence for its two-mile Cross Terminal Roadway project.

“As a component of our ongoing capital investment Read More »

APM Terminals says to get Peru concession

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals has been awarded operatorship of a multipurpose facility at Puru's Port of Callao, the company said.

APM Terminals will operate the Muelle Norte terminal, which is a multipurpose facility for container shipping, general cargo, roll-on-ro Read More »

Shipping resumes in St Lawrence Seaway

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Navigation resumed on a key canal in the St. Lawrence Seaway early March 31st, after a vessel earlier veered off course and grounded, halting traffic.

The BBC Steinhoelft was refloated in the Montreal South Shore canal and removed for inspection, said Read More »