Ports & Terminals

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 »

How secure are Yemen’s ports from attack?

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Yemen's ports have boosted security in recent weeks, port and maritime sources say, as international concern grows that the country's slide into chaos could embolden militants based there.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country and neighbour to the w Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes AE6 service

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed its third new service in less than a month with the arrival on Sunday 29th May 2011 of the 367m Mette Maersk on Maersk Line’s AE6 Asia-Europe service.

The extended rotation of the AE6 service, which now calls at Le Read More »

ICTSI launches bid to buy Singapore’s Portek

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Philippines' International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) launched a takeover bid for Singapore's Portek International Ltd, offering to buy its shares at a 69 percent premium to market prices.

The Manila-based port operator offered S$1.20 Read More »

Mozambique’s main port set to get major investment

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Mozambique's Ports Development Company (MPDC) announced a $1 billion investment over the next 20 years to improve infrastructure in the country's main port to meet international demands. Read More »

Port of Oakland secures $18 million in federal funding for harbor deepening

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project is set to receive $18 million in operations and maintenance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2011 work plan, funding that is vital to the Port’s competitiveness. Oakland Board of P Read More »

Panama Canal Authority renews and extends Port Manatee MOU

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have renewed and extended a 2009 marketing and information-sharing agreement for five years in May, transcending the projected 2014 completion of the expanded Panama Canal.

Port Manatee becomes the s Read More »

Australian union calls off industrial action at ports

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maritime Union of Australia has recommended that industrial action at container ports in Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle be called off, the union said in a statement, citing concerns in the farming community.

The union, fighting for arbitration to Read More »

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) offers South Korea unique investment opportunities

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has launched the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), the industrial zone of tomorrow, at the Intercontinental Grand Seoul Parnas in South Korea as part of the Abu Dhabi Investment Forum organized by the Department of Read More »

Panama Canal expansion effect on shipping

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority expects to complete the canal expansion project by the end of 2014.

This will widen and deep the canal to accommodate larger vessels taking cargoes to the Pacific.

The expanded canal will mainly be used for container tra Read More »

Expanded Panama Canal to bypass coal freight trade

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The new deeper, wider Panama Canal will make little difference to the flow of world coal trade from exporters in the Americas to big Asian clients.

Even when the work is finished in 2014 it is likely to still be as cheap to take ships around the Cape Read More »

Indonesia seizes haul of pangolin meat bound for Vietnam

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Tons of dead pangolins, an endangered scaly animal, were seized by Indonesian customs, foiling an effort by smugglers to ship the meat to Vietnam, officials said.

Indonesia's customs office found 309 crates each containing between six to 10 adult and Read More »