Ports & Terminals

Konecranes wins first RTG order in the UK

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

UK-based PD Teesport awarded Konecranes a contract for four RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes. These are the first Konecranes cranes of this type to be delivered to the UK. The eco-efficient RTGs will be delivered in autumn 2011. Read More »

Holt Logstics invests more than $1 million on new equipment

AJOT | April 03, 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 »

Ceres Terminals appoints Vitolo Senior VP & CFO

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ceres Terminals Incorporated announced the appointment of John J. Vitolo as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vitolo brings close to thirty years finance experience to the Ceres organization.

In his new role as CFO Read More »

Port of Indiana receives first international ship of the season

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor celebrated the opening of its 41st international shipping season with the arrival of the “M/V Avonborg.” Port and local officials boarded the vessel for a brief ceremony, presenting the ship’s captain, Capt. Gert J.K. Mol, Read More »

Mega-size container cargo ship arrives at Port Everglades

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A mega-size cargo ship, the largest container cargo ship in the history of Port Everglades, arrived in South Florida this morning carrying cargo from Northern Europe to South Florida. Read More »

Changes in Port of Rotterdam Authority Supervisory Board

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In mid-May, two members of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Supervisory Board will be stepping down. They are Ad Scheepbouwer, chair, and René Smit, the supervisory director who was nominated for appointment by the Works Council. Merel van Vroonhoven, NS Read More »

Limited access at Japan quake-hit ports, 7 oil terminals shut

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Seven small oil terminals and most of the shipping berths at Japan's northeastern ports remain closed more than two weeks after a devastating earthquake, government and industry officials said.

All 15 key ports damaged by the March 11 disaster have re Read More »

32,000-pound gas turbine ships through Savannah’s Ocean Terminal

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Last week, a more than 332,000-pound gas turbine was offloaded shipside directly onto a super trailer at the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Ocean Terminal. This oversized or “project cargo” was one of five heavy-lift pieces in the shipment that also incl Read More »

Japan seeks to ease radiation fears in shipping community

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Japan's transport ministry sought to ease growing fears among global shipping lines on the safety and insurance issues of operating in Tokyo Bay, saying radiation at the country's largest ports were at "very safe" levels.

At least two German shipping Read More »

Good results for Port of Rotterdam Authority important for investments

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority’s results for 2010 amount to € 154 million. That is € 10 million more than the results for 2009, excluding the one-off proceeds of a sale during that year. The increase in the results is thanks, among other things, to the strong recover Read More »

Tanzania container traffic seen up 10% in 2011

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container volumes handled by Tanzania's Dar es Salaam port are expected to rise by 10 percent this year after the port operator invested in new cargo handling equipment.

Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), a unit of Hutchison P Read More »

Hutchison Port may see weak debut, hurt by Japan woes

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Port Holdings Trust's $5.5 billion initial public offering is expected to make a weak debut in Singapore, as ongoing concerns about Japan's nuclear crisis spook global markets.

Hutchison Port, a unit of Hu Read More »

February volume up 7% at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Volume at South Carolina’s public ports was up in February on the heels on major improvements to container operations and the completion of a nearly $22-million project to accommodate growth in Charleston’s breakbulk sector.

Container volume in the Po Read More »

Ferguson, Gibson reappointed to Ports of Indiana commission

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Gov. Mitch Daniels recently reappointed two key leaders for the Ports of Indiana commission, as Marvin Ferguson and Greg Gibson were each called to serve another term.

“Our commission includes some of Indiana’s finest business minds,” said Ports of In Read More »

India, China’s rivalry and a tale of two ports

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India and China's quest for clout and resources extends across the globe, but perhaps the best manifestation of this fierce competition, and possible sign of who will ultimately win, lies in a tale of two ports.

The port of Chabahar in the southwest c Read More »

Container volume remains strong at the GPA with 16.3% TEU increase for February

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp.

“Our ports are critical to Georgia’s continued econo Read More »

World’s largest container vessels to call at DCT Gdansk

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DCT Gdansk, Poland’s biggest container terminal will start handling the largest container vessels in the world from May 2011. Vessels of 15,500 TEU capacity will be calling at DCT Gdansk terminal within Maersk Line AE10 service connecting the Far East and Read More »

Cargotec joins forces with Navis

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has completed the acquisition of terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis from Zebra Technologies Corporation. Cargotec announced its decision to acquire Navis on 31 January 2011.

The acquisition combines Navis' flexible and scalable TO Read More »

Flow of grains to Brazil No. 2 port improves

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The flow of newly harvested soy and corn to Brazil's main grain port as the principal railway and road to the port again allowed bulk cargoes to pass, after access was shut off due to rain.

Trucks carrying grains were being sent down the Serra do Mar Read More »

VPA orders cassette system from TTS Port Equipment

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

TTS Port Equipment AB, will supply 10 translifters and 220 cassettes, with delivery commencing February 2011.The equipment will be used to move containers between rail-mounted gantry crane stacks and the on-dock rail at the terminal. Read More »