Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals buys 80% share of Georgian port

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it had bought an 80 percent share in the Georgian Black Sea port of Poti from the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) RAKIA.

It also said it planned to invest $100 over five years in the port develop Read More »

Colonel’s Island posts best month ever for auto/machinery units

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced that the Port of Brunswick posted its best month ever in March for automobile and machinery units or Ro/Ro (roll-on/roll-off) cargo at Colonel’s Island Terminal with a total of 42,740 units.

“We attribute th Read More »

Charleston container volume up 12%

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping volume through the Port of Charleston increased nearly 12 percent in the first three quarters of the fiscal year, and the state’s breakbulk tonnage increased 48 percent, even as the pace of volume gains has slowed.

In the July to Ma Read More »

Last weekend the large pile frame for the construction of the 40 meter deep quay walls of…

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Last weekend the large pile frame for the construction of the 40 meter deep quay walls of Maasvlakte 2 was moved from the site of the future Rotterdam Gateway Terminal to the site of AP Moller’s terminal. Both quay walls are completed this year. The frame Read More »

Higher container volumes sets port record

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Surging container volumes at the Port of New Orleans so far in 2011 resulted in a record month for the cranes used to move the 20- and 40-foot boxes from ship to shore.

The Port’s container gantry cranes, rented by terminal operators to load and unloa Read More »

Cordero confirmed to be newest FMC member

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the newest member of the Federal Maritime Commission, an agency responsible for regulating the nation’s international ocean transportation. Read More »

Konecranes wins order for 19 industrial cranes from Ma’aden rolling company in Ssudia Arabia

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes will supply 19 industrial cranes to Saudi Arabian Ma’aden Rolling Company’s rolling mill in the new industrial zone of Raz Az Zawr north of Jubail. The order was received during the first quarter 2011. Delivery of the cranes will start in Septe Read More »

Full revival of Ivorian cocoa exports to take weeks

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast cocoa exports will reach normal volumes no sooner than the end of April as authorities iron out new tax and customs procedures, banks reopen, and security improves, shippers said.

The world's top grower of cocoa is slowly recovering from a Read More »

DP World to sell stake in P&O Trans Australia

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World agreed to sell its remaining stake in container services firm P&O Trans Australia (POTA) for A$106 million, the port operator's second sale in Australia in the last five months.

DP World will sell the stake to Qube Logistics , the two compani Read More »

Totem Ocean Trailer Express installs first industrial rain garden in South Sound

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Puget Sound region’s first industrial rain garden became a reality on April 19 with a planting event at the Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) terminal at the Port of Tacoma.

The rain garden, which features almost 600 native plants is designed to Read More »

Ships trickle back to Japan’s quake-damaged ports

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Ships are starting to flow back to Japan's quake-damaged ports, the country's transport ministry said on Tuesday, despite the lingering nuclear crisis.

An average of 15 vessels per day was docking at 14 major ports in Japan's northeast as operations r Read More »

McDonald honored as Port Manatee Propeller Club Maartime Person of the Year

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Manatee Propeller Club honored Port Manatee Executive Director David L. McDonald PPM® with its highest honor as Maritime Person of the Year during ceremonies April 14th at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

McDonald received the award based on his eff Read More »

Foggy February doesn’t stoop steel from increasing

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Despite significant fog-related impacts throughout the port during February, steel had an excellent month, CEO Alec G. Dreyer reported at the April 5 Port Commission meeting. Port activities were delayed for 11 consecutive days due to unusually heavy fog. Read More »

Port of Long Beach welcomes world’s largest Ro/Ro ship

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach recently welcomed the MV Tønsberg, the largest roll-on roll-off cargo vessel ever built.

Longer than the length of two football fields, the MV Tønsberg has nine cargo decks and can hold nearly 5 million cubic feet of cargo. Oper Read More »

Abidjan likely to resume loadings

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abidjan port terminals are likely to resume loadings of cargo such as cocoa next week, a senior official with shipping group Maersk said.

"Our estimate is that they (cargo terminals) will be ready to handle loadings as early as next week," Anders Boen Read More »

Port public-private partnership proposal withdrawn

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston has been notified by its financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, that the initial proposal presented to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on February 14, 2011 by Hutchinson Port Holdings and the Carlyle Group has been fo Read More »

Brazil sugar exports face red tape at ports

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's ports again will look out on long lines of anchored vessels waiting to load sugar, with plans to expand loading capacity snagged on red tape, a top industry official said.

Last year, a log jam of over 100 unloaded ships waiting at Brazilian p Read More »

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 »