Ports & Terminals

Growth in order book for TTS

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In 2010, the TTS Group ASA reported earnings before depreciation (EBITDA) of NOK 3.7 million, compared to a loss of NOK 84.3 million in the previous year. EBITDA in the fourth quarter showed a loss of NOK 13.7 million. – With regard to results, 2010 was w Read More »

Port of Houston reports strong performance across all sectors

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

January continued the relatively strong performance of December across all sectors of Port Authority business, CEO Alec G. Dreyer reported at the February 22 Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority meeting.

Ship arrivals at the container faci Read More »

DSPC welcomes the arrival of Seatrade’s newest vessel, m/v Atlantic Klipper

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC), owner and operator of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, Pacific Delaware, Inc., Murphy Marine Services, Inc., and Seatrade Reefer Chartering (Seatrade) welcomed the arrival of Seatrade’s newest vessel, m/v Atlant Read More »

Grain cargoes being diverted from Libya

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Grain cargoes bound for Libya are being diverted because of port closures as a revolt against Muammar Gaddafi disrupts economic life in the North African country, shipping sources said.

Oil-rich Libya imports large quantities of grain. Prior to the cr Read More »

New Maersk South American service joins growing list of carriers calling at Packer Terminal in…

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Business at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) continues to grow with the arrival of a new container service to the Port of Philadelphia: Maersk Line and its new Spondylus service, which offers weekly ports of call between Philadelphia and the west coas Read More »

Vietnam rejects Indian corn, soymeal cargoes

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Vietnamese plant protection authorities have insisted that the owners of 50,000 tons of Indian corn and soymeal re-export the cargoes, which were found to be infested with insects, traders said.

The Plant Protection Department stood by its decision af Read More »

NZ’s Port of Tauranga H1 profit rises 23%

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New Zealand's Port of Tauranga reported a 23 percent rise in first half profit as cargo volumes picked up.

Port of Tauranga's net profit after tax was NZ$28.4 million ($21 million) for the six months to Dec. 31, compared with NZ$23.1 million a year ea Read More »

Dredging buoys CFE, sees steady 2011 turnover

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Belgian building company CFE forecast revenue this year would be similar to 2010 after its dredging operation helped boost earnings profit last year.

The company said its order book dropped to 1.94 billion euros ($2.67 billion) at the end of December Read More »

Australia’s Asciano H1 profit up 18.7% on coal, outlook mixed

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Australian rail and ports operator Asciano Ltd reported a 19 percent rise in first-half net profit, below some analysts' forecasts, following growth at its Queensland coal haulage operations despite the impact of severe weather.

Asciano, which appoint Read More »

Damco opens new office in Le Havre port

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Damco has opened a new office in Le Havre port in France, a development that gives it a good chance of competing against other freight forwarding companies in the area. The new office in Le Havre port is Damco’s third office in France aside from its main Read More »

Holt Logistics announces 10% increase in container volume at Packer Terminal in 2010

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Led by the new Black Pearl Service Line, Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) continues to compete successfully for container cargo, as evidenced by statistics released today showing a 10 percent increase in container volumes over the last 12 months. Read More »

Konecranes acquires Indian WMI Cranes LTD.

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd. (“WMI”). Konecranes has now received the required regulatory approvals, and WMI will be consolidated into Konecranes’ financial reporting from F Read More »

PD Ports wins ASDA’s UK Container Carrier Award 2011

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has been recognized at the ASDA Carrier Awards for the second year in succession, winning the UK Container Carrier Award 2011 for the combination of its Logical Link and PD Logistics services.

Alex Linton, ASDA Supply Chain Operations Manager Read More »

Port Vancouver key to smoothing Canada grain system

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Greater efficiency at Canada's biggest port, Port Metro Vancouver, is crucial for improving the country's grain transportation system, the head of Canadian National Railway Co said .

CN, Canada's biggest railway, began last year a grain-loading schedu Read More »

Fog halts ships at Houston-Texas City

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Fog halted ship piloting to and from the key oil ports of Houston and Texas City, building a queue of 74 vessels inbound and outbound, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Pilots on Monday afternoon stopped boarding vessels for transit into and out of Houston, Read More »

Less harmful substances due to Friends of the Earth Netherlands – Port Authority agreement

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority agree on a package of measures by means of which the emission of harmful substances in the port will be reduced. The two organisations entered into an agreement in Febr Read More »

Libyan cargo ports close due to violence

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Operations at Libyan cargo ports have shut down because of violence in the country, shipping sources said.

Sources said operations at Benghazi, Tripoli and Misurata Mediterranean ports, which handle general cargo and container shipping, had closed. Read More »

Zero emissions terminal embarks on world tour

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

It is the ocean cargo terminal of the future - powered by the sun and wind. WWL’s futuristic Castor Green Terminal & Processing Center will require no conventional power, forego fossil fuels and release no harmful emissions into the atmosphere. WWL hopes Read More »

Marram grass on Maasvlakte 2 soft sea defences

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Maasvlakte 2, the port of Rotterdam expansion, is taking on more shape all the time. 190 million m3 of sand have now been sprayed on. Shortly, the new land will be protected on the western side against the sea by around six kilometres of dunes. Between Fe Read More »

New straddle carrier from Konecranes



AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Terminal quayside container unloading operations need to be linked flexibly with yard stacking operations. The new Boxrunner straddle carrier from Konecranes is the flexible link between ship-to-shore cranes and automated yard cranes. Read More »