Ports & Terminals

Considerable growth for Port of Hamburg in 2011 first quarter

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals


In the first three months of 2011 the Port of Hamburg achieved above-average growth of 18.2 percent in container throughput and a 9.8 percent gain in total seaborne cargo throughput. Whereas the Western ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp reported incre Read More »

Port of New Orleans operations continue as usual

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo and cruise operations are ongoing at the Port of New Orleans and have not been interrupted due to the high-River event. “It’s business as usual,” said Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “While we will continue to monitor the situation and remain Read More »

Corps green lights Charleston deepening

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The deepening of the Port of Charleston took a huge leap forward when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Work Plan for the rest of Fiscal Year 2011. The Corps included funds to kick-off the next phase of the Charleston Harbor post-45 foot deep Read More »

New England shippers get direct Southeast Asia route from the Port of Boston

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Southeast Asia is now just a ship away for New England importers and exporters the Massachusetts Port Authority has announced. A new Port of Boston service via the Suez Canal begins May 27th, and adds direct destinations never before offered from Conley C Read More »

South Carolina port volume up for year

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

While the pace of global recovery is cooling, shipping activity through South Carolina’s ports remains up through the current fiscal year.

At its regular monthly board meeting today, the South Carolina Ports Authority today reported that container vol Read More »

MPA hosts seminar on new container business opportunites following 50-foot berth constuction at…

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA), along with Ports America Chesapeake and CSX, hosted an afternoon seminar in Baltimore on May 18th on the new container business opportunities that are expected to occur at the Port of Baltimore following the comp Read More »

Port of Tacoma’s container volumes grow for seventh straight month

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma’s container volumes continued to improve in April, marking their seventh straight month of year-over-year growth. Year-to-date, the Port’s container volumes are up over 5 percent.

Here are some of the Port’s year-to-date container h Read More »

CN increases Brampton Intermodal Terminal capacity

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

CN announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal (BIT) and to ensure a high level of service for intermodal customers across its system.

BIT, located in the prime logistics are Read More »

ABF Service Centers recognized as ‘Best of the Best’

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

ABF® service centers in Vancouver, British Columbia; Altoona, Penn.; Laredo, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah, are scheduled to receive the prestigious President’s Quality Award from ABF President and CEO Wes Kemp. The award recognizes service centers most Read More »

Growth in retail container traffic levels off but consumer demand remains strong

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is forecast to level off this month at about the same numbers as last year after nearly 18 months of year-over-year gains, and is expected to remain steady into mid-summer before resuming ga Read More »

Port of New Orleans’ cruise, cargo operations continue undeterred

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of New Orleans continues to conduct business as usual and new forecasts since the opening of the Morganza Floodway indicate river levels in New Orleans are expected to remain steady for the next two weeks. Read More »

Metro Ports appoints new Director, Business Development, U.S.W.C.

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Allyn to the position of director, business development, U.S. West Coast. Read More »

Harwich makes space for largest jack-up vessel

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Harwich International Port has welcomed the maiden call of the MPI Adventure in readiness for its participation in operations at the London Array offshore wind farm project.

The vessel, which arrived from a shipyard in China, is 19,533 tons and by far Read More »

Volkswagen Chattanooga selects Port of Savannah to receive auto parts

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has selected the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal to handle auto parts in containers for its new plant in Tennessee.

“We look forward to this new partnership with the Port of Savannah and appr Read More »

Container cargo volume rebounds at the Port of Long Beach in April


AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

After a slight dip in container cargo volume in March compared to a year ago, the Port experienced a rebound in April with a 12 percent increase in imports and a 9.5 percent growth overall compared to April 2010.

Overall, the Port moved 531,090 twenty Read More »

Economic recovery continues to build momentum at the GPA

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that the Port of Savannah posted its second highest monthly volume ever in April with 260,035 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which was a 8.5-percent increase compared with April 2010. Read More »

Deal endorses crucial Savannah infrastructure investment


AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed building an estimated $140 million highway, the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Connector, to improve truck access to and from the Port of Savannah – America’s fourth-largest and fastest growing container port. 

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‘Unprecedented’ waterfront pact galvanizes Canada’s Pacific Gateway ambitions

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Talk about a sleeper. For many weeks this past winter and spring, the waterfront negotiations in British Columbia were going through the usual scenario of every three or four years - with continued deadlock forcing the entry of a federal mediator and port Read More »

Virginia ports going green

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) says that it has succeeded in reducing truck emissions in the port by 17% thanks to its green truck program initiated in 2009.

Heather Wood, director of environmental affairs for the VPA told the AJOT that the program Read More »

Kalmar celebrates delivery of 50,000th terminal tractor

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Back in 1958, when the first Ottawa terminal tractor was produced at a 30,000-square-foot plant amidst the fields of Kansas, the Interstate highway program and the modern age of intermodalism were each just two years old.

Since that time, the Kansas f Read More »