Ports & Terminals

DP World cuts debt with Australian ports retreat

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai's DP World moved to cut its debt and focus on emerging markets by selling 75 percent of its Australian port operations for $1.5 billion to private equity firm Citi Infrastructure Investors (CII).

DP World -- considered one of the more profitable Read More »

Charleston port volume up 14% in November

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston’s container volume increased more than 14 percent in November, the 11th consecutive month of growth.

Charleston’s container volume in November totaled 65,251 pier containers, up 14.4 percent from the same month in 2009 (57,039 p Read More »

Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program to be expanded


AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to expand the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program to include smaller rigs, and to penalize trucking companies that switch cargo from “clean” to “dirty” trucks outside Port terminals.

“C Read More »

Collahuasi may struggle to find new export route

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The quest by Chile's giant Collahuasi copper mine to find a new route to resume shipments in the wake of a port accident that halted its exports may be hobbled by environmental and logistical hurdles.

The struggle by the world's No. 3 copper mine to f Read More »

Strawbridge recommended for top trade post

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sean Strawbridge, an executive at Ports America, has been recommended by Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke for appointment as the Port’s Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners wi Read More »

Containerized cargo on upswing at Port Everglades

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A positive sign that international trade to South Florida may be improving, Port Everglades officials are reporting that containerized cargo for October and November, the first two months of the fiscal year, is up 9.6 percent over the same time period las Read More »

Port of Rotterdam emerges stronger from crisis

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In 2010, cargo throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 430 million tons. This is 11.1 % more than in 2009 and 2.1% more than in the previous record year 2008. Imports increased by 12% to 306 million tons, while exports rose by 9% to 124 million tonnes Read More »

Hutchison says to buy port, property assets from CRH

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd said that it has agreed to buy port and property assets from China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd for a total of HK$5.7 billion ($732.5 million). Read More »

Walter Energy buys coal shipping terminal

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Metallurgical coal miner, Walter Energy bought a shipping terminal in Alabama in a move to bulk up on coveted port capacity and lower costs, as it digests a recent deal that makes it a major player in the coal market.

Walter Energy, which has three co Read More »

Kenya port volume up 12% in first nine months of 2010

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container volumes handled by Kenya's Mombasa port grew 12 percent in the first nine months of 2010 as the world economy recovered, the port operator said.

In addition to Kenya, the port handles cargo to and from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, south Sudan, e Read More »

Deeper canals help boost Brazil’s port throughput

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's sea port capacity will rise significantly in 2011 as dredging work advances, a senior port official told Reuters, relieving a major bottleneck hampering trade with the booming Latin American economy.

Brazil generates more than 40 percent of i Read More »

JAXPORT Board of Directors approves Anderson for CEO

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the commencement of contract negotiations with former Federal Maritime Commissioner A. Paul Anderson to fill the role of JAXPORT Chief Executive Officer. Read More »

GPA posts double-digit growth for November

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced growth in November 2010, which is consistent with the double-digit growth rates that have been experienced since December 2009

“The Port o Read More »

Konecranes receives RTG order from Slovenia

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In November Konecranes received a repeat order for two RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from Luka Koper in Slovenia. Luka Koper is Konecranes’ long-term customer, already having STS and RTG cranes, as well as grab unloaders delivered by Konecranes. The cr Read More »

Port of Baltimore cargo up in November

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

General cargo, also known as key commodities, at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals were up 15 percent in November compared to November 2009. General cargo is defined as containers, autos, forest products, and roll on/roll off (farm and const Read More »

Port dues: HPA plans change in charging system

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is planning to introduce a new port fee system in the summer of 2011. At the same time, the institution will not increase fees in January 2011; port dues will remain at the same level as they currently are. Beginning in th Read More »

South Carolina completes truck survey

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Continuing its efforts to reduce port-related air emissions, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has completed the first truck survey in the Southeast and is collaborating on a regional program aimed at helping truck owners replace the oldest Read More »

Ports to test non-polluting fuel cell trucks

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Two new non-polluting trucks powered by zero-emission plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cells will soon hit the road in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in a demonstration of the cutting-edge green technology.

In an agreement with El Segundo-based Read More »

CMA CGM and DP WORLD take delivery of the first two gantry cranes for FOS 2XL

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As part of their investment in port terminals, PORTSYNERGY shareholders CMA CGM and DP World have just taken delivery of the first two gantry cranes for the “Terminal de la Méditerranée”. It is a symbolic step for their new container terminal at FOS2XL wh Read More »

Retail container traffic to be Up 9% in December, 17% for the year

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 9 percent in December over the same month last year, and 2010 should end with a 17 percent increase over last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report r Read More »