Ports & Terminals

Lifting of travel restrictions welcomed by Mombasa port businesses

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The decision yesterday by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to lift its advisory that travel to Mombasa should only be ‘essential’ has been welcomed by local businesses, especially those in the port community. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon leads congressional effort to end West Coast labor slowdowns

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) was introduced last Thursday in the United States Senate to help prevent the type of maritime labor slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the U.S. economy to a standstill earlier this year. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion moves ahead with filling of new Pacific locks

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Panama Canal has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to fill the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month. This important step marks the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of compliance and operational testing for the project. Read More »

Singapore grows container terminal, eyes mega-ship demand

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Singapore opened the newest addition to its container port on Tuesday, aiming to handle more of the increasing number of mega-ships plying the oceans. Read More »

Striking French ferry workers blockade Calais port

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Striking French ferry workers blockaded the port of Calais on Tuesday morning, disrupting maritime traffic and Eurotunnel’s undersea rail link with Britain in protest at restructuring at its MyFerryLink division, port officials said. Read More »

Port of Wilmington gets a visit from Congress to assess harbor improvement needs

Eric Nelson | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Wilmington hosted a scenic port tour for Congressman David Rouzer (R) and Bill Shuster (R), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to help assess the progress and needs of the port. Read More »

JAXPORT Board of Directors elects new officers

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously selected a new slate of officers during its regular meeting today. The following officers will each serve a one-year term starting July 1, 2015: Read More »

Jasper Ocean Terminal Board of Directors approves FY2016 budget, work plan

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Earlier this week the Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT) Board of Directors met to review work completed during the 2015 fiscal year and solidify a budget and work plan for FY2016. Read More »

Halifax Gateway Celebrates 10 years

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Gateway Council (HGC) celebrates a decade of initiatives. Read More »

APM Terminals Wins 2015 Innovation Award

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Annual Containerisation International Award was won by APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, the world’s most advanced and first fully-automated container terminal. Read More »

Jasper Ocean Terminal Board of Directors Approves FY2016 Budget, Work Plan

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Earlier this week the Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT) Board of Directors met to review work completed during the 2015 fiscal year and solidify a budget and work plan for FY2016. Read More »

Massport Revenue Bond Ratings Raised To ‘AA’, Nearly $115 Million Bonds Assigned ‘AA’ Rating

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Air Cargo | Ports & Terminals

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) to 'AA' from 'AA-' on the Massachusetts Port Authority's (Massport or the authority) existing parity revenue bonds. Read More »

Port workers set to strike on Tuesday at Argentine grains hub

Reuters | June 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Port workers in Argentina’s Rosario grains export hub will kick off a strike on Tuesday to demand salary improvements and union rights, the local port chamber said on Saturday. Read More »

Congressman Shuster, Rouzer talk harbor improvements at Port of Wilmington

AJOT | June 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The North Carolina State Ports Authority welcomed Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-9) and Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) to the Port of Wilmington on Friday where they discussed the importance of the Wilmington Harbor and the Port of Wilmington’s impact on the state’s economy. Read More »

The Port of Virginia in May handled a record 230,000 TEUs

AJOT | June 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Virginia in May handled a record 230,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) that resulted in a $4.5 million operating profit, the best monthly financial performance in fiscal 2015, which closes June 30. Read More »

Italy seizes four tons of cocaine, smashes mafia trafficking ring

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Italian police have seized more than 4 tons of cocaine worth 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) on the street and arrested dozens of people suspected of running a huge mafia drug trafficking ring, a police official said. Read More »

Scientists Question Nicaraguan Canal In Newly Released Report

PR Newswire | June 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

A group of international scientists have released their findings about a proposed trans-isthmus shipping canal in Nicaragua, raising concerns about environmental impact and lack of information. Read More »

Port of San Diego, Mitsubishi Cement Corp. sign conditional agreement

AJOT | June 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

As part of strategic efforts to increase cargo business at the Port of San Diego, the Port has entered into a conditional agreement with Mitsubishi Cement Corporation (MCC), one of the largest cement companies in California, for potential future operations at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Read More »

ICTSI Australia donates AUD150,000 to Albert Park College for new marine research centre

AJOT | June 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The grant will also fund the scholarships of 20 students, as well as the construction of a new sustainable commercial kitchen. Read More »

CN Railway expands Gulf gateway focus in signing supply chain agreement with Port of New Orleans

AJOT | June 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of New Orleans and CN signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the parties develop greater supply chain efficiencies aimed at drawing more container traffic through the Port to North American markets. Read More »