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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Ottawa bars use of ‘Buy America’ rules at ferry project in Canada

Reuters | January 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial “Buy America” purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada’s Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska’s Department of Transportation. Read More »

Brazil’s Porto Sudeste experiencing delays in start up

AJOT | January 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Statistics | Regulatory Issues | Ports | Dry Bulk Port | Break Bulk Port

According to press reports, the start of operations of Brazil’s Sudeste port in Rio de Janeiro state, which is important role in minerals and metals exports, is delayed, reportedly because port operators had not been issued Navy permits. At this time, no date has been publicly set for the start of port operations. Read More »

Hapag Lloyd Announces Germany - Inland Haulage Tariff - Fuel Surcharge

AJOT | January 19, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Hapag-Lloyd will revise the Fuel Surcharge effective February 15, 2015. Hapag Lloyd with effect from February 15, 2015 Hapag-Lloyd will revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage for mode of transport truck under Carrier arrangement from/to Germany as follows: 15% - via ports in Belgium and Netherlands 25% - via ports in Germany Read More »

Maersk Far East Asia to USA & Canada General Rate Increase

AJOT | January 19, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

In response to the ongoing situation on the U.S. West Coast, and in the event of further congestion, Maersk Line will be implementing a Transpacific Eastbound (Far East Asia to United States & Canada) General Rate Increase (GRI) for all cargo transiting in this lane. This GRI will be effective on February 14th, 2015. Read More »

PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

AJOT | January 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Terminal Technology

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publicly released its latest market surveys on global container port equipment deliveries. Prepared annually, the reports are key elements in the Association’s work of providing independent intelligence on handling equipment and technology trends in the ports and terminals sector. Read More »

Port of Kiel posts positive results for 2014

AJOT | January 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port | Container Port

The Port of Kiel can post positive results for 2014. Both cargo handling and passenger totals continued to rise. The port turned over 6.43 million tons of cargo, 1.6 % more than in the previous year. Stena Line’s Kiel-Gothenburg route recorded the biggest increase in general cargo handling while Color Line’s Kiel-Oslo service posted the strongest growth in passenger transport. Read More »

Port Freeport annouces signing of another global ocean carrier

AJOT | January 16, 2015 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

Port Freeport annouces signing of another global ocean carrier

Port Commission Chairman John Hoss announced today the signing of a second global transportation provider at Port Freeport. Hoegh Autoliners, an ocean carrier whose ships specialize in the transport of roll-on/roll-off cargoes (such as automobiles, excavators and other related cargoes), has signed a ten year contract with Port Freeport. Read More »

AgTC Joins 175 Group Coalition Urging Parties to Resolve West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

AJOT | January 16, 2015 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) signed a letter along with 175 other industry organizations urging the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to stay the course in their labor contract negotiations and resolve the congestion issues which have plagued shipments of US agriculture and forest products exports in recent months. Read More »

Port of San Diego Swears In New 2015 Chairman of the Board

AJOT | January 16, 2015 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port of San Diego Swears In New 2015 Chairman of the Board

The Port of San Diego swore in its 2015 Board of Port Commissioners Executive Officers on Tuesday, January 13. Commissioner Dan Malcolm was sworn in as chairman, along with Commissioner Marshall Merrifield as vice chairman and Commissioner Robert "Dukie" Valderrama as secretary. The ceremony also honored outgoing Chairman Bob Nelson, who will continue to serve on the board for another four years. During his inauguration speech, incoming Chairman Dan Malcolm outlined his vision and announced his theme for the year ahead, "Port of San Diego: Regional Economic Engine." Watch video in new window "I chose this theme because it highlights the fact that our Port has a significant economic impact in the San Diego region far beyond the Port's jurisdictional boundaries," Malcolm said. "I'm very proud of the role our Port plays in our region's economy with $7.6 billion dollars in total annual economic impact in 2013 alone." Malcolm pointed out that the Port has invested more than $1.7 billion of capital improvements into the waterfront over the last 50 years. He discussed his desire to establish a structural surplus for the Port's budget and noted the important task of hiring a permanent president and CEO in the coming year. He also noted the openings of the new Lane Field Park and National City Aquatics Center as quality of life improvements planned for 2015, and discussed the significance redeveloping the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal to further the Port's maritime business. Outgoing Chairman Bob Nelson was also honored during the event for the accomplishments achieved during his year-long chairmanship. chairmans cup"In 2014 we experienced both turmoil and triumph; disappointment and delight," Nelson said during his outgoing comments. "The most important things I learned in 2014 are that values and people – not facilities, land or water – are our Port's most important assets. Thanks to many of the people in this room we did move forward, we did help to build the future, and we did it together." Highlights of Nelson's year as chairman included opening the $31 million North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (Phase I) and Broadway Pier improvements; establishing the new Tuna Harbor Dockside Market; breaking ground on the Lane Field hotels and park; and starting construction on the North Harbor Drive Realignment Project. Nelson also noted the importance of adopting the Port's first-ever Climate Action Plan, with 27 projects outlined to help reduce the Port's greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

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