Ports & Terminals

Blocked entrance to Brazil’s Santos port to open overnight

Reuters | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Trucks will be able to access a blocked entrance at Santos, Brazil’s largest port, at night while firefighters finish extinguishing a blaze at a nearby fuel-storage facility, city and port authorities said. Read More »

PortsToronto Celebrates the Arrival of the First Ship of the Season with the 154th Annual Beaver Hat

PR Newswire | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

PortsToronto Harbour Master Angus Armstrong "crowns" M/V Tundra Captain Volodymyr Ovdiyenko with the centuries-old silk and beaver top hat at the 154th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony at Redpath Refinery. Read More »

TransCanada looking at oil port sites outside Quebec

Reuters | April 08, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

TransCanada Corp will widen its search for sites for an oil-pipeline export terminal outside Quebec after scrapping plans to build one in the province due to environmental concerns, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Read More »

Imports Rising as West Coast Ports Recover

AJOT | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports continue to recover from a backlog of cargo that built up before a tentative new labor agreement was signed. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. official statement on Hapag Lloyd’s termination of service to Portland

AJOT | April 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. is very disappointed to hear the news of Hapag-Lloyd's decision to cease its direct MPS service calling Portland. Hapag-Lloyd has been very supportive and loyal to the Portland market. Read More »

The CMA CGM Group obtains the Kingston Containers Terminal concession and makes Jamaica its hub

AJOT | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

With CMA CGM, Kingston becomes one of the major transshipment hub port in the Caribbean Read More »

Brazil soy exports likely to slow after fire near Santos port

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Brazil’s soy exports will likely slow because a six-day fire at a nearby fuel-storage facility has restricted access to Brazil’s largest port, Santos, a port official and the soy industry association Abiove said on Tuesday. Read More »

Brazil Santos Port fire burns for 6th day; truck access blocked

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A fire at a fuel-storage facility at Brazil's Port of Santos burned for a sixth day, restricting access to trucks delivering grains and other goods to the nation's largest port. Read More »

Oil spill shuts part of Mississippi River after vessels collide

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

About 420 gallons of oil spilled into the Mississippi River, forcing authorities to close part of the waterway after a ship collided with vessel offloading crude in southern Louisiana on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Read More »

Ships that bypassed Oakland now restoring weekly calls

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here. Read More »

Shell exports first U.S. condensate cargo from Corpus Christi

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Royal Dutch Shell has exported the first cargo of ultra-light U.S. oil from Corpus Christi, Texas, ClipperData said on Tuesday, as shippers find new avenues to get swelling shale supplies to the global market. Read More »

New Port Of Oakland rRegulations to keep pollution from San Fransisco Bay

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Tight limits on storm water runoff will be enforced along 20 miles of shoreline Read More »

CenterPoint Properties announces the acquisition of 1800 Lower Road, Linden, NJ

AJOT | April 06, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

CenterPoint Properties has announced the acquisition of a 386,296 square foot port-proximate industrial facility at 1800 Lower Road, Linden, New Jersey. Jeffery Miller of Lee & Associates represented CenterPoint in the transaction. CenterPoint has acquired 23 properties in New Jersey since entering the market in 2010, proving a strong commitment to the region. Read More »

Dockworkers union leaders back West Coast ports labor deal

Reuters | April 06, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of Labor said. Read More »

Truck access at Brazil’s Santos port limited after fuel tank fire

Reuters | April 06, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Truck access to the Port of Santos, Brazil’s largest, was further restricted early on Monday as a result of a fire that has raged for five days in a fuel depot near the port. Read More »

Dockworkers union leaders back West Coast ports labor deal

Reuters | April 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday. Read More »

Fuel storage tank fire spreads at Santos port in Brazil

Reuters | April 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

A fire at a fuel storage facility run by Ultracargo near Santos, Brazil’s largest port, spread further on Saturday as it entered its third day despite firefighters’ efforts to contain the flames. Read More »

TransCanada scraps Quebec oil port, delays Energy East pipeline

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

TransCanada Corp , the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, is scrapping plans for a Quebec oil-export terminal because of danger to whales in the St. Lawrence River, a move that is a victory for environmentalists and which delays the company’s C$12 billion ($9.5 billion) Energy East pipeline project. Read More »

Fuel tanks on fire at storage facility in Santos, Brazil

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Eighty firefighters were battling a fire at a fuel tank storage facility run by Ultracargo near Brazil’s port of Santos, Latin America’s largest, the local fire service said on Thursday. Read More »

Yemen food imports disrupted, conflict pressures supply chain

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A week into Saudi-led air-strikes in Yemen, food imports into the Arab world's poorest country are grinding to a halt as the conflict puts fragile supply chains under growing strain and commercial suppliers stay away. Read More »