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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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2008 retail container traffic lowest since 2005

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is now expected to decline 6.5% in 2008 compared with 2007 as merchants carefully manage inventories in response to the nation’s slow economy, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released Read More »

Qingdao vessel calls first at Yantai Port

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd. (YRDICTL) recently serviced Qingdao Marine Noah’s Ark Shipping Co., Ltd.’s J. Pioneer during the latter’s maiden voyage to the Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal in Shandong, C Read More »

Ports America opens packaging company

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Baltimore, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of capabilities, flexibility and services with the opening of a packaging operation in its Dundalk facility on November 1, 2008. This will establish Ports America’s first on-dock packaging and wareh Read More »

PNCT wins terminal awards

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) recently received two prestigious awards from the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, Inc., an organization that is dedicated to the representation of the trucking industry in the ports of New York and New Jersey Read More »

New Orleans settles lawsuit for Katrina damages with insurer

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved the settlement of its lawsuit with property insurer FM Global for an undisclosed amount. This amicable resolution follows almost two years of intense negotiations and legal skirmishes. Both si Read More »

Governor Schwarzenegger vetoes ‘Lowenthal’ bill

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The following statement was issued by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Senate regarding Senate Bill 974 (also known as the 'Lowenthal' bill) that would have resulted in a $30/TEU or $60/FEU charge for containers moving thr Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA purchases second mobile harbor crane

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Following up on authorization from the Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners, the port has signed a contract with Austrian crane manufacturer Liebherr to purchase a second mobile harbor crane, Executive Director Larry Paulson announced. Read More »

Port Rotterdam and Amsterdam to merge

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

As of July 1, 2009, the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam will have one joint port community system. To achieve this, the organizations behind the two current systems - Port infolink in Rotterdam and PortNET in Amsterdam – are to merge. Via one port commun Read More »

Georgia’s ports increase overall tonnage

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced the GPA handled more than 2.2 million tons of cargo for all terminals in August, a 4.4% increase, or an additional 94,765 tons of cargo compared with the same period last year. Read More »

APM Terminals appoints Mitchell as new CCO

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals announced the appointment of Richard Mitchell as Chief Commercial Officer effective January 1, 2009. Mitchell makes the move to APM Terminals from Maersk Line Ltd., where he held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for the UK and Read More »

Malfunction underscores need for second Poe-Sized Lock

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A malfunction of the Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on September 24 has illustrated the pressing need for Congress to appropriate the funds to build another lock capable of handling the largest US-Flag Great Lakes freighters. Although the vessel Read More »

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