Ports & Terminals

Zero-emission ideas move into evaluation stage

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In search of a concept that could change the future of goods movement, the Port of Long Beach and a panel of independent experts will soon begin a thorough review of ideas offered by seven companies for a zero-emission system to transport cargo containers Read More »

DCT Gdansk becomes new hub for Baltic Sea

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

From December 2009, Maersk will extend its AE10 Far East service with 8,000TEU vessels calling DCT Gdansk on a weekly basis. Read More »

Captain John Lowell named Director of NOAA Office of Coast Survey

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NOAA Corps Capt. John E. Lowell, Jr., has been named the new director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. He will simultaneously serve as the US national hydrographer. In his dual roles, Lowell will be responsible for overseeing NOAA’s hydrographic services Read More »

DAMCO Brazil Launches A New Amazonia River Barge Service From Porto Vehlo to Manaus

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Damco provides solution together with local barge operator utilizing the River Madeira that connects with the port of Manaus on the Amazonia River and from there connecting with other main ports such as Panama. The service has made Porto Velho an internat Read More »

Port of Wilmington, NC sets container move record

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A record of 46.3 crane moves per hour set on the Independent Accord at the Port of Wilmington on October 22 lasted less than a week, when a new record of 46.8 crane moves was set on the Independent Concept on October 29. The Wilmington container team incl Read More »

Massport receives top comprehensive environmental management award from AAPA

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that new regulations designed to make its construction projects more environmentally sustainable were honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) at its 98th Annual Convention in Gal Read More »

Massport’s Port Director takes helm of AAPA for second tour

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Port Director Michael A. Leone was named the 2009-2010 Chairman of the Board to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), at the AAPA Annual Convention held in Galveston, Texas. Leone p Read More »

SeaArk delivers patrol boat to the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The vessel will be operated by the Harbor Police and used for a variety of port security, maritime response, and emergency rescue missions throughout the Port of New Orleans waterway systems. Additionally, the vessel will support the US Coast Guard in its Read More »

Clean Trucks settlement a boon for clean air

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The recent settlement of a legal challenge to the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program is good news, not only for the Port, but also for the cause of clean air. Why? Because the lawsuit was a potential roadblock. The settlement, however, clears the w Read More »

Long Beach official admonishes NRDC for criticism of settlement with ATA

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The recent legal settlement between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Port of Long Beach is good news for clean air, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke said today in a letter on the Port’s Web site. Environmental initiati Read More »

PHA renews agreement with Liberia Port Systems

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The signing of a Memorandum of Friendship and Trade Cooperation between the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) and the National Port Authority (NPA) Systems of Liberia highlighted a briefing of PHA operations and facilities hosted by US Congresswoman Sheila Read More »

Neptune terminals to invest $37.5 million in terminal upgrades

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Neptune Terminals announced plans by its shareholder Canpotex to invest $37.5 million dollars to upgrade the existing potash facility at the North Shore terminal. This project will increase terminal throughput speed and provide Canpotex with an additional Read More »

Statement by Dennis Rochford, President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay:

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On Friday, October 23, 2009, the Corps of Engineers made a good faith effort to advance the project to deepen the Delaware River main shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. The Corps path forward addresses the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and E Read More »

Komatsu awards SC facility dev., management to Kenco

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Kenco Logistic Services LLC, one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics industry, has announced that Komatsu America Corp. (KAC), a US subsidiary of Japan based Komatsu Ltd., has selected Kenco as the total solutions provider for its man Read More »

APM Terminals to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam officially opened its new EUR 12.5 million-power distribution network on its Rotterdam container terminal sourced by electricity generated through wind power. By switching from grey to green electricity the terminal reduces its CO2 Read More »

Farrell to leave Port of Tacoma

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma Commission Monday (Oct 19th) approved the terms of a transition in leadership. Transition plans call for Executive Director Timothy J. Farrell to work full time through the end of the year, with Port employment officially ending May 31, Read More »

Port authority, New York City sign extensions for maritime terminals

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for future growth in New York’s maritime cargo and passenger ship industries, the Port Authority and New York City signed long-term agreements that will allow for the continuous operation of two major port facilities - the Howland Hook Marine T Read More »

Pre-payment of Clean Trucks fee to end Nov. 15

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Effective November 15, only importers and exporters using older, more polluting trucks to move cargo in and out of the Port will have to pre-pay fees under the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program. Currently, all cargo owners claim and pre-pay the fe Read More »

Maersk Line Commits to Port of Charleston

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, has signed a new, five-year agreement with the Port of Charleston, South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) President & CEO Jim Newsome announced during his first State-of-the-Port Address to the local m Read More »

Wärtsilä opens Service Center in Murmansk

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Wärtsilä has opened a Service Center in Murmansk, Russia to serve the rapidly growing number of vessels in northern waters. The Service Center demonstrates Wärtsilä's commitment to expand in line with the increasing marine activity in the Barents Sea regi Read More »