Ports & Terminals

Connor joins Port of New Orleans staff as Manager of Northeast Sales

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Bill Connor, a shipping industry veteran with 30 years of experience, recently joined the Port of New Orleans staff as Manager of Northeast Sales. In addition to handling customer service requests for shippers based in the Northeast Region, the Northeast Read More »

Charleston port project to create 720 jobs, $78 million in local impact

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board of Directors advanced the development of a 280-acre container terminal at the former Navy Base by awarding a $55-million construction project to a local firm. The project is estimated to support almos Read More »

Port of Long Beach Commission votes to postpone cargo fee

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Acting to keep the Port of Long Beach competitive in the current economic downturn, the Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to postpone collection of an Infrastructure Cargo Fee, approved incentives to boost intermodal cargo, modified the Clean Truck Fee Read More »

Retail import volume hits lowest level in seven years

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports hit its lowest level in seven years in February as the number of containers dropped below the 1 million mark for the first time in half a decade, according to the monthly Port Tracker report Read More »

Tri-State business group endorses Delaware River Channel Deepening Project

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Group Cites Project’s Job Creation and Economic Development Power The PENJERDEL Council, a leading business advocacy group for the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, recently came out strongly in support of the Delaware River Chan Read More »

APM Terminals earns top honors in 2008 PMA Safety Awards

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Americas recently earned several awards for its achievements in workplace safety from the Pacific Maritime Association. APM Terminals Pier 400 (Los Angeles), APM Terminals Oakland and APM Terminals Tacoma were each recognized in their respe Read More »

Corpus Christi enters negotiations with Coastal Bend Cold Storage

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi commission approved entering in negotiations with Coastal Bend Cold Storage for lease with option to purchase the refrigerated warehouse facility (cold store). Paul Higginbotham, president of Coast Bend Cold Storage addressed th Read More »

Long Beach’s Cherin recommended for top trade post

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Alex H. Cherin, the executive officer to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, has been recommended by Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke for appointment as the Port’s Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations. Read More »

APM inaugurates new development in Pipavav, India

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ceremonies were held in Pipavav, India to inaugurate new gantry cranes and port improvements. The port is the gateway to the fast growing inland markets of Northwestern India. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority adopts environmental policy

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As part of the continuing effort to build upon current environmental initiatives, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a policy for managing port operations with consideration for best environmental practices and procedures. Read More »

Port Everglades breaks ground on new cargo terminal

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades broke ground for a new 41-acre marine terminal for containerized cargo. The Phase VIIA and VIII terminal yard at the southernmost end of Port Everglades is expected to be completed by spring 2010. Among the honorees to turn the first shove Read More »

Army Corps of Engineers declares Delaware River deepening environmentally safe

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Army Corps of Engineers has concluded that the proposed deepening of the Delaware River poses “no significant adverse environmental effects” in a newly released environmental assessment (EA). The new EA paves the way for the commencement of project c Read More »

Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project approved

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously approved an exhaustive environmental study of the Middle Harbor Redevelopment project, green-lighting a $750 million renovation to transform two aging Port of Long Beach shipping terminals into one Read More »

MPA to issue RFQ for operation of Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from private parties interested in leasing and operating the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The MPA is seeking a private partner that is willing and able to com Read More »

PHA successfully implements TWIC

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority successfully implemented the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) this week, in compliance with the deadline for the US Houston-Galveston sector. In fact, two PHA facilities, Care and Barbours Cut te Read More »

Judge refuses to block Clean Trucks

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US District Court Judge Richard J. Leon issued a decision Wednesday, April 15 denying the Federal Maritime Commission request for a preliminary injunction to block elements of the Port of Long Beach's landmark Clean Trucks Program, including the collectio Read More »

More than $30 million in federal grants for Washington State port security

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state ports would receive $30,335,542 for port security efforts across the state this year. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to state ports, will go toward infrastructure security i Read More »

Albania’s Durres Port Authority awards five-year service contract to Cargotec

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a five-year equipment servicing and maintenance contract by the Durres Port Authority (DPA) in Albania. Read More »

APM Terminals announces
 appointment of new Regional Vice President

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals announces the appointment of Charles Menkhorst as the new Regional Vice President – Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) succeeding Jorgen H. Madsen, Regional Vice President who will retire at the end of 2009. Read More »

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund will end Great Lakes dredging crisis says major stone shipper

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Using the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for its intended purpose will end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes declared a leading stone shipper at a briefing for the Great Lakes delegation in Washington, DC on April 2 hosted by Great Lakes Maritime Task Read More »