Ports & Terminals

Cargotec gains two ship-to-shore crane orders for Latin America

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received two significant Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) crane orders for customers in Mexico and Guadeloupe. Delivery of the crane to Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe in Guadeloupe and the crane for Pinfra’s subsidiary, Infrastructura Portuaria Mex Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA industrial property given a historic name

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With its 100-year anniversary coming in 2012, the Port of Vancouver USA is already beginning celebrations of its first century, with an eye on the second. Read More »

Port of Indiana receives shipment of 94 wind turbine blades

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ninety-four giant wind turbine blades were unloaded at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world's largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

Konecranes to supply heavy industrial cranes to steel mill in China

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In April 2009, Konecranes received an order for 90 heavy industrial cranes from steel company Marcegaglia (China) Co., Ltd. in Yangzhou, China. The cranes will be installed and used in Marcegaglia (China) Co., Ltd.’s new pipe manufacturing factory under c Read More »

Long Beach city, civic leaders recognize Hankla

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Outgoing Harbor Commission President James C. Hankla received recognition and commendations from the City of Long Beach, elected officials and numerous civic, community and maritime industry leaders as he prepared to retire after three decades of high-lev Read More »

FMC moves to drop lawsuit against Clean Trucks Program

AJOT | June 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

One week after President Obama appointed Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency charged with reviewing ocean-bound commerce has reversed its position on its lawsuit that sought to stop certai Read More »

First bulldozers start work on Maasvlakte 2

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Last week, the first bulldozers are driving around on an island in the North Sea, which will grow to become Maasvlakte 2. In the past few weeks, so much sand has been sprayed on that various islands have been created, which also remain sufficiently above Read More »

Record year 2008 for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that 2008 was a record-breaking year for the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals. In recently released maritime cargo statistics, general cargo reached nearly nine million tons for the first time. The tota Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver Terminal reaches record monthly production on container vessels

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Fraser Surrey Docks at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) achieved a record monthly average production on their container vessels in May 2009. Building on a strong monthly average in April of 29.2 container moves per hour (MPH), during the month of May, Fraser Su Read More »

Port of Indiana receives first shipment for one of world’s largest wind farms

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Giant wind turbine components are being unloaded today and tomorrow at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

Long Beach, BP dedicate plug-in power for clean air

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Officials from the Port of Long Beach and BP America were joined by elected leaders to unveil the world’s first oil tanker terminal equipped with shore power to eliminate air emissions from docked vessels. Read More »

New record for ECT and Rotterdam
Recently the 14,000-TEU

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

MSC Daniela became the largest containership to have ever left the port of Rotterdam fully laden - a European record. Read More »

Cold ironing exploration gets

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades got the "green light" from the Broward County Commission to begin exploring the possibility of installing shore-side power, commonly called "cold ironing," at the new Cruise Terminal 18, which will be the year-round homeport terminal for R Read More »

Container transport with batteries: zero exhaust gas for terminals

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The first battery-driven AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) will in future be transporting containers at HHLA's Container Terminal Altenwerder. HHLA and Gottwald are committed to zero exhaust emissions. Read More »

Monthly retail import volume still below one million containers

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports remained below the one million mark in April and was the third-slowest month in the past five years despite a slight improvement over March, according to the monthly Port Tracker report rele Read More »

New hub concept in raw coffee logistics brings additional shipments to Hamburg

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NKG Kala Hamburg has taken on full responsibility for raw coffee logistics on behalf of three Sara Lee roasting houses in Europe. Working closely together in the year 2008, the companies Decotrade, of Zug in Switzerland, and NKG Kala Hamburg worked out a Read More »

Port coalition praises Obama’s pick of Brennan to lead FMC

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A broad alliance of national, state and local environmental, public health, community and labor organizations applauded President Barack Obama for his appointment of Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency Read More »

Liquid food transport company relocates to Port Manatee Commerce Center

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hawaii Tank got its start transporting milk from California to Hawaii and is now experiencing a great deal of growth in the orange juice market here in Florida. Due to its uniquely designed tank container, Hawaii Tank allows transportation of up to 6,350 Read More »

Port of Montreal overtakes its main container market competitors in 2008

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

“The year 2008 was a record year for container handling at the Port de Montreal. In fact, the Port enjoyed higher growth than its main competitors on the East Coast,” announced Sylvie Vachon, Acting President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority during Read More »

NYK Logistics announces new warehouse facility in Spartanburg, SC

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NYK Logistics Americas, Inc. announced the opening of its newest Reverse Logistics facility in Spartanburg, SC. Located at 1,387 Victor Hill Road, Duncan, SC, the new warehouse encompasses 100,000 square feet, with 10 doors, fully secured with fenced yard Read More »