Ports & Terminals

Long Beach downturn in container shipments

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Year-end totals released this week show that the number of containers shipped into and out of the Port fell to 6.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2008 - the lowest level in Long Beach since 2004. The year culminated in an especially weak D Read More »

China United Lines launches first cross-strait direct service from SICT

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, a ceremony that celebrated the launching of the first cross-strait service to call at Shantou Port was held at Shantou International Container Terminals (SICT). Read More »

Borchard, Gandy newest members of Corpus Christi Port Commission

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi announced the addition of former Nueces County Judge Richard Borchard and attorney Francis Gandy to the Port Commission. Judge Borchard was recently appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court to serve a three-year term, Read More »

Deltaport Third Berth construction update

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The installation of the terminal operator TSI's underground services is proceeding, as are Port Metro Vancouver's marine works. The last remaining sheet pile wall sections at the north end of the expansion area have been driven and tieback anchors for tha Read More »

VPA deputy positions filled; reorganization complete

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges named four new deputy executive directors and in doing so effectively completed the agency’s first major reorganization in more than 20 years. Read More »

Northport awarded BrandLaureate Award

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Malaysia’s largest multipurpose port operator has been nominated for The BrandLaureate – SMEs Chapter Awards 2008, “The Top Ten Most Preferred Brand.” Read More »

AFTER OUTSTANDING 2008, MONTREAL READY TO FACE GLOBAL RECESSION

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, officially inaugurated the start of a new year of activities at the Port of Montreal by awarding the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Rossiter, of the Uni Read More »

Jurong Port has successful ‘08, new leadership in ‘09

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mr. Lee Chong Kwee became the new Chairman of Jurong Port’s Board of Directors earlier this month. Mr. Lee, Corporate Advisor to Temasek Holdings, was with Singapore Airlines for over 10 years; and thereafter with MSAS Global Logistics where he held a num Read More »

Kalmar’s 4,500th straddle carrier delivered to Bremerhaven

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area delivered its 4,500th straddle carrier to EUROGATE at Bremerhaven, Germany. Read More »

Grace appointed to lead board of VIT

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

William M. “Bill” Grace of Newport News has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Virginia International Terminals Inc., the terminal operating company of the Virginia Port Authority. Read More »

France reforms port policies to increase competitiveness

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

France, with a long maritime tradition thanks to its extensive coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean, is now reforming its ports for added economic attractiveness and competitiveness. Read More »

DCT Gdansk 2008 throughput tops 100,000TEU

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Against all expectations, the Polish container terminal operator DCT Gdansk passed the 100,000TEU mark in mid December whilst handling the 750TEU vessel Containerships V. According to DCT Gdansk’s CEO, Boris Wenzel, a steady increase in traffic has seen m Read More »

Oppel elected chairman of Port of Palm Beach District Commission

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Edward R. Oppel is the new chairman of the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners, elected to a one-year term in that post by fellow commissioners of the five-member port board. Read More »

First departure from Hamburg of new Grimaldi Lines Euro-Aegean service

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As the first vessel to be used in the new Euro-Aegean service of the Grimaldi Lines shipping company, the ro/ro ship Grande Sicilia was dispatched at Hamburg's Unikai Terminal. Together with its sister ship the Grande Italia, the Grande Sicilia forms part Read More »

Vancouver Port Commission, BNSF finalize “significant agreement”

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver USA commissioners approved agreements between the port and the BNSF Railway Company creating a historic transaction facilitating the construction of the port’s $137 million West Vancouver Freight Access project (WVFA) at the commission’s Read More »

Charleston terminal, port expansion advance

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With another $13 million in new security improvements, the SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is pumping more than $60 million into the local economy through recent construction projects and is preparing to bid another $60-million project. Read More »

CMA CGM BLUE WHALE to Call Mobile Container Terminal

AJOT | December 31, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced the BLUE WHALE as its first vessel to call the newly opened Mobile Container Terminal on Friday, January 2, 2009. Read More »

Kalmar to supply six RTGs to the Port of Livorno in Italy

AJOT | December 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has received two orders to supply its E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Terminal Darsena Toscana (Contshipitalia Group) operating in the Port of Livorno (Leghorn), Italy. The first order for two RTGs was placed dur Read More »

Felixstowe South Piles Ahead

AJOT | December 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The first shipment of piles for the new quay wall at the Port of Felixstowe’s Felixstowe South development have arrived at the UK’s largest container port. Read More »

HPH and Evergreen Sign an Agreement in Respect of Taranto Container Terminal


AJOT | December 18, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and Evergreen Group (Evergreen) have signed an agreement whereby, upon completion, HPH will become a shareholder of Taranto Container Terminal S.P.A. The agreement constitutes a share swap of Evergreen’s interest in Taranto C Read More »