Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal and Port Everglades 
unveil new economic alliance

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Port Everglades this week. ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen signed the MOU during a ceremony held in Panama, agreein Read More »

Three South Florida seaports join forces to exchange information to help workers cut security costs

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port workers and truck drivers now only need one Florida criminal background check instead of multiple, duplicate checks to work at three South Florida seaports -- Port Everglades, the Port of Miami and the Port of Palm Beach. The Port Directors of the t Read More »

VPA expands online offerings with blog and interactive site selection tool

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In an ongoing effort to build the flow of information to the citizens, customers and stakeholders at The Port of Virginia, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) launched two additions to its online presence: a real-time blog and a searchable, interactive site Read More »

Legislators join Port of Vancouver, USA in dedicating Groundwater Cleanup Facility

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver and Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver were instrumental in helping maintain state Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) funding for the groundwater cleanup process. The treatment towers – the most comprehensive method to cleaning the res Read More »

GPA handles 2.4 mln TEUs in FY09

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced today the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America’s fourth highest volume Read More »

Gov’t. of Canada and Montreal Port Authority join to stimulate the economy, reduce greenhouse gas

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Under Transport Canada’s Freight Technology Demonstration Fund, the Montreal Port Authority will receive a contribution of up to $500,000 towards a demonstration project involving a multiple-generator locomotive that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions a Read More »

EPA awards Port of LB $4 million air quality grant

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach received a $4 million air quality grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency this week to replace or retrofit, with less polluting 
technology, more than 100 forklifts, tractors, tugboats and other older diesel-powered Read More »

Corpus Christi cold storage officially transfers to Coastal Bend Cold Storage

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corpus Christi based Coastal Bend Cold Storage took over operation of the Port’s refrigerated warehouse. Coastal Bend Cold Storage is owned by Paul R. Higginbotham, of Aransas Pass, Texas. Mr. Higginbotham was formerly a principal with Virginia-based Corr Read More »

New biodiesel storage tanks for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A Raleigh-based company will provide the NC State Ports Authority with three biodiesel storage tanks and fuel systems for operating equipment at the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City. Read More »

Port of Kiel handling declines 5% in first half year

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel handled 2.36 million tons of cargo in the first half of this year, five percent less than in the same period of 2008. Above-average decline was recorded in the breakbulk sector, which was comparatively hard hit by the current economic cri Read More »

Throughput in Port of Rotterdam bottoms out

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, 185 million tons of goods were handled in the port of Rotterdam, 13.4% down on the same period of 2008. Exports fell by 4.6% to 54 million tons, imports by 16.6% to 131 million tons. Bulk cargo throughput was down by 12.4% to 12 Read More »

Hamburg part of new joint service of China Shipping and Evergreen Line

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The handling of the XIN HONG KONG at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) on July 17, 2009 marked the start of a new weekly container line service that links northern Europe with the Far East. Read More »

LA Governor signs port-related tax credits

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal signed progressive legislation that benefits Louisiana shippers and public port authorities statewide. Read More »

Study highlights New Orleans container expansion

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Prospects for growing container volumes through the Port of New Orleans remain on a solid footing as new trade route opportunities emerge in the coming years, according to a new study. Read More »

Grupo CICE modernizes its fleet of mobile harbor cranes

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corporation Integral de Comercio Exterior, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo CICE), Mexico, has recently ordered a state-of-the-art Generation 5, G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbor Crane, a variant of Model 6, from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) for use in its terminal Read More »

Panama Canal awards Locks contract to “Grupo Unidos Por El Canal”

AJOT | July 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today that Consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal will design and build the waterway’s new set of locks, the most anticipated project of the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Read More »

APM Terminals Aarhus Starts Rail Service

AJOT | July 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

New Service reduces emissions and truck traffic from Danish highways; Offers new, more cost effective routing for shipping lines
Executives from APM Terminals Aarhus have announced a new rail shuttle service from the Port of Aarhus to serve Read More »

Ports America Tests New Hybrid Yard Hustler:

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America recently tested a new Capacity of Texas hybrid yard hustler, dubbed PHETT for Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor, at Total Terminals International's Pier T in the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

MPA announces two bidders in consideration to operate Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that Ceres Terminals, Inc./Alinda Capital Partners LLC and Ports America Group/Highstar Capital have qualified to submit offers to enter a possible public-private partnership (P3) agreement with the MPA to Read More »

WUT, Hyundai, Port of Tacoma celebrate 10 years of partnership

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At a special series of events held in Tacoma, more than 100 shipping line and Port officials, elected officials, customers and vendors gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Washington United Terminals (WUT) and Hyundai Merchant Marine at the Port Read More »