Ports & Terminals

Report reveals oppportunities to increase container cargo traffic

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Louisiana Economic Development and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, or DOTD, released the results of an analysis commissioned by the two departments to assess Louisiana's competitiveness relative to attracting a major increase i Read More »

ICTSI unit among Ecuador’s top companies

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

After only two years of operation, Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), manager and operator of Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals, has been among Ecuador’s top companies. Read More »

Throughput in Port of Rotterdam shows signs of recovery

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2009, goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam fell to 385 million tonnes. This is 8.5% down on 2008. Imports shrank by 13% to 272 million tonnes; exports increased by 5% to 113 million tonnes. Bulk was 29% down on the previous year; general cargo fel Read More »

SCSPA community partnership recognized with National Environmental Award

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A local effort to foster environmental protection and economic revitalization in distressed neighborhoods has earned a national Environmental Justice Achievement Award through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The EPA presented Read More »

Study finds dramatic air quality improvement at the Port of Long Beach


AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Air pollution from ships, locomotives, trucks and other Port-related sources dropped significantly from 2005 to 2008 -- including a 21 percent decrease in diesel particulate matter -- a new air quality study shows.

The biggest part of the imp Read More »

Port of Halifax gains new direct connection with Vietnam

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Grand Alliance (GA) partners, NYK Line, Hapag Lloyd and OOCL have announced an upgrade regarding its Asia East Coast Express (AEX) service with the introduction of a 10th post Panamax (PPX) vessel and the addition of a direct and weekly Vietnam call a Read More »

Port President tells Vancouver Board of Trade: “We can lead generational change”

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Robin Silvester, President & CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, told members of the Vancouver Board of Trade, December 4, 2009, that even though over the past year the port has been “operating in a fragile business climate and questioning past best practices … Read More »

ICTSI gets 8 new cranes for Manila terminal

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently took delivery of eight new rubber tired gantries (RTGs) for its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Four of these new RTGs have been successfully commissioned and are Read More »

HPH to invest in new container terminal at Port Botany

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has signed an agreement with Sydney Ports Corporation (SPC) that clears the way for the development and operation of the Third Terminal (T3) at Port Botany, Australia. A media conference, presided over by the Honourable Krist Read More »

Cargotec launches a new streamlined Kalmar reachstacker

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec continues to develop its range of Kalmar reachstackers. The latest addition to the product range is the Kalmar DRF420-450L, which provides flexible container handling with increased customer value. This reachstacker model has performance and func Read More »

Panama Canal and Port of Palm Beach unveil strategic alliance

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To encourage growth and capitalize on the Panama Canal’s expansion, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Port of Palm Beach have embarked on their first-ever strategic alliance. In an official ceremony held on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in the ACP’s Read More »

Construction starts for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The construction commencement ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was held in Zhuhai today. The bridge will be an important link between the three places, forming a seamless cross-boundary access in the Pearl River Delta Region. Read More »

Port of Long Beach earns Environmental Justice Award


AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Achievement Award -- the nation’s highest honor for reducing the impact of pollution on low-income and disadvantaged communitie Read More »

Port Corpus Christi moves forward with design of the La Quinta multipurpose facility project

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Taking the next step in the development of the La Quinta Trade Gateway project, the Port of Corpus Christi commission approved a Professional Services Agreement for engineering designs with Goldston Engineering, a CH2M HILL company, on Tuesday, December 8 Read More »

Cargotec invests in its North African sales and service network

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec strengthens its sales and service activities in Morocco by acquiring the port service and equipment related part of Maghrepic S.A. business operations. Maghrepic has been Cargotec's dealer representative in Morocco with a long experience in servi Read More »

Belk boosts business for Charleston Port

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Just in time for the peak holiday shopping season, one of the Southeast’s top retailers is bringing a boost to business at the Port of Charleston.

Belk, Inc., which operates more than 300 department stores across the Southeast, has begun impo Read More »

PowerHaul for Port of Felixstowe

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the first call of a new ‘PowerHaul’ locomotive, operated by Freightliner.

The new locomotive provides increased payload and enhanced fuel economy, and will run as part of the Freightliner service to Birmin Read More »

APM Terminals Rotterdam welcomes UASC as a new customer

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam welcomed the first call of the United Arab Shipping Company’s vessel to the facility when the 6800 TEU Mayssan called on her voyage of the weekly AEC2 Asia Europe Container Service. United Arab Shipping Company, the 20th largest co Read More »

Port Corpus Christi Commission approves harbor safety fee

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi Commission took action and approved the Harbor Safety fee to support the creation of the marine patrol unit that will help protect the Port of Corpus Christi (PCCA). Over the last eight months there have been extensive discussi Read More »

Aqaba Container Terminal expansion to create new world-class container facility on the Red Sea

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With planned quayside depth of 17 meters and a wharf length of 1000 meters, Jordan’s sole container port is set to become an increasingly important shipping hub for the Middle East and Levant. Read More »