Ports & Terminals

Port Authority of NY/NJ receives nearly $11 mln. In grants to launch clean air strategy

AJOT | July 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority received two grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency totaling $9.8 million and another $1.8 million grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to implement the first pieces of a Comprehensive Clean Air Stra Read More »

New Service Launching for Atlantic Exporters to reach International Markets

AJOT | July 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A new “Less than Container Load” (LCL) consolidation service is being launched for local exporters. This new LCL service will provide exporters in the Atlantic region with a proximate and efficient link for their shipments to mainland Europe. Read More »

Largest containership ever to call at Port of Boston

AJOT | July 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On July 9, history was made at the Port of Boston's Conley Container Terminal with the arrival of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Viviana, the largest container ship ever to call at the Port of Boston. MSC Viviana is the first Post-Panamax ship to do Read More »

Solar Ship Docks at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | July 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach on Wednesday, July 1st, welcomed the Auriga Leader, a car carrier ship partly powered by solar energy. It is a first-of-its kind green technology application on a car carrier. Read More »

Panama Canal Preps For Fourth Dry Excavation Project Under Expansion

AJOT | July 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moving ahead with its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will soon solicit bids for the fourth and last dry excavation project. 


The project will be the final phase in creating a critical access channel that will link the new Pac Read More »

Northwest Ports Unveil Clean Air Strategy Report

AJOT | July 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle, along with the ports of Tacoma and Vancouver, BC, released their first annual Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy Implementation Report. Read More »

Washington United Terminals, Hyundai And Port Of Tacoma Celebrate 10 Years Of Partnership

AJOT | July 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At a special series of events held in Tacoma June 26, 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 t Read More »

The Port of Montreal welcomes a new container service to the Mediterranean and Cuba

AJOT | July 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The first ship from Melfi Marine Corp., the Marwan, arrived during the night of Wednesday to Thursday at the Port of Montreal. Melfi will be providing a regular container transport service between Naples (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Montreal and Havana (Cub Read More »

Hamburg Süd moves fire fighting copters from Australia to US

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. of Portland, OR, used Hamburg Süd’s Australia/New Zealand – West Coast North America service recently to reposition three of its high-value heavy-lift helicopters from Australia to the US West Coast for the start of the North Amer Read More »

Charleston deepening project advances

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

South Carolina’s seaports in Charleston and Georgetown stand to gain more than $12 million in additional funding for deepening studies and channel maintenance following action in the US House of Representatives this week. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority Board elects Green Chairman

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Board of Directors unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as Chairman for fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010) and approved capital improvement projects Read More »

Port of NY/NJ approves incentives to encourage ExpressRail use

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Building on an initiative announced earlier this year to encourage shippers to use the Port Authority’s ExpressRail system, the agency’s Board of Commissioners approved a new incentive program to encourage shippers to transport their cargo via new rail ro Read More »

Manatee County Port Authority launches long-awaited Berth 12-dredging project

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Manatee County Port Authority approved a $2.1 million bid to launch phase one of Port Manatee’s long-awaited Berth 12 dredging project. Read More »

Oakland adopts comprehensive truck management plan

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners adopted the Port of Oakland’s Maritime Comprehensive Truck Management Plan (CTMP) at their board meeting. The CTMP addresses air quality, safety and security, business and operations, and community issues related to Read More »

Governor Crist tours Port Everglades

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp toured Port Everglades with Port Director Phillip C. Allen for a first-hand glimpse of three current construction projects that are being partially funded through $24 million in state grants and su Read More »

VPA adds third first-in vessel call

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia was the first US East Coast port call on a reconfigured vessel service that connects the Caribbean with the East Coast. Read More »

Aqaba Container Terminal record throughput in May

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At a time where many markets are in decline, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), Jordan’s largest container port, handled its largest ever monthly volume of 64,525 TEUs in May, contributing to an overall year-to-date container throughput growth of 23%. In 200 Read More »

PHA, port partners granted DERA funds

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) along with eight other Houston Ship Channel industries are the recipients of more than $3.47 million in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Campaign that provides funding through the Diesel Em Read More »

GPA donates generator to American Red Cross

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Big Red, Inc., a Taylor Machine Works heavy equipment retailer and service center, partnered to donate a mobile generator to the American Red Cross Savannah Chapter. The generator will be delivered at 10 a.m. today to Read More »

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 »