Ports & Terminals

Veteran lawmaker appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appointed a 24-year veteran of the Louisiana Legislature to represent Jefferson Parish on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Long Beach February cargo reflects economic slump

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The nation's continued economic troubles were reflected at the Port of Long Beach's docks in February, as the movement of cargo containers slowed by 40 percent to the lowest level since 2004. Read More »

Kalmar Asia Pacific Region scoops APBEST awards

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has won four prestigious business awards in recognition of the organizational excellence of its Kalmar Asia Pacific Region. Read More »

Charleston gains new combo breakbulk/container service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A new liner service operating between Charleston and several ports in the Middle East and India commences this month, representing new business and a new carrier for the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port of Palm Beach district and Tropical Shipping agree to new contract amendment

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that it has reached a five-year contract amendment with Tropical Shipping. The amendment will afford Tropical Shipping the comfort of newly negotiated rates at the port of Palm Beach through June 2013. The contrac Read More »

Boston sees increase in direct call container shipments

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that volume at Conley Container Terminal in South Boston by direct call steamship lines was up 5.5 % over 2007, even though overall container volume declined by five percent. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for strategic assessment of PRPA facilities

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has selected the firm to perform a strategic assessment of the Port’s facilities by identifying, evaluating and prioritizing the Port’s capital improvement needs. Work on the Read More »

Oakland breaks new ground in us port terminal concession agreements

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At the Tuesday board meeting, March 3, 2009, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a precedent-setting long-term agreement that is the first of its kind for US marine terminal concession agreements. Following a well-planned process that began l Read More »

House approves $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House recently approved approximately $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland harbor projects as part of its Fiscal Year 2009 funding process. Of the total, $25.1 million would go towards completion of the - 50 Foot Oakland Harbor Deepening Read More »

Retail container traffic up in March, still below 2008

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will be up in March over February as traffic begins its annual climb toward peak season, but volume for the first half of 2009 is still expected to remain well below last year’s levels, according t Read More »

London Thamesport welcomes new SAECS service

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

London Thamesport welcomed the return of the SAECS Intermediate service. Followed by a new Reefer Express Service, also operated by the South Africa Europe Container Service partners (Maersk Line, Mitsui O. L., Safmarine and Deutsche Afrika Linien). Read More »

ICTSI Ecuador unit starts operating new cranes, berth

AJOT | March 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), manager and operator of Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminal (GCMT) in Ecuador, recently inaugurated three new quay cranes, eight rubber tired gantries (RTG) and the newly reinforced berths 1B and 1C. Read More »

Tri-City Regional Port District commemorates 50th anniversary

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Fifty years ago, the Illinois State Legislature created the Tri-City Regional Port District, entrusting the new entity with the general mission of economic development in Southwestern Illinois. In 2009, as Tri-City Port prepares to celebrate its golden an Read More »

PHA Commission approves $33.8 million for Bayport Cranes Acting Executive Director highlights PHA

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved $33.8 million for electric cranes at Bayport Container Terminal as well as a request for qualifications for professional services for the design of Stevedore Support Building No. 2 at Bay Read More »

MCPA approves $750 million master plan

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Following nearly three years of study, the Manatee County Port Authority (MCPA) approved Port Manatee’s $750 million master plan. Read More »

World’s largest auto ship arrives in Portland, OR

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With the capacity to carry 8,011 cars, the Morning Lisa is the largest auto carrier in the world, and its first stop in the United States is the Port of Portland. The vessel arrived at Terminal 6 in Rivergate Industrial District on Sunday, and Port offici Read More »

AXS-Alphaliner has released a new report on China’s container ports

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

AXS-Alphaliner has released a new report on China's container ports highlighting the significant over-capacity issue that port operators will face as new capacity expansion continues unabated despite a sharp decline in demand. Read More »

Port of Longview, RSG reach property agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

After several months of negotiating, the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners approved a settlement agreement and option to purchase real estate with RSG Forest Products. The agreement grants the Port an option to acquire the last piece of property nee Read More »

Marit Maersk - longest containership that has ever visited the Port of Hamburg

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Having been constructed and christened at the Danish shipyard of Odense, the Marit Maersk, a giant container ship built for the MAERSK LINE shipping company, called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time on its maiden voyage. The ship's length of 367 m Read More »

ICTSI names new CEO for Baltic port

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently named Krzysztof Szymborski Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland. Read More »