Ports & Terminals

Statement by Dennis Rochford, President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay:

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On Friday, October 23, 2009, the Corps of Engineers made a good faith effort to advance the project to deepen the Delaware River main shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. The Corps path forward addresses the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and E Read More »

Komatsu awards SC facility dev., management to Kenco

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Kenco Logistic Services LLC, one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics industry, has announced that Komatsu America Corp. (KAC), a US subsidiary of Japan based Komatsu Ltd., has selected Kenco as the total solutions provider for its man Read More »

APM Terminals to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam officially opened its new EUR 12.5 million-power distribution network on its Rotterdam container terminal sourced by electricity generated through wind power. By switching from grey to green electricity the terminal reduces its CO2 Read More »

Farrell to leave Port of Tacoma

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma Commission Monday (Oct 19th) approved the terms of a transition in leadership. Transition plans call for Executive Director Timothy J. Farrell to work full time through the end of the year, with Port employment officially ending May 31, Read More »

Port authority, New York City sign extensions for maritime terminals

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for future growth in New York’s maritime cargo and passenger ship industries, the Port Authority and New York City signed long-term agreements that will allow for the continuous operation of two major port facilities - the Howland Hook Marine T Read More »

Pre-payment of Clean Trucks fee to end Nov. 15

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Effective November 15, only importers and exporters using older, more polluting trucks to move cargo in and out of the Port will have to pre-pay fees under the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program. Currently, all cargo owners claim and pre-pay the fe Read More »

Maersk Line Commits to Port of Charleston

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, has signed a new, five-year agreement with the Port of Charleston, South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) President & CEO Jim Newsome announced during his first State-of-the-Port Address to the local m Read More »

Wärtsilä opens Service Center in Murmansk

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Wärtsilä has opened a Service Center in Murmansk, Russia to serve the rapidly growing number of vessels in northern waters. The Service Center demonstrates Wärtsilä's commitment to expand in line with the increasing marine activity in the Barents Sea regi Read More »

Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Plans to Develop Panama Canal Colón Port

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Port, Airport and Global Infrastructure Services in Los Angeles, California has announced plans to develop the Panama Canal Colón Port at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. To be built on freehold land, the $687 million priva Read More »

APM Terminals’ safety drive shows impressive results

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement since the introduction of the “Safe Read More »

NOAA improves safety, efficiency on the 
Lower Mississippi & Port of New Orleans

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ship captains can now get free real-time information on water and weather conditions for the lower Mississippi River from a new NOAA ocean observing system that makes piloting a ship safer and more efficient. Read More »

APM Terminals to Reduce CO2 Emissions Worldwide by 15% per TEU by 2012

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam officially opened its new EUR 12.5 million power distribution network on its Rotterdam container terminal sourced by electricity generated through wind power. By switching from grey to green electricity the terminal reduces its CO2 Read More »

Northport connects global Halal logistical distribution network

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Northport, at Port Klang, has become the first Malaysian port to be awarded the “Halal” certification by the Halal Industry Development Corporation that further strengthens Northport’s global market outreach. Read More »

Halifax Seaport Proud Sponsor of Nocturne: Art at Night Event

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Seaport is proud to partner with Nocturne: Art at Night event, taking place this Saturday October 17th from 6pm – midnight. Read More »

Long Beach, Army Corps to begin dredging project

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach and the US Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a $40-million harbor dredging project that will improve navigation by removing and relocating nearly 1.5 million cubic yards of sediment from the sea floor. Read More »

Highly technical operation requires special skills at Port Freeport

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport partnered with COSCO Shipping Company, Hercules Offshore Liftboats, NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors, GAC-RUR, J & S Contractors, Brazos Pilots and Freeport Launch to handle special cargo that requires highly skilled labor. Read More »

Maersk Line Increases Commitment and Investment to Breakbulk and Out of Gauge (OOG) Market

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Charlotte, VA, US. Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Read More »

René de Vries new (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

René de Vries (49) has been appointed (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam, taking office on March 1, 2010. That is the date on which the current Harbor Master Jaap Lems retires. The port of Rotterdam is not unknown territory for De Vries. He began his car Read More »

APM Terminals’ Safety Drive Shows Impressive Results

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Hague, Netherlands – Today, on the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement sin Read More »

Cargotec delivers 20 terminal tractors and starts to refurbish 13 straddle carriers in Tunisia

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has delivered 20 Kalmar terminal tractors to Société Tunisienne d’Acconage et de Manutention (STAM) for the port of Rades in Tunisia. STAM has also ordered the refurbishing of 13 straddle carriers which will be carried out later this year. Read More »