Ports & Terminals

Louisiana port legislation moves forward

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance two vital pieces of legislation aimed at improving the competitiveness of Louisiana’s international businesses and boosting private investment in public port authorities and HB744 by Rep. Cedric Richmond Read More »

MSC is ICTSI Syria’s new client

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently made its maiden call to Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Tartous, Syria. MSC Augusta, with a capacity of 1,879 twenty foot equivalent units (TEU), now calls twice a month at TICT. Augusta i Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority board approves lease extensions for New York seaport terminals

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for projected future growth in the region’s maritime industry, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved two agreements with New York City that will allow the agency to promote the operation and future development of two major New Yo Read More »

Prince Rupert to host 51st Annual ACPA Conference in August

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 51st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) will be held at the Chances Convention Centre in Prince Rupert, BC, from August 24 - 26, 2009. “We are really looking forward to our annual conference be Read More »

Canada ports group honors port pioneer

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has approved the nomination for the prestigious Medal of Merit award. This year's recipient is Dr. Bill Hick, a respected medical doctor who helped improve the health of Read More »

CHKY Alliance reorganizes Far East services from Hamburg

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The CKYH Alliance (COSCON, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) has reorganized its CNEU Far East service, and is now once again offering two independent services. At the end of the season in December 2008 the AE-N and AE-S services had been combined Read More »

President’s proposed budget includes $28.5mln for Craney Island

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia’s congressional delegation has helped secure $28.5 million in the President’s proposed 2010 budget for construction of the fourth state-owned marine terminal at Craney Island. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority welcomes COSCO to Savannah

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced today at its board meeting that China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) now has vessels calling on the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Port Manatee signs strategic alliance with Panama Canal

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s stature as an emerging container port took a major step forward recently when Executive Director David L. McDonald and Panama Canal Authority CEO Alberto Alemán agreed to a two-year strategic alliance. Read More »

Twenty Kalmar Shuttle Carriers® to Algeciras mega terminal

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide a fleet of shuttle carriers to TTI Algeciras S.A. in Spain. These 20 Kalmar SHC240H shuttle carriers have a single-lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack containers 2-high. The equi Read More »

JICT inaugurates second stage of its expansion program

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Comprising new facilities and equipment to increase its capacity to 2.5 million TEUs per annum and further enhance its productivity to meet the demands of the bigger vessels now calling at Indonesia’s gateway Tanjung Priok Port. Read More »

Chinese logistics and port representatives interested in Hamburg

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On the joint invitation of Port of Hamburg Marketing, HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation, Hamburg Marketing GmbH and the Hamburg Port Authority, together with the companies POLZUG Intermodal GmbH, TFG Transfracht GmbH and HHLA AG, a delegation o Read More »

Retail import volume at lowest level in five years

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports improved in March over February’s seven-year low, but was still at its lowest level in five years and remained below the one million mark, according to the monthly Port Tracker report releas Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for new Montreal container & breakbulk terminals

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that it has been selected by the Montreal Port Authority to prepare the detailed development plan, complete preliminary engineering and develop contracting strategies for the construction of the new Hochelaga-Viau container term Read More »

$11.8 mln for Oakland’s -50 ft deepening project from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

It has been confirmed that the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes a total of $11.8 million in economic stimulus funding for the Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project and operations and maintenance of th Read More »

Port of NY/NJ facilities experience traffic declines in national economic downturn

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority saw declines at agency tunnels, bridges, airports, the PATH system and seaport during the first quarter of 2009. Read More »

IMCL to connect Rotterdam and DCT Gdansk

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Inter Marine Container Lines (IMCL) was one of the first feeder operators to recognize the potential of the Polish container terminal DCT Gdansk and has included it on its weekly schedules since it began calling at the new facility in December 2007. With Read More »

PHA applauds Texas Federal Delegation for securing $98.3 million in stimulus funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials are applauding the efforts of the bipartisan Texas Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep Gene Green, which resulted in the designation of $98.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to Read More »

Governor, Port of Baltimore sign new agreement

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley joined officials of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to sign a six-year extension of the current contract between the Port of Baltimore and the Geneva-based international container shipping giant. The deal maintains 628 direct Read More »

Economic momentum continues to accelerate at the Port of Boston

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston continues to gain new business with the start-up of direct export service at Boston Autoport located in Charlestown. Beginning today, the Grimaldi Group starts its monthly Roll- Read More »