Ports & Terminals

PortMiami experienced double-digit container volume growth in March

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

In March PortMiami recorded approximately 84,000 TEUs, compared to the 73,000 TEUs moved during the same period last year, and for the first six months 477,400 TEUs compared to 426,000TEUs for the same period last year. Read More »

Siemens and duisport enter into strategic cooperation for new truck traffic management systems

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The purpose of this cooperation is the joint development of innovative concepts for optimizing traffic in multimodal transportation hubs. Siemens' intelligent truck supply management system "Integrated Truck Guidance" (ITG) forms an important basis for using existing infrastructure more efficiently. Read More »

Port truck drivers from Pac 9 elect to return to work after 5 days on the picket lines

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Landside Service

Striking drivers from Pacific 9 Transportation (Pac 9) this afternoon elected to return to work after five days on the picket lines at company yards and marine terminals to continue to build support for their effort to end wage theft and illegal and unfair treatment at the company. Read More »

SeaLand Introduces South Atlantic Express (SAE) Service Enhancements

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

SeaLand Introduces service enhancements under the South Atlantic Express (SAE) Service, bringin improved coverage of the east coast of the United States to Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia. These improvements include an additional call to Philadelphia and improved service reliability with an additional 5th vessel rotation. Read More »

CMA CGM to improve connections between Asia and West Africa North range

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM Group is continuing to improve its services to Africa. Read More »

Canaveral Hosts Community Talk on Rail & Intermodal Transportation

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals | Landside Service | Ports

The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) last night (April 30th) held the first of a series of community meetings to discuss the importance of rail and intermodal transportation to the future of Brevard County and the central Florida region. Read More »

US Customs in Port of Baltimore intercepts first weevil while inspecting container

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed April 9 that U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists discovered a new pest in the Baltimore area when they intercepted Gymnetron rostellum Herbst, a type of weevil, while inspecting a container of ceramic tiles from Italy on April 1. Read More »

Orion Marine Group $12 Million contract for Tampa dredging

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Orion Marine Group, Inc. a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $12 million. The award is for a maintenance dredging contract with Port Tampa Bay. Read More »

Ports Association Praises H.R. 2028 For Funding Harbor Maintenance

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

AAPA strongly supported two amendments to carry out intent of 2014 water resources legislation. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas—lauded H.R. 2028, the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed today, together with two bi-partisan amendments included in the bill. Of particular interest to AAPA is the portion of the bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation program, which manages improvements and maintenance of federal navigation channels at U.S. ports. Read More »

Rough seas force port closures in Peru

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Peru, the world’s third biggest copper producer, closed its main port, Callao, and dozens of others because of rough seas, a local newspaper reported Saturday. Read More »

Cyclone threat closes Australian port

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

An Australian port has been forced to close by a cyclone off the country’s west coast, though the country’s largest iron ore port was not impacted. Read More »

California port truckers end strike after four days

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Read More »

Cyclone threat closes Australian port used by Chevron for LNG exports

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

An Australian port used by Chevron for liquefied natural gas exports has been forced to close by a cyclone off the country’s west coast. Read More »

Los Angeles ports police chief indicted on corruption charges

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The chief of police for the port of Los Angeles was indicted on federal corruption charges involving a program to help citizens report criminal activity at the port, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

Monthly labor meeting will halt Port of Oakland day shift

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A rescheduled monthly labor meeting will suspend dayside operations at the Port of Oakland tomorrow, May 1. The Port said there’ll be no vessel, yard or gate operations during Friday’s first shift. Vessel loading and unloading are scheduled to resume with the second shift at 7:00 PM, the Port added. Read More »

Port of Longview steps into international leadership role

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In March, Port of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir-Eilif Kalhagen was elected as Vice President of the America’s region of the International Association of Ports and Harbors. Read More »

Argentine port strike may cut soy flow, raise world food prices

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Argentina's main grains port of Rosario was paralyzed at midday on Wednesday by an open-ended wage strike by boat captains needed to help dock incoming cargo ships, the country's port management chamber said. Read More »

Key Argentine grains ports paralyzed for 2nd day by wage strike

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Argentina’s grains hub of Rosario was paralyzed on Thursday by the second day of pay strikes by unions representing stevedores and other workers needed to dock and load recently-harvested soy and corn, union and management spokesmen said. Read More »

ICTSI Subic unit opens one stop shop

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Port user transaction time reduced from 1 day to 4 hours Read More »

America’s ports contributed $4.6 trillion to economy in 2014

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A new study of United States seaports, including the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, found that ports delivered a $4.6 trillion economic impact to the nation's economy in 2014. Read More »