Ports & Terminals

‘Few incidents in terminals are unpreventable,’ says TT Club Executive

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

According to TT Club’s analysis some 82% of accidents in the port and terminal sector can be attributed to human error.  The Club strongly urges counter measures, particularly professional training and the installation of safety technology, to combat these risks.  Read More »

May’s TEU volume surpasses 230,000; truck volume up 22%, vehicle units surge at Newport News Marine

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Just one month after The Port of Virginia set its single-month record for TEU volume, that record has been eclipsed. Read More »

Chiarello, Cox and McKenna named 2015 USS Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award recipients

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2015 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE; Matthew J. Cox, President/CEO of Matson Inc.; and James C. McKenna, President and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association. Read More »

Government of Canada Moves Forward with Implementing Canada-Quebec Offshore Accord

PR Newswire | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today delivered on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's commitment to implement the Canada-Quebec Offshore Accord. Read More »

Public Comments Invited - Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay

PR Newswire | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

OTTAWA, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, located in Quebec.

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Part of Houston Ship Channel briefly shut after naphtha release

Reuters | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The U.S. Coast Guard said a section of the Houston Ship Channel was briefly shut on Wednesday following the release of up to 23,000 gallons of naphtha. Read More »

Head of Greece’s biggest port Piraeus resigns

Reuters | June 10, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Greece’s biggest port Piraeus will step down, a statement said on Wednesday, after the port was once more named as a target for privatisation in the country’s cash-for-reforms negotiations with international creditors. Read More »

Port of Halifax named 2015 Port of the Year

AJOT | June 10, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Halifax has been named the 2015 Port of the Year by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Read More »

Reviving oversight concerns, China port says iron ore stocks missing

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

A subsidiary of China’s Tianjin port said some iron ore stored in a private warehouse had been illegally released by an undisclosed agent and trading firm. Read More »

Adani Ports & SEZ picks banks for dollar bond

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, and Emirates NBD Capital as joint bookrunners and lead managers for an offering of US benchmark bonds. Read More »

Oakley Transportation Group expands with new terminal locations

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Oakley Transportation Group has announced the opening of new terminal locations in Savannah, GA, Charlotte, NC and the Chicago, IL area.  The locations are in partnership with national chain Quala, which serves as the largest wash station in the US serving the tanker industry. Read More »

Brazil’s Rousseff aims to lure $64 billion in infrastructure capital

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

President Dilma Rousseff unveiled an effort to draw 198.4 billion reais ($64 billion) in private investment to build, upgrade and operate Brazilian roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. Read More »

Port of San Diego Expected to Appoint New President and CEO at June 11 Board Meeting

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Board of Commissioners for the San Diego Unified Port District is expected to appoint Ms. Randa Coniglio as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its June 11 Board meeting. Coniglio was selected as the top candidate after a rigorous nation-wide executive search that began last December. Read More »

New bi-national public affairs program announced

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The American Great Lakes Ports Association in partnership with the Lake Carriers’ Association, Fednav Limited, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation have jointly sponsored a new bi-national public affairs program called The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership. Read More »

Imports at normal levels after ratification of contract

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Tons of opportunity at U.S. Great Lakes ports in May

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The month of May was a busy one at U.S. ports along the Great Lakes Seaway System. Read More »

Port Commission elects Ravi Singhania Chairman after Santos and Kresta swearing-in ceremony

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Prior to the meeting, new Commissioner Rudy Santos was sworn in during a formal swearing-in ceremony attended by family and friends. Commissioner Santos is replacing retired Commissioner Thomas Perryman, who served the Port’s Board of Commissioners for twenty-four years. Commissioner Paul Kresta took an oath to serve another six-year term. Read More »

Port Town - New Book Sails Through History of Long Beach

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Positive reviews are coming in for thrilling account of Port’s first century Read More »

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma vote to submit final seaport alliance proposal to FMC

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Taking another key step in forming The Northwest Seaport Alliance, commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle voted Friday to submit a final agreement to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval. Read More »

PORTS Bill is an overreach, would undermine collective bargaining rights

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the introduction of the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act: Read More »