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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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BHP Billiton to cut capital spending in its petroleum division

George Lauriat | September 26, 2014 | Energy | Discovery | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port | Dry Bulk Port

BHP Billiton, the Australian mining and oil giant, will cut capital spending in its petroleum division by $279 million in 2015, the company announced in its annual report. The trend follows that of other major oil and gas companies. Major producers including Shell, Chevron and Total have all announced plans this year plans to pull back on capital expenditures. Read More »

USCG says Phnom Penh Autonomous Port no longer maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures.

AJOT | September 26, 2014 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Regulatory Issues

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Cambodia are no longer maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. The previous exception of these ports from the actions required [imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States] is rescinded. Read More »

Oil spill at Quintero Bay, Chile

AJOT | September 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile is advising of an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday 24th September at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea. Read More »

Three Long Beach Terminals temporarily close

AJOT | September 23, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Three terminals at the Port of Long Beach have temporarily discontinued operations for the first shift on Tuesday, Sept. 23, due to smoke from the fire at the neighboring Port of Los Angeles. Read More »

Premium Article  Inlanders: Inland ports key to improving North American port system

George Lauriat | September 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The rise of inland ports connected by rail and road is just beginning. It offers some tantalizing solutions to infrastructure problems that gridlock supply chains and turn highways into parking lots. Additionally, when coupled with enterprise and free trade zones they provide fertile ground for economic development. So why haven’t they caught on? Read More »

Premium Article  Lessons from the M-580

Stas Margaronis | September 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Lessons from the M-580

It seemed like a good plan, a very good plan. The idea was to provide a tug/container barge service between the northern California ports of Stockton and Oakland. Clearly the service would help relieve highway congestion, improve terminal efficiency, allow better service for heavy outbound boxes and on top of everything be an environmentally sound scheme. But the best laid plans of mice and men… generally go awry when double handling is involved. Read More »

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