Ports & Terminals

Three % recovery rebate Rotterdam Harbor dues 2011

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2011, the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) will give a once-only recovery rebate of 3% on the tariffs for sea and inland harbor dues. The rebate is intended to support the companies in their further recovery from the crisis and in this way to strength Read More »

SC Ports maintains strong financial ratings from S&P, Moody’s

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Two of the top credit reporting agencies have affirmed the South Carolina State Ports Authority’s (SCSPA) solid financial position, citing strong financial management, high debt service coverage and competitive advantages relative to other ports in the re Read More »

RTISA attends the 7th Plenary Session of The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The international shipping industry last week gave the UN Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia an insight into industry-wide activity in support of deterring and defeating piracy off Somalia and in the wider Arabian Sea. The presence of indus Read More »

GPA posts best month ever for containers and tonnage

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the GPA experienced exceptional growth in October, reflecting several all-time records in many commodity segments. Overall tonnage recorded a new monthly record handling 2, Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports invests $7.2 blllion in industial zone

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

State-backed Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) will invest $7.2 billion in the first phase of an industrial zone and will offer 100 percent foreign ownership to companies that contribute to the emirate's GDP, government officials said. The Khalifa Industria Read More »

Port of Quincy holds important rural freight mobility summit

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Quincy recently held a Rural Freight Mobility Summit at Cave B Inn at SageCliffe near Quincy, Washington. Over 70 agricultural, food processing, railroad, trucking, ocean cargo, economic development, warehousing and distribution leaders attend Read More »

Port of Wilmington to provide logistical support to GE’s wind turbine projects

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

General Electric’s (GE) wind energy division has again selected the Port of Wilmington, Delaware as its port of entry for several large shipments of wind turbine blades. M/V Industrial Freedom, arriving on Wednesday, November 10, is the first of four vess Read More »

Maersk ports unit expects market share growth

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port facilities firm APM sees opportunities to grow faster than the broader market, its chief financial officer said.

APM aims to expand its business also with shippers other than Maersk Line after it lost some market share in 2010 by selling minority Read More »

Pakistan may nix port deal with PSA, China to benefit?

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Pakistan's Baluchistan province pledged to challenge in the courts what he said was a "one-sided" deal with a Singapore company to run a strategic harbor in Gwadar port.

Authorities dismissed any notion that the port would be hand Read More »

China Merchants to buy Nigeria port operator stake

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

China Merchants Holdings International has agreed to form a joint venture that will buy a 47.5 percent stake in a container-terminal operator in Nigeria from Israel's Zim Integrated Shipping for $154 million. Read More »

Pinto Steel Terminal handles first shipment of Brazilian made steel slab

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority offloaded through its Pinto Steel Terminal the first shipment of Brazilian made steel slab bound for the ThyssenKrupp Steel USA multi-billion dollar steel processing facility at Calvert, Ala. Just over 50,000 metric tons o Read More »

CN improves supply chain efficiencies for European vehicle imports

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN said new supply chain efficiencies have reduced dwell times for European import vehicles handled by CN's Autoport Terminal in Halifax by approximately 25 per cent since implementation last spring.

The Autoport facility - one of the largest Read More »

Kalmar introduces new hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As emission regulations grow stricter and the price of diesel fuel continues to rise, Cargotec is the first to launch a hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor offering customers improved performance, significant savings in fuel costs and even greater red Read More »

Transformer for St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant arrives at Port of Palm Beach

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

On November 4, the multipurpose ship BCC Delaware arrived at the Port of Palm Beach with a transformer for the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. The transformer weights 489,000 lbs. is designed to replace an aging transformer currently in use at the nuclear Read More »

JAXPORT sets container volume record in 2010

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Total tonnage up 10 percent; 10th consecutive year of record revenues
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) moved a record number of containers in fiscal year 2010 -- the second consecutive year of container growth for the seaport -- and marked Read More »

ICTSI 9 month income up 97% to US$73 million

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the nine months ending September 30, 2010, posting revenue from port operations of US$380.6 million, an increase of 27 percent over the US$299.3 Read More »

Konecranes expands in Africa acquires company in Morocco

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes recently acquired 100 percent of the shares in port crane service

and modernization company Techniplus S.A.R.L. in Morocco. This is Konecranes' first acquisition in North Africa. Techniplus has 120 employees and net sales of EUR 7 mi Read More »

ICTSI names new head for Georgia unit

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) announces the appointment of Jan Nowak as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICT), manager, operator and developer in the Port of Batumi Read More »

Construction of Maasvlakte 2 running like clockwork

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Since work started on the construction of Maasvlakte 2 two years ago, 170 million m3 of sand has been brought in. That is more than would be needed to fill the Rotterdam - Fyenoord soccer stadium to the brim 100 times. At the height of the ‘sand operation Read More »

Dutch ports to reward clean ships

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As of 1 January 2011, the ports of Amsterdam, Moerdijk, Dordrecht and Rotterdam will be rewarding clean ocean-going vessels with discounts on their port dues. This involves vessels which score well on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). This is a new inte Read More »