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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Canpotex to invest at Port of Portland terminal

AJOT | October 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Portland is already the largest gateway on the U.S. West Coast for bulk mineral exports, and that gateway is about to get more efficient and diversified with the expansion of the Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) potash export facility at the Port of Portland’s marine Terminal 5 in the Rivergate Industrial District. Read More »

GPA marks 13% 1Q growth

AJOT | October 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

On the heels of a state-federal agreement allowing the Savannah Harbor deepening to begin, the GPA has posted nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year. Read More »

Canpotex to upgrade Oregon port facility

Reuters | October 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Canadian potash exporter Canpotex Ltd said it will spend $140 million to upgrade its export facility at the Port of Portland, Oregon, foreseeing an increase in shipments through the Pacific Northwest. Read More »

Premium Article  MCS has mix, pier congestion is problematic

Karen Thuermer | October 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Marine Container Services (MCS), headquartered in Newark, NJ, four miles from PT Newark, is a good example of a logistics provider that offers many services to shippers utilizing the port terminals encompassing the Port of New York/New Jersey. Consequently, its president and founder, Joe Noonan, also has insight as to the many issues the port currently faces. Read More »

Premium Article  New name, GCT Bayonne, reflects its advantages

Karen Thuermer | October 08, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Ports | Container Port

New name, GCT Bayonne, reflects its advantages

Effective October 1, 2014, the name of the Port of New York/New Jersey’s Global Terminal will become known as GCT Bayonne. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of New York/New Jersey faces growth issues

Karen Thuermer | October 08, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Port of New York/New Jersey faces growth issues

The Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ) plays a key role for commerce on the US East Coast. It particularly serves the local New York metropolitan area – a location that encompasses nearly 20 million people, the largest in the United States. Read More »

Panama Canal and Port Everglades discuss long-standing relationship

AJOT | October 07, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) received a delegation from Port Everglades yesterday led by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief and Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire. During the meeting, the Panama Canal Administrator provided an update on the Expansion Program and its impact on U.S. East Coast ports. Read More »

China aims to sooth transport bottlenecks by 2020

Reuters | October 07, 2014 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

China aims to ease transport bottlenecks which are affecting economic development by 2020 with a plan announced to tackle issues such as excessive road tolls and poor connectivity and to ensure the smoother flow of goods. Read More »

Strike shuts Israel’s Haifa port

Reuters | October 06, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Workers at Israel’s state-owned Haifa Port went on strike on Monday, shutting one of the major trade gateways, over a government plan to build private, competing ports. Read More »

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics has been appointed as Sloman Neptun’s agent in Sweden

AJOT | October 06, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port | Transport Intermediaries

Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport GmbH has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AB as its agent in Sweden. Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport GmbH has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AB as its agent in Sweden. The two companies will work in partnership to offer a full range of logistics services between Sweden and the North African countries of Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Tunisia from January 2015. Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics, an independent full service agency based in Sweden and owned by the Swedish Greencarrier Group and the German company Menzell & Döhle, specialises in liner agency, port agency, freight agency and project logistics. Joachim Lagerstedt, managing director, Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics says: “We are delighted to be appointed as an agent for Sloman Neptun, one of the oldest and most respected shipping lines operating today. We are also very pleased to have agency representation for North Africa, which is a new region for us. “This new cooperation fits perfectly into our strategy of becoming one of the leading liner agency providers in the Nordic countries and through Sloman Neptun’s long-established reputation in the market, we really look forward to selling this excellent product to the Swedish market.” Sloman Neptun offers four sailings a month to ports in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, carrying containers, breakbulk and ro/ro cargo. The services are operated by two owned ro/ro-lo/lo vessels and two owned multipurpose vessels with a crane capacity of 2 x 150 tonnes, combining to a maximum 270 tonnes. Sloman Neptun offers the full range of inland logistics services in North Africa through its own network of offices and distribution centres. Read More »

Hapag Lloyd Will Suspend Rotterdam –Congestion Surcharge - Barge and Feeder Services

AJOT | October 06, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway | Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Hapag-Lloyd will suspend the Congestion Surcharge with immediate effect. Hapag Lloyd says the operational situation at the port of Rotterdam has improved in such a way that the Congestion Surcharge at Rotterdam for Feeder and Barge services will be suspended with immediate effect. Read More »

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