Ports & Terminals

Federal grant supports $500,000 to improve air quality at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, combined with $300,000 in existing State funds, the Port of Baltimore will invest $500,000 to continue its popular program to improve air quality by replacing old diesel trucks that are used to haul freight around port facilities with newer, cleaner trucks. Read More »

Air and sea traffic disrupted as 120 km winds batter Netherlands

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Air Cargo | Ports & Terminals

Spring storms battered the Netherlands with gusts of up to 120 kilometers an hour, causing Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to cancel flights and the closure of two container terminals at the Port of Rotterdam. Read More »

Konecranes received an order for three waste to energy cranes from Andritz OY

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

In January 2015, Konecranes received an order for three waste to energy cranes from Andritz Oy. The cranes ordered are two grab cranes and one turbine hall service crane. Read More »

Daily Vessel Report Now on Port of Long Beach Website

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The section features a daily update showing all vessels at berth and anchor within the Port, as well as their arrival and departure dates and length of stay in Long Beach. Read More »

Air and sea traffic disrupted as 120 km winds batter Netherlands

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Spring storms battered the Netherlands with gusts of up to 120 kilometres an hour on Tuesday, causing Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to cancel flights and the closure of two container terminals at the port of Rotterdam. Read More »

Rotterdam Gate LNG terminal starts expansion project

Reuters | March 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Dutch gas network operator Gasunie and tank storage service provider Vopak said on Monday that the expansion of their Gate liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Rotterdam has begun. Read More »

In u-turn, Greece will sell Piraeus Port stake in weeks

Reuters | March 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country’s deputy prime minister told China’s official Xinhua news agency, a flip-flop from the leftist government as it seeks funds from its creditors. Read More »

The Port of Montreal hails the Quebec government’s investments in the port and marine industry

PR Newswire | March 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

For the MPA, concrete investments were announced: $75 million to improve direct road access to the port and $20 million towards the restoration of Alexandra Pier and the Iberville Passenger Terminal for cruise passengers. Read More »

Singapore port authority denies Iceberg Research claims on Noble unit

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore's port authority has denied allegations of misconduct made by Iceberg Research against a subsidiary of commodities trader Noble Group , which is taking legal action against the arcane research group. Read More »

Sri Lanka promises port project to resume after problems “sorted”

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

China said that Sri Lanka's visiting president had promised work would resume on a controversial Chinese-backed port development in Colombo that his administration had earlier suspended. Read More »

Panama Canal sets sights on new $17 billion expansion project

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships. Read More »

Yemen shuts major ports due to conflict

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Yemen shut its major seaports, industry and local sources said, after neighboring Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched military operations including air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting Yemen's Western-backed president. Read More »

Texas begins statewide “Down to Business” Tour at Bayport Container Terminal

GlobeNewswire | March 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

New Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos and members of his staff began a statewide introductory tour in Houston March 24 at the Port of Houston Authority’s Bayport Container Terminal. Read More »

Kenya ready to start work on first berths at northern port

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya is ready to begin work on the first three berths at a long-delayed port on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in his annual State of the Nation address on Thursday. Read More »

Ports of LB and LA begin talks to improve supply chain efficiencies

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Top executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles held a kickoff meeting earlier this week to begin working together to focus on cargo conveyance strategies that will enhance velocity and efficiency throughout their gateway’s supply chain. Read More »

Port of Toronto Achieves Eight-Year High for Cargo Imports

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Two Million Tonnes of Salt, Construction Material and Bulk Imports Delivered through the Port Last Year Read More »

Egypt’s Suez canal revenue at $382 million in February

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Egypt’s revenue from the Suez Canal was $382 million in February, a government website said on Wednesday, down from $434.8 million in January. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority February Tonnage Jumps 22%

GlobeNewswire | March 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Activity across Port of Houston Authority docks continues to show strength as February 2015 tonnage figures reflected a 22-percent increase compared to February 2014. Read More »

Brazil’s port auctions are priority amid budget cuts

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A plan to attract private investment to Brazil's strained port infrastructure is even more important in the face of federal budget cuts that will curb public investment, Ports Minister Edinho Araújo said in an interview. Read More »

Logistec announces expansion of Termont’s container handling activities in Montréal

PR Newswire | March 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

This redeveloped site will include a full-service berth for container vessels, two state-of-the-art post-Panamax cranes, a modern automated truck-marshalling gate, an efficient intermodal service using on-terminal rail operations, and a high-density container yard. Read More »