Ports & Terminals

The Port of Montreal applauds the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the Quebec government's announcement introducing the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy. The announcement was made this morning at the Iberville cruise terminal, where the Port of Montreal welcomes every year tens of thousands of cruise passengers. Read More »

Port of Oakland cargo speed-up measures to begin rolling out

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Chassis pool in time for peak shipping season, Saturday gates to follow Read More »

USTDA supports study on lng terminal with the Panama Canal Authority

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. When the Panama Canal expansion project is completed next year, the Canal is expected to handle significant LNG tanker traffic. In order to capitalize on this growth, the ACP is interested in developing LNG-related infrastructure projects, including an import terminal. Read More »

Port Everglades deepening and widening project approved

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Broward County's Port Everglades today received a signed Chief of Engineers Report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that clears the way for the Port to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels, and allows the project to be included in federal legislation expected in 2016 that will authorize similar water and navigation-related projects. Read More »

Vietnam to spend $257 mln on port, storage for oil products

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

State oil and gas PetroVietnam group said it has begun construction of an oil and gas terminal on Phu Quoc island off the country’s southern coast at a combined investment of 5.6 trillion dong ($260 million). Read More »

Government of Canada announces a major investment at the Port of Trois-Rivières

PR Newswire | June 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Financing will enable the Port to increase its productivity and continue to grow Read More »

Monsanto announces potential $1 billion expansion in Louisiana

AJOT | June 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of South Louisiana is pleased that Monsanto, which is located in the port district, has announced their decision to potentially invest $1 billion in an expansion of its plant in Luling, Louisiana. Read More »

Charleston Harbor deepening project earns critical Federal approval 

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In Washington, DC, the US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board (CWRB) unanimously approved the Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Charleston Post-45 Harbor Deepening project, a significant step in the federal process that ensures the project is on schedule to receive its Chief's Report this September. Read More »

AAPA praises Senate for passing bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority bill

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

“The prosperity of the United States is inextricably entwined with that of the rest of the world and international trade agreements provide stability and equity enabling increased trade,” said American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle in support of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), which the Senate just approved and the House approved on June 18. Read More »

U.S. Senate panel approves bill to monitor port performance

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A divided Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved legislation requiring the government to report on the performance of major U.S. port operations, including during labor contract talks. Read More »

Sharp growth for BrabaCon terminals

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

Last year, throughput at the ten hinterland terminals in the Dutch province of North Brabant grew by almost 20%, to 660,000 TEU. Read More »

British government calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

EUROPE-MIGRANTS/BRITAIN-FRANCE:British government calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis Read More »

Port of Oakland diesel emissions way down, world takes note

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

From Sacramento to China, a lesson in cleaning up trucks and ships Read More »

Port of Oakland diesel emissions way down, world takes note

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland efforts to cut diesel emissions are producing dramatic results and gaining global recognition. That was the message from two events last week highlighting Port programs that target truck and vessel exhaust.   Read More »

ICTSI Oregon leads congressional effort to end West Coast labor slowdowns

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) was introduced in the US Senate to help prevent the type of maritime labor slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the U.S. economy to a standstill earlier this year. Read More »

Port of Oakland takes step to speed up cargo flow

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Technology familiar to rush-hour motorists may soon help accelerate containerized cargo flow through the Port of Oakland. The Port said today it’s testing sensors that measure how long harbor truckers wait to enter its marine terminals. Read More »

Maersk will continue calling at Port of Houston

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, will continue to call at the Port of Houston Authority, which the carrier says is a key partner in helping provide the best service possible to its customers. Read More »

China’s CITIC to invest $113 billion for ‘Silk Road’ investments

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Rail | Ports & Terminals

China's CITIC Ltd., the state-owned conglomerate, said that its banking, securities, trust and construction divisions will jointly invest more than 700 billion yuan ($112.79 billion) to support China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative. Read More »

PortMiami receives second CMA CGM shipment of Egoo Energy Drinks from Poland

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

PortMiami celebrated the arrival of the second shipment of Egoo Energy Drinks from Poland brought by CMA-CGM Group to PortMiami with a plaque ceremony and reception. Read More »

Maersk will continue calling at Port of Houston

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

The world’s biggest shipping company, Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, will continue to call at the Port of Houston Authority, which the carrier says is a key partner in helping provide the best service possible to its customers. Read More »