Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals to invest $992 million in Costa Rica

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, the port operating arm of Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Thursday it had won a concession in Costa Rica to develop a port, carrying an investment of about $992 million. Read More »

duisport Group posts positive financial statement for 2011

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The duisport Group achieved total output of around 149 million euros in the last financial year. The result, including sales from strategic investments, was slightly above the previous year’s overall level. Read More »

Norwegenkai expansion work completed

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Work on extending operational areas at the Port of Kiel’s Norwegenkai Terminal has now been completed. Construction was officially brought to a close at a ceremony today involving the State of Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Economics, Science and Transp Read More »

Mica named AAPA “Port Person of the Year”

AJOT | March 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) received the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) “Port Person of the Year” award today, in recognition of his support in improving the nation’s maritime and port infrastr Read More »

MSC Fabiola makes first call to Oakland

AJOT | March 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland welcomed the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America. The MSC Fabiola is a 12,562 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent-unit) vessel; an average container equals two TEUs. It is part of the fleet of the world's second-l Read More »

No deal yet to end Argentine grain truckers strike

AJOT | March 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A strike by Argentine truckers disrupted the flow of corn and soybeans to the country's main ports ciontinues after union leaders failed to reach a deal with the government. Read More »

Red Hook Container Terminal goes live with Tideworks Terminal Operating System

AJOT | March 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Technology®, Inc., a leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, has announced that it has gone live with its best-of-breed Terminal Operating System (TOS) at Red Hook Container Terminal, located in the Port of Ne Read More »

SC Ports’ February container volume up 9%, breakbulk up 118%

AJOT | March 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Container volume in the Port of Charleston rose 9.2 percent in February compared to the same month last year, in results announced today at the regular meeting of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors. Read More »

APS enters Mexico with Gate OCR for Hutchison Port Holdings

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal container terminals, announced it has entered the Mexico container terminal market with Hutchison Port Hold Read More »

Jasper Ocean Terminal Board of Directors meet to discuss project

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office (JPO) Board of Directors met recently and received updates from its Project Manager, which included an “opportunity plan” detailing how SHEP dredge materials can benefit construction of the Jasper Ocean Termi Read More »

Konecranes to supply design and components for Goliath gantry crane to South Korea

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes received an order for the design and components for a Goliath gantry crane. The order was placed by Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HSHI). In this project Konecranes is a subcontractor to HSHI, who will construct the crane in So Read More »

Transportation Secretary LaHood announces $9.98 million to strengthen US shipyard competitiveness

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to pay for modernizations that will increase productivity and help the country’s small shipyards compete in the global mark Read More »

Port and inland integration can boost Africa trade

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals’ Director of Business Development and Infrastructure Investments for the Africa-Middle East Region, Reik Mueller described a new model for transportation planning and development in West Africa in which port and terminal operations shift foc Read More »

GPA board considers projects in Brunswick and Savannah

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority board is considering two projects that will greatly increase capacity, efficiency and environmental savings. Read More »

Grand Alliance upsizes ships in Port of Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With the call of the OOCL California, an alliance of ocean carriers is upsizing its vessels calling the Port of Charleston. Read More »

ICTSI Georgia unit, Arkas Line ink terminal services agreement

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICTL) recently signed a terminal services agreement with Arkas Line, a new shipping line to call at BICT. Read More »

Kizad awarded ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) has announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 quality certification by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA). The designation is an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems t Read More »

Port of Long Beach welcomes largest container ship

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach recently welcomed the largest container ship ever to call to North America, the MSC Fabiola. The vessel, measuring 1,200 feet in length and capable of carrying more than 12,000 container units, docked at Pier T on Terminal Island. Read More »

Santos to invest $3.2 billion, eyes IPO

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's largest port will invest $3.2 billion in infrastructure through 2014 and eventually plans an initial public share offering as it seeks to ensure funding to overcome logjams and red tape that have left food rotting on the docks. Read More »

Grand Alliance upsizes ships in Port of Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With the call of the OOCL California, an alliance of ocean carriers is upsizing its vessels calling the Port of Charleston. Read More »