Ports & Terminals

2010 was a record year for coal exports and salt imports at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore exported a record amount of coal and imported a record amount of salt in 2010, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Census and analyzed by Global Trade Atlas. More than 13.8 million tons of coal left Baltimore’s piers last y Read More »

Bollore has big plans for Abidjan container port

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Bollore plans to invest 18 billion CFA francs ($37 million) in Abidjan port by 2013 to make it the region's key sea hub, the French logistics and transport group's Africa chief said. Read More »

Canada’s tiny Arctic port faces uncertain future

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Every summer for three months, the Hudson Bay ice breaks up and ships load Canadian Prairie grain for export, putting more than 100 people to work in the tiny northern Manitoba town of Churchill. Read More »

ICTSI 9 month income up 39% to $101.4 million

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported consolidated unaudited financial results for nine months ending 30 September 2011, posting revenue from port operations of US$490.9 million, 29 percent higher than the US$380.6 million r Read More »

Konecranes to supply biggest Goliath gantry crane in the world to Brazilian shipyard

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In October 2011, Konecranes received a major order for a Goliath gantry crane from Brazilian shipyard Ecovix-Engevix Construcões Oceanicas S.A. (“Ecovix-Engevix”). The shipyard, located in the city of Rio Grande do Sul, builds drill ships for the oil and Read More »

LME plans to list Charleston as steel warehouse

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The London Metal Exchange plans to approve Charleston, South Carolina, as a location of good delivery for steel billet, head of business development Chris Evans told Reuters. Read More »

Port of Long Beach dedicates plug-in shore power for ships

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

State and local elected leaders joined shipping company executives and Port of Long Beach officials recently to dedicate the Port’s newest shore power installation. Shore power allows ships at berth to shut down their diesel engines and plug into electric Read More »

New rail record at Port of Felixstowe

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe has set a new rail record, handling a total of 11,019 containers (16,846 TEUs) in a single week. The previous record of 10,893 units was achieved in May 2011. Read More »

Port and City of Oakland submit Federal grant to launch first phase of Oakland Army Base redevelopme

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Last week the Port and City of Oakland, together, applied for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) in the amount of $40 million. The grant will help fund the Read More »

Port of Hamburg cargo handling figures first three quarters 2011

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

At 99 million tons, in the first nine months of the year throughput in the Port of Hamburg advanced by around 11 percent. This excellent, above-average result on throughput enabled the Port of Hamburg to recover market share in competition with the major Read More »

Port of Long Beach’s Deputy Director confirmed as new Executive Director


AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously Monday, November 14, to name J. Christopher Lytle, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director. Read More »

Russia halts grain shipments to main port for 5 days

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Russian Railways said it had suspended grain shipments to the country's main deep sea port of Novorossiisk from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19 to clear out overflowing port silos. Read More »

Westinghouse selects Port of Charleston for energy project moves

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Westinghouse Electric Company has selected the Port of Charleston for a multi-year deal to handle oversize project cargo in support of a major power plant expansion by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) near Columbia, SC. Read More »

Port of Philadelphia handles major shipment of military cargo from Middle East

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A sunny, untypically warm day underscored a proud sight for the Port of Philadelphia’s ILA labor force and other maritime industry workers on Tuesday, November 8. On that day, the 841st Transportation Battalion of the Military Surface Deployment and Dist Read More »

Good third quarter for the Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo throughput in the Port of Rotterdam increased during the first nine months of 2011 by 1.7% to 327 million tons. Throughput increased for agribulk (+17%), coal (+3%), other dry bulk (+10%), containers (+11%), roll-on/roll-off (+2%) and other general Read More »

GPA sees steady first quarter growth

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the ports saw a growth rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter of FY2012, moving 6.5 million tons of freight. Over the same period in FY2011, the port moved 6.2 million tons of c Read More »

DP World gross container volumes up 10% in Q3

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World , the world's third-largest port operator, said containers volumes rose 10 percent in the third quarter, helped by growth in the UAE, Africa and the Americas. Read More »

JAXPORT seeks TIGER funds to enhance Northeast Florida trade and transportation network

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for $25 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant for the construction of a $45 million Inte Read More »

Port of Albany Commission unveils new $12 million wharf system

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Albany Port District Commission unveiled its newly completed wharf system at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Port of Albany, New York. This wharf replaces the existing timber pile wharf constructed in 1927 when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the Gover Read More »

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes are in great demand in Latin America

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In 2011 Liebherr-Werk Nenzing can report a run on its Mobile Harbour Cranes. 100% increase in sales compared to 2010 illustrates that the demand for sustainable investment in cargo handling equipment is still unbroken. Until the end of this year a total o Read More »