Ports & Terminals

René de Vries new (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

René de Vries (49) has been appointed (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam, taking office on March 1, 2010. That is the date on which the current Harbor Master Jaap Lems retires. The port of Rotterdam is not unknown territory for De Vries. He began his car Read More »

APM Terminals’ Safety Drive Shows Impressive Results

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Hague, Netherlands – Today, on the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement sin Read More »

Cargotec delivers 20 terminal tractors and starts to refurbish 13 straddle carriers in Tunisia

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has delivered 20 Kalmar terminal tractors to Société Tunisienne d’Acconage et de Manutention (STAM) for the port of Rades in Tunisia. STAM has also ordered the refurbishing of 13 straddle carriers which will be carried out later this year. Read More »

New PHA Executive Director Dreyer confirmed by Port Commission

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Diverse background brings new energy to Port of Houston Authority

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority named Houston businessman Alec G. Dreyer the new PHA executive director at its Sept. 29 meeting, it was announced by Read More »

JAXPORT promotes Alfonso to Sr. Dir., Trade Dev./Global Marketing

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted experienced maritime professional Raul Alfonso to the position of Senior Director, Trade Development and Global Marketing. He succeeds Roy Schleicher, who was recently promoted to Chief Commercial Off Read More »

Egyptian President Mubarak Visits SCCT Emphasizing Transport Sector Investment Priority

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Suez Canal Container terminal continues record-setting pace in throughput growth despite the global economic downturn. Phase II expansion will double container capacity creating the largest facility in the Mediterranean by 2012. Read More »

GPA receives funding for deepening

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congress approves $21.712 million for deepening and maintenance

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced at its Board Meeting that significant progress is being made on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Read More »

Federal government approves funds for Craney Island

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Move makes project eligible for stimulus money

The development of Craney Island Marine Terminal took an important step forward with the announcement that $100,000 for the project has been authorized in the federal budget. Read More »

Bridge Project Named Top Priority for County

AJOT | October 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s proposed replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge has earned a top ranking among planned improvements to highways, roads and railways from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).As part of being ranke Read More »

Long Beach adjusts incentive to attract rail

AJOT | October 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a simple fix to a five-month-old cargo incentive that should prompt more importers to ship rail-hauled cargo through the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

DCT Gdansk Terminal celebrates second anniversary

AJOT | October 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In October 2007, the construction of Deepwater Container Terminal Gdansk was completed and the terminal officially opened. DCT Gdansk is the newest and most modern container terminal in the Baltic region. Read More »

Long Beach, BP earn prestigious clean air award

AJOT | October 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Southern California regional air pollution authorities on Friday, October 2, 2009, presented the Port of Long Beach with an award for becoming the first seaport in the world to construct an oil shipping terminal that offers clean “shore power” to improve Read More »

Charleston Deepening, S.C. Dredging Advance

AJOT | October 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. House Approves $17 Million for Deepening Study, Maintenance

South Carolina’s seaports in Charleston and Georgetown, as well as its coastal waterways, stand to gain more than $17 million in additional funding for channel deepening Read More »

The Port of Halifax Welcomes the Newest Vessel of the Cunard Line; Queen Victoria

AJOT | October 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax welcomes Cunard Line’s newest vessel, Queen Victoria, on October 2, 2009 for her inaugural call.

The Port of Halifax has a long history with Cunard Line dating back to the company’s founder Samuel Cunard, who was bo Read More »

Panama Canal Continues Program to Help Customers During Economic Crisis

AJOT | October 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

ACP Extends Temporary Measures Upon customer request

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today that it will continue until April 30, 2010 a program that provides short-term cost reduction and greater flexibility to its Reservati Read More »

Gottwald Portal Harbour Cranes Enter the Indian Market

AJOT | October 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two Model 8, G HSK 8332 B Cranes for Adani Petronet

Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has secured an order for two G HSK 8332 B Portal Harbour Cranes, variants of Model 8 and derived from Mobile Read More »

NASSTRAC Opposes New Port Restrictions

AJOT | October 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In response to pressure from several members of the California Congressional Delegation to amend federal law and to expand the authority of states and local port authorities to regulate activities that have been under the authority of the federal governme Read More »

Harwich Wins Major Cruise Award

AJOT | September 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Harwich International Port is celebrating the second boost for its cruise line business in nearly as many weeks after receiving a major industry-award as a cruise turnaround port. Read More »

Panama Canal Extends Southern Hospitality To Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue

AJOT | September 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) welcomed Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to the Panama Canal September 24. Joined by senior leaders from the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Georgia Department for Economic Development, Governor Perdue visited the Cana Read More »

Tenth Gottwald Floating Crane on the Mississippi –Associated Terminals Orders Another G HPK 6400 B

AJOT | September 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Associated Terminals LLC (AT), operating on the Mississippi River in Louisiana, USA, has placed yet another order for a Generation 5, G HPK 6400 B Floating Crane, a variant of Model 6 and derived from Mobile Harbour Crane technology, with Gottwald Port Te Read More »