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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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LA port truck drivers agree to cooling off period

AJOT | July 14, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

LA port truck drivers agree to “cooling off” period requested by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti after trucking companies agree to accept all drivers back to work without retaliation and without being forced to sign away all future rights Read More »

AAPA Hails Passage of House Amendment To Hit HMT Funding Target

AJOT | July 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded passage on Wednesday of the House floor amendment to the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that increases the Corps of Engineers funding to meet the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funding target Read More »

Dunkerque-Port tonnage up 10% in the first half

AJOT | July 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Dunkerque-Port tonnage up 10% in the first half-year Good performance by general cargoes and bulk solids in the early part of the year has led to a 10% upturn in traffic for the first six months with a volume of 23 Mt, more than 2 Mt higher than during the same period in 2013. RoRo traffic rose 14%, to 6.70 Mt, compared with last year. The number of trucks and trailers showed a rise of 17% with 278,000 freight units. Passengers and tourist vehicles were up 6% and 4% respectively (1,013,000 passengers and 262,000 vehicles). The number of containers recorded was 154,000 TEU, an increase of 17%. Ore traffic performed well during the half-year, with a rise of 20% (6.70 Mt). The volume of coal traffic was 2.08 Mt, down 27%. Grain exports had already reached 1.33 Mt at the end of June, up 185%. During the grain campaign from June 2013 to June 2014, the volume exported via Dunkirk was 2,408,000 tonnes, setting an all-time record. Read More »

Expiration of West Coast ports contract brings surge in imports

AJOT | July 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

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