Ports & Terminals

Port and Free Zone World says completes $1.1 bln loan

Reuters | March 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Port and Free Zone World (PFZW), the majority owner of listed Dubai-based ports operator DP World, has completed a deal to borrow $1.1 billion, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. Read More »

ICTSI chairman visits Basra Gateway Terminal

AJOT | March 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Enrique K. Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services Inc.(ICTSI) chairman and president, recently visited Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), ICTSI’s subsidiary in the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. Read More »

Port of Oakland cargo volume down 36.67% in February

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

February cargo volume at the Port of Oakland declined 36.67 percent from last year, the Port said today. But it added that the cargo backlog that caused the decline is on its way out. Read More »

Coast Guard completes LNG bunkering regulations with reference to DNV GL’s recommended practice

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Responding to the industry’s need for more guidance on procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has published two new Policy Letters on LNG Bunkering, Personnel Training and Waterfront Facilities. Read More »

Backlog at Cameroon’s main port slows cocoa exports

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Cocoa exports from Cameroon's main port have slowed sharply because the outlet is clogged by a buildup of imported goods bound for Central African Republic that have not been sent due to political unrest, officials said. Read More »

Konecranes wins Automation Award 2015

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has won the Automation Award 2015 granted by the Finnish Society of Automation. Read More »

RUSCON opens a veterinary control station at Novorossiysk

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU and the US have prompted RUSCON, one of the leading container specialists in the country, to open the first bonded veterinary control reefer facility at its off-dock terminalin Novorossiysk, South Russia. Read More »

Maersk Line is implementing a Dangerous Cargo Service Fee in North America

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line is implementing a Dangerous Cargo Service Fee for all inland moving hazardous cargo in North America (United States and Canada) effective April 15th, 2015 Read More »

Congestion mitigation update at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia anticipates continued heavy volumes at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) throughout this week (March 16-20). Read More »

SC Ports achieves second consecutive month of 18% volume growth

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

February marked the second consecutive month of 18 percent container growth at the SC Ports Authority, bringing fiscal year container volumes totals to 1.23 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs. Read More »

Tanzania dreams big with port project at former slave harbor

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In its heyday, Bagamayo was a gateway to the heart of Africa for colonizers, with trade goods surging in from the Indian Ocean, and timber, ivory and countless slaves exported from the east coast harbor. Read More »

Global Ports scraps dividend as economic turmoil hits imports

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Russia's Global Ports will scrap its dividend due to the economic turmoil that has crippled the freight market in Russia, the London-listed ports operator said. Read More »

U.S. military moves 51 specialty aircraft through JAXPORT

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The U.S. military landed 48 specialty Army helicopters and three Air Force helicopters at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal during a multi-day operation. The aircraft shipments are being handled by the U.S. Army's 832nd Transportation Battalion which is headquartered at Blount Island. Read More »

Russia’s Global Ports scraps dividends, looks to sell shares

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Russia’s Global Ports will scrap dividends and look to sell additional shares, the London-listed ports operator said on Monday, reflecting economic turmoil that has crippled the freight market in Russia. Read More »

U.S./Iceland Ambassadors to visit Maine

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Honorable Robert Barber, United States Ambassador to Iceland, and His Excellency Geir Haarde, Iceland's Ambassador to the United States will visit Maine on Tuesday, March 17th. Read More »

RUSCON opens a veterinary control station at Novorossiysk as economic sanctions change Russian impor

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU and the US have prompted RUSCON, one of the leading container specialists in the country, to open the first bonded veterinary control reefer facility at its off-dock terminal in Novorossiysk, South Russia. Read More »

Virginia congestion mitigation update

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Virginia continues to take immediate action to help mitigate the congestion that has beset Virginia International Gateway (VIG) during the last week. Read More »

Tanzania dreams big with port project at former slave harbour

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

In its heyday, Bagamayo was a gateway to the heart of Africa for colonisers, with trade goods surging in from the Indian Ocean, and timber, ivory and countless slaves exported from the east coast harbour. Read More »

Houston Ship Channel reopened Friday after shutdown due to fog

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Houston Ship Channel re-opened to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic on Friday after shutting on Thursday afternoon due to heavy fog, according to the Houston Pilots. Read More »

Port of Virginia takes steps to ease East Coast congestion

AJOT | March 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Virginia continues to take immediate action to help mitigate the congestion that has beset Virginia International Gateway during the last week. Read More »