Ports & Terminals

Brazil’s Rousseff aims to lure $64 billion in infrastructure capital

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

President Dilma Rousseff unveiled an effort to draw 198.4 billion reais ($64 billion) in private investment to build, upgrade and operate Brazilian roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. Read More »

Port of San Diego Expected to Appoint New President and CEO at June 11 Board Meeting

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Board of Commissioners for the San Diego Unified Port District is expected to appoint Ms. Randa Coniglio as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its June 11 Board meeting. Coniglio was selected as the top candidate after a rigorous nation-wide executive search that began last December. Read More »

New bi-national public affairs program announced

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The American Great Lakes Ports Association in partnership with the Lake Carriers’ Association, Fednav Limited, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation have jointly sponsored a new bi-national public affairs program called The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership. Read More »

Imports at normal levels after ratification of contract

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Tons of opportunity at U.S. Great Lakes ports in May

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The month of May was a busy one at U.S. ports along the Great Lakes Seaway System. Read More »

Port Commission elects Ravi Singhania Chairman after Santos and Kresta swearing-in ceremony

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Prior to the meeting, new Commissioner Rudy Santos was sworn in during a formal swearing-in ceremony attended by family and friends. Commissioner Santos is replacing retired Commissioner Thomas Perryman, who served the Port’s Board of Commissioners for twenty-four years. Commissioner Paul Kresta took an oath to serve another six-year term. Read More »

Port Town - New Book Sails Through History of Long Beach

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Positive reviews are coming in for thrilling account of Port’s first century Read More »

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma vote to submit final seaport alliance proposal to FMC

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Taking another key step in forming The Northwest Seaport Alliance, commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle voted Friday to submit a final agreement to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval. Read More »

PORTS Bill is an overreach, would undermine collective bargaining rights

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the introduction of the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act: Read More »

Commitment to quality equals success

Karen Thuermer | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

The Port of Baltimore’s success as an auto port is attributable to its geographic location as the closest East Coast port to the Midwest. Read More »

Weiss-Röhlig expands in Dubai

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

A modern logistics terminal in the Jebel Ali Free Zone Association will be added to the Weiss-Röhlig Air & Sea branch in the Emirate of Dubai by the end of 2015. Read More »

US’ largest port complex, misclassified drivers demand union recognition, prepare to strike

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Early Friday morning, a supermajority of misclassified “independent contractor” drivers at Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT), a part of the Chinese Government-owned COSCO Logistics Americas network, delivered a letter demanding that the trucking company recognize their right to be represented by Teamsters Local 848. Read More »

Dockworkers at Peru’s top port reach deal to end strike

Reuters | June 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Seaport Service

The dockworkers union at Peru’s biggest port, Callao, has reached a contract agreement to end a three-week strike, with provisions that include improved benefits and modifications to a system for scheduling shifts, union officials said on Friday. Read More »

Congressional leaders on port matters visit Port of Houston

GlobeNewswire | June 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Houston Authority facilitated an important visit and tour of the Port of Houston, Friday, June 5. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Congressman Ted Poe and Congressman Brian Babin visited the Port of Houston and learned more about the national impact of the Port of Houston overall and in particular its safety and security measures. Read More »

Retailers and shippers welcome introduction of PORTS Act

AJOT | June 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Bill Would Empower Governors to Intervene in Port Labor Disputes Read More »

Sparrows Point Terminal Names JLL as Exclusive Broker, Parsons Brinckerhoff as Land Planning Firm

PR Newswire | June 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Sparrows Point Terminal LLC, one of the largest privately owned logistics and manufacturing multimodal sites in North America, has named JLL exclusive real estate services provider for the project. Parsons Brinckerhoff will oversee master planning at Sparrows Point. Read More »

Australia’s Port Hedland iron ore exports to China rise 5.2% in May

Reuters | June 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Australia's iron ore exports to China from Port Hedland rose 5.2 percent in May from a month earlier, while total shipments from the port hit a record high, figures showed. Read More »

G3 acquires site for 1st Vancouver grain terminal in decades

Reuters | June 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Global Grain Group (G3), which is taking control of grain handler CWB, has agreed to acquire a long-term lease at Port Metro Vancouver, paving the way for the first new grain terminal in nearly 50 years at Canada's busiest port, according to a source familiar with the matter. Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet gets 30 billion rand loan from Chinese bank

Reuters | June 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

State-owned logistics and freight firm Transnet will pocket a 30 billion rand ($2 billion) loan from the China Development Bank to improve its aging train fleet, its acting chief executive said. Read More »

Appointments to the Port Alberni Port Authority - Mr. Allan Robert Haggard and Mr. Dennis Lawrence

PR Newswire | June 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointments of Mr. Allan Robert Haggard, and Mr. Dennis Lawrence Jonsson both from Port Alberni, British Columbia, to the board of directors of the Port Alberni Port Authority for terms of two years. Read More »