Ports & Terminals

Cargomatic Launches Free Flow program to ease Port Congestion

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Turn times decreased by 50% at Port of Los Angeles; Applications now being accepted from prospective shippers and carriers Read More »

Revenue at Port of Rotterdam Authority rises, profits fall

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Revenue of the Port Authority rose by 3.1% last year due to increased economic activity at the port. However, profits fell by 4.9% owing to higher interest charges and depreciation. Read More »

Port of Oakland says no to business as usual

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Disruptions from waterfront labor negotiations have waned, but don't expect a return to business as usual at West Coast ports. "The old methods won't work any longer," Port of Oakland executive director Chris Lytle said here today. Read More »

M/V Kim M. Bouchard launched in Pascagoula, MS

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Seaport Service

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is delighted to announce the company’s new 10,000hp ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard was launched February 26, 2015 at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, MS shipyard. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam 2014 profit slips 4.9% to 215 million Euros

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority said on Thursday its net profit for 2014 fell 4.9 percent to 215 million Euros ($237 million) on higher financing costs. Read More »

Vancouver container fire shuts down port, some rail service

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A large portion of Canada’s biggest port was shut down on Wednesday after a chemical fire broke out amid numerous shipping containers piled up in a yard east of Vancouver’s downtown core. Read More »

Access to Brazil’s Itajai port to open as truck protest ends

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Protesters have agreed to open access to Brazil’s main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina state, the port said on Wednesday, ending a lingering flashpoint after a two-week truck drivers’ protest. Read More »

The Danish Prime Minister unloaded the first load of sand for the port expansion

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

On February 26, 2015, The Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Smith visited the Port of Hirtshals which marked the beginning of the construction that will expand the port with 250,000 m². The Port of Hirtshals is investing in the land expansion to increase the possibilities for the businesses in the area. This will make it possible for the companies to continue growing in the future. Read More »

First ship to load soy at Brazil’s Tegram terminal bound for China

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

The first ship to load soybeans from the new Tegram terminal in the northeastern port of Ponta Madeira in Sao Luis, Brazil, will berth on March 10, local shipping agents Cargonave said on Tuesday. Read More »

Brazil truck strike wanes; more soy gets to ports

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Only a handful of roads remained blocked in Brazil on Tuesday as truck drivers focused their grievances on Brasilia and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened after two weeks of protests. Read More »

Brazil pork, poultry industry loses $241 mln to truck strike

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Brazil’s pork and poultry industry has lost 700 million reais ($241 million) due to a truck strike now entering its second week, the industry association ABPA said on Tuesday. Read More »

Brazil truck strike diminishes; Paranagua soy stocks running low

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Some truck drivers in Brazil continued blocking roads on Tuesday, slowing grains deliveries to southern ports, even as adherence to the strike diminished and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened. Read More »

NA Auto Supply Chain panelists announced for JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Organizers today announced speakers for the panel “Emerging Complexities in the North American Auto Supply Chain” at JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference scheduled for March 24: Read More »

Europe is becoming an internal market for biodiesel

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Energy | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

In Rotterdam, Europe’s most important port for the handling, storage and production of biofuels, the throughput of these products was 15% lower in 2014 than in 2013, representing a decrease of 3.8 million tonnes. This is primarily due to a decrease in imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina as a result of extra import duties and taxes on dumping. Read More »

Port of Houston program recognized as 2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. Read More »

Next generation U.S. Navy patrol boats move through JAXPORT’s dedicated heavy lift dock

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Highly trained master riggers at Portus recently moved the first shipment of next generation SAFE Boats Mk VI Patrol Boats purchased by the U.S. Navy through the heavy lift and specialty cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks. Read More »

Environmental groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell oil fleet

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

A coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Arctic oil drilling fleet, arguing a proper environmental review was never conducted, court records showed. Read More »

Canadian navy delays opening of crucial Arctic facility to 2018

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. Read More »

Port Everglades harbor deepening and widening project reaches milestone in federal approval process

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Broward County's Port Everglades reached a major milestone today in its effort to deepen and widen its navigational channels and turning basin as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved the final environmental and economic feasibility studies for the project. Read More »

Gray Chassis Fleet set to launch March 1 at Ports

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Three companies that own the vast majority of chassis serving the San Pedro Bay ports are on track to activate a “gray chassis fleet” of truck-trailers on March 1, a move that should improve the flow of goods through the nation’s busiest harbor complex. Read More »