Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT sets new record with largest container ship

AJOT | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The MOL Northern Juvenile, capable of carrying 8,800 twenty-foot equivalent units, set a record today as the largest container ship to ever call on Jacksonville. The ship, which transited the Suez Canal from Asia before reaching the U.S. East Coast, loaded and offloaded cargo at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. Read More »

Port of Houston receives award of second Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant

AJOT | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston Authority Thursday to formally announce the Port Authority's award of a second grant aimed at improving air quality in the region. She announced the port will receive a Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant of nearly $900,000. Read More »

Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa’s biggest economy imports, is one of the most congested in a megacity whose traffic jams are legendary. Read More »

Dubai’s DP World posts 4.4% rise in Q1 gross container volumes

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s biggest port operators, reported on Monday a 4.4% rise in gross container volumes on a like-for-like basis in the first quarter of 2015. Read More »

Truckers may renew labor unrest at Southern California ports

Reuters | April 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation’s busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Read More »

Broekman Logistics and Sea-Cargo open the ‘Continental Hub’ in Rotterdam

AJOT | April 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Norwegian Sea-Cargo Hub in Rotterdam has been officially opened by Rik Pek, General Manager Broekman Logistics, and Ole Saevild, CEO Sea-Cargo. The new Sea-Cargo Hub enables Broekman Logistics to provide the best-possible connections for serving the Scandinavian market. Read More »

Stakeholders offer views on supply chain efficiencies at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

AJOT | April 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

More than 100 cargo owners, trucking firm leaders, longshore labor, marine terminals and other goods movement industry representatives turned out Wednesday for a joint meeting hosted by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to gather input, insights and solutions focused on improving the performance of the supply chain. Read More »

BMW Group breaks ground on new port facility in Galveston, TX

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The BMW Group broke ground at the future site of a new Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Galveston.  Read More »

Obama says US has warned Iran not to send weapons to Yemen

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the U.S. government had sent "very direct messages" to Iran warning it not to send weapons to Yemen that could be used to threaten shipping traffic in the region. Read More »

Flow in Motion/Woelfer supplies motors for Ports of Jacksonville and Tampa

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Fort Worth, Texas-based crane component specialist Flow in Motion LLC, working with its partner Woelfer Motoren, of Germany, will supply motors and other components for five container cranes scheduled for delivery to U.S. ports in Jacksonville and Tampa next year. Read More »

Navis signs N4 license agreement with Baltic Container Terminal in Latvia

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators, today announced a new N4 terminal operating system (TOS) license agreement with Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), a fast-growing, privately owned container terminal located in Latvia’s capital city, Riga. Read More »

Kalmar receives large port equipment orders from ICTSI in the Philippines

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received two separate orders from one of the world's leading container terminal operators, International Container Services Inc. (ICTSI) in the Philippines. Kalmar will deliver in total 42 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors, five Kalmar reachstackers and two Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), and 16 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors and two Kalmar RTGs to Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC). The orders have been booked into the first quarter of 2015.  Read More »

Congestion free, terminal velocity drives tonnage increase at North Carolina’s ports

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The North Carolina State Ports Authority posted a 20 percent container volume increase in the third quarter of its fiscal year over the same period from last year. A significant increase was seen specifically in the month of March (34 percent increase year-over-year). Read More »

First ocean vessel of 2015 arrives at Port of Indiana

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The arrival of the 655-foot bulk carrier M/V Irma at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor signals the official opening of the international shipping season. Port officials welcomed 2015's first ocean vessel on Monday with a ceremony presenting the Ports of Indiana "Steel Stein" to the ship's captain. Read More »

Two ships run aground in Suez Canal, delaying traffic

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

A container ship ran aground in Egypt's Suez Canal in dense mist on Saturday morning, the canal authority said, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours. Read More »

ILWU ratification vote set for May 22nd

Stas Margaronis | April 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A spokesperson for the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) said that the ILWU Longshore caucus composed of 90 members ratified the ILWU contract with the Pacific Maritime Association by 78%, sending the contract to the full membership for final ratification vote. Read More »

Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. Read More »

Mount Vernon port breaks Indiana shipping record

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

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recorded the highest quarterly shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana's over 50-plus year history during the first quarter of 2015. This was the second consecutive quarter the port broke this record. First quarter shipments increased three percent over the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up 48 percent over 2014's first quarter. Read More »

14% container volume growth at South Carolina Ports

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

SC Ports Authority sustained double-digit container volume gains in March, reporting 14.3 percent fiscal year to date growth of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the same period last year. Read More »

Port Of Oakland container cargo volume rebounds in March

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

Containerized trade is rebounding at the Port of Oakland after two months of decline. The Port said today that cargo volume in March increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. That’s a turnaround from a 31 percent decrease in January and February. Read More »