Ports & Terminals

Vopak staff to strike at Vlissingen

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Staff at Vopak will strike for at least two hours on Wednesday at the oil and gas storage company’s terminal at the Dutch port of Vlissingen, a union official told Reuters. Read More »

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines; Port of Houston Receives Nearly $900,000

GlobeNewswire | April 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Houston Authority will receive almost $900,000 as part of an award of more than $2.1 million by the U.S. EPA for three clean diesel projects in EPA’s Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) to help reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port reopens after shutdown

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port reopened on Tuesday as weather conditions improved, two shipping industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

Kranunion, Paceco Corp and Römer Fördertechnik confirmed as latest members of PEMA

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has announced three new member companies: Paceco Corp, Kranunion GmbH & Co and Römer Fördertechnik GmbH. Read More »

March volumes up 16% for Port of Virginia; Sets new monthly volume record

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

Cargo volumes rebounded March resulting in an all-time record for the number of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a month at The Port of Virginia. Read More »

Access to Brazil’s Santos port back to normal after fire

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

Access to Brazil’s largest port, Santos, was fully restored for cargo and passenger vehicles on Monday after one entrance had been partially blocked for a week due to a fire at a nearby fuel-tank facility, highway operator Ecovias said. Read More »

China says investigating former Ningbo Port chairman

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

China is investigating the former chairman of Ningbo Port Group, manager of one of the world’s busiest ports, the country’s top graft-busting body said, naming the latest target of an anti-corruption drive ordered by President Xi Jinping. Read More »

Bad weather shuts Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port

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

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port, a major oil operations centre for Saudi Aramco, was shut on Monday because of bad weather, two shipping industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

British Columbia: oil spill response shows unprepared for more tankers

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

British Columbian officials on Friday criticized the Canadian government’s response to an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, calling into question plans for new crude oil export pipelines in the Pacific Coast province. Read More »

Vancouver’s horrifying oil spill could have been avoided (SIU, CMSCC)

PR Newswire | April 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

They are calling on the Canadian Government to strengthen Canada's Cabotage laws in order prevent another environmental catastrophe like the oil spill in Vancouver this week. Read More »

Brazil port city suspends Ultracargo fuel operations after fire

Reuters | April 10, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

The mayor of Santos suspended on Friday operations at a fuel storage warehouse in Brazil after a week-long fire at the facility operated by Ultracargo slowed exports from the country’s largest port. Read More »

Konecranes wins RTG order for GCT Deltaport in Vancouver, Canada

AJOT | April 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

In March 2015, Konecranes received an order for four Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from GCT Canada Limited Partnership for its GCT Deltaport facility located in Port Metro Vancouver, Canada. Destined for the country’s flagship container terminal, this will be Konecranes’ first RTG delivery to the West Coast of Canada. The cranes will be delivered fully-erect in the spring of 2016. Read More »

Brazil’s Santos Port unable to export 400,000 tonnes soy

Reuters | April 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Brazil’s Port of Santos has been unable to export 400,000 tonnes of soybeans and soymeal as firefighters try to extinguish a week-old blaze that has partially restricted truck access to the country’s largest export hub, soy industry association Abiove told Reuters on Thursday. Read More »

Blocked entrance to Brazil’s Santos port to open overnight

Reuters | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Trucks will be able to access a blocked entrance at Santos, Brazil’s largest port, at night while firefighters finish extinguishing a blaze at a nearby fuel-storage facility, city and port authorities said. Read More »

PortsToronto Celebrates the Arrival of the First Ship of the Season with the 154th Annual Beaver Hat

PR Newswire | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

PortsToronto Harbour Master Angus Armstrong "crowns" M/V Tundra Captain Volodymyr Ovdiyenko with the centuries-old silk and beaver top hat at the 154th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony at Redpath Refinery. Read More »

TransCanada looking at oil port sites outside Quebec

Reuters | April 08, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

TransCanada Corp will widen its search for sites for an oil-pipeline export terminal outside Quebec after scrapping plans to build one in the province due to environmental concerns, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Read More »

Imports Rising as West Coast Ports Recover

AJOT | April 08, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports continue to recover from a backlog of cargo that built up before a tentative new labor agreement was signed. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. official statement on Hapag Lloyd’s termination of service to Portland

AJOT | April 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. is very disappointed to hear the news of Hapag-Lloyd's decision to cease its direct MPS service calling Portland. Hapag-Lloyd has been very supportive and loyal to the Portland market. Read More »

The CMA CGM Group obtains the Kingston Containers Terminal concession and makes Jamaica its hub

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

With CMA CGM, Kingston becomes one of the major transshipment hub port in the Caribbean Read More »

Brazil soy exports likely to slow after fire near Santos port

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Brazil’s soy exports will likely slow because a six-day fire at a nearby fuel-storage facility has restricted access to Brazil’s largest port, Santos, a port official and the soy industry association Abiove said on Tuesday. Read More »