Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority marks 14.2% growth in containers

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Savannah moved more than 284,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in February. GPA photo/Stephen B. Morton Read More »

Triple Play at APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Establishing a new record for US port operations, three Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS) with nominal respective capacities of 13,000 TEUs each, called APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles between February 22nd and March 7th, representing a combined total of 34,465 container moves over the period, including intermodal cargo of 28 double stack trains. Read More »

Lloyds, Natixis and RBS sell Dubai World debt before $14.6 billion deal

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Lloyds Banking Group and Natixis have sold their holdings in debt of Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate nearing a $14.6 billion debt restructuring, according to sources familiar with the matter. Read More »

Project milestone reached in construction of JAXPORT’s new rail facility

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The new road, located just east of the old Dames Point Road, allows drivers to bypass the commercial traffic entering and leaving the new rail facility. Read More »

Dubai’s DP World posts 11.8% rise in 2014 profit, margins firm

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Dubai’s DP World posted an 11.8 percent rise in 2014 net profit as profit margins grew in all its regions, the company said on Thursday. Read More »

Largest vessel ever calls on Savannah

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

The ZIM vessel Tianjin transits the Savannah River channel on March 18. At a capacity of 10,062 twenty-foot equivalent container units, the Tianjin is the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Konecranes wins order for nine more RTGs from Port of Houston Authority

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

In February 2015, Konecranes received an order from the Port of Houston Authority (Port Authority) in the U.S. for nine Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes. Read More »

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 »