Ports & Terminals

Dow transports raise warning flag for U.S. economy

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A slew of profit warnings from transportation companies like FedEx Corp and Norfolk Southern Corp is raising questions about whether the overall market will end this year on a high note. Read More »

Philippines terminates rail project; to repay China loan

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Philippines said it was terminating a $500-million rail project after a review uncovered irregularities in the deal for the project to be built by a Chinese company but it agreed to pay back China for a loan tied to the project. Read More »

APM Terminals Bahrain wins more business

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Bahrain received calls from two consecutive Hanjin Shipping vessels on the weekly Pacific South & Gulf (PSG) US West Coast/Asia/Middle East pendulum service operated with NYK Lines as the Korean-based Read More »

Konecranes to supply nine RTGs to Bolloré Group in West Africa

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In August 2012 Konecranes received two orders for a total of nine RTGs (Rubber Tired Gantry) from Bolloré Group. The cranes will be delivered to MPS Container Terminal in Tema, Ghana and Benin Container Terminal in Cotonou, Benin. The parties have agreed Read More »

Packer Avenue Marine Terminal welcomes international port security delegation

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Greenwich Terminals, LLC recently welcomed a delegation from the United States Coast Guard and port representatives from around the world to discuss and brief its partners on the latest trends and ideas in securing borders at seaports and other locations. Read More »

US dockworkers extend contract talks, averting strike

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Negotiations between the U.S. dockworkers union and the organization for shipping companies and ports have been extended for 90 days, through Dec. 29, averting a potential strike that would stop deliveries to ports along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Read More »

Port of Long Beach awards $36.8 mil for rail upgrades Green Port Gateway project to begin this fall

AJOT | September 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week awarded a $36.8 million construction contract for the “Green Port Gateway,” a railroad project designed to enhance the Port of Long Beach’s capacity for “on-dock rail” — which cuts down on truck traff Read More »

Port Awards $36.8 million for Rail Upgrades ‘Green Port Gateway’ project to begin this fall

AJOT | September 20, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week awarded a $36.8 million construction contract for the “Green Port Gateway,” a railroad project designed to enhance the Port of Long Beach’s capacity for “on-dock rail” — which cuts down on truck traff Read More »

Port of New Orleans announces new Latin American container service

AJOT | September 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

German shipping company Hamburg Sud recently added the Port of New Orleans to a new weekly service to Latin America. Read More »

NRF applauds decision to extend ports contract negotiations

AJOT | September 19, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on news that the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) have exten Read More »

Portus Services expands to Port Everglades


AJOT | September 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Portus Services LLC, a private stevedore and terminal operator based in Jacksonville, FL, is expanding to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL, and investing more than $1 million in new technology and state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment. Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services opens 10 new offices in India

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has opened 10 new offices in India. Read More »

CSX implements temporary plan for Curtis Bay loading

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

CSX Transportation has implemented an interim plan to accommodate deliveries pending repairs to the Bayside Coal Pier, one of two piers at CSX's Curtis Bay coal facility in Baltimore. The shiploader and pier were damaged on August 25 when a vessel destine Read More »

Record call at the Port of Le Havre from the MSC Rachele

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On September 12th, the MSC Rachele, owned by the world 2nd largest shipping company, called at the new TNMSC terminal in Port 2000 in order to handle 4,584 containers corresponding to around 7,800 TEUs. Read More »

APM Terminals buys into Global Ports for Russian growth

AJOT | September 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals is to buy a 37.5 percent stake in Russia's Global Ports from N-Trans for $860 million to establish a foothold in the Russian cargo market. Read More »

US dockworkers return to talks ahead of contract expiration

AJOT | September 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing U.S. dockworkers and the organization for shipping companies and ports agreed to resume labor talks to avert a possible strike that would stop container movement at 36 ports along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Read More »

Port of New Orleans to reopen today

AJOT | August 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Coast Guard will reopen the Mississippi River today with only a few restrictions allowing the Carnival Elation cruise ship to return to the Port of New Orleans’ Erato Street Cruise Terminal. Read More »

Port of New Orleans officials to assess Hurricane Isaac damage

AJOT | August 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans officials continue to work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to determine when the Mississippi River could reopen following slow-moving Hurricane Isaac. Read More »

US grain elevators shut, barges halted as Isaac nears

AJOT | August 27, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. grain elevators on the Gulf coast were shut and barges carrying grain and other goods on the lower Mississippi River were halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »

Cargo operations to cease today as Port of New Orleans readies for Isaac

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo terminals within the Port of New Orleans will cease operations by 5 p.m. today as Port personnel and terminal operators finish storm preparedness procedures in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More »