Ports & Terminals

Canada plans to sell Ridley Terminals in British Columbia

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Canadian government plans to sell Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal corporation that operates a bulk-handling facility at the British Columbian port of Prince Rupert, junior finance minister Ted Menzies announced. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Saga Future on her maiden voyage

AJOT | December 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Saga Future commanded by Capt. Umesh C. Sharma of India on her maiden voyage to the United States on November 19, 2012.


The S Read More »

November continues strong results in a ‘Great Year’ at the Port of Houston

AJOT | December 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Financially, November was a good month and 2012 a "great year," Executive Director Len Waterworth said in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its regular monthly meeting. Read More »

Konecranes delivers ten RTGs to ports and cargo handling services terminal in Lagos, Nigeria

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has successfully delivered ten Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to Ports and Cargo Handling Services (PCHS) Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria. PCHS, the port operations arm of the Nigerian Sifax Group, is a major player in port operations and r Read More »

Abu Dhabi terminals completes transition to Khalifa Port

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the strategic redirection of container traffic from the confines of downtown Abu Dhabi to a spacious new terminal 60 kilometres east of the city centre. Read More »

CMA Terminals California (CTC), becomes a stakeholder in PIER J Terminal at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The CMA CGM Group, via its American subsidiary CMA Terminals California (CTC), has announced that it has become a stakeholder of the Pacific Maritime Services (PMS) Joint Venture to operate PIER J Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California, USA. Read More »

JAXPORT to voluntarily reduce crane diesel emissions

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously approved a grant partnership with the state allowing the port to voluntarily reduce diesel emissions further at both the Talleyrand and Blount Island Marine Terminals.

The grant, awarded by the Flori Read More »

Port of Oakland takes comprehensive action on expenditures

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland is taking comprehensive and decisive action that demonstrates a new era of transparency and accountability at the Port. Read More »

Retail imports to increase 3.9% in December despite port strike



AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.9 percent in December despite a strike that closed the nation’s largest port complex for the first few days of the month, but retailers are keeping a close watch on Read More »

West Coast crisis over, US retail trade groups look East

AJOT | December 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

With West Coast port workers back on the job, U.S. retailers and trade groups were turning focus back to negotiations to stop a potentially more damaging port strike in the East. Read More »

Barges pulled, Mississippi River woes limit grain flow

AJOT | December 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Some freight companies have pulled their barges from the mid-Mississippi and Illinois Rivers until March as low water after a severe drought disrupted business during the peak of the grain export season, industry sources said. Read More »

ZICT(G) welcomes Gold Star Line’s Haiphong Shuttle Express (HSX)

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On December 2nd, Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Gaolan) Limited (ZICT (G)) welcomed the maiden call from MV Eagle Star of Gold Star Line’s HSX service. The arrival of the vessel signals an increase in foreign trade services calling at ZICT (G). Read More »

NRF urges immediate resolution to the East and Gulf Coast ports dispute

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has issued a letter to the International Longshoremen’s Association and United State Maritime Alliance, Ltd., urging both sides to reach an immediate contract agreement before the December 29 deadline to ensure a secure and Read More »

Port of Long Beach offers financial relief to terminals


AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Long Beach officials said that the three Long Beach terminals closed by the recent work stoppage will have some cargo fees waived to provide financial relief and to expedite the movement of containers. Read More »

Brazil launches $26 billion port investment program

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's government launched a $26 billion (54.2 billion reais) port investment program to reduce the high costs and notorious delays in shipping goods in and out of the major commodities exporter. Read More »

Los Angeles port workers return to work after strike

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The largest U.S. cargo shipping complex resumed full operations after harbor clerks and management settled an eight-day strike that left two Southern California ports mostly idle, sapping the region's economy of an estimated $8 billion. Read More »

Rotterdam port says not affected by ship collision in North Sea

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Rotterdam Port's activities are not affected by a ship collision in the North Sea, a spokesman for Europe's biggest port told Reuters. Read More »

Union accuses APM Terminals of spying on it

AJOT | December 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones. Read More »

NRF welcomes end of port strike

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the negotiated settlement between The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Harbor Employers Association at th Read More »

Brazil leader seeks industry investment boost via loans

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

President Dilma Rousseff announced the extension of a government lending program to boost purchases of capital goods, telling business leaders Brazil must increase industrial investment if it is to restore vigorous economic growth. Read More »