Ports & Terminals

Premium Article  Trade battles over automobiles impacts shipping lines; WWL suspends service to Argentina

Karen Thuermer | June 21, 2012 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

The shores remain rocky among Brazil and Argentina, big trading partners in the Mercosur agreement. The impact is now being felt among big shipping lines operating in the region. Read More »

Premium Article  US auto exports increase as automakers shift into higher gear

Karen Thuermer | June 21, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

While the U.S. economy seems stalled on idle, the auto industry has shifted to first gear with forecasts promising a good year for U.S. auto sales and exports. In fact, the prospect of stronger light-vehicle sales in the Uni Read More »

Premium Article  EU approves acquisition of Port of Gothenburg Ro-Ro Terminal

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Major port deal: Late yesterday afternoon, notice of approval was received from the EU Commission for the acquisition of Älvsborg Ro/Ro AB – the Ro-Ro Terminal at the Port of Gothenburg – by DFDS and C.Ro Ports. The transfer is planned for the beginning o Read More »

Premium Article  Ro-Ro 2012: The ro ro sector looks poised for recovery

George Lauriat | June 21, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

A ‘wait and see’ attitude permeates the Ro-Ro sector. A short Ro Ro orderbook has analysts believing that any upward swing in demand would result in a jump in vessel utilization. But when?

By George Lauriat, AJOT Read More »

Port Corpus Christi awarded $10 million from USDOT 2012 TIGER Grant

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The United States Department of Transportation announced today the recipients of the 2012 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant. The TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grants Program provided $500 Million for infrastructure investmen Read More »

Cook joins Port Everglades as Director of Finance

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dr. Alexandra C. Cook, CPA, CFF, has been named the new Director of Finance for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, announced Steven Cernak, Chief Executive and Port Director for the South Florida cruise, cargo and petroleum seaport. She is re Read More »

DP World refutes Yemen port charge, says met terms

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World said allegations it had failed to meet its obligations in running Yemen's Aden container port were "misleading and unfounded." Read More »

First LNG-powered ship in the Port of Hamburg

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A challenge for the port and initial experience from Norway

At the Überseebrücke pier, the Port of Hamburg has for the first time been able to welcome an LNG-fuelled ship. The KV BARENTSHAV belongs to the Norwegian Coastguard fleet, and is deployed Read More »

Halifax Gateway Council holds Annual General Meeting

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Gateway Council (HGC) recently held its Annual General Meeting. Business conducted at the meeting included the appointment of Board Members, approval of the annual financial statements, and the appointment of auditors. Read More »

$15 million awarded to Port of Oakland Army Base first phase rail project

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $15 million TIGER grant to the Outer Harbor Intermodal Terminal (OHIT) Rail Access project of the Port of Oakland. These funds, along with additional local and state funding, will improve rail access to Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes Disney

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and TraPac have announced that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has started importing most of the merchandise headed to its Central Florida parks through JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal Read More »

Johor Port to embark on redevelopment and modernization plan

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Johor Port, located on the eastern side of Johor, is a key gateway port for the south of Malaysia. Since inception in 1977, Johor Port has developed itself into one of the most successful multi-purpose port facilities in Malaysia. Read More »

Breakthough for Konecranes straddle carriers in American Container Terminal

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In May 2012, Konecranes received an order for six straddle carriers from Maher Terminals LLC in the US. This is Konecranes’ first straddle carrier delivery to Maher, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators being used by multiple shipping l Read More »

Port of Felixstowe celebrates another rail record

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe has set a new rail record, handling a total of 11,474 containers (17,211 TEUs) in a single week. This follows three weeks of record-breaking rail movements at the UK’s largest container port. Read More »

SC Ports adds Reinecke to executive sales team

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has hired Robert G. "Bob" Reinecke to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Account Sales. As such, he will lead Midwest sales and additional business development efforts for South Carolina's public Read More »

SC Ports plans $147 million in capital spending for year, 8% container crowth

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

On the heels of a 10 percent increase in container volume last month, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board has approved the most aggressive investment plan in the agency's 70-year history, underscoring the anticipated growth of South Carolina's Read More »

Zebra Technologies extends Navis partnership for terminal automation solutions to maritime industry

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a recognized global leader in solutions that extend visibility into operations and give a digital voice to physical assets, has announced the renewal of their partnership with Navis to be the exclusive provider of marine te Read More »

Premium Article  First post-Panamax container ship docks at APM Terminals Mobile

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority herald the start of a new service and its first Post-Panamax sized container ship as another key step in expanding container carrier options for its shippers. The MSC LAURA docked recently at APM Terminals Mobile and is th Read More »

Virginia posts 12% gain in TEU growth in May; breakbulk, rail, barge all show growth

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 178,584 TEUs in May, an increase of 12.6 percent when compared with totals from May 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 826,297 TEUs vs. 792,458 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 4.3 percent. Read More »

APM Terminals takes stake in Ningbo port expansion

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals will take a one-fourth stake in a project to expand China's Ningbo Port with total investments of 4.29 billion yuan ($673.4 million), the companies said. Read More »