Ports & Terminals

March cargo totals show across-the-board gains at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | April 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 166,719 TEUs in March, an increase of 4.4 percent when compared with totals from March 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 478,069 TEUs vs. 472,665 TEUs handled during the same period last year. Read More »

Rotterdam river partially blocked after ship hits bridge

AJOT | April 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A waterway close to Rotterdam port, Europe's biggest, is partially blocked after a ship hit a bridge over the Nieuwe Maas river and lost six containers, police said. Read More »

Cargotec’s total solution seals Malaysian straddle carrefedier deal

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has secured a deal to supply four of its Kalmar ESC340W Straddle Carriers to leading Malaysian port operator - Northport (Malaysia) Bhd. The 40-tonne models are scheduled for delivery to the company's Port Klang site in September 2012. These late Read More »

Port of Charleston box volume up 12% in March

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Container volume in the Port of Charleston rose 12 percent in March, the strongest month for containerized traffic at the port since October 2008. Read More »

Dr. Blanchard is elected Chair of the Port of Stockton Board of Commissioners

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

At the Feb. 6, 2012, commission meeting, Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Blanchard was elected chair of the Port of Stockton Board of Commissioners. Blanchard, who holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of the Pacific, is the first woman to serve in this Read More »

Panama to review 2014 canal deadline, may face delays

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Panama will know in a few months whether the long-awaited expansion of its famous shipping canal will meet the 2014 deadline for completion, the canal administrator's chief executive said. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam throughput up 3%

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2012, throughput in the port of Rotterdam was 3% up on the same period of last year, at 110 million tonnes. Broken down into types of cargo, incoming and outgoing trade in agribulk (-15%), iron ore and scrap (-14%), other dry bulk Read More »

Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports that the number of containers imported and exported through Mina Zayed by local businesses continue to grow. In 2011 ADT handled 767,713 TEU [an industry norm for twenty foot equivalent container units], which represents Read More »

German ship suspected of arms smuggle turns transponder on

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A German shipping company ordered its vessel Atlantic Cruiser to turn its transponder back on after the ship suspected of smuggling Iranian arms to Syria switched off the tracking system because its crew feared attack, the firm said. Read More »

Port of Charleston increases incentive for truck replacement

AJOT | April 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is encouraging local truck owners to replace their older trucks with newer, cleaner rigs and is doubling the financial incentive for their participation. Eligible truck owners can now get a $10,000 incentive, plus Read More »

ICTSI Ecuador unit adopts OCR technology

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) operating the Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals (GCMT) in Ecuador, recently rolled out optical character recognition technology (OCR) to s Read More »

Derailment disrupts some traffic in Rotterdam port

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Rail traffic in Rotterdam Port, Europe's busiest, was disrupted recently by the derailment of a container car carrying inflammable cargo, the operator said. Read More »

Iran ships

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Iran is concealing the destination of its oil sales by disabling tracking systems aboard its tanker fleet, making it difficult to assess how much crude Tehran is exporting as it seeks to counter Western sanctions aimed at cutting its oil revenues. Read More »

Zepol reports March vessel imports increase 11.9%

AJOT | April 12, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 11.9% from February; this is not a surprise due to February’s low numbers. More significant is the total 2.6% rise i Read More »

Stolt Nielsen frontrunner for Singapore port contract

AJOT | April 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Norway's Stolt Nielsen is the frontrunner to win a contract to develop land and build storage for up to 4 million barrels of oil and chemicals at Singapore's Jurong Port, f iv e industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

Abu Dhabi Terminals achieves ISO 9001:2008 re-certification, maintains ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certif

AJOT | April 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has successfully re-certified its Quality Management System (QMS) for the ISO 9001:2008 certification from Bureau Veritas and maintained certifications in Environmental Management Standard & Occupational Health and Safety Managem Read More »

COB shuttle program is feasible, offers biodiesel opportunities

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A recently completed study funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff says that a river container-on-barge (COB) shuttle program is not only feasible, but it also offers Illinois soybean growers biodiesel opportunities and more access to international market Read More »

Excargo Services opens cargo terminal in Orange, TX

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Excargo Services, Inc., announces the recent opening of its new container terminal at 601 Foreman Road at Williams Drive in Orange, Texas. The terminal serves businesses throughout southeast Texas and western Louisiana that rely on strategically located s Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.4% year/year in March

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 3.4 percent in March from a year earlier, basically steady from growth in the first two months of the year, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Transnet to boost coal, iron ore rail capacity

AJOT | April 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South African state-owned logistics group Transnet plans to increase its capacity to haul iron ore from mines to ports by 56 percent over the next seven years, its Chief Executive Brian Molefe said. Read More »