Ports & Terminals

$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 »

APM Terminals to sign $500 million China port deal soon

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals expects to sign a more than 3 billion Danish crowns ($502.82 million) investment deal on a new container terminal in China, a company spokesman said. Read More »

Cargotec cuts profit margin guidance

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Finnish cargo-handling equipment maker Cargotec cut full-year guidance due to weakness in its terminals segment where it will take action to improve profitability, and said it still expected group sales to rise in 2012. Read More »

Economic activity on the rise at Port Everglades

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Business activity is up at Broward County’s Port Everglades by nearly 10 percent and the number of direct jobs by 13 percent, according to a recently updated economic impact study by internationally recognized maritime research company Martin Associates c Read More »

Ivory Coast seeks to triple capacity at main port

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan aims to nearly triple annual container capacity to 2.3 million units by 2016 to keep up with regional competitors following a decade of neglect, the port's director said. Read More »

New hybrid power pack completes Konecranes’ full range of power options for RTGs

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has introduced a Hybrid (diesel/electric) power option for its Rubber Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs), which can reduce diesel fuel consumption by over 60 %. With the addition of this new power option, Konecranes now provides a full range of solutio Read More »

YTI implements crane OCR from Navis and APS Technology

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, with APS Technology Group, Inc., announced Yusen Terminals International (YTI) of San Pedro, CA, has implemented the quay crane Read More »

Zepol reports may vessel imports rise another 5.6%

AJOT | June 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for May, measured in TEUs, increased 5.6% from April and 3.5% from May of 2011. May has the highest import volume so far for 2012 and nearly matched the im Read More »

Premium Article  Will Port of Long Beach Expansion Blunt Panama Canal Widening

Stas Margaronis | June 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Stas Margaronis, AJOT

The Port of Long Beach is engaged in a $4 billion capital investment program to modernize its facilities to keep the Port competitive for the next two decades. The question being asked in many quarters is will this investment Read More »

Premium Article  WCAPN 6th Annual Conference in Antwerp offers insight into project sector

George Lauriat | June 06, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

By George Lauriat, AJOT

The WCAPN (WCA Project Network) held its 6th Annual Conference in Antwerp, Belgium at the Crowne Plaza Antwerpen Hotel, May 24-26, 2012. The three-day conference attracted over 120 attendees from around the globe. Read More »