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Ports & Terminals

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Japan-bound grain ships unable to unload

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

At least nine vessels carrying grain bound for Japan are unable to discharge their cargoes due to problems at the country's ports hit by last week's earthquake and tsunami, trade sources said.

Japanese ports have sustained damage, disrupting supply ch Read More »

Transnet may spend $14.6 blllion on new port

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Africa's logistics group Transnet plans to spend at least 100 billion rand ($14.6 billion) to build a new port in Durban, the Business Report newspaper.

Quoting Mafika Mkwanazi, Transnet's board chairman, the paper said it was not known how much Read More »

Rains halt truck, rail access to Brazil grain port

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The flow of soy and other goods to Brazil's main No. 2 port of Paranagua is suspended for trucks and railway due to damage from heavy rains, risking a shortage of grain for exports, authorities said.

The descending leg of the BR-277 highway leading ov Read More »

Bahrain ports operating, but hit by unrest

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Growing unrest in Bahrain has led to staff shortages at the island's ports and slower operations although terminals were open, shipping sources said.

Bahrain declared martial law on Tuesday, looking to end weeks of protests by its Shi'ite Muslim major Read More »

All Japanese ports shut after huge quake

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

All Japanese ports are closed, and discharging operations stopped after the country was hit by its biggest earthquake on record and a 10-metre tsunami, shippers said.

The 8.9 magnitude quake was the fifth most powerful to hit the world in the past cen Read More »

Japanese seaports damaged by quake

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

At least six Japanese ports were damaged by last week's massive earthquake and tsunami, with four potentially out of operation for months, if not years, industry officials and experts said.

Japan was assessing the damage to ports north of Japan's capi Read More »

WWL unveils processing center at Port of Galveston

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global shipping and logistics provider, has opened a heavy equipment processing facility at the Port of Galveston. This is one of 11 high and heavy processing facilities operated by WWL, serving the processing nee Read More »

Fire in Rotterdam port under control

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A fire in Rotterdam's port, Europe's largest for the import of crude oil, was under control and posed no threat to surrounding facilities or factories, Dutch police authorities said. Read More »

US March retail container traffic seen up 11%

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Major U.S. retail container ports should see import cargo volume climb 11 percent in March, a monthly report by Global Port Tracker showed, in yet another sign that the U.S. economy is gaining strength.

The report, released by the National Retail Fede Read More »

Sanctions kill off Libya’s vital shipping trade

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Western sanctions on Libya's government are already hurting shipping, and a virtual shutdown of its vital seaborne trade is on the cards as companies fear falling foul of the measures, shipping sources said.

Intense fighting between forces loyal to Li Read More »

ICTSI wins 30-year port concession in Croatia

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently won a 30-year contract for the management, operations and development of a container terminal in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia's principal seaport. Read More »

Hutchison Port Holdings’ $5.8 bilion IPO oversubscribed

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Bankers are bringing an early close to the institutional book of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's $5.8 billion ports unit's initial public offering in Singapore because it is oversubscribed, sources said.

Hutchison Port Holdings Trust, a unit of Li Ka-s Read More »

Guinea annuls port deal with France’s Getma

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Guinea's new president Alpha Conde has annulled an accord with France's Getma International to manage and expand a container port in the capital Conakry, according to a decree read out on state radio.

Getma International, a unit of the French transpor Read More »

ICTSI full year 2010 net income up 79% to US$98.3 million

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010 posting full-year revenue from port operations of US$527.1 million, an increase of 25 percent over the US$421.7 mi Read More »

Bollore confirms $640 mlllion Lome port expansion plan

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

French logistics group Bollore said it was to build a third quay at Lome port in Togo for a cost of 300 billion CFA francs ($640 million), with a target of doubling container traffic within five years.

The project was launched at a ceremony with group Read More »

Shanghai Port’s delayed Belgium port JV starts operations

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai International Port's (SIPG) joint venture with Belgium container terminal Zeebrugge has begun operations, a senior Chinese executive said, following a delay during an industry downturn.

"The project had been postponed previously, but the vent Read More »

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