Ports & Terminals

President names JAXPORT projects to priority infrastructure list

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

President Barack Obama named two Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) projects to a list of seven priority infrastructure projects, pledging to accelerate the federal review process. The president has committed that the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Dee Read More »

June sets record for TEUs, containers and rail at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 168,430 TEUs in June, an increase of 11.2 percent when compared with totals from June 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 994,727 TEUs vs. 943,907 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 5.4 percent. Read More »

Transport cost row threatens Ivorian cocoa supply

AJOT | July 18, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cocoa exporters and middlemen in top grower Ivory Coast are complaining that allowances for farm-to-port transportation costs are set unrealistically low in a sector reform, with some warning that could lead to damaging strikes by buyers. Read More »

Approval of new FTZ area offers North Florida businesses access to cost-savings program

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has added three North Florida counties to the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #64 service area. Companies in Bradford, Putnam and St. Johns counties may now secure zone desi Read More »

Konecranes supplies twelve RTGS to Lome Container Terminal in Togo

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In June 2012, Konecranes received an order for twelve Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Lomé, Togo. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. Read More »

Port of Long Beach container volumes up in June
imports and exports rise from a year ago

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Both import and export container traffic at the Port of Long Beach rose in June compared to the same period a year ago, with imports up 3.5 percent and exports up 5.6 percent. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA receives top AAPA Communications Award

AJOT | July 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA has been awarded a top communications prize by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The port was notified in June that it was selected to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence, Best Overall Campaign for its Read More »

Charleston harbor deepening to be completed sooner, cost less

AJOT | July 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Charleston's Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project is expected to be completed sooner and cost less, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Charleston District shared today during an update to stakeholders. Read More »

Brazil customs dispute boosts checks on exports

AJOT | July 10, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian customs officials are stepping up inspections on goods leaving through the country's ports to pressure the government to address their wage hike demands, their union said, but the action was having only minimal effect on commodities shipments. Read More »

Liebherr delivers 2 Super Post Panamax STS Cranes to Ngqura, South Africa

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes has recently delivered and commissioned 2 Super Post Panamax Cranes in Ngqura Container Terminal, South Africa. The terminal is operated by Transnet and these two cranes bring to eight, the total number of Liebherr ship to shore Read More »

HK customs smash record S.American cocaine syndicate

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A joint operation by Hong Kong and U.S. authorities, nicknamed 'Surfing Coke', has helped net the city's largest cocaine haul, worth around HK$760 million ($98 million). Read More »

Russia resumes rail oil shipments to Novorossiisk

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Russia has tentatively restarted oil product shipments to the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk after floods over the weekend wrought havoc on the transportation infrastructure, industry sources said. Read More »

Shanghai Port container throughput up 5.7% in June

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume in June rise 5.7 percent from the previous year, with the growth rate picking up for the second straight month, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Transnet insists on coal line expansion

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South African logistics group Transnet is committed to raising capacity on its coal export rail line despite a policy debate that could curb outside sales if the commodity is declared a "strategic resource," its head said. Read More »

RILA urges East Coast ports and Longshoremen to avoid work stoppage

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In a letter, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. to reach a contract agreement well in advance of the September 30 deadline in order to prevent a d Read More »

Long Beach Board approves incentives to attract more cargo

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Larger ships and rail-bound containers will get financial breaks. Read More »

Floods damage Russian grain export routes

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Floods that hit Russia's Black Sea coast have wrought chaos on major road and rail links to Russia's main grain export outlet, but stocks at the port are high and may delay the impact on exports, trade and analyst sources said. Read More »

Cape Breton Regional Municipality launches marketing effort to develop container terminal in Sydney

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, has launched a marketing campaign to promote the strategic advantages of developing a container shipping port terminal in Sydney harbor. Read More »

MV Cosco Houston makes first US call at Port of Houston Authority TOD

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

COSCO Container Lines’ new MV COSCO Houston made its first United States call, appropriately at its namesake city, docking at the Port of Houston Authority’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Read More »

SC Ports pursuing inland port to improve efficiency of freight movement

AJOT | July 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is pursuing the development of an inland port in Greer, South Carolina, to improve the efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston, the South Carolina Upstate and neighboring sta Read More »