Ports & Terminals

SC reenters export log trade with China

AJOT | November 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The first shipments of Southern yellow pine logs to China from either South Carolina or Virginia in over a year left the Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal earlier this week. The 20 containers of approximately 800 logs are part of a pilot program w Read More »

HP picks Cosco’s Greek pier as regional transport hub

AJOT | November 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Hewlett Packard will transport its goods across Europe, the Middle East and Africa through Greece's biggest port, the Greek government said, after a deal with China's Cosco Pacific that Athens hopes will attract investors and bolster cargo business at its Read More »

Konecranes’ advanced RTGs to Port of Houston Authority

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In October 2012, Konecranes received an order for eight RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) in the USA. This is the second Konecranes fuel-saving RTG delivery for PHA, which already has 49 Konecranes RTGs in its termi Read More »

ICTSI acquires control of Hijo International Port Services, Inc.

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), through its wholly- owned subsidiary Abbotsford Holdings, Inc., (AHI), has acquired subscription rights to forty million common shares in Hijo International Port Services, Inc. (HIPS), which is a jo Read More »

JAXPORT partners perform 300-ton heavy lift operation

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT and its partners unloaded two unusually large pieces of equipment weighing a combined 300 tons from a ship onto a specially designed truck this morning at the Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The cargo originated in Sweden and arrived in Jacksonville f Read More »

Port Authority of Houston introduces new management team

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Executive Director Len Waterworth has implemented a reorganization of the management structure of the Port of Houston Authority designed to enhance efficiencies, drive higher profitability and ensure greater accountability, consistent with the Port Author Read More »

Port Commissioners at Port of Corpus Christi approve lease agreement with Martin Operating Partners

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The export market for Eagle Ford Shale crude oil has significantly increased the demand for oil dock facilities at the Port of Corpus Christi. The PCCA’s Public Oil Docks 1 and 2 are particularly in high demand due to their proximity to the tank farm fac Read More »

Port of Charleston expands deployment of PureTech’s video surveillance solution

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

PureTech Systems has announced that the Port of Charleston, which operates five deep water marine terminals and regularly handles 8400-TEU vessels, has expanded deployment of PureTech Systems' PureActiv geospatial video management system to protect the pe Read More »

Port closes on sale of former US Naval Station Ingleside

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi and Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, LLC finalized the closing on the sale of the larger portion of former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside (NSI) on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Read More »

Port of Hamburg’s results show export growth and an import downturn

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first nine months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 98.1 million tons (down 0.8 percent). General cargo throughput at 69.2 million tons was just ahead of last year’s figure (up 0.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 28.8 mill Read More »

Port of Oakland Executive Director retires

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Omar Benjamin has notified the Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners that he is retiring from his position as Executive Director of the Port of Oakland, effective immediately. Acting Executive Director Deborah Ale Flint will continue to direct the P Read More »

Chinese bonded port seeks to have first LME warehouses

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A unit of China's third largest port is in initial discussions with the London Metal Exchange (LME) to be listed as a delivery point, a move that may signal the end of a government ban on foreign exchanges setting up storage on the mainland. Read More »

Hong Kong to cut Iranian ships from register

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong will stop allowing 19 ships linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) from operating under its flag, a government letter showed, in the latest blow to Tehran's sanctions-hit global trade. Read More »

Zepol’s data shows US vessel imports drop 6.8% in October

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company reports that U.S. import volume in October, measured in TEUs (twenty-foot-containers), is down 6.8% from September and another 4.8% from October of last year. This is total of 1,433,446 containers Read More »

Liebherr Container Cranes takes new order for straddle carriers

AJOT | November 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr Container Cranes has recently secured an order for the delivery of straddle carriers to New Zealand.


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Rotterdam 2013 port tariffs below 2008 level

AJOT | November 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port dues in Rotterdam will be lowered next year to below the 2008 level. The existing discounts will be maintained, inflation will not be passed on again and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be giving an extra 2% discount on the port dues. In additio Read More »

Nor’easter complicates insurance for Sandy-struck businesses

AJOT | November 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Businesses in New York and New Jersey that were preparing insurance claims for losses from Superstorm Sandy now have a second headache: how to deal with new losses from an early winter snow storm. Read More »

ICTSI 9-month income grows 4% to US$105.8 million

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated unaudited financial results for nine months ending 30 September 2012, posting revenue from port operations of US$524.7 million, seven percent higher than the US$490.9 million re Read More »

Miles named Deputy Executive Director of the NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Jeffrey E. Miles was named Deputy Executive Director for Operations of the North Carolina State Ports Authority by Tom Bradshaw, Executive Director. Read More »

Canpotex gets green light to build export terminal in BC

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Canpotex, the offshore selling agency for potash mined in the Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, received government approval to build a new export terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, BC, north of Vancouver. Read More »