Ports & Terminals

Exxaro looks at port and rail expansion in Congo

AJOT | June 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

South African diversified miner Exxaro will upgrade a railway line in the Republic of Congo to transport at least 10 million tonnes a year by 2016 as it moves to exploit its recently acquired Myoko iron ore project, an official said. Read More »

Shanghai Port container throughput up 2.8% y/y in May

AJOT | June 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 2.8 percent in May from a year earlier, continuing the modest growth seen in the past few months, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Strike ends at Brazil’s largest port

AJOT | May 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Loading and unloading operations resumed at Brazil's biggest port, port authorities and a labor group said, after stevedores ended a one-day stoppage the previous day in protest of rule changes limiting how many shifts they could work. Read More »

The Port of Stockton receives grant funding to maintain Its deep water channel

AJOT | May 30, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In May, the Port of Stockton was awarded a $7.2 million portion of the San Joaquin County's California Transportation Commission grant funding obtained from a combination of Proposition 1B, federal funding and various state and federal transportation acco Read More »

PD Ports achieves environmental management system recognition

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has recently been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification, one of the first UK ports businesses to achieve this qualification. Read More »

Port of Antwerp invests $31 mlllion in India’s Essar Ports

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

India's Essar Ports said Belgium's Port of Antwerp has infused 1.75 billion rupees ($31.35 million) into the company, as it looks to expand in the country. Read More »

APM Terminals gains China Shipping cargoes

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping Container Line Company, the world’s 8th-largest container shipping company by capacity, will begin cargo service to the US Gulf Coast and Florida through a slot charter arrangement on the weekly Pacific Express 3 string operated by CMA-CGM, Read More »

DCT leads in implementing strategic vision for CEE container industry

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Important investments in port infrastructure and the dynamic growth of Polish container industry is an opportunity for Poland to position itself as the major gateway to Russia and the Central-Eastern European countries. Geographical proximity to Russia an Read More »

Long Beach Harbor Commission approves ‘Green Ship’ program

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a Port incentive program aimed at improving air quality by attracting the world's newest and cleanest vessels. The Green Ship Award Program will pay operators as much as $6,000 per ship visit for b Read More »

Shanghai Port throughout growth to slow this year

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, will likely see throughput growth slow to 2 to 3 percent this year from around 9 percent last year, said Zhuge Yujie, president of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co Ltd. Read More »

Shenhua to spend $602 mlllion on new coal loading berths

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China Shenhua Energy said it has received approval to build a 3.82 billion yuan ($602.05 million) coal loading facility in eastern China as the country's largest coal producer further beefs up its coal transportation capability. Read More »

APM Terminals gains China Shipping cargoes

AJOT | May 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping Container Line Company, the world’s 8th-largest container shipping company by capacity, will begin cargo service to the US Gulf Coast and Florida through a slot charter arrangement on the weekly Pacific Express 3 string operated by CMA-CGM, Read More »

Premium Article  Port of New York/New Jersey services boost throughput

Paul Richardson | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of New York /New Jersey is busy building for the next surge in box cargo with channel deepening and addressing of the Bayonne Bridge. But the real key is a strong port rotation that looks to pump up numbers, even in the short term.

By Paul Richardson Read More »

Premium Article  New York Canals still viable for movement of cargo

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Signs Point to Resurgence of Commercial Use of 200-year-old Waterway

When it opened in 1825, the Erie Canal revolutionized transportation in the United States. Never before had cargo moved as efficiently or cheaply between east and west. Over t Read More »

Premium Article  The Port of Albany gets green light for wharf replacement

George Lauriat | May 23, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Getting the go-ahead for the $12 million wharf replacement project is important news for the Port of Albany. By George Lauriat, AJOT

Richard "Rich" Hendrick, General Manager for the Port of Albany, New York has been waiting for sometime to make the Read More »

Premium Article  Facing the future

Peter Buxbaum | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority has embarked on initiatives to accommodate larger vessels and tackle environmental, security, and workforce issues

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

As the project to widen the Panama Canal nears completion, the Port of New York and New Read More »

Premium Article  NYNJ port developments critical for post Panamax trade

Karen Thuermer | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

The Port of New Jersey and New York is an important entry point for goods from Asia, Europe and South America. One container vessel can easily carry up to 4,000 containers and more than 50 of them reportedly to come throu Read More »

Premium Article  Record breaking year for NYNJ

Peter Buxbaum | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port also continues robust capital programs

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

The year 2011 set records at the port of New York and New Jersey, a testament to an improved economic picture in the region and the competitiveness of the port itself. Cargo vol Read More »

New center for project cargo in port of Rotterdam

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group intend renovating and redesigning the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven. This will involve the drastic renewal and considerable expansion of the current ‘Heavy Lift Centre’ for the stor Read More »

Six Konecranes RTGs successfully delivered to Brazilian container terminal

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has successfully delivered six RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes to container terminal operator TCP Paranagua in Brazil. This was Konecranes’ third RTG delivery to TCP, who now has sixteen Konecranes RTGs in their fleet. Read More »