Ports & Terminals

Maryland Port Administration signs agreement with Estonian Port of Tallinn

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and the Estonian Port of Tallinn signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a formal cooperation between the two ports aimed at increasing maritime business opportunities for both entities. The MOU Read More »

Diverted cargo sets record for moves from single vessel at the Port of Virginia

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia is no longer receiving diverted vessels or cargo and is now focused on evacuating the additional cargo that came to Virginia as a result of the disruption in US East Coast trade caused by Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

CSL International’s Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin makes maiden voyage call at Port of San Francisco’s Pier

AJOT | November 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of San Francisco welcomed the Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin, a 71,900-deadweight-ton self-unloading bulk carrier operated by CSL International, on her maiden call to the Port’s Pier 94 on October 26. Pier 94 is operated by Hanson Aggregates, which imp Read More »

Machum, Q.C., Reappointed to Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors

AJOT | November 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the reappointment of D. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C. to the Halifax Port Authority board of directors. Read More »

Port of Virginia amends empty container policy

AJOT | November 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In its move to maximize capacity in the container stacks for diverted cargo, Virginia International Terminals (VIT) announced that it will only be accepting loaded containers into the terminals. This policy will take effect at the start of business on Mon Read More »

Hurricane Sandy damages certified cocoa in New Jersey warehouse

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

ICE Futures U.S. said that certified cocoa stored in a Continental Terminals warehouse in New Jersey has been damaged by water following Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam holds on to growth

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo throughput in the Port of Rotterdam increased by 1.7% to 333 million tonnes during the first nine months of 2012. Growth can be attributed completely to exports: incoming cargo was stable (0%), while outgoing cargo rose 7%. Throughput of crude oil ( Read More »

Port of Sheet Harbour Management Inc. and labor union reach deal at Port of Sheet Harbour

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Sheet Harbour Management Inc., a subsidiary of the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) and Bluewater Stevedores Union Local 2065 have come to terms on a new contract at the Port of Sheet Harbour. Read More »

Port of Virginia amends empty container policy

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In its move to maximize capacity in the container stacks for diverted cargo, Virginia International Terminals (VIT) announced that it will only be accepting loaded containers into the terminals. This policy will take effect at the start of business on Mon Read More »

Union at Kenya’s port of Mombasa calls off strike

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A union representing workers at Kenya's main port of Mombasa called off a strike after the management issued letters of employment to casual workers who were demanding permanent jobs. Read More »

Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and Gloucester Marine Terminal reopen after hurricane’s departure

AJOT | October 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Hurricane Sandy spared the Delaware Valley transportation infrastructure much of its destructive force the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and the Gloucester Marine Terminal are open for business and fully staffed. Read More »

Virginia begins to receive diverted cargo; heavy volumes expected

AJOT | October 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia has began receiving cargo diverted from the Port of New York/New Jersey as a result of the damage caused to that critical Northeast port by Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

Russian Railways to sign Gefco deal early November

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Russian Railways is to sign a contract to buy logistics firm Gefco in early November, Interfax reported, citing Vladimir Yakunin, chief of the state railway monopoly. Read More »

DP World’s terminal volumes drop slightly

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai port operator DP World , which recently disposed of stakes in some non-core assets, reported a slight decline in its consolidated terminal volumes for the third quarter. Read More »

Major expansion of PALFINGER’s marine business through acquisition

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The PALFINGER Group has agreed to take over Bergen Group Dreggen AS, a renowned Norwegian producer of marine and offshore cranes and lifting equipment. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval from the Competition Aut Read More »

Port Freeport and Panama Canal extend partnership for five more years

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport Commissioners agreed to amend and extend the Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority. Last year, both parties signed the MOU as a joint effort to help promote business between the Canal and Port Freeport for one year. W Read More »

Stuttgart first German InlandLinks terminal

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Stuttgarter Container Terminal (SCT) in Baden-Württemberg is the first German hinterland terminal that joined the quality mark InlandLinks. The terminal is connected with the port of Rotterdam by regular barge and rail services. In 2011, STC handled j Read More »

Hurricane Sandy hits travel, cargo; costs unclear

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Transportation ground to a halt along the U.S. Northeast coast, stranding local rail commuters, cruise passengers and air travelers from as far away as Europe and Asia, as Hurricane Sandy prompted closure of air, ship, rail and even highway service. Read More »

Severe floods in Argentina affect port terminals at San Lorenzo

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

ISS Argentina is advising that severe floods are affecting shore-based logistical support at a number of port terminals in San Lorenzo – San Martin Port. Terminals disrupted include Vincentin, Nidera, Toepfer and LD-Timbues-Noble. Read More »

Hadden named acting Port Director for the Massport

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Deborah A. “Deb” Hadden, Deputy Port Director of Properties and Transportation has assumed the position of Acting Port Director where she now oversees all aspects of Massport’s Maritime Department Read More »