Ports & Terminals

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 »

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 »

APM Terminals offers Virginia billion dollar port deal

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals of Portsmouth, Va., has submitted a proposal to the Commonwealth of Virginia for a strategic partnership with the Port of Virginia. Read More »

Port of Houston affects one million jobs, $178.5 billion
of total economic activity

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority received the results of the study, based on 2011 data and prepared by Dr. John C. Martin, president of Martin Associates. For the past 26 years, Martin has provided more than 500 economic, market and p Read More »

Georgia ports set ro/ro record

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority marked a record month in April for autos and the fourth busiest month in the Authority’s history for total tonnage. Read More »

Louisiana ports play an important role in the state’s economic picture

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

“More than 396,000 Louisiana jobs are tied directly to a statewide maritime community spearheaded by the 30-plus deepwater and shallow-water ports spread throughout the state,” said Louisiana State University Alumni Economist Dr. James Richardson in a pre Read More »

Port of Oakland welcomes newly-appointed commissioner

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland welcomes its newest Port Commissioner, Earl S. Hamlin, who was nominated by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on April 6, 2012 and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council on Tuesday, May 15. Commissioner Hamlin will serve through July Read More »

Vale to build second iron ore storage ship in Asia

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Vale will build a second floating iron ore storage vessel in Asia to feed shipments to its main market, China, a senior company official said, as the Brazilian miner works around Beijing's ban on its huge dry bulk ships. Read More »

APS Stevedoring LLC starts auto terminal and vessel services in Portland, OR

AJOT | May 17, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

APS Stevedoring LLC, an auto and general/breakbulk cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., recently added to its terminal and stevedoring locations with Hyundai Motor’s Portland, Oregon, Terminal 6 - Berth 601 auto terminal. Read More »

Container traffic at SC ports up 8% in April

AJOT | May 16, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Container volume in the Port of Charleston rose nearly 8 percent last month over 2011 levels, in results announced during the South Carolina Ports Authority's (SCPA) Board meeting earlier today. Read More »

Konecranes supplies container handling equipment to Tallminn, Estonia

AJOT | May 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes received an order for two RTG (Rubber-Tired Gantry) cranes and two BOXRUNNERTM straddle carriers from the Estonian company A.S. Muuga Container Terminal (“Muuga CT”). Konecranes has previously delivered three Konecranes STS cranes and one RMG c Read More »

The Port of Hamburg remained on a growth curve in the first quarter of 2012

AJOT | May 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the first three months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 32.6 million tons (+ 3.8 percent). At 2.2 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), throughput on the container handling that predominates in Hamburg as a universal port was Read More »

Virginia continues its gains in container, rail and breakbulk cargo

AJOT | May 15, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia handled 169,644 TEUs in April, an increase of 5.2 percent when compared with totals from April 2011. Year-to-date, the port has handled 647,713 TEUs vs. 633,919 TEUs handled during the same period last year, an increase of 2.2 percent Read More »

Jeddah eyed to list as LME port in early 2013

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah may list as a delivery point for London Metal Exchange metals as soon as early next year, Steven Spencer of UK-based metals trading company Ambro Limited said. Read More »

Officials kick off $1 billion terminal modernization at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Civic, port and industry leaders gathered recently on the docks of the Port of Long Beach to launch a pioneering project to build a highly advanced terminal that will feature the most modern and clean technologies available to move cargo. Read More »

Virginia gets first-in call on Asia service

AJOT | May 14, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia in June will add a “first-in” vessel call from Asia to an expanding string of announcements that point to growing interest from global ocean carriers seeking to capitalize on the port’s deep water, rail connections and modern faciliti Read More »