Ports & Terminals

China limits ship ban to Vale’s mega vessels

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

China's ban on large ships is limited to Vale's giant iron ore vessels, shipping sources said, clearing up confusion in the maritime community as to whether new government regulations could cover other smaller ships. Read More »

GPA provides testimony to Congress on harbor maintenance, deepening

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In live testimony before Congress, Georgia Ports Authority Director of Administration Jamie McCurry explained the need for greater federal funding for harbor maintenance and modernization. Read More »

Kiel gets container wayport status

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel has gained container wayport status by being added to the liner service network of Gothenburg-based shipping company TransAtlantic. With immediate effect, ships serving on the company’s Bothnia Line between Kerni/Oulu in Finland and Zeebr Read More »

Galveston’s Cernak selected to take helm at Port Everglades

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry announced that Steven Cernak, Port Director and Chief Executive Officer for Port of Galveston, has been selected as Chief Executive/Port Director for Broward County’s Port Everglades Department. Cernak will repla Read More »

Abu Dhabi’s Western Region welcomes new logistics port on Sir Bani Yas Island

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), in coordination with Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), has unveiled a new logistics port facility located on Sir Bani Yas Island in the Western Region. Read More »

Arctic ice melt lifts hopes for Russian maritime trade

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

When severe snowstorms prevented life-sustaining fuel supplies from reaching the frozen Alaskan town of Nome, U.S. officials turned to a Russian company for help. Read More »

DP World sees 2011 earnings in line with expectations

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World , the world's third-largest port operator, said its core earnings for 2011 would be in line with analysts expectations, as container volumes rose 10 percent over the prior year. Read More »

DP World sells stake in container services firm

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, sold its 34 percent stake in U.K-based Tilbury Container Services Ltd for $75.48 million, it said in a statement. Read More »

Iran grain shipments stranded as sanctions bite

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

European Union sanctions have paralyzed food import deals to Iran leaving about 400,000 tons of grain held up on at least 10 ships outside Iranian ports for as long as three weeks, trade sources say. Read More »

New program to improve air quality at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Owners and operators of short-haul dray trucks that serve the Port of Baltimore are encouraged to apply for incentives to purchase newer, cleaner running trucks under a program underwritten by federal and state funds. The Maryland Port Administration (MP Read More »

Port Commission of the Port of Houston appoints Waterworth as interim Executive Director

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as the Interim Executive Director of the Port Authority at a special meeting. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority approves redevelopment plan for turning basin properties


AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has approved a significant new redevelopment plan for obsolete properties located on the Houston Ship Channel at the Turning Basin Terminal. Read More »

Port of Oakland Commissioners appoint new senior managers

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners appointed Jean Banker as Deputy Executive Director at a January Port Board meeting (Jan. 12, 2012) and Chris Chan as Director of Engineering during the December 15, 2011 Port Board meeting. Both are Port employees w Read More »

Port of Portland improves on third best tonnage year in 2011

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

For the second year in a row, the Port of Portland handled the third most tonnage on record as 2011 totals improved upon results for 2010. Tonnage represents the total volume of all cargo that travels through the Port. The year-end report shows a two perc Read More »

Ports America relocates headquarters

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America has relocated its group office from Iselin to Jersey City, New Jersey. The new address is 525 Washington Blvd., 16th Floor, Suite 1660, Jersey City, N.J. 07310. Telephone 732.635.3899. Read More »

Vale-China standoff over mega iron ore ships deepens

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Beijing has effectively barred mega iron ore ships owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA, stepping up protection of the domestic shipping industry and control over imports of the key steelmaking ingredient. Read More »

Record container volumes set at the Port of New Orleans in 2011

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

2011 proved to be a banner year for container volumes at the Port of New Orleans. Year-end figures show the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal moved 476,413 TEUs (twenty-foot-equivalent units), up 11.6 percent compared to 2010 - the Port’s previous record Read More »

Port of Indiana handles first January lake vessel in five years

AJOT | January 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed a rare January lake vessel to its docks this week. The "James Kuber" will export approximately 16,000 tons of local corn from port company Cargill to an ethanol plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The 700-foot vessel is exp Read More »

Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence sells port stake to China Merchants

AJOT | January 24, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Sri Lankan conglomerate Aitken Spence said it is selling its 30 percent stake in a $500 million port expansion joint venture to Hong Kong-based China Merchants Holdings. Read More »

PRPA signs cooperation agreement with Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda

AJOT | January 23, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Republic of Lithuania and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding that promises to open Philadelphia ports to the European and Asian shipping trade via the ice-free port of Klaipeda, the Li Read More »