Ports & Terminals

Giant Vale ship unloads maiden iron ore cargo in China

AJOT | December 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China has received the first of Vale's giant iron ore vessels, industry sources said, a major breakthrough for the Brazilian miner after months of uncertainty over the fleet's access to the world's top steelmaker. Read More »

Port of Long Beach to purge remaining older generation rigs

AJOT | December 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Closing the final chapter in an unprecedented environmental program that successfully updated the drayage truck fleet at the largest port complex in the country, Port of Long Beach terminals will begin barring the last of the oldest, most polluting rigs f Read More »

Suspicious container disrupts traffic at LA port

AJOT | December 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo traffic at the Port of Los Angeles was disrupted last week when longshoremen found a shipping container with the word "bomb" spray-painted on it. Read More »

American maritime industry gives back

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Waterborne commerce is a 24/7 industry, so American mariners and others engaged in shipping often spend the holidays away from their families. But this doesn’t diminish their holiday spirit; instead, they celebrate the season by helping those less fortun Read More »

Antwerp and Rotterdam cooperate on pipelines

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The port authorities of Antwerp and Rotterdam are going to work together to reinforce the pipeline infrastructure between the two ports. On Friday, they set this down in a declaration of intent, signed by the respective port directors, Eddy Bruyninckx and Read More »

Baltimore will become first US port of call for Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley applauded the decision by Germany-based Hapag-Lloyd, the fifth-largest container company in the world, to begin a direct, weekly container service from North Europe to the Port of Baltimore. Baltimore, which is positioned within Read More »

ICTSI Georgia builds Customs clearing facility

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary in Georgia, recently signed a contract with Anagi LLC for the construction of a GEZI (Customs Clearing Facility) within the BICT terminal. Read More »

Kenya seizes more Asia-bound ivory

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya seized 727 pieces of ivory in a container destined for Asia, a customs official said, the latest in a wave of ivory hauls in the east African country. Read More »

NRF says harbor tax would not drive cargo back to the US

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation told the Federal Maritime Commission that imposing a tax on US-bound cargo brought into Mexican and Canadian ports could violate international trade laws and would not drive traffic back to US ports. Read More »

Shanghai remains world’s busiest container port

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China's financial hub, Shanghai, has remained the world's busiest container port for a second year, the city government said. Read More »

Port of Baltimore sets monthly records for most cars and most exported cars

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore continued its record-breaking year for autos with two more records falling in October. The Port handled 43,057 autos at the public marine terminals in October which broke the previous record of 42,830 autos set in October 2010. Als Read More »

Port of Houston Authority approves design-“bid” build for Barbours Cut Wharf Project

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has approved the use of the design-“bid”-build procurement method for rehabilitation of Wharves 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut Terminal and also has approved entering into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ho Read More »

SC Ports Authority suspends Jasper funding, sets path forward

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board said deepening of the Savannah River up to the future Jasper Ocean Terminal should be an alternative to the currently proposed deepening project. Until that happens, it has suspended future funding related t Read More »

With port fees Port of Hamburg bets on container giants

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) will continue to pursue its stabilizing port fee strategy. Despite the strong growth in especially large container ships, the cap will not be raised. Ships will pay port fees only for a size of up to about 110,000 gross to Read More »

DOT formally awards $16.7 million to the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari officially awarded the Port of New Orleans a $16.7 million grant to rebuild and relocate a specialized rail yard near the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The funding is part of the Department’s T Read More »

Jensen completes design of escort tugs for Moran

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary, has completed the design of three additional tugboats for Moran Towing Corp., a New Canaan, CT, tug-and-barge operator on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts. The additional boats will bring Mora Read More »

Federal government continues itscommitment to Craney Island with $26 million in spending package

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The federal government's commitment to the eastward expansion of Craney Island continues as $26.8 million has been included for project in a new federal spending package, which is awaiting the President's signature. Read More »

ECT sues Rotterdam port

AJOT | December 20, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Chinese-owned container terminal operator ECT has sued Rotterdam port and asked for 900 million euros ($1.2 billion) compensation in a dispute over container operators due to open in the enlarged harbor in the coming years, the port said. Read More »

Boeing, Port of Everett welcome shipment of parts for 1,000th 777

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Boeing and the Port of Everett recently celebrated the arrival of the first shipment of parts for Boeing's 1,000th 777 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Hiroshima, Japan. The shipment, including body panels, was received at the Port of Everett's Mou Read More »

Cocoa filled container vessels call at the Port of Amsterdam

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The joint container promotion by the Ter Haak Group and Port of Amsterdam is paying off. Three container shipping companies have chosen the Amsterdam port for the supply of West African cocoa beans to the European market. Read More »