Ports & Terminals

Liebherr to receive order for 1000th mobile harbor crane

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Liebherr starts impressively well into 2012, selling their 1000th Mobile Harbour Crane. This success is based on a constant process of technical improvement as well as an uncompromising commitment to highest quality standards. Read More »

Argentina port strike hits 85 grain ships

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

A week-long strike by specialized port workers has held up about 85 grains ships in Rosario port, the biggest agricultural hub in grains powerhouse Argentina, an exporters chamber said. Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo & containers for the fourth quarter of 2011 at the Port of Hong Ko

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In the fourth quarter of 2011, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput increased by 1% compared with a year earlier to 70.6 million tons. Within this total, inward port cargo decreased by 2% to 39 million tons, while outward port cargo rose by 5% to 31.6 Read More »

Adani Ports denies money laundering report

AJOT | March 08, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd denied a media report that said it was being investigated for possible money laundering. Read More »

Premium Article  CBP attempting to right wrongs with new rules for in-bond shipments

Peter Buxbaum | March 07, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

30-day limit, electronic filings are key provisions

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Ten years ago, the Government Accountability Office issued a report criticizing how U.S. Customs and Border Protection handled in-bond shipments. CBP's reaction at that Read More »

Konecranes receives repeat order from Luka Koper in Slovenia

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

In January 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTGs from Slovenian port operator Luka Koper. This is Konecranes’ seventh RTG delivery to Luka Koper, who already has 10 Konecranes RTGs in its fleet, as well as Konecranes STS cranes, grab unloaders Read More »

DP World $1 billion loan attracts big demand, March deal seen

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, has attracted strong demand from both local and foreign banks for a $1 billion loan it wants to raise to help refinance a $3 billion facility maturing in October, bankers told Reuters. Read More »

First full log ship since 2002 brings hundreds of jobs to the Everett Waterfront

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Everett is bustling with jobs and economic activity, as hundreds of longshoreman, tug operators, truck drivers and loggers take the necessary steps to load 5.2 million board feet (or 1,300 truck loads) of logs for export to China. 
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ICTSI 2011 net income grew 33% to US$130.5 million

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported consolidated audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011 posting revenue from port operations of US$664.8 million, 26 percent higher than the US$527.1 million reported las Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes new transatlantic service

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating the start of a new transatlantic service which called at Britain’s largest container port on Saturday 3rd March 2012. The service which is operated by The New World Alliance Lines will serve N. Europe, the UK and a s Read More »

Port of Wilmington, DE has 26% cargo increasee for 2011

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) announced that in 2011 the Port of Wilmington, Delaware handled 5,084,478 tons of cargo, a 26% uptick year over year, and achieved the highest general cargo tonnage throughput since the 1995 acquisition of the Por Read More »

Shanghai Port container volume up 3.6% year-to-year

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume rise 3.6 percent in January and February from a year earlier, data issued by the port's operator showed. Read More »

Inchcape Shipping Services establishes its own presence in Malta

AJOT | March 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider, has now established a new office in Malta. The opening of the ISS Malta office, with newly recruited management, follows the ending of a sub agency agreement with Read More »

US busts $325 million smuggling ring of bogus goods

AJOT | March 04, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

More than two dozen people from the United States and China were charged with running a $325 million counterfeit goods ring through a New Jersey port, one of the largest smuggling busts of knock-offs in history, authorities said. Read More »

Automated terminals driving dynamic growth at Bromma

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, has announced 2011 year over year growth in all regions, with Latin America showing particular strength, with more than 130 crane spreaders sold. Driving order growth is a significant accelerat Read More »

Steep growth in Hamburg’s container throughput for Poland in 2011

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Following a slight downturn in 2010, volumes in container handling between the Port of Hamburg and Poland recovered notably in 2011. Feedership container traffic with Poland, for instance, grew by 33.3 percent to 238,000 TEU (20-feet standard containers) Read More »

Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in Maryland

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced the opening of a new container drayage site to serve all ports and container yards in the Baltimore area. Read More »

Khalifa Port set to open this year

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced the arrival of the first batch of Super Post Panamax ‘Ship to Shore’ (STS) container cranes at Khalifa Port. This marks a significant milestone for Khalifa Port as it readies for Phase 1 completion at the same Read More »

First Argentinian-owned Damen ASD 2810 tug arrives in Buenos Aires

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

Argentinian towage and harbour company Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos (RUA) has just taken delivery of the ‘RUA Cap. Lucio R’, a Damen ASD 2810 tug. Although Damen’s tugs have operated in Argentina before, this vessel is the first time a Damen tug is owne Read More »

Cargo customers learn unique benefits of the Port of Halifax

AJOT | February 28, 2012 | Ports & Terminals

“Reliable. Efficient. Effective. Get it there with the Port of Halifax.” That’s the message the Port is spreading to existing and potential containerized cargo customers with a new, dedicated containerized cargo website. Read More »