Ports & Terminals

New liner services reinforce container traffic between Hamburg and Russia

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Starting in November 2011, two new feeder line services will be scheduled for regular sailings between the Port of Hamburg and Russia. The shipping company Team Lines will be using the RUS 2 Service in the Hamburg – St. Petersburg – Hamburg – Bremerhaven Read More »

Investors mull 2nd coal terminal at Ust-Luga port

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of the Russian Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga said a number of investors were considering the construction of a second coal terminal with an annual capacity of up to 10 million tons. Read More »

Intelligent cranes on the move

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

To ensure that cranes used in demanding industrial processes are up and running at all times, Konecranes has recently launched an innovative remote services product family named Truconnect. The first two products in this family are the Truview data report Read More »

DP World says volumes to grow over 7% in 2012

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, warned of tough conditions for its customers in 2012, but said it would achieve throughput growth of more than 7 percent next year. Read More »

Congress Lee helps the Port of Oakland reach funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor dee

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Congresswoman Barbara Lee helped the Port of Oakland reach a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance. Deeper vessel channels mean that the Port can remain globally competitive, support job retention and growth, Read More »

China to expand key port on North Korea border

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China will invest 45 billion yuan ($7.1 billion) over the next five years to expand Dandong port, a key trade link to isolated North Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported. Read More »

Charleston breakbulk volume surges with $23-million investment

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With a $23-million improvement project at its Columbus Street Terminal completed, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is enjoying a surge in non-container cargo at the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Binational study shows Great Lakes shipping generates 227,000 jobs

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Great Lakes maritime industry today released the results of a year-long study of the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system. The study was commissioned by members of the marine shipping industry, in partnershi Read More »

1,500 new port-related jobs and $295 million in investment created at the GPA

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz gathered recently for a panel discussion at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s third annual State of the Port event in Atlanta. The three leaders Read More »

Zepol reports September vessel imports decrease

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for September, measured in TEUs, decreased 6.73% from August and showed a similar decrease of 4.52% from September of 2010. The total number of shipments a Read More »

Wind energy farm began construction on Port Corpus Christi property

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Revolution Energy, LLC., has begun the construction of its “Harbor Wind” wind energy farm on Port Corpus Christi property. The wind energy farm, located on the north side of the Port’s inner harbor, is known to be the first wind energy farm located Read More »

Cargo increases, land gains, facility improvements, and progress in channel deepening among Port…

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With newly-released cargo statistics showing a healthy 12 percent gain in cargoes handled at the Port of Philadelphia during the first eight months this year compared to last, cargo activity was only the latest highlight among many successes this year at Read More »

ICTSI Manila to get 8 new RTGs

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will soon take delivery of eight brand new rubber tired gantries (RTG) to support the Manila International Container Terminal’s (MICT) new Berth 6 operation. Read More »

Cargo increases, land gains, facility improvements, and progress in channel deepening among Port…

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With newly-released cargo statistics showing a healthy 12 percent gain in cargoes handled at the Port of Philadelphia during the first eight months this year compared to last, cargo activity was only the latest highlight among many successes this year at Read More »

Booming Baltic container trade

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The container trade between Rotterdam and the countries around the Baltic Sea, boomed in 2010. The volume rose with almost 50% to, for the first time in the Rotterdam ‘container history’, more than one million TEU (between 912,000 and 1,146,000 TEU (*)). Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports Co. and Cisco unveil a new route for collaboration

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cisco announced that the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) chose Cisco Borderless Network and Collaboration solutions for Phase 1 of its Port Special Systems project. The deployment will enable ADPC to build a secure and reliable platform to deliver services Read More »

APM to run biggest Nordic container terminal

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port operator APM Terminals has agreed to take over the Nordic region's biggest container terminal, in western Sweden, and to invest 800 million crowns ($120 million) in it over five years, the Port of Gothenburg said. Read More »

Djibouti to spend $330 mlllion on port expansion

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Djibouti plans to spend $330 million on expanding its port, an exercise that is expected to be complete by 2014 and to increase the cargo throughput, its port authority said.

Djibouti's port, run by Dubai's DP World, is the lifeblood of its economy. Read More »

FMTs new presence in Lake Charles, LA

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Following a successful bidding process, Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT) and Gearbulk, Inc. have entered into an agreement under which FMT will provide stevedoring and terminal services in Lake Charles, LA. Read More »

Hurricane Jova floods Mexico’s main Pacific port

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hurricane Jova flooded the streets of Mexico's main Pacific port with torrential rain, inundating several popular beach resorts and felling trees along the coast.

Streets in the port city of Manzanillo were underwater, communities along the coast were Read More »