Ports & Terminals

Premium Article  PortsAmerica: big plans for the future start now

George Lauriat | September 27, 2011 | People | Interviews | Ports & Terminals

Ports America, the largest independent terminal and stevedoring group in the US, has very big plans, as the August call of the 8,400 teu MSC Sindy at the company’s Seagirt Terminal in the Port of Baltimore so visibly attests. But there are a lot of mov Read More »

Premium Article  Proposed FMC inquiry on cargo diversion irks Canadian ports and railways

Leo Ryan | September 27, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The so-called “Cargo Diversion” issue has again become an issue between US and Canada, as two Washington state senators have asked the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to mount an inquiry into the matter.

Canadian port and railway circles have reacte Read More »

Philippines, US commission Megaports System to increase Port of Manila security

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The governments of the Philippines and the United States have formally inaugurated the upgrade of radiation detection equipment at Asian Terminals, Inc.’s (ATI) South Harbor and the International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Manila Internat Read More »

Port of Seattle welcomes China’s Minister of Transport, COSCO delegations

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle last week welcomed China’s Minister of Transport, Li Shenglin, a delegation of Ministry of Transport officials, Chinese Consul General staff, and COSCO America’s new President Liu Hanbo. The delegation visit from a high government offi Read More »

Cargo growth at Port Everglades doubles the National Average

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades’ 14 percent growth in containerized cargo during the first six months of calendar year 2011 is nearly twice the national average of 7.1 percent for all U.S. seaports, based on the latest PIERS Port Ranking Report.

“Port E Read More »

Bustling Mexico port new front in drugs war

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Draped near 35 bodies dumped in broad daylight close to the busy port of Veracruz was an ominous message to Mexico's most violent drug cartel.

"This is going to happen to all you Zeta shits operating in Veracruz," read the banner found on Tuesday in t Read More »

Autos off to a record start in 2011 at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that the Port of Baltimore had a record first half of 2011 for cars, handling more international auto tonnage than any other U.S. port, including New York which handled the most cars in 2010. More than 538,000 ton Read More »

Steinke receives 2011 Connie Award

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Connie Award was presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) to Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this month as executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Steinke was honored for his leadership role in developing the Port Read More »

Sri Lanka BOI says signed $500 mlllion port deal with China Merchants

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA), local conglomerate Aitken Spence and China Merchants Holdings signed a $500 million deal to build a new container terminal at the Colombo port, the state investment body said.

Hong Kong-based China Merchants will h Read More »

Konecranes to supply ten RTGS to ports and cargo handling services terminal in Lagos, Nigeria

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes received an order for ten RTGs (Rubber Tired Gantry) from Ports and Cargo Handling Services Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria. The cranes will be delivered to the company’s terminal in Tin Can Island Port by end 2012. The parties have agreed not to disclo Read More »

CN and Montreal Gateway Terminals partnership improve key customer service metrics for…

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

CN and Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the operator of two container terminals at the Port of Montreal, said closer collaboration and innovation are driving important supply chain efficiencies in their operations that are improving customer Read More »

MultiRio chooses APS Technology for crane automation at container terminal

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal container terminals, announced the award of a crane automation solution project for the MultiRio co Read More »

Clean Truck Program to improve air and reduce impact of Conley Terminal

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have teamed up to establish a program which will give owners of older trucks servicing Conley Container Terminal an incentive to replace the vehicles with ones that are 2007 emi Read More »

Plains to expand Louisiana crude terminal

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Surplus crude from the U.S. Midwest will soon have a bigger home in the Gulf Coast.

Plains All American said on Thursday it would add 1.2 million barrels of crude oil storage to its St. James, Louisiana terminal by the third quarter of 2012 after secu Read More »

Port of Charleston launches truck replacement program

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has launched a new voluntary program to help truck owners replace older trucks with newer, cleaner rigs. That means truckers can earn some extra green, while they go green at the same time.

Seaport Truck Air Read More »

Port of Long Beach releases environmental study of proposed terminal
plan to develop…

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has released draft environmental documents on a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping terminal on Terminal Island that would showcase sustainable goods movement and generate up to 40,000 jobs in the Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes M/V New General on her maiden voyage

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V New General, commanded by Capt. Jeng Ming-Kuanq on her maiden voyage to the United States on September 15, 2011.

Ming-Kuanq and his 19-member crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Jim Stewart, vessel superintend Read More »

First port installation to take advantage of existing Holophane infrastructure for cost savings…

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Fidelity Comtech, Inc. (FCI), the leading provider of extended wireless solutions for the maritime port, rail, and auto processing industries, has announced it has installed the first wireless network that uses existing Holophane high-mast light fixtures Read More »

Konecrane to supply RTG cranes and biggest STS cranes in Baltic Sea to Port of KLAIPEDA

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In September 2011 Konecranes received an order for three STS (Ship-To-Shore) cranes and seven RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes from JSSC Klaipedos Smelte in Lithuania. The cranes will be delivered to the port of Klaipeda starting in the fourth quarter of Read More »

PD Ports welcomes increased capacity on 
Teesport - Zeebrugge service

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The P&O Ferries’ brand new freight ferry the mv Bore Song which sailed into Teesport yesterday will significantly expand capacity on the service.

The Bore RoFlex class ship, chartered by P & O from the Finnish ferry company Bore Ltd, represents the la Read More »