Ports & Terminals

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 »

Intelligent cranes on the move

AJOT | October 11, 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 »

Konecranes announces preliminary 3RD quarter figures, lowers 2011operating profit guidence

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes forecasts its 2011 operating profit, excluding possible restructuring costs, to be approximately on the same level as in 2010. Sales are expected to be higher than in 2010.

The demand for Konecranes’ products and services developed Read More »

Panama Canal completes major step in expansion program

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC). The Pacific Access Channel will connect the Read More »

Transnet seeks new port pricing plan

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South African freight logistics group Transnet plans to develop a new pricing strategy for ports that is expected to be adopted in March 2012, the Business Report newspaper reported.

State-owned Transnet is in charge of South Africa's major freight ra Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway workers give strike notice

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a shipping route connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, gave management notice that they could go on strike. Read More »

Malcolm Rail launches new Teesport-Scotland service

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Malcolm Rail has launched a new rail service between PD Ports’ Teesport facility and Scotland. Read More »

Kenya bets on Lamu port despite worries

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's ambitions to build a world-class port in its southern Lamu region would have a big payoff but also inflict irrevocable damage on the area's image as a tourist paradise and on the livelihoods of its fishermen. Read More »

DP World eyes 2013 launch for London Gateway container port

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai-based ports operator DP World expects its new London Gateway deep-sea container port to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2013, it said, with spending on the project set to continue apace despite the economic gloom. Read More »

Cargotec to partner with DP World in port automation project for London Gateway

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has been chosen as the preferred partner to supply 40 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes with related technology and 28 Kalmar shuttle carriers to DP World's deepsea container port London Gateway. Cargotec and DP World have signed a cooperation agr Read More »

Cargo traffic at Varna port hits all-time high in September

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The cargo turnover at Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna hit a new all-time high in September, reaching 1.065 million tons, the country's Transport Ministry said on October 4 2011. Read More »

Port of Galveston sets US record for load-out of livestock

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston set a record for load out of livestock in any one shipment from a US port on September 21 when the MV Ocean Drover, a ship carrying 5,585 head of cattle departed the Port of Galveston for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia. Read More »

IMCO opens Charleston bulk transload facility

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The JIMCO Group has opened a bulk transload operation in the Port of Charleston to serve growing demand for U.S. exports of agricultural and other bulk products. Read More »

Cosan begins covering Santos sugar terminal

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cosan, the world's largest sugar exporter, has begun building a long-awaited rain shield over a bulk sugar terminal in Brazil's main port of Santos, the company's CEO. 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 »