Ports & Terminals

Mumphrey elected Board Chairman

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected J. Wayne Mumphrey chairman. Mumphrey succeeds John Fay, whose term as chairman expired. Fay will continue to serve on the Board as a commissioner. The Board also elected Commissioners Valerie C Read More »

Yemen plans Aden container port tender soon

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Yemen will soon hold a tender for international companies to expand its container terminal in the port of Aden, despite political unrest in the Middle Eastern country, senior government official told Reuters.

Located near the mouth of the Bab al-Manda Read More »

Trucks program gets even cleaner at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

An older group of trucks not originally included in the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will be banned from Port shipping terminals beginning July 1. About 500 “Class 7” trucks - smaller, less powerful rigs - will be barred from working Read More »

Tale of two ports strains Iraq-Kuwait ties

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sitting in a traditional black funeral tent near Iraq's only outlet to the sea, businessman Sadiq Jaafar is mourning the "death" of his country's biggest port -- even before it is built.

For Jaafar and many other Iraqis, the long-delayed Grand Faw por Read More »

Turk group takes over Albanian container port

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Turkish groups Kurum Holdings and Global Investments Holding are to operate a container terminal at Durres port in Albania, aiming to turn it into a hub serving landlocked countries in the western Balkans.

Zeki Kaya, Kurum Holding's country director, Read More »

Seattle port recognizes APL for commitment to environmental protection

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APL was recognized by the Port of Seattle for its commitment to environmental protection at an event held to mark a milestone in the port’s air emissions program.

The APL Spain was the 800th vessel to call the Port of Seattle under the latter’s At-Ber Read More »

Port of Hartlepool demonstrates its focus on 
renewable energy sector to Energy Minister

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Hartlepool hosted a visit by Charles Hendry, Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and used the opportunity to call for more clarity in the Government’s renewable energy policy.

The port in north-east England i Read More »

Konecranes expands its footprint in Saudi Arabia

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In June 2011, Konecranes acquired 100 percent of the Saudi Arabian crane manufacturer Saudi Cranes & Steel Works Factory Company Limited (“Saudi Cranes”). Saudi Cranes is headquartered in Al Jubail Industrial City and the company has approximately 100 emp Read More »

MPA and Panama Canal renew ties

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement for five additional years as the Panama Canal expansion project continues and the Port of Baltimore anticipates the comp Read More »

Poitevint re-elected GPA Board Chairman

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) re-elected Alec L. Poitevint, II, of Bainbridge to serve a second term as Chairman of the Board.

“I am honored to serve the people of Georgia,” said Poitevint. “We will continue to generate m Read More »

Wise elected Long Beach Harbor Commission President


AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Susan E. Anderson Wise was elected President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on June 27 by her fellow commissioners as part of the commission’s annual board officers selection.

Wise, who was appointed to the Harbor Commission in 2008, Read More »

APM Terminals exec sees growth in Latin America

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Executives at APM Terminals, one of the world's top port operators, said they are investing heavily in Latin America because the region's pace of growth in container traffic trails only China.

It is investing $1.7 billion in two new projects in Latin Read More »

Holt to build largest rooftop solar power plant in North American at Gloucester Marine Terminal

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Gloucester Marine Terminal announced that it is partnering with solar technology leader SunPower Corp. to build the largest rooftop solar installation in North America – a massive, 1.1 million square-foot project on the roof of the Terminal’s refrigerated Read More »

Kizad and Citi sign a Global partnership agreement

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Citibank have signed a global partnership agreement to offer financing and banking solutions to Kizad tenants. It also represents a commitment from Citi and Kizad to work together to bring in foreign direct in Read More »

Global Ports aims for up to $572 mlllion London IPO

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Russian group Global Ports said it planned to raise up to $572 million from an initial public offering in London, hoping for investor interest in the fast-growing Russia container market.

Global Ports, a unit of transport and infrastructure holding gr Read More »

Saudi Arabia to spend $613 mlllion to expand ports

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Saudi Arabia plans to raise the capacity of its second-largest port in Dammam and may spend more than $613 million on port expansions to rival other regional ports, its transport minister said.

"All ports are subject now to expansion. We are investing Read More »

Konecranes acquired the service business assets of Eleve S.L.

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes acquired the service business assets of Spanish crane and service company Eleve S.L.

In June 2011 Konecranes acquired the service business assets of Spanish crane and service company Eleve S.L. The company is located in Badalona, 5 kilomete Read More »

PH launches logistics facility in Portland, Oregon

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Philippines and the State of Oregon in the Unites States further strengthened economic ties with the Philippines’ recent launch of a logistics facility in the port city of Portland, the state’s main port.

The launch comes three months after Manila Read More »

Brazilian port to limit loading of bagged sugar

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's main sugar port of Santos will restrict the loading of bagged sugar in the public quay, a measure aimed at improving efficiency, an official said.

But shipping agents fear the decision could cause more congestion in the short term.

The Po Read More »

Charleston, Corps sign contract to advance deepening

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The deepening of the Port of Charleston passed another major milestone today with the signing of a cost-sharing agreement on the next phase of the project, which has been estimated to deliver $106 million in annual national benefits.

Surrounded by mem Read More »