Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal expansion effect on shipping

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority expects to complete the canal expansion project by the end of 2014.

This will widen and deep the canal to accommodate larger vessels taking cargoes to the Pacific.

The expanded canal will mainly be used for container tra Read More »

Expanded Panama Canal to bypass coal freight trade

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The new deeper, wider Panama Canal will make little difference to the flow of world coal trade from exporters in the Americas to big Asian clients.

Even when the work is finished in 2014 it is likely to still be as cheap to take ships around the Cape Read More »

Indonesia seizes haul of pangolin meat bound for Vietnam

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Tons of dead pangolins, an endangered scaly animal, were seized by Indonesian customs, foiling an effort by smugglers to ship the meat to Vietnam, officials said.

Indonesia's customs office found 309 crates each containing between six to 10 adult and Read More »

Bromma lowers emissions by 90%through use of cleaner steel

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, continues to pursue its pro-active effort to establish best practices in both green production and green spreader design. Most recently Bromma has re-analyzed its materials and production proces Read More »

Brazil port to ship more sugar, but queue to recur

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's No. 2 port for sugar exports expects throughput of the sweetener to leap by as much as half and for ships to face shorter waiting times to load in the current harvest, its commercial director told Reuters.

Exports of mostly bulk sugar through Read More »

Governor, MPA, highstar capital, CSX officials outline Baltimore’s future at May seminar

Karen Thuermer | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The New York Yankees may have beaten the Baltimore Orioles on May 18 in a baseball game attended by friends and employees of the Port of Baltimore. But those who watched the game from the Maryland Port Administration’s skybox at Camden Yards know all too Read More »

Rotterdam port eyes German expansion

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Rotterdam Port, Europe's biggest, said he wants to expand its operations in Germany, building new centres for loading and unloading containers and developing CO2 infrastructure.

Hans Smits also said that Rotterdam port, which already has t Read More »

GPA completes wetlands monitoring at Savannah and Brunswick


AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently completed annual wetland monitoring at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal and a threatened and endangered species survey and ecological habitat assessment at the Port of Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island Term Read More »

India witnesses the launch of one of the world’s largest industrial zones (Kizad)

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) recently unveiled the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. The event was attended by over 200 VIP guests from various companies and industries in India. The guests were introduc Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA receives $800,000 CERB loan

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver announced that it will receive an $800,000 loan from the Washington State Community Economic Development Revitalization Board (CERB). The funding will be used to make improvements to an existing port facility that are necessary befor Read More »

Port of Oakland welcomes newly appointed commissioner

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland welcomes its newest Port Commissioner, Alan S. Yee, who was recently nominated by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council on May 17th. Mayor Quan said, “Commissioner Yee is a long-time civic lead Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing expands service offerings in Temecula, CA

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new 16,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif., at 42188 Winchester Road. Penske offers full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract maintenance services. Read More »

CSX sees double-digit EPS growth through 2015

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. railroad operating CSX Corp said it is targeting double-digit growth in earnings per share and operating income through 2015, based on expected growth that outpaces the economy.

The company is targeting a compound annual earnings per share growth Read More »

Considerable growth for Port of Hamburg in 2011 first quarter

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals


In the first three months of 2011 the Port of Hamburg achieved above-average growth of 18.2 percent in container throughput and a 9.8 percent gain in total seaborne cargo throughput. Whereas the Western ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp reported incre Read More »

Port of New Orleans operations continue as usual

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo and cruise operations are ongoing at the Port of New Orleans and have not been interrupted due to the high-River event. “It’s business as usual,” said Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “While we will continue to monitor the situation and remain Read More »

Corps green lights Charleston deepening

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The deepening of the Port of Charleston took a huge leap forward when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Work Plan for the rest of Fiscal Year 2011. The Corps included funds to kick-off the next phase of the Charleston Harbor post-45 foot deep Read More »

New England shippers get direct Southeast Asia route from the Port of Boston

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Southeast Asia is now just a ship away for New England importers and exporters the Massachusetts Port Authority has announced. A new Port of Boston service via the Suez Canal begins May 27th, and adds direct destinations never before offered from Conley C Read More »

South Carolina port volume up for year

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

While the pace of global recovery is cooling, shipping activity through South Carolina’s ports remains up through the current fiscal year.

At its regular monthly board meeting today, the South Carolina Ports Authority today reported that container vol Read More »

MPA hosts seminar on new container business opportunites following 50-foot berth constuction at…

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA), along with Ports America Chesapeake and CSX, hosted an afternoon seminar in Baltimore on May 18th on the new container business opportunities that are expected to occur at the Port of Baltimore following the comp Read More »

Port of Tacoma’s container volumes grow for seventh straight month

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma’s container volumes continued to improve in April, marking their seventh straight month of year-over-year growth. Year-to-date, the Port’s container volumes are up over 5 percent.

Here are some of the Port’s year-to-date container h Read More »