Ports & Terminals

Syria’s ports suffer as unrest hits economy

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

From his window on the corniche of Syria's Mediterranean port city of Tartous, an international shipper bemoans the change since a popular uprising six months ago engulfed the country and dealt a heavy blow to its economy.

"At night, ship lights made Read More »

Demag Cranes supplies five Mobile Harbour Cranes to the Netherlands

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Demag Cranes supplies five Mobile Harbour Cranes to the Netherlands. Here a Gottwald G HMK 6407 B Mobile Harbour Crane for professional bulk handling was supplied. Read More »

New cranes arrive at JAXPORT’s Blount Island

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s two new container cranes arrived at the Blount Island Marine Terminal this week. The cranes are worth $10 million each, stand 170 feet tall and weigh 1.050 tons. Each crane boasts a 145 foot front reach and can lift 50 long tons of cargo. They Read More »

Port of Indiana ships ArcelorMittal steel to Macedonia

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Indiana-made steel is headed from the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to the Republic of Macedonia. The shipment – made up of 18,000 metric tons of hot-rolled steel coils – was produced at ArcelorMittal’s Burns Harbor facility. The steel will ship to Thessal Read More »

Alliance between Port of Miami and Florida Inland Port creates opportunity for Florida distribution

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jones Lang LaSalle announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) between its client, Florida Inland Port, and the Port of Miami. This strategic alliance between Florida’s largest seaport and the state’s first rail-oriented, integrated logistics cente Read More »

Barnhart Crane & Rigging opens branch at Port of Monroe, MI

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Barnhart Crane & Rigging has opened its newest branch at the Port of Monroe, MI. The Port of Monroe, Michigan's only port on Lake Erie, is located 35 miles south of Detroit, MI and 17 miles north of Toledo, OH. Barnhart's new Eastern Michigan branch adds Read More »

Surge in traffic between Port of Hamburg and Poland

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2011, seaborne container traffic between Hamburg and Poland experienced a particular surge by 38 per cent, to 114,000 TEU. In this context, imports and exports from/to Poland are very well balanced at 56,000 TEU and 58,000 TEU, respec Read More »

NICOLAS vehicles transport first prototype of the new Siemens 6 MW nacelle in Denmark

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Danish transport company, Brande Maskintransport, recently transported the prototype of the new Siemens SWT-6.0-120 nacelle using heavy goods vehicles from the French manufacturer NICOLAS Industrie. During the 138 km journey from Brande to the final d Read More »

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

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Mykali, commanded by Capt. Viktor Sapozhnikov of Russia, on her maiden voyage to the United States on August 23, 2011.

Sapozhnikov and his 17-member crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Earl Dixon, vessel super Read More »

EU sanctions on Libyan ports seen lifted

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

European Union sanctions against six Libyan ports, several oil companies and more than a dozen other entities, could be lifted, EU diplomats said.

The EU's 27 governments reached a preliminary agreement on Wednesday to ease the bloc's restrictions aga Read More »

APM Terminals says to sell 25% stake in Xiamen port

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, the port operating arm of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, has agreed to sell a 25 percent stake in Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal, the company told Reuters.

The terminal on China's southeastern coast is a joint ventu Read More »

Port of Long Beach to renew lease with Toyota

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners gave the go ahead to a $240 million, 20-year lease renewal with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., keeping a major hub for one of the world's largest automakers in Southern California.

The new lease, which contain Read More »

Tanzania police seize poached elephant tusks

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Tanzanian authorities have seized more than 1,000 elephant tusks hidden in sacks of dried fish at Zanzibar port which were destined for Malaysia, officials said.

Like other countries across sub-Saharan Africa rich with wildlife, Tanzania has suffered Read More »

Sri Lanka’s new port gets $610 mlllion investment

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sri Lanka's ports authority said it has approved $610 million investment in large warehousing projects for sugar, fertiliser, and bottle manufacturing at its new port in Hambantota, due to start commercial operations this year.

The $1.4 billion port o Read More »

Cerrejon to invest $300 mlllion on port, rail

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Colombia's largest coal exporter, Cerrejon, plans to spend $100 million on its railroad and $200 million on port improvements for its $1.3 billion expansion plan, the company said.

Cerrejon is owned by BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Xstrata and want Read More »

US Transportation Secretary LaHood names Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced the appointment of 29 members to the new Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), established to advise the Department on matters relating to marine transportation.
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India’s overseas drive to slow home port plans

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's desire to spend billions of dollars on overseas infrastructure could undermine efforts to ease major domestic port congestion that has hindered trade in Asia's third largest economy.

New Delhi plans to create a state-owned firm, India Ports Gl Read More »

DP World H1 profit surges on Australia sale

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World's first-half profit grew four-fold as it booked a gain from the sale of its Australian operations last year, and the port operator said its emerging market focus would help it deliver on full-year goals.

The company, one of the more profitabl Read More »

Port of Santos sees more strong growth

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's dominance on world commodities markets over the centuries was built on the flow of ships through Santos, which is expected to triple movement of cargo over the next 15 years as it has over the past 20, the port authority said.

Latin America's Read More »

Railway to transport containerized cargo at Port Everglades

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) to construct and operate an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) on 42.5 acres of land at Port Read More »