Ports & Terminals

New investment in super post-panamax cranes inked at the Port of Halifax

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, the owner of Halterm Container Terminal Limited, will invest in two additional Super post-panamax cranes (SPPX) at the Port of Halifax. In 2012, the Port of Halifax will feature four SPPX container berths equipped with Read More »

Industry, Congressional leaders call for emergency funding to maintain Miss. River Channel

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Congressional leaders joined a coalition of more than 70 maritime interests today calling for $95 million in immediate emergency funding to maintain the Lower Mississippi River shipping channel in the wake of 2011’s historic river stages.

About 450 mi Read More »

Mattern appointed new CEO at Port of Hamburg Marketing

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Axel Mattern is to become Chief Executive Officer at Port of Hamburg Marketing Association. The decision to appoint him to the Port of Hamburg Marketing executive board was taken by the association’s supervisory board at its meeting on 31 May 2011, effect Read More »

Grindrod to expand coal terminals

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod plans to expand its Mozambican and South African coal terminals to meet fast-growing demand for export capacity from miners, its chief executive said.

South African coal miners have for years been unable to ship a Read More »

The Massportis full steam ahead adding another cargo service

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that a new weekly cargo service connecting Boston with Halifax, Nova Scotia is set to begin June 14 giving New England businesses a reliable and eThe “New England-Halifax Shuttle” to be operated by Ame Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for first quarter 2011

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2011, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput recorded virtually no change compared with a year earlier at 62.7 million tons. Within this total, both inward and outward port cargo recorded virtually no change at 35.9 million tons Read More »

Cargotec prepares for the future with ‘Port 2060’

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

More than 50 years after the start of containerization, Cargotec has envisaged the way the port of the future might look against a possible backdrop of game-change technology and innovation.

The project, dubbed 'Port 2060', was devised to spark discus Read More »

Premium Article  Can you hear me now?

Peter Buxbaum | June 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Warehouses are using voice recognition systems to streamline pick operations and boost their accuracy.

In an environment in which companies continually strive to reduce their supply chain costs, warehouse professionals are constantly challenged Read More »

Bangkok Port’s wharf closure snarls cargo clearance

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo clearance at Bangkok Klong Toei Port has slowed because of the temporary closure of some wharves, which will last until late this year, forcing ship operators to slap congestion surcharges on cargo firms, shippers and officials said.

The partial Read More »

Holt Logistics announces pay off of $5.6 million in federal loans

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Holt Logistics Corp. announced the payoff of $5.6 million in federal loans dating to 1984 that were used to help build the Gloucester Marine Terminal.

In addition, Holt Logistics Corp announced a $15,000 donation to Gloucester City to again sponsor th Read More »

Bromma wins new contracts for China, Brazil, the UK and Italy

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, has won a new order for a total of sixteen crane spreaders for delivery to the Port of Huanghuagang at Hebei in Northeast China. The contract includes an order for six STS45 separating twin-lift Read More »

Port of Quincy approved for inclusion in Foreign Trade Zone 203

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S.Foreign-Trade Zones Board recently issued Order No. 1764, which approves the reorganization and expansion of the Service Area of Foreign Trade Zone 203 under the "Alternative Site Framework" plan to now include the Port of Quincy and the greater Q Read More »

New Bromma Roadmap™ application helps terminals focus on the future

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, is introducing a new suite of terminal productivity tools designed to keep spreader operations in a “green zone” of higher performance.

Bromma Roadmap™ is the first Green Zone™ application Read More »

Vital shipping lanes can weather turmoil in Yemen

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Merchant ships using a vital trade route off Yemen's coast are unlikely to face major disruptions even if the country slides into civil war as militant groups lack the capability to regularly attack vessels.

World powers have been pressing President A Read More »

How secure are Yemen’s ports from attack?

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Yemen's ports have boosted security in recent weeks, port and maritime sources say, as international concern grows that the country's slide into chaos could embolden militants based there.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country and neighbour to the w Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes AE6 service

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed its third new service in less than a month with the arrival on Sunday 29th May 2011 of the 367m Mette Maersk on Maersk Line’s AE6 Asia-Europe service.

The extended rotation of the AE6 service, which now calls at Le Read More »

ICTSI launches bid to buy Singapore’s Portek

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Philippines' International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) launched a takeover bid for Singapore's Portek International Ltd, offering to buy its shares at a 69 percent premium to market prices.

The Manila-based port operator offered S$1.20 Read More »

Mozambique’s main port set to get major investment

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Mozambique's Ports Development Company (MPDC) announced a $1 billion investment over the next 20 years to improve infrastructure in the country's main port to meet international demands. Read More »

Port of Oakland secures $18 million in federal funding for harbor deepening

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project is set to receive $18 million in operations and maintenance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2011 work plan, funding that is vital to the Port’s competitiveness. Oakland Board of P Read More »

Panama Canal Authority renews and extends Port Manatee MOU

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have renewed and extended a 2009 marketing and information-sharing agreement for five years in May, transcending the projected 2014 completion of the expanded Panama Canal.

Port Manatee becomes the s Read More »