Ports & Terminals

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.

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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 »

SC Ports projects volume growth, $82 million in capital spending for year

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority Board approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, which projects a 6.6 percent increase in container volume and nearly $82 million in capital projects for the year.

In the fiscal year beginning July 1, the SCSPA plan Read More »

Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals offers role model for US coastal transportation

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

As the United States seeks to reduce trucking congestion on highways and as trucking companies seek to reduce the $33 billion price tag in trucking delays for transporting goods and as U.S. ports seek to reduce diesel pollution, the establishment of dedic Read More »

SCE2 begins in Charleston

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The first ship in a new, all-water service connecting the growing Southeast U.S. region with South Korea and Central and South China, called the Port of Charleston recently, the first in a weekly service calling North Charleston Terminal.

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US retail port traffic seen edging up through July

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at major U.S. retail container ports should be nearly flat through July as slowing consumer spending has led retailers to cut back on inventory and orders, said a report released.

May traffic at ports followed in the global Port Tracker r Read More »

ICTSI Davao doubles reefer capacity

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Davao Integrated Port Services & Stevedoring Corp. (DIPSSCOR), port services provider in Sasa Wharf in the Port of Davao in southern Philippines and subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently increased the capacity of Read More »

Post-Panamax service at the Port of Mobile infrastructure investments paying off

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority's harbor and terminal investments are creating new vessel opportunities for port users. The largest steel shipment to date at the Port of Mobile was offloaded through the Alabama State Port Authority's Pinto Steel Termin Read More »

More ships at US ports

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A report released from the U.S. Maritime Administration shows more ships are stopping at U.S. ports. The stops, or vessel calls, rebounded by 13 percent in 2010, after an eight percent decline in 2009. Oceangoing vessel calls reflect waterborne trade be Read More »

Port Everglades moves toward public/private partnership with FEC for rail to transport cargo

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved action authorizing the Port Everglades Department staff to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Florida East Coast Railway Read More »

Portek says yet to decide on ICTSI takeover offer

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Singapore's port operator Portek International said the company has not yet decided on a takeover bid from the Philippines' International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) .

ICTSI has offered S$1.20 for each Portek share, valuing the Read More »

Congestion hits Thai ports, sugar exports still flow

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Congestion in Thai ports and problems with river transportation forced trading houses to find alternative routes to ship sugar, allaying fears of a build up in stocks as domestic output hits record this year, industry sources said.

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Lease agreement with PNCT and MSC guarantees increased cargo volume port-wide

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a restructured lease with Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) that will provide $500 million in private capital investment to upgrade the existing facility into a state-of-the-art terminal. The restruc Read More »

India’s Mundra Port boosts coal imports, plans LNG expansion

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's Mundra Port, the country's largest private port, expects to import 40 percent more coal this year and open a liquefied natural gas terminal by 2015 to meet the growing power demands of Asia's third largest economy.

Mundra will handle more than Read More »

Port signs lease with Sapa Extrusions

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver announced the signing of a long-term lease with Sapa Extrusions, North America’s largest provider of extruded aluminum profiles, for a 142,800 square foot building located at 2001 Kototbuki Way. The 15-year lease, with two five-year Read More »

South Korea’s main port to handle 15% more cargo this year

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South Korea's Busan container port, the world's fifth busiest, expects to handle around 15 percent more cargo this year than last due to strong imports from China and regional transhipments, a port executive said.

Increased activity at South Korea's m Read More »

Demag Cranes supplies mobile harbour cranes to Canada for bulk handling

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Demag Cranes has received an order to supply two Mobile Harbour Cranes to Canada. The two identical machines are 4-rope grab cranes for professional bulk handling. Vale Inco Limited (Vale), the second-largest mining and metals company in the world, a new Read More »

Containership newbuilding UMM SALAL makes first call in Port of Hamburg

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The UMM SALAL, the biggest containership to date belonging to United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), tied up in the Port of Hamburg on her maiden voyage. The giant container ship, with a capacity of 13,100 TEU (20 foot standard containers) was handled at Eu Read More »

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 »