Ports & Terminals

MOL starts Vietnam tugboat business

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the company has established a joint venture with two local companies in Vietnam and started a tugboat business. Read More »

Port Administration launches twitter page for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has launched a Twitter page http://www.twitter.com/portofbalt for the Port of Baltimore. The site will be used to promote cargo, cruise, environmental and other news about the Port of Baltimore. Twitter is a social media Read More »

Toet to leave the Port of Rotterdam Authority

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

André Toet, who has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Port of Rotterdam Authority since January 2008, will be resigning as of 1January. The 47 year-old Toet started at the Port Authority three years ago. He is leaving because the Supervisory Board Read More »

Longoria reappointed to Port Commission

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Houston City Council has approved reappointment of Houston attorney, businesswoman and civic leader Janiece Longoria to a fourth term as Port Commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. Initially Read More »

Usiminas signs port deal with LLX to ship iron ore

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian steel maker Usiminas signed an accord with the port operator LLX to ship iron ore through the Southeast Port in Sepetiba, Rio de Janeiro, the company.

The deal will secure logistics for Usiminas' plan to expand the production chain Read More »

Port of Hamburg reports strong growth in seaborne cargo handling

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With a total of 5.9 million TEU handled, the container segment recorded double-digit growth of 10.7 per cent
After a somewhat subdued upward trend for the first three months of the year, the Port of Hamburg now reflects signs of significant Read More »

Savannah deepening project marks major milestone

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) reached a major milestone today when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the public and agencies for review and comment. Read More »

Three % recovery rebate Rotterdam Harbor dues 2011

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2011, the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) will give a once-only recovery rebate of 3% on the tariffs for sea and inland harbor dues. The rebate is intended to support the companies in their further recovery from the crisis and in this way to strength Read More »

SC Ports maintains strong financial ratings from S&P, Moody’s

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Two of the top credit reporting agencies have affirmed the South Carolina State Ports Authority’s (SCSPA) solid financial position, citing strong financial management, high debt service coverage and competitive advantages relative to other ports in the re Read More »

RTISA attends the 7th Plenary Session of The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The international shipping industry last week gave the UN Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia an insight into industry-wide activity in support of deterring and defeating piracy off Somalia and in the wider Arabian Sea. The presence of indus Read More »

GPA posts best month ever for containers and tonnage

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the GPA experienced exceptional growth in October, reflecting several all-time records in many commodity segments. Overall tonnage recorded a new monthly record handling 2, Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports invests $7.2 blllion in industial zone

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

State-backed Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) will invest $7.2 billion in the first phase of an industrial zone and will offer 100 percent foreign ownership to companies that contribute to the emirate's GDP, government officials said. The Khalifa Industria Read More »

Port of Quincy holds important rural freight mobility summit

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Quincy recently held a Rural Freight Mobility Summit at Cave B Inn at SageCliffe near Quincy, Washington. Over 70 agricultural, food processing, railroad, trucking, ocean cargo, economic development, warehousing and distribution leaders attend Read More »

Port of Wilmington to provide logistical support to GE’s wind turbine projects

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

General Electric’s (GE) wind energy division has again selected the Port of Wilmington, Delaware as its port of entry for several large shipments of wind turbine blades. M/V Industrial Freedom, arriving on Wednesday, November 10, is the first of four vess Read More »

Maersk ports unit expects market share growth

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port facilities firm APM sees opportunities to grow faster than the broader market, its chief financial officer said.

APM aims to expand its business also with shippers other than Maersk Line after it lost some market share in 2010 by selling minority Read More »

Pakistan may nix port deal with PSA, China to benefit?

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Pakistan's Baluchistan province pledged to challenge in the courts what he said was a "one-sided" deal with a Singapore company to run a strategic harbor in Gwadar port.

Authorities dismissed any notion that the port would be hand Read More »

China Merchants to buy Nigeria port operator stake

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

China Merchants Holdings International has agreed to form a joint venture that will buy a 47.5 percent stake in a container-terminal operator in Nigeria from Israel's Zim Integrated Shipping for $154 million. Read More »

Pinto Steel Terminal handles first shipment of Brazilian made steel slab

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority offloaded through its Pinto Steel Terminal the first shipment of Brazilian made steel slab bound for the ThyssenKrupp Steel USA multi-billion dollar steel processing facility at Calvert, Ala. Just over 50,000 metric tons o Read More »

CN improves supply chain efficiencies for European vehicle imports

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN said new supply chain efficiencies have reduced dwell times for European import vehicles handled by CN's Autoport Terminal in Halifax by approximately 25 per cent since implementation last spring.

The Autoport facility - one of the largest Read More »

Kalmar introduces new hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As emission regulations grow stricter and the price of diesel fuel continues to rise, Cargotec is the first to launch a hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor offering customers improved performance, significant savings in fuel costs and even greater red Read More »