Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland diesel emissions way down, world takes note

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland efforts to cut diesel emissions are producing dramatic results and gaining global recognition. That was the message from two events last week highlighting Port programs that target truck and vessel exhaust.   Read More »

ICTSI Oregon leads congressional effort to end West Coast labor slowdowns

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) was introduced in the US Senate to help prevent the type of maritime labor slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the U.S. economy to a standstill earlier this year. Read More »

Port of Oakland takes step to speed up cargo flow

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Technology familiar to rush-hour motorists may soon help accelerate containerized cargo flow through the Port of Oakland. The Port said today it’s testing sensors that measure how long harbor truckers wait to enter its marine terminals. Read More »

Maersk will continue calling at Port of Houston

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, will continue to call at the Port of Houston Authority, which the carrier says is a key partner in helping provide the best service possible to its customers. Read More »

China’s CITIC to invest $113 billion for ‘Silk Road’ investments

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Rail | Ports & Terminals

China's CITIC Ltd., the state-owned conglomerate, said that its banking, securities, trust and construction divisions will jointly invest more than 700 billion yuan ($112.79 billion) to support China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative. Read More »

PortMiami receives second CMA CGM shipment of Egoo Energy Drinks from Poland

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

PortMiami celebrated the arrival of the second shipment of Egoo Energy Drinks from Poland brought by CMA-CGM Group to PortMiami with a plaque ceremony and reception. Read More »

Maersk will continue calling at Port of Houston

GlobeNewswire | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The world’s biggest shipping company, Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, will continue to call at the Port of Houston Authority, which the carrier says is a key partner in helping provide the best service possible to its customers. Read More »

Bronka – St. Petersburg’s new port

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The new deep-water port of Bronka on the outskirts of St Petersburg on the Southern bank of the Gulf of Finland is being built near the municipality of Lomonossov. Read More »

Current convoy information ahead of new Suez Canal opening

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), is advising on current Suez convoy information ahead of the new Suez Canal’s inauguration on 6 August 2015. Read More »

Egypt says wheat cargoes to take less time to offload

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Egypt’s supply minister said on Wednesday a plan was being studied to cut the offloading period for wheat cargoes in ports from the current 12 days to five or six days in an effort to save on fees paid in foreign currency. Read More »

Eurotunnel says Channel tunnel traffic and shipping resumes after strike

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

EUROTUNNEL-STRIKE/:Eurotunnel says Channel tunnel traffic resumes after strike Read More »

Port of Houston Authority Container Terminal Cargo Up 23 Percent

GlobeNewswire | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Building on a record year, during the first five months of 2015, the Port of Houston Authority handled more than 16 million tons of cargo, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period last year. Additionally, activity at the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with loaded container units increasing 23 percent versus May 2014. Read More »

Lifting of travel restrictions welcomed by Mombasa port businesses

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The decision yesterday by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to lift its advisory that travel to Mombasa should only be ‘essential’ has been welcomed by local businesses, especially those in the port community. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon leads congressional effort to end West Coast labor slowdowns

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) was introduced last Thursday in the United States Senate to help prevent the type of maritime labor slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the U.S. economy to a standstill earlier this year. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion moves ahead with filling of new Pacific locks

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Panama Canal has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to fill the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month. This important step marks the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of compliance and operational testing for the project. Read More »

Singapore grows container terminal, eyes mega-ship demand

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Singapore opened the newest addition to its container port on Tuesday, aiming to handle more of the increasing number of mega-ships plying the oceans. Read More »

Striking French ferry workers blockade Calais port

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Striking French ferry workers blockaded the port of Calais on Tuesday morning, disrupting maritime traffic and Eurotunnel’s undersea rail link with Britain in protest at restructuring at its MyFerryLink division, port officials said. Read More »

Port of Wilmington gets a visit from Congress to assess harbor improvement needs

Eric Nelson | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Wilmington hosted a scenic port tour for Congressman David Rouzer (R) and Bill Shuster (R), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to help assess the progress and needs of the port. Read More »

JAXPORT Board of Directors elects new officers

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously selected a new slate of officers during its regular meeting today. The following officers will each serve a one-year term starting July 1, 2015: Read More »

Jasper Ocean Terminal Board of Directors approves FY2016 budget, work plan

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Earlier this week the Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT) Board of Directors met to review work completed during the 2015 fiscal year and solidify a budget and work plan for FY2016. Read More »