Ports & Terminals

Jeffersonville port sets quarterly shipping record

AJOT | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville recorded the highest quarterly shipments in its 30-year history during the first quarter of 2015. Cargo volume exceeded 800,000 tons, up 10 percent from the previous record set in the first quarter of 2014. Read More »

Port to Consider Cement Import Facility Final EIR

AJOT | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

The Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider the adequacy of the final EIR at its regular meeting May 11, and whether to approve the proposed project. Read More »

Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa's biggest economy imports, is one of the most congested in a megacity whose traffic jams are legendary. Read More »

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seize cargo ship in Gulf

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, U.S. officials said. Read More »

Global Port Terminal Operations Company to open Port Canaveral offices in Spring 2015

AJOT | April 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

GT USA is pleased to announce the recent hire of senior-level administrator Heidi Shafer as executive personal assistant to Peter Richards, who is overseeing the company’s U.S. expansion in his role as managing director of the Gulftainer Group. Read More »

Statement from Jon Slangerup, CEO of the Port of Long Beach, on Teamster picketing at the harbor

AJOT | April 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

“The Teamsters union started informational picketing this morning at the Port of Long Beach. To be clear, this is not a strike. The Teamsters are targeting four non-union trucking companies that transport cargo to and from four of our Port’s 22 terminal operations. Read More »

Port truckers strike in LA and San Diego, agreement reached with one major company avoiding strike

AJOT | April 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

On Monday, April 27, 2015, port truck drivers serving the nation’s largest port complex began a strike of four major drayage firms serving the twin ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, where a crippling slowdown in early 2015 sent shock waves through the U.S. economy. Read More »

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues at $420.1 mln in March

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Egypt’s revenue from the Suez Canal was $420.1 million in March, a government website said on Tuesday, up from $382 million in February. Read More »

UPDATE: Truckers go on strike at 4 shipping companies at Southern California ports

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike against four trucking firms on Monday, demanding recognition as employees rather than contractors in a move reviving labor tension around the country’s busiest cargo hub. Read More »

Bollore consortium misses out on Cameroon’s Kribi port shortlist

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A consortium led by France’s Bollore failed to make the final shortlist of firms vying to manage a new container terminal in Cameroon’s southern port of Kribi, according to a commission report seen by Reuters on Monday. Read More »

Truckers to strike four shipping companies at Southern California ports

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation’s busiest cargo hub. Read More »

Dubai’s DP World says no plans for share buyback

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s biggest port operators, said on Monday it had no plans to buy back any of its shares after investors approved a technical measure allowing the company to do so. Read More »

JAXPORT sets new record with largest container ship

AJOT | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The MOL Northern Juvenile, capable of carrying 8,800 twenty-foot equivalent units, set a record today as the largest container ship to ever call on Jacksonville. The ship, which transited the Suez Canal from Asia before reaching the U.S. East Coast, loaded and offloaded cargo at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. Read More »

Port of Houston receives award of second Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant

AJOT | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston Authority Thursday to formally announce the Port Authority's award of a second grant aimed at improving air quality in the region. She announced the port will receive a Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant of nearly $900,000. Read More »

Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa’s biggest economy imports, is one of the most congested in a megacity whose traffic jams are legendary. Read More »

Dubai’s DP World posts 4.4% rise in Q1 gross container volumes

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s biggest port operators, reported on Monday a 4.4% rise in gross container volumes on a like-for-like basis in the first quarter of 2015. Read More »

Truckers may renew labor unrest at Southern California ports

Reuters | April 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation’s busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Read More »

Broekman Logistics and Sea-Cargo open the ‘Continental Hub’ in Rotterdam

AJOT | April 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Norwegian Sea-Cargo Hub in Rotterdam has been officially opened by Rik Pek, General Manager Broekman Logistics, and Ole Saevild, CEO Sea-Cargo. The new Sea-Cargo Hub enables Broekman Logistics to provide the best-possible connections for serving the Scandinavian market. Read More »

Stakeholders offer views on supply chain efficiencies at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

AJOT | April 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

More than 100 cargo owners, trucking firm leaders, longshore labor, marine terminals and other goods movement industry representatives turned out Wednesday for a joint meeting hosted by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to gather input, insights and solutions focused on improving the performance of the supply chain. Read More »

BMW Group breaks ground on new port facility in Galveston, TX

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The BMW Group broke ground at the future site of a new Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Galveston.  Read More »