Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals’ safety drive shows impressive results

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement since the introduction of the “Safe Read More »

NOAA improves safety, efficiency on the 
Lower Mississippi & Port of New Orleans

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ship captains can now get free real-time information on water and weather conditions for the lower Mississippi River from a new NOAA ocean observing system that makes piloting a ship safer and more efficient. Read More »

APM Terminals to Reduce CO2 Emissions Worldwide by 15% per TEU by 2012

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam officially opened its new EUR 12.5 million power distribution network on its Rotterdam container terminal sourced by electricity generated through wind power. By switching from grey to green electricity the terminal reduces its CO2 Read More »

Northport connects global Halal logistical distribution network

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Northport, at Port Klang, has become the first Malaysian port to be awarded the “Halal” certification by the Halal Industry Development Corporation that further strengthens Northport’s global market outreach. Read More »

Halifax Seaport Proud Sponsor of Nocturne: Art at Night Event

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Seaport is proud to partner with Nocturne: Art at Night event, taking place this Saturday October 17th from 6pm – midnight. Read More »

Long Beach, Army Corps to begin dredging project

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach and the US Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a $40-million harbor dredging project that will improve navigation by removing and relocating nearly 1.5 million cubic yards of sediment from the sea floor. Read More »

Highly technical operation requires special skills at Port Freeport

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport partnered with COSCO Shipping Company, Hercules Offshore Liftboats, NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors, GAC-RUR, J & S Contractors, Brazos Pilots and Freeport Launch to handle special cargo that requires highly skilled labor. Read More »

Maersk Line Increases Commitment and Investment to Breakbulk and Out of Gauge (OOG) Market

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Charlotte, VA, US. Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Read More »

René de Vries new (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

René de Vries (49) has been appointed (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam, taking office on March 1, 2010. That is the date on which the current Harbor Master Jaap Lems retires. The port of Rotterdam is not unknown territory for De Vries. He began his car Read More »

APM Terminals’ Safety Drive Shows Impressive Results

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Hague, Netherlands – Today, on the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement sin Read More »

Cargotec delivers 20 terminal tractors and starts to refurbish 13 straddle carriers in Tunisia

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has delivered 20 Kalmar terminal tractors to Société Tunisienne d’Acconage et de Manutention (STAM) for the port of Rades in Tunisia. STAM has also ordered the refurbishing of 13 straddle carriers which will be carried out later this year. Read More »

New PHA Executive Director Dreyer confirmed by Port Commission

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Diverse background brings new energy to Port of Houston Authority

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority named Houston businessman Alec G. Dreyer the new PHA executive director at its Sept. 29 meeting, it was announced by Read More »

JAXPORT promotes Alfonso to Sr. Dir., Trade Dev./Global Marketing

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted experienced maritime professional Raul Alfonso to the position of Senior Director, Trade Development and Global Marketing. He succeeds Roy Schleicher, who was recently promoted to Chief Commercial Off Read More »

Egyptian President Mubarak Visits SCCT Emphasizing Transport Sector Investment Priority

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Suez Canal Container terminal continues record-setting pace in throughput growth despite the global economic downturn. Phase II expansion will double container capacity creating the largest facility in the Mediterranean by 2012. Read More »

GPA receives funding for deepening

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congress approves $21.712 million for deepening and maintenance

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced at its Board Meeting that significant progress is being made on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Read More »

Federal government approves funds for Craney Island

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Move makes project eligible for stimulus money

The development of Craney Island Marine Terminal took an important step forward with the announcement that $100,000 for the project has been authorized in the federal budget. Read More »

Bridge Project Named Top Priority for County

AJOT | October 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s proposed replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge has earned a top ranking among planned improvements to highways, roads and railways from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).As part of being ranke Read More »

Long Beach adjusts incentive to attract rail

AJOT | October 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a simple fix to a five-month-old cargo incentive that should prompt more importers to ship rail-hauled cargo through the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

DCT Gdansk Terminal celebrates second anniversary

AJOT | October 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In October 2007, the construction of Deepwater Container Terminal Gdansk was completed and the terminal officially opened. DCT Gdansk is the newest and most modern container terminal in the Baltic region. Read More »

Long Beach, BP earn prestigious clean air award

AJOT | October 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Southern California regional air pollution authorities on Friday, October 2, 2009, presented the Port of Long Beach with an award for becoming the first seaport in the world to construct an oil shipping terminal that offers clean “shore power” to improve Read More »