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Premium Article  St. Lawrence Seaway launches 50th anniversary season

Leo Ryan | April 05, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

While pursuing infrastructure improvements and business incentives to halt a steady decline in traffic, the St. Lawrence Seaway launched its 2009 navigation season on March 31. It has a historic dimension: the 50th anniversary of its official opening in J Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Albany prospects look good

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Last year was a very good year for the Port of Albany. However, this year the port has started slow but business is picking up. With new projects on the way, the future looks bright for New York’s “Upstate” port that is halfway to nearly every place. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Boston – Port of Opportunity

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

It’s no mystery that nationwide the port business is down. The global economy has taken one to the solar plexus, and everyone is feeling the hurt. Still, while some numbers are off, Massport, the quasi-state agency that administers the public terminals in Read More »

Premium Article  Maine Ports gear up for the future

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Portland, the State's largest port, lost two container services, the Eimskip feeder ship and the Columbia Coastal Transport’s container barge service. Eimskip’s feedership service was halted due to general economic problems that beset Iceland Read More »

Port Freeport granted permit to widen channel

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport announced that it has been granted a permit by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to widen the offshore entrance and jetty channels to the Freeport harbor. The non-federal widening project is an innovative public-private collaboration b Read More »

Konecranes to supply eight RTG cranes to Ivory Coast

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, Konecranes received an order for eight rubber tired gantry (RTG) container handling cranes from Bolloré Africa Logistics, a branch of the French Bolloré Group. The RTGs will be delivered to the customer’s terminal Société d’Exploitation du Termi Read More »

Port of Oakland has two new Commissioners

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland has two new Port Commissioners, Pamela Calloway and James Head. The commissioners were nominated by the Mayor of Oakland and appointed by the Oakland City Council. Former Port Board President Darlene Ayers-Johnson and former Port Commi Read More »

PHA receives ISO 14001 recertification for
EMS

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority’s (PHA’s) historic Environmental Management System (EMS) has been recertified to meet the rigorous standards of the universally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. The independent auditing f Read More »

Houston Ship Channel transportation needs

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), who represents Texas' 30th Congressional District, got a firsthand look at Houston Ship Channel transportation needs when she was briefed by representatives of the Port of Houston Authority, officials from marit Read More »

Premium Article  LaHood, Harman vow support for ports at AAPA spring event

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and US Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., were among high-level officials pledging to do their part to support the US port industry, in separate remarks at last week’s American Association of Port Authorities spring conf Read More »

Premium Article  Maritime executives feel like weary boxers, conferees told

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

For maritime transportation industry executives, surviving the challenges of the current economic environment is akin to a battered boxer weathering blows in a championship bout. Read More »

Premium Article  Cold comfort for recessionary times

Peter Buxbaum | March 29, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Retailers and car sellers, among others, may be taking the brunt of the recessionary hit that faces the US economy as a whole. Many consumers find it expedient to postpone buying a new car, or they decide to purchase fewer new clothes, or they forgo the n Read More »

Regular container handling begins in Kiel

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Regular container handling began in Kiel recently with the arrival in the port’s Ostuferhafen of the first 100 20ft containers from Riga on board the MS Vera Rambow. The Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co KG) Dirk Claus Read More »

Marchand named to 16th International Maritime Hall of Fame

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The International Maritime Hall of Fame announced recently the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand would be honored as one of its newest members on May 13, 2009, at the United Nations in New York City. The International Mar Read More »

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