Ports & Terminals

MPA to issue RFQ for operation of Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from private parties interested in leasing and operating the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The MPA is seeking a private partner that is willing and able to com Read More »

PHA successfully implements TWIC

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority successfully implemented the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) this week, in compliance with the deadline for the US Houston-Galveston sector. In fact, two PHA facilities, Care and Barbours Cut te Read More »

Judge refuses to block Clean Trucks

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US District Court Judge Richard J. Leon issued a decision Wednesday, April 15 denying the Federal Maritime Commission request for a preliminary injunction to block elements of the Port of Long Beach's landmark Clean Trucks Program, including the collectio Read More »

More than $30 million in federal grants for Washington State port security

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state ports would receive $30,335,542 for port security efforts across the state this year. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to state ports, will go toward infrastructure security i Read More »

Albania’s Durres Port Authority awards five-year service contract to Cargotec

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a five-year equipment servicing and maintenance contract by the Durres Port Authority (DPA) in Albania. Read More »

APM Terminals announces
 appointment of new Regional Vice President

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals announces the appointment of Charles Menkhorst as the new Regional Vice President – Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) succeeding Jorgen H. Madsen, Regional Vice President who will retire at the end of 2009. Read More »

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund will end Great Lakes dredging crisis says major stone shipper

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Using the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for its intended purpose will end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes declared a leading stone shipper at a briefing for the Great Lakes delegation in Washington, DC on April 2 hosted by Great Lakes Maritime Task Read More »

SCSPA names McClintock CCO

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has selected Paul McClintock to serve in the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective May 4. Read More »

Port of Tacoma applauds ocean carriers; unveils fee-free clean truck program

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Celebrating the maritime industry's continued efforts to reduce diesel emissions in the Puget Sound region, the Port of Tacoma Commission recently applauded the voluntary environmental stewardship of ocean carriers and authorized a new, fee-free, market-b Read More »

Trio of new services add the Port of Virginia to their schedules

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia will be the first US East Coast stop for a service provided by the CKYH steamship alliance that will create a direct weekly link between the Commonwealth and critical manufacturing markets in Asia. Read More »

Long Beach Board to consider Middle Harbor Project

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, April 13, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. will consider the final environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project. The proposed $750-million, 10-ye Read More »

Texas Southern, Port of Houston Authority partner to offer new degree

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Program in Maritime Transportation Management and Security Texas Southern University is partnering with the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) on a new degree program in Maritime Transportation Management and Security. This program will address three highly Read More »

Port of Boston’s top cop to chair AAPA Security Advisory Committee

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Joseph Lawless, Director of Maritime and Bridge Security, was elected Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Security Advisory Committee. The committee disseminates import Read More »

World’s leading supplier of windpower solutions orders Kalmar equipment

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide eight lifting and handling machines for Vestas Towers A/S’ new production facility in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. The equipment will be delivered during April 2009. Read More »

Port of Houston Commission approves $35.9mln. contract for…

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Bayport Container Yard Commissioners approved awarding a contract to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., for the Phase 1 - Stage 2 container yard for Bayport Container Terminal, for $35.9 million. The Stage 2 design provides for 48 acres of roller-compacte Read More »

Long Beach Board to consider cargo fee postponement

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners at its meeting Monday, April 20 will consider an additional one-year postponement of a cargo fee that would fund transportation projects in the harbor area. Read More »

Port of Vancouver successfully sells bonds, closes Alcoa purchase

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA recently announced the successful sale of $25.8 million in limited tax general obligation bonds for the acquisition of industrial property, capital improvement and refinancing outstanding bonds. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority completes electrified refrigerated cargo racks

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director, announced today at its board meeting that the GPA has completed the construction of 34 electrified refrigerated racks that will eliminate the use of 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel a 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 »