Ports & Terminals

SC ports top 1.37 mln. TEU, add new business

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite a widespread decline in global shipping, in fiscal year 2009 the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) handled 1.37 million 20-foot equivalent container units, secured several new major business accounts and is primed to take advantage of t Read More »

More ‘shore power’ coming to Long Beach

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Construction underway to electrify fourth shipping terminal

The Port of Long Beach has begun construction on its fourth “shore power” dock, to allow more ships to plug in to clean electricity and decrease pollution. Construction began Read More »

Zepol Corporation announces TradeView™

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, a trade data intelligence company, announced the formal launch of its new merchandise trade data tool, TradeView™. TradeView™ is the first trade data product on the market that allows subscribers to analyze both imports and exports at t Read More »

Palm Beach issues RFP to attract new container operator

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District issued a Request for Proposal (RFP), soliciting proposals from steamship lines, agents, and other companies interested in establishing an operating agreement for a small container service at the Port of Palm Beach, Riviera Read More »

ICTSI among ASEAN’s top 100 ‘wealth makers’

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

New York-based management advisor Stern Stewart & Co. has included International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 100 Relative Wealth Added (RWA) Index list for 2009. Read More »

Imports create jobs, boost local economy

AJOT | August 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Raw materials and goods imported through the Port of Long Beach such as steel, electronic parts and organic chemicals play a vital role in the creation of jobs -- more than 220,000 well-paying manufacturing jobs in the US -- a new study has found. Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority Board approves $10 million planning authorization to tackle . . .

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized a planning analysis to help the agency determine the best options to address navigational issues posed by new larger ships coming in 2014 that may have difficulty fitting under the Bayonne Bridge. Read More »

Port of Long Beach awards underwater surveillance contract to Kongsberg

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) announced the award of a contract between its fully owned US subsidiary -- Kongsberg Defence Corporation, (located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania,) -- and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for delivery of the “C-Scope - Unde Read More »

Seaborne cargo in Hamburg 2009 H1 remains below last year’s levels

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, the Port of Hamburg handled a total of 54.2 million metric tons of seagoing cargo. This represents a drop of 23.7% in comparison to the same period in the previous year. Port of Hamburg Marketing, the marketing organization for Read More »

GAC opens Logistics and Maritime Service Center in Rotterdam

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

GAC Netherlands, Ltd. has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Center to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 square metre office and warehous Read More »

SW Washington Congressional delegation dedicates new terminal

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The complete US Congressional delegation that represents Southwest Washington participated in a dedication of the Port of Vancouver USA’s new Terminal 5 recently. Read More »

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana named Matt Smolek as port director at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, effective Aug. 17. Smolek most recently served as sales manager for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) based at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Read More »

Poti Sea Port, Georgia opts for Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Poti Sea Port on the Black Sea in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E Mobile Harbor Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald). The cranes each have a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and a maximum radius of 44 m and are therefore the ideal machi Read More »

Operational boost for London Thamesport

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The operational capability of London Thamesport is set to increase still further with the confirmation that an order has been placed for the port’s eighth ship-to-shore gantry crane. Read More »

China Shipping opens new Seattle terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping announced the opening of their new Seattle Terminal (T30), operating in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The new 70-acre, 50 ft-draft container terminal has two berths of 1,500 ft and 1,200 ft, and can hand Read More »

Port of Georgetown, SC nets 20-year contract

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Georgetown will soon welcome the first ship call as part of a new, 20-year contract that will bring business to the port while supporting local manufacturing and maritime jobs. Read More »

New services benefit NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping companies contribute to business performance The two new container shipping companies that began service to the Port of Wilmington in March, Independent Container Line and Maersk Line, plus steady volumes from Wilmington’s two weekly CK Read More »

New commissioner for Port of Oakland

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The newest member of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners, Ms. Gilda Gonzales, was sworn in recently. Ms. Gilda Gonzales will be serving the remaining term formerly held by Mark McClure (7/2009 - 7/2012). Commissioner Gonzales is currently the Chief Read More »

Panama Canal and Port Everglades 
unveil new economic alliance

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Port Everglades this week. ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen signed the MOU during a ceremony held in Panama, agreein Read More »

Three South Florida seaports join forces to exchange information to help workers cut security costs

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port workers and truck drivers now only need one Florida criminal background check instead of multiple, duplicate checks to work at three South Florida seaports -- Port Everglades, the Port of Miami and the Port of Palm Beach. The Port Directors of the t Read More »