Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals earns top safety honors

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Americas recently earned several awards for its achievements in workplace safety at its East and West Coast facilities.

Pier 400 (Los Angeles), APM Terminals Oakland and APM Terminals Tacoma were honored by the Pacific Maritime Read More »

New BMW’S arrive at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Five-year contract with automaker to generate 200 new jobs
The Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessel Fidelio arrived at the Port of Baltimore recently carrying the first of 50,000 new BMW’s that the auto manufacturer intends to bring through Baltimor Read More »

Savannah celebrates opening of new southeastern distribution center for Diageo beer brands

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Savannah recently welcomed additional cargo when Diageo opened its new Southeastern distribution center for imported beer. The distribution center will be operated by Matson Global Distribution Services, a third-party logistics provider. Read More »

Nash joins Port Freeport team

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bringing more than 20 years experience in business development, James Nash recently accepted the position of Trade Development Representative for Port Freeport.

Nash is the Houston-based sales representative for the Port and responsible for c Read More »

Port Manatee Commerce Center Connects to CSX with new rail spur

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Construction is underway on a new half-mile rail spur at Port Manatee Commerce Center (PMCC) directly connecting the industrial warehouse complex near Port Manatee to all of North America via CSX Transportation rail lines.

PMCC manages 7 indu Read More »

Governor O’Malley leads groundbreaking for 50-foot berth at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently, as he led a groundbreaking for construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore. The project will support 5,700 jobs and, when completed, accommodate lar Read More »

Port Corpus Christi applies to be designated a cotton delivery point in Texas

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) applied to ICE Futures U.S., Inc. to have it modify Rule 10.12 to add Corpus Christi, Texas as a designated delivery point for the Cotton No. 2 Future Contracts. The Port Corpus Christi Commission Agriculture Committe Read More »

APM Terminals announces Monrovia agreement

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Preferred bidder status awarded to develop and operate Liberian port

The Government of Liberia has announced APM Terminals as the preferred bidder to operate the 25 year concession at the Port of Monrovia as part of a public tender pro Read More »

Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Port of Mobile moves up in rankings

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has become the 9th largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage according to numbers released by the Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Statistics Center. The report states 67,635,501 tons of freight moved through the Po Read More »

Port takes over its cold storage facility

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission has voted to end the lease agreement of its Cold Storage Facility tenant, Coastal Bend Cold Storage Inc. The company’s lease, which began July 1, 2009, included a minimum five-year lease with an option to b Read More »

Port Authority of NY/NJ launches program to replace older, more polluting trucks serving the port

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an aggressive program to replace up to 636 of the oldest, most polluting trucks serving the Port of New York and New Jersey with newer models that generate less pollution and greenho Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the fourth quarter of 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the fourth quarter of 2009.

In the fourth quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput increased by 5% compared to a year earlier to 64.7 Read More »

ICTSI Brazil unit gets new RTGs

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Tecon Suape S.A. (TSSA) recently received eight new rubber tired gantries (RTGs) for the Suape Container Terminal (SCT). The purchase is part of TSSA’s three-year USD45 million capital investment program for the terminal, which will further improve capaci Read More »

APM Terminals reduces CO2 emissions per TEU by 8% in 2009

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Speaking at the GreenPort 2010 International Ports and Environment Conference on the topic of “Carbon Footprinting for Container Terminals”, APM Terminals Senior Director of Sustainability, Henrik Kristensen emphasized that while promising initial progre Read More »

Ports of Indiana increased shipments 7 percent in 2009

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana handled 7.2 million tons of cargo in 2009, a 7 percent increase from the previous year which was primarily driven by increased shipments of coal, grain, salt and steel.

“This past year was one of the most difficult busine Read More »

GPA terminal upgrades improve capacity for refrigerated container volume

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that a new set of electrified refrigerated container racks were completed and came online in Container Berth Five (CB-5) last week. With the ten new racks, Garden City Terminal n Read More »

Speaker Pelosi lauds Port’s “Relentless Spirit” in putting Recovery Act funds to work

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

After a roundtable session on February 22 hosted by the Port of Houston Authority, Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the Port of Houston’s “relentless spirit” and saluted Congressman Gene Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Congressman Al Green for the Read More »

NC State Ports Authority bond sale supports ports’ expansion

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The North Carolina State Ports Authority sold approximately $44 million in bonds on February 24, 2010 to support port terminal expansion projects, including reconstruction of a container berth at the Port of Wilmington, and a 177,000 square-foot warehouse Read More »

APM Terminals makes important step forward in safety performance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Head of Health, Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) and CSR, Henrik Kristensen detailed APM Terminals’ Safety Culture implementation and approach which have established new standards of safety performance for the container industry while Read More »