Ports & Terminals

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 »

VPA expands online offerings with blog and interactive site selection tool

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In an ongoing effort to build the flow of information to the citizens, customers and stakeholders at The Port of Virginia, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) launched two additions to its online presence: a real-time blog and a searchable, interactive site Read More »

Legislators join Port of Vancouver, USA in dedicating Groundwater Cleanup Facility

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver and Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver were instrumental in helping maintain state Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) funding for the groundwater cleanup process. The treatment towers – the most comprehensive method to cleaning the res Read More »

GPA handles 2.4 mln TEUs in FY09

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced today the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America’s fourth highest volume Read More »

Gov’t. of Canada and Montreal Port Authority join to stimulate the economy, reduce greenhouse gas

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Under Transport Canada’s Freight Technology Demonstration Fund, the Montreal Port Authority will receive a contribution of up to $500,000 towards a demonstration project involving a multiple-generator locomotive that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions a Read More »

EPA awards Port of LB $4 million air quality grant

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach received a $4 million air quality grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency this week to replace or retrofit, with less polluting 
technology, more than 100 forklifts, tractors, tugboats and other older diesel-powered Read More »

Corpus Christi cold storage officially transfers to Coastal Bend Cold Storage

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corpus Christi based Coastal Bend Cold Storage took over operation of the Port’s refrigerated warehouse. Coastal Bend Cold Storage is owned by Paul R. Higginbotham, of Aransas Pass, Texas. Mr. Higginbotham was formerly a principal with Virginia-based Corr Read More »

New biodiesel storage tanks for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A Raleigh-based company will provide the NC State Ports Authority with three biodiesel storage tanks and fuel systems for operating equipment at the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City. Read More »

Port of Kiel handling declines 5% in first half year

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel handled 2.36 million tons of cargo in the first half of this year, five percent less than in the same period of 2008. Above-average decline was recorded in the breakbulk sector, which was comparatively hard hit by the current economic cri Read More »

Throughput in Port of Rotterdam bottoms out

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, 185 million tons of goods were handled in the port of Rotterdam, 13.4% down on the same period of 2008. Exports fell by 4.6% to 54 million tons, imports by 16.6% to 131 million tons. Bulk cargo throughput was down by 12.4% to 12 Read More »

Hamburg part of new joint service of China Shipping and Evergreen Line

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The handling of the XIN HONG KONG at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) on July 17, 2009 marked the start of a new weekly container line service that links northern Europe with the Far East. Read More »

LA Governor signs port-related tax credits

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal signed progressive legislation that benefits Louisiana shippers and public port authorities statewide. Read More »