Ports & Terminals

Belk boosts business for Charleston Port

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Just in time for the peak holiday shopping season, one of the Southeast’s top retailers is bringing a boost to business at the Port of Charleston.

Belk, Inc., which operates more than 300 department stores across the Southeast, has begun impo Read More »

PowerHaul for Port of Felixstowe

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the first call of a new ‘PowerHaul’ locomotive, operated by Freightliner.

The new locomotive provides increased payload and enhanced fuel economy, and will run as part of the Freightliner service to Birmin Read More »

APM Terminals Rotterdam welcomes UASC as a new customer

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam welcomed the first call of the United Arab Shipping Company’s vessel to the facility when the 6800 TEU Mayssan called on her voyage of the weekly AEC2 Asia Europe Container Service. United Arab Shipping Company, the 20th largest co Read More »

Port Corpus Christi Commission approves harbor safety fee

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi Commission took action and approved the Harbor Safety fee to support the creation of the marine patrol unit that will help protect the Port of Corpus Christi (PCCA). Over the last eight months there have been extensive discussi Read More »

Aqaba Container Terminal expansion to create new world-class container facility on the Red Sea

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With planned quayside depth of 17 meters and a wharf length of 1000 meters, Jordan’s sole container port is set to become an increasingly important shipping hub for the Middle East and Levant. Read More »

APM Terminals Rotterdam welcomes new CMA CGM flagship

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 13,300 TEU capacity Cristophe Colomb, delivered on November 10th and on its first inbound trip from Shanghai, joins a weekly Far East/Europe String

CMA CGM held a ceremony on board CMA CGM’s new 365 meter-long, 52.1 meter (20 containers) Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the 3rd quarter

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

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

In the third quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by 4% over a year earlier to 64.4 Read More »

Streetcars shipped from Germany to Tacoma; bound for Vancouver B.C.

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars, shipped from Germany, arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week. They are being transported on special-purpose road trailers to Vancouver, B.C. Read More »

Whither The South China Sea Disputes?

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Editor’s note: The following paper is an abbreviated version of a presentation recently made in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this paper Dr. Valencia examines maritime conflicts and potential resolutions in the South China Sea. Dr. Valencia, has been a maritime p Read More »

Clean trucks program nears major goal

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Eight thousands dirty trucks will be forever banned from Port of Long Beach shipping facilities as of New Year’s Day 2010, marking a major milestone in the continuing transformation of the harbor trucking fleet to improve air quality. Read More »

Port of Halifax signs a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Haiphong

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Haiphong yesterday. Karen Oldfield, President & CEO of the Halifax Port Authority was visiting the Port of Haiphong as part of the Atlantic Gateway trade mission to Vietnam. Read More »

Port Commissioners Approve Reduced 2010 Budget

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle commissioners approved the 2010 budget and plan of finance, highlighting the ongoing efforts to reduce costs and maintain the bottom line. Read More »

Port, China Merchants Sign “Green” Pact

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In a new “green port” collaboration, the Port of Long Beach and China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), one of the world’s largest operators of seaport terminals, have signed a comprehensive environmental exchange agreement to further “green” techn Read More »

Port Has Brush with Celebrity on Cruise Ship’s First Call Ship to Sail Direct from…

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 1,898-passenger Celebrity Mercury made its inaugural call in the Port of Charleston today, offering a preview of the beautiful ship that will begin a series of cruises sailing from the Holy City in February. Read More »

Defence Minister Declares Security Forum “World-Class” Event

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As the three-day Halifax International Security Forum today wrapped up its final sessions, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, declared the inaugural event a success and invited the organisers t Read More »

Advance International helps power Bulgarian shipbuilding

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Global project cargo forwarder Advance International Transport Inc has commenced a three-year contract to provide heavy lift transport management services for Japanese-built ship engines destined for a multi bulk-carrier order being undertaken at a leadin Read More »

Westfeldt elected Board Chairman

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected long-time coffee industry executive and civic leader Thomas D. Westfeldt as its chairman today, succeeding Capt. A.J. Gibbs, whose term as chairman expired. Gibbs will continue to serve as a co Read More »

Konecranes acquires South African crane and service company

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has acquired the remaining 80.5 % of the share capital in crane and service company Dynamic Crane Systems Ltd. (DCS) in South Africa. In June 2007 Konecranes acquired 19.5 % of the company shares with a call option to acquire the remaining by D Read More »

Port of Long Beach, China Merchants sign “green” pact
environmental accord…

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In a new “green port” collaboration, the Port of Long Beach and China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), one of the world’s largest operators of seaport terminals, have signed a comprehensive environmental exchange agreement to further “green” techn Read More »