Ports & Terminals

Seattle port commission authorizes additional $17 million for East Marginal Way project

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle commissioners voted to invest an additional $17.2 million in the East Marginal Way grade separation project, a crucial freight mobility improvement in South Seattle. Read More »

Ceres Paragon Terminals is now Amsterdam Container Terminals

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ceres Paragon Terminals (CPT) has changed its company name to Amsterdam Container Terminals (ACT). Ceres Amsterdam Marine Terminals (CAMT) will become Amsterdam Marine Terminals (AMT). Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes Nona Bulker on maiden voyage

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Nona Bulker, commanded by Capt. Rodolfo G. Aponte of the Philippines, on its maiden voyage to the port. Read More »

Port of Boston welcomes CMA CGM’s Black Pearl service

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that CMA CGM (America) LLC has added the Port of Boston to its new Black Pearl Service rotation. The new service will connect Boston to CMA CGM’s mega trans-shipment hub in Kingston, Jamaica opening up Read More »

Port of Montreal Chief Executive dismissed

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of the Montreal Port Authority is seeking a new president and CEO after a fall-out with Patrice Pelletier over what was described as “the implementation of the corporate vision.” Read More »

Port of Corpus Christi to receive federal stimulus funds

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi will receive $8.25 million from the Texas Transportation Commission which announced the allocation after a meeting which included district 20 State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen) and Port Chairman Ruben Bonilla. The st Read More »

NSCSA initiates port call at Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NSCSA will begin service to and from the Port of Charleston with the Saudi Tabuk V.140 on April 2nd. NSCSA operates four combination vessels, accommodating any and all kinds, types and sizes of cargo including containerized goods, breakbulk and self-prop Read More »

GPA awarded $250,000 DERA grant

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant. The $250,000 award will retrofit GPA-owned equipment with devices that reduce air emissions. Read More »

Rotterdam shows sharp growth in biofuels

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In 2008, throughput figures for biofuels in the port of Rotterdam were more than 80% up on 2007, at 5.7 million tons. 2.7 million tons of biodiesel were handled (+1.5 million tons) and 2.4 million tons of bio-ethanol (+0.8 million tons), plus 0.6 million Read More »

Veteran lawmaker appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appointed a 24-year veteran of the Louisiana Legislature to represent Jefferson Parish on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Long Beach February cargo reflects economic slump

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The nation's continued economic troubles were reflected at the Port of Long Beach's docks in February, as the movement of cargo containers slowed by 40 percent to the lowest level since 2004. Read More »

Kalmar Asia Pacific Region scoops APBEST awards

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has won four prestigious business awards in recognition of the organizational excellence of its Kalmar Asia Pacific Region. Read More »

Charleston gains new combo breakbulk/container service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A new liner service operating between Charleston and several ports in the Middle East and India commences this month, representing new business and a new carrier for the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port of Palm Beach district and Tropical Shipping agree to new contract amendment

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that it has reached a five-year contract amendment with Tropical Shipping. The amendment will afford Tropical Shipping the comfort of newly negotiated rates at the port of Palm Beach through June 2013. The contrac Read More »

Boston sees increase in direct call container shipments

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that volume at Conley Container Terminal in South Boston by direct call steamship lines was up 5.5 % over 2007, even though overall container volume declined by five percent. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for strategic assessment of PRPA facilities

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has selected the firm to perform a strategic assessment of the Port’s facilities by identifying, evaluating and prioritizing the Port’s capital improvement needs. Work on the Read More »

Oakland breaks new ground in us port terminal concession agreements

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At the Tuesday board meeting, March 3, 2009, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a precedent-setting long-term agreement that is the first of its kind for US marine terminal concession agreements. Following a well-planned process that began l Read More »

House approves $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House recently approved approximately $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland harbor projects as part of its Fiscal Year 2009 funding process. Of the total, $25.1 million would go towards completion of the - 50 Foot Oakland Harbor Deepening Read More »

Retail container traffic up in March, still below 2008

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will be up in March over February as traffic begins its annual climb toward peak season, but volume for the first half of 2009 is still expected to remain well below last year’s levels, according t Read More »

London Thamesport welcomes new SAECS service

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

London Thamesport welcomed the return of the SAECS Intermediate service. Followed by a new Reefer Express Service, also operated by the South Africa Europe Container Service partners (Maersk Line, Mitsui O. L., Safmarine and Deutsche Afrika Linien). Read More »