Ports & Terminals

May busiest month in nearly four years at Port Of Oakland

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Volume up for third straight month; import cargo grows 4.5 percent Read More »

Holt Logistics welcomes African delegation to tour Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Dignitaries from Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, and Tanzania visited to learn about quality initiatives, processes at Gloucester Marine Terminal Read More »

Konecranes to deliver 4 RTGs to Damietta in Egypt

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

Konecranes has in April received an order for 4 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Branch Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company in Egypt. This will be Konecranes’ second RTG delivery to Damietta. Damietta purchased six Konecranes RTGs in 2009, which have proven to be very popular with the crane operators. Read More »

Cyprus to seek commercial operator for Limassol port

Reuters | June 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Cyprus will invite expressions of interest by the end of this week for the commercial development of Limassol port, the island’s main port on the southern coast, the transport ministry said on Monday. Read More »

Maersk and partners to invest $1.5 bln in Ghana port terminal

Reuters | June 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday its APM Terminals unit would together with partners invest $1.5 billion to upgrade its Tema port terminal in Ghana and add 3.5 million TEUs in annual throughput capacity. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion begins filling of new locks

AJOT | June 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Panama Canal has taken another important step forward toward the completion of the Expansion Program as it begins to fill the lower chamber of its new Atlantic locks. The news signals the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of operational tests and quality control that will, eventually, prepare the Canal to accommodate larger maritime vessels and new segments. Read More »

PEMA and FEPORT sign Memorandum of Understanding

AJOT | June 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Mr. Ottonel Popesco, President of the Board of PEMA, and Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Read More »

Major port investment in Ghana shows APM Terminals’ strong commitment to Africa

AJOT | June 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Meridian Port Services, a joint venture between APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics, and the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, will invest USD 1.5 billion in new deep-water 3.5 million TEU port and logistics hub in Tema Read More »

Tiny Togo thinks big in pursuit of pan-African dream

Reuters | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The scale of Togo's ambition is clear as you fly into the capital, Lome. Read More »

‘Few incidents in terminals are unpreventable,’ says TT Club Executive

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

According to TT Club’s analysis some 82% of accidents in the port and terminal sector can be attributed to human error.  The Club strongly urges counter measures, particularly professional training and the installation of safety technology, to combat these risks.  Read More »

May’s TEU volume surpasses 230,000; truck volume up 22%, vehicle units surge at Newport News Marine

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Just one month after The Port of Virginia set its single-month record for TEU volume, that record has been eclipsed. Read More »

Chiarello, Cox and McKenna named 2015 USS Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award recipients

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2015 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE; Matthew J. Cox, President/CEO of Matson Inc.; and James C. McKenna, President and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association. Read More »

Government of Canada Moves Forward with Implementing Canada-Quebec Offshore Accord

PR Newswire | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today delivered on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's commitment to implement the Canada-Quebec Offshore Accord. Read More »

Public Comments Invited - Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay

PR Newswire | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

OTTAWA, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, located in Quebec.

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Part of Houston Ship Channel briefly shut after naphtha release

Reuters | June 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The U.S. Coast Guard said a section of the Houston Ship Channel was briefly shut on Wednesday following the release of up to 23,000 gallons of naphtha. Read More »

Head of Greece’s biggest port Piraeus resigns

Reuters | June 10, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Greece’s biggest port Piraeus will step down, a statement said on Wednesday, after the port was once more named as a target for privatisation in the country’s cash-for-reforms negotiations with international creditors. Read More »

Port of Halifax named 2015 Port of the Year

AJOT | June 10, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Halifax has been named the 2015 Port of the Year by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Read More »

Reviving oversight concerns, China port says iron ore stocks missing

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

A subsidiary of China’s Tianjin port said some iron ore stored in a private warehouse had been illegally released by an undisclosed agent and trading firm. Read More »

Adani Ports & SEZ picks banks for dollar bond

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, and Emirates NBD Capital as joint bookrunners and lead managers for an offering of US benchmark bonds. Read More »

Oakley Transportation Group expands with new terminal locations

AJOT | June 09, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Oakley Transportation Group has announced the opening of new terminal locations in Savannah, GA, Charlotte, NC and the Chicago, IL area.  The locations are in partnership with national chain Quala, which serves as the largest wash station in the US serving the tanker industry. Read More »