Ports & Terminals

Ports Association Praises H.R. 2028 For Funding Harbor Maintenance

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

AAPA strongly supported two amendments to carry out intent of 2014 water resources legislation. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas—lauded H.R. 2028, the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed today, together with two bi-partisan amendments included in the bill. Of particular interest to AAPA is the portion of the bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation program, which manages improvements and maintenance of federal navigation channels at U.S. ports. Read More »

Rough seas force port closures in Peru

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Peru, the world’s third biggest copper producer, closed its main port, Callao, and dozens of others because of rough seas, a local newspaper reported Saturday. Read More »

Cyclone threat closes Australian port

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

An Australian port has been forced to close by a cyclone off the country’s west coast, though the country’s largest iron ore port was not impacted. Read More »

California port truckers end strike after four days

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Read More »

Cyclone threat closes Australian port used by Chevron for LNG exports

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

An Australian port used by Chevron for liquefied natural gas exports has been forced to close by a cyclone off the country’s west coast. Read More »

Los Angeles ports police chief indicted on corruption charges

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The chief of police for the port of Los Angeles was indicted on federal corruption charges involving a program to help citizens report criminal activity at the port, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

Monthly labor meeting will halt Port of Oakland day shift

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A rescheduled monthly labor meeting will suspend dayside operations at the Port of Oakland tomorrow, May 1. The Port said there’ll be no vessel, yard or gate operations during Friday’s first shift. Vessel loading and unloading are scheduled to resume with the second shift at 7:00 PM, the Port added. Read More »

Port of Longview steps into international leadership role

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In March, Port of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir-Eilif Kalhagen was elected as Vice President of the America’s region of the International Association of Ports and Harbors. Read More »

Argentine port strike may cut soy flow, raise world food prices

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Argentina's main grains port of Rosario was paralyzed at midday on Wednesday by an open-ended wage strike by boat captains needed to help dock incoming cargo ships, the country's port management chamber said. Read More »

Key Argentine grains ports paralyzed for 2nd day by wage strike

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Argentina’s grains hub of Rosario was paralyzed on Thursday by the second day of pay strikes by unions representing stevedores and other workers needed to dock and load recently-harvested soy and corn, union and management spokesmen said. Read More »

ICTSI Subic unit opens one stop shop

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Port user transaction time reduced from 1 day to 4 hours Read More »

America’s ports contributed $4.6 trillion to economy in 2014

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A new study of United States seaports, including the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, found that ports delivered a $4.6 trillion economic impact to the nation's economy in 2014. Read More »

Panama’s Cabinet Council approves new canal tolls structure to better meet customer needs

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama has officially approved a proposal to modify the Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors. Read More »

JAXPORT begins service as Volkswagen’s Southeastern U.S. distribution hub

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

JAXPORT began service as Volkswagen’s Southeastern U.S. distribution hub today as nearly 1,000 new VW Jettas, Beetles and Golfs rolled off the auto ship Chesapeake Highway. The cars, which were produced at VW's Puebla, Mexico factory, will be processed by AMPORTS before being transported to dealerships around the region. Read More »

Driver’s react to XPO’S $3.5 billion spending spree

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

On Tuesday, XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), whose port truck drivers at subsidiaries Pacer Cartage (“Pacer”) and Harbor Rail Transport (“HRT”) are currently on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and at Pacer facilities adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico Border, announced the acquisition of French 3PL Norbert Dentressangle for $3.5 Billion in cash and debt. Read More »

Striking L.A. port truck drivers take picket line to rail yard

Reuters | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Striking port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than as independent contractors for their companies picketed a rail yard on Wednesday as they called again on the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach to weigh in on drivers’ behalf. Read More »

Greece considers selling ports to reach deal with EU/IMF according to government source

Reuters | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Greece’s government is considering selling stakes in its two largest ports as a concession to reach an agreement with its lenders and unlock bailout funds, a government official said on Wednesday. Read More »

Argentine port strike may cut soy flow, raise world food prices

Reuters | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Argentina’s main grains port of Rosario was paralyzed at midday on Wednesday by an open-ended wage strike by boat captains needed to help dock incoming cargo ships, the country’s port management chamber said. Read More »

Busan port unveils port expansion plans

AJOT | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Korean government has announced plans to add a further 15 berths to its flagship Busan New Port in the south of the country to increase container capacity by 15.8 million TEU. The new facilities will be a mix of container terminals, feeder terminals and multi-purpose terminals and work will begin in stages based on actual cargo demand and under the coordination of central government. Read More »

Teamsters Picket Four Harbor Trucking Companies At LA/LB

Stas Margaronis | April 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Teamsters Union began picketing four trucking companies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and may have discouraged terminals from allowing the companies to make pickups and deliveries. Read More »