Ports & Terminals

The Port of the Future Prepares Future Leaders

AJOT | May 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Scholars, interns and externs gather for education celebration at the Port of Long Beach Read More »

Workers threaten to paralyze Argentine grains hub over pay

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Argentina’s largest labor union group will go on strike in the pivotal Rosario grains hub from June 1 if a salary dispute is not resolved, a union leader said on Thursday, threatening to bring milling and exports from the grains powerhouse to a halt. Read More »

ADM boosts grain export capacity at Argentine port

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Thursday it is expanding grain export capacity at an Argentine port to help boost shipments from the world’s No. 3 corn and soybean supplier and top exporter of soymeal and soyoil. Read More »

ICTSI Laguna dry port expands facilities

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

The expansion works, which is Phase 1 development of LGICT, is estimated to cost PHP 587 million and is eyed for completion by yearend. Read More »

Pacific Maritime Association members ratify new five-year contract

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union. The contract, if ratified by the ILWU, is retroactive to July 1, 2014 and runs through June 30, 2019. Read More »

SC Ports box volume up nearly 15%

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

SC Ports Authority has handled nearly 15 percent more pier containers fiscal year to date than the same period last year, with total box volume through April climbing to nearly 900,000 containers. Read More »

SC Ports box volume up nearly 15%

AJOT | May 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

SC Ports Authority has handled nearly 15 percent more pier containers fiscal year to date than the same period last year, with total box volume through April climbing to nearly 900,000 containers. Read More »

Rhenus Rotterdam expands capacity for handling breakbulk

AJOT | May 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Break Bulk Port

Rhenus Logistics and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will sign a contract for the construction of a new quay for the Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal on Antarcticaweg on the Maasvlakte. This will further increase the capability of Rotterdam’s breakbulk sector. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority tonnage Up 23%, reflecting brisk cargo activity

AJOT | May 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Offloading of Last Super Post-Panamax Crane at Barbours Cut Marks New Era Read More »

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes in the first half of FY 2015

AJOT | May 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total. Read More »

ICTSI Laguna dry port expands facilities

AJOT | May 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) dry port unit, Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal (LGICT), recently broke ground to start the expansion of new facilities which include extended and dedicated storage areas for loaded and empty containers, a runway for rubber tired gantries (RTG), container care facilities, weigh bridges at the gates and an upgraded access road, as it primes the Laguna dry port for the revival of intermodal freight transport in the Philippines. Read More »

Port of Virginia reports profitable April

AJOT | May 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Virginia reports profitable April The Port of Virginia is reporting a $10 million operating profit thus far into fiscal 2015, a total bolstered by strong cargo volumes and accompanying financial performance in April. Read More »

Four Palfinger Marine cranes ordered for jack-up rigs by Lamprell Energy Ltd.

AJOT | May 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

Lamprell Energy Ltd., based in the United Arab Emirates, is a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil & gas industries. Read More »

Long Beach Cargo Continues Rebound

AJOT | May 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Container cargo flow through the Port of Long Beach increased 7.9 percent in April compared to the same month last year, leading to the busiest April in nine years. Read More »

Savannah achieves 25.8% growth in April

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

More than 335,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units crossed the docks at the Port of Savannah in April. The GPA is investing in four new ship-to-shore cranes and other infrastructure improvements to handle growing cargo volumes. Read More »

Higher first-quarter seaborne cargo throughput at the Port of Hamburg

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Hamburg handled total throughput of 35.6 million tons (up by 0.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2015. Bulk cargoes at 11.7 million tons (up by 12.3 percent) and container transport between the port and its hinterland at 602,000 TEU (up by 11.1 percent) were the strongest contributors to throughput growth. Read More »

Seattle flotilla protests Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

Reuters | May 17, 2015 | Energy | Discovery | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Hundreds of activists in kayaks and small boats fanned out on a Seattle bay on Saturday to protest plans by Royal Dutch Shell to resume oil exploration in the Arctic and keep two of its drilling rigs stored in the city’s port. Read More »

West Coast labor disputes made shippers “The Victim”

Stas Margaronis | May 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

John Amos, former global transportation director for Bechtel Corporation, former Chairman of the Board of The (NITL) National Industrial Transportation League and an organizer of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp says that shippers have been the “’the victim” of the recent West Coast labor slow down. Read More »

Greece in advanced talks with China’s Cosco on Piraeus port

Reuters | May 15, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Greece is in advanced discussions with China’s Cosco to boost their cooperation in the country’s biggest port Piraeus , the Greek defence minister said on Friday. Read More »

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes in the first quarter of 2015

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total. Read More »