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Premium Article  Port of Charleston is on the radar Screen, SCSPA officials say

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Officials at the South Carolina State Port Authority (SCSPA) have a reason to feel optimistic about business at the Port of Charleston. Statistics show that March was the third straight month of year-over-year container volume increases for the port with Read More »

Premium Article  SCSPA is realizing a renaissance in break bulk cargoes

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Perhaps it’s a good sign of the times. Officials at the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) indicate that break bulk volumes are up significantly with total pier tons up 46.5 percent in March compared to the same month last year at terminals in C Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston adds new Asia Service, posts 24% volume gain

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has announced double-digit volume increases during March, along with the addition of a new service between Charleston, Northern China and South Korea. Read More »

Premium Article  AGP expands at the Port of Grays Harbor

Martin Rushmere | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Officials are cagey, but the expanded Ag Processing (AGP) export facilkituy at the port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, Washington will be able to store 40,000 to 60,000 metric tons of food ingredients when work is finished in 2012.

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Premium Article  Looking forward to a new era of biofuels

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Energy | Alternative

Perhaps the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a keen reminder of this country’s need to embrace alternative sources for energy such as ethanol and biofuel.

- By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk cargo facing big challenges in Eastern Canada

Leo Ryan | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

In Eastern Canada, stakeholders heavily or partly dependent on breakbulk cargo, from terminal operators to ports, shipping lines and freight forwarders, are gritting their teeth in search of business.

Economic growth in North America may be g Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s lumber industry will experience strong recovery and transformation

Leo Quigley | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

Canadian lumber producers were advised to concentrate on new global markets and to rely less on the U.S. housing industry in the future. In a speech to forest industry executives attending the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Forest and Paper Industry Confer Read More »

Premium Article  South Africa strike halts rail and port operations

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Thousands of South African transport workers on an indefinite national strike paralysed rail and port operations in Africa's biggest economy, but its impact has been muted due to inventories at mines and ports.

The strike at state logistics g Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Vancouver USA welcomes Spar Rigel on her maiden voyage

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Spar Rigel, commanded by Capt. Ranish Raveendran of India, on her maiden voyage to the United States on April 30, 2010. Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk shows split in activity

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Break bulk activity is showing a split between smaller shipments; those that can fit in open containers or on flat racks, and those "big shoulder" items like power generators, energy equipment and other large items. Smaller shipments are growing in volume Read More »

ICTSI signs 25 year lease with Port of Portland

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has signed a 25-year lease with the Port of Portland for the container/breakbulk facility at Terminal 6.

Under the terms of the agreement, ICTSI will pay the Port US$8 million at closing Read More »

Clean green terminal of the future

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping company unveils a zero emissions marine terminal
It is the ocean cargo terminal of the future - powered by the sun and wind. The futuristic terminal has no conventional power, uses no fossil fuels and releases no harmful emissions i Read More »

Port of Mobile remains open

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Officials with the Port of Mobile report that all commercial traffic continues to transit the Port of Mobile. In the port community’s daily afternoon briefing, the Harbormaster, Captain Terry Gilbreath advised, “The seaport is currently operating at norm Read More »

South Africa transport strike hits more industries

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A national transport strike in South Africa took its toll on the country's exports of metals and fruit as unions planned to meet with logistics group Transnet to try resolve the pay dispute. Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert posts strong performance

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Prince Rupert continues its strong growth in volumes, handling 4,119,708 tons in the first quarter 2010, up 72.8% compared to 2,383,510 tons in the same period in 2009. The surge in traffic was driven by a 217.9 per cent jump in throughput at Read More »

Port of Philadelphia marks grand opening of new forest products warehouse

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

James T. McDermott, Jr. Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) presided over the grand opening of the Port of Philadelphia’s new 115,000 square foot forest products warehouse at Pier 74a in south Philadelphia. The new wareh Read More »

Port of Houston improves gate performance and environmental impact with APS Technology

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced the HYPERLINK ""Port of Houston Authority (PHA) will impl Read More »

PA seeks private partners for major port expansion in Philadelphia

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a major initiative to boost economic growth and job opportunities, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working closely with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is seeking proposals from interested par Read More »

Cargotec’s first three ASC blocks go live at Container Terminal Burchardkai in Hamburg

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Further strengthening its position as a pioneer in the field of yard crane automation, Cargotec recently handed over the first three of eight automatic stacking crane (ASC) blocks to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik's (HHLA) Container Terminal Burchardkai (CT Read More »

Intermodal volume climbs 8.4% year-over-year in first quarter

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. economy emerged from its recession during the first quarter of 2010 as increased consumer demand and inventory acquisition prompted a significant rise in total inter'modal volume. Domestic container volume posted the strongest growth, rising 15.7 Read More »

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