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Global port industry has passed “stress test” of 2009

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals CFO Christian Laursen outlines operator port investment strategies and realities at the TransFin 2010 Conference, including how the industry has responded to the new global economy. Read More »

APM Terminals announced winner of Safety Award

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Safety at Sea International names APM Terminals' Safety Culture initiative as winner of the annual industry-wide safety award in the category of Management/Operations. Read More »

Edmonds re-appointed Chairman of Port Commission

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

By unanimous vote, the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council on Tuesday jointly re-appointed James T. Edmonds as chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. County commissioners and city council members gathe Read More »

Regal Logistics brings new import business to Port of Charleston

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Regal Logistics announced that American Marketing Enterprises, Inc. (AME)—an apparel company that designs, sources and markets sleepwear to major U.S. retailers—will use Regal’s Charleston warehouse to import and distribute children’s character-licensed s Read More »

Mobile’s new bay front park

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority officially handed Mobile’s newest bay front park over to the City of Mobile at a ceremony attended by community leaders and recreational enthusiasts. Arlington Park, located within the city limits on the western shore of Read More »

Facts about the Jones Act and the Gulf Oil Spill


AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf has brought the Jones Act into the news. Some are saying that the Act is somehow hindering the spill recovery efforts. The Maritime Cabotage Task Force has put together the following document to sepa Read More »

Sramek elected Commission President for 2nd term

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Nick Sramek was named to his second consecutive term as President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, June 21, by his fellow commissioners as part of the commission’s annual board officers selection. Read More »

In “no case” has the Jones Act hindered the Gulf clean-up effort

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

There has been “no case” where the federal government has refused use of foreign vessels in the Gulf oil spill clean-up because of the Jones Act, according to a statement released by the National Incident Command (NIC).

Some have criticized t Read More »

GPA awarded $2.72 million grant to repower RTG cranes

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant in conjunction with the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $2.72 million award will rep Read More »

Ceres Terminal Inc. appoints Whidden as Senior VP of Canada Operations, Cerescorp

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Thomas J. Simmers, President and CEO of Ceres Terminals Incorporated and Cerescorp Company, announced the appointment of Mr. Calvin Whidden as Senior Vice President, Cerescorp Company, effective July 1. In his new role, Mr. Whidden will be responsible fo Read More »

APM Terminals sees 2010 container port volume growth

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, the port operating arm of Danish shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, sees global container port volumes growing again in 2010 after a steep drop in 2009.

"I would expect a 5 to 10 percent annual growth in volumes Read More »

Port Corpus Christi creates a Communications Department

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi has reinvented itself in the last 10 years. As the Port continues its role as the economic engine of the Coastal Bend and become a more diverse gateway to the world, the restructure of the marketing and communications efforts is param Read More »

Port Manatee’s second container crane arrives

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s second mobile harbor container crane arrived today from Gottwald Port Technology’s factory in Germany.

The 420-ton crane arrived onboard the M/V Beluga Endeavor and is being discharged today and assembled onsite by its sister c Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines expands in Savannah

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces an expansion of its Savannah Service Center.

The addition of 20 freight doors, boosting the total to 58, improves Southe Read More »

IICL extends alternative flooring project for second year

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

IICL President Steven R. Blust announced that The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) has extended its alternative flooring project for a second year. A 400 container trial fleet was recently built for the purpose of evaluating two unique Read More »

Labelmaster’s “no texting” labels contain important safety message for vehicle operators

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Labelmaster, a U.S.-based manufacturer of safety and regulatory compliance products, has a series of labels designed to be prominently displayed on the visor, dashboard or windshield of motor vehicles to remind all drivers of the dangers of texting while Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.6% in May

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.6 percent in May, which was the first month-to-month drop since February of this year. This followed an upwardly revised 1 percent increase in Ap Read More »

CP Rail says Canada traffic delayed by floods

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is rerouting freight traffic, some via other carriers, after flooding on the Canadian Prairies damaged its transcontinental line, a spokesman said. Read More »

Railinc President West named to Teradata Board of Advisors

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced that E. Allen West, president and CEO, has been named to the Teradata Travel and Transportation Board of Advisors. Railinc is the North American freight rail industry's leading resource for rail data, IT and information services. T Read More »

LCH.Clearnet to clear ship container derivatives

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

LCH.Clearnet said it will start clearing over-the-counter (OTC) container freight derivatives contracts from June 28, in a move that will boost liquidity in the nascent market.

LCH.Clearnet, Europe's largest independent clearing house, will b Read More »

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