Premium Article  At Tampa forum, industry leaders express support for 24/7 terminals

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

The idea of around-the-clock operation of marine terminals has the backing of leaders of terminal operator, ocean carrier and port authority sectors.

Industry executives expressed their support for 24/ Read More »

Premium Article  Tampa port hosts trade workshop co-sponsored by AAPA, MARAD

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Attracting more than 150 high-level executives in maritime transportation and related fields, the fourth annual Shifting International Trade Routes Workshop, co-sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities and U.S. Maritime Administration, wa Read More »

Premium Article  Schleicher named JAXPORT Executive Vice President

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville (FL) Port Authority Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Paul Anderson announced the promotion of Roy Schleicher to the position of Executive Vice President of the public seaport authority.

Schleicher previously served as Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Atlantic Coast ports advance infrastructure plans

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Advancement of a 50-foot-deep channel and a major tunnel endeavor at the Port of Miami, container yard enhancements at Port Everglades and the Port of Fernandina, and cargo berth projects at Port Canaveral and the Port of Palm Beach are among infrastructu Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Gulf ports prepare to handle more containers

Paul Scott Abbott | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Efforts aimed at handling greater volumes of containerized cargo are advancing at most ports along Florida’s Gulf Coast, with Port Manatee, the Port of Tampa and Port Panama City all bolstering container terminal infrastructure.

Officials at the ports Read More »

Baltic ship screen plans moving too slowly

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Baltic Exchange's plan for a central trading screen for dry bulk freight derivatives is moving too slowly and concerns are growing that rivals may look to launch their own, freight futures users said. The Baltic Exchange said in May last year it had a Read More »

Dahlman Rose downgrades several dry bulk shippers

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dahlman Rose downgraded several dry bulk shippers, and said the market has been under intense pressure during the past few months, which is likely to weigh on ship values.

The brokerage cut Eagle Bulk , Excel Maritime , and Freeseas to "hold" from "bu Read More »

Dockwise selects Hyundai as yard for its new

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following the Board's decision to commission a new build vessel to service the emerging market for ultra-large transports, Dockwise has appointed Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Korea as its ship building yard. HHI is scheduled to deliver the vessel dur Read More »

GE Shipping unit drops plans for an IPO

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

India's Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd said its unit Greatship (India) Ltd (GIL) has dropped plans for an initial public offering of shares citing bad market conditions.

In May last year, sources had told Reuters, the offshore services provider was pla Read More »

Small ships to unlock rate boon for bulk owners

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry cargo shippers with smaller vessels are shifting to more-risk, more-reward spot markets, eyeing rising demand for sugar and grains -- commodities well suited to versatile supramax and handysize ships.

Ship owners generally prefer long-term charter Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service expands US ports services with Jo Tankers

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new contract to supply ships services to one of the world's largest chemical transportation fleets, Jo Tankers, has strengthened Wilhelmsen Ships Service's port coverage for the customer in the USA. Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has been contracted to Read More »

WWL earns recognition as John Deere ‘Partner-level Supplier ’

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. The Norway-based company was selected f Read More »

Bromma wins major ports spreader contracts for Columbia, Brazil and Kuwait

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Bromma has been awarded contracts for a total of 62 new spreaders for three port projects in Colombia, Brasil and Kuwait.

In Colombia Bromma has won a new contract for 29 crane spreaders (5 quay crane spreaders and 24 all-electric RTG spreaders) for Read More »

Bromma wins major Greenline™ orders for Terminal Catalunya, Spain and Abu Dhabi, UAE

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Bromma has been awarded two major new contracts for the supply of all-electric spreaders for use on automated stacking cranes. Bromma has won an order for a total of 40 GreenLine™ all-electric yard crane spreaders for the new Terminal Catalunya S.A. (TERC Read More »

Colombia plans to rule on 29 port projects in 2011

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Colombia plans to decide on the approval of nearly 30 port projects mainly in coal, bulk loading and petroleum this year, the government concessions' agency said in a financial newspaper published.

Latin America's No. 4 oil producer has set ambitious Read More »

Port of Gulfport cargo figures rebound in 2010

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The slowdown in the global economy in the previous two years has had a tremendous negative impact on the maritime industry around the world. Despite the challenges the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport handled over 2.15 million tons of cargo i Read More »

ICTSI Subic welcomes new line

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Greek shipping line, Tiger Lines, will start calling at the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1) at the Subic Bay Freeport in the Philippines starting the second quarter of this year.

Tiger Lines will deploy a 750-TEU to 1,000-TEU capacity vessel for its Read More »

Nadler reintroduces Clean Ports Act Congressman

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Clean Ports Act of 2011. The bill, which has 50 original co-sponsors, would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports t Read More »

Port of Philadelphia’s 2010 cargo statistics show big gains over previous year

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A recovering national economy, in conjunction with a variety of new business relationships established at the Port of Philadelphia in 2010, has resulted in a sizable gain in overall tonnage last year compared to 2009 levels. With 3,644,919 metric tons of Read More »

The Port of Everett is working to bring job opportunities to the region

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon announced that Evergreen Bottling Company would be bringing a new water bottling plant to Everett, with specific interest in the Port’s Riverside Business Park. It is expected the company would generate up to 15 mi Read More »