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NatPower Marine and Peel Ports Group announce plans for first ‘green shipping corridor’ between UK and Ireland

AJOT | May 23, 2024 | Ports & Terminals

· NatPower Marine and Peel Ports Group announce plans to establish UK’s first green shipping corridors with Ireland. · Proposals would see NatPower Marine invest over £100m across Peel Port Group’s eight ports to establish charging infrastructure for e-ships and electric cars, vans and HGVs. · First routes identified include Belfast-Heysham and Dublin-Birkenhead, supporting plans for Heysham Port in Lancashire to become the UK’s first net zero port. · Collaboration is the first part of a £3 billion global network of 120 “clean ports” planned by NatPower Marine by 2030, enabling ship operators and cargo owners to plan clean shipping routes.

Davis keeps the Port of Portland alive
Ports & Terminals
Stas Margaronis | Top Story | May 23, 2024

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Davis keeps the Port of Portland alive

In an interview with AJOT, Shelly Davis said: “The industry really did show up. I think it was April 13th that they basically announced they’re shutting the doors on October 1st. There was a huge number of letters of support that flooded the governor that flooded the Port of Portland...
Port of Brownsville breaks into the top 50 ranking for cargo movement in U.S.
Ports & Terminals
AJOT | Top Story | May 23, 2024

Port of Brownsville breaks into the top 50 ranking for cargo movement in U.S.

The Port of Brownsville’s record-breaking streak continues as it rose to 50th position in the nation among 150 maritime ports for the movement of waterborne cargo, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2022 Annual Report.
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The Damen ASD Tug 2812 FF: Flexibility is the key to the future

AJOT | May 22, 2024 | Energy | Alternative | Green Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Keeping your options open

Port of New Orleans appoints Executive VP & CFO Wendel as Acting President & CEO of Port NOLA / NOPB
Ports & Terminals
AJOT | Top Story | May 22, 2024

Port of New Orleans appoints Executive VP & CFO Wendel as Acting President & CEO of Port NOLA / NOPB

Today, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) formally confirmed Ronald J. Wendel Jr., who is currently serving as Port NOLA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to become the Acting President and CEO of Port NOLA and Acting CEO of NOPB in June.
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Georgia Ports auto volumes up 44 percent in April

AJOT | May 21, 2024 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals

GPA Board re-elects officers

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Port Houston posts double digit box growth

AJOT | May 21, 2024 | Ports & Terminals

Port Houston continues to exceed last year’s container volumes and is up 12% through April with 1,394,094 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

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Port of Los Angeles cargo rises 12% in April; up 25% in 2024

AJOT | May 21, 2024 | Ports & Terminals

The docks at the Port of Los Angeles were busy in April, handling 770,337 container units, a 12% increase over the previous year. It was the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth at the nation’s busiest port.

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TICO announces availability of the next generation TICO Pro-Spotter Electric Terminal Tractor

AJOT | May 21, 2024 | Green Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech | Trucking

Offers higher levels of onboard energy, flexibility for any application, especially for port operators

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Damen Shipyards and SAFEEN Group to bring the first electric tug to the Middle East

AJOT | May 21, 2024 | Energy | Alternative | Green Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Damen Shipyards and SAFEEN Group, part of AD Ports Group, have signed an agreement for the lease and purchase of an all-electric Damen RSD-E Tug 2513. The RSD-E Tug 2513 will be the first fully electric tug to operate in the Middle East.

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Nearly 250 hectares available for new industrial activities in France

AJOT | May 21, 2024 | Ports & Terminals

5 sites certified as “France 2030 Turnkey Sites” on the Seine Axis

Seroka says Chinese box volumes via Mexico not a problem for LA
Ports & Terminals
Stas Margaronis | Top Story | May 21, 2024

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Seroka says Chinese box volumes via Mexico not a problem for LA

The rising level of Chinese container shipments entering the United States through Mexico is not seriously hurting the nation’s largest port, according to Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles...
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Chinese-made Teslas pour into Canada as Biden erects US tariff wall

Bloomberg | May 20, 2024 | International Trade | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals

The Biden administration is quadrupling US tariffs on electric vehicles manufactured in China. But Chinese-made cars are still finding their way into a receptive North American market — just to the north.

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Port of Oakland April container volume continues growth trend

AJOT | May 20, 2024 | Ports & Terminals

Full imports rise for sixth consecutive month

Trailer Bridge awarded multi-million dollar USTRANSCOM PORTS contract
Maritime
AJOT | Top Story | May 20, 2024

Trailer Bridge awarded multi-million dollar USTRANSCOM PORTS contract

Trailer Bridge, Inc., a full-service transportation provider headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, today announced United States Transportation Command has awarded the company the Port Operations and Related Transportation Services contract to provide commercial port operations and transportation services in locations outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS).
Towing of wrecked container ship in Baltimore is under way
Ports & Terminals
Bloomberg | Top Story | May 20, 2024

Towing of wrecked container ship in Baltimore is under way

The container ship that demolished Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge nearly eight weeks ago was refloated early Monday and towed toward the city’s port.
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Crashed ship in Baltimore set to be moved to nearby docks Monday

Bloomberg | May 19, 2024 | Ports & Terminals

Eighteen hours of preparations started Sunday to refloat the ship that destroyed Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge and move it to a nearby dock, as officials continue clearing the channel of wreckage that’s blocked the city’s port for almost two months.

California ports gear up to build offshore wind ports
Energy
Stas Margaronis | Top Story | May 17, 2024

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California ports gear up to build offshore wind ports

Two California ports, Long Beach and Humboldt Bay, are gearing up to build offshore wind ports but still need financing. The two ports plan to build facilities that will assemble and launch floating offshore wind turbines to be deployed off the coasts of Central and Northern California...
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Guerra named BND Commission Chairman

AJOT | May 16, 2024 | Ports & Terminals | People | Appointments

Brownsville Navigation District (BND) Commissioner Esteban Guerra, was unanimously reappointed chairman of the BND Board of Commissioners during the board’s regular meeting held Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

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UNCTAD chief to visit Panama Canal ahead of first Global Supply Chain Forum

AJOT | May 16, 2024 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

• Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan will spotlight the negative impact of climate change on this global trade route. • Urgent action is needed to combat the growing threats to global trade and supply chains.

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