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West Coast port chief Cordero doesn’t see labor deal by July 1
West Coast port chief Cordero doesn’t see labor deal by July 1

Bloomberg | May 22, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

The head of the US’s second-busiest port doesn’t see talks over new labor contracts for 22,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast operations reaching settlement by a July 1 deadline, but is optimistic of a solution a month or two later.

APM Terminals Mobile to expand by 32 acres
APM Terminals Mobile to expand by 32 acres

AJOT | May 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Strong port operations combined with landside logistics attracts more customers, higher import/export volumes, more port calls, larger ships, more logistics hubs.

Port Freeport hosts 22nd Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament
Port Freeport hosts 22nd Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament

AJOT | May 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Over 600 canned good items were collected as part of the entry fee for the event to help fill the pantry at the Brazoria County Dream Center.

Sharonda R. Williams appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
Sharonda R. Williams appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | May 20, 2022 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Loyola University General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs represents Orleans Parish on the seven-member board

Dray Alliance empowers contract drivers with tools to combat ‘forced dispatch’
Dray Alliance empowers contract drivers with tools to combat ‘forced dispatch’

AJOT | May 20, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

Dray Alliance’s self-dispatch capabilities allow truckers to avoid traditional broker dispatch

Ceres Terminals promotes Wilkin Mes to Senior VP, Cruise Strategy and Development
Ceres Terminals promotes Wilkin Mes to Senior VP, Cruise Strategy and Development

AJOT | May 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Ceres Terminals Incorporated has appointed Wilkin Mes as its Senior Vice President, Cruise Strategy and Development. Mr. Mes previously held the position of Director of Cruise & Commercial Operations.

Ceres Terminals appoints Adam Brooks 
as its Senior VP, COO
Ceres Terminals appoints Adam Brooks 
as its Senior VP, COO

AJOT | May 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Ceres Terminals Incorporated has appointed Adam Brooks as its new 
 Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Brooks previously held the position of Regional Vice President, Gulf Operations.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurates a new cocoa loading station in San Pedro
Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurates a new cocoa loading station in San Pedro

AJOT | May 19, 2022 | Maritime | Bulk | Ports & Terminals

This year, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire has invested in the construction of a new cocoa loading station. Located in the port area of San Pedro, in the south-west of Côte d'Ivoire, it was inaugurated on 13 May 2022.

Shanghai lockdown easing doesn’t mean end to shipping snarls
Shanghai lockdown easing doesn’t mean end to shipping snarls

Bloomberg | May 19, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to global supply-chain congestion, according to a major shipping company.

Panama Canal vessel queue reflects shipping bottlenecks
Panama Canal vessel queue reflects shipping bottlenecks

Bloomberg | May 19, 2022 | Maritime | Bulk | Ports & Terminals

The global shipping bottlenecks rattling industries and consumers in the pandemic era were plain to see for the politicians, economists and investors gathering for a Latin American economic forum in Panama on Wednesday.

US Great Lakes shipping reports mixed results; signs for optimism 
US Great Lakes shipping reports mixed results; signs for optimism 

AJOT | May 19, 2022 | Maritime | Bulk | Ports & Terminals

“Ice breaking and global trade conditions key factor to gains and losses”

Port of Antwerp-Bruges & CMB.TECH prepare Hydrotug, the first hydrogen-powered tugboat
Port of Antwerp-Bruges & CMB.TECH prepare Hydrotug, the first hydrogen-powered tugboat

AJOT | May 18, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Port of Antwerp-Bruges and CMB.TECHwill soon welcome the Hydrotug, the first hydrogen-powered tugboat. The Hydrotug consists of two BeHydro V12 dual fuel medium speed engines that can run on hydrogen and traditional fuel. This ground-breaking development will be used by Port of Antwerp-Bruges as an important step in the transition to a sustainable, climate neutral port by 2050 and will be operational in the first quarter of 2023.

Valenciaport detects a contraction in Spanish export activity in April
Valenciaport detects a contraction in Spanish export activity in April

AJOT | May 18, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

• Between January and April, the number of containers full of cargo (export) fell by 12.72% and those unloaded (import) increased by 6.96% • The geopolitical situation, the war in Ukraine, the increase in the cost of energy and the shortage of raw materials are weighing down export activity. • Foreign trade in all sectors such as vehicles (-7.68%), agri-foodstuffs (-15.79%), construction materials (-10.55%) and chemical products (-18.14%) fell • On the other hand, domestic demand is growing in most of the sectors that enter through the Valencian docks. Natural gas arriving at Sagunto amounts to 1,305,445 tonnes, three times more than in the first four months of 2021 • In the first four months of the year, more than 27 million tonnes and 1,702,236 TEUs have been moved, with a decrease compared to the same period last year of 3.66% and 7.99%, respectively • Commercial traffic with the United States increased by 22.5%, especially imports arriving from the North American country • In year-on-year terms, Valenciaport is close to 5.5 million containers and 84 million tonnes. Export TEUs exceed one million with a growth of 3% and import TEUs are up 16%

Notarc partners with MSC to finish Panama Canal Container Port
Notarc partners with MSC to finish Panama Canal Container Port

Bloomberg | May 18, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

Notarc Management Group, a Latin America-focused investment firm, is partnering with a unit of Mediterranean Shipping Company to take over construction of the $1.4 billion Panama Canal Container Port.

Panama Canal vessel queue reflects shipping-bottleneck uptick

Bloomberg | May 18, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

Worker shortages snarl shipping even as Shanghai lockdown eases
Worker shortages snarl shipping even as Shanghai lockdown eases

Bloomberg | May 18, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to global supply-chain congestion, according to a major shipping company.

PMSA: Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion could be at risk from Oakland A’s ballpark complex
PMSA: Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion could be at risk from Oakland A’s ballpark complex

Stas Margaronis | May 18, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion, crucial to allowing mega containerships to expeditiously dock at the Port of Oakland, could be in jeopardy if the Bay Conservation and Development Commission approves the Oakland Athletics application to exclude the Howard Terminal site from its current seaport designation, according to Mike Jacob, vice president and general counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA).

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