Breakbulk & Projects

Global Ship Lease to acquire two 4,250 teu newbuildings

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global Ship Lease, Inc, a rapidly growing containership owner and the twentieth largest in the industry, announced it has agreed to acquire two 4,250 teu newbuildings from German interests for approximately $77 million per vessel. The purchase is subject Read More »

TBS International Limited acquires first heavy-lift tweendecker

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

TBS International Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the M.V. CEC Cardigan, to be renamed M.V. Zia Belle, a 1997 built, 8,874 dwt heavy-lift multipurpose tweendecker with two 150 ton cranes, combinable up to 300 tons. TBS h Read More »

Peterson Awarded 2007 Thomas Crowley Trophy

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Chris Peterson, vice president of west coast services for Crowley Maritime Corporation's Pacific/Alaska region, was awarded a 2007 Thomas Crowley trophy, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies yesterday in Seattle. Created 20 years ago, the Thomas C Read More »

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. to acquire tank container operations of Taby Group

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the tank container operations of Taby Group. Taby Group, with annual turnover of about $120 million, is a privately held company headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Taby currently oper Read More »

Grand Alliance changes Mediterranean hub to Cagliari, Italy

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grand Alliance (GA) will further improve its cargo hub services in the Mediterranean. The GA's transshipment hub will be changed from Gioia Tauro to Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), in southern Sardinia, Italy, from mid September 2008 Read More »

WTSA overhauls bunker fuel surcharge formula

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Lines address customer concerns with a calculation formula that has fewer elements, simpler math, more accurate price tiers and separate West Coast and East Coast charges; formula takes effect for dry cargo October 1, with refrigerated formula to follow N Read More »

Hamburg S’d adds new service between West Coast NA & Australia/NZ

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hamburg S'd has begun a new service between the North American West Coast and Australia / New Zealand with a variety of fast and direct connections between both continents. The rotations deliver the trade's best transit times. For example, the time betwee Read More »

Senator Lines swaps ports on its MCS service

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The German carrier Senator Lines will drop its Gioia Tauro call on "Loop A" of its MCS service, commonly operated with Hapag Lloyd. The MCS links Canada with the Mediterranean. The consortium will switch to Cagliari instead. Read More »

MLL adds tanker to US Flag Fleet

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of a 47,000 DWT product tanker to add to its US flag vessel fleet. The M/T MARCO, which will be reflagged as the MAERSK MICHIGAN in early September, is a 182-meter double hull medium-range tanker buil Read More »

DMCA extends sponsorship to The International Propeller Club

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it has recently signed a contract to be the official sponsor of The International Propeller Club - UAE Chapter. Read More »

GPA participates in national environmental management program

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been selected as one of five US port organizations to participate in an 18-month environmental management program. Read More »

Corpus Christi enters into MoU with Saint-Gobain Norpro

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi commission approved entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with Saint-Gobain Norpro ('Saint Gobain') to establish a dedicated monthly shipping service between the Port of Corpus Christi and Venezuela. The service would call Read More »

United Arab Chemical Carriers appoints CEO

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

United Arab Chemical Carriers, Ltd. announced the appointment of Mr. Jens Groenning as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Groenning, currently Chief Operating Officer for Eitzen Chemical ASA in Copenhagen will be taking up his new role in Dubai in the fourt Read More »

Dockwise contract for Koniambo Nickel Project in New Caledonia

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise Ltd. announced that a contract has been awarded to their subsidiary Dockwise Shipping for the transportation from China to New Caledonia of 18 onshore modules including an extended engineering and associated services scope. The contract was award Read More »

SC ports to participate in national environmental management program

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is one of five US port organizations selected to participate in an 18-month environmental management program. Read More »

Port of Hamburg sets course for growth in H1 ‘08

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With overall handling of 71 million tons and container handling of five million teu (20-foot standard containers), Germany's largest universal port is also remaining on a course for growth in 2008. Overall, container handling attained an increase of 3.8% Read More »

INTTRA provides availability of idle container management

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, today announces the availability of INTTRA Idle Container Management (ICM), an intuitive, on-demand shipment management solution that allows shippers and freight forwarders to manage ex Read More »

Fuel cost recovery a priority for Asia-US lines

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) say they plan to begin narrowing the gap between what they pay for inland fuel in their intermodal operations and what they collect against those costs through inland fuel surcharges. TSA i Read More »

Shipping lines attempt new charge collection on cargo from Taiwan

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seven shipping lines plying the Taiwan-Hong Kong/South China route are attempting to re-impose the Emergency Bunker Surcharge that they put on hold after their announcement to collect the charge from July 1st. The original eight liners--OOCL (HK) Ltd, Eve Read More »

Maersk purchases two US flag combination ships

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of two US flag general cargo and roll-on/roll-off combination ships, formerly employed under long-term charter to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). In early 2008, Military Sealift Command e Read More »