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2014 Media Kit

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Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away 3 crew

Reuters | April 23, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways. Read More »

Zepol finds US imports from Russia increased in March

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Zepol Corporation finds that despite threats of trade sanctions by the United States, U.S. vessel imports from Russia have remained steady. TEUs (twenty-foot container) imports from Russia in March were actually up from February and totaled over 3,000 TEUs. So far in April, imports from Russia have still been consistent to the average volume of the past few months. Read More »

China seizure of ship could hurt Japan business

Reuters | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

China's seizure of a ship owned by Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. for allegedly failing to pay compensation stemming from a wartime contractual obligation is "extremely regrettable" and could hurt Japanese business there, Japan's top government spokesman said. Read More »

Premium Article  Boxship numerology

George Lauriat | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The container ship operators continue to build mega-ship fleets and form mega-alliances. It’s a numbers game to scale up to bring down slot costs, but will it be enough to bolster the bottoms line? Read More »

Premium Article  Alliances order of the day

Paul Richardson | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The new mega alliances, starting with the massive P3 Network of Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM, has created a new world order for container shipping. Read More »

Japan expresses concern to China over ship seizure

Reuters | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The Japanese government has expressed its concerns to China via diplomatic channels over the seizure of a Mitsui O.S.K. Line Ltd ship by a Chinese court in connection with a case over wartime claims, Kyodo news agency reported on Monday. Read More »

ISS appointment develops global liner expertise

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Chris Crookall as Vice President, Liner. Chris will be based in the company’s Liner Division, in Dubai and will report to Eddie Filus, SVP Liner. Read More »

Crashes in crucial U.S. crude waterway fall to 10-year low

Reuters | April 16, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Serious crashes in the bustling Bay of Galveston have fallen to the lowest level in a decade even as more oil moves on U.S. waterways, official data show, suggesting that better training and equipment are helping avert spills like one in March. Read More »

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