Volga-Dnepr IL-76TD-90VD delivers 9-ton ‘screw’

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a high value 'screw' used in the production of paper packaging.

Weighing nine tons and measuring 1100 x 210 x 210 cms, the screw was loaded onto one of Volga-Dnepr's IL-76TD-90VD freighters at Kallax Airport in Swe Read More »

TIACA elects Steen as Chairman

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

Michael Steen, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc, has been elected as the new Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

He was previously Vice Chairman of the Association during Read More »

Hactl announces January tonnage throughput

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released today its tonnage throughput for the first month of 2011. A total of 230,077 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 8.2%. Export volume in January increased 6.6% again Read More »

CMA CGM and YILDIRIM: $500-million equity note issuance finalized

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In accordance with the agreements signed on November 25, 2010 between CMA CGM Group and the Yildirim Group, CMA CGM announced that it has issued $500 million in Redeemable bonds, all of which were subscribed by the Yildirim Group.

This investment ena Read More »

Hamburg S’d changing chassis provisioning model in Philadelphia

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. has announced that effective February 1, 2011, the company will revise its policies on provisioning of chassis in the Philadelphia region.

Under present practices, Hamburg S'd sources chassis from the Metro Chassis Pool Read More »

Hanjin Shipping re-routes container ships due to Egypt unrest

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hanjin Shipping was re-routing some of its container vessels due to the unrest in Egypt that has disrupted drydock operations at several ports, its chief executive said.

Seaborne traffic through Egypt's Suez Canal continued to run smoothly, industry o Read More »

NOL carries 26% more cargo in 7 weeks

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines said its container shipping volumes for the seven weeks to Dec 31 rose 26 percent from a year ago, helped by higher traffic on the intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes.

NOL, the world's sixth largest container shipping firm, carried Read More »

Maersk halts Egypt port terminal operations

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk has suspended its Egypt port terminal operations and closed its shipping offices in the country rocked by turmoil. Read More »

Safmarine website goes mobile

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipping line Safmarine has introduced a mobile website offering for its customers. This innovative new service (launched in November 2010) can be accessed by all major mobile devices* and smart phones. Read More »

TUI steps up Hapag-Lloyd IPO plans

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

TUI AG and a group of German investors are stepping up efforts to float container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd in the second quarter, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

"Analyst briefings are to start on Feb. 15," one of the people said, Read More »

Maersk halts Ivorian cocoa exports

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping company Maersk has halted cocoa exports from Ivory Coast and stopped taking new orders for imports to the country, in line with European Union restrictions, an official at the company said.

Maersk is the main shipper of Ivorian cocoa b Read More »

Horizen Lines provides rapid 15-day transit time for cargo transported between China and Kansis City

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines announced it has instituted a 15-day transit schedule for containerized cargo shipped from Shanghai to Kansas City with its new International service. The company launched the Five-Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific ocean service between China Read More »

CMA CGM upgrades ACSA service between Asia, Mexico, Central America & South America West Coast

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading and reinforcement of its ACSA service linking Asia to Mexico, Central America and the West Coast of South America.

This new configuration will enable CMA CGM to consolidate its presence in the Asia / Mexico / Central an Read More »

Sea Star Line recognized for environmental excellence

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line, Inc. has been named as an environmental award winner by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA).

The awards were announced at a dinner ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on Veterans Day, November 11. Maritime Admi Read More »

Geest Line first to submit Impatex ICS declaration

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A shipping line was the first Impatex customer to submit a live ICS declaration using the company's NetFreight web-based forwarding and customs system. The entry was performed on the first working day of 2011, the launch date for the new regime. Read More »

Sungdong Shipbuilding wins $583 mlllion order

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's small and medium-sized shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd said it had won orders worth 650 billion won ($582.6 million) to build 6 large container ships from Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Read More »

Premium Article  Arctic more than a blip on China’s radar screen

George Lauriat | January 23, 2011 | Energy | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Although it does not possess an inch of Arctic coastline, the economic potential of the region is clearly important to China’s global aspirations.

At a conference in Montreal on Arctic shipping late last year, the intervention of a Chinese spe Read More »

Premium Article  Albacor positions itself with right moves

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping

In many ways, a recent shipment for a French transformer manufacturer exemplifies Albacor Shipping’s daily work load. Here a transformer was shipped from France on a Spliethoff vessel to Houston. There the transformer was offloaded directly from the vesse Read More »

Premium Article  Russia’s Northeast Passage ambitions get boost with BP deal

George Lauriat | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Refinery | Discovery

With the January 14th announcement between BP and Russia’s state-controlled oil company Rosneft to develop offshore exploration blocks in Arctic Russia, the importance of the Northeast Passage received another boost.

On January 14th BP agreed t Read More »

Premium Article  Beluga Shipping sees bright future in Northern Sea Route

Leo Ryan | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping

Beluga Shipping, Germany’s project cargo specialist, drew worldwide attention in the summer of 2009 by becoming the first western enterprise to have successfully transited the entire Northern Sea Route (NSR) between Asia and Europe. Two new ice-strengthen Read More »