Liner Shipping

Court decision will alter motor carrier responsibility - by Matt Miller

Do ask and make them tell. That’s the lesson motor carriers should take away from a recent, precedent-setting court decision. The ruling centers on whether brokers have an obligation to disclose the value of cargo to be shipped.

The world’s first methanol-fueled low-rev diesel engine

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

MOL has ordered methanol carriers with the world’s first methanol burned dual-fueled low-speed diesel main engine. Read More »

Crowley strengthens relationship with U.S. Navy, completes turnover of Military Sealift Command T-AG

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group recently completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organization’s five T-AGOS vessels Read More »

Evergreen’s Penultimate L-type is Named

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for EVER LOVELY today, the ninth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and the penultimate vessel in the thirty strong series. Read More »

French shipper CMA CGM to sign two Chinese deals as trade seen booming

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping group, will sign two deals with China that put it in line to benefit from a forecast surge in trade between Asia and Europe. Read More »

Maersk says no issue funding Greek operations, paid staff early

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday it was experiencing no problems funding operations in Greece or getting paid by Greek customers despite the imposition of capital controls by Athens. Read More »

Davie welcomes new Quebec Maritime Strategy

PR Newswire | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

As a leader in the North American maritime industry, Davie applauds the Government of Quebec for its commitment to the sector in its first-ever maritime strategy; which will lead to more jobs and economic prosperity. Read More »

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to visit the CMA CGM Group Headquarter on July 1st

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group is honored to receive the Chinese Prime Minister Mr Li Keqiang in its Marseilles headquarters on July 1st. Read More »

India grants 1-year extension to Iranian ship insurers

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

India has extended approval to two Iranian insurers to cover container and tanker vessels calling at Indian ports by a year to June 25, a government notification said, in a move that will aid oil imports from Tehran. Read More »

CMA CGM: Suspension of TBL service to North Mali

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

BL traffics to North Mali (Kignan, Ségou, Mopti, Sevaré, Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Ansongou, Tessalit, Timbuktu) via Dakar are temporarily suspended. Read More »

Baltic Exchange ship futures platform examines move into commodities

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

London’s Baltic Exchange is studying a potential foray into commodities and is open to proposals on tie-ups as other exchanges attempt to boost volumes, its chief executive said. Read More »

Crowley acquires more than 4,300 additional pieces of liner services equipment

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In response to continuing high customer demand, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has placed orders for additional equipment, including hundreds of new chassis and containers for use in the company’s U.S., Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America trade lanes. Read More »

Illinois barge captain sent to prison for fatal 2005 explosion

Reuters | June 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In an uncommon maritime case, an Illinois man who was captain of a petroleum barge that exploded in a Chicago canal in 2005, killing a crew member, was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday, prosecutors said. Read More »

Five things you may not know yet about the marine industry

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The marine industry is rapidly evolving. While new technology means that vessels are more efficient, the need to keep up with the demands of globalisation has also meant that we’re seeing faster and larger ships at sea. GE technology has been at the forefront of some of these developments. Read More »

Maersk will continue calling at Port of Houston

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, will continue to call at the Port of Houston Authority, which the carrier says is a key partner in helping provide the best service possible to its customers. Read More »

MOL Liner and MOL Asia announces senior management personnel changes

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

MOL Liner Ltd. (“MOL Liner”) and MOL Asia Ltd. (“MOL Asia) have announced that the companies had moved forward with changes in its senior management. Read More »

Webb Institute awards Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. an honorary degree

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Webb Institute presented Mr. Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors at Crowley Maritime (Oakland, Calif.), with an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science degree at Webb Institute’s 119th commencement on Saturday, June 20. Read More »

TSB deploys a team to the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, to assess two occurrences

PR Newswire | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is deploying a team of investigators to the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, to assess two occurrences involving the tugboats Lac Manitoba and LCM 131 which have capsized. Read More »

ZIM Announces Joining of a CIO to the Company’s Management

PR Newswire | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. announced that on June 23, 2015 Mr. Eyal Ben Amram was appointed as Chief Information Officer (”CIO”) of the Company, effective as of July 1, 2015. Read More »

Market Recovery Likely for Atlantic Panamax Vessels by End of Decade: Platts Report

PR Newswire | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipowners operating in the trans-Atlantic dry bulk market, where prices have been plumbing two-year lows on the back of acute vessel oversupply and shifting patterns in minerals demand, could be facing brighter days, according to the latest special report released by Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. Read More »

Inaugural Message by MOL President Junichiro Ikeda

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

"Enhance human quality and be logistics business partners around the world" Read More »