Liner Shipping

Greek government expected to avoid tax clash with shipping tycoons

Reuters | February 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

While Greece's new leftist government seems set on a collision course with the European Union, it is likely to steer clear of confronting the country's critical shipping industry. Read More »

Vale’s mega-ships dock at five Chinese ports

Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Brazilian miner Vale’s mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm’s head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index falls to lowest level since 1986

Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three decades as rates for all the four vessel types continued to flounder. Read More »

CMA-CGM GRR - On the Swahili service

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA-CGM issues GRR on the Swahili service, from the United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar Read More »

Evergreen to charter eleven 18,000 TEU Vessels

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group today signed time charter agreements with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. to charter a total of eleven 18,000 TEU vessels, which include the six units of the same capacity announced by Evergreen Marine Corp. and its subsidiary last December. Read More »

GAC secures worldwide agency contract with BG Group

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

GAC, a world leader in global shipping services, has been appointed sole provider of hub agency services for the worldwide LNG fleet of BG Group. Read More »

Maersk Line to increase Asia-Europe rates by $400 per TEU

Reuters | January 27, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, part of Denmark’s A. P. Moller-Maersk, plans to increase shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe by $400 per TEU from Feb. 1, it said on Tuesday. Read More »

ZIM to launch a new monitoring and tracking service for sensitive cargo

PR Newswire | January 27, 2015 | Liner Shipping

ZIM integrated shipping services today announced the launching of a new monitoring, tracking and security services package, specifically designed for valuable and sensitive cargo stowed in reefer containers. Read More »

SeaLand Unveils Miramar, Florida Headquarters

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, announces today that its Miramar, Florida headquarters was officially opened Friday, January 23rd. Craig Mygatt, SeaLand’s CEO, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Rick Scott and other Florida officials present for the celebration. Read More »

UASC orders 2,000 new reefer units

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, has announced an order of 2,000 reefer containers from Daikin. Read More »

New software from Korean Register assists vessels comply with ECA requirements 

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – announces the launch of an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations. Read More »

China’s COSCO Group returns to profit in 2014

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

COSCO returned to profit in 2014 after three years of losses, state media said on Saturday, citing an interview with the group’s chairman. Read More »

Asia-Europe container freight rates jump 24.6 percent

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 24.6 percent to $1,256 per TEU in the week ended on Friday, data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index showed. Read More »

Sea Star launches new barge service from JAXPORT

AJOT | January 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Sea Star’s new barge service to Puerto Rico from JAXPORT began carrying both dry and refrigerated containers. Read More »

Chinese fishing boat collides with cargo ship near South Korea, 10 missing

Reuters | January 22, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Ten crew members are missing after a Chinese fishing boat collided with a cargo ship near South Korea, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Read More »

Prepare now for container weight verification requirements that take effect in July       

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

At the end of 2014, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) that will require every packed export container to have a verified container weight as a condition for loading aboard a vessel. Read More »

PMA comments on continued slow downs at West Coast ports

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The PMA released the following statement regarding its ongoing negotiations with the ILWU Read More »

Sanctions sap allure of Russia’s Arctic shipping route

Reuters | January 22, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Western sanctions on Russia are restricting the Arctic shipping route along its north coast to domestic cargoes and energy exports with many foreign firms staying away after test voyages on a fabled short-cut between Europe and Asia. Read More »

Keel laying ceremony marks milestone in construction of Crowley’s first LNG-powered ships

AJOT | January 21, 2015 | Energy | Liner Shipping

The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group was laid today during a ceremony at ship-builder VT Halter Marine, Inc.’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss. Read More »

Shreyas Shipping and Logistics acquires new ships, rebrands

AJOT | January 21, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Company acquires new vessel enabling linkage of all ports, rebrands all vessels from OEL to SSL New domestic container service to link every Indian port, from Mundra up to Kolkata, all the way along peninsular Indian coasts. Read More »