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CMA CGM Group offers new railroad shuttle 
between Zeebrugge and Duisburg

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced the reinforcement of its intermodal offer with the introduction of a railroad service, connecting Zeebrugge's port and Duisburg's tri-modal hub, which started mid-June.

This fifth shuttle, the only one on the market, co Read More »

Maersk Group has joined the World Ocean Council to support global leadership and collaboration…

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Through its signatory to the World Ocean Council, Maersk supports the efforts to promote sustainable development and stewardship through collaboration across private sector industries.

The World Ocean Council is the only international organization bri Read More »

Hamburg S’d's Santa Rita is christened in Sepetiba

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

On July 6, 2011, as part of a customer event, Hamburg S'd christened the container ship 'Santa Rita' in Sepetiba (Brazil). Sponsor of the 'Santa Rita' was Hayfa Konrad, wife of Joachim A Konrad, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg S'd. Read More »

CMA CGM to launch a new service between Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18th, 2011.

Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU and will allow the Group to provide its cu Read More »

The CMA CGM Group expands its eco-container fleet

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A pioneer in the development and provision of eco-containers for its customers, the CMA CGM Group has just acquired another 18,000 new units, bringing its eco-container fleet to nearly 140,000 teus.

Protecting the environment is one of the company's c Read More »

Alexander & Baldwin and Matson revised to stable

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it revised its outlook on Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (A&B) and its ocean cargo carrier subsidiary Matson Navigation Co. Inc. (Matson) to stable from negative. We also affirmed our 'BBB+' long-term corpo Read More »

MOL enhances Asia-East Coast South America Service

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd has announced an upgrade to its Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW). From July 2011 through 2012, MOL will launch a total of 10 new 5,600 TEU containerships and replace with our currently-operated vessels. The newbuilding Read More »

NOL joint venture container terminal in Qingdao begins operations

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group opened its new terminal at the Port of Qingdao with the arrival of the APL Dubai. Originally expected to open in the second half of 2011, the joint venture container terminal opened for business well ahead of schedule.

'We are happy that we Read More »

Maersk Line suspends some Iran ops over sanctions

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line suspended operations at several Iranian ports, potentially disrupting critical food shipments as it complies with tightening U.S. sanctions.

Maersk manages several refrigerated ships and container vessels that transport food to the country Read More »

Maersk Line N. America names new V.P. Global Contract Execution of US Military & Gov’t Cargo Service

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line North America has named Gordon Dorsey as Vice President of Global Contract Execution for U.S. Military and Government Cargo Services effective July 1, 2011. In his new role, he will be responsible for Read More »

German shippers see no let-up in piracy

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

German shippers are increasingly turning to private security suppliers to combat the threat of piracy, a study showed.

Somali pirates are making millions of dollars in ransoms from seizing ships in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, despite attempts b Read More »

Ship industry confidence hits 2-year low

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Confidence in the shipping industry has fallen to its lowest level in two years as vessel oversupply issues and rising bunker fuel costs have taken their toll, a survey showed.

The latest quarterly shipping survey by accountancy and advisory firm Moor Read More »

China shipping exchange launches first forward freight

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The Shanghai Shipping Freight Exchange Co (SSEFC) has launched China's first forward freight container contract, allowing local exporters and shipping companies to manage growing volatility in freight rates.

The forward contracts are based on shipping Read More »

MOL to expand large-scale containership fleet

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced a decision to order two containerships (8,600 TEU) from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., with delivery slated for 2013. Along with eight 8,100 TEU ships already in operation, the new vessels will be deployed to Read More »

NOL Group confirms order for 12 new ships

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group today confirmed it has signed contracts with Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd to build 12 new container vessels, including ten of its largest and most efficient vessels.

The con Read More »

NOL carries 7% more cargo in 4 weeks

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's seventh-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 7 percent more cargo in the four weeks to June 3 from a year ago, helped by higher volumes on intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes.

NOL carried 228 Read More »

Maersk Line contracts additional 10 Triple-E vessels

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

At a signing ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Maersk Line exercised its option with Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build an additional 10 Triple-E ships, the world's largest and most efficient container vessels.

The event follo Read More »

Premium Article  Ro/Ro expected to grow in 2011

Stas Margaronis | June 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping

A downturn in car shipments from abroad in the wake of the March Japanese earthquake and tsunami is expected to be temporary as terminal managers project that the Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) business at U.S. ports will pick up toward the end of 2011.

Fran Read More »

Premium Article  Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s concept ship E/S Orcelle offers green vision

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s concept ship E/S Orcelle offers a green vision of the future for Ro/Ro ships. Back in 2004, WW began working on the design of an environmentally sound ship, dubbed E/S. The premise for the futuristic design starts with the question: Read More »

Premium Article  CSAL Adds Charleston-Africa Service

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Canada States Africa Line (CSAL) is adding Charleston to the port rotation for its bulk, breakbulk and roll-on/roll-off service between North America and southern Africa.

The regular foreign ports of call are Walvis Bay in Namibia, as well as Durban, Read More »