Liner Shipping

Maritime Administration releases new designs for shipping vessels on America’s marine highways

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The U.S. Maritime Administration today released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America's Marine Highways. Production of these efficient, environmentally-friendly vessels could bolster the domestic shipbuil Read More »

MSC and CMA CGM sign major partnership agreement

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The world's second and third-largest container shipping companies have announced the signature of a major agreement. The two family-owned companies, the Swiss-Italian MSC and France's CMA CGM, today agreed to form a broad-based operating partnership spann Read More »

New era begins at NOL: largest ship christened, second to follow


AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

With a splash of champagne on steel, NOL Group welcomed the future of global trade here today. The Singapore-based shipping and logistics giant christened the 350-meter APL Chongqing and prepared to launch a sister ship ' the APL Gwangyang -- tomorrow. Read More »

Safmarine wins Ford awards for service excellence

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Regional shipping line Safmarine was proud to receive three prestigious awards at Ford Motor Company of South Africa's (FMCSA) Customer Services Operations Division Award ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 24, 2011. Read More »

Asciano in new contract with MSC

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Australian rail and ports operator Asciano Ltd said its Patrick division has signed a new agreement with Geneva-based shipping line, Mediterranean Shipping Company, for container terminal stevedoring services. Read More »

Container shippers mull capacity cut amid global woes

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global container ship operators, hammered by high costs, oversupply and flagging demand, are cutting shipping capacity to shore up freight rates depressed by a sluggish global economy. Read More »

EU crisis begins to impact trade, imports to tumble

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Seaborne container shipments to northern Europe are expected to tumble in the fourth quarter by the most since early 2009, a sign that the region's worsening debt crisis is starting to impact trade, said an industry firm which tracks port traffic. Read More »

Evergreen’s Uni-Aspire rescued Korean Seafarer in South China Sea

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's 1,164-TEU containership UNI-ASPIRE successfully rescued a Korean seafarer in the South China Sea just south of Hong Kong on November 22nd. Read More »

WTSA adopts guideline for refrigerated cargo rate increase

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Container lines serving the U.S.-Asia trade are calling for an across-the-board increase in refrigerated cargo rates, to cover higher equipment and operating costs during the traditionally slow season. Read More »

MOL with own organization in Eastern Europe

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world's largest global multimodal transportation companies, will take over all the agency activities carried out on its behalf in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary as part of its strategy to grow clos Read More »

TrailerBridge files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Trucking and marine freight service provider TrailerBridge Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court. Read More »

CargoSmart raises the bar for measuring carrier reliability

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CargoSmart Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, has announced that it has launched Schedule Reliability, the industry's first interactive sailing schedule reliability application. The new busine Read More »

Crowley adds 222 new refrigerated containers to fleet in advance of the peak perishables shipping se

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is enhancing its growing equipment fleet of more than 45,000 modern units with the acquisition of 222 new 40-foot, high cube refrigerated containers (reefers) and 133 under-slung power generator sets (ge Read More »

Greencarrier launches a new direct service between the UK and Finland for groupage, part loads and f

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Together with its UK-based subsidiary Greencarrier PTS, Greencarrier is expanding the range of services it offers the Nordic market with a new direct service to Finland. Read More »

Horizon Lines reports 3rd-quarter financial results

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended September 25, 2011. Read More »

Maersk says to invest $170 mlllion in Chile plant

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to invest about $170 million in a new factory in Chile to produce refrigerator containers, known as reefers, for a Latin American export boom. Read More »

Maersk sees more shipping losses after Q3 hit

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Weak freight rates knocked shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S to a steeper-than-forecast drop in quarterly profits as its container shipping arm dived into the red and was seen staying loss-making this year. Read More »

Purfresh and Interfresh Cargo partner to provide Argentine exporters with latest ocean transport tec

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Purfresh, a leading provider of clean technologies that purify, protect, and preserve the global food supply chain, has announced that Interfresh Cargo has chosen Purfresh Transport for its customers to maintain quality and freshness of blueberries shippe Read More »

Seago Line joins INTTRA’s vast network of ocean carriers

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the ocean freight industry, announced that Seago Line has joined its carrier network. By working with INTTRA, Seago Line's shipper customers will have a faster, easier and more efficient way to pro Read More »

Transpacific container shippers plan rate rise

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Asia-U.S. container shipping lines have agreed to raise freight rates and charges from Jan. 1 by at least $400 per 40-foot container as an interim step before rolling out annual contracting guidelines, their organization said. Read More »