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Hyundai Merchant says to order 5 new container ships

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hyundai Merchant Marine said that it planned to order five new container ships worth a total of 695 billion won ($638.7 million).

Hyundai said in a regulatory filing that the addition of the five 13,100 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels would Read More »

Ship firms challenge EU on Iran sanctions

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Several shipping companies have launched a legal challenge against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on them over their suspected involvement in Iran's nuclear programme and arms trafficking, a court application showed.

In May the EU Read More »

CMA CGM Group launches a new Asia to West Africa direct service

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new direct service linking Asia to West Africa, effective August 3rd, 2011

Named WAX II, this new service will be operated in partnership with CSAV and will deploy 10 vessels from 2,500 TEUs up to 3 Read More »

TSA Lines to implement peak season surcharge

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines serving the Asia-US trade lane say they see positive indications of a peak season on the horizon, as retailers begin re-stocking shelves for the back-to-school and holiday seasons and as businesses resume global sourcing of materi Read More »

Evergreen Line awarded environmental award at the Ports of LA & LB

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach presented Evergreen Line with a 2011 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Air Quality Awards, an honor given to those taking extraordinary measures to cut air emissions, modernize facilities and implement innovative operati Read More »

MOL announces upgrade in CX1 service linking Panama, Manaus

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced upgrade of its CX1 feeder service between Panama and Manaus and the beginning of independent operation on the route.

The move will provide additional space on this rapidly growing trade with four 1,700 TEU ships and Read More »

MOL & H’egh Autoliners create Euro Marine Logistics to handle
 European short sea…

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (Tokyo) and H'egh Autoliners AS (Oslo) have set up a 50/50 joint venture in Europe, integrating the existing European short sea and logistics activities of both shareholders and of Euro Marine Carrier BV.

The new company, nam Read More »

WWL Americas enhances management team

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has announced changes to its executive team:

John Felitto takes on the role of President and CEO of WWL Vehicle Services Americas. Felitto, who joined the company more than 10 years ago, has been operating in this Read More »

Crowley names Michel VP of Safety & Learning

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Suz Michel has assumed the role of vice president of safety and learning, a position that gives her oversight for both the Safety, Security, Quality & Environmental (SSQE) and People Development & Learning (PDL) group Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines sees loss in H1

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd said it would swing to a net loss for the first half of 2011 from a profit a year ago, with the international container market adversely affected by the debt crisis in Europe. Read More »

NOL’s Wu named Asia Pacific CIO of the year


AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group, the Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, today announced that CIO Wu Choy Peng has been named Asia Pacific CIO of the year.

The award recognizes Ms Wu's leadership and role as an advocate of information technology. It Read More »

MOL enhances Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW)

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. 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 which will replace our currently-operated vessels on the CSW. Read More »

Evergreen Line will launch KCS service

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In order to continuously provide an improved network to customers, Evergreen Line will launch a new Kaohsiung-Cebu feeder Service (KCS Service) - effective from late July.

Evergreen Line will deploy one 950-TEU ship with a rotation: Kaohsiung - Cebu - Read More »

CMA CGM sees 2011 profitable

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

French privately held shipping company CMA CGM expects to stay in the black this year despite pressure on freight rates and is preparing to resume investing in new vessels, Lloyd's List said.

"I will not say we are doing very well because it is not li Read More »

MOL adopts low-friction ship-bottom paint

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Has announced the adoption of a new low-friction ship-bottom paint 'Seaflo Neo' developed by Chugoku Marine Paint, Ltd. After analyzing the results of an onboard test with a newbuilding vessel, the company confirmed that the new Read More »

Hamburg S’d to announce change in chassis provisioning model in Oakland, CA

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd will implement a revised policy on chassis provision in the Oakland area effective September 15, 2011. Today, Hamburg S'd sources chassis out of Ports America Outer Harbor, for both merchant haulage as well as carrier conducted intermodal move Read More »

Crowley names Cosgrove VP of Marine Operations for Liner Services

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that Cole Cosgrove has assumed the role of vice president of marine operations for Crowley's liner services groups. Cosgrove will continue to work out of the company's Jacksonville office while reporting to John Hourih Read More »

TUI struggling to divest Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

TUI AG is pushing back the deadline for the planned divestment of a stake in Hapag-Lloyd again as it struggles to find a buyer, five people familiar with the process said.

"We need a more stable market environment. At the moment it is impossible to ge Read More »

NOL carries 5% more cargo in 4 weeks to July 1

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) , the world's seventh largest container shipping firm, reported a 5 percent rise in its cargo in the four weeks period to July 1 from a year ago but weakness in Asia-Europe rates pushed its average revenue lower by 1 Read More »

Hamburg S’d christens Santa Cruz in Shanghai

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

On July 23, 2011, as part of a customer event, Hamburg S'd christened the container ship Santa Cruz in Shanghai. Sponsor of the Santa Cruz was Heike Schmidt, wife of Dr Heino Schmidt, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg S'd. Read More »