Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and OOCL partnership on the New Zealand to Far East Trade

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced it will enter into partnership with OOCL on its ANZEX service deployed on the New Zealand to Far East Trade as from the end of December 2011. Read More »

Ports and carriers united on the need to weigh loaded containers

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has joined with the World Shipping Council (WSC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and BIMCO in the effort to encourage the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to amend the Safety Read More »

TUI aims for sale of shipping stake to Hamburg

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

German travel and logistics group TUI inched closer to exiting the container shipping industry by deciding to tender a 33.3 percent stake in Hapag-Lloyd to its majority shareholders, the Albert Ballin consortium. Read More »

Zepol reports November vessel imports decrease

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company,reports that U.S. import shipment volume for November, measured in TEUs, decreased 2.12% from October and increased 0.17% from November of 2010. The total number of inbound shipments decreased 1.73 Read More »

CMA CGM announces the reorganization of its Asia-North Europe services

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Following the operational partnership announcement with MSC, CMA CGM is pleased to announce the reorganization of its services to be implemented early April 2012 on the Asia-North Europe trade. Read More »

Hamburg S’d, Maersk, CMA-CGM, CSAV, CSCL winter season restructuring for Asia ’ South Africa/ South

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In an effort to balance supply and demand during the forthcoming traditional period of weaker demand, Hamburg S'd and Maersk Line on the one hand and CMA-CGM, CSAV and CSCL on the other, have reached an agreement to combine their services between Asia, So Read More »

APL increases Japan coverage with MOL tie-up

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global container shipping leader APL has announced that it will enhance its Japan to Thailand and Philippines coverage as a slot operator in a tie-up with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). The new service, named Japan-Thailand-Philippine (JTP) service, will enh Read More »

Global shippers seen delaying orders

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping firms will continue to cancel or delay orders as the industry's downturn is aggravated by banks cutting financing amid Europe's economic turbulence, Jens Martin Jensen, the Chief Executive of Frontline Management said. Read More »

MOL earns world’s 1st certification for Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced that the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP*1), MOL already has in place was certified with Statement of Compliance by the international classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Effective Read More »

CMA CGM dips into red, puts faith in scale

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM's full-year earnings will "probably" dip into the red after postings a quarterly net loss, its finance director said as the world's third-largest container shipping firm announced an alliance with Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) to add muscle. Read More »

NOL denies making bid for Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth largest container shipping firm, said it was not making a bid for German rival Hapag-Lloyd AG. Read More »

Sanctions blowback crippling Iran’s shipping trade

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Iran's vital seaborne trade is suffering from escalating sanctions pressure as shipping companies scale down activities or pull out, with the Islamic Republic facing more hurdles in transporting its oil, trade and shipping sources say. Read More »

MSC in Le Havre

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

MSC in Le Havre: Read More »

Carrier Transicold reveals world’s first CO2-based container refrigeration design

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Carrier Transicold debuted the world's first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant CO2 at the Intermodal Europe Show, exactly one year after the company announced it had developed and begun testing the technology. Incorporating br Read More »

Changes to Safmarine’s Prime 2 (Icon) service


AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Regional shipping line Safmarine has announced changes to rationalize its Prime 2 service - which connects the South and East of the Indian Subcontinent with North Europe - into that of the A.P Moller-Maersk Group's Asia'Europe network, effective early Fe Read More »

CMA CGM stops exporting from Iran

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM stopped export shipments from Iran in July and has been scanning all containers bound for the Islamic Republic since September, the French company said. Read More »

Horizon Lines reaches settlement with opt outs in Puerto Rico antitrust litigation

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with all of the remaining significant shippers who opted out of the Puerto Rico direct purchaser antitrust class action settlement. Read More »

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 »