Liner Shipping

Crowley reestablishes second weekly sailing to Haiti from the Dominican Republic and S.  Florida

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

To better meet the needs of customers shipping to Haiti from the Dominican Republic and South Florida, Crowley Maritime Corp. has enhanced its liner container shipping services by renewing its second fixed-day sailing to Port-au-Prince from Rio Haina and Read More »

NOL appoints two Asia business veterans to Board

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Low Check Kian, Chairman, Asia for NewSmith Capital Partners; and Dr. Wu Yibing, President of CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co.; joined the Board on April 14th. One day earlier, Directors Simon Israel and Dr. Friedbert Malt retired from the Board Read More »

Maersk hopes to make Abidjan port call

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk hopes to make its first call to Ivory Coast's Abidjan port this week since sanctions were lifted by the European Union, the company said.

"For exports, we were scheduling for the first call on April 13," said Sonny Dahl, director of West Africa Read More »

TUI says in talks over Hapag stake sale

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

German travel group TUI is in talks to sell a stake in its container shipper Hapag-Lloyd, but declined to confirm that a deal with a unit of Oman's sovereign wealth fund has already been struck.

An official at Onyx Investments Ltd, which is owned by t Read More »

Germany rejects troop boost to protect shippers

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Germany is not planning to deploy military or police on merchant vessels as requested by shippers to protect them from pirates operating off Somalia, a senior defence official said.

The idea, floated by trade associations as another way to aid German Read More »

APL upsizes North Asia Philippines Express

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL has expanded its North Asia Philippines Express (NPX) feeder service to cover Central China and Manila in the Philippines beginning this month. Service enhancements also include two weekly calls to Manila from Kaohsiung for i Read More »

NYK provides free land transport of relief supplies by container trailer

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NYK has set up the 'Third Relief Supplies Hotline' in cooperation with the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, and will provide free land transport of relief supplies to Japan earthquake and tsunami affected areas using container trailers of Nippo Read More »

Japan ship enters Hong Kong after radiation checks

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A Japanese ship denied entry to a Chinese port over radiation concerns last month was allowed into a Hong Kong port, owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said.

The container ship, the MOL Presence, was rejected by Chinese authorities when it arrived at the port Read More »

Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Crowley Puerto Rico Services on the container inspection system

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The Puerto Rico Ports Authority ("PRPA") and Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc., ("Crowley") have announced plans to allow limited testing of container cargo inspection scanning operations beginning today at the Crowley marine terminal facility in San Jua Read More »

Maersk Line offers new Nansha port call on TP 6

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced a direct port call to the Port of Nansha on the Trans-Pacific 6 (TP6) service to start May 2 with the Mette Maersk westbound call. The Port of Nansha is located southeast of Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. The West Read More »

Shipco expands into Eastern/Central Europe with new direct services

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipco Transport, one of the world's leading neutral consolidators, has introduced direct intact weekly consolidation services connecting United States with Eastern and Central Europe.

These emerging markets have undergone rapid growth, calling for sh Read More »

NOL carries 12% more cargo in 4 weeks

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 12 percent more cargo in the four weeks to March 11 from a year ago, helped by higher traffic on intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes. Read More »

Horizon Lines tanks on potential bankruptcy

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines shares lost nearly half of their value a day after the container shipping and logistics company said it could be forced to seek bankruptcy protection for not being able to comply with its debt agreements.

Horizon Lines, whose customers i Read More »

APL to scan Japan exports before loading on ships

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping line APL said it will begin radiation scanning of containerized Japanese exports delivered to its marine terminal here for transport on APL vessels.

The decision makes APL one of the first container carriers to undertake large-scale c Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd to resume calls at Tokyo port, radiation fears ease

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd , the world's fifth biggest container shipper, will resume operations to the ports of Tokyo and Yokohama this week as radiation worries from Japan's quake-crippled nuclear plant eased.

The German firm was one of only four maritime companie Read More »

Crowley names Fox Senior VP, Corporate Services

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Carl Fox will assume the role of senior vice president of corporate services on June 1. Fox will continue to work out of the company's Jacksonville office while reporting to Bill Pennella, Crowley's vice chairman and Read More »

Hamburg S’d/Alianca changing chasis provisiioning model in Baltimore

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. and Alian'a have announced that effective May 1, 2011, they will revise their policies on provisioning of chassis in the Baltimore region.

Under present practices, Hamburg S'd/Alian'a sources chassis from the Metro Chas Read More »

Ship rejected by China has low radiation levels

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A ship denied entry to a Chinese port over radiation concerns returned to and current readings showed radiation levels were very low, owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said.

China rejected the container ship, the MOL Presence, when it arrived at the port of X Read More »

Hamburg S’d cancels port call of ‘Cap Isabel’ in Tokyo at short notice

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In all decisions concerning the current situation in Japan, Hamburg S'd is acting according to the maxim of, first and foremost, safeguarding the well-being of the seamen on the vessels it deploys and, at the same time, ensuring that Japan is not cut off Read More »

Japan shipper mulls future of vessel with

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has not yet decided what it will do with its container ship when it returns to Japan, a company official said, after China rejected the vessel for "abnormal" radiation levels.

The MOL Presence is the first ship barred from unloadin Read More »