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Safmarine offers new 225 service with direct calls in WAF and MED


AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine has enhanced its '225' fully-containerized service between South Africa and West Africa by connecting West Africa via Dakar and Algeciras. The new weekly service, with high reefer capacity, will operate six vessels of 1100 teu (nominal) with dir Read More »

Shipco expands service coverage from Asia to Istanbul

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipco Transport, one of the world's leading neutral consolidators, has over recent months launched a number of new direct services from the Far East to Turkey. The services link several Asia key origins - Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao and Busan to one of t Read More »

Shipping lines see steady TransPacific growth, relative supply/demand balance in 2011

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Cargo demand will continue to improve during 2011 as the U.S. economy recovers, roughly in line with new vessel capacity entering the Asia-U.S. trade lane over that period. With a traditional third quarter peak season now considered likely, container line Read More »

CMA CGM maintains call in Egypt

AJOT | February 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is following with great concern the events taking place in Egypt. The Group has set up an Emergency and Communication Response Team to follow the situation, 24/24, 7/7, keeping in close contact with its Egyptian teams in the country, assessing the Read More »

CMA CGM and YILDIRIM: $500-million equity note issuance finalized

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In accordance with the agreements signed on November 25, 2010 between CMA CGM Group and the Yildirim Group, CMA CGM announced that it has issued $500 million in Redeemable bonds, all of which were subscribed by the Yildirim Group.

This investment ena Read More »

Hamburg S’d changing chassis provisioning model in Philadelphia

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. has announced that effective February 1, 2011, the company will revise its policies on provisioning of chassis in the Philadelphia region.

Under present practices, Hamburg S'd sources chassis from the Metro Chassis Pool Read More »

Hanjin Shipping re-routes container ships due to Egypt unrest

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hanjin Shipping was re-routing some of its container vessels due to the unrest in Egypt that has disrupted drydock operations at several ports, its chief executive said.

Seaborne traffic through Egypt's Suez Canal continued to run smoothly, industry o Read More »

NOL carries 26% more cargo in 7 weeks

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines said its container shipping volumes for the seven weeks to Dec 31 rose 26 percent from a year ago, helped by higher traffic on the intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes.

NOL, the world's sixth largest container shipping firm, carried Read More »

Maersk halts Egypt port terminal operations

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk has suspended its Egypt port terminal operations and closed its shipping offices in the country rocked by turmoil. Read More »

Safmarine website goes mobile

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipping line Safmarine has introduced a mobile website offering for its customers. This innovative new service (launched in November 2010) can be accessed by all major mobile devices* and smart phones. Read More »

TUI steps up Hapag-Lloyd IPO plans

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

TUI AG and a group of German investors are stepping up efforts to float container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd in the second quarter, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

"Analyst briefings are to start on Feb. 15," one of the people said, Read More »

Maersk halts Ivorian cocoa exports

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping company Maersk has halted cocoa exports from Ivory Coast and stopped taking new orders for imports to the country, in line with European Union restrictions, an official at the company said.

Maersk is the main shipper of Ivorian cocoa b Read More »

Horizen Lines provides rapid 15-day transit time for cargo transported between China and Kansis City

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines announced it has instituted a 15-day transit schedule for containerized cargo shipped from Shanghai to Kansas City with its new International service. The company launched the Five-Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific ocean service between China Read More »

CMA CGM upgrades ACSA service between Asia, Mexico, Central America & South America West Coast

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading and reinforcement of its ACSA service linking Asia to Mexico, Central America and the West Coast of South America.

This new configuration will enable CMA CGM to consolidate its presence in the Asia / Mexico / Central an Read More »

Sea Star Line recognized for environmental excellence

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line, Inc. has been named as an environmental award winner by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA).

The awards were announced at a dinner ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on Veterans Day, November 11. Maritime Admi Read More »

Geest Line first to submit Impatex ICS declaration

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A shipping line was the first Impatex customer to submit a live ICS declaration using the company's NetFreight web-based forwarding and customs system. The entry was performed on the first working day of 2011, the launch date for the new regime. Read More »

Sungdong Shipbuilding wins $583 mlllion order

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's small and medium-sized shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd said it had won orders worth 650 billion won ($582.6 million) to build 6 large container ships from Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Read More »

GAC and TransAtlantic sign agency agreement to support Arctic exploration

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

GAC Norway has welcomed the TransAtlantic ice-breaking Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) 'Tor Viking II' to Hammerfest after its transit of the ice-bound North East Passage, under a new agency agreement that brings together two companies with plans for Ar Read More »

MOL’s ship calls at Cai Mep in start of direct service to North Europe

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd MOL PRECISION made it's first call at Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT)* in Vietnam on January 15th,where a welcoming ceremony was held in commemoration of the event.

Attended by approximately 200 people, incl Read More »

Shippers weigh options to reduce sulphur emissions

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global efforts to drastically reduce toxic sulphur emissions in the shipping industry will likely be delayed for years due to the reluctance of refiners to invest billions of dollars to produce cleaner burning fuel.

The United Nations shipping agency Read More »