Liner Shipping

Hamlin joins Horizon Lines as Senior VP of Operations

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping company, announced that William A. Hamlin has been named Senior Vice President of Operations for the company's Horizon Lines, LLC operating subsidiary. Mr. Hamlin reports to Brian Taylor, E Read More »

Trade association asks FMC to reopen NRA rulemaking

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Liner Shipping

On April 12, 2011, counsel for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America ('NCBFAA' or 'the Association') submitted a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission ('FMC') offering commentary and a request for a reopening of proceeding Read More »

CMA CGM sees 1st cocoa ship in Ivory Coast

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Liner Shipping

French container shipping group CMA CGM said its first ship would arrive in top cocoa producer Ivory Coast in a step toward resumption of the cocoa trade in the West African country.

The shipping company had previously said its first ship was likely t Read More »

Crowley equipment fleet expansion to add 500 new containers in 2011

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is adding 500 new containers to its already robust equipment fleet in order to better serve the growing needs of its customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and throughout Central America. Once received, Read More »

Bigger vessels from shipping majors to spark consolidation

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The global container market is poised to consolidate in the next few years as A.P. Moller Maersk and other major shippers roll out bigger vessels, potentially forcing smaller rivals to drop out of an already oversupplied market.

Medium-sized container Read More »

WTSA publishes suggested service contracting checklist

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Member container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have published a checklist of recommended issues to be considered in service contract negotiations. The intent is to increase efficiency and clarity in the contracting pro Read More »

Diana Containerships announces the acquisition of three Panamax container vessels

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced that it has signed three Memoranda of Agreement (one with Maersk Line UK Ltd., and two with A.P. Moller Singapore Pte. Ltd.) for the purchase Read More »

CII seeks 2011 Connie Award nominations

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

With a successful first ever Connie Award event in Chicago in early April, Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the prestigious annual Connie Awards in California and New Jersey.

Named for the container, the Connie Read More »

UASC takes delivery of first A13 class containership

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has taken delivery of its first 13,500 teu capacity container vessel. Umm Salal, named after an area of Qatar famed for its historic monuments, was handed over during a spectacular ceremony at the Samsung Heavy I Read More »

Maersk Line’s innovative Climate Box makes a stop in the US

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line's Climate Box, an interactive exhibit housed inside a prototype container which gives the community insight about the effects of global shipping, will be available to the public in Charleston from May 10th through May 15th in the VELUX 5 OCEAN Read More »

NOL announces clean-air milestone in Singapore

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group announced a maritime milestone: its vessels will become the first to use cleaner-burning, low-sulphur gas oil in Singapore.

The decision is expected to curb sulphur oxides emissions from ships by almost 90%. Sulphur oxides are considered a k Read More »

Maersk expects to opt for 10 more mega ships

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A.P. Moller-Maersk expects to exercise its option in June to order 10 more huge container ships to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering at a cost of $1.9 billion.

The world's largest container firm in February outlined plans to order 1 Read More »

High bunker costs to hit shippers on the spot freight market

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maritime companies that trade more of their vessels on the spot freight market and on shorter intra-Asia trade routes are most likely to feel the heat from soaring bunker costs, industry executives said.

Singapore's benchmark bunker price reached 2-1/ Read More »

Nuclear fears keep shippers wary of travel to Japan

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Foreign crew members remain hesitant to travel near Japan's quake-crippled nuclear plant, including to some ports outside the exclusion zone, forcing shippers to use Japanese vessels instead to transport goods, senior industry executives said. Read More »

Global container market to rebound in second half this year

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The global container market is set to rebound in the third quarter after a sharp downturn driven by overcapacity and limited demand, senior industry executives said.

Container freight rates on the benchmark Asia-European route tumbled by about half in Read More »

It was a pleasing 2010 business year for Hamburg S’d

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Following the historic crisis year of 2009 and a first-time ever decline in global transports in container liner shipping, 2010 saw an unexpectedly sharp volume rise.

Hamburg S'd, too, benefited from a resurgent world economy along with her Brazilian Read More »

CMA CGM to resume Ivory Coast port calls

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Liner Shipping

French container shipping group CMA CGM is to resume services to Ivory Coast, with a first ship due to arrive in Abidjan on April 18th, the company said.

The decision followed the lifting of European Union sanctions against Ivory Coast and a gradual r Read More »

Gabrielson and Schember honored at Connie Awards Dinner

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Rick Gabrielson, Director of International Transportation for Target Corporation and George Schember, Vice President Corporate Transportation and Logistics for Cargill were each presented with Connie Awards by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute ( Read More »

Evergreen, COSCON, PIL and Wan Hai to jointly launch a new WCSA service

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line, COSCO Container Lines (COSCON), Pacific International Lines (PIL) and Wan Hai Lines (WHL) will jointly launch a new service linking the Far East and the West Coast of South America (WCSA). Read More »

Shipco expands service coverage into Brazil

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipco Transport, one of the world's leading neutral NVOCCs, has started a fortnightly, direct intact less-than-container load ocean freight service from Miami into Itajai, Brazil. Read More »