Liner Shipping

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 »

New World Alliance set to reduce ocean capacity

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance said it will temporarily reduce capacity on selected Trans-Pacific Trade services to coincide with Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia. The three container shipping lines in the alliance -- APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) a Read More »

China Shipping Container sees profit in 2010, trading resumes

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd said it expected to post a profit for 2010 from a loss in the previous year thanks to a gradual recovery of the global economy and restorative growth in the shipping industry. Read More »

W’rtsil’ delivers a marine scrubber to Containerships Ltd.

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The installation of scrubbers is a major step in the introduction of exhaust gas cleaning technology for maritime applications. The W'rtsil' scrubber will enable the vessel to meet future emission requirements in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) i Read More »

Global container demand to slow expansion by half after robust 2010

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Demand growth in the container shipping industry will slow in 2011 to nearly half of last year's double-digit expansion as strong consumer buying eases in emerging markets, industry experts said.

The box shipping industry has rapidly recovered from th Read More »

CEOs of Safmarine and Antwerp Port Authority celebrate cooperation with a ship model at the…

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

At an unveiling ceremony held at the headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, Safmarine CEO Tomas Dyrbye presented a ship model of the Safmarine Kuramo to CEO Eddy Bruyninckx as a gesture of thanks for the many years of close cooperation between the tw Read More »

Crowley names Nickless VP
of Finance, Planning, Shipping & Logistics

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Co Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces North American management changes

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. announced a re-alignment of the company's management team:

  • Juergen Pump, Senior Vice President, will assume responsibility for all Trade Management, Sales and Customer Service/Documentation and Business Informat Read More »

Maersk chief says no doubt about long-term growth

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Increasing population and incomes in developing countries and a tendency for world trade to expand faster than GDP point to long-term growth in the transport business, the head of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said.

"In our world, t Read More »

Hamburg S’d internet relaunch in new design, with additional domain and CO2 calculator

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Since January 10th, the Hamburg S'd Group has been presenting itself on the internet in a completely revised design and with an optimised information and service offering. The new internet presence features modern, user-friendly navigation and takes accou Read More »

Crowley names Otero VP
of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba, Liner Services

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Tony Otero has been named vice president of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba liner services. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to John Hourihan, senior vice president and Read More »

CSAV service adds new call at Port of Savannah

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the CSAV America Express (AMEX) all-water service has added the Port of Savannah to its rotation.

'We appreciate CSAV's confidence in our ability to handle its container Read More »