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Hanjin sees container volume growth, slow recovery

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping firm Hanjin Shipping expects the industry's recovery from a severe downturn last year to take time as the volume of international trade is rising at a limited pace, its chief executive said.

"2009 was the worst year for the Read More »

ICL notches 25 years of service

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Independent Container Line (ICL) is just that ' independent and has stayed that way for over twenty-five years. This is a remarkable feat for a niche carrier operating on the highly competitive North Atlantic trade lane. In an era of the mega-carrier, ICL Read More »

MOL holds 2010 safety conference in Mumbai, Manila

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it held MOL Safety Conference 2010 in Mumbai and Manila.

MOL has hosted the conference every year since 2007 to explain and upgrade MOL Group safety programs and encourage a free and open exchange of i Read More »

Safmarine announces new Far East-East Africa shipping service


AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine says it will further improve its Far East to East African shipping network with the introduction, in March, of a new, direct, fully-containerised shipping service from Far East to East Africa. The new service, which will be known as the Masharik Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping (NZ) names busi. dev. mngr.; forms a joint venture w/ Royale Int’l Couriers

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Famous Pacific Shipping (NZ) Ltd in Auckland has appointed George Dobovanszky as business development manager with a focus on the development of the freight forwarder's cargo volumes in the US - New Zealand trade. Read More »

Oceania VSA service to be upgraded

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and ANL-USL) will add an additional vessel to the weekly PSW string operating between the West Coast of North America and Australia/New Zealand.

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Crowley announces management changes

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group announced two management appointments - Rudy Leming to vice president, marine & terminal operations, and Matt Jackson to vice president, Caribbean Island services. Both will report to John Douglass, sen Read More »

Evergreen Line announces rate restoration programs for the Northern Europe to USA trades

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide our customers with the same reliable and efficient level of service for the Northern Europe to USA trades, it is essential to bring freight rates back to sustainable and viable levels so that we can continue providing a co Read More »

Crowley completes largest post-disaster cargo lightering operation in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), successfully discharged 202 20-foot containers of relief supplies across a beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday marking the largest post-disaster l Read More »

Atlantic Container line moves its corporate headquater

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Atlantic Container Line AB (http://www.ACLcargo.com) has relocated its corporate headquarters from Iselin, New Jersey to its newly constructed office in Westfield, New Jersey. ACL houses its corporate staff on the top two floors of the new 41,000 square foot, 3 Read More »

Crowley Cargo lightering operation Successful in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Barges and cranes being mobilized for temporary docking and cargo ops in the port
Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command, successfully discharged 12 20-foot containers of relief supplies acr Read More »

Crowley promotes Ayala to director, labor relations

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis, Crowley's vice president of labor relations.

In his new pos Read More »

CMA CGM starts new feeder service from Hamburg to Scandinavia and Poland

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In mid-January, the French shipping company CMA CGM started operating a new feeder service between the Port of Hamburg and the Danish ports of Fredericia and Copenhagen, as well as Halmstad in Sweden and the Baltic Sea port of Szczecin in Poland. Read More »

Eimskip USA and Icelandic Glacial donate water for life through Port of Richmond

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Over 400,000 bottles of Icelandic Glacial water, donated by the Water for Life Foundation are being sent to Haiti through the Distribution Center at the Port of Richmond. Read More »

Horizon Lines presented Lowe’s Platium Carrier Award

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded the "2009 Platinum Carrier Award" by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, N.C. Read More »

Direct ChassisLink to continue expansion into the Midwest on March 1, 2010

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Direct ChassisLink (DCLI) will expand its chassis program to Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Detroit, Evansville, Indianapolis covering the entire Midwest and Ohio Valley regions effective March 1, 2010, offering chassis for use to drayage compa Read More »

Crowley establishing flow of relief cargo into Haiti

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), is unloading Haiti relief cargo in Rio Haina, Dominican Republic today. Fifty six of the 68 20-foot containers of water and meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) w Read More »

Crowley responds to earthquake in Haiti 


AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In light of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has temporarily suspended regularly scheduled cargo services to and from the country. This temporary suspension comes as port infrastructure damages a Read More »

TSA Lines offer upbeat 2010 Asia-U.S. Trade forecast

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

As the Asia-U.S. freight market begins to gradually improve heading into 2010, the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) is pressing ahead with revenue improvement efforts, along with internal changes intended to expand direct member line involvement Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces general rate increase for US/Canadian cargo shipments to Europe

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd announced that effective February 15, 2010, a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be applied to all cargo moving from the United States and Canada to Europe.

Tariff cargo as well as existing service contracts will be increased by the Read More »