Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine to bolster box ship fleet

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Liner Shipping

According to press reports, Taiwan's Evergreen Marine, the world's fourth largest shipping firm, said it plans to spend more than US$5 billion on newbuildings.
The company is planning on adding 100 container vessels to the group fleet of around 150 Read More »

Premium Article  Rebuilding NE – Nova Scotia Marine Services

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Build it and the freight will come. John Hudson, President of Atlantic Maritime Transit Agency in Boston, is seeking to build a coalition of stakeholders to restore steamship service between New England and the Canadian Maritimes. The coalition made up of Read More »

Premium Article  New York-New Jersey-New England Northeast is increasingly served by NYNJ

Peter Buxbaum | April 11, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

United Liquors is an importer of alcoholic beverages headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA, distributing its products largely in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The port of Boston is the closest and arguably most convenient port from which to d Read More »

MOL completes concept for series of new generation vessels

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the completion of the concept for its third in a series of next-generation vessels, which will be technically practical in the near future. The latest concept is for an environment-friendly, large-scale iron ore carrier Read More »

Diana Shipping announces completion of investment in new containership project

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has completed its investment of US$50 million in the previously announced new project involving a company formed for the purpose of in Read More »

MOL technology research center starts operation

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the completion of its new technology research center in the Kurigi District(*1) of Kawasaki Micom City. Read More »

MOL announces launch of new Asia-USEC Service

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced a new all-water service to expedite cargo moving from major Asian ports to key destinations on the U.S. East Coast, via the Suez Canal. 
From May 15, the 'SVE' (South China/Vietnam ' the US East Coast) service wil Read More »

Evergreen realigns its sailings in the U.S. West Coast, Asia and Mediterranean trades

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will enhance coverage of the U.S. West Coast-Asia-Mediterranean trade routes by reintroducing a 20-port pendulum service for the region that will range from Tacoma to Valencia, Spain, via the Far East, Middle East and Suez Canal. Read More »

MOL starts safety campaign

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the launch of the semiannual Safety Campaign aboard all of its operated vessels and those of its group companies. Read More »

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announces revision of FY2009 outlook

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (the Company; President: Akimitsu Ashida) announced a revision of its consolidated business outlook for FY2009, ending March 31, 2010 (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010), announced on January 29, 2010, as follows: Read More »

Med trade strengthened with reintroduction of Safmarine ME 3 service

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine announces the reintroduction of the ME 3 shipping service between the Mediterranean and West Central Asia.

According to Safmarine Liner Director, Jan Scheck, the reintroduction of the service is aligned with Safmarine's plans to str Read More »

Sea Star and the American Shipping Group realign leadership team

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

American Shipping Group, Inc. announces the following organizational changes. Frank Peake will join the American Shipping Group (ASG) as Vice President, focusing on strategic planning for all ASG companies operating in the Puerto Rico and Alaskan markets Read More »

Maersk Line adds direct S. Vietnam call with largest vessels to date Direct from Ho Chi Minh City…

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announces it will adjust its Trans-Pacific 6 service (TP6) to add a direct, all water call from South Vietnam to the US West Coast. With the direct TP6 call, Maersk Line becomes the first carrier to introduce the 'Post-Panamax' class (9000 TEU Read More »

Crowley receives prestigious Toyota Logistics Service Award for Excellence

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Toyota Logistics Services recently presented Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group with its prestigious Award for Excellence in Quality in the marine division for 2009. It was the eighth consecutive year the company has received recognition Read More »

Evergreen, Wan Hai Lines and Simatech Shipping to launch East Africa joint service

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Lines Ltd (WHL), and Simatech Shipping have agreed to operate an East Africa Service (EAF) with three ships of 1,200 TEU capacity. Evergreen, WHL, and SSF will each operate one vessel. Read More »

Premium Article  Maersk Line introduces the first direct service between South America and Russia

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced a new direct service between Ecuador and Russia, called the ECUBEX service.
The service will be the first direct liner route between the two countries and will stand out as a unique solution given the short transport time, Read More »

Asia-U.S. container lines reaffirm commitment to 2010 revenue program

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) concluded CEO-level meetings in Taipei with a positive but cautious assessment of the Asia-U.S. freight market going forward support for the recommended TSA guideline rate increases of US$8 Read More »

Hamburg S’d invests in service enhancements for customers

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The recent call of Hamburg S'd's containership 'Cap Bon' at San Francisco/Oakland is a visible sign of the company's continued commitment to meeting the needs of customers for vessel and schedule integrity and access to a widening array of major markets w Read More »

Carrier Transicold’s Vector’ 6600MT multi-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Featuring next-generation technologies, the new Vector' 6600MT hybrid trailer refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold raises the bar on multi-temperature trailer refrigeration system capacity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Carrier Trans Read More »

Rising trade tide lifts Asian container shippers

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Asian container shippers, which slogged through their worst-ever year in 2009, could be headed for a smoother ride after a surprise upswing in volumes and freight rates this year propelled major routes back to profitable levels.

Restocking by Read More »