Liner Shipping

CMA CGM launches a new direct service from Asia to South America West Coast

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the launch of ACSA 2, a new direct service between Asia, Mexico and the West Coast of South America, operated in partnership with CSCL, Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine.

This new joint service will st Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd adds additional vessel to New Orleans container service

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd ' one of the world's largest container shipping companies ' will add an additional vessel in September to its existing Mediterranean service into the Port of New Orleans.

The new vessel will add about 12 vessel calls per year and Read More »

OWL opens new offices in China

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Liner Shipping

OWL opens new offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Qingdao
Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global door-to-door and end-to-end NVOCC, announced that it has promoted Eric Seamon to the position of vice president OWL Asia,effective immediately.
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Trade recovery boosts Maersk, DP World earnings

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A recovery in global trade lifted profits at key port and shipping operators and pointed to continued strong results in the second half of the year.

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk rebounded into profit in the first half, ben Read More »

MOL steps up to transport shoes for African children

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the company's agreement to cooperate on a Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP*1) project to distribute shoes to needy children in Zambia. MOL will provide transport service for Read More »

NOL carried 18% more cargo

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 18 percent more containers in the four weeks to July 23 compared to a year ago. Read More »

TCC releases online schedule enquiry using ARL’S e-schedule platform

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

TCC, The Containership Company, adds online schedule enquiries to their web-site using's e-Schedule web platform.

The TCC website,, now allows customers and business partners to query for suitable de Read More »

Rickmers giant on maiden call in Hamburg

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The largest Rickmers ship ever to call in the Port of Hamburg arrived at the Burchardkai Terminal on on August 13th. The 13,100TEU Maersk Edinburgh, which was christened Pearl Rickmers by Nina Ruge in South Korea on July 2nd, was built for the Rickmers Gr Read More »

CMA CGM takes delivery of CMA CGM CORTE REAL

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group took delivery on August,16th, in South Korea of the CMA CGM CORTE REAL (13,830 teu) built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering), the third of a series of eight vessels named after the great explorers. Read More »

NOL Group adds two 10,700-TEU vessels to new ship order

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping and logistics company NOL Group today finalized an order to build two new 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit) container ships for delivery in 2012. These two vessels are part of a 12-ship order valued at US$1.2 billion to be built by Read More »

NYK Line North America to postpone implementation of Oakland chassis withdrawal

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

NYK Line North America previously announced a September 1, 2010 commencement date to discontinue providing chassis in the Oakland, California market. We are temporarily postponing this implementation to a date to be determined in the future. Read More »

Carrier Transicold improves stationary cold storage with Vector’ All-Electric Technology

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Carrier Transicold's Vector' 5100 all-electric refrigeration unit offers an environmentally responsible and energy-efficient solution for grocery, supermarket and other operations that use refrigerated trailers for on-site cold storage by eliminating the Read More »

APL winner of NAMEPA’s Marine Environment Protection Award

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that the liner company APL is the recipient of NAMEPA's 2010 Marine Environment Protection Award. The award will be presented at NAMEPA's Read More »

Maersk seen rebounding to H1 profit

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk is expected to report a rebound back into profits for the first half of 2010 from year-ago losses, a Reuters poll analysts showed.

The group, which owns the world's biggest container shipping c Read More »

ACL announces general rate increase on the North Atlantic

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Atlantic Container Line sees the need for further rate improvement in the Transatlantic Container sector of their product and as such announces the following increase effective October 1, 2010 Read More »

NOL upbeat on growth after Q2 profit

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's fifth largest container shipping firm, reported its first profit in seven quarters and expects further improvement in earnings due to higher rates and volume. Read More »

Singapore’s SGX eyes container ship swap growth

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore Exchange , which recently launched clearing services for over-the-counter (OTC) container freight derivatives, is optimistic that the nascent market will grow over time, a senior SGX official said.

Last week SGX became the second cl Read More »

FuelWise’ option helps reduce gen set fuel consumption and emissions

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

New testing by Carrier Transicold suggests that the FuelWise' efficiency-boosting option for Carrier Transicold's PowerLINE' generator sets can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 37 percent. The trials demonstrate the potential impact for shipping comp Read More »

MSC issues statement on Aug. 7th collision between MSC Chitra and Khalijia 3

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A collision took place in the approaches to Mumbai at about 0935 hours local time on August 7, 2010, between the MSC container vessel MSC Chitra, and the bulk carrier Khalijia 3. MSC understands that the Khalijia 3 had recently been salvaged from a three Read More »

APL starts new direct US West Coast service at ICTSI Japanese terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Naha International Container Terminal, Inc. (NICTI), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) managing the international container terminal at the Port of Naha in Okinawa, Japan, welcomed a new US West Coast direct service b Read More »