Liner Shipping

WTSA lines reaffirm adherence to bunker charge formula

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they fully intend to follow the formula adopted in late 2008 for calculating bunker fuel charges, when those charges adjust on October 1, 2009. Read More »

DHL launches new Direct LCL services in United States

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

DHL announced the launch of its direct Less than Container Load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Xingang - Tianjin enhancing its connectivity between North America and Northern China. Through Danmar Lines, DHL Global Forwarding's in-house carrier, the ne Read More »

APL upgrades Miami-to-Central America service

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

APL announced upgrades to its twice-a-week Miami service connecting the US to Central America.

The world's 5th-largest container carrier, APL said it has added a port call at Santo Tomas, Guatemala, to its CAX service (Central America Expres Read More »

China Shipping named a ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Michaels Stores

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Michaels Stores, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual CEO Summit in Dallas, Texas in late August. In conjunction with the conference, the company announced its Vendor and Carrier Partnership of the Year Awards. Read More »

Horizon Lines adds Tampa to existing service between US Gulf - Puerto Rico

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that it would add regularly scheduled vessel container service between Tampa, Florida and Puerto Rico. A vessel call at the Port of Tampa will be added to the carrier's Gulf Express Service (GAX), currently operating a fixed- Read More »

Maersk Line offers best lead-time from South Vietnam to US West Coast

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line introduces an enhanced eastbound service from South Vietnam to the United States West Coast. With the introduction of the Pacific Express Service, Maersk Line has established an industry-best lead-time product, utilizing a proven network, cons Read More »

Seaspan takes delivery of 40th containership

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it accepted delivery of the MOL Eminence from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The 5,100 TEU containership is Seaspan's fifth newbuilding in 2009 and expands the Company's fleet to 40 vessels. The MOL Eminence is chart Read More »

Deltaport hosts the Zim Djibouti, one of the world’s largest containerships

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The ZIM Djibouti, one of the largest containerships operating in the world, was docked at the Deltaport terminal from recently. At more than 16,000 square meters, the Djibouti has a cargo capacity in excess of 10,000 TEU, meaning it can hold over 10,000 t Read More »

Horizon Lines participates in anti-piracy testing

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. recently participated in two separate anti-piracy system trials in an effort to better protect the lives of merchant mariners. Read More »

Michel and Weist awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley Trophies

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Suz Michel, director of people development and learning for Crowley in Seattle, and Bob Weist, vice president of sales and marketing for the logistics group were awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies at the compa Read More »

Modern day pirates to face new defense system on the high seas

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS). Horizon Lines, LLC, a US flagged containership operator serving US domestic routes Read More »

Maersk Line adapts Asia/US East Coast product to upcoming slack season

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced further revisions to its trans-Pacific network including the temporary withdrawal of the Trans-Pacific 10 (TP10) service, and revisions to the Trans-Pacific 7 (TP7) and Trans-Pacific 3 (TP3) services. The TP10 will be suspended to su Read More »

Evergreen rationalizes US East Coast/Northwest Europe route with the CKYH Alliance

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has announced a rationalization plan with the CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) for the US East Coast / Northwest Europe Service. Read More »

Matson Chairman retires

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company Chairman James S. Andrasick is retiring from the company, effective September 1, 2009. Andrasick has been Matson's chairman since October 2008 and was the company's president and chief executive officer from 2002 through 2008. Read More »

Crowley adds Sesok to growing fleet of Alaska river tugs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Sesok, Crowley's newest triple-screw diesel powered tug joined the fleet of Alaska river tugs this month, when it called St. Mary's on the Yukon River to pick up its first barge. Soon thereafter, the Sesok and her crew made stops along the Yukon River Read More »

MCTF endorses CBP effort to strengthen enforcement of Jones Act

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Non-Jones Act qualified vessels will no longer be able to engage in activities properly reserved for US-flag vessels once Customs and Border Protection ('CBP') implements its proposal to correct or eliminate several rulings that failed to take due account Read More »

MOL announces Boyer as Director of Pricing for trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that Jim Boyer has been appointed director of pricing for the trans-Pacific trade.

Boyer is currently the director of customer service and training for MOL North America and will be replacing Aaron Groves who is leaving MOL Read More »

CMA CGM, Maruba, Hapag-Lloyd combine South America services

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Maruba and Hapag-Lloyd are collaborating in a regular weekly service between Northern Europe and the east coast of South America.

On 11 August 2009, the CMA CGM Violet became the first ship of the new joint service to v Read More »

CMA CGM announces rate restoration programs

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide its customers with reliable and efficient services, the CMA CGM Group has decided to restore freight rates between the following locations to sustainable levels. Read More »

CMA CGM named Ocean Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group announced that it was recently honored with the 2008-2009 'Ocean Carrier of the Year award' by Wal-Mart in recognition of its commitment to excellent service. Read More »