Liner Shipping

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 »

MLL’s Harriss to lead chartering business

AJOT | August 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announced that Dave Harriss has been promoted to Director, Ship Management and Chartering. Harriss officially assumed the position on August 11. He will be responsible for all trade and chartering of MLL's tanker and multi-purpo Read More »

Target Corporation awards Damco

AJOT | August 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Damco has been awarded the Vice President's Award 2008 by the Target Corporation. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service awarded full agency representation in Taiwan by Sea-Consortium

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all their traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect. Read More »

Seaboard Marine employs larger ship in New Orleans service

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Increased demand led Miami-based Seaboard Marine to employ a larger ship in its weekly Port of New Orleans container service with Latin America. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. Read More »

Trans-Pacific: CMA CGM, MAERSK & MSC rationalize services to US West Coast

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, MAERSK and MSC, the world's three largest shipping companies, will reorganize two loops between Asia and US West Coast by merging their Central and Northern China services, effective September 16th, 2009. Read More »

Maersk Line revises trans-Pacific trade network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced revisions to its trans-Pacific network services, including changes to services operated under a Vessel Sharing Agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA-CGM, as well as other independent trans-Pacific products. Read More »

Chairman & CEO of ABS speaks before Lake Carriers’ Association and Canadian Shipowners Association

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The following address was given by Robert Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), before the 73rd Annual International Joint Conference of Lake Carriers' Association and Canadian Shipowners Association in Cleveland August 12 Read More »

Premium Article  New inland water transport route opened between Berlin and Hamburg

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

On August 3, 2009, the first containers that were brought from Berlin to the Port of Hamburg via the new Elbe-Spree inland waterway were unloaded. The line operated by the Berlin Hafen- und Lagerhaus AG in cooperation with Konrad Zippel Spediteur GmbH fro Read More »