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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 »

Jones Act supporters salute Grill for leadership of MCTF

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Cabotage Task Force ('MCTF') thanked its retiring Chairman, Philip M. Grill, for his 14 years of leadership of the labor/management coalition that promotes the Jones Act and other US maritime cabotage laws in Washington. Grill, who retired as Vic Read More »

US-Asia shipping lines implement program to restore rates

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Member container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have moved to halt the steady erosion of rates in the US-Asia freight market in recent months, with a general rate increase (GRI) recommended to take effect September 1, 2 Read More »

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg-S’d launch service East Coast of S.A. - N. Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg S'd announced the launch of a new direct service on the route between the East Coast of South America and North Europe. As of August 6th 2009, the lines provide a joint weekly service of two loops, replacing their respecti Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service R-22 refrigerant changeover

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is equipped for the complex changeovers that the Montreal Protocol will demand when it comes into law on December 31, 2009. Read More »

APL wins top air quality award from Port of Los Angeles

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Liner Shipping

APL received the Port of Los Angeles' top environmental prize for improving air quality. The world's seventh-largest container carrier, APL received the second annual Clean Air Action Plan Award at a ceremony attended by Southern California maritime and Read More »

Evergreen’s export rate restoration

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The word sustainability has been used often to describe the environmentally sensitive and fuel-efficient business programs adopted by ocean carriers and other companies worldwide. In the midst of this unprecedented global economic recession, however, the Read More »

Maersk general rate increases in trans-Atlantic trade

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Since rates are at an unsustainable level in the trans-Atlantic trade, Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective September 1, 2009. Read More »

Matson VP Grill retiring after nearly three decade career

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

After a career with Matson that has spanned nearly three decades, Phil Grill, vice president, government relations, in Washington, DC is retiring. Grill has been the face of Matson in Washington since 1980, and has ensured that the company has been well r Read More »

TOTE Ships will reduce at-berth emissions by 90% in 2010

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nearly $1.5 million in grant money recently awarded to the Port of Tacoma will empower Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) to reduce the particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions of its two Orca Class vessels by an estimated 90 percent while at Read More »

Evergreen and COSCON introduce China-South East Asia Express (CSE) Service

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) launched a new joint service, the China South East Asia Express Service (CSE), effective from Shanghai on July 26, 2009. Read More »

Horizon Lines reports second-quarter financial results

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss of $(31.1) million, or $(1.02) per share, on revenue of $278.5 million. The results reflect certain items, including a $20 million charge related to the previously disclosed class-action legal settlement in Read More »

Premium Article  Recession hammers Great Lakes/Seaway marine industry

Leo Ryan | July 26, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

For a St. Lawrence Seaway celebrating the 50th anniversary of an engineering marvel and important commercial corridor in North America, these are grim times. As the global recession shows few signs of relaxing its grip on the US and Canadian economies, co Read More »

Crowley building continues with launch of the latest heavy-lift deck barge

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

With Crowley's vessel construction boom in full swing, shipyard employees, Crowley personnel and distinguished guests paused to welcome the newest heavy-lift deck barge to the Crowley fleet - the 455-6 - sixth in a series of heavy-lift deck barges slated Read More »

Ocean Knight Shipping/Shanghai moves giant drilling block

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Shanghai Ocean Knight Shipping Inc, China-Member to the Worldwide Project Consortium, Ltd. (WWPC), recently coordinated transportation for 1 pc of drill block fm Nangton, Jiangsu, province to Yangtai, Shandong province. Read More »