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BBC’s box arrives in Yokohama on NYK containership

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

n September 2008, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) initiated an ambitious and unique project to tell the story of international trade and globalization by tracking a standard shipping container around the world for about a year. Recent Read More »

MOL to offer direct service from Vietnam to USWC

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced plans to offer direct service from Vietnam to the US West Coast. The company's Pacific Southwest Express (PSX) service will begin calling on Cai Mep in South Vietnam effective June 4, 2009. Read More »

Sea Star Line upgraded Eastern Caribbean Islands Service

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line Caribbean, LLC. announced the upgrade of its Virgin Island and Eastern Caribbean Services utilizing the outstanding performance capabilities of the ro/ro vessel Cap Canaille. This weekly fixed day service will call approximately eight Islan Read More »

Southeast Distribution Association begins moving containers

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Southeast Distribution Association (SEDA), a not-for-
profit forest products shippers association, has successfully established partnerships with several
ocean carriers and has begun moving its first containers in March. SEDA was founded in 20 Read More »

Walmart awards Horizon Lines 2008 Jones Act Carrier of the Year

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. has been named Jones Act Carrier of the Year for 2008 by Walmart Stores, Inc. The award is presented each year to a domestic ocean carrier to recognize best-in-class schedule reliability and exceptional customer service. The award was Read More »

Premium Article  Safmarine appoints Dyrbye new CEO

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | People | Appointments | Liner Shipping

Tomas Dyrbye is currently Maersk Line Regional Manager for Northern Europe. Tomas is 51 years old, joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 1985, and has occupied a number of international positions which includes CEO for the Nordic and Baltic Area for Ma Read More »

Premium Article  MSC and Port of Charleston ink deal for boxship calls through 2017

George Lauriat | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) have signed a new deal to keep the Geneva-based box ship operator in the Port of Charleston through 2017. The deal is significant for both parties. MSC, which is the Read More »

Carrier Transicold reaches milestone with Maersk

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mirroring 40 years of escalating growth in refrigerated seaborne trade, Carrier Transicold's Container Products Group recently achieved a new milestone: production of its 700,000th container refrigeration unit. That's far and away the greatest number of c Read More »

Matson honored by Toyota Logistics

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company has been honored with a 2008 Toyota Logistics Excellence award for outstanding achievement. This is the second consecutive year Matson has received this honor from Toyota Logistics. Read More »

Crowley announces organizational changes

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has made several organizational changes within its contract services and marine operations groups. John Ara has been named vice president, contract services, and Chris Peterson has been named vice president, Read More »

CMA CGM to launch new direct service between North Europe, Greece, Turkey

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group announced the launch, effective June 1st, 2009, of its new service linking North Europe, Greece and Turkey: The French Europe Med EXPRESS (FEMEX). Read More »

Crowley meets all TWIC deadlines 
with 100% compliance

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Continuing its practice of proactively addressing maritime security issues and of meeting new federal security requirements, Crowley announced that all of its employees, who needed Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) by the final mid- Read More »

Grand Alliance and ZIM to cooperate with Hamburg S’d on ATX Service

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), together with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, will cooperate with Hamburg Sud on the Atlantic Express Service (ATX). Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s Atlantic trade mirroring economic downturn

Leo Ryan | May 03, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The global recession has caught up with shipping lines, ports and terminal operators active on Canada’s east coast. While the Port of Halifax recently received some good news with the addition of two new container customers, the overall downward trend on Read More »

Premium Article  Corps allocates two percent of stimulus funds to Great Lakes

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Great Lakes came up way short when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided how to divvy up the $4.6 billion Congress gave it for job creation and infrastructure improvements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Corps allocated only 2 Read More »

Maersk announces Asia - Europe changes

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

On their Asia to Northern Europe strings, they will concentrate their UK services into Felixstowe (AE1 service) and improve the direct coverage between China and Le Havre (AE10 service). Read More »

CMA CGM to offer new direct connection between Japan, Mediterranean

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading of its MEX Asia-Mediterranean service, to include direct calls at Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe, effective from mid-May 2009. Read More »

CSAL Service adds M/V Atlantic Navigator

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Canada States Africa Line announced the addition of a fourth vessel to its service.
M/V Atlantic Navigator will complement M/V Atlantic Runner on the service between the ports of Southern Africa and US Gulf, thus offering monthly frequency on this r Read More »

CSAL direct service from Canada to Namibia
Canada States Africa Line (CSAL)

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CSAL direct service from Canada to Namibia
Canada States Africa Line (CSAL) offers a direct service from Canada and the US East Coast to Walvis Bay, Namibia. Read More »

CMA CGM (America) LLC names new marketing, sales, eCommerce leadership

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Mj Dornford has been named Vice President, Marketing. In her new role, Mj will be responsible for managing market analytics and reporting, as well as overseeing public relations, marketing and communications. Read More »