Liner Shipping

Crowley christens new ATB vessel in Tampa

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the fifth of ten new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010. The vessels christened were the 9,280 HP-tug Courage and barge 650-5. Read More »

Evergreen Line offers new service pattern in Asia-Australia trade

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has confirmed it will join the two Asia Australia Services, known as AAS and AAN, operated by four steamship lines -- APL, Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd and Hyundai Merchant Marine. Compared to Evergreen Line's existing TCA route, the new servic Read More »

Four newbuildings earmarked for Rickmers-Linie

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Four more 24,000dwt multi-purpose vessels have been ordered for the global services of Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo shipping company by Polaris Shipmanagement, a Rickmers Group company. The contract with the Chinese shipbuilder Guangzho Read More »

NOL confirms binding bid made for Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) confirmed it has submitted a binding bid to acquire the Hapag-Lloyd container shipping business. Read More »

Crowley, Puerto Rico Port Authority sign long-term lease extension

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group and the Puerto Rico Port Authority announced the signing of a new lease that will keep Crowley at its Isla Grande terminal for up to 20 years and allow for multimillion-dollar investment by the company i Read More »

TTS wins lift-on/lift-off contract for eight 13,100 TEUs

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

A significant order for hatch covers has been taken by TTS Ships Equipment GmbH, for supply to eight 13,100 TEU container vessels building at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Korea, for delivery in 2010 and 2011. The company will supply 83 lift-on/lift-o Read More »

‘Open and obvious’ defense will help shipowners

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The acceptance of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court that some dangers and unstable conditions should be 'open and obvious' to stevedores injured during ships' cargo discharge will be welcomed by ship owners. The Fifth Circuit, which cove Read More »

Container fee legislation underscores freight funding needs

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Legislation introduced by Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA) helps underscore the growing recognition of the need to increase federal support of freight infrastructure. The bill, the MOVEMENT Act of 2008 (HR 7002), calls for the creation of a separate Read More »

TTS wins further Hyundai Samho order

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Sweden's TTS Ships Equipment, Gothenburg, has won an order for the design and supply of Cargo Access Equipment (CAE) from South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) involving a series of four 7,900 units PCTCs. Read More »

TTS delivers a new innovative cardeck to Stena RoRo

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

TTS has delivered and installed a new hoistable cardeck onboard Stena Forteller as a conversion project. The contract was signed with Stena RoRo in beginning of January 2008 and the equipment was delivered and installed onboard during voyage between Finl Read More »


AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Today the U.S. Department of Justice announced that four individuals have agreed to plead guilty for their involvement in a conspiracy to eliminate competition and raise prices for moving freight between the Continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. A fifth ship Read More »

CMA CGM inaugurates direct link between Europe, Med & Australia

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launch, end of November 2008, of a new rationalized version of its NEMO service, which becomes NEW NEMO (North Europe, Mediterranean, Oceania). Read More »

Korean court system comes under spotlight in Hebei Spirit case

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Roberto Giorgi, President of V.Ships, technical managers of the Hebei Spirit, visited Korea, to demonstrate the company's commitment and moral support for the Master and Chief Officer of the Hebei Spirit, who have been detained in Korea for nearly ten mon Read More »

Crowley appoints Atkinson VP Government Contracts

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Steve Atkinson has been appointed vice president of government contracts and business development for Crowley's technical services business unit. In this new position, Atkinson will report to Steve Collar, seni Read More »

Crowley equipment acquisitions $21 million in 2008

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services equipment fleet is continuing to grow this year with the acquisition of $21 million worth of containers, chassis, refrigerated containers, trailers and generator sets. Read More »

Aries Maritime Transport, Ltd. Q2 results

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Aries Maritime Transport, Limited reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. The following financial review discusses the results for the three months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the results for the three months Read More »

Arcade Acquisition Corp. to purchase 10 container vessels

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Arcade Acquisition Corp. announced that it has entered into a series of agreements pursuant to which it has agreed to acquire ten (10) feeder service containerships (with a total capacity of 21,135 teu) for an aggregate purchase price of $261.7 million (t Read More »

Capital Product Partners L.P. extends time charters with BP Shipping Ltd.

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Capital Product Partners L.P. announced that it had reached agreement with BP Shipping Limited to extend two of its existing time charters. The time charters for two of the Partnership's 37,000 dwt, 2006 built, MR product tankers, the Agisilaos and the Ar Read More »

Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Lines commence Japan-Taiwan-Philippine Islands service

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and Wan Hai Lines have announced a joint service agreement covering ports in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippine Islands. Commencing September 12 from Hong Kong. Read More »

CSCL Montevideo delivered to Seaspan

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has accepted delivery of the CSCL Montevideo, a 2,500 teu newbuild vessel constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The CSCL Montevideo was delivered on September 2, 2008, approximately five months ahe Read More »