Liner Shipping

Seaspan takes delivery of 4th new containership in 2008

AJOT | October 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it accepted delivery of the CSCL Lima, a 2,500 TEU newbuilding. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., expands Seaspan's current operating fleet to 33 vessels with 35 Read More »

CMA CGM expands coverage between Europe, Indian Ocean Islands

AJOT | October 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group and its subsidiary DELMAS announced the launching, end of November 2008, of a new weekly service dedicated to the Indian Ocean Islands: Mascareignes Express Read More »

Tilden & Bloom to receive 2008

AJOT | October 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2008 Connie Awards this year to Douglas Tilden, Chairman of Ports America Group and Ken Bloom, Chief Executive Officer for INTTRA. The industry-wide luncheon will take place on Monday, Dec Read More »

First female Master of Safmarine vessel

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

South African Louise Angel (29) has become the first woman to take command of a Safmarine vessel. She is also the youngest Master in the Safmarine fleet, which comprises 19 owned and 39 chartered vessels. Read More »

APL turns 160 years old

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Global container shipping leader APL turned 160 years old Oct. 6. The carrier's year-long anniversary observance climaxed at a celebration on the San Francisco waterfront where APL first made maritime history during California's Gold Rush. Read More »

Evergreen, Yang Ming, Cheng Lie commence new intra-Asia service

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line commenced a joint service with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. and Cheng Lie Navigation Co., Ltd. covering key ports in North/Central China, Hong Kong, Philippines and Java. The purpose of the new service is to provide customers with a com Read More »

UASC naming & delivery of M.V. Al Hilal

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), owned by six Arabian Gulf States (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.) celebrated the naming and delivery of its 7th new A7 ship at a specially organized ceremony held at HHI, Ulsan in Korea. The nam Read More »

CMA CGM launches operations in Tangier

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM LA TRAVIATA is the first CMA CGM high capacity vessel to call at the new Tanger Med I container terminal (TC2) since its opening in August 2008. Read More »

Crowley to grow fleet of large barges

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has awarded construction contracts to Gunderson Marine of Portland, Oregon for - in addition to two already under construction - eight Heavy Lift Series 400-foot by 105-foot-wide deck ba Read More »

Evergreen Line offers new service pattern in Asia-Australia trade

AJOT | October 08, 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 »

Maersk AE-8 Far East service includes Hamburg

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The AE-1 and AE-8 Far East services have been running since March 2008. They use a fleet of 18 containerships between them, with a slot space capacity of between 8,200 and 8,650 TEU. After each round trip, the ships of the AE-1 and AE-8 services change ov Read More »

Northern Shipping Fund I LLC provides new liquidity to international shipping

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Northern Shipping Fund I LLC ("NSF I") formally opened its doors to business having completed a first closing in excess of $110 million in equity. Read More »

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 »