Liner Shipping

Tioga Group Releases CIGMA international freight study

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

A new study, Containerized Intermodal Goods Movement Assessment (CIGMA) 2008, has been released by freight transportation consultant The Tioga Group, Inc. ( Supported by interviews with more than 60 leading firms linked to the supply c Read More »

Horizon celebrates 50 years in Puerto Rico

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, celebrated 50 years of service in Puerto Rico at an event for customers, vendors, labor leaders, government officials and staff held at the company's San Juan marine termin Read More »

Four percent drop projected for 2008 retail containers

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to decline four percent in 2008 compared with 2007 because of the nation's slow economy, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Glob Read More »

UASC takes delivery of new ship M.V. Jazan

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

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

OceanGuaranteed upgrades for first day-definite container service

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

OceanGuaranteed, which offers guaranteed delivery from Asia to the US for less than containerload (LCL) cargo, has added Canada to its list of destinations. It has also opened its first inland point of origin in Asia -- Guangzhou, China. Read More »

Dutch Runner calls Halifax

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Dutch Runner made its inaugural call at the Port of Halifax on Friday July 25, 2008. The Great Lakes Feeder Lines of Burlington, Ontario plans to operate the service between Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The Dutch Runner has a capacity for about 25 Read More »

Safmarine containers to contribute to Cape Town

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine has donated seven retired seafreight containers to the Life Cycling Academy (LCA), a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and uplifting children living in poor communities in South Africa. The containers Read More »

CargoGulf announces faster services to Middle East

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Just three months after opening its first UK office, Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) CargoGulf has unveiled improved services from the UK to the Middle East. The company is now operating direct groupage services to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Read More »

Maersk introduces new Intra Asia Service

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line and MCC Transport have announced the start of a direct and fast weekly service connecting China with Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes first direct Asian cargo service

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Jacksonville Port Authority officials, Mayor John Peyton and members of the Jacksonville City Council gathered at Blount Island Marine Terminal to greet the first Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) container vessel to call on Jacksonville. Read More »

Stevenson to join Intermarine as Chairman of the Board of Directors

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, a global leader in project cargo shipping, announced today that Craig Stevenson has joined the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Stevenson, the former Chief Executive Officer of OMI Corporation will work closely with Intermar Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces its management team

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Jean-Marc Lacave, 51, will join CMA CGM Group, as Chief Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Board, as of 1st September 2008. Read More »

Vessel fuel incentive program launched

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have implemented an incentive program aimed at accelerating the use of cleaner-burning fuel by ocean vessel operators when transiting within 40 nautical miles of the San Pedro Bay and while at berth in either port. Read More »

Golden Dragon Holdings, Inc. signs agreement with CMA CGM

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

"CMA is the best equipped and most respectable shipping company dealing in China today. Their reputation and professionalism is why we are honored to announce that they will represent GDHI in all its shipping and logistical transportation from the US to C Read More »

Retail container traffic slowly climbing; still below 2007

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail cargo ports is slowly climbing despite the continuing economic slowdown, but is expected to remain below last year's levels through most of 2008, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Natio Read More »

UASC signs contract in excess of $1.5bln with Samsung Heavy Industries

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. announced the signing of a newbuilding contract for nine 13,100 teus ships (A13) with Samsung Heavy Industries. Read More »

Suzuki bids farewell to MOL America

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Mr. Suzuki held numerous positions worldwide since joining MOL in 1973. His liner division experience began in 1984 when he became a Long Beach, California Representative. He served as General Manager of the Liner Division and Managing Director of MOL (As Read More »

Government reaches novel plea agreement in vessel pollution case

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In a case involving illegal discharges of oily waste from an ocean-going vessel that entered Port Newark in June 2006, a federal judge in Newark accepted a plea agreement between the government and Clipper Marine Services A/S, a Danish company, US Attorne Read More »

Evergreen awarded ‘Int’l Ocean Carrier of the Year’ by Wal-Mart

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line today announced it has been selected by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as International Ocean Carrier of the Year for 2007-2008. The award is presented every year by the nation's leading retailer for service excellence in ocean shipping. Read More »

Maersk orders 18 new container vessels

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced that A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the delivery of 18 container vessels in 2011 and 2012. The vessels will each have a capacity of 4,500 teu (twenty- foot equivalent unit). Read More »