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Ship pilot charged in San Francisco Bay oil spill case

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

John Joseph Cota, the pilot of the COSCO Busan, the 65,131-ton containership that collided with the San Francisco Bay Bridge resulting in the discharge of approximately 58,000 gallons of oil, was charged recently with violations of the Clean Water Act and Read More »

Crowley Christens new articulated tug-barge (ATB) tank vessel

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the fourth of 10 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 Integrity and barge 650-4. Read More »

New Senator Lines vessel on Mediterranean-Canada service

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Senator Lines will phase in a new vessel on its two-sling Mediterranean-Canada service MCS. The recently chartered Montreal Senator will replace the Canada Senator currently running on the service linking the Mediterranean ports with Montreal. Read More »

New WWL service for automakers in North / South America trade route

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) announced it will begin offering ocean transportation to automakers in its North America / South America trade. Beginning April 28, 2008, WWL will add two 'Pure Car Truck Carriers' (PCTCs) to its existing roll-on, roll Read More »

Yellow Transportation launches expedited ocean service

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Yellow Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., in cooperation with YRC Logistics Global is offering expedited ocean service for guaranteed, on-time delivery of less-than-container-load shipments moving from China to the United States. Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces trans-Pacific presence

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Maersk Line have signed a cooperation agreement on the Danish operator's new line between North Asia and the US West Coast. Read More »

Intermarine revises surcharges

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announced that the carriers will revise the bunker and Panama Canal surcharges on all their services to/from South America and the Caribbean effective April 23, 2008 Read More »

Maersk Line Drops NASA Service

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has decided to cease its slot charter agreement with the container line Hamburg S'd in the trade between the East Coast of South America and North America (also known as the NASA service) effective from 17 August 2008. As of 18 August 2008, Ma Read More »

Hamburg S’d and Maersk Line to cooperate in the Oceania ’ North America Trade

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd and Maersk Line have today announced the formation of a new vessel sharing agreement. Subject to regulatory approval the two lines will establish a weekly service from Australia/New Zealand to the East Coast of North America. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd improving ANP service

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd will offer its customers significantly shorter transit times in the ANP service between Australia/New Zealand and the US East Coast (via Panama) from May/June this year. Read More »

NYK Logistics restructures on European continent

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

NYK announces the restructuring of its Western European Logistics business into two regional companies, trading as NYK Logistics North Continent and NYK Logistics South Europe from 1st April 2008, and part of NYK Group Europe, Logistics Division. Read More »

Evergreen To Commence Additional Vietnam Service

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will commence a new weekly ocean service between Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and the Vietnam port of Haiphong on March 21. Called the KHP service (Kaohsiung-Haiphong Shuttle Service), the trade will utilize the 580-TEU MV Dong Du. Read More »

Maersk Line Sells Slots To Cma-Cgm In The Transatlantic Trade

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

We are pleased to announce that Mares Line has entered a slot charter agreement, which will provide CMA-CGM space in the transatlantic trade. Read More »

Maersk Line Redesigns Its Oceania - Americas ServiceEffective from the end of May 2008

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line Redesigns Its Oceania - Americas ServiceEffective from the end of May 2008, Maersk Line will redesign its current 'Oceania Service' connecting Australia and New Zealand to the U.S. East Coast and South- and Central America. Read More »

Hanjin Shipping turns to Kalmar for afleet of new terminal tractors

AJOT | March 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Kalmar Industries has won an order to supply 96 terminal tractors to Hanjin Shipping ' South Korea's largest shipping company ' for operation at its new container terminal as part of the Pusan New Port Project, earmarked as the country's principal deepwat Read More »

Danaos Corp. arranges charters with MCC

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Danaos Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement with MCC, a subsidiary of MAERSK, and has already time-chartered the 30-year-old S.A. Helderberg, a 3,100 teu containership, for a period of 12 months beginning December 2007 at fixed daily rate Read More »

BIMCO appoints new Secretary General

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic & International Maritime Council's (BIMCO) Executive Committee has appointed Mr. Torben C. Skaanild as the successor to the present Secretary General, Mr. Carsten Melchiors. Together with the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. S'ren Larsen, Mr. Skaa Read More »

CargoGulf opens UK office

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CargoGulf announced the opening of its first UK office, a move that reflects the company's strategy to strengthen its presence in key markets and to reinforce its standing as a global NVOCC (Non-vessel operating common carrier). Located in Manchester, Ca Read More »

NYK Line announces start of the NYK Cool Earth Project

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The issue of climate change is currently considered one of the most momentous concerns of our time, and companies around the world would be ill-advised to turn their attention from this matter. In this light, the NYK Group'a global logistics integrator th Read More »

CMA CGM reports sustained growth

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM strengthened its financial structure in 2007, posting solid gains in revenues and a significant increase in profitability in a global trade environment experiencing a surge in international container traffic. Read More »