Liner Shipping

UASC takes delivery of new ship

AJOT | June 26, 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 a new ship at a specially organized delivery and naming ceremony held at Ulsan in Korea. Read More »

The Grand Alliance and The New World Alliance offer joint Black Sea Service

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Grand Alliance (GA) and The New World Alliance (TNWA) are pleased to announce a jointly operated service from Asia to the Black Sea starting mid-June 2008. Read More »

YM Uberty calls Hamburg as part of new Far East container liner service

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The YM Uberty made her first call the Port of Hamburg. Built at the CSBC shipyards in Kaohsiung, the container giant owned by the Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide and has a carrying capacity of 8,200 teu and 700 re Read More »

Vessel Operator and Chief Engineer plead guilty to falsifying records

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Reederei Karl Schlueter, the operator of GmbH & Co. KG (RKS), a ship management company, and Chief Engineer Nikola Ilijic, an officer on a ship operated by RKS, pleaded guilty today to a charge that they falsified the Oil Record Book pertaining to the com Read More »

CMA CGM Asia-Europe new FAL4 service

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group has the pleasure to announce the launching, on July 9th, 2008, of its latest service in the FAL network linking Asia and Europe : the FAL4 service. Read More »

New container vessel deployed between Europe, Middle East, India

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The German containership newbuild CAP GABRIEL recently made its first visit to Hamburg when it docked at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Read More »

Double hull celebration for Safmarine

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The double hull naming of the 2,500 teu container vessels, the Safmarine Nakuru and Safmarine Nuba, represents a first in the history of multi-trade shipping line Safmarine and brings to seven the total number of owned containerships named b Read More »

Horizon Lines/Logistics launch Green Initiative

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, announced a wide-ranging corporate environmental initiative called Horizon Green. Environmental stewardship is a fundamental tenet at Horizon Lines, and the company has la Read More »

COSCO adds second weekly sailing to Prince Rupert

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

China Ocean Shipping (COSCO) is adding Prince Rupert to the shipping line's existing CEN service, doubling its weekly calls to the Fairview intermodal container terminal, beginning with the 5,400 TEU (20-foot equivalent units) COSCO Hong Kong on Saturday, Read More »

Matson to raise fuel surcharge

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

With fuel related costs reaching historical highs, Matson Navigation Company announced today that it is raising its fuel surcharge for its Hawaii service by 4.5 percentage points, from 33.75 to 38.25%, and its Guam/CNMI and Micronesia services by six perc Read More »

Intermarine revises fuel surcharges

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As the cost of fuel continues to escalate, Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announces that the carriers will increase the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and th Read More »

Maiden voyage of XIN MEI ZHOU in the Hamburg

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The giant containership XIN MEI ZHOU built at the Hudong Shipyards in China called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time recently. Read More »

Evergreen launches Adriatic Feeder Service (AFS)

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line launched a regional service to central Adriatic and Balkan ports in June. The Adriatic Feeder Service (AFS) will significantly improve the existing Intra-Mediterranean feeder network with a hub in Taranto, Italy. Read More »

Grand Alliance introduces environment-friendly service concept for EU1

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) announced the implementation of a ninth vessel (6,200 teus) to its Japan'North Europe service (EU1). The addition completes an environment-friendly program aimed at lowering emissions that has been implemented on the Grand Alliance Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces trans-Pacific presence with Japan / US West Coast service

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced that a cooperation agreement has been signed with The New World Alliance (MOL, APL, HMM) on a new weekly service linking Japan and the US West Coast. Operating with four vessels, with nominal capacity ranging from 2,800 to 3,500 teu, Read More »

CMA CGM expands coverage of Asia-Panama-US East Coast

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM existing SAX Service (Asia-Panama-US East Coast Service) has been redesigned to include calls in BALBOA, Panama Eastbound and Westbound as well as Jacksonville, Florida Eastbound. Read More »

CMA CGM plans new Asia port call in Dunkirk

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Port Authority of Dunkirk (PAD) announced that CMA CGM is introducing Dunkirk into the rotation of its FAL3 service (French Asia Line), which will arrive from China beginning August 5th, with the stopover of the CMA CGM Carmen. Read More »

Maersk announces general rate increase on N. American exports

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As a result of increasing costs associated with the growing North American export trade, Maersk Line will enact general rate increases for export cargo from the United States and Canada effective 1 July 2008. This will include trade routes for the Transat Read More »

INTTRA announces winners of Third Annual Customer Awards

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, announced the results of its "A Nite into the Future of e-Commerce" award ceremony, held at Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Shanghai, China. The annual event hosted more than 140 guests, wh Read More »

No quick fix for US-Asia space & equipment challenges

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they are working closely with US exporters to address continuing space and equipment shortages to Asia. But sorting out the complex operational and cost factors behi Read More »