Liner Shipping

JAXPORT welcomes Maersk Line

AJOT | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

World’s largest container shipping line to offer weekly service to and from Jacksonville Read More »

Malaysian navy in contact with pirates on hijacked tanker

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

A Malaysian naval vessel has made contact with the pirates onboard hijacked tanker Orkim Harmony and is trying to persuade them to surrender, a maritime official said on Thursday. Read More »

Japan pushes LNG for transport to help climate, energy security

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Japan, the world’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is drawing up plans to get trucks and ships to use the fuel, partly to help cut carbon emissions but also to diversify energy sources in the freight sector for security reasons. Read More »

Malaysia’s hijacked oil tanker detected in Cambodian waters

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The small oil tanker that was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia last week has been detected in Cambodian waters, according to local media reports on Thursday. Read More »

China approves plan for civilian ships to be used by military

Reuters | June 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Chinese government has approved a plan requiring civilian shipbuilders to ensure that new ships can be used by the military during an emergency, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. Read More »

Container service punctuality continues to improve

AJOT | June 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Liner schedule reliability improved for the fourth consecutive month in May as the aggregate on-time performance for the three core East-West trades jumped by 4.0 percentage points to reach a new data-series high of 71.6%, according to Carrier Performance Insight (, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. Read More »

Making Data a Priority is Key to the Future of the Maritime Industry

GlobeNewswire | June 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The future competitiveness of the maritime industry will be affected by how rapidly shipping operators take advantage of big data, according to one of the world’s leading suppliers of satellite communications to the maritime industry. Read More »

GAC Poland waves off Nauta yard’s biggest ever vessel

AJOT | June 16, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Shipping and logistics services provider GAC Poland has bidden farewell to the largest vesselever to call at the Nauta shipyard in Gdynia/Gdansk. Read More »

The CMA CGM Group offers a unique service on the market, joining Asia to Iskenderun

AJOT | June 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce that starting June 16th, a call in the South Turkish port of Iskenderun will be added to the Group’s Bosphorus Express Line (BEX). Read More »

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited and Baltic Trading Limited Announce Shareholder Meetings to Approve

PR Newswire | June 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The combined company expects to further extend its leadership position in drybulk shipping and own a combined fleet of 70 drybulk vessels with an average age of 8.8 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 5,159,000 dwt, consisting of 13 Capesize, eight Panamax, 21 Supramax, four Ultramax, six Handymax and 18 Handysize vessels, after the expected delivery of two Ultramax newbuildings previously contracted by Baltic Trading. Read More »

NORDANA nominates Rickmers (Japan) Inc. as General Agent

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

NORDANA Project and Chartering (NPC) and Rickmers (Japan) Inc. are pleased to announce jointly that Rickmers (Japan) Inc. was nominated as sole General Agent of NORDANA Project and Chartering in Japan effective from 15 June 2015. Read More »

G6 Alliance announces Asia/North America service enhancements

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In response to market demand, members of the G6 Alliance today announced service enhancements in the Asia – North America (Pacific Southwest) trade. Read More »

Second small oil tanker hijacked in Malaysia this month

Reuters | June 15, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

A small oil tanker was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia over the weekend in the second such incident in the same area this month, raising further concerns over piracy in Southeast Asia, maritime officials said on Monday. Read More »

Maersk and partners to invest $1.5 bln in Ghana port terminal

Reuters | June 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday its APM Terminals unit would together with partners invest $1.5 billion to upgrade its Tema port terminal in Ghana and add 3.5 million TEUs in annual throughput capacity. Read More »

Video: Crowley Honored with Third TMSA Compass Award of Excellence

AJOT | June 12, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. has been honored with a third Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) Compass Award of Excellence, this time for the company’s biannual Connections Magazine, in the Marketing and Sales Collateral category. Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Agreement for m/v Leto With Cargil

GlobeNewswire | June 12, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Leto Read More »

MOL establishes ‘MOL Auto Carrier Express’ as a global brand

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the establishment of “MOL Auto Carrier Express (MOL ACE)” as global brand in the car carrier service, which is one of its major business fields. MOL will start to use “MOL ACE” beginning July 1, 2015. Read More »

Chiarello, Cox and McKenna named 2015 USS Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award recipients

AJOT | June 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2015 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE; Matthew J. Cox, President/CEO of Matson Inc.; and James C. McKenna, President and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association. Read More »

Target Ship Management to Expand Its Business

PR Newswire | June 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

MUMBAI, India, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Target Ship Management India (TSMI), a Human Resources company established in the year 2013, is growing fast with its dedicated employees and is now on a growth path with a pool of talent of seafarers and extended business opportunities for ship owners all over the world; with all kinds of vessels to be a part of the expanding family of TSMI.

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Plenty of phish in the sea, warns ECS Global Security

AJOT | June 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Advancement in broadband technologies and the move towards ‘Big Data’ will leave the maritime industry vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops a better awareness of ICT security and adopts security best practice, warns ESC Global Security’s head of cyber security division, Joseph Carson. Read More »