Liner Shipping

Chemical shipping fortunes lifted by swing ships

AJOT | June 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Chemical shipping faces another tough year, but prospects are improving thanks to the strength of the product tanker market which is attracting a growing number of swing ships out of chemicals into products, according to the latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read More »

Soechi Lines hires Deutsche Bank for proposed dollar bond debut

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Indonesian shipping company Soechi Lines has mandated Deutsche Bank as sole bookrunner for meetings with fixed-income investors ahead of a debut offering of US dollar bonds. Read More »

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig

Reuters | June 09, 2015 | Energy | Discovery | Liner Shipping

A group of protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Tuesday seeking to block workers attempting to reach a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that could depart this week to resume fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic. Read More »

Houston Pilots Look Forward to Reviewing NTSB Findings Into 2014 Barge-Ship Collision

Marketwired | June 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The collision resulted in an oil spill and partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the nation’s busiest waterways. Read More »

Sino-Global receives first payment under two-year time charter agreement

PR Newswire | June 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd (NasdaqCM: SINO) ("Sino-Global" or the "Company"), a Virginia company engaged in shipping, chartering and related services, today announced that it received the first payment under a previously reported time charter agreement, in the amount of $113,500 covering the 15-day period starting May 20, 2015. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd will resume the Gulf Bridge Service (GC2)

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Be advised that Hapag-Lloyd will be resuming the Gulf Bridge Service (GC2) Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc: Signs time charter contract

Reuters | June 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Enters time charter contract with China Shipping Bulk Carrier Co Ltd, Hong Kong, for Panamax dry bulk vesse Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Calipso With China Shipping

GlobeNewswire | June 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The gross charter rate is US$6,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum ten (10) months to maximum fourteen (14) months. The charter is expected to commence tomorrow. Read More »

Swire Shipping and Rickmers-Linie form strategic partnership in India and Middle East

AJOT | June 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Connecting more than 12 ports; Monthly multipurpose service with lifting capacity of up to 120 metric tons Read More »

China turns focus to smoky ships, boats in fight against pollution

Reuters | June 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping

China is considering regulating emissions from boats and ships, the environment ministry said on Monday, as it tries to clamp down on pollution. Read More »

Largest Damen hopper dredger delivered in Borneo to PFNM

AJOT | June 05, 2015 | Liner Shipping

TSHD 2500 Barito Equator first of its kind built in Indonesia Read More »

DNV GL takes a broad view on the cost of safety and sustainability to alternative fuels

AJOT | June 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Trends in pricing are an obvious factor to consider when examining the feasibility of new fuels, but sustainability and safety also have an impact on the ultimate affordability of change. DNV GL has released a position paper that presents a methodology for evaluating alternative fuels, adding sustainability and safety considerations in the discussion. Read More »

DNV GL Energy Management Study shows rise in awareness of performance monitoring

AJOT | June 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Only about one third of shipping companies were aiming for energy savings of 5 percent or more, suggests the new DNV GL Energy Management study. It is based on the input of 80 shipping companies and includes ship managers, owners and operators in 24 countries. Read More »

SIU Piney Point Building Dedicated in Honor of the Late Thomas B. Crowley Sr.

AJOT | June 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Seafarers International Union (SIU) recently honored the late Thomas Crowley Sr. during a dedication ceremony that named a new administration building in his memory. The new Thomas Crowley Sr. Center for Maritime Services, located at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education in Piney Point, MD, commemorates the legacy of Crowley, who owned and operated Crowley Maritime Corp. until his death in 1994. Read More »

Asia Dry Bulk-Pacific, Atlantic capesize rates set to diverge

Reuters | June 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Rates for capesize bulk carriers could diverge next week, holding steady in the Pacific on healthy cargo volumes but easing in the Atlantic on a lack of coal and iron ore cargoes from South Africa and Brazil, ship brokers said. Read More »

The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER enters the CMA CGM fleet

AJOT | June 03, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER, 2nd of the Group’s 18,000 TEUs capacity vessel series, enters the CMA CGM fleet Read More »

AAL expands liner services division into Prince Rupert

AJOT | June 03, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Expansion provides AAL’s oil & gas customers far greater access to Northern Alberta mining projects Read More »

SeaLand’s Gulfex Terminal Change

AJOT | June 03, 2015 | Liner Shipping

There will be a change in terminal operations in the port of Santos and Itajai, specifically for the Gulfex service. Read More »

Denmark’s Maersk places $1.8 bln vessel order with Daewoo Shipbuilding

Reuters | June 02, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, said on Tuesday it has struck a $1.8 billion deal for 11 new ultra-large vessels from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd . Read More »

DNV GL Award for Young Professionals: Towards safer, smarter and greener shipping

AJOT | June 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

DNV GL rewarded three engineers for their scientific research at Nor-Shipping today and presented them with the DNV GL Award for Young Professionals. Read More »