Liner Shipping

Maersk says Iran tells it of cargo dispute but cannot confirm it

Reuters | April 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk said on Wednesday Iranian authorities had told it the Maersk Tigris vessel had been seized over an unresolved claim, but as it had not received any documents it could not confirm this had been the reason for Iran’s actions. Read More »

The CMA CGM Group obtains the Kingston Containers Terminal concession

AJOT | April 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

With CMA CGM, Kingston becomes one of the major transshipment hub port in the Caribbean Read More »

Ternvag Most Sustainable Vessel in Rotterdam in 2014

AJOT | April 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Ternvag, a oil/product tanker owned by the Danish company Terntank, was the most sustainable vessel to dock in Rotterdam in 2014, according to the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). Last year 1413 ships with a high entry in the Environmental Ship Index arrived in Rotterdam. In total, the Port Authority paid out €1.2 million on these sustainable vessels. Read More »

Maersk says crew of container vessel seized by Iran are safe

Reuters | April 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping company Maersk said on Wednesday the crew of the Maersk Tigris container ship were safe and “in good spirits” after Iranian authorities seized the vessel in the Strait of Hormuz the previous day. Read More »

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seize cargo ship in Gulf

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Iranian patrol boats intercepted a cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday and forced it into Iranian territorial waters by firing shots across its bow, prompting the U.S. Navy to send a destroyer and reconnaissance plane to monitor the situation. Read More »

Maersk Tigris Statement on Behalf of Rickmers Shipmanagement

PR Newswire | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers Shipmanagement would like to report that today at approximately 1255 hours local time its managed container vessel Maersk Tigris was approached in the Persian Gulf by Iranian Navy and forced for inspection at a rendezvous position in Iranian waters. Read More »

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seize cargo ship in Gulf

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, U.S. officials said. Read More »

Seized ship being escorted to Iran’s Bandar Abbas

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

A cargo ship seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards forces is being escorted to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas after it was approached in international waters, the shipping line which is hiring the vessel said on Tuesday. Read More »

Maersk Tigris ship management says concerned for 24 crew after Iran fires shots

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers Shipmanagement, the Singapore-based company that has chartered the Maersk Tigris, said Iranian officials fired warning shots at the container ship and boarded it on Tuesday. Read More »

Iran interception of cargo vessel appears ‘provocative’

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Pentagon on Tuesday said Iran’s interception of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel appeared to be a “provocative” act, but U.S. officials did not have all the facts surrounding the incident. Read More »

Ship incident in Gulf does not have political dimension - Iranian agency

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

An incident involving a cargo vessel in the Gulf on Tuesday has no military or political dimension, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported an unidentified source as saying. Read More »

Baltic index inches up, vessel activity muted

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched up on Monday amid muted shipping activity. Read More »

Maersk Tigris ship manager declines comment, Pentagon says Iran boards vessel

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The ship manager for the container vessel boarded by Iranian forces declined to comment on the status of the vessel on Tuesday. Read More »

Iranian forces board Marshall Islands-flagged ship in Gulf

Reuters | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters as it was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said. Read More »

Julio De La Lastra receives “Maritime Personality of the Year Award”

AJOT | April 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

MOL Liner Ltd. is pleased to announce that Mr. Julio De La Lastra, president, chief operation officer and regional vice president (Caribbean and Central America Region) of MOL (Panama) Inc. was selected as the recipient of the “Maritime Personality of the Year Award”. Read More »

Baltic index flat on muted shipping activity

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, remained flat on Monday on muted shipping activity. Read More »

Asia - North Europe container freight rates fell 12.5% last week

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Freight rates for the shipping of containers from Asia to Northern Europe fell 12.5 percent to record low $349 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended Friday, data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index showed. Read More »

Hamburg Süd completes resumption of full West Coast port coverage

AJOT | April 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Süd announced that the West Coast Americas Service (WAMS) will resume direct Oakland calls starting with the “Cap Palliser” voyage 520 on May 16, 2015. Read More »

Pasha Group’s acquisition of Horizon’s Hawaii business cleared by the DOJ

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared The Pasha Group’s acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines, Inc. (Horizon). Read More »

Hamburg Süd 2014: Setting the course for the future

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

While global economic growth in 2014 remained at previous year’s level with 3.4 per cent, container shipments increased at a considerably higher rate of 5.4 per cent compared with the previous year (3.6 per cent). Read More »