Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie takes shares in Wallmann & Co.

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie and the terminal operator Wallmann & Co are to extend their cooperation in the port of Hamburg. Rickmers-Linie will take a share of 25.1% in the Wallmann Terminal with effect from January 1, 2008. Read More »

New World Alliance moves another string to Thamesport

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The members of the New World Alliance (APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)) have announced their intention to move another string of their Asia ' Europe service to Thamesport. Read More »

Evergreen Chairman sees container market continuing to flourish

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Speaking at the World Shipping Summit (China) 2007 in Tianjin, Arnold Wang, Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corporation, addressed the audience on the subject "Growing Demand as Indicated by the Shipbuilding Orderbook.' Read More »

TSA lines announce 2008-09 revenue/cost recovery program

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Freight rates continue to lag operating costs' limited cost recovery in 2007-08 adds to current rate pressures... record fuel prices make floating bunker charges a top priority' uncertainty over the outcome of labor negotiations on the US West Coast will Read More »

PNCT welcomes ACL to its world class facility

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) welcomed Atlantic Container Line to its world class facility on November 6, 2007. The Atlantic Companion, one of ACL's five combination ro/ro containerships, made the New York/New Jersey container terminal its port of Read More »

COSCO sees this year’s contract negotiations in trans-Pacific as critical

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

COSCO like most carriers in the trans-Pacific had a pretty good year volume wise; the same could not be said unfortunately for revenue. Howard Finkel, COSCO's, Executive Vice President of trade said, 'Volumes were good overall but the tremendous increase Read More »

Trans-Pacific peak season heats up, fuel prices hit record levels

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

After a brief slowdown in August, Asia-U.S. cargo demand rebounded in September, apparently in anticipation of a healthy holiday season. Container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) report strong growth in shipments during Se Read More »

Caytrans BBC LLC adds third vessel

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Germany and Caytrans Project Services Americas, New Orleans announced the expansion of the service with the addition of a third vessel, BBC Canada. The BBC Canada is a multipurpose, shallow-draft vessel with a service speed of 15 knots. Built in 1999, th Read More »

MSC begins new West Coast-South America service at PRPA

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is pleased to announce that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second largest steamship line in the world and a regular user of PRPA's Packer Avenue Marine Ter Read More »

Senator Lines launches new Far East-Middle East service

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The German container shipping line thereby expands its current schedule of 12 liner services to include the additional Far East-Middle East service FMS. Read More »

Ten new multipurpose vessels for Rickmers-Linie

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the global transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo, has secured for itself ten new purpose-built multipurpose vessels, which are to be added to its fleet between 2009 and 2011. All ten will Read More »

Crowley christens barge 455-3 at Gunderson Marine

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened and launched barge 455-3, the third heavy-lift 455 series flat-deck barge to be built and delivered to Crowley this year by Gunderson Marine in Portland, OR. Susan Michel, Crowley's director of people development an Read More »

SAECS adds seventh vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The four shipping lines (Safmarine, MOL, DAL and Maersk Line) in the SAECS vessel-sharing agreement in the trade between Europe and Southern Africa have agreed to add a seventh vessel to the SAECS Core Service. Read More »

Crowley Christens articulated tug-barge tank vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the third 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 Resolve and barge 650-3. Read More »

TNWA, Hanjin, UASC new Asia-Black Sea service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine, Co., Ltd. (HMM) - Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today announced a new Asia-East Mediterranean / Black Sea service, named Read More »

Bigger, faster Crowley Caribbean islands service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Each ship offers about 200 more teu of capacity and twice the number of reefer plugs - about 160 - than the Sea Gale and Sea Cloud, the ships they are replacing. Running at about 18.5 knots, the new ships are about two knots faster, which should re Read More »

Retail container traffic drops

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dropped below last year's levels late this summer, and the peak monthly volume for 2007 is now expected to fall slightly below last year's peak, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released tod Read More »

Senator Lines extra loader on Asia-Middle East route

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The extra loader Northern Fortune will run on a singular round trip starting in Singapore on October 9 and ending in Singapore on November 14 before the vessel is phased in into its regular liner service. Read More »

K Line vessel maiden call at MICT

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.'s 2,257 teu-capacity vessel Bay Bridge recently made its maiden call at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The vessel is part of K Line's new service, JASECO Read More »

Crowley to build largest, fastest ATBs

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine, Inc. and Dakota Creek Shipyards to build three articulated tug-barge (ATB), 330,000-barrel tank vessels, the largest in the company's history Read More »