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MSC begins Asia-Suez service in Charleston

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 'Golden Gate Service' (GGS) made its inaugural call today in the Port of Charleston, linking the Southeast's deepest seaport with China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The first vessel in the servic Read More »

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call…

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. Measuring 365 metres in length and 51 metres wide, and with a capacity of 13,346 TEU, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is deployed on th Read More »

Container lines to raise US-Asia Rates

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending a further general rate increase (GRI) on ocean cargo moving from the U.S. to Asia. The move is part of an ongoing effort to restore rate levels after a Read More »

Premium Article  The conundrum of supply or demand

George Lauriat | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Despite a surplus of containerships, slots and rising freight rates, North American exporters are experiencing equipment shortages. With a relatively low US dollar, the global demand for North American agricultural goods and other high weight / low val Read More »

Premium Article  Regulation and enforcement are keystones to new FDA import policy

Peter Buxbaum | February 21, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Food and drug manufacturers, shippers, and importers will be required to shoulder greater responsibility for the safety of their imported products and face stiffer penalties if they do not, under legislation currently pending in Congress and a new regulat Read More »

Delta Shipping Lines launches new feeder service linking Hamburg and St. Petersburg

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container traffic from and to Russia via Hamburg is picking up again. Growing demand for feeder transport capacity prompted the launch of an additional feeder service between the Port of Hamburg and the Russian Baltic seaport of St. Petersburg. Read More »

MOL table top drill tests response to training ship collision, fire, oil spill

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the company has completed a table top drill based on the scenario of its training ship Spirit of MOL being involved in a collision, fire, and oil spill incident just off Manila on February 18. Following is a Read More »

Hanjin sees container volume growth, slow recovery

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping firm Hanjin Shipping expects the industry's recovery from a severe downturn last year to take time as the volume of international trade is rising at a limited pace, its chief executive said.

"2009 was the worst year for the Read More »

ICL notches 25 years of service

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Independent Container Line (ICL) is just that ' independent and has stayed that way for over twenty-five years. This is a remarkable feat for a niche carrier operating on the highly competitive North Atlantic trade lane. In an era of the mega-carrier, ICL Read More »

MOL holds 2010 safety conference in Mumbai, Manila

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it held MOL Safety Conference 2010 in Mumbai and Manila.

MOL has hosted the conference every year since 2007 to explain and upgrade MOL Group safety programs and encourage a free and open exchange of i Read More »

Safmarine announces new Far East-East Africa shipping service


AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine says it will further improve its Far East to East African shipping network with the introduction, in March, of a new, direct, fully-containerised shipping service from Far East to East Africa. The new service, which will be known as the Masharik Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping (NZ) names busi. dev. mngr.; forms a joint venture w/ Royale Int’l Couriers

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Famous Pacific Shipping (NZ) Ltd in Auckland has appointed George Dobovanszky as business development manager with a focus on the development of the freight forwarder's cargo volumes in the US - New Zealand trade. Read More »

Oceania VSA service to be upgraded

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and ANL-USL) will add an additional vessel to the weekly PSW string operating between the West Coast of North America and Australia/New Zealand.

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Crowley announces management changes

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group announced two management appointments - Rudy Leming to vice president, marine & terminal operations, and Matt Jackson to vice president, Caribbean Island services. Both will report to John Douglass, sen Read More »

Evergreen Line announces rate restoration programs for the Northern Europe to USA trades

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide our customers with the same reliable and efficient level of service for the Northern Europe to USA trades, it is essential to bring freight rates back to sustainable and viable levels so that we can continue providing a co Read More »

Crowley completes largest post-disaster cargo lightering operation in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), successfully discharged 202 20-foot containers of relief supplies across a beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday marking the largest post-disaster l Read More »

Atlantic Container line moves its corporate headquater

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Atlantic Container Line AB (http://www.ACLcargo.com) has relocated its corporate headquarters from Iselin, New Jersey to its newly constructed office in Westfield, New Jersey. ACL houses its corporate staff on the top two floors of the new 41,000 square foot, 3 Read More »

Crowley Cargo lightering operation Successful in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Barges and cranes being mobilized for temporary docking and cargo ops in the port
Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command, successfully discharged 12 20-foot containers of relief supplies acr Read More »

Crowley promotes Ayala to director, labor relations

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis, Crowley's vice president of labor relations.

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Premium Article  Indian trucks soon to be Georgia-bound

Karen Thuermer | January 24, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Just as Ann Durham, president, Global Vehicles U.S.A., Inc., brings the right mix of business acumen, industry experience and people skills to lead her company in the introduction of India’s Mahindra trucks to the American public, the Georgia Port Authori Read More »