Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance Announces Winter Program for Asia-Europe Services

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance partners Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) today announced their Winter Program for Asia-Europe services, with effect from December 28, 2009. Read More »

SAECS service to cater to seasonal increase in refrigerated exports

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The SAECS (Southern Africa Europe Container Service) Lines have announced they will introduce an additional container service to accommodate primarily the seasonal increase in refrigerated exports from South Africa to Europe during the period February to Read More »

Unifeeder regular shipping connection with DCT Gdansk terminal

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

From October 2009 the Danish shipping company Unifeeder ' one of the largest feeder operators in Europe - opened a new regular feeder service from DCT Gdansk terminal. Read More »

Crowley’s first $1 million tug engine replacement part of Port of L.A. clean air quality initiative

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The air is a little cleaner at the Port of Los Angeles these days. Just this month, the new and improved Crowley harbor class tug Leader re-entered the ship assist and escort fleet of vessels following an extensive repowering of the vessel's main engines Read More »

Maersk Line to re-join trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has decided to apply for membership in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) after a five year absence. With Maersk Line's acceptance, there will be 15 members of this research and discussion forum made up of major ocean shipping li Read More »

WTSA container lines extend 2009-10 rate restoration effort

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are proposing a new series of general rate increases (GRIs) on December 1, 2009 and January 15, 2010, that will affect all dry and refrigerated cargoes to all Asia desti Read More »

Hamburg S’d ups calls at ICTSI Syrian terminal

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT), terminal operator of the container handling facility at the Port of Tartous in Syria, has revealed that German megaliner, Hamburg S'd, has shifted most of its vessel calls from Lattakia to Tartous. Read More »

BBC Chartering offers upright solutions for wind turbine towers

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wind turbine towers destined for the world's biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are shipped by barge. Read More »

Evergreen enhances presence in East-Med & Black Sea

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will strengthen its coverage of the East-Mediterranean and Black Sea regions by cooperating with Norasia Container Lines, Ltd. (CSAV Norasia). Commencing in early November, a slot exchange agreement involving Evergreen's Far East-Mediterran Read More »

Maersk commits to Port of Charleston

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, the world's largest ocean carrier, has signed a new, five-year agreement with the Port of Charleston, South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) President & CEO Jim Newsome announced during his first State-of-the-Port Address to the local m Read More »

Maersk Line makes changes to its Trans-Atlantic service network

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced revisions to its trans-Atlantic network including removal of the Trans-Atlantic 3 (TA3) service between North America and Northern Europe in an effort to adjust capacity to better suit market demand. Read More »

CMA CGM adds New Orleans

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As the newest port added to the rotation, the weekly service will offer competitive transit times to Antwerp, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven and Le Harve. Read More »

3rd Annual WCA Projects Network Conference attracts record attendance

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The 3rd Annual WCA Projects Network Conference (WCAPN) held on September 17-19 in Istanbul, Turkey attracted a record seventy delegates from forty countries. Although the membership of the groups is 'open' (see below), the companies have been selected for Read More »

Maersk increases commitment to breakbulk, out of gauge market

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Read More »

Evergreen Enhances Presence in the East-Mediterranean and Black Sea Areas

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will strengthen its coverage of the East-Mediterranean and Black Sea regions by cooperating with Norasia Container Lines Ltd (CSAV Norasia). Commencing in early November, a slot exchange agreement involving Evergreen's Far East-Mediterranea Read More »

Truckers name APL terminal best at California port

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping leader APL, the world's fifth-largest container carrier, is also one of the industry's best terminal operators. That seems to be the consensus of truckers from coast-to-coast that call daily at APL's US facilities. Read More »

MOL renews long-term lease for L.A. container terminal

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its wholly owned terminal operator TraPac, Inc. renewed its long-term lease contract for a container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The signing ceremony for the new contract was held on October 15, with parti Read More »

Evergreen rate restoration Europe - Mediterranean Sea Trade

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In view of the increasing operation costs, implementing a further rate restoration program is necessary to maintain reliable service. Read More »

MOL starts consolidation service for Steve Madden, Ltd.

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that Steve Madden, Ltd., a leading international footwear and fashion designer, has selected Hong Kong-based MOL Consolidation Service Limited (MCS) as its exclusive buyer's consolidator encompassing China and Ind Read More »

Evergreen and China Shipping offer joint service between Asia and Pacific Northwest

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and China Shipping commenced a joint weekly service linking ports in Asia to locations in the American and Canadian Pacific Northwest. The two lines say that the purpose of the new service is to use mutual slots more efficiently and share r Read More »