Liner Shipping

MCTF endorses CBP effort to strengthen enforcement of Jones Act

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Non-Jones Act qualified vessels will no longer be able to engage in activities properly reserved for US-flag vessels once Customs and Border Protection ('CBP') implements its proposal to correct or eliminate several rulings that failed to take due account Read More »

MOL announces Boyer as Director of Pricing for trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that Jim Boyer has been appointed director of pricing for the trans-Pacific trade.

Boyer is currently the director of customer service and training for MOL North America and will be replacing Aaron Groves who is leaving MOL Read More »

CMA CGM, Maruba, Hapag-Lloyd combine South America services

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Maruba and Hapag-Lloyd are collaborating in a regular weekly service between Northern Europe and the east coast of South America.

On 11 August 2009, the CMA CGM Violet became the first ship of the new joint service to v Read More »

CMA CGM announces rate restoration programs

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide its customers with reliable and efficient services, the CMA CGM Group has decided to restore freight rates between the following locations to sustainable levels. Read More »

CMA CGM named Ocean Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group announced that it was recently honored with the 2008-2009 'Ocean Carrier of the Year award' by Wal-Mart in recognition of its commitment to excellent service. Read More »

MLL’s Harriss to lead chartering business

AJOT | August 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announced that Dave Harriss has been promoted to Director, Ship Management and Chartering. Harriss officially assumed the position on August 11. He will be responsible for all trade and chartering of MLL's tanker and multi-purpo Read More »

Target Corporation awards Damco

AJOT | August 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Damco has been awarded the Vice President's Award 2008 by the Target Corporation. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service awarded full agency representation in Taiwan by Sea-Consortium

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all their traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect. Read More »

Seaboard Marine employs larger ship in New Orleans service

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Increased demand led Miami-based Seaboard Marine to employ a larger ship in its weekly Port of New Orleans container service with Latin America. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. Read More »

Trans-Pacific: CMA CGM, MAERSK & MSC rationalize services to US West Coast

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, MAERSK and MSC, the world's three largest shipping companies, will reorganize two loops between Asia and US West Coast by merging their Central and Northern China services, effective September 16th, 2009. Read More »

Maersk Line revises trans-Pacific trade network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced revisions to its trans-Pacific network services, including changes to services operated under a Vessel Sharing Agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA-CGM, as well as other independent trans-Pacific products. Read More »

Chairman & CEO of ABS speaks before Lake Carriers’ Association and Canadian Shipowners Association

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The following address was given by Robert Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), before the 73rd Annual International Joint Conference of Lake Carriers' Association and Canadian Shipowners Association in Cleveland August 12 Read More »

Jones Act supporters salute Grill for leadership of MCTF

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Cabotage Task Force ('MCTF') thanked its retiring Chairman, Philip M. Grill, for his 14 years of leadership of the labor/management coalition that promotes the Jones Act and other US maritime cabotage laws in Washington. Grill, who retired as Vic Read More »

US-Asia shipping lines implement program to restore rates

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Member container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have moved to halt the steady erosion of rates in the US-Asia freight market in recent months, with a general rate increase (GRI) recommended to take effect September 1, 2 Read More »

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg-S’d launch service East Coast of S.A. - N. Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg S'd announced the launch of a new direct service on the route between the East Coast of South America and North Europe. As of August 6th 2009, the lines provide a joint weekly service of two loops, replacing their respecti Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service R-22 refrigerant changeover

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is equipped for the complex changeovers that the Montreal Protocol will demand when it comes into law on December 31, 2009. Read More »

APL wins top air quality award from Port of Los Angeles

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Liner Shipping

APL received the Port of Los Angeles' top environmental prize for improving air quality. The world's seventh-largest container carrier, APL received the second annual Clean Air Action Plan Award at a ceremony attended by Southern California maritime and Read More »

Evergreen’s export rate restoration

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The word sustainability has been used often to describe the environmentally sensitive and fuel-efficient business programs adopted by ocean carriers and other companies worldwide. In the midst of this unprecedented global economic recession, however, the Read More »

Maersk general rate increases in trans-Atlantic trade

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Since rates are at an unsustainable level in the trans-Atlantic trade, Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective September 1, 2009. Read More »