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CMA CGM to offer new direct connection between Japan, Mediterranean

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading of its MEX Asia-Mediterranean service, to include direct calls at Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe, effective from mid-May 2009. Read More »

CSAL Service adds M/V Atlantic Navigator

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Canada States Africa Line announced the addition of a fourth vessel to its service.
M/V Atlantic Navigator will complement M/V Atlantic Runner on the service between the ports of Southern Africa and US Gulf, thus offering monthly frequency on this r Read More »

CSAL direct service from Canada to Namibia
Canada States Africa Line (CSAL)

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CSAL direct service from Canada to Namibia
Canada States Africa Line (CSAL) offers a direct service from Canada and the US East Coast to Walvis Bay, Namibia. Read More »

CMA CGM (America) LLC names new marketing, sales, eCommerce leadership

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Mj Dornford has been named Vice President, Marketing. In her new role, Mj will be responsible for managing market analytics and reporting, as well as overseeing public relations, marketing and communications. Read More »

CMA CGM Ivanhoe calls at Dunkerque

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The container vessel CMA CGM Ivanhoe, owned by the CMA CGM Group and deployed on the FAL 3 French Asia Line, called at Dunkerque Port's NFTI container terminal. Read More »

MOL delivers Jacksonville to European and African Continents

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

To provide exporters even more cost-effective ocean transportation options, MOL will soon offer direct export service between Jacksonville, Florida (JAXPORT) and key European and African ports as part of its APX service. Read More »

Seaspan takes delivery of first new containership in 2009

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has accepted delivery of the CSCL Callao, a 2,500 TEU newbuilding. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., expands Seaspan's current operating fleet to 36 vessels wi Read More »

CMA CGM Group ready for 2009-2010

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a year shaped by a sudden slowdown in the world economy that affected the shipping industry during the second half, the CMA CGM Group maintained its growth trajectory in 2008. Expansion was driven by the strategic decisions to: Read More »

TSA members adopt program of recommended minimum rates for 2009-10 contracts

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Trans-Pacific container lines are recommending an unprecedented schedule of minimum base freight rates from Asia to US for their upcoming service contracts, in an effort to stabilize revenues and services. Member lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Ag Read More »

Diana Shipping, Inc. announces agreement to acquire owner of Capesize newbuilding

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes ("Diana"), announced that it has executed an agreement with a related party to acquire a single purpose company, Gala Properties Inc., that has a contrac Read More »

Evergreen to offer faster transit times on two key trans-Pacific services

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

East Coast Service (AUE) and China - South US West Coast - China Service (CPS) services. These changes were introduced to meet customer demand for higher levels of service and will come into effect from mid April. Read More »

MOL announces changes to North America sales management

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Effective immediately, Dennis Sheehan, Vice President Atlantic Services will direct MOL's sales activities in the US Northeast, Midwest and Southeast regions, while Jim Galligan, Vice President Pacific Services will lead sales activities in California, Or Read More »

Seven in 10 UK Club ships attract high ratings

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Some 70% of the ships visited by the UK P&I Club's own inspectors in 2008 were given a high rating with no comment or formal suggestions for improvement. This was six percent higher than the previous year. Read More »

Market share of ocean freight providers has grown

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

'The market share of ocean freight forwarders is growing faster than the market share of the ship owners,' said Dr. Thomas C. Lieb, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG, Essen, in London recently. Speaking to the delegates at the CI Global Line Read More »

Danaos Corporation takes delivery of 40th containership

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Danaos Corporation announced that it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Dalian, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 40 containerships aggregating 161,680 TEU. Read More »

A.P. Moller-Maersk appeals to international community to address piracy issue

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In light of the hijacking of Maersk Alabama and hostage taking of Captain Richard Phillips, the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group is making a thorough investigation of the events. Based on this investigation, the Group will review its policies and procedures for Read More »

CSAL has started to perform regular monthly calls to US Gulf Ports

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Canada States Africa Line (CSAL) announced the addition of the ports of Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA to its service. M/V Atlantic Runner performed the first port call in the US Gulf. The regular servicing terminals for the line at the Port of Houston a Read More »

China Shipping mourns passing of Csernica

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Chuck Csernica was Regional Sales Manager in the US Southeast. He started his career at US Lines (six years), spent 17 years at P+O in various executive positions and the past 6' years at China Shipping. Read More »

Maersk general rate increase Europe to Mideast & South Asia

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Unsustainable rates and continued improved demand will lead to rate increases effective May 1, 2009. Rate increases are necessary to continue to operate services with a high level of reliability. Read More »

Sunteck appoints carrier relations manager

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Sunteck Transport Group, a non-asset based provider of transportation services, has named Laura Diehl as carrier relations manager. In her new position, Diehl will be responsible for qualifying and setting up carriers in Sunteck's expansive carrier datab Read More »