Liner Shipping

MSC strengthens its position in Rotterdam

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MSC Beatrice made her maiden call at the ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam recently. The MSC Beatrice is the sister ship of the MSC Daniela and the latest record-breaking 14,000-TEU vessel of shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Read More »

Troy Container Line celebrates 25th anniversary 


AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Troy Container Line (TCL) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2009, a major milestone for the fastest growing NVOCC providing import, LCL and Full Container services to more than 500 ports around the world. Read More »

Columbia Coastal Transport resumes weekly Portland ’ New York service

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Bruce Fenimore, president & CEO of Columbia Group has announced that Columbia Coastal Transport will resume weekly container barge service linking the ports of Portland, Maine and the Port of NY/NJ. Read More »

EPA to clean-up diesel ship pollution nationwide

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is taking steps under a new global agreement to reduce ship pollution within 200 miles of US shores. Under the new proposal, US and foreign-flagged ships in this area will be required to use dramatical Read More »

MOL’s Gator Guarantee arrives just in time

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In response to customer demand for affordable, exact-day intermodal delivery, MOL has announced its new Gator Guarantee (GG) offering guaranteed, on-time service. Read More »

CMA CGM rationalizes services between

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group will be rationalizing its services between Asia and the US East Coast as follows: Read More »

TSA moves to halt trans-Pacific freight rate deterioration

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CEOs of container shipping lines of the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have reinforced their intentions to ensure that 2009-10 service contracts do not result in the kind of non-compensatory, unsustainable rate levels that began to develo Read More »

Safmarine names last new containership for 2009

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Safmarine Benguela, the second of two new 3,100 TEU containerships to be delivered to Safmarine in 2009, was named in Korea. Read More »

INTTRA signs carrier contracts worth more than $100 million

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the e-commerce platform for the ocean freight industry, has entered into long-term agreements with Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud for e-commerce and professional services worth more than $100 million over the next three yea Read More »

Grand Alliance, Zim announce cooperation on South China US East Coast service

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Zim Integrated Shipping Services have agreed to cooperate on the service from South China to US East Coast via the Panama Canal. Read More »

Breaking ships on tidal beaches is illegal

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) is quite clear; Bangladeshi ship breakers who are using tidal beaches are, as ISRA understands the court decision, illegal. The ruling by the Bangladeshi High Court on the petition filed by the Banglades Read More »

TSA refines bunker charge calculation

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines serving the Asia-US freight market have overhauled the way they calculate bunker fuel charges, to make the process more transparent and stabilize the cost impacts to customers. Read More »

CMA CGM : Environmental protection powered by innovation

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group announced the delivery, in South Korea, of the CMA CGM Andromeda (11,400 TEU), the world's first containership to be equipped with the state-of-the-art 'Fast Oil Recovery System' designed to prevent marine pollution. Read More »

CMA CGM rationalizes its SIRIUS service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM rationalized its SIRIUS service linking the Mediterranean with West Africa and the East Coast of South America. As of March 12th 2009, the two loops of the service were merged into one single string, operated with seven 4,200 TEU vessels. Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines selects GT Nexus

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the world's 6th largest ocean container shipping company, announced that it has selected GT Nexus as its preferred industry portal for e-commerce services. CSCL will fully integrate its back office systems to GT Nexu Read More »

Delmas/CMA CGM new service to Onne

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Delmas, the CMA CGM Group subsidiary expert in the African trade, announced they would offer a new call at the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, as part of their feeder service that currently connects Abidjan to Bata and Malabo. Delmas has de Read More »

Maersk announces Europe, Asia, Mideast rate changes

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced rate increases for all cargo in the Asia to Europe trade. The increase will be implemented tin two stages: Read More »

Corporate changes announced at NYK Line

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Tomoo Kitayama, President and William (Bill) Payne, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Line (North America), Inc. announced senior management changes within the US corporate structure of NYK Line effective April 1, 2009. "Today's tough business enviro Read More »

CMA CGM (America) LLC appoints Ring

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Timothy Ring has been named Director, Inbound Trade and Government Cargo. In his new role, Tim will be responsible for the growth and development of inbound cargo volumes for the company's transatlantic, Oceania, and I Read More »

Troy Container Line opens in Charlotte, NC

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Troy Container Line (TCL), has strengthened its global presence by opening a new regional office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new regional base adds in-depth operational expertise needed to meet growing customer demands in the South Atlantic region. Read More »