Liner Shipping

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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CMA CGM starts new feeder service from Hamburg to Scandinavia and Poland

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In mid-January, the French shipping company CMA CGM started operating a new feeder service between the Port of Hamburg and the Danish ports of Fredericia and Copenhagen, as well as Halmstad in Sweden and the Baltic Sea port of Szczecin in Poland. Read More »

Eimskip USA and Icelandic Glacial donate water for life through Port of Richmond

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Over 400,000 bottles of Icelandic Glacial water, donated by the Water for Life Foundation are being sent to Haiti through the Distribution Center at the Port of Richmond. Read More »

Horizon Lines presented Lowe’s Platium Carrier Award

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded the "2009 Platinum Carrier Award" by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, N.C. Read More »

Direct ChassisLink to continue expansion into the Midwest on March 1, 2010

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Direct ChassisLink (DCLI) will expand its chassis program to Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Detroit, Evansville, Indianapolis covering the entire Midwest and Ohio Valley regions effective March 1, 2010, offering chassis for use to drayage compa Read More »

Crowley establishing flow of relief cargo into Haiti

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), is unloading Haiti relief cargo in Rio Haina, Dominican Republic today. Fifty six of the 68 20-foot containers of water and meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) w Read More »

Crowley responds to earthquake in Haiti 


AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In light of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has temporarily suspended regularly scheduled cargo services to and from the country. This temporary suspension comes as port infrastructure damages a Read More »

TSA Lines offer upbeat 2010 Asia-U.S. Trade forecast

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

As the Asia-U.S. freight market begins to gradually improve heading into 2010, the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) is pressing ahead with revenue improvement efforts, along with internal changes intended to expand direct member line involvement Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces general rate increase for US/Canadian cargo shipments to Europe

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd announced that effective February 15, 2010, a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be applied to all cargo moving from the United States and Canada to Europe.

Tariff cargo as well as existing service contracts will be increased by the Read More »

Horizon Lines to begin new terminal operationsin Oakland

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Ports America Facility Offers Service Improvements for Customers

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has entered into a new agreement for terminal operations at the Port o Read More »

Maesk increases general rates from South Asia and Middle East to Europe

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective 1st February 2010 in the South Asia/Middle East to Europe trade.

The trading conditions for the carriers operating in these markets are still subject to unacceptable rate levels and the Read More »

WTSA container lines to raise dry cargo rates

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Cargo demand continues to rise in the U.S.-Asia freight market heading into 2010, but transpacific freight rates remain severely depressed in both directions and container lines find themselves under mounting pressure to improve revenues in order to meet Read More »

MOL starts international freight forwarding and consolidation services for Belk

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that Belk, Inc., the largest privately owned mainline department store company in the U.S., has selected Hong Kong-based MOL Consolidation Service Limited (MCS) as its freight forwarder and consolidator throughout China Read More »

MOL annouces Asia to US import general rate increase

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that effective January 15, 2010, the company will increase ocean freight rates for all cargo originating in Asia and imported into the US. Read More »

MOL announces Hiller as Senior VP for the TransPacific trade

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that Rich Hiller has been promoted to Senior Vice President, TransPacific Trade, eiffective January 2010. Read More »

CMA CGM reaches a 1st step in its financial restructuring and reinforces its organization

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announces that an agreement was reached yesterday with its financial partners leading to the allowance of a 500 million dollar credit line, payable to the Group in January 2010. Read More »

APL announces landmark $11 million clean air plan in Oakland

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

$4.8 million in grants helps finance the first vessel cold-ironing project at port

Global shipping leader APL and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a landmark $11 million project to cut vessel emissions and improve Read More »

MOL establishes ship management company in Philippines

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its joint venture company in the Philippines, Magsaysay Mitsui O.S.K. Marine, Inc., has reorganized its ship management division and established a new ship management company called MAGMOL Ship Management Inc. Read More »

TSA carriers pursue interim revenue recovery in early 2010

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Emergency charge of $400 per FEU, effective January 15th, will expire upon execution of 2010 contracts.

Transpacific shipping lines have announced an emergency revenue program for the first half of 2010, in an effort to obtain critical Read More »

Videotel reviews its Piracy & Armed Robbery training package

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As the Somali pirates once again escalate their activities, taking advantage of the calmer seas that mark the passing of the monsoon season, and with a number of nasty incidents occurring elsewhere such as off the coast of West Africa, Videotel's launch o Read More »