Liner Shipping

New CMA CGM & Maruba South America service departing from Hamburg

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping

On the first trip of the new South America service SAFRAN, the CMA CGM Violet put in to Hamburg on December 3, 2008. Loading and unloading was carried out at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). Read More »

Grand Alliance Announces Changes to their Asia to West Mediterranean Service

AJOT | December 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) carriers - Hapag-Lloyd (HL), MISC Berhad (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) , and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)- today announced a revised Asia-West Mediterranean service (EUM), which will include the New World Alliance (NWA Read More »

UK War Risks seeks to widen membership

AJOT | December 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The United Kingdom Mutual War Risks Association has announced that from 20 February 2009, it will accept applications for war risks insurance from shipowners with no connection with the United Kingdom. Hitherto, UK War Risks has concentrated on UK owned o Read More »

Maersk emphasizes Intra Asia through MCC

AJOT | December 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has long identified the Intra Asia area as a center of growth and recognizes that it will soon become one of the largest trades in the world for containerized shipments. Read More »

Senior managers appointed at Thomas Miller

AJOT | December 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Thomas Miller P&I, Ltd. has announced three senior management appointments to support the UK P&I Club in Greece and in its other European activities. Read More »

Intermarine reduces BSC

AJOT | December 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announces that the carriers will reduce the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean effective December 20, 2008. Read More »

Evergreen makes Savannah first inbound port in Far East-USEC route

AJOT | December 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will commence a first inbound at the port of Savannah in its Asia-US East Coast commencing January 2009. The move is being made to meet the needs of the growing retail distribution center development in the Georgia port area. Read More »

More African expansion as GAC opens in Mozambique

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The global shipping, logistics and marine services provider's focus will be on supporting the country's rapidly growing oil and gas, mining and energy supply industries. Oil drilling offshore Mozambique is due to start in three blocks next year, as is con Read More »

CMA CGM (America) LLC appoints Pearman Equipment Director

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that David Pearman has been appointed as Equipment Director for North America. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's equipment, including, empty container stock management for exports, empty ev Read More »

Containerized waste: so much can go wrong

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Containers carrying waste shipments can suffer structural damage due to improper stowage practices at the loadout point or become unusable due to tainting from a particular cargo's malodorous properties. Ports may turn down cargoes of contaminated green w Read More »

IICL launches test containers

AJOT | December 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) announces that it has, in collaboration with 13 ocean carriers, placed 400 containers into a live test program to determine the effectiveness of two alternative floor designs that significantly reduc Read More »

Averitt expands Asia-Memphis express LCL service

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers, has announced it has expanded its less-than-container load (LCL) service known as Asia-Memphis Express with two new origin points, Hong Kong and Sou Read More »

Evergreen restructures US/Asia/Europe services

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will restructure its services on the US, Asia, Indian Sub continent and Europe routes to stabilize the ship schedules to ensure on-time performance and banker savings to meet the needs of the market and its own operations. The new routing w Read More »

Grand Alliance changes South China - US East Coast service

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) carriers ' Hapag-Lloyd (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) 'announced a revised Asia-US East Coast service, which will include the New World Alliance (NWA) lines ' APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine Read More »

Matson’s 2009 westbound Hawaii service rates to increase

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company announced that it would raise its rates for the company's Hawaii service by $120 per westbound container and $60 per eastbound container, effective January 4, 2009. Matson estimates that this increase will raise rates by an aver Read More »

CMA CGM, Maersk launch common services between Asia - US

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Maersk will be rationalizing their services linking Asia and the US East and West Coasts in May 2009. The two companies will be launching two joint strings adjusting their deployment to new trade environment: Read More »

CSAV boosts Charleston capacity to South America

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Port of Charleston's reach to South American trading partners will increase next year, as Chilean carrier CSAV Group brings on additional capacity on its weekly USATLAN service. Beginning in the third quarter of 2009, CSAV will replace vessels able to Read More »

CMA CGM strengthens North Europe, Caribbean, West Coast of S.A. service

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group announced the optimization of its services operated in partnership with Hamburg S'd and Hapag Lloyd on the North Europe / Caribbean / West Coast of South America routes. Read More »

Bimco urgent piracy advisory

AJOT | November 20, 2008 | Liner Shipping

While there have been clear statements made by the shipping industry lobby to the international community and the volume of reporting on events and various recent statements made by shipping stakeholders - BIMCO would suggest that there are two urgent mat Read More »

CMA CGM & MAERSK to launch services between Asia - US

AJOT | November 20, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and MAERSK will be rationalizing their services linking Asia and the US East and West Coasts in May 2009. Read More »