Liner Shipping

Senator Lines appoints CTO Shipping Agencies as new partner in Switzerland

AJOT | February 20, 2008 | Liner Shipping

This agency, with 32 years of experience in the maritime industry, will thus be taking over the work of Senator's previous representative, MAT Marine AGENCIES AG, with the aim to build up a strong commercial position in Switzerland. Read More »

Crowley transports $2 million car to and from Puerto Rico

AJOT | February 20, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Antique car enthusiasts in Puerto Rico were given a special treat this past weekend during the annual Gran Feria de Autos Antiguos when they got to see an extremely rare 1936 Duesenberg V-12. Read More »

Chubb adds international hull insurance to marine offerings

AJOT | February 20, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The move follows Chubb's recent appointment of two veteran hull underwriters in London. The underwriters will review submissions on a worldwide basis from Chubb's box at Lloyd's of London. Chubb will continue to provide insurance through its global branch Read More »

CCNI Goes Global with full IAS Equipment Management Expanded relationship . . .

AJOT | February 20, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As part of a companywide commitment to provide high quality and timely information to its customers, Santiago, Chile-based CCNI has signed a multi-year agreement with International Asset Systems (IAS) for its CleanSource' connectivity service. They also e Read More »

Monuments for Centennial of Japanese Emigration to Brazil

AJOT | February 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced the departure of the containership MOL Wisdom from Yokohama, transporting stone monuments to Brazil to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Japanese emigration to Bra Read More »

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

AJOT | February 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) is pleased to announce joining Central-China/Red Sea (CRS) Service presently operated by Hapag Lloyd (HL) and Wan Hai Lines (WHL). Read More »

APL launches new Baltic feeder service

AJOT | February 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines' container shipping arm APL has launched a new feeder service linking Tallinn (Estonia) and St Petersburg (Russia) with Northern Europe, Asia and the Americas. Read More »

Vessel and personnel shortages changing the dynamic of today’s project cargo market

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The skyrocketing costs of energy, and shortages of specialized vessels, equipment and experienced personnel are key factors behind the rising costs of project cargo transport these days. However, says Michael Ruediger, Project Chartering Director in the H Read More »

Diana Shipping, Inc. long-term contract for MV Alcyon with Cargill

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping, Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Alcyo Read More »

Asia-US guaranteed delivery from APL

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

APL Logistics, which co-developed day-definite, less-than-containerload (LCL) cargo delivery, introduced its latest freight transportation breakthrough ' guaranteed delivery of full containerloads from Asia to virtually any destination in the US. Read More »

Maltese government extends CMA CGM’s concession 65 years

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

At an official ceremony held in Malta, the Maltese government granted CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping company, an extension of its terminal concession held through its subsidiary Malta Freeport Terminals, Ltd. in the Port of Marsaxlo Read More »

Pacific shipping lines gain ground on fuel costs

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines operating in the critical import trade lane from Asia to the US are reporting progress in their customer negotiations to more equitably share rising fuel costs. At the same time, the lines are operating at highly utilized levels, Read More »

Maruba Lines commences PACAR service

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maruba Lines announced the commencement of its new PACAR service that offers a weekly service from Manzanillo (Mexico) to Puerto Quetzal, Caldera, Cartagena, Rio Haina, Puerto Cabello and La Guaira. The string then returns from La Guaira to Cartagena, Cal Read More »

Richard A. Simpson, transportation industry leader, passes

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Richard A. Simpson, who made his mark in virtually every phase of international cargo transportation especially his 23 years at Crowley Maritime Corporation, died Sunday following a long illness in Jacksonville, FL, where he had been on business. Read More »

AXS-Alphaliner publishes new series of studies on container trades

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Liner Shipping

AXS-Alphaliner, the industry reference in liner shipping and a division of AXSMarine, announced the publication of the first of a new series of surveys on container trades, commenting and completing the dynamic information available in the AXS-Alphaliner Read More »

ACL calls Port of Hamburg for first time

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Liner Shipping

This month the MV Atlantic Concert, one of the world's largest ConRo vessels, called at the Port of Hamburg for the very first time. To mark the occasion, in a formal ceremony Port Captain J'rg Pollmann and Hafen Hamburg Marketing Board member Dr. J'rgen Read More »

CMA CGM invests in the Port of Busan, South Korea

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is pursuing its investment policy with the acquisition, on December 31st 2007, of a 12% stake in a future container terminal at the port of Busan, in South Korea. Read More »

ZIM ATX service starting in March 2008

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The new service, named ATX for "Atlantic Express", will replace the current ZIM NEX service and will be operated in a vessel sharing agreement with the member carriers of the Grand Alliance. Read More »

OOCL donates $40,000 to Long Beach Education Foundation

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has donated US$40,000 to the California-based Long Beach Education Foundation, the Long Beach Unified School District's fundraising arm. The money was designated for two outstanding schools: $20,000 for the Elizabeth Read More »

UASC takes delivery of 6,000-TEU ships from HHI

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

UNITED Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has taken delivery of the first vessel in a series of eight 6,919-TEU containerships being built by South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries under a contract signed in 2005. Read More »