Liner Shipping

CMA CGM reinforces trans-Pacific presence with Japan / US West Coast service

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced that a cooperation agreement has been signed with The New World Alliance (MOL, APL, HMM) on a new weekly service linking Japan and the US West Coast. Operating with four vessels, with nominal capacity ranging from 2,800 to 3,500 teu, Read More »

CMA CGM expands coverage of Asia-Panama-US East Coast

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM existing SAX Service (Asia-Panama-US East Coast Service) has been redesigned to include calls in BALBOA, Panama Eastbound and Westbound as well as Jacksonville, Florida Eastbound. Read More »

CMA CGM plans new Asia port call in Dunkirk

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Port Authority of Dunkirk (PAD) announced that CMA CGM is introducing Dunkirk into the rotation of its FAL3 service (French Asia Line), which will arrive from China beginning August 5th, with the stopover of the CMA CGM Carmen. Read More »

Maersk announces general rate increase on N. American exports

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As a result of increasing costs associated with the growing North American export trade, Maersk Line will enact general rate increases for export cargo from the United States and Canada effective 1 July 2008. This will include trade routes for the Transat Read More »

INTTRA announces winners of Third Annual Customer Awards

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, announced the results of its "A Nite into the Future of e-Commerce" award ceremony, held at Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Shanghai, China. The annual event hosted more than 140 guests, wh Read More »

No quick fix for US-Asia space & equipment challenges

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they are working closely with US exporters to address continuing space and equipment shortages to Asia. But sorting out the complex operational and cost factors behi Read More »

US-Asia container lines to accelerate fuel cost recovery

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have stepped up efforts to reach their 2008 goal of achieving full, floating bunker fuel surcharges across the board. Read More »

New Grand Alliance Far-East EU 5 liner service calls Hamburg

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

At the end of last week, the OSLO EXPRESS (3,322 teu) from the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd was the first vessel in the new Far-East-Europe EU 5 liner service of the Grand Alliance to sail for the Port of Hamburg. The OSLO EXPRESS is one of a total of eig Read More »

New ships for Intermarine

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, the managing agent of Industrial Maritime Carriers, has announced that the carrier concluded agreements for the long term charter of eight more newbuildings for heavylift cargo. Read More »

Ice chills US-Flag fleet on Great Lakes in April

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Lake Carriers' Association has stated that significant ice coverage played a role in the seven percent decrease in cargo movement by US-Flag vessels on the Great Lakes in April. With the thickest ice seen in years, delays and slower transit times help Read More »

Evergreen/COSCON upgrade China/Persian Gulf Services

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

To meet the burgeoning requirement from customers, Evergreen and COSCON will each launch a weekly independent service to cover the China/Arabian Persian Gulf route starting from early June 2008. These will replace the CPG service, jointly operated by Ever Read More »

CMA CGM expands presence on West Coast of South America

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launching, in June 2008, of a new weekly service dedicated to the West Coast of South America, linking Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Costa Rica: The ANDEX service. Read More »

UASC names M.V. Mayssan

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

On May 19th, 2008, at HHI Ulsan, South Korea, and in the presence of distinguished guests and HHI senior officials, UASC B.O.D. Member-IRAQ Mr. Dhia Habeeb Faris Al-Khayoun did the honors of naming the fourth vessel M.V. Mayssan bearing the Bahraini Natio Read More »

Evergreen enhances Far East Panama Service(FPS)

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In response to the demands of emerging markets in Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Central America areas, Evergreen has launched its new Far East Panama Service (FPS). Read More »

Evergreen upgrades services to link East Asia - Australia

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will replace its existing North Asia-China-Australia Express Service (NCA) with a new Taiwan-China-Australia Express (TCA) at the end of May. This new service will link East Asia with Australia for the first time. Read More »

CMA CGM expands between Asia - South America East Coast

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has the pleasure to announce the launching, on June 20, of a new loop on its SEAS service between Asia and South America East Coast, in partnership with CSCL, MARUBA and KLINE. Read More »

Senator Lines doubles capacity on new Mediterranean Express Service

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Only shortly after announcing its increased capacity on the Mediterranean Express Service MEX, Senator Lines will now also double its capacity on the New Mediterranean Express Service NMX as from the beginning of June. The first journey with the increased Read More »

Shift to floating bunker fuel surcharges in 2008-09 Asia-US

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container lines have taken an important step forward in the current round of service contract negotiations with US importers. Foremost among these is restoration of floating bunker fuel surcharges that are adjusted monthly over the contract t Read More »

FSL Trust to acquire three containerships for $210mln.

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (''FSLTM''), Trustee-Manager of First Ship Lease Trust ("FSL Trust"), announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire three container vessels from a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan-based and listed Ya Read More »

ELAA supports review of consortia regulations

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

ELAA, the representative body for container shipping lines in Europe, supports both the review of the EC Regulation on consortia and the Commission's recent public statements that this will result in the adoption of a new block exemption. Read More »