Liner Shipping

MOL Group establishes “MOL Project & Heavy Cargo” as Unified Brand

AJOT | March 18, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Liner Shipping

MOL announced the establishment of a unified brand — “MOL Project & Heavy Cargo” — highlighting the MOL Group’s capabilities in the rapidly growing plant and heavyweight cargo transport sector. Read More »

US Coast Guard completes LNG bunkering regulations with reference to DNV GL’s Recommended Practice

AJOT | March 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Responding to the industry’s need for more guidance on procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has published two new Policy Letters on LNG Bunkering, Personnel Training and Waterfront Facilities. v Read More »

AAL strengthens its Tramp & Projects division with new vessel addition

AJOT | March 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

AAL, one of the world’s leading global breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift shipping operators, today announced that AAL Galveston will join its fleet on long-term time charter and add capacity to its Tramp and Projects division; providing worldwide trade for customers, with a specific focus on EU and US trades. Read More »

Maersk Line NA selects WAM Technologies for monitoring & inspection of new reefer container gensets

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line North America.has selected WAM Technologies LLC (WAM) to provide M2M technology for remote tracking, monitoring and inspection of its refrigerated container generator sets (gensets). Read More »

Maersk Line North America selects WAM Technologies for remote monitoring of new reefer genesets

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Deployment of WAM’s M2M GensetConnect tracking system will support operational, fuel and inspection efficiencies for Maersk Line North America gensets to ensure integrity of temperature sensitive cargo and reduce environmental impact. Read More »

US Coast Guard completes LNG bunkering regulations with reference to DNV GL’s Recommended Practice

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Energy | Alternative | Liner Shipping

Responding to the industry’s need for more guidance on procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has published two new Policy Letters on LNG Bunkering, Personnel Training and Waterfront Facilities. With regard to simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) USCG points to DNV GL’s Recommended Practice for “Development and Operation of LNG Bunkering Facilities” for guidance. Read More »

Maersk Line is implementing a Dangerous Cargo Service Fee in North America

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line is implementing a Dangerous Cargo Service Fee for all inland moving hazardous cargo in North America (United States and Canada) effective April 15th, 2015 Read More »

Hamburg Süd re-instates Oakland call on Auckland/New Zealand Service

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Süd will re-instate Oakland calls on the PNW string of it’s Australia/New Zealand service. Effective with the arrival of the “Cap Pasado” voyage 924 northbound on April 21 in Oakland, the port will be called again on a direct basis. Oakland calls were suspended during the ILWU/PMA labor dispute. Read More »

Crowley Honored for Outstanding Marine Safety with ECOPRO Environmental Award

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The State of Washington’s Department of Ecology has honored Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum services division once again with the Exceptional Compliance Program (ECOPRO) award in recognition of excellence in marine safety and environmental stewardship. Read More »

Turkey seizes cargo ship carrying hundreds of Syrian refugees

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Turkish coastguards found more than 300 refugees, mostly Syrians, when they seized a cargo ship they had opened fired on for failing obey an order to stop off Turkey’s western coast, the regional governor said on Friday. Read More »

WWL opens a new Vehicle Processing Center in the Dongjiang Free Trade Zone in Tianjin, China

AJOT | March 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics started operations in January 2015 of their third Vehicle Processing Center in China. Read More »

Oil prices extend losses in late trading

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Energy | Liner Shipping

Losses in benchmark Brent and U.S. crude oil briefly accelerated in Thursday’s late trade as the dollar pared its earlier weakness, weighing on commodities priced in the currency. Read More »

More than half of Mercuria’s South Korea bunker traders leave

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Liner Shipping

More than half of a South Korea-based marine fuel trading team taken on by Swiss trading house Mercuria following the collapse of OW Bunker has left after just over three months, two trading sources said on Thursday. Read More »

AAL unveils fleet expansion plans for 2015 to support its global business growth

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

AAL fleet to surpass 500,000 dwt to meet increased customer demand Read More »

MSC Oscar makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The latest vessel to hold the title of world’s largest container ship, the 19,224 TEU MSC Oscar, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. Read More »

Hapag Lloyd announces ad hoc omission of Sydney

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Hapag-Lloyd announces ad hoc omission of Sydney by M/V Safmarine Mulanje V512E. Read More »

Hamburg Sud CEO targets higher sales, volumes in 2015

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud expects to increase sales and volumes this year, Wirtschaftswoche reported, citing chief executive Ottmar Gast. Read More »

CGM CMA GRI from Douala to Asia, India, Middle East & Gulf

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announces a Rate Restoration Program for Douala to Asia, India, Middle East & Gulf: Read More »

Contingency plan on CMA CGM BEX line for Week 11

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Week 11, CMA CGM Med NAF Lines will reduce the deployed capacity on Asia/East Med and Black Sea routes. Read More »

Cargotec’s Kalmar signs significant further automation contract with DP World London Gateway

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Ports | Container Port

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a significant repeat automation contract with DP World London Gateway to deliver an additional system of 20 automatic stacking cranes as the port continues its expansion programme and invests in a third berth following the successful launch of berths 1 and 2. Read More »