Liner Shipping

SeaLand announces Price Calculation Date Change

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Effective March 15th, 2015, SeaLand will be changing the price calculation date for all non-FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) regulated shipments to the scheduled vessel departure date. Currently, we use the last container gate-in date. Read More »

Hyundai Heavy Industries union workers win court case

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

The unionized workers of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have won a court battle on Thursday, according to which HHI should count regular bonuses as base pay, Yonhap news agency said. Read More »

CMA CGM posts GRR - From all Asian ports, including Japan,  SEA and Bangladesh, to NJ

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program on the SHAKA service : Effective March, 1st 2015. Read More »

Zachs predicts 2015 good year for shipowners

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Investment analyst Zach predicts 2015 will be good for the shipowners with sector specific risks projected to decline and new investment slated to flow in. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. Issues Statement on Hanjin Decision to Leave Port of Portland

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Ports | Container Port

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. issued the following statement and background in response to the decision of Hanjin to no longer call on the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 Read More »

Drewry: Importers and exporters getting short-changed on shipping reliability

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Liner service reliability fell to a record low in January as the effects of US West Coast congestion and the phasing-in of new alliance services took their toll, according to the Carrier Performance Insight, published online every month at by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read More »

US port strike pushes up freight rates with ships held up offshore

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

A U.S. West Coast port strike is pushing up shipping freight rates as delays in offloading and taking on new cargo mean container ships are unavailable for new orders. Read More »

Freighter backlog worsens outside major U.S. West Coast ports

Reuters | February 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the two busiest U.S. cargo hubs on Sunday because of a dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Read More »

Maersk Line returns vessel service to Port of New Orleans

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Liner Shipping

World’s Largest Carriers Part of 2M Alliance Offering Two Weekly Services from New Orleans Read More »

Shippers plan 4-day partial shutdown of U.S. West Coast ports

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping lines will partially shut down 29 U.S. West Coast ports for four of the next five days, the companies said on Wednesday, as they postponed the latest round of protracted labor talks with the dockworkers union amid mounting cargo backups at the harbors. Read More »

CMA CGM opens a new agency in Guatemala

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports

CMA CGM has opened a new agency in Guatemala Read More »

CMA CGM inaugurates its agency in South Turkey

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Please be informed that CMA CGM has inaugurated "CMA CGM South Turkey Gemi Acenteligi A.S.” in partnership with Boutros & Levante Shipping and Trading Co. in Mersin, Iskenderun and Antalya: Read More »

Höegh Autoliners announces direct sailings to Spain from Veracruz and Jacksonville, FL

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Höegh Autoliners is expanding our USME service with the addition of direct service to Barcelona and Valencia Spain. The service will consist of monthly sailings from Veracruz Mx and Jacksonville Fl. Read More »

Hamburg Süd receives Panalpina award

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Süd has been recognised for the first time with the “Carrier of the Year” Award by the internationally operating transport and logistics group, Panalpina, based in Basle/Switzerland. Peter Frederiksen, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, accepted the award at the shipping company’s headquarters in Hamburg in mid-January. Read More »

CMA CGM increases its investment in startup TRAXENS

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that they have contributed to the capital increase of French startup TRAXENS. Read More »

Global Ship Lease announces agreement to acquire additional 8,063 TEU vessel

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Global Ship Lease, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire an 8,063 TEU containership from a leading container liner company for a purchase price of $53.6 million. Read More »

Cypriot-flagged freighter runs aground off a Greek Aegean island

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Greek authorities have rescued all crew members of a Cypriot-flagged freighter which ran aground off a Greek Aegean island early on Wednesday, the Greek coastguard said on Wednesday. Read More »

China rule change paves way for Vale’s mega-ships official entry

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

China has amended rules around ships it will allow to berth at mainland ports, paving the way for Brazilian miner Vale to ship iron ore in its giant 400,000 deadweight tons (DWT) carriers. Read More »

Marine fuel quality improving

AJOT | February 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Bunkers are showing an improvement in quality thanks in part to a concerted campaign by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) to get players from across the marine fuels supply chain to raise their game. Read More »

KPMG to work with PwC on OW Bunker Far East debts

Reuters | February 09, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The liquidators of OW Bunker Far East KPMG has agreed to work with PricewaterhouseCoopers on the collection of monies owed to the marine fuel company, which has an outstanding debt of $330 million, a press release said on late Monday. Read More »