Liner Shipping

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque installs ballast water treatment system to Cable Innovator

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Global Marine Systems Limited’s vessel Cable Innovator has recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) after extensive work including the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a 5-year survey. Read More »

TRANSCOM warns of not committing to national maritime strategy – and strong U.S. Merchant Marine

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Leaders of the military, Congress, and the maritime industry appeared together yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition – designed to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together. Read More »

Asia Dry Bulk Capesize rates likely flat as tonnage glut continues

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Rates for capesize bulk carriers, which have remained close to six-year lows for the last three months, are likely to show little sign of improvement next week as too many ships chase too few cargoes, brokers said. Read More »

Energy company eyes Washington state’s Port of Longview for new project

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Riverside Refining LLC is developing an energy infrastructure project for the Pacific Northwest and is considering Washington State’s Port of Longview as a potential location for it, the company’s CEO said on Wednesday. Read More »

Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. Read More »

Fednav leads the way with an innovative ballast water solution on the Great Lakes

PR Newswire | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Fednav Limited, the largest Canadian operator of international ships in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, today announced an order for 12 ballast water treatment systems to equip its ships currently under construction. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index up on higher rates for bigger vessels

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities inched up on increased rates for bigger vessel segments. Read More »

Contingency plan on CMA CGM Far East-North Europe lines for weeks 16 to 18

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM will implement a blank sailing program for April 2015 on its Far East - North Europe lines, in order to adjust capacities in line with the demand, without service disruption. Read More »

Shipping ‘Oscars’ to be held at National Maritime Museum Greenwich

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Lloyd’s List is to hold its annual global shipping awards at Britain’s National Maritime Museum with two new awards up for grabs. Read More »

Alianҫa’s cabotage fleet continues to grow

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Within the scope of a customer event, the new container ship “Bartolomeu Dias” was christened on 14 April 2015 at the TECON Terminal in the southern-Brazilian port of Rio Grande. Read More »

Saudi’s Bahri confirms Q1 net profit more than doubles on year ago

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Aramco, said on Wednesday its first-quarter net profit more than doubled, broadly reaffirming the estimated earnings issued last week. Read More »

Germany’s Meyer Werft buys Finland out of Turku shipyard

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Germany’s family-owned Meyer Werft shipyard is buying the Finnish state out of Turku shipyard in southwestern Finland, the government said on Wednesday. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index inches up on bigger vessel activity

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities edged higher on increased activity for bigger vessel segments. Read More »

G6 Alliance announces Asia – North America Summer Program

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Members of the G6 Alliance announced the Summer Program for Asia - North America services in response to seasonal changes in market demand. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index down on muted shipping activity

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged lower on Monday on muted shipping activity. Read More »

The CMA CGM Group upgrades its services in a strategic geographic area

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s leading container shipping companies, is pleased to announce its Gulfbridge service upgrade, and its Hispaniola feeder service optimization. Read More »

MOL Liner Ltd. and MOL Asia Ltd. announces senior management personnel changes

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | People | Appointments | Liner Shipping

MOL Liner and MOL Asia is pleased to announce that the companies had moved forward with changes in its senior management. Read More »

Qatar shipper Milaha eyes combining tanker business with UAE firm

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping firm Qatar Navigation said on Monday it was initiating talks with United Arab Emirates-based United Arab Chemical Carriers on a possible combination of their product and chemical tanker businesses. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index flat for second straight session

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, remained flat for the second straight session on Friday on muted vessel activity. Read More »

Trident Alliance welcomes new members Crowley and Intermarine

AJOT | April 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Ship owners and operators continue their work through the Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative for robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, and new members join. Read More »