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Second string boost for Asia/East Coast South America service

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine has confirmed it will soon be offering its customers additional space on the Asia-East Coast South America (ASAS) service.

This follows an announcement that the ASAS service will be upgraded to cater for peak season demand. The se Read More »

Rickmers christens four containership

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Combined capacity of 52,400 TEU during a ceremony at the HHI Ulsan shipyard
Even for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's largest shipyard group, it was a remarkable occasion. In a quadruple naming ceremony at HHI's Ulsan shipyard on Read More »

APL to provide shipboard training to Sri Lankan cadets

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping line APL has begun training cadets at sea in an effort to tap into the strong pool of graduates from Sri Lanka's top maritime training academies. Read More »

[Correction] JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Correction: In the June 28th edition of the AJOT, an error was discovered in the article 'JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal' on page 15. Read More »

CMA CGM upgrades its services between North Europe, South Atlantic, Mexico and the US Gulf

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading of its Victory Bridge service linking North Europe to US South Atlantic, Mexico and the US Gulf. Read More »

Changes at APL: stronger focus on trades, new President for Europe

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL is moving two senior executives into new roles to strengthen global trade lane management and build further momentum in the European market. Read More »

Largest CMA CGM vessel ever to serve the US makes maiden call in Los Angeles

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The largest CMA CGM containership ever to call at a U.S. port, the 8,500-TEU* CMA CGM Figaro, recently arrived in Los Angeles on its maiden voyage in the Bohai Rim service linking China and the U.S. West Coast. The vessel headed for Oakland, before crossi Read More »

CNC Line continues its expansion on the intra-Asia trade

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Cheng Lie Navigation CO., Ltd. (CNC), a specialist of Intra-Asia, the first market in the world for container shipping, announced the reinforcement of its presence on this fast-growing market with the launch of three new services: Read More »

Evergreen’s Uni-Pacific rescues seven Indonesian seafarers in Java Sea

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's 1,618-TEU containership Uni-Pacific rescued seven Indonesian seafarers who had fallen into the Java Sea near Jakarta on June 16. Read More »

Maersk Line to reinstate TP2 VSA service

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

With the departure of the MSC Luisa on July 10th from Xiamen, Maersk Line will reinstate the Trans Pacific 2 (TP2) service from Asia with a direct call to Long Beach. The weekly service will call five major ports in Asia. Maersk Line will participate in t Read More »

Crowley’s Liner and logistics services groups announce realignment

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

To better meet the supply chain needs of its global customers, Crowley announced that it has realigned its liner and logistics sales, pricing, customer service and marketing groups. This realignment will give customers a single point of contact for their Read More »

Diana Shipping subsidiary agrees to acquire containerships

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that Diana Containerships Inc., its majority-owned subsidiary formed for the purpose of investing in containerships, has entered into agreemen Read More »

Maersk says more competitive than before crisis

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Cost cuts at Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk have made it more competitive than before the economic crisis began, its chief executive said in a company newsletter. Read More »

Saeki assumes role of President & CEO, ‘K’ Line America

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Takashi Saeki has been named President & Chief Executive Officer of Richmond, Virginia-based 'K' Line America, Inc. (KAM) effective July 1. He retains his position as Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Tokyo based-parent company, Kawasaki Kisen Kai Read More »

Singapore’s NOL carried 34 % more containers in May

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's fifth-biggest container shipping firm, said it carried 34 percent more containers in the four weeks to May 28 compared with a year ago. Read More »

TransPacific container market shows robust gains

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

First quarter cargo demand from Asia to the U.S. caught both container lines and their customers off guard, but carriers say they are now adjusting to what appears to be modest but sustained economic and trade growth through 2010. Read More »

CMA CGM launches a new direct service between Asia and the US West Coast

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the return, on July 10th 2010, of the Yang Tse service linking South, Central and North China to the West Coast of the United States.

Operated in partnership with Maersk Line and MSC, this service will deploy si Read More »

Evergreen Line launches HBS service

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Recognizing a commercially successful future as a result of the free trade agreement (FTA) between China and ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), Evergreen Line and Wan Hai Lines will launch the Hwa-Bei Strait (HBS) Service starting early July Read More »

Maersk sees unprecedented container shortage

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping group, said a strong rebound in global trade has led to an unprecedented shortage of containers as shipping enters its peak season.

Maersk Line, part of Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Mo Read More »

Maersk ups Asia-Europe rates as trade recovers

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

World No.1 container shipper Maersk Line announced peak season surcharges on freight rates from Asia to Europe following what it said was exceptional demand this year as global trade recovers.

The subsidiary of Danish shipping and oil group A Read More »