Liner Shipping

Caytrans BBC LLC adds third vessel

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Germany and Caytrans Project Services Americas, New Orleans announced the expansion of the service with the addition of a third vessel, BBC Canada. The BBC Canada is a multipurpose, shallow-draft vessel with a service speed of 15 knots. Built in 1999, th Read More »

MSC begins new West Coast-South America service at PRPA

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is pleased to announce that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second largest steamship line in the world and a regular user of PRPA's Packer Avenue Marine Ter Read More »

Senator Lines launches new Far East-Middle East service

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The German container shipping line thereby expands its current schedule of 12 liner services to include the additional Far East-Middle East service FMS. Read More »

Ten new multipurpose vessels for Rickmers-Linie

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the global transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo, has secured for itself ten new purpose-built multipurpose vessels, which are to be added to its fleet between 2009 and 2011. All ten will Read More »

Crowley christens barge 455-3 at Gunderson Marine

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened and launched barge 455-3, the third heavy-lift 455 series flat-deck barge to be built and delivered to Crowley this year by Gunderson Marine in Portland, OR. Susan Michel, Crowley's director of people development an Read More »

SAECS adds seventh vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The four shipping lines (Safmarine, MOL, DAL and Maersk Line) in the SAECS vessel-sharing agreement in the trade between Europe and Southern Africa have agreed to add a seventh vessel to the SAECS Core Service. Read More »

Crowley Christens articulated tug-barge tank vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the third of 10 new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010. The vessels christened were the 9,280 HP-tug Resolve and barge 650-3. Read More »

TNWA, Hanjin, UASC new Asia-Black Sea service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine, Co., Ltd. (HMM) - Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today announced a new Asia-East Mediterranean / Black Sea service, named Read More »

Bigger, faster Crowley Caribbean islands service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Each ship offers about 200 more teu of capacity and twice the number of reefer plugs - about 160 - than the Sea Gale and Sea Cloud, the ships they are replacing. Running at about 18.5 knots, the new ships are about two knots faster, which should re Read More »

Retail container traffic drops

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dropped below last year's levels late this summer, and the peak monthly volume for 2007 is now expected to fall slightly below last year's peak, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released tod Read More »

Senator Lines extra loader on Asia-Middle East route

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The extra loader Northern Fortune will run on a singular round trip starting in Singapore on October 9 and ending in Singapore on November 14 before the vessel is phased in into its regular liner service. Read More »

K Line vessel maiden call at MICT

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.'s 2,257 teu-capacity vessel Bay Bridge recently made its maiden call at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The vessel is part of K Line's new service, JASECO Read More »

Crowley to build largest, fastest ATBs

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine, Inc. and Dakota Creek Shipyards to build three articulated tug-barge (ATB), 330,000-barrel tank vessels, the largest in the company's history Read More »

NYK successfully tests shoreside electric power unit

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) announced that its soon-to-be-delivered 8,600 teu containership has successfully tested its connection with a newly introduced shoreside electric power unit that will supply a ship with electric power d Read More »

Giant COSCO Asia docked at the Port of Hamburg on maiden voyage

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Liner Shipping

At the beginning of September the new flagship of the Chinese shipping company COSCO Container Lines, Ltd. docked at the Port of Hamburg for the first time. The COSCO Asia, with its slot capacity of 10,062 teu, is the largest container ship to have entere Read More »

Weekly calls at DCT Gdansk

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Team Lines are offering fixed-day weekly calls at Poland's newest deepwater container terminal, DCT Gdansk, giving shippers wider container routing options to and from Poland. Read More »

Maersk restructures Asia ’ Red Sea Service

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In line with customer requirements and an effort to improve service, Maersk Line announced a new eastbound rotation of the Asia - Red Sea service FM5. Read More »

Seaspan to build eight 13,100 teu vessels

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has signed contracts to build eight new 13,100 teu container vessels with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (collectively "HHI"). The contract price per ve Read More »

Crowley clears the air in the Puerto Rico/Caribbean trade

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation has been known for its cutting-edge technology in the maritime trade, dedication to safety and the environment, and desire to provide ever-increasing value and service to its customers. Now, in an age of increased environment Read More »

Crowley moves 110,000-lb. boiler for Fruit of the Loom

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner and logistics services groups recently worked together to provide both inland and ocean transportation for a massive boiler bound for Fruit of the Loom in Honduras. This large boiler measuring 35-feet long, 12-feet wid Read More »