Liner Shipping

MOL Group Ship Management Company Earns ISO50001 and ISO14001 Certification

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Liner Shipping

All 4 Management Companies for Dry Bulkers Hold Certificates Read More »

NLNG eyes $1.5 billion debut ship yard in Nigeria

Reuters | June 19, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) is sponsoring the construction of the first major ship yard in Africa’s biggest economy at the cost of $1.5 billion, in its attempt to turn the country into a hub for maritime operations on the continent. Read More »

BBC Chartering announces bi-weekly Trans-Atlantic service

AJOT | June 19, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The carrier takes this as an opportunity to promote the service as a new regular sailing which is open for additional volumes to be shipped from Continental Europe to the US Gulf and East Coast. Read More »

Crowley to Add Sailings from North Atlantic to Puerto Rico

AJOT | June 19, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Responding to customers’ needs for additional shipping service in the Northeast, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group today announced it will add sailings between Pennsauken, N.J., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, this summer. Read More »

Hijacked Orkim Harmony tanker released, pirates escape

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship’s rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday. Read More »

US, EU, China’s maritime regulators seek closer antitrust cooperation

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maritime regulators from the United States, China and the European Union agreed to cooperate more closely to monitor increased tie-ups among shipping groups. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes Maersk Line

AJOT | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

World’s largest container shipping line to offer weekly service to and from Jacksonville Read More »

Malaysian navy in contact with pirates on hijacked tanker

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

A Malaysian naval vessel has made contact with the pirates onboard hijacked tanker Orkim Harmony and is trying to persuade them to surrender, a maritime official said on Thursday. Read More »

Japan pushes LNG for transport to help climate, energy security

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Japan, the world’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is drawing up plans to get trucks and ships to use the fuel, partly to help cut carbon emissions but also to diversify energy sources in the freight sector for security reasons. Read More »

Malaysia’s hijacked oil tanker detected in Cambodian waters

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The small oil tanker that was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia last week has been detected in Cambodian waters, according to local media reports on Thursday. Read More »

China approves plan for civilian ships to be used by military

Reuters | June 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Chinese government has approved a plan requiring civilian shipbuilders to ensure that new ships can be used by the military during an emergency, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. Read More »

Container service punctuality continues to improve

AJOT | June 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Liner schedule reliability improved for the fourth consecutive month in May as the aggregate on-time performance for the three core East-West trades jumped by 4.0 percentage points to reach a new data-series high of 71.6%, according to Carrier Performance Insight (, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. Read More »

Making Data a Priority is Key to the Future of the Maritime Industry

GlobeNewswire | June 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The future competitiveness of the maritime industry will be affected by how rapidly shipping operators take advantage of big data, according to one of the world’s leading suppliers of satellite communications to the maritime industry. Read More »

GAC Poland waves off Nauta yard’s biggest ever vessel

AJOT | June 16, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Shipping and logistics services provider GAC Poland has bidden farewell to the largest vesselever to call at the Nauta shipyard in Gdynia/Gdansk. Read More »

The CMA CGM Group offers a unique service on the market, joining Asia to Iskenderun

AJOT | June 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce that starting June 16th, a call in the South Turkish port of Iskenderun will be added to the Group’s Bosphorus Express Line (BEX). Read More »

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited and Baltic Trading Limited Announce Shareholder Meetings to Approve

PR Newswire | June 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The combined company expects to further extend its leadership position in drybulk shipping and own a combined fleet of 70 drybulk vessels with an average age of 8.8 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 5,159,000 dwt, consisting of 13 Capesize, eight Panamax, 21 Supramax, four Ultramax, six Handymax and 18 Handysize vessels, after the expected delivery of two Ultramax newbuildings previously contracted by Baltic Trading. Read More »

NORDANA nominates Rickmers (Japan) Inc. as General Agent

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

NORDANA Project and Chartering (NPC) and Rickmers (Japan) Inc. are pleased to announce jointly that Rickmers (Japan) Inc. was nominated as sole General Agent of NORDANA Project and Chartering in Japan effective from 15 June 2015. Read More »

G6 Alliance announces Asia/North America service enhancements

AJOT | June 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In response to market demand, members of the G6 Alliance today announced service enhancements in the Asia – North America (Pacific Southwest) trade. Read More »

Second small oil tanker hijacked in Malaysia this month

Reuters | June 15, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

A small oil tanker was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia over the weekend in the second such incident in the same area this month, raising further concerns over piracy in Southeast Asia, maritime officials said on Monday. Read More »

Maersk and partners to invest $1.5 bln in Ghana port terminal

Reuters | June 13, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday its APM Terminals unit would together with partners invest $1.5 billion to upgrade its Tema port terminal in Ghana and add 3.5 million TEUs in annual throughput capacity. Read More »