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MSC Indus Express Service adds Houston

AJOT | May 07, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

As of June 2018, MSC has added Houston, Texas as the last, direct port of call, making this one service the fastest connection available from the US Gulf to the Middle East and India.

CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf

AJOT | May 07, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Quebec’s Desgagnés Group innovates with polar class dual fuel tankers
Leo Ryan | Top Story | May 07, 2019

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Quebec’s Desgagnés Group innovates with polar class dual fuel tankers

Based at the Port of Quebec on the St. Lawrence River, the privately-owned Desgagnés Group has been steadily raising its profile not only in North America but on various shipping lanes around the globe. Attracting industry attention especially has been the introduction of the world’s first polar class dual fuel oil/chemical tankers.
Strong winter market in tankers – collapsing dry cargo market

AJOT | May 07, 2019 | Maritime | Bulk

NORDEN generated a positive result in a quarter characterized by a strong winter market in tankers and a dry cargo market on the brink of collapse.

CMA CGM FAK rates from Asia to Red Sea

AJOT | May 06, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM GRR - Asia to W. Africa

AJOT | May 03, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping
MSC further supports preservation of marine environment by joining NAMEPA

AJOT | May 03, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

MSC Group is a new member of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), which works to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable maritime industry best practices and educating the public.
World Container Index - May 2

AJOT | May 02, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is up 2.7% to $1,378.99 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 2 May 2019).
AWO’S Allegretti “optimistic” Trump will uphold the Jones Act after proposed waiver rejected

Stas Margaronis | May 02, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Following a meeting with Republican U.S. senators, President Trump has decided not to go ahead with a proposal to waive Jones Act rules that would have allowed foreign flagged ships to transport natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast.
Goltens provides ballast water treatment design and implementation

Stas Margaronis | May 02, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Goltens Green Technologies is supporting the world-wide effort to design and install ballast water treatment systems that could be deployed on as many as 60,000 vessels world-wide.

Trump’s misguided U-turn on the Jones Act

Bloomberg | May 02, 2019 | Intermodal | Maritime | Liner Shipping
Zier joins Crowley Offshore Services team providing tug and barge solutions

AJOT | May 01, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

To provide a more personalized interface for customers in need of tugs, barges and offshore project services in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally, Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Jonathan Zier manager of business development in Houston.
ZEABORN enters tanker ship management by acquiring CPO Tankers

AJOT | April 30, 2019 | Energy | Maritime | Breakbulk News

ZEABORN Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei, the tanker management subsidiary of Offen Group.
MSC bunker recovery charges

AJOT | April 30, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

BRC – Bunker Recovery Charge levels effective June 1st, 2019 SCOPE: USA to Africa
AMS announces 2019 rates for voluntary fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops services

AJOT | April 30, 2019 | Maritime

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the 2019 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, verification, and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities – including fruits, vegetables and specialty crops. 

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