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Kenya tells Maersk to drop new container chargesJun 13, 2011

Plans by a shipping line to introduce extra charges for empty containers has sparked controversy in the Kenya maritime industry, reported All Africa. In a notice to all shippers on May 31, Maersk Line said it would with effect from July 1 increase charges for containers delivered to shippers based on the time spent before they are returned. For the firs...

OWL wins award from US Commerce Department for export excellenceJun 13, 2011

OWL (Ocean World Lines), a unit of Pacer International, has received the President's "E" Award for outstanding contribution to American exports from the US Department of Commerce, the company announced. The recognition is the most prestigious award given by the US Government to companies facilitating exports and contributing to national job growth and c...

MOL-Hamburg Sud slow steams from South Africa to Singapore on back hau...Jun 13, 2011

MITSUI OSK Lines (MOL) and Hamburg Sud will slow steam on the second half of its return leg to Asia on its Asia east coast-South America service (CSW). It will begin slow-steaming from South Africa's Ngqura to Singapore by deploying a further vessel which will make an overall total of 13 deployed on the service. The rotation will continue as Xingang, Dal...

Seaspan takes in 13,092-TEUer for Cosco service, first of eightJun 13, 2011

MARSHALL ISLANDS-based Seaspan, with operations offices in Hong Kong and Vancouver, has taken its first of eight 13,092-TEU ships on order since August 2007 built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The COSCO Glory is on a long-term 12-year charter by Cosco to be deployed on CKYH's Asia-Europe loop number 3 (NE 3). (Source:  

Hong Kong's OOCL wins top award from US Agricultural Transport Coalit...Jun 13, 2011

HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line took first place in the annual ocean carrier performance survey taken among members of the US Agriculture Transportation Coalition (ATC). The ATC votes annually for carriers providing best customer service. The survey is based upon ease of booking cargo, accuracy of documentation and other customer service metri...

CMA CGM hikes rates on Asia-Europe serviceJun 10, 2011

CMA CGM Group has announced a new rate restoration program, effective July 1st, 2011, on its services from Asia to N. Europe, S. America, the Group said. The company says: "in response to the on-going deterioration of revenues on the Asia - North Europe Trade, CMA CGM Group has decided to implement as from 01/07/2011 a “Rate Restoration” of ...

Shipowner takes delivery of MAN-powered vesselJun 10, 2011

GC Rieber Shipping of Bergen, Norway recently took delivery of the offshore ROV-survey vessel – the ‘Polar King’ – constructed by CNP Freire shipyard in Spain. The newbuilding has a diesel-electric propulsion system that features 6 × MAN 9L21/31 engines and will support activities in the hydrocarbon sector. MAN Diesel & Tur...

Vice-chairman of Varun Shipping becomes new BIMCO presidentJun 10, 2011

BIMCO members elected Yudhishthir Khatau as the 41st President of the international shipping organization at their general meeting in Vancouver, Cargonewsasia reports. Succeeding German owner Robert Lorenz-Meyer, who has completed his two year time in office, Khatau is the first president from India and at 43, the youngest ever in the organisation’s...

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