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Yang Ming takes delivery of one more 11,000 TEU ship to upgrade Trans-Pacific service
Yang Ming takes delivery of one more 11,000 TEU ship to upgrade Trans-Pacific service

AJOT | July 27, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) will add one new 11,000 TEU container vessel, ‘YM Travel’ on 27thJuly, 2021. The vessel chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. was named at a ceremony held at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard.

Methanol gains traction as ships’ fuel
Methanol gains traction as ships’ fuel

AJOT | July 27, 2021 | Maritime News | Technology | Energy News | Alternative

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up.

KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division
KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

AJOT | July 26, 2021 | Maritime News | Technology | Energy News | Alternative

KPI OceanConnect today announced the launch of its Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division to enhance its counterparts’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Bill Wakeling, an expert in marine fuels, will lead the new offering.

CMA CGM to launch a new RORO Short Sea Med service connecting Marseille & Barcelona with Casablanca
CMA CGM to launch a new RORO Short Sea Med service connecting Marseille & Barcelona with Casablanca

AJOT | July 26, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced the launching of a new RORO Short Sea Med service, between MARSEILLE + BARCELONA ↔ CASABLANCA starting as from Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 ex Marseille port.

Nigerian court convicts 10 men under new anti-piracy law

Bloomberg | July 25, 2021 | Maritime News

CMA CGM THC update - Albania import/export

AJOT | July 23, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

Ontario pension weighs sale of SeaCube for $1 billion
Ontario pension weighs sale of SeaCube for $1 billion

Bloomberg | July 23, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is exploring a sale of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. more than eight years after taking the cargo-equipment company private.

MSC GRI scope: USA, Puerto Rico to Tunisia  
MSC GRI scope: USA, Puerto Rico to Tunisia  

AJOT | July 23, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. (USA) Inc. has filed and will implement a GRI with below quantum, scope, and effective date.

MSC THC (Guatemala) scope: USA to Central America; Central America to USA
MSC THC (Guatemala) scope: USA to Central America; Central America to USA

AJOT | July 23, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

MSC has announced an increase in the Terminal Handling Charges (THC) in Puerto Barrios, Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, and Puerto Quetzal with effective date August 15th, 2021.

Port of Montreal hails arrival of biggest container ship to sail St. Lawrence River
Port of Montreal hails arrival of biggest container ship to sail St. Lawrence River

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Montreal is in a class of its own with the arrival of the MSC Melissa. Docked at the Viau Terminal before heading back to Europe, the 6,730 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship measuring 303.89 metres long and 40 metres wide is the largest container ship to sail the St. Lawrence River.

MSC local charges in Mexico scope: Import Mexico to USA & Puerto Rico
MSC local charges in Mexico scope: Import Mexico to USA & Puerto Rico

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

MSC Mexico is doing some updates to some local charges, effective August 15th, 2021, sailing date:

MSC local charges In Mexico scope: Export USA & Puerto Rico to Mexico
MSC local charges In Mexico scope: Export USA & Puerto Rico to Mexico

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

MSC Mexico is doing some updates to some local charges, effective August 15th, 2021, arrival date.

MSC GFS scope: Asia to USA  in August
MSC GFS scope: Asia to USA in August

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has filed and will implement the below GFS (Global Fuel Surcharge) with the following quantum and effective dates for all shipments from Asia to the USA:

Stena RoRo has placed orders for the construction of new E-Flexer ships numbered 11 and 12
Stena RoRo has placed orders for the construction of new E-Flexer ships numbered 11 and 12

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Stena RoRo has ordered two new ships from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). These are the 11th and 12th Stena E-Flexer vessels in the RoPax class developed by Stena RoRo and delivery is slated for 2024 and 2025. At the same time, long-term charter contracts have been signed with the French ferry company Brittany Ferries. The ships will operate between Portsmouth in the UK and Quistreham (Caen) and St.  Malo in France, respectively, two of Brittany Ferries' primary routes.

Port of New Orleans and Port of Caddo-Bossier work together to move cargo on the Mississippi River
Port of New Orleans and Port of Caddo-Bossier work together to move cargo on the Mississippi River

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) discharged 300 steel coils on June 10, 2021 to barge at Coastal Cargo breakbulk and heavy-lift terminal at the Louisiana Ave. Complex that were transported to barge from the SK Shipping Star Challenger and made their way upriver to be off-loaded at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport.

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