Inbound Logistics2010 Ocean carrier GuideAs the global economy begins to recover from the recession, consumer spending rises and port traffic starts torebound. U.S. East Coast ports are expected to import 17.1percent more TEUs in 2010 than 2009, while West Coastports are projected to import 13.5 percent more than in2009, according to the Global Port Tracker report published by the National Retail Federation and consulting firmHackett Associates.Although ships have been sitting idle and traditionallystrong service strings have been tangled by slack demand,the worldwide fleet continues to expand, and ocean carriers are following a similar course.Carriers are realigning routes and service frequenciesto better match supply with demand; investing in logisticsdriven technologies that capture and share informationupstream and downstream in the supply chain; and acquiring bigger, better, and greener ships to pilot greaterefficiencies and economies for ocean freight buyers.Ocean liners are scanning the horizon for new markets,alliance partners, and slot-sharing arrangements to expandservices, distribute costs, and allay risks. Respondingto shipper needs, carriers are also investing assetsand resources in more value-added services, includingspeed-to-market programs, anti-piracy system trials, andperishable cargo tracking and monitoring solutions.With so much change in the ocean trade, InboundLogistics’ annual Ocean Carrier Guide offers a quick-scanperspective of how some steamship lines are investing inand expanding their services, technologies, and equipmentto keep you moving forward.October 2010 Inbound Logistics 1
FULL STEAM AHEAD 2010 Ocean carrier GuideInbound Logistics Atlantic Container Line (ACL)800-ACL-1235www.aclcargo.comParent Company: Grimaldi GroupSince 1967, ACL has operated as a specialized carrierof containers, project and oversized cargo, heavyequipment, and vehicles in the transatlantic trade, withthe world’s largest combination RORO/containerships.Headquartered in Westfield, N.J., the company maintainsoffices throughout Europe and North America. ACLoffers five transatlantic sailings each week, as well as adirect RORO/container service under its parent company,Grimaldi Group, between North America and WestAfrica. The company also offers through-service for noncontainerizable cargo to the Mediterranean, Middle East,South Africa, Australia, and the Far East.Web Tools: Booking and rate requests, expressdocumentation.Fleet Size: Five G-3 vessels operate in the core NorthAtlantic service and various vessels are time-chartered tothe Grimaldi Group.Customer Awards: Honda Premier Partner Award.What’s New: ACL now offers RORO services from NorthAmerica to any part of the world. China Shipping888-712-7811www.chinashippingna.comParent Company: China Shipping Group CompanyChina Shipping offers container transportation and relatedservices including storage, transshipment, customs arrivalmanifest filing, and intermodal on-carriage. Its 504,761TEU fleet calls 12 China base ports and most river portsalong the Yangtze River, the Pearl River, and their branches,providing fast, safe, and economical transportation of allcontainerized freight. A total of more than 40 internationalroutes round out the line’s current service profile.Web Tools: Tracking/tracing, EDI, eBrochure, sailingschedules.Fleet Size: 135 vesselsCustomer Awards: 2010 Michael’s Stores Carrier of the YearAward.What’s New: China Shipping introduced Transpacific,Transatlantic, Mediterranean, North Europe, China Pearl RiverDelta, and China Yangtze River Delta services.CMA CGM757-961-2100www.cma-cgm.comLogistics Division: CMA CGM LogisticsCMA CGM, founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé, servesmore than 400 ports with 175 main shipping lines aroundthe world. With a presence on all continents and in 150countries through its network of 650 agencies, CMA CGMemploys 17,000 people. The group offers a completerange of activities, including transport by sea, river, andrail, handling facilities in port as well as logistics on landto guarantee high-quality door-to-door services. CMACGM has also been investing in rail, inland waterway, androad haulage services and strategic shipping terminalsworldwide.Web Tools: Interactive schedules; routing finder, includingline services and voyage finder; quotation requests; tariffs;container tracking; bill of lading printing (draft, way bill, original bill of lading); and shipment details.2 Inbound Logistics October 2010
Fleet Size: 401 vesselsFleet Size: 120 vesselsCustomer Awards: 2010 Best Partner Carrier Award, Sony;Customer Awards: 2010 Ocean Carrier of the Year and2010 European Carrier of the Year, ASDA (Walmart subsidiary); 2010 Best Shipping Lines for CMA CGM Chile, CMPCCellusola SA.Top Ocean Carrier – Far East, Canadian International FreightForwarders Association (CIFFA) Eastern Region Forwarder’sChoice Awards; 2009 Best Shipping Line – Transpacific,Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards.What’s New: CMA CGM recently launched new services,including FAL5 (Asia/Europe), Yang Tse (China/U.S. WestCoast), New Cimex 2 (Asia/India – Pakistan), and ACSA 2(Asia/Mexico – West Coast of South America). The group alsotook delivery of new containerships ranging from 3,600 to13,800 TEUs, including the 11,400-TEU CMA CGM Leo andPegasus, the 13,800-TEU CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci andLaperouse, the 6,500-TEU CMA CGM Maupassant, and the3,600-TEU CMA CGM Africa One. Committed to sustainabledevelopment, CMA CGM signed an agreement in May 2010with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. andBureau Veritas to study a new generation of containershipspowered by liquefied natural gas.COSCO Container LinesAmericas Inc.800-242-7354www.cosco-usa.comParent Company: China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO)Founded in 1961, COSCO now maintains 85representative offices in 49 countries around the world,while operational agencies are located in 1,000 citiesin 160 countries. COSCO continues to make majorequipment investments. Cargo handling capabilitiesinclude 20-foot and 40-foot dry containers, refrigeratedcontainers, flat-racks, open tops, high cube, and otherspecialized equipment.Web Tools: Automated 24/7 cargo tracking service.What’s New: In addition to equipment improvements,recent scheduling additions and revisions have resultedin significantly faster transit times. COSCO’s 20 main lineservices connect more than 1,000 ports. Crowley800-CROWLEYwww.crowley.comParent Company: Crowley Maritime CorporationLogistics Division: Crowley LogisticsJacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Maritime Corporation,founded in San Francisco in 1892, is a privately heldfamily- and employee-owned company that providesdiversified transportation, logistics, and marine servicesin domestic and international markets through sixoperating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner,Latin America liner, logistics, petroleum, marine, andtechnical services. Offered within these enterprises areliner container shipping, logistics, contract towing, andbarge transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker escort;energy support; salvage, wreck removal, and emergencyresponse; vessel management; vessel construction andnaval architecture; government services; and petroleumand chemical transportation, distribution, and sales.Web Tools: Track-and-trace, tariff retrieval, e-bill of ladingregistration, 24-hour manifest schedule, downloadable shipping documents, booking, rate requests.October 2010 Inbound Logistics 3
FULL STEAM AHEAD 2010 Ocean carrier GuideInbound LogisticsFleet Size: 210 vesselsCustomer Awards: Toyota Logistics Service Awards forOutstanding Customer Service and Quality; Sears Partnerin Progress; Payless ShoeSource International PartnershipAward; Ford Motor Company’s World Excellence Awardand Silver Award for Supplier Excellence; SC JohnsonService Award.What’s New: Crowley’s Speed-to-Market program leveragesthe proximity of Central America and the Caribbean withfrequent, direct vessel services for apparel and reefershippers and others seeking to get products to market faster.The carrier offers warehousing, trucking, and other logisticsservices throughout Central America. Crowley has acquiredCustomized Brokers, a Miami-based company specializingin the clearance of fresh produce imports into the UnitedStates, and Islandwide Air and Ocean, a Puerto Ricocompany specializing in warehouse management, inventorymanagement, pick and pack, and retail time-sensitivedelivery and other logistics services on the island.Evergreen Line201-761-3000www.evergreen-line.comParent Company: Evergreen GroupLogistics Division: Evergreen Shipping Agency (America)Taiwan-based Evergreen was founded in 1968 by GroupChairman Dr. Yung-fa Chang and commenced fullcontainer liner services in 1975. It has developed intoa global carrier, operating one of the industry’s newestfleets and serving all six continents. Now, 40 years sinceit began offering ocean shipping services, Evergreencontinues to make waves with its ongoing global reach,environmental responsibility, customer-driven services,and innovation.Web Tools: Integrated e-commerce services via Evergreen’sShipmentLink portal; enhanced e-reports available to all4 Inbound Logistics October 2010customers, with new functions including event-driven notification, tracking reports, and statistics to help manage andmonitor shipments.Fleet Size: 150 vesselsCustomer Awards: 2010 Best Shipping Line – Intra-Asia,Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards; 2009 Lloyd’s ListGlobal Corporate Social Responsibility Award.What’s New: Evergreen Line launched a new service linkingJapan, Vietnam, and Thailand to support growing intra-Asiatrade. The carrier also added 10 8,000-TEU environmentallyadvanced container vessels to its fleet. Hamburg Süd973-775-5300www.hamburgsud.comParent Company: The Oetker GroupHamburg Süd specializes in marine transport and logistics,with a focus on containerized temperature-sensitive cargoshipping. Company services link North America, SouthAmerica, Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, India, Pakistan,and Australia/New Zealand.Web Tools: Cargo booking, tracking, and tracing.Fleet Size: 174 vesselsCustomer Awards: 2010 Ocean Carrier of the Year, 2010 TopOcean Carrier – Latin America and Southwest Pacific, CIFFACentral Region Forwarder’s Choice Awards; 2010 Top OceanCarrier – Latin America and Southwest Pacific, CIFFA EasternRegion Forwarder’s Choice Awards.What’s New: Hamburg Süd upgraded its EuropeMediterranean service to provide comprehensive portcoverage and fast transit times from and to North Europe.The carrier also added the 4,600-TEU Cap Jacksoncontainership to its fleet; the vessel serves the line’s AsiaMexico/South America-West Coast route.
What’s new: Hapag-Lloyd started the weekly AtlanticExpress Shuttle between Antwerp and New York with atransit time of nine days. The Mediterranean Gulf Expresshas been upgraded to weekly frequency. The new Asia-toSouth America East Coast service connects Asia and SouthAmerica via Durban/South Africa.877-678-SHIPwww.horizonlines.comHorizon LinesParent Company: Horizon Lines Inc.Logistics Division: Horizon Logistics LLCHorizon Lines is a domestic ocean shipping and integratedlogistics company comprised of two primary operatingsubsidiaries. Horizon Lines LLC operates a fleet of 20U.S.-flag containerships and five port terminals linkingthe continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam,Micronesia, and Puerto Rico. Horizon Logistics LLC offerscustomized logistics solutions to shippers from a suiteof transportation and distribution management services,information technology developed by Horizon ServicesGroup, and intermodal trucking and warehousing servicesprovided by Sea-Logix. Horizon Lines Inc. is based inCharlotte, N.C.Web Tools: Booking, track-and-trace, and payment appli-cations that allow shippers to create customized reporting;event notification; and e-mail or threshold activity alerts.Fleet Size: 21 vessels Hapag-Lloyd800-223-4443www.hapag-lloyd.comParent Company: The Albert Ballin consortium and TUI AGHapag-Lloyd connects all major ports worldwide via 76liner services — including U.S. flag services. HapagLloyd operates 300 offices in 114 countries and offers acontainer stock of one million TEUs of all types, includingone of the largest reefer fleets in the industry.Web Tools: Schedule overview download and subscription;shipment overview listing; tariffs, freight rates, and localcharges; rules and regulations; shipping instructions (forregistered customers); sea waybill of lading download; trackand-trace by booking, container, or bill of lading number;vessel tracing; import overview with customs information;invoice copy download; shipment rate of exchange; generalrate of exchange information; RSS news feeds.Fleet Size: 127 vesselsCustomer Awards: 2009 Carrier of the Year, HellmannWorldwide Logistics; 2009 Outstanding Service Award,Lowe’s Home Improvement; 2009 Partner Data QualityAward, GT Nexus Shipper Council; 2009 Carrier of the Year,California Dried Fruit Exporters Association; Gold AnchorAward, CEVA Logistics; 2009 International Carrier of the Year,Whirlpool Corporation.Customer Awards: 2010 Platinum Carrier Award, Lowe’sHome Improvement.What’s New: Horizon Lines received recognition from boththe United States Coast Guard and the Chamber of Shippingof America for its record of safety and usa.comParent Company: Intermarine LLCNew Orleans-based Intermarine provides worldwide oceantransport and inland heavy haul services for breakbulk,specialized project, and heavy lift cargo. The companyalso operates offices in Houston, Caracas, Buenos Aires,Shanghai, Seoul, and Mumbai.Web Tools: Company information, weekly sailing schedules.Fleet Size: 30 vesselsCustomer Awards: 2009 Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo,Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards.What’s New: Intermarine launched its next generation ofmultipurpose heavy lift carriers with the delivery of the M/VI