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Azimuth Lines Inc. - Total Logistics Solutions

Welcome to Azimuth Lines:  We are a FMC licensed OTI / Freight Forwarder based in New Jersey close to the port of New York on the eastern seaboard of the US.  If you are looking for high quality and personal service, you have come to the right place.  We handle commercial shipments for our clients, both by sea and air from the US to all parts of the world and back.  We also offer international moving, corporate and individual relocation services from the US to all parts of the world.  Our professional staff and global network of international agents are fully equipped to handle all your shipping needs.

Why choose us:  At Azimuth Lines, we are committed to make your shipping experience as smooth and efficient as possible.  We recognize that each of your needs are unique and strive to provide you with tailor made solutions to meet all of your logistical needs.  We have established contracts with major steamship lines and are able to offer you a choice of carrier options as well as competitive rates, weekly services and fast transit times.

Our Services
Freight Forwarding (both by Air & Sea)
Consolidation/De-consolidation (both by Air & Sea)
Custom Clearance for Imports as well as exports
Warehousing, Transportation & Distribution Services
Hazardous Chemical Transport
Oversize & Project Cargo Handling
Relocation Services - Corporate & Individual
Complete End to End supply chain solutions
FMC Registration # 023964NF

Shipping news!

CMA CGM to Buy Neptune Orient Lines for $2.4 Billion

by Azimuth Support Team on 12/10/15

CMA CGM SA has agreed to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. for roughly $2.4 billion in cash, a deal that would bolster its presence in the Pacific Ocean trade routes and provide some consolidation among the world’s beleaguered container-shipping fleet.

NOL, which has a market capitalization of $2.3 billion, has struggled amid a prolonged downturn in the global shipping market, posting four years of consecutive losses. 

Oil Tanker Rates Jump to Seven-Year High

by Azimuth Support Team on 12/10/15

 Oil tanker rates soared to the highest in seven years amid an acceleration in the number of bookings and signs that the ships are being delayed when unloading due to a lack of space in on-land storage tanks.

Day rates for 2 million-barrel carrying ships sailing to Japan from Saudi Arabia, the industry’s benchmark route, surged to $111,359, the highest since July 2008, according to the Baltic Exchange in London. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is helping to keep the world flooded with oil by persisting with a strategy of defending its share of the global crude market, rather than propping up prices. 

German Warship Collides With Containership in Kiel Canal

by Azimuth Support Team on 12/10/15

A German warship a collided with a containership in Germany’s Kiel Canal Wednesday Dec 9th 2015, causing damage to both vessels.

The 151-meter, 13,200 DWT Nordic Bremen is managed by Nordic Hamburg. 

The Kiel Canal, or Nord-Ostsee-Kanal as it is known is Germany, is a 61-mile long waterway stretching from the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. 

Jacksonville bridge hit by ship

by Azimuth Support Team on 09/30/13

The Mathews bridge in Jacksonville, FL was hit last week by the stern ramp of the USNS 1st Lt. Harry Martin while under tow.  The Ro-Ro ship is currently being operated by the US Military sea lift command.  The stern ramp has sustained damages and the bridge has been closed to traffic in both directions till further notice.  The Mathews Bridge spans the St. Johns river near JAXPORT and connects downtown Jacksonville to Arlington via the Arlington Expressway.

Chinese Shipping rates rise to 16 month high

by Azimuth Support Team on 09/22/13

The cost of hauling iron ore and coal along China’s coast rose to a 16-month high, adding to signs the nation’s demand is strengthening for the two commodities that generate the most demand for dry-bulk shipping.  The China Coastal Bulk Freight Index, a measure of commodity transporting rates between the nation’s ports, advanced to 1,141.17 points on Sept. 13, a seventh weekly gain, according to data from the Shanghai Shipping Exchange. The measure has advanced 8.2 percent since the start of the year.  The increase is a sign of rising demand from China because coastal ships transport both domestic and imported cargoes to smaller Chinese ports from bigger ports such as Shanghai and Shenzhen.  Imports of coal and iron ore are on course for a record this year, according to Clarkson Plc, the largest shipbroker.  Charter rates for Capesize ships have risen almost sixfold to $30,000 a day since June.