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Los Angeles mayor presses China to allow more Hollywood films

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | International Trade

A flurry of private Chinese investment into Hollywood should prompt Beijing to loosen its restrictions on U.S. film imports, the mayor of Los Angeles said in China as he urged officials to raise the country's annual cap on foreign films. Read More »

US sets import duties on transport containers from China

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | Intermodal | Liner Shipping

The U.S. Commerce Department set duties on imports of rail and road transport containers from China after finding the goods were sold below cost in the United States. Read More »

EU’s search for new anti-dumping powers is dead, Italy says

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | International Trade

A plan giving Brussels new powers to fight unfair Chinese exports "is dead", Italy said, with the European Union ideologically split over how to deal with countries that dump cheap goods in Europe. Read More »

Slovenia sees higher 2014 GDP growth as exports rise

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | International Trade

Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout last year, expects growth in 2014 to surpass the government's September forecast of 2 percent, Deputy Prime Minister Dejan Zidan said. Read More »

Bird flu outbreak hits second Dutch farm, exports to remain frozen

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | International Trade

A second Dutch farm was hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said, prompting the destruction of 43,000 chickens and prolonging restrictions on trade in the world's leading egg-exporting country. Read More »

Soaring Malaysian bauxite exports a “game changer” for China supply

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | International Trade

Bauxite mines are springing up in Malaysia and shipping ever-increasing amounts of the raw material used for aluminium to China, helping fill a gap since Indonesia banned ore exports in January in a bid to encourage value-added processing at home. Read More »

Retailers call on ILWU and PMA to remain at negotiating table

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are taking a break from contract negotiations: Read More »

October imports up 9% at Port of Oakland, biggest gain in 6 months

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Containerized imports shipped through the Port of Oakland surged 9.17% in October from a year ago. The Port said it was the biggest jump in import cargo volume in six months. Read More »

St Lawrence Seaway closes for 2014 season

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway System announced its closing schedule for the 2014 season. Read More »

Golden Ocean Q3 weighed down by weak Chinese demand, one-offs

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported third-quarter earnings below expectations on Friday and said charter rates remained too low to ensure profitability while vessel prices continued to sink. Read More »

Quebec’s ambitious Plan Nord mineral project goes south

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

A plan by the Canadian province of Quebec to spend billions to develop the mineral riches of its northern region has been dealt a crippling blow by the pending closure of a major mine as iron ore prices sink and China's interest wanes. Read More »

Teamsters pull ballot petition for FedEx Freight Virginia facility

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

The Teamsters union withdrew a petition asking for a secret ballot election for drivers at a Richmond, Virginia, facility of FedEx Corp's trucking unit. Read More »

UK truck driver shortage threatens Christmas logjam

Reuters | November 21, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines opens new service center in Fort Smith Area

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces the opening of a relocated service center in Van Buren, Arkansas, near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. Read More »

GAC wins logistics and maritime services accolades at Lloyd’s List MEISC Awards 2014

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC walked away from Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent (MEISC) Awards with both prizes it was shortlisted for in recognition of the quality logistics and maritime services it provides throughout the region. It was the fourth time the company scooped the Logistics Award since 2010. Read More »

REEDEREI NSB expands business in Asia

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

REEDEREI NSB founds new subsidiary in Shanghai. The opening ceremony of ASIA MARINE Shanghai, member of NSB GROUP, was celebrated on November 18, 2014, with representatives of the international and Chinese shipping industry. The new company acts under the motto “local dedication with global background”. Read More »

Menlo Logistics keen to build on 2014 growth in South Asia

AJOT | November 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Logistics, the US$1.5 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc., continues to experience significant growth in the South Asia region in 2014 and is targeting increasing its presence in Thailand and Malaysia, and adding to its portfolio supply chain services for two major new industries as key opportunities for 2015. Read More »

West Coast negotiations between ILWU–PMA to continue

Stas Margaronis | November 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

“Both sides are continuing to talk and a meeting is scheduled for today Friday November 21st" Read More »

Premium Article  Can China generate a dry bulk rebound?

George Lauriat | November 21, 2014 | International Trade

The dry bulk trades have been in the doldrums, as the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) seems destined to bump along the bottom bringing little relief to beleaguered ship-owners. China is the key to the dry bulk sector. If supply and demand are to come into balance, it will begin there. But when? Read More »

CSX CTO Highlights Operational Resilience And Winter Resource Planning

PR Newswire | November 21, 2014 | Intermodal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) is positioning itself to continue delivering strong financial results by balancing stabilized service levels, improving efficiency and continued growth opportunities, Chief Transportation Officer Cindy Sanborn told an industry audience today at the annual RailTrends conference in New York City.

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