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US calls for Japan to buckle down on Pacific trade pact

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urged Japan to ramp up efforts on a Pacific trade pact ahead of planned talks with his Japanese counterpart next week and a new round of negotiations in October. Read More »

Japan exports knocked by weak US shipments, hurt economic recovery

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, another sign the economy is struggling to rev up after a deep slump in April-June. Read More »

Apple’s iPhone 6 still one license away from elusive China launch

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Apple Inc is still awaiting a critical license from Chinese regulators before it can sell its new iPhone 6 in one of the company's most important markets. Read More »

Russia’s Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

President Vladimir Putin said Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market. Read More »

Russia demands changes to Ukraine-EU trade deal

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Russia has demanded changes to a free-trade deal between Ukraine and the European Union, underlining that Moscow was not satisfied by a last-minute concession from the EU to delay implementing the pact at the heart of the conflict in Ukraine. Read More »

South Korea sets rice import tariff at 513% from 2015

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

South Korea has set a rice import tariff at 513 percent from next year as it looks to protect farmers after scrapping a cap on politically sensitive imports of the grain in line with international trade commitments. Read More »

China says will not fine Hitachi unit for monopolistic behavior

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

China will not fine Hitachi Automotive, a unit of Hitachi Ltd, for its monopolistic behaviour as the company was the first among firms investigated to pro-actively supply relevant evidence, a Chinese antitrust regulator said. Read More »

Swiss exports drop in August as European demand weakens

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | International Trade

Switzerland's exports fell in August for the first time since May, due to lower sales of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and machinery and electronic products, data showed. Read More »

India port repair delays cooking oil imports, may raise prices

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Palm and soy oil laden ships are backing up at a western India port, port and trade sources said, threatening to add at least $10 per ton to import prices for the Diwali festival next month, when festive fried food demand soars. Read More »

Konecranes launches a new overhead crane for lifting needs in emerging markets

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes is introducing a new overhead crane in Pune, India today. The new crane, the CXT® UNO, has been developed to give small and medium-sized customers in emerging markets access to Konecranes’ proven technology, and will extend Konecranes’ product offering for these markets. Read More »

Halifax Port Authority announces 15 millionth TEU

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax has reached a significant milestone. Fifteen million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo have moved through the Port since the first container in 1969. Read More »

Port of Longview staffer to lead state PR committee

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Longview staffer to lead state PR committee

Ashley Helenberg, Public Affairs Manager for the Port of Longview, has been named chairwoman of the Washington Public Ports Association’s Public Relations Committee. The WPPA’s Executive Committee appointed her to the position in July. Read More »

BMW opens its newest vehicle distribution center at the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

BMW Group celebrated the official opening of its newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore. Read More »

Shuster receives Champion of Maritime Award

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) this week received the 2014 Champion of Maritime Award from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. Read More »

CMA CGM adds new call to PortMiami developing new market opportunities with Mexico

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, has announced that it will upgrade its Amerigo service starting October 1, 2014, with the introduction of a new call at PortMiami. Read More »

Volvo August truck shipments lag as Europe, Brazil weigh

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Intermodal

World number two truck maker Volvo posted a bigger than expected fall in truck shipments in August as a slowdown in Europe - above all in its Renault brand's home market France - and lingering weakness in Brazil weighed. Read More »

Successful groupage freight service to Georgia

AJOT | September 18, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The Caucasus region is developing into an internationally significant economic location: continuous expansion of the infrastructure, double-digit economic growth and favourable customs regulations make the area very attractive for foreign investors. Read More »

Uganda to seek $8 billion China loan to fund railway construction

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Intermodal

Uganda is hoping to secure an $8 billion loan from China to build a railway network to revamp the country's transport infrastructure as it prepares to start oil production. Read More »

CP Rail meeting Canada grain shipment targets

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd has met the minimum weekly grain volumes mandated by the Canadian government, the railway said, a day after Transport Canada said it would fine Canadian National Railway Co for falling short. Read More »

Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest

Reuters | September 18, 2014 | Intermodal

A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to court documents. Read More »

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