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Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues

Stas Margaronis | November 25, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues

The back up in ships waiting to berth continues this week (November 25th) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fourteen ships are at anchorage waiting to berth where normally there are no ships, according to a Port of Los Angeles spokesman. Read More »

Father & son team kick it up a notch at the Transportation Logistics Company (TLC)

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Barry and Todd Brule of The Transportation Logistics Company (TLC) have announced that their company name has changed to Triage Logistics Company. Read More »

Online protest delays EU plan to resolve US trade row

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

European campaigners against an EU-U.S. accord have held up progress towards the world's biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public consultation that EU officials had hoped would help them unblock a key issue. Read More »

Microsoft to pay China $140 million for ‘tax evasion’

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. Read More »

Honda admits under-reporting serious US accidents since 2003

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

Honda Motor Co failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged. Read More »

WTO postpones trade deal by a day after last-minute objection

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization postponed adoption of the first global trade reform in its 19-year history, delaying by a day after a last-minute objection from Argentina, diplomats said. Read More »

Kazakhstan on brink of WTO membership deal, Afghanistan in line

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

The 160-member World Trade Organization is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said in a report. Read More »

India-Pakistan friction threatens South Asia trade at Himalayan summit

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | International Trade

Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect of a regional customs union. Read More »

Port Everglades 20-year master/vision plan wins National Job Creation Award

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

CG/LA Infrastructure Inc. awarded Port Everglades' 20-Year Master/Vision Plan its 2014 Projects of the Year Award for Job Creation during the 6th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Read More »

APM Terminals Maasvlakte II begins landside 24/7 operations

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Maasvlakte II begins landside 24/7 operations

The new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II container terminal, designed to be the world’s safest, most technologically advanced and automated container handling facility, began landside commercial operations with the opening of the high tech truck gates, launching a new era of automation to improve trucker efficiency and reduce turntimes. Read More »

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done says TT Club

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Last week saw the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (IMO MSC) finalise work on two measures that are significant for standards of safety in the unit load industry, be it maritime or land-based.  Read More »

OPDR becomes a major acquisition for the CMA CGM Group

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Liner Shipping

During his visit in Hamburg, Germany on November 25th, Jacques R. Saadé announced the acquisition of the German company OPDR (Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH & Co. KG). Read More »

Matson’s 2015 Guam and Micronesia Service rates to increase

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has announced that Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) will raise its rates for the company’s Guam/Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) and Micronesia services by $225 for both westbound and eastbound containers, effective January 25, 2015.  Read More »

China rail spending on track to hit 2014 growth target

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

China's railway investment in the first 10 months of this year rose 37 percent from a year ago and is on track to meet a 2014 spending target of 800 billion yuan ($130 billion), the country's top economic planner said. Read More »

Railinc names Traynham CIO

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Railinc Corp. has announced that Jerry Traynham was promoted to Chief Information Officer (CIO). Traynham will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for Railinc's data, product development, and information systems platforms. He will report to Allen West, president and CEO, and will serve on Railinc's executive team. Read More »

GAC Pindar official logistics provider for the Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix Series

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Pindar official logistics provider for the Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix Series

GAC Pindar has been appointed the official logistics provider for the new Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix (OPGP) Series. Read More »

Gebrüder Weiss increases investment in the Czech Republic

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

For 20 years, Gebrüder Weiss has enjoyed successful representation on the Czech market and is now expanding its logistics site in Brno by adding two warehouses, a cross-docking hub and additional office space. Read More »

WACO System expands Latin America presence with new Mexico member

AJOT | November 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Universal Cargo M, S.A De C.V. has joined global freight management network The WACO System as its member in Mexico. Read More »

EU agrees law to make ships measure CO2 emissions

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The shipping sector will for the first time have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed by the European Union, intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change. Read More »

Australia’s Port of Melbourne lining up three bidders

Reuters | November 26, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Three of Australia’s largest infrastructure funds plan to bid for the country’s largest container terminal in a sale expected to fetch about A$5 billion ($4.27 billion) for Victoria state, a source with knowledge of the process said on Wednesday. Read More »

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