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CN Rail conductor union says doesn’t want strike

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The union representing 2,700 train conductors and other workers at Canadian National Railway Co Ltd will not serve strike notice unless the company is intent on making drastic changes to their labor agreement, a union spokesman said.

Negotiat Read More »

Averitt takes state association’s Clean Diesel Leadership Award

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

For the second straight year, Averitt Express earned the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The TTA made the announcement at its annual awards ceremony held in Destin, Fla. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index plunged 2.7% in August

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.7 percent in August, which was the largest month-to-month decrease since March 2009. The latest drop lowered the SA index from 110 (2000=100) in July Read More »

CN’s focus on supply chain collaboration driving positive results for western Canadian coal shipment

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said a comprehensive new supply chain approach to managing the flow of coal from mines to west coast terminals is helping the railway improve service to its coal customers and grow their volumes to Asian markets.

A series of clear metrics Read More »

Greenbrier gets more railcar orders

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Greenbrier Cos Inc received its second new railcar order in just over a month, indicating that a recovery in the railcar market was well underway.

The company, whose customers include Union Pacific Corp and General Electric Co , said the orde Read More »

CSX Corporation announces dividend increase

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of CSX Corporation voted to approve an 8 percent increase in the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. Read More »

CN named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index in North America for the second year in a row

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said its sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the second year in a row. CN is the only railway among three large North American industrial transportation companies named to the D Read More »

China’s home-grown innovation drive stirs unease

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

In the 1860s, Chinese laborers laid track over the treacherous terrain of California's high Sierras to help complete America's first transcontinental railroad. Read More »

US House set to pass bill aimed at Chinese yuan

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives was set to pass a bill to put pressure on China to let its currency rise faster, fanning the flames of a long-running dispute over trade and jobs. Read More »

China criticises weak U.S. dollar policy

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

China said the United States should take action to stabilise the dollar, criticising Washington's expansionary monetary policy for weakening the currency despite its key role in the global financial system. Read More »

Sino-U.S. trade disputes pile up

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

China and the United States have long clashed over trade policies and disputes over mutual market access. A bill in the U.S. House aimed at offsetting undervalued currencies could further fuel tensions.

Here are some of the disputes affecting Read More »

Lawmakers urge Obama challenge China on clean energy

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

More than 180 U.S. lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to fight back against what they called China's "unfair" tactics to dominate global production of clean energy technology. Read More »

Indian, Chinese markets boost Kenya tea prices

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Demand from the Indian and Chinese markets supported Kenya's tea prices in the first eight months of 2010, powering export earnings 51 percent higher than last year, the tea board said. Read More »

Japan seeks rare earths elsewhere after China spat

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Japanese customers of rare earth metals are looking elsewhere for supplies after a de facto ban on shipments from China, imposed as tensions flared between Japan and the dominant world producer of the minerals, added to worries already heightened by a cut Read More »

Ford may take Lincoln brand global in 5 years

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co could take its Lincoln brand to international markets within five years once it has re-established the long-neglected luxury label in the United States, Chief Executive Alan Mulally said. Read More »

Diageo sees pickup in whisky demand in 2010

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Diageo Plc , the world's biggest spirits group, expects growth in the global scotch whisky market to pickup this year driven by strong demand in emerging markets and less destocking in mature ones. Read More »

Taiwan, U.S. agree to restart suspended trade talks

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan and the United States have agreed to resume trade and investment talks by the end of this year at the earliest, Taiwan's government said, the first such talks in three years.

The two will restart the Trade and Investment Framework Agre Read More »

Russia sends WTO mixed signals on subsidies, timber

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Russia sent mixed signals to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), saying it may double agriculture subsidies from 2011 but will keep raw timber duties at the same level. Read More »

‘Made-In’ label wins backing from EU parliament group

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union moved closer to new rules to protect its manufacturers from cheaper Asian imports when a committee backed plans to label products from outside the bloc by their country of origin.

Imported shoes, clothes, leather, furniture Read More »

Port Authority of New York/New Jersey invests in future of Stewart International Airport

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized two actions that will help position Stewart International Airport for both immediate and future growth.

First, $2 million in planning work for the future expansion of Stewart International Read More »

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