California oil spill cited by foes of new offshore drilling plan

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | Energy | Discovery

Environmentalists urged California regulators on Wednesday to reject a proposed expansion of the only offshore drilling operation still permitted in state waters along the Santa Barbara coastline, seizing on public outrage over last week’s nearby oil spill. Read More »

Somaliland to pick Berbera port partner by end of year

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway territory’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Read More »

Chile exporters fret as customs strike stretches on

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | International Trade

A customs strike in Chile that began last week has started to affect exports and imports, although miners in the top copper producer said this week they have not yet been significantly impacted. Read More »

Southeastern Receives BASF’s Supplier of the Year Less Than Truckload Award

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced it received the “Supplier of the Year Less Than Truckload Award” from BASF, the largest chemical company in the world. Read More »

Yusen Logistics Group Certified Halal-compliant in Malaysia

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Berhad, Yusen Logistics subsidiary in Malaysia, has acquired halal certification, issued on 16th April by the Malaysian government’s certification organization, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). Read More »

Brazil petroleum group suggests changes to national-content rules

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | International Trade

Brazil’s national oil-industry association, IBP, released a list of suggestions for regulatory changes on Monday that it hopes will boost exploration activity in the wake of falling oil prices, high costs, delays and a graft scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. Read More »

X2 Member AIB Internacional pilots livestock export from Rio Grande do Norte - Brasil

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Air Cargo

Coordinating two full charters of live cattle shipment, AIB Internacional, a proud member of X2 Elite and X2 Projects, has led the transport of 356 live Guzerá Breed Bovine en route for Senegal, Africa. Read More »

IAG Cargo takes off in Kuala Lumpur

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has officially opened its newest route, operating between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur. Read More »

CEVA hosts 5th Global Supplier Awards

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Alfaland CEVA’s Supplier of the Year; Awards recognize best practice and excellence among CEVA’s suppliers Read More »

C.H. Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Confident and poised for future growth, C.H. Robinson is proud to be celebrating a quarter of a century of business operations in Mexico. Read More »

Sony mobile exec: pricing tweaks, cost cuts to cope with dollar’s rise

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | International Trade

The head of Sony Corp’s loss-making mobile telecoms unit plans to tweak handset prices and cut costs if need be to absorb the dollar’s sharp rise versus the yen, citing currency shifts as a bigger potential threat to the Japanese electronics maker’s efforts to turn the business around than competition. Read More »

California oil spill takes toll on marine mammals, birds

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California’s oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. Read More »

Two new shipping lines coming to Packer Avenue Marine Terminal

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Holt Logistics Corp. has announced it has secured two separate but related business agreements that will bring two additional weekly shipments from South and Central America to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.  Read More »

Port of Baltimore sets two new single month records

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 913,139 tons of general cargo and 49,971 containers were handled at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals in March, establishing two new monthly records. Read More »

CMA CGM to launch complete container shipping offering between North America and North Europe

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s leading container shipping companies, has announced that it will launch the market’s most complete container shipping offering between North America and North Europe at the end of May 2015. Read More »

Pacific free-trade talks ‘in the end-game’

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon, with sensitive issues likely to be ironed out when its Congress resumes sessions, the top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

Mexico factory exports, consumer imports climb in April

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

Mexican factory-made exports rose in April for a second month in a row, signaling that stronger U.S. demand could support more robust growth in Latin America's No. 2 economy. Read More »

Japan to import more butter as shortage worsens

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

Japan will turn to overseas markets for the second time in a year to meet a worsening butter shortage, which may lead to higher prices for consumers due to tariffs that protect local producers of the basic cooking and baking ingredient. Read More »

L’Oreal to reduce prices in China after import tariff cut

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

L'Oreal SA will reduce prices of most of its imported products in China to encourage domestic consumption, the French cosmetics giant said, after China promised to slash import tariffs on goods including skincare products. Read More »

Solarworld wants EU duties on Chinese solar goods extended

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

German solar manufacturer SolarWorld will apply to the European Commission for an extension of duties on Chinese panel imports that are due to end this year, weekly Euro am Sonntag said. Read More »