ABF Freight Receives National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

For the third consecutive year, ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), has earned the National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council. Read More »

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines; Port of Houston Receives Nearly $900,000

GlobeNewswire | April 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Houston Authority will receive almost $900,000 as part of an award of more than $2.1 million by the U.S. EPA for three clean diesel projects in EPA’s Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) to help reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. Read More »

U.S. to become a net exporter of natgas by 2017

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

The United States will transition from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter of the fuel by 2017 as the nation’s shale gas production continues to grow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday in its Annual Energy Outlook. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index inches up on bigger vessel activity

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities edged higher on increased activity for bigger vessel segments. Read More »

Vigillo expands to meet demand

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Vigillo LLC, creators of the transportation industry’s leading CSA platform, and advanced big data and data mining software products, today announced it has hired two new software developers and is planning to add as many as six more developers to its staff. Read More »

New cargo truck parking area opens at Frankfurt Airport

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Air Cargo

More than 70 New Truck Parking Spaces at CargoCity South; Significant Improvement for Forwarding Companies and Staff; Range of Amenities Includes Sanitary and Shower Facilities Read More »

G6 Alliance announces Asia – North America Summer Program

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Members of the G6 Alliance announced the Summer Program for Asia - North America services in response to seasonal changes in market demand. Read More »

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. names CN 2014 Railroad Company of the Year

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Evergreen Shipping announced that it has named CN as its 2014 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level of performance." Read More »

CaroTrans Enhances Direct Service Portfolio to Northern Europe

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

CaroTrans today announces a new weekly LCL service from New York to Helsinki, Finland, a key hub for consolidations into Northwestern Russia. This direct service option eliminates transshipment costs and delays associated with freight moving via adjacent ports in Northern Europe. Read More »

CargoSphere Supports Livingston’s Expansion Goals

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

CargoSphere today announces Livingston International’s commitment to a long-term contract to support expansion of their global freight forwarding and NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) business areas. Read More »

Aeroflot Wins Randstad Award for Best Employer in Transport and Logistics

PR Newswire | April 14, 2015 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot announces it has won the prestigious Randstad Award for “Best Employer in Transport and Logistics” in Russia. Read More »

Cheniere plans final investment decision on U.S. LNG project within 30 days

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

CHENIERE-LNG/INVESTMENT (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Cheniere plans final investment decision on U.S. LNG project within 30 days Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port reopens after shutdown

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura port reopened on Tuesday as weather conditions improved, two shipping industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

U.S. sets final dumping duties on transport containers from China

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday said it set final dumping 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 »

Obama meets Venezuela’s Maduro at time of high tensions

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro privately at a regional summit on Saturday and tried to ease tensions that surged after the United States recently placed sanctions on Venezuela. Read More »

China says U.S. backs its campaign to hunt down “economic fugitives”

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | International Trade

The United States has promised support for China's campaign to hunt corrupt officials fleeing abroad, the official Xinhua news agency reported late Friday, after meetings between security officials from the world's two largest economies. Read More »

History now made, U.S. and Cuba face bumpy road ahead

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | International Trade

Cuba and the United States just made history. Now comes the hard part. Read More »

Japan, U.S. aim for Pacific trade pact progress before summit

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | International Trade

Japanese and U.S. officials will meet from Wednesday in a bid to strike a two-way deal giving momentum to a pan-Pacific free-trade pact, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ahead of a leaders' summit late this month. Read More »

Time running out on Greek debt talks, says top EU official

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | International Trade

Greece is not moving fast enough to draw up and implement structural reforms and there is limited time to prevent it running out of cash, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday. Read More »

Kranunion, Paceco Corp and Römer Fördertechnik confirmed as latest members of PEMA

AJOT | April 13, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has announced three new member companies: Paceco Corp, Kranunion GmbH & Co and Römer Fördertechnik GmbH. Read More »