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EU lobby piles in on foreign criticism of China’s antitrust enforcement

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | International Trade

China's tough competition policy is souring the mood for foreign investment, a European business lobby said, in the latest report to criticize Chinese regulators over a series of contentious investigations into international firms. Read More »

Record German trade surplus points to strong third quarter

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | International Trade

Germany posted a record trade surplus of 22.2 billion euros in July, suggesting Europe's largest economy could bounce back strongly in the third quarter after suffering a surprise contraction in the second. Read More »

China’s August imports fall unexpectedly but exports buoyant

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | International Trade

China's import growth unexpectedly fell for the second consecutive month in August, posting its worst performance in over a year and stoking speculation about whether authorities should loosen policy further to revive domestic demand. Read More »

Taiwan exports jump ahead of iPhone 6, tech products hit record high

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | International Trade

Taiwan's export growth doubled market expectations in August ahead of the launch of Apple Inc's newest smartphone packed with components made by the island's technology firms. Read More »

Brazil exports 2.71 million bags green coffee in August

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | International Trade

Brazil exported 2.71 million 60-kg bags of green coffee in August, nearly unchanged from July shipments of a revised 2.70 million bags, the Council of Green Coffee Exporters (Cecafe) said. Read More »

China slump pulls down French wine and spirit exports

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | International Trade

French wine and spirit sales to China dropped by more than a quarter in the first half of the year as Beijing's policy discouraging luxury gift-giving continued to hit high-end alcohol sales, pulling overall French exports down in their wake. Read More »

Retail imports remain above average as port talks continue

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Growth, modernization the focus of Newsome’s State of the Port for SCPA

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome focused on growth and modernization at the State of the Port, an annual event hosted by the Propeller Club of Charleston. Read More »

CMA CGM signs three agreements on the biggest worldwide maritime trades with CSCL and UASC

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced the signature of three major agreements with CSCL and UASC. Read More »

US proposes rules to prevent runaway trains packed with explosive goods

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | Intermodal

U.S. authorities proposed measures to prevent unattended freight trains from causing accidents, the latest of several steps meant to improve oil train safety after a string of serious mishaps in the United States and Canada. Read More »

CN celebrates opening of state-of-the-art training facility in Winnipeg

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Intermodal

CN officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada every week, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs. Read More »

Alliance of US freight interests releases Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, an alliance of 18 shipping and transportation provider/planning groups working together to support policies that promote freight mobility in the United States, has released a platform of nine principles for consideration in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation. Read More »

Northeast Foods to begin using GAIN CNG

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Intermodal

Northeast Foods has signed an agreement with U.S. Oil for a new GAIN® Clean Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station in Baltimore, Maryland. Read More »

Russia hints at flight ban in response to new sanctions

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Russia signaled it might ban Western airlines from flying over its territory as part of an "asymmetrical" response to new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Read More »

U.S. crude export prospects expand niche for oilfield stabilizers

Reuters | September 09, 2014 | Energy

Orders have surged for a type of oilfield equipment primarily used to make a light variety of crude safe for pipelines, after a federal ruling signaled that the specialized units also offered a workaround for companies eager to export oil from the U.S. shale boom. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo targets pharma business with new Basel Freighter Service

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

The transportation options for Basel’s thriving healthcare industry will be extended from September 19 with the launch of a Boeing 747 freighter service by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC). Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 3 percent U.S. grain makes a comeback

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments of more than 20 million metric tons moved through the system for the period March 28 to August 31 – an increase of 3 percent over August 2013. U.S. grain was up for the first time this shipping season posting 13.3 percent in the positive number column. Read More »

Retail Imports Remain Above Average as Port Talks Continue

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August Read More »

CSCL signs three agreements with CMA CGM and UASC

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The three agreements concern the following maritime trades:Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Transpacific and Asia-United States East Coast. Read More »

UASC Signs Cooperation Agreements With CSCL AND CMA CGM

AJOT | September 09, 2014 | Liner Shipping

UASC, a leading container shipping company, announced today the signing of major cooperation agreements with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and CMA CGM creating “Ocean Three”. The agreements cover the key East-West trades: Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Transpacific, and Asia-United States East Coast. Read More »

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