China probes some steel imports from Japan, Europe

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

China has begun an anti-dumping investigation of some high-grade stainless steel seamless tubes imported from Japan and Europe, the Ministry of Commerce said.

In an announcement on its website, the ministry said it would evaluate the impact of such im Read More »

China loses WTO appeal on U.S. tariffs on tires

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

The United States was entitled to impose extra safeguard duties on imports of Chinese tires, the World Trade Organization's top court said, upholding a ruling made in December 2010.

The United States imposed the 35 percent duties in September 2009 aft Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter with a healthy gusto for partnerships

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

The newest addition to the Lufthansa Cargo Charter sales partner family is ANS; the US based GSA who already has, amongst others, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Aeromexico Cargo under contract. Ana Gerber, based in the Montreal office Read More »

Volga-Dnepr UK secures international seal of approval for quality and environment management

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga Dnepr UK, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has achieved international endorsement for its quality and environment management processes from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the most well-established management standards in the wor Read More »

Cargo plane crashes in Indonesia’s Papua

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

A cargo plane piloted by an Australian and co-piloted by a Slovak crashed in a mountainous area in Indonesia's remote Papua province last week, a transport ministry spokesman said. Read More »

Hactl announces August tonnage throughput

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced today its air cargo tonnage throughput for August 2011. A total of 221,375 tonnes were handled in the month, registering a year-on-year drop of 9.3%. Cumulative tonnage from January to August was 1,7 Read More »

DHL Express enhances import and export services in the Americas region with new flights

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL Express, the world's leading international express provider, is further boosting service to its customers within the Americas through new, direct flights between its Cincinnati and Panama hubs. Under way September 6, the flights improve delivery times Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo receives US SAFETY Act designation as first carrier

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG has been the first air carrier to receive the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation for the screening of air cargo departing the United States. James LoBello, Head of Security, The Americas, states: "In working with Read More »

Maersk throws down challenge on Asia-Europe routes

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping company, threw out a challenge to rivals by introducing a more streamlined and frequent service without a premium surcharge on its key Asia-Europe routes.

With freight rates under pressure, Maersk's Read More »

Evergreen named as a top supplier for Sear Holdings

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen has been named a 2010 Partner in Progress for Sears Holdings Corporation. Evergreen received the award for the ocean carrier's unique dedication to service commitment, quality and innovation.

It was based on "space protection" that Evergreen Read More »

Somalia pirates free MV Panama after $7 mlllion ransom paid

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Somali pirates freed the Liberian-flagged container ship MV Panama seized last December after receiving a $7 million ransom, pirates holding the ship told Reuters.

The vessel was hijacked on Dec. 10 en route from Tanzania to Mozambique with a crew of Read More »

Maersk Line says container sector to stay depressed

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Conditions in the overall ship container industry will remain depressed in the coming months due to a glut of ships on order, the chief executive of Maersk Line said.

Prospects for a recovery in the global container shipping industry could be derailed Read More »

EU sanctions on Libyan ports seen lifted

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

European Union sanctions against six Libyan ports, several oil companies and more than a dozen other entities, could be lifted, EU diplomats said.

The EU's 27 governments reached a preliminary agreement on Wednesday to ease the bloc's restrictions aga Read More »

APM Terminals says to sell 25% stake in Xiamen port

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, the port operating arm of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, has agreed to sell a 25 percent stake in Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal, the company told Reuters.

The terminal on China's southeastern coast is a joint ventu Read More »

Port of Long Beach to renew lease with Toyota


AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners gave the go ahead to a $240 million, 20-year lease renewal with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., keeping a major hub for one of the world's largest automakers in Southern California.

The new lease, which contain Read More »

Panalpina introduces a new Intra Asia service

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Traditionally, there have been only two main choices for cargo flows between China and Southeast Asia: costly air freight, or slower ocean freight. Now, Panalpina is introducing a new alternative solution: Intra Asia road transport, connecting China, incl Read More »

Kerry Logistics opens new logistics center in Hanoi

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics is continuing its expansion in Vietnam, opening a new logistics center in Hanoi. The 10,000 sq.m facility will focus on providing a broad range of logistics services for the electronics and hi-tech, fashion and garments, food and beverage, Read More »

Vigillo rolls out carrier select’

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Vigillo LLC, creators of Daylight', the CSA Platform for Transportation, has announced the release of Carrier Select' the first product in its Shipper/Broker Suite. The latest unique offering from Vigillo allows freight brokers, shippers and insurance pro Read More »

Globe Express Services (Overseas Group) launches Miami, Guangzhou & Suzhou locations

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Globe Express Services' (Overseas Group), one of the world's 85 largest global logistics providers, proudly announces the addition of three new corporate locations: Miami, FL (USA); Guangzhou, China; and Suzhou, China. These openings mark the first step i Read More »

CSX updates status of storm recovery

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Significant progress is being made in the restoration of freight rail service on storm-impacted areas of CSX. Employees have been working around the clock to clear debris, inspect infrastructure, make repairs, reposition locomotives, and restore power. Read More »