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Myanmar could become a top rice exporter

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Military-ruled Myanmar, once the world's biggest rice exporter, is taking steps to revive the sector after years of mismanagement and could become a top exporter again in a few years, officials and traders said.

Under British colonial rule, t Read More »

Southeast Asia drinks sector sparkles

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Global drinks firms, thirsty for acquisitions to expand their offerings and reach, are eyeing assets in Southeast Asia, as tough regulatory hurdles quash their interest in giants China and India.

Some deals are already in the bag, with Kirin Read More »

Siam Cement sees good demand, ASEAN expansion

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Siam Cement, Thailand's leading industrial conglomerate, plans to invest at least 20 billion baht ($639 million) at home and abroad over the next five years to expand its cement business and upgrade products, Pramote Techasupatkul, president of SCG Cement Read More »

World trade grows by 25 pct in 2nd quarter

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

World trade continued to rebound strongly in the first half of this year, rising by over a quarter from year-ago levels, with emerging economies showing particularly powerful export growth, World Trade Organization figures showed.

Trade typic Read More »

China’s world factory: little Christmas order cheer

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

In late summer, production lines across China's "world factory" usually crank up to meet a surge in Christmas orders. Activity this year, however, has been relatively modest on weak Western demand. Read More »

DHL proves invaluable in supporting US upstart’s explosive growth

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announced that it is now the exclusive international express delivery provider for Stretchy Shapes, the market leader in upscale, durable and highly collectible fun-shaped bracelets. DHL Express is helping the B Read More »

Hactl announces August tonnage throughput

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage throughput for August 2010. A total of 243,039 tons were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 17.5%. Cumulative tonnage for the first eight months of the year was 1, Read More »

Hactl provides staunch support to Midex Airlines

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has announced that Midex Airlines has appointed Hactl's one-stop-shop service for cargo ground handling at Hong Kong International Airport, including physical cargo handling, air cargo documentation, ramp hand Read More »

Combined WWPC power in historical airlift to China

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Oy Procargo - Professional Cargo Care Ltd, WWPC Member for Finland and Ocean Knight Shipping, WWPC Member for Shanghai/China, combined forces to arrange for a safe and ontime delivery of a 34 tons metallic roll plus other equipment from Finland to a paper Read More »

Oregon International Air Freight Co. and OIA Global Loggistics-SCM, Inc. acquired by LDI LTD

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

LDI Ltd., LLC, a private holding company in Indianapolis with interests in distribution and logistics, announced that it has recapitalized and acquired majority control of Portland-based Oregon International Air Freight Co. and OIA Global Logistics-SCM, I Read More »

Qantas Freight will offer courier and baggage delivery services

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qantas Freight announced it had begun offering courier and baggage delivery services to Qantas and third party customers under the new brand name Qantas Courier.

Executive Manager Qantas Freight, Mr Stephen Cleary, said Qantas Courier had bee Read More »

Keeling predicts little Xmas rush for air freight

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Julian Keeling predicts "little or no Christmas 'rush' for air freight as the 2010 Holiday season approaches. The chief executive of Consolidators International, Inc. (CII), says "with U.S. unemployment hovering around the 10 per cent mark, housing sharpl Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces general rate increase for East Coast US/Canadian cargo shipments to Europe

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd announced today that effective October 15, 2010, a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be applied to all cargo moving from the East Coasts of the United States and Canada to Europe. Read More »

MOL starts safety campaign

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the launch of the semiannual Safety Campaign for all MOL-operated vessels. During the campaign, the company will publicize about the MOL goal of 'four zeroes'- zero serious marine incidents, zero oil pollution, zero fat Read More »

CMA CGM Group first-half 2010 results

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The Board of Directors of France-based CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping Group, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saad' to review the financial statements for the six months ending 30 June 2010.

The recovery in busi Read More »

Premium Article  Trade opportunities vary in Brazil and Colombia

Karen Thuermer | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil, with its rapidly expanding economy, and Colombia, which could reap multiple benefits from a free trade agreement with the United States, offer enormous potential to shippers of imported and exported goods.
By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Puerto Rico Offer Dynamic Trade Opportunities Unique to the Caribbean

Karen Thuermer | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

American Hotel Register Co., the world’s largest supplier to the hotel industry, offers a good example of a company that exports to and supplies Caribbean nations like Puerto Rico with much needed goods.
By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  An alternative to Asia

Peter Buxbaum | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Latin America presents advantages, disadvantages to traditional sourcing venues
Most U.S. companies automatically think of China, Southeast Asia, and India when the subject of the sourcing of products comes up. But Latin America presents an Read More »

Premium Article  Peru: holding its own in an uncertain world

Peter Buxbaum | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Sound economic policies shielded the country from the worst of the global recession while continuing infrastructure investments boost the economy.
Peru is a comer among South American economies. While usually not spoken of in the same breath Read More »

Premium Article  Four carriers to jointly launch new service from Asia to South America West Coast

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Hanjin Shipping (HANJIN), CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) have announced that they will jointly launch a new direct service from Asia to South America West Coast including Manzanillo, Mexico. Read More »

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