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Obama says he’s “going to bat” for exporters

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama unveiled a series of U.S. government actions, including export regulatory reform, designed to make exporting easier and to boost the position of U.S. exporters in overseas markets in remarks before the Export Import Bank annual conf Read More »

Google chief sees outcome “soon” in China row

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Google expects an outcome soon from its talks with China over a censorship and hacking dispute, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said.

Google threatened in January to shut its Chinese Google.cn portal and to pull back from China, citing problems Read More »

US Republican Bunning stirs anger with WTO block

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A Republican senator who held up action earlier this month on a bill to renew jobless benefits faced more criticism for blocking approval of President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US Senate bill threatens stiff penalties on China

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Members of the U.S. Congress have threatened Beijing with duties on some of its exports if it fails to revalue its currency, pressuring the Obama administration to label China a currency manipulator.

The bipartisan bill to be introduced in th Read More »

Brazil trade seen surging on Latam trade deal

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil expects a new free trade agreement with Israel to swell bilateral trade to more than $3 billion within five years, officials said.

Trade between Israel and Brazil slipped below $1 billion in 2009 from a peak of $1.6 billion in 2008 -- Read More »

Is there a WTO case against Chinese Internet censorship?

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is studying whether it could launch a WTO challenge against Chinese Internet restrictions that affect Google and other U.S. companies operating in China.

Here are some questions and answers on the possible complaint to the W Read More »

Brazil lists retaliation on US copyright, patents

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil revealed a preliminary list of U.S. patents and intellectual property rights it could restrict unless both countries settle a long-standing dispute over U.S. cotton aid.

It is the second set of measures Brazil has unveiled in a week to Read More »

U.S. lawmakers press for action on China currency

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama faced growing congressional pressure to get tough with China over its currency practices, one day after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao brushed off accusations that Beijing was undervaluing its currency for an unfair trade advantage. Read More »

Emirates welcomes aboard Senegal by announcing new route to Dakar

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates has announced its plans to launch direct services to Dakar ' Senegal ' known as the land of 'Teranga' or hospitality because of its friendly and welcoming people.
Dakar will be Emirates' 106th international destination, and closely follows Read More »

Transatlantic airliner row edges towards resolution

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The row between the United States and European Union about billions of dollars in subsidies for civil aircraft takes a step towards resolution this month with a confidential report from the World Trade Organization.
Industry sources said a WTO pane Read More »

Hactl announces February tonnage throughput

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) today released its tonnage throughput for February 2010. A total of 180,033 tons were handled in the month, representing a strong year-on-year growth of 34.7%. Cumulative tonnage for the first two months of th Read More »

DHL wins ‘vendor of the year’ award from world’s leading film distribution company

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, announced that Technicolor Cinema Distribution, one of the nation's leading distributors of theatrical film prints, honored DHL Express and DHL Same Day with the Technicolor 'Vendor of the Y Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer successfully conclude trails with lightweight containers

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

After around 120,000 trail runs on Lufthansa flights and six months of materials tests with the Suddeutsches Kunststoffzentrum Wuzberg, Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer have successfully concluded a pilot scheme on the use of lightweight containers. Read More »

Hanjin Shipping renews commitment to INTTRA Global Network

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA and Hanjin jointly announced that Hanjin Shipping, a world class carrier headquartered in Seoul, Korea, will expand its use of the e-commerce services offered by INTTRA including selecting INTTRA as their preferred e-commerce platform for customer Read More »

Premium Article  China to adopt Western model of logistics to cope with booming demand

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

China’s car companies are set to turn to a Western outsourced model of logistics to cope with booming volumes and more demanding consumers. Read More »

Premium Article  IWLA presents awards at 2010 annual convention

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The International Warehouse Logistics Association presented awards honoring members for their leadership and service to the industry at the IWLA 119 th Annual Convention here.

Frank Bender, former Chairman of the Bender Group, Reno, NV, was h Read More »

Premium Article  Formation of Team 3 Logistics announced

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Automotive joint venture of Schnellecke of America, LLC and Kenco Logistic Services LLC

Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kal-Serv, has announced that together with Schnellecke of America, LLC, it has formed Read More »

Premium Article  Old Dominion opens Southeast Warehouse

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. a leading multi-regional and inter-regional less-than-truck load (LTL) carrier, announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art warehouse facility that also will headquarter its 
OD-Warehousing and Distribution Servi Read More »

Premium Article  Echo Global Logistics announces opening of new office in Atlanta

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced that it has opened a new office in Atlanta, Georgia. Building on its already impressive growth in 2009, Echo is excited to Read More »

Premium Article  Toyota unveils new 8-series 4-wheel AC electric lift truck

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) unveiled its innovative new line of 8-Series 4-wheel AC electric lift trucks, available in 4,000 to 6,500 pound load capacities—including a new 5,500 pound model. Ideally suited for virtually every indoor mate Read More »

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