2011 could be big year for Obama on trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

After years of trade policy stalemate, there could be big strides in 2011 with approval of U.S. trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization and perhaps even the end of the longest-ever round of globa Read More »

Australia grain shipments on track despite floods

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Grains shipments from Australia are set to gather pace in the coming weeks despite record floods in Queensland and a poor quality crop in one of the world's biggest wheat exporters, trade sources say. There have been growing concerns over global grain sho Read More »

Canada pork, beef exports soar in 2010

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Canada likely shipped a record volume of pork in 2010, especially to the United States, Russia and Mexico, but an industry official said shrinking herds will make that feat tough to match this year.

Beef exports may have tallied up the largest volume Read More »

Commodity costs pose risks to German trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Rising prices for raw materials will be the main challenge for German trade in 2011 and will prompt imports to rise faster than exports, the head of the country's main trading association (BGA) said.

BGA President Anton Boerner said he expected import Read More »

G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

The Group of 20 leading economies have started working-level talks on the soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis.

Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in se Read More »

German imports jump offers hope to euro zone strugglers

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Germany's trade surplus narrowed in November as imports gained more than expected, a sign domestic demand is growing in strength although other data showed retail sales and industrial output dipped the same month.

Berlin's struggling euro zone partner Read More »

Top 10 rice exporting, importing countries

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Ample rice supplies from top exporters Thailand and Vietnam will ensure prices of Asia's main staple remain in check early this year, sparing at least one food item from record high prices that have raised fears of unrest.

While U.S. wheat and corn fu Read More »

US seeks help on transport security

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Air Cargo

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called for more international cooperation in protecting transport routes against attack and controlling trade in potentially dangerous materials.

In a speech in Brussels, Napolitano said security and c Read More »

Lone Star overnight introduces new inclusive rate option

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Air Cargo

To provide its customers with more choices and flexibility in shipping, Lone Star Overnight (LSO), a Texas-based regional overnight package delivery company, has introduced a new inclusive pricing option for its priority products. Read More »

Iran says seized ships freed in Singapore

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Three Iranian cargo ships seized in Singapore several months ago due to a financial dispute linked to sanctions on the Islamic Republic have been released, officials said.

"After solving the problems created by Westerners, the Iranian ships which were Read More »

San Miguel evaluating $460 mlllion Manila port facility

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp said it was evaluating the viability of constructing an integrated logistics complex in the Manila North Harbor area. Read More »

Port of Long Beach celebrates centennial year

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

This year the Port of Long Beach turns 100 years old. To start the new year and the Centennial celebration, the Port has launched a new website marking a century of progress from humble beginnings to one of the world’s busiest seaports. Read More »

Section of Houston Ship Channel closed, traffic unhurt

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A small section of the Houston Ship Channel was closed after 15,000 gallons of animal fat spilled from a shore-based storage tank into the waterway but there was no impact on traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The spill on the conduit to the busiest Read More »

AS&E receives multi-million dollar order for Z Portal Vehicle Screening

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

System from Latin American
American Science and Engineering, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced that the company has been awarded a multimillion dollar order from a Latin American country fo Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces passing of Yowell, Executive VP & COO

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. regrets to announce the passing of John B. Yowell, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, on December 30, 2010. A 27-year employee of Old Dominion, Mr. Yowell had served in his current position Read More »

UPS to spend $100 mlllion on new healthcare facilities

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Intermodal

United Parcel Service plans to open four new global healthcare distribution centers, driven by rapid demand from pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.

The world's largest package delivery company said it expects to spend $100 million t Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines launches Southeastern Logistics Solutions

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines is launching a new subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, that will provide expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships.

Initially, the primary f Read More »

ABF Global expansion reaches into the Dominican Republic with door delivery

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Continuing its global expansion, ABF' is providing seamless, single-contact door delivery for customers shipping to the Dominican Republic. ABF expanded its Caribbean coverage in response to increased demand for shipping solutions from customers taking ad Read More »

Czech government mulling rail cargo merger

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | Intermodal

The Czech government is considering merging Czech rail cargo unit CD Cargo with its much larger Polish counterpart PKP Cargo in the most ambitious central European railway deal ever, daily Mlada Fronta Dnes reported. Read More »

Israeli polished diamond exports up 48% in 2010

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Israeli exports of net polished diamonds jumped 48.1 percent to $5.8 billion in 2010 as the industry recovered from the global financial crisis and expanded its presence in Asia, the Industry and Trade Ministry said.

The diamond processing sector is o Read More »