Canada asks Russia to unwind trade barriers

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Canada urged Russia and other G20 countries to unwind trade barriers erected during the financial crisis as part of a G20 pledge favoring free trade to support the global economic recovery.

In an interview with Reuters, Trade Minister Peter V Read More »

US groups urges Senate to reject China forex bill

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

A broad coalition of U.S. business groups urged senators not to approve a bill that would allow the United States to use import duties against China's exchange rate policy.

"We agree that China needs an exchange rate that better responds to g Read More »

Obama urges changes to stalled world trade talks

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama called for significant changes to the long-delayed Doha round of world trade talks, telling Group of 20 leaders that offers on the table were inadequate.

Obama, who spoke at a lunch with G20 leaders, emphasized tha Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan to press on with customs union

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and Kazakhstan are moving forward with final steps to create a regional customs union regardless whether Belarus joins the entity or not, Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.

In late May, Russia and Kazakhstan agree Read More »

US piracy concerns loom large over Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups said they hoped President Barack Obama's pledge to help Russia join the World Trade Organization soon meant Moscow will finally honor promises it made more than three years ago to crack down on piracy of American goods. Read More »

Sri Lanka could lose trade concessions in EU spat

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

The European Commission rejected Sri Lankan accusations that a letter it sent urging the south Asian country to comply with conditions tied to a trade concession agreement was politically motivated. Read More »

1st heavy cargo & equipment exhibition in Macao takes shape

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

After slightly more than a month since their the first announcement and on the internet the organizor of the 1st Heavy Cargo & Equipment Exhibition in Macao 16-17th March 2011 are overwhelmed by the positive response and support they received thus far. Gl Read More »

Garuda Indonesia returns to Europe and awards

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

ECS with GSA contract
Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has taken the first step in rebuilding its long-haul international network with the launch of a new daily service from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai. In line with the co Read More »

Air passenger, cargo traffic rise in May

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Demand for air travel and air freight rose strongly in May and now exceeds levels seen before the global economic downturn, the airlines body IATA said. Read More »

JFK’s longest runway reopens on time and on budget

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Flights resumed on John F. Kennedy International Airport's 'Bay Runway,' the region's longest and busiest runway, on June 28 after a four-month closing to reconstruct the runway, implement flight delay measures, increase the width to handle the world's la Read More »

Vueling Airlines appoints WFS at Heathrow and Edinburge

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Vueling Airlines of Spain is the latest cargo handling customer for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at London Heathrow.

The airline operates three flights a day to Bilbao, Madrid and Seville and carries some 1,500 tons a year on its Airbus A320 servic Read More »

Dubai opens new airport with first cargo flights

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Dubai opened what is planned to become the world's largest airport, starting with cargo operators, making the emirate a two-airport city, as it aspires to build itself into a global logistics hub. Read More »

Chapman Freeborn charters first Qatar Airways Cargo B777 freighter

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has successfully coordinated the first ever charter on Qatar Airways Cargo's latest addition to their fleet - a new Boeing 777 Freighter only recently delivered to the Doha-based airline. Read More »

May brings increase in Port Columbus activity

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Passenger activity at Port Columbus International Airport increased in May while cargo activity was down slightly at Rickenbacker International Airport.

Statistics released at today's meeting of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Board o Read More »

US to finance new, Chinese-built airport in Mali

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

China's Sinohydro Corporation has signed a contract with Mali to build a new airport for the capital, Bamako, a $71.6 million project that will be financed by the U.S. Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Read More »

[Correction] JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Correction: In the June 28th edition of the AJOT, an error was discovered in the article 'JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal' on page 15. Read More »

CMA CGM upgrades its services between North Europe, South Atlantic, Mexico and the US Gulf

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading of its Victory Bridge service linking North Europe to US South Atlantic, Mexico and the US Gulf. Read More »

Changes at APL: stronger focus on trades, new President for Europe

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL is moving two senior executives into new roles to strengthen global trade lane management and build further momentum in the European market. Read More »

Largest CMA CGM vessel ever to serve the US makes maiden call in Los Angeles

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The largest CMA CGM containership ever to call at a U.S. port, the 8,500-TEU* CMA CGM Figaro, recently arrived in Los Angeles on its maiden voyage in the Bohai Rim service linking China and the U.S. West Coast. The vessel headed for Oakland, before crossi Read More »

Albacor Shipping sends heavy Canadian freezers to Poland

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

WWPC Member Albacor Shipping USA in Mahwah , NJ handled the transport of 2 Cold Boxes from the Port of Robinson, Canada to the final jobsite in Wloclawek / Poland. Read More »