Mexico slaps 5% tariff on US ham, pork products

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico has slapped tariffs on U.S. pork products, ratcheting up the pressure on the United States in a long-running dispute over Mexican truckers' access to U.S. highways.

Mexico published an updated list of U.S. products subject to tariffs, Read More »

Suntech raises shipping forecast

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

China's Suntech Power Holdings Co raised its shipment forecast for 2010 and said it may begin manufacturing its own solar wafers.

Like others in the industry, Suntech saw strong demand in Europe as developers rushed purchases ahead of cuts to Read More »

Swiss say prefer bilateral trade deals to EU membership

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Switzerland will continue to pursue bilateral trade agreements with the European Union for the time being rather than joining the trading bloc as a member state, the Swiss government said.

Switzerland's traditions of independence and direct d Read More »

Traxon Europe gives eFreight a boost

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Seamless electronic freight communication, or paperless airfreight known as e-freight, has come a long way since the International Air Transport Association (IATA) started to seriously promote it to the air cargo industry in 2005. This year, e-freight has Read More »

Emirates’ A380 network continues to expand

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates, the world's largest operator of the Airbus A380, announced Hong Kong as the newest destination for its super-jumbo.

Starting on October 1st, Emirates' A380< Read More »

OWL opens new offices in China

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Liner Shipping

OWL opens new offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Qingdao
Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global door-to-door and end-to-end NVOCC, announced that it has promoted Eric Seamon to the position of vice president OWL Asia,effective immediately.
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Trade recovery boosts Maersk, DP World earnings

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A recovery in global trade lifted profits at key port and shipping operators and pointed to continued strong results in the second half of the year.

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk rebounded into profit in the first half, ben Read More »

MOL steps up to transport shoes for African children

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the company's agreement to cooperate on a Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP*1) project to distribute shoes to needy children in Zambia. MOL will provide transport service for Read More »

Albacor Shipping move heavy transformer across USA

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping USA, member to the WWPC in North America, through their branch in Banning ,CA handled the transport of one Transformer with 473000 Lbs ' 41 x 12'6 x 15' ' from the Port of Houston to Scurry , TX Read More »

Magdenli transports abnormal loads for wind and gas power plants through Turkey

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Turkish Member to the CEE, Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, recently handled the safe transportation of abnormal loads for two major Turkish power plant projects. Read More »

WWPC USA and Germany combine forces to relocate tunnel boring equipment across the Atlantic

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping, a member to the WWPC in North America, handled the transport of two used Tunnel Boring Main Drives , each with 95 tons , from Manhattan , NY to Kehl / Germany. Read More »

Jurong Shipyard extends their relationship with AVEVA

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

AVEVA Group one of the world's leading providers of engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, announced that Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has extended its association with AV Read More »

BHP moves to secure potash export facilities

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Diversified miner BHP Billiton has reached a preliminary agreement with Port of Vancouver USA, in Washington state, regarding the location of a potash export facility.

"The port and BHP Billiton have reached preliminary agreement to proceed a Read More »

Salvador named VP of Sales and Marketing

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

AMPORTS has announced the appointment of Gary Salvador to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Read More »

Charleston box volume up 26% in July

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board today approved $26 million in projects, while the Port of Charleston reported a 26 percent increase in container volume last month over the same month last year.

July was the port’s stron Read More »

Port of Palm Beach sets single day record for total tonnage

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach announced that on August 16, 2010, the Port set an all time record for the total tonnage of ships on a single day. There were a total of nine ships in the Port, with a total gross tonnage of 95,526. This eclipses the previous reco Read More »

Exotic debt return brewing in transport, jet bonds

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

With structured finance markets largely moribund, some investors are taking a test drive in esoteric securitization markets backed by trains, planes and ships.

Securities backed by transportation assets and equipment leases varying from shipp Read More »

Mexico puts tariffs on more US goods in truck row

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Mexico expanded the list of U.S. products subject to retaliatory tariffs as it steps up pressure on Washington to settle a long-running dispute that has kept Mexican long-haul trucks off U.S. roads.

The government of President Felipe Calderon Read More »

Rebates are still available under the Conserve Nova Scotia Trucking Program

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association announced that the deadline to apply for the Conserve Nova Scotia Energy Efficiency Incentive Program as been extended to September 30th, 2010. Read More »

US visa restrictions not WTO compatible: India official

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

Recent visa restrictions imposed by the United States are not compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations, a senior Indian government official said.

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to strengthen security along the border w Read More »