Harbor boards postpone decision on air quality update

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach on Wednesday postponed a vote on an update to the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to allow the public more time to review the proposal. The 2010 CAAP Update is expected to be back for c Read More »

Konecranes delivers Turkey’s first electrically-fed RTGS

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In July 2010 Konecranes received its second RTG order from Turkey this year.

The order is for five electrically-fed RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes to be delivered to port operator NEMPORT in Nemrut, Aliaga Bay, Turkey. These Konecran Read More »

CN improves supply chain efficiencies, increases car capacity for North American steel traffic

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said it has developed new supply chain efficiencies to help it better meet short-term car order requirements of major steel producers in Canada and help them to compete more effectively in their markets.

As part of this initiative, CN has Read More »

Trucking company continues growth in a stalled economy

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Mountain Valley Express, a privately held service-oriented LTL company, announces the opening of their newest service center, located in West Sacramento, CA. Scott Blevins, President of Mountain Valley Express, commented, "MVE finds itself in a strong gro Read More »

Carrier Transicold enhances dehumidification capability of PrimeLINE’

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Relative humidity (RH) levels as low as 50 percent are now achievable with Carrier Transicold's PrimeLINE' container refrigeration units, with no compromise in their industry-leading energy efficiency. Carrier Transicold is a unit of Carrier Corp., the wo Read More »

ATG and SAR merge to form DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

ATG Autotransportlogistic GmbH (ATG) and Schenker Automotive RailNet GmbH (SAR) are merging. In the past they were managed as two separate companies within DB Schenker Rail. The two companies will now be managed as a single unit. 'By merging the two compa Read More »

Anti-counterfeit pact text shows deal is near

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Countries negotiating a treaty to fight global trade in pirated goods released the text of a 99-percent complete draft of the pact.

"We are at the final stage -- about to cross the finishing line," said a European Union official close to the Read More »

China importing more palm oil

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China is increasing imports of palm oil partly because of lower prices compared to soyoil, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.

"China has reportedly stepped up purchases of palm oil on the world market recently, which will result Read More »

US business urges action on China rare earth curbs

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups urged the Obama administration to press China to ease export restrictions on rare earth metals, substances produced almost solely by China that are used in computers, cell phones and myriad other products.

"We hope the U. Read More »

US firms say Iraqi regulation a challenge to trade

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Iraq's regulatory environment remains a major challenge for international companies looking to invest in the war-torn country, the heads of U.S. businesses visiting Iraq as part of a trade mission said.

The 14 companies were part of a mission Read More »

India trade minister says EU drugs dispute resolved

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

India's Trade Minister Anand Sharma said New Delhi had resolved a dispute with the European Union over the seizures of generic medicines, according to a Press Trust of India report.

"(The) EU has accepted our position and amended their rules. Read More »

China seeks sustainable rare earths measures

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China's measures to control rare earths exports are geared to "sustainable" exploitation of the minerals, Premier Wen Jiabao said in Europe, while pledging not to impose a complete ban on exports.

China has gradually reduced export quotas for Read More »

EU says to keep pressing China over yuan

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will keep pressing China to revalue the yuan even though Beijing may not respond to foreign pressure, European Commission officials said.

"They are undervalued ... that is true," European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht t Read More »

China Southern settles on ANS

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The transpacific activities of Airline Network Services underwent significant expansion with China Southern Airlines' appointment of ANS to handle cargo sales in the Los Angeles and San Francisco regions.

Jens Tubbesing, ANS' chief executive, Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo expands services to Japan

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Starting November 1st, Lufthansa Cargo will offer its customers even more capacity and greater flexibility as regards the transport of air cargo to and from Japan. The airline is boosting its services to 12 flights a week, and is thus virtually doubling i Read More »

All Nippon Airlines launches Jakarta and Manila services

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's second largest carrier,will add two further international destinations to its network, commencing in 2011.

In March 2011, ANA will commence daily services form its Tokyo (Narita) hub to Manila, Philipines usi Read More »

AirBridgeCargo B747 becomes an aircraft carrier for aerobatic aircraft travelling to China

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

One of AirBridgeCargo Airlines' Boeing 747-400 freighters acted as an 'aircraft carrier' for four aerobatic aircraft travelling from the Netherlands to China.

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Air France-KLM September traffic up 1.8%

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM passenger traffic rose 1.8 percent in September despite sporadic French air traffic control strikes and its planes flew with fewer empty seats, Europe's largest airline group by revenues said.

Cargo traffic rose 6.0% and the lo Read More »

British Airways World Cargo selects Descartes as preferred global Customs filing and…

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Descartes Systems Group announced that British Airways (BA) World Cargo has selected Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) as its preferred global solution for air cargo messaging for customs filing, e-freight and other electronic data interchange. < Read More »

Kenya Airways eyes passengers and cargo

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways expects to carry 3 million passengers and 60,000 tons of cargo in its year ending next March, thanks to expansion of its routes in Africa and the Middle East, its chief executive said.

The airline, one of the top carriers in Afr Read More »