Putin’s industry plans cloud Russian WTO drive

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's drive to revive Russian industry with the help of handouts and protectionist measures is casting doubt on Moscow's push to join the World Trade Organisation in the near future.

Russia has declared its commitmen Read More »

Key provisions of U.S. House currency bill

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee will vote on a bill lawmakers say will give the Obama administration a new tool to protect U.S. companies and workers against China's currency practices. Read More »

Italy delays decision on EU-South Korea pact veto

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Italy dashed hopes it would drop its veto on a free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea, leaving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make a final decision at an EU summit.

EU trade deals with third countries require the Read More »

EU accepts WTO ruling on technology goods

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization adopted a ruling condemning controversial European duties on electronics products after the European Union declined to appeal against the verdict by WTO judges.

The United States, Japan and Taiwan had challenged t Read More »

WTO sees record trade growth of 13.5% this year

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

International trade will expand by an unprecedented 13.5 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said, revising up its forecast because of a faster-than-expected recovery in flows of global commerce.

The WTO had predicted in March tha Read More »

China’s Wen: Trade friction with US can be resolved

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that he was confident that U.S.-China trade friction can be resolved and there was no reason for any reversal in bilateral ties. Read More »

Lawmakers press USTR on legality of China yuan bill

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Opposition lawmakers pressed the Obama administration's top trade official to quickly clarify whether proposed U.S. legislation to force China to revalue the yuan is legal under global trade rules.

U.S. lawmakers are weighing whether to punis Read More »

Japanese Ground Defense Force uses Volga-Dnepr
to airlift relief supplies into Pakistan

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines is continuing to airlift relief aid into the flood stricken regions of Pakistan with two more flights on behalf of the Japanese Ground Defense Force.
The latest AN-124-100 freighter operations carried 84 tonnes of equipm Read More »

Massport opens the door to customers with Online Real-Time Chat

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Ever feel like you can never get a straight answer from a faceless bureaucracy? Ever wonder why that plane is flying over your house? Are you a travel hound who secretly wonders why Boston Logan International Airport runways are numbered and its terminals Read More »

IATA sees airline rebound this year, warns on 2011

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Global airlines have sharply hiked their forecast for industry profits this year as recession fades -- but new capacity could cut profits as soon as 2011, the International Air Transport Association said.

The split view came in a revised outl Read More »

ANS moving into larger JFK facility

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Effective October 1, 2010, Airline Network Services will transfer its headquarters base to an expanded facility at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Read More »

ABC adds fourth destination in China through strategic cooperation with
Zhengzhou ...

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is extending its all-cargo services from China with a new twice-weekly B747-400 freighter flight from Zhengzhou to Europe.
Flights from the capital of Henan province depart from Zhengzhou International Airport every W Read More »

Cargoitalia commences Shanghai flights

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' Italy's all-cargo flag-carrier ' has commenced direct scheduled services twice weekly to Shanghai Pudong Airport from its Milan (Malpensa) hub, using its recently-delivered third MD11 freighter.

The airline is now operating to S Read More »

Lufthansa names Franz as new CEO

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa named Christoph Franz as its new chief executive, succeeding Wolfgang Mayrhuber from Jan. 1, 2011.

The move had been widely expected since Franz, 50, was appointed deputy CEO a year and a half ago. Austrian-born Mayrhuber is expecte Read More »

Union vote set for Delta’s ramp and cargo workers

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

sAn election to determine whether 14,000 ramp and cargo employees at Delta Air Lines Inc will have union representation will be held beginning next month, a labor group said.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers s Read More »

EgyptAir adds destinations and capacity

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

EgyptAir has increased its cargo capacity from the UK and Ireland with the addition of two more flights per week from London Heathrow to its Cairo hub. The airline's cargo subsidiary, Egyptair Cargo, now has access to 11 passenger flights per week from th Read More »

Africa needs to replace ageing fleet

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Planemaker Boeing forecast that Africa would need about 700 aircraft worth $80 billion over the next 20 years to deal with increased air traffic as the continent's economy picks up. The world's poorest continent is enjoying increased air travel and air ca Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo announces new personnel positions

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii's largest air-freight carrier, announced today the hiring of a director of sales and business development and promotion of an existing employee. Read More »

World’s leading container liners join forces in fight against piracy

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The world's three largest container shipping companies have decided to cooperate in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. The cooperation between CMA CGM, MSC and Maersk Line includes information exchange on safety measures, p Read More »

FreeSeas enters into shipbuilding contracts for two handysize drybulk vessels

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

FreeSeas Inc. a transporter of dry bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of seven Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels, announce that it has entered into shipbuilding contracts for the construction of two Handysize dry bulk ves Read More »