Japan seeks rare earths elsewhere after China spat

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Japanese customers of rare earth metals are looking elsewhere for supplies after a de facto ban on shipments from China, imposed as tensions flared between Japan and the dominant world producer of the minerals, added to worries already heightened by a cut Read More »

Ford may take Lincoln brand global in 5 years

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co could take its Lincoln brand to international markets within five years once it has re-established the long-neglected luxury label in the United States, Chief Executive Alan Mulally said. Read More »

Diageo sees pickup in whisky demand in 2010

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Diageo Plc , the world's biggest spirits group, expects growth in the global scotch whisky market to pickup this year driven by strong demand in emerging markets and less destocking in mature ones. Read More »

Taiwan, U.S. agree to restart suspended trade talks

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan and the United States have agreed to resume trade and investment talks by the end of this year at the earliest, Taiwan's government said, the first such talks in three years.

The two will restart the Trade and Investment Framework Agre Read More »

Russia sends WTO mixed signals on subsidies, timber

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Russia sent mixed signals to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), saying it may double agriculture subsidies from 2011 but will keep raw timber duties at the same level. Read More »

‘Made-In’ label wins backing from EU parliament group

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union moved closer to new rules to protect its manufacturers from cheaper Asian imports when a committee backed plans to label products from outside the bloc by their country of origin.

Imported shoes, clothes, leather, furniture Read More »

Port Authority of New York/New Jersey invests in future of Stewart International Airport

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized two actions that will help position Stewart International Airport for both immediate and future growth.

First, $2 million in planning work for the future expansion of Stewart International Read More »

China imposes stricter checks on Japan cargo

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Some Chinese customs offices have started stricter checks on shipments to and from Japan, causing delays, in what may be retaliation against Japan's recent detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain, the Mainichi newspaper said.

Fishing traw Read More »

Boeing delays first delivery of 747-8 Freighter

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co said it would delay first delivery of its 747-8 Freighter -- the biggest commercial jet Boeing has ever built -- to mid-2011 from the fourth quarter of 2010 to address issues discovered in flight tests. Read More »

Air traffic growth slows in August -IATA

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Growth in air traffic slowed noticeably in August as this year's rebound from the economic downturn lost steam, the International Air Transport Association.

Passenger traffic in August was 6.4 percent higher than a year earlier, against a 9.5 Read More »

AirBridgeCargo delivers 450-ton Russian pavilion as President Medvedev officially opens

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo airline of Volga-Dnepr Group, has transported over 450 tons of exhibition equipment using six dedicated charter flights and scheduled services for the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, whi Read More »

AN-124 returns to the Pyrenees to ensure super Puma’s arrive on time for Mexico’s bicentenary…

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr operated its first flight from an airfield in the Pyrenees in over a decade when it transported two Super Puma helicopters from France to take part in a military parade to mark Mexico's bicentenary celebrations. Read More »

Marnell Properties taps Colliers Int’l to represent the Marnell Airport Center & Marnell Air Cargo C

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Marnell Properties has appointed Colliers International as its exclusive leasing agent as it moves forward with its plans for the Marnell Airport Center and Marnell Air Cargo Center. Colliers will be responsible for enhancing the presence and exposure for Read More »

Volga-Dnepr uses AN-12 to deliver priceless art collection to Moscow

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

As part of its 'air cargo supermarket' concept, Volga-Dnepr Airlines organised transportation using an AN-12 freighter and provided the logistics expertise to ensure the secure delivery of a priceless art collection from Yerevan to Moscow. Read More »

US FAA seeks $4.8 mlllion fine against Evergreen Air

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. aviation regulators proposed a $4.8 million fine against cargo carrier Evergreen International Airlines for allegedly not training pilots fully on a new cockpit software system. Read More »

China Airlines to plead guilty to US price fixing

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

China Airlines has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of air cargo shipments and pay a $40 million criminal fine, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

China Airlines, which is based in Taiwan, will plead gui Read More »

FedEx to raise rates on Express, freight

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp , the world's largest cargo airline, said it would raise shipping rates on its Express and Freight services as the company hosted investors at its Memphis headquarters. Read More »

Air France-KLM faces cartel damages claim-paper

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM faces a claim for up to 500 million euros ($673 million) damages in Dutch courts from companies who say they were hurt by price-fixing in the cargo industry, a Dutch newspaper reported.

Litigation firm Claims Funding Internatio Read More »

Evergreen Line improves efficiency of refrigerated fleet

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Aiming to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its refrigerated container fleet, Evergreen Line has purchased 2,000 PrimeLINE' refrigeration units from Carrier Transicold. Carrier Transicold is a unit of Carrier Corp., the Read More »

Hamburg S’d supporting tests with low-sulphur fuel in Santos and the Gulf of Mexico

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

For the second time this year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the support of Hamburg S'd, has been able to generate important data on possible contaminant reductions in marine shipping.

In late August 2010, Low Read More »