Google chief sees outcome “soon” in China row

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Google expects an outcome soon from its talks with China over a censorship and hacking dispute, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said.

Google threatened in January to shut its Chinese Google.cn portal and to pull back from China, citing problems Read More »

US Republican Bunning stirs anger with WTO block

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A Republican senator who held up action earlier this month on a bill to renew jobless benefits faced more criticism for blocking approval of President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US Senate bill threatens stiff penalties on China

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Members of the U.S. Congress have threatened Beijing with duties on some of its exports if it fails to revalue its currency, pressuring the Obama administration to label China a currency manipulator.

The bipartisan bill to be introduced in th Read More »

Brazil trade seen surging on Latam trade deal

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil expects a new free trade agreement with Israel to swell bilateral trade to more than $3 billion within five years, officials said.

Trade between Israel and Brazil slipped below $1 billion in 2009 from a peak of $1.6 billion in 2008 -- Read More »

Is there a WTO case against Chinese Internet censorship?

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is studying whether it could launch a WTO challenge against Chinese Internet restrictions that affect Google and other U.S. companies operating in China.

Here are some questions and answers on the possible complaint to the W Read More »

Brazil lists retaliation on US copyright, patents

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil revealed a preliminary list of U.S. patents and intellectual property rights it could restrict unless both countries settle a long-standing dispute over U.S. cotton aid.

It is the second set of measures Brazil has unveiled in a week to Read More »

U.S. lawmakers press for action on China currency

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama faced growing congressional pressure to get tough with China over its currency practices, one day after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao brushed off accusations that Beijing was undervaluing its currency for an unfair trade advantage. Read More »

Emirates welcomes aboard Senegal by announcing new route to Dakar

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates has announced its plans to launch direct services to Dakar ' Senegal ' known as the land of 'Teranga' or hospitality because of its friendly and welcoming people.
Dakar will be Emirates' 106th international destination, and closely follows Read More »

Transatlantic airliner row edges towards resolution

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The row between the United States and European Union about billions of dollars in subsidies for civil aircraft takes a step towards resolution this month with a confidential report from the World Trade Organization.
Industry sources said a WTO pane Read More »

Hactl announces February tonnage throughput

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) today released its tonnage throughput for February 2010. A total of 180,033 tons were handled in the month, representing a strong year-on-year growth of 34.7%. Cumulative tonnage for the first two months of th Read More »

DHL wins ‘vendor of the year’ award from world’s leading film distribution company

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, announced that Technicolor Cinema Distribution, one of the nation's leading distributors of theatrical film prints, honored DHL Express and DHL Same Day with the Technicolor 'Vendor of the Y Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer successfully conclude trails with lightweight containers

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

After around 120,000 trail runs on Lufthansa flights and six months of materials tests with the Suddeutsches Kunststoffzentrum Wuzberg, Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer have successfully concluded a pilot scheme on the use of lightweight containers. Read More »

Hanjin Shipping renews commitment to INTTRA Global Network

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA and Hanjin jointly announced that Hanjin Shipping, a world class carrier headquartered in Seoul, Korea, will expand its use of the e-commerce services offered by INTTRA including selecting INTTRA as their preferred e-commerce platform for customer Read More »

Nash joins Port Freeport team

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bringing more than 20 years experience in business development, James Nash recently accepted the position of Trade Development Representative for Port Freeport.

Nash is the Houston-based sales representative for the Port and responsible for c Read More »

Port Manatee Commerce Center Connects to CSX with new rail spur

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Construction is underway on a new half-mile rail spur at Port Manatee Commerce Center (PMCC) directly connecting the industrial warehouse complex near Port Manatee to all of North America via CSX Transportation rail lines.

PMCC manages 7 indu Read More »

Governor O’Malley leads groundbreaking for 50-foot berth at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently, as he led a groundbreaking for construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore. The project will support 5,700 jobs and, when completed, accommodate lar Read More »

Port Corpus Christi applies to be designated a cotton delivery point in Texas

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) applied to ICE Futures U.S., Inc. to have it modify Rule 10.12 to add Corpus Christi, Texas as a designated delivery point for the Cotton No. 2 Future Contracts. The Port Corpus Christi Commission Agriculture Committe Read More »

APM Terminals announces Monrovia agreement

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Preferred bidder status awarded to develop and operate Liberian port

The Government of Liberia has announced APM Terminals as the preferred bidder to operate the 25 year concession at the Port of Monrovia as part of a public tender pro Read More »

Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Port of Mobile moves up in rankings

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has become the 9th largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage according to numbers released by the Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Statistics Center. The report states 67,635,501 tons of freight moved through the Po Read More »