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US-Canada lumber deal: terminus or truce?

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | International Trade

The United States and Canada recently heralded the end of a historic lumber trade dispute, promising that a deal to refund $4.3 billion in US lumber duties would extinguish decades of legal feuds. Read More »

US meat sector eager for more trade in Russia deal

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | International Trade

US meat producers must clear only a few final hurdles before a newly inked trade deal gives them greater access to growing markets in Russia, industry groups said. Read More »

Kansas City leading the North American integration discussion

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | International Trade

It is a surprise to many that America's next great trading port is some 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean and more than 900 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. And, despite its inland location, Kansas City, MO ' the geographic center of the continent with exc Read More »

Emirates’s Ram Menen addresses Air Cargo India 2006

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Mr. Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, delivered the keynote address at Air Cargo India 2006, the first ever International Air Cargo event to be held in India in the new millennium. Read More »

Frankfurt-Hahn celebrates opening ceremony for new cargo terminal

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Bucher Group's new Cargo Center at Frankfurt-Hahn airport was opened on November 22. There were over 160 guests including aviation companies, industry representatives and government officials. After a six months construction period, the 6,800 sq. m. c Read More »

Athens finishes 2006 on a high note

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Thanks to a range of innovative projects and increasing cargo activity, award winning Athens International Airport shows once again an end of year increase in cargo throughput. A final tonnage of 120,000 tons represents a four percent advance over 2005 an Read More »

Vancouver tackles air pollution

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Ships calling at the Port of Vancouver will soon pay lower fees if they burn cleaner fuel. In his annual speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Captain Gordon Houston, President and CEO of the Vancouver Port Authority, noted the revised fees are only one Read More »

Maersk Line optimizes Pacific services

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Exporters and importers on the Pacific trades stand to benefit from Maersk Line's review of its global shipping network, according to Maersk Line's Senior Vice President, Robert Kledal. Read More »

ACL announces new Libyan ports to Mediterranean ro/ro service

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Grimaldi Group has announced an enhancement of its service to the Mediterranean by adding the ports of Misurata and Tripoli, LIBYA to its rotation. Read More »

Rickmers Tokyo displays on-deck capabilities

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

An almost complete profile of cargo carried regularly by Rickmers-Linie vessels was photographed onboard Rickmers Tokyo shortly after she departed the Port of Genoa, Italy, in late October. Almost every square meter of deck space was utilized on this fort Read More »

Premium Article  SOUTH EAST ASIA - Asia-Pacific FTA promoted at APEC; But will it fly in US Congress?

Peter Buxbaum | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

The idea of creating an Asia-Pacific free trade area received a boost at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hanoi. President George W. Bush put his stamp of approval on the idea, and other APEC members have expressed even s Read More »

Premium Article  SOUTH EAST ASIA - Despite Vietnam’s huge potential, House puts Free Trade Vote on hold

Karen Thuermer | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

Politics or no politics, Vietnam is poised as a mighty tiger ready for global trade. While on November 7th the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a notice announcing that the WTO's General Council had decided to approve Vietnam's accession agreement Read More »

Nation’s two largest ports approve air pollution reduction plan

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On November 20 the governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted to approve the landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, the most comprehensive strategy to cut air pollution and reduce health risks ever produced for a global Read More »

Subaru vehicles being shipped through Port of Baltimore

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore has begun receiving Subaru vehicles for both its import and export auto business. This will result in approximately 31,000 import and export Subaru vehicles m Read More »

GPA achieves record growth and outstanding service performance

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced during a meeting of its board of directors the GPA had achieved record growth and outstanding service performance during this year's peak season. Read More »

Andre Elmaleh joins Port of Tacoma as Director of Auto Business

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma recently selected Andre L. Elmaleh as Director of Auto Business. Read More »

Hellmann extends Traxon agreement

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

After working together since 1995, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is now extending its service agreement with Traxon by a further 79 branches in 44 countries. That brings the number of branches presently connected to the Traxon network for electronic commun Read More »

IWLA retains warehouse legal and regulatory expert in Canada

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of its IWLA Member Advantage Program, the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) has selected Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, one of Canada's largest national law firms, to provide advice, direction and guidance on Canadian regulatory Read More »

Target Logistics acquires upstate NY freight forwarder

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

In announcing the acquisition, Chris Coppersmith, President & CEO at Target, stated, "Capitaland Express is a valued addition to the Target team. In business for the past eighteen years, Capitaland Express has grown every year since its inception. Capita Read More »

IANA lauds VIT for chassis pool

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) selected Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT) and the Ocean Carriers Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) as co-recipients of the 2006 Intermodal Achievement Award for their efforts to improve Read More »

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