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French poultry industry hit as 43 nations impose import bans

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Up to 43 countries have imposed bans on French poultry products just days after bird flu hit a commercial turkey farm in in southeast France, threatening significant damage to French exporters, French officials said. Read More »

Gov. Bush launches US - DR/CAFTA market entry campaign

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Joined last week by US Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez, Gov. Jeb Bush addressed public and private leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere to launch Florida's US-Dominican Republic/Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) Market En Read More »

US, Taiwan free trade agreement resolution introduced

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Rep. Robert E. Andrews, D-NJ, has introduced a resolution (H.Con.Res. 342) expressing the sense of Congress relating to a free trade agreement between the US and Taiwan. Read More »

New perishable cargo facility ready to rise at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

Trammell Crow Company, a Dallas based corporate real estate company, has signed an agreement with the Houston Airport System (HAS) to build the latest expansion to Bush Intercontinental Airport's (IAH) already impressive air cargo handling infrastructure. Read More »

Best annual result ever for SAS Cargo Group A/S

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

With revenue of 3.306 million Swedish Crowns (356 MEUR) and a profit before tax (EBT) of 68 million Swedish Crowns (7.3 MEUR) SAS Cargo continues the positive development, which the company has experienced since 2001 where it was separated from the SAS Gr Read More »

Continental Airlines Cargo sees ten-fold growth in India

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines (CO) Cargo has made a major impact on the Indian export airfreight market, following the introduction of its first online services from Delhi to Newark in November 2005. Read More »

Evergreen Group chairman presented with lifetime achievement award

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Y. F. Chang received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from Lloyd's List on February 23 in recognition of his many accomplishments in world transportation and trade. The honor particularly highlighted his rise from Third Off Read More »

Crowley’s first Russian

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

On February 22, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Marine Services unit announced the deployment of the Crowley Alliance, the company's first Russian flagged and crewed vessel serving the offshore oil industry near Sakhalin Island, Russia. Read More »

Evergreen launches new China - US East Coast/Gulf All-Water Service with COSCO

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine Corp. and COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company) will launch a new China-US East Coast/Gulf all-water container service to provide additional capacity for shipping customers in the coming peak shipping season. Read More »

Premium Article  TOP N. AMERICAN SHIPPERS 2005 - China and the American importer

George Lauriat | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

Over the past two decades a profound transformation has taken place in sourcing retail consumer imports. The most dramatic features of that transformation in retail sourcing has taken place in only the last six or seven years. Outwardly, it is easy to se Read More »

Premium Article  TOP N. AMERICAN SHIPPERS 2005- Retailing picture mixed

Peter Buxbaum | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

The holiday season extended into January for many retailers, as consumers flooded stores to take advantage of clearance sales. According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales for January increased an impressive 7.6% over last year. This followed Read More »

Retailers cautiously optimistic over 2006 logistics challenges

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Retailers are casting a wary eye at major ports, wondering whether the coming 2006 peak shipping season will bring major logistics challenges. So far, there is reason for optimism, especially since they came through the record 2005 season relatively unsca Read More »

LoBiondo stresses Dubai Ports World must comply with US port security laws

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Upon learning of reports that partial ownership of operating companies that manage six (6) US port terminals including one in Philadelphia will now be assumed by a company based in the United Arabs Emirates, Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) ' Chair o Read More »

Port of Virginia wraps up record 2005

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia completed 2005 having handled a record-setting 1.98 million teus, or 9.6% growth in throughput when compared with 2004. Moreover, Virginia Port Authority (VPA) leaders are forecasting no slowdown in the port's growth in 2006. Read More »

LaGrange looks to future, cites recovery milestones in annual address

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a speech originally scheduled for September of 2005, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange recently outlined hurricane recovery milestones and spoke of the future of shipping and cruising in the Crescent City during his annual State of th Read More »

CNF to adopt Con-way as corporate brand

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Intermodal

CNF Inc. announced it has put a proposal before shareholders to change its corporate name to Con-way Inc. and adopt CNW as the new ticker symbol for the company's publicly traded stock. Read More »

New Penn and USF Reddaway partner to provide transcontinental service

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Intermodal

New Penn Motor Express and USF Reddaway have announced the introduction of a new transcontinental service. The Westbound service will make it easier for customers to gain coast-to-coast coverage with one call to their regional provider: It links New Penn Read More »

BNSF’s 2005 economic development efforts . . .

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Intermodal

Economic development efforts of BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) were instrumental in the location of 114 new or expanded facilities during 2005 in the areas served by the railway. These facilities involved investments of $1.3 billion and the creation of about Read More »

Name brand garment manufacturers enjoy Asia’s advantages

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

No industry is as highly competitive when it comes to cost cutting manufacturing than the textile and garment industry. But for big brand names such as Victoria Secret, cost, as well as skilled workmanship, go hand in hand. Add to those qualities efficien Read More »

FedEx and Austrade launch new Australian export initiative

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

FedEx Express and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), have signed a two-year alliance agreement to expand trade between Australia and the United States. The agreement leverages the expertise of both FedEx and Austrade in order to make expert resou Read More »

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