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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 »

CN to reduce fuel surcharge for the third time since April 2005

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Intermodal

CN announced that it will reduce its fuel surcharge under the company's Tariff 7401, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The surcharge reduction will be the third since CN introduced Tariff 7401 in April 2005. Read More »

Pacer wins two ‘Quest for Quality’ gold medals

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Intermodal

This year, two units of Pacer International, Inc. have taken home prestigious gold medals for service excellence in the Quest for Quality competitions run annually by Logistics Management magazine. Read More »

Con-way announces 3/Q results

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. reported net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2006 of $63.0 million (after preferred stock dividends), or $1.24 per diluted share. The results compare to third-quarter 2005 net income from continuing operations (afte Read More »

Virginia’s Gov. Kaine leads European trade mission

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine recently participated in a seven-day trade mission to Europe, with scheduled visits to Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The Governor, accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Patrick O. Gottschalk and represent Read More »

WTO to investigate US duties on Indian shrimp

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

On Nov. 21 the World Trade Organization set up a panel to investigate US antidumping duties on shrimp, which Washington is already defending in two separate trade disputes. Read More »

APEC & WTO: Boon to Vietnamese economy in 2007, emerging star of Asia

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

Vietnam has formulated strategies for integrating itself into the world community through Regional Trading Arrangements (RTA) that include memberships in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). At t Read More »

DHS expanding air cargo testing; Third site to be added to San Francisco, SeaTac

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

The United States Department of Homeland Security will soon be announcing the expansion of its program for the testing of air cargo screening technologies to three sites, the American Journal of Transportation learned. The third site, which has not yet be Read More »

Dragonair sees year-on-year increases for passenger and cargo

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Passenger numbers and cargo volumes continued to record year-on-year increases in October. Dragonair flew a total of 498,129 passengers in the month, up 4.9% on last year, while freight volume rose 2.8% compared with the same month in 2006. Read More »

Singapore’s national sailing fleet sets sail to Doha Asian Games with GAC’s help

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

With the 15th Asian Games barely a month away, Singapore's national sailing body SingaporeSailing has entrusted GAC Logistics with their most prized possessions - race boats, motor boats, equipment like sails and masts, and bicycles for training. Read More »

Special unloading procedures allow delivery of 65 ton shipment to Chad

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Ruslan International, the joint marketing venture for AN-124 aircraft capacity launched by Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Antonov Airlines, needed all of its technical expertise to transport this 65 tonne Power House from East Midlands in the UK to N'Djamena, R Read More »

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