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Putin seeks BRICS moves to protect against US “sanction attacks”

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | International Trade

Russia will press other BRICS emerging market nations to agree measures to prevent "sanction attacks" by the United States to "harass" countries opposing its policies, President Vladimir Putin said. Read More »

India says progress on food not condition for Bali deal implementation

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | International Trade

India's top trade official said the government would not block the world's first global trade deal over lack of progress on food subsidy talks, clarifying New Delhi's stance after an earlier threat to derail the deal. Read More »

South Korea must scrap rice import caps, switch to tariffs

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | International Trade

South Korea has no choice but to scrap caps on rice imports from the start of 2015, instead managing shipments into the country using a system of tariffs, a senior government official said. Read More »

Japan says Pacific trade talks agree broadly on labor, health issues

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | International Trade

Pacific trade talks have reached broad agreement on labor issues and sanitary and phytosanitary standards but some difficult aspects remain to be tackled, Japan’s chief negotiator said. Read More »

China’s export growth to pick up in H2

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | International Trade

China's export growth should show marked improvement in the second-half of the year compared to the first six months, the trade ministry said. Read More »

Standard Chartered sues businessman connected to Qingdao port

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Standard Chartered PLC is suing Chen Jihong, the Chinese businessman at the center of a suspected fraud at China's Qingdao port, joining a list of firms that have taken legal action to reclaim their losses. Read More »

Bangladesh collapsed building owner to be charged in construction case

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | International Trade

Bangladesh's anti-graft agency will file charges against the owner of a building that collapsed last year killing more than 1,130 people, most of them garment workers, in a construction violation case, an agency spokesman said. Read More »

Ground breaking for common user facility at London Gateway Logistics Park

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A ground breaking ceremony held at the London Gateway Logistics Park, has officially kicked off the construction of the 386,102 sq ft Common User Facility (CUF). Read More »

WWL Vehicle Services Americas awarded vehicle processing contract for BMW in Baltimore

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

WWL Vehicle Services Americas awarded vehicle processing contract for BMW in Baltimore

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a leader in automotive shipping and logistics, has been selected as vehicle processor for BMW of North America in Baltimore, Maryland. Read More »

Diamond State Port Corp. and Chiquita sign new lease agreement

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Diamond State Port Corporation and Chiquita Brands have recently reached an agreement by which Chiquita will continue to use the Port of Wilmington as its mid-Atlantic distribution hub for the next 5 years. Read More »

Port of Virginia eclipses last year’s mark by 6.5%; June volumes up

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia set a new mark for TEU volume in fiscal 2014 having handled more than 2.3 million TEUs in the twelve months that closed June 30, and eclipsed the previous fiscal year record by 140,476 TEUs. Read More »

TOTE, Saltchuk enter next phase of construction on Marlin Class vessels

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Liner Shipping

TOTE, Saltchuk enter next phase of construction on Marlin Class vessels

The arrival of the world’s first dual-fuel slow-speed engine to General Dynamics’ NASSCO’s shipyard marks the next phase of construction for TOTE’s Marlin Class vessels, projected to be the world’s safest and cleanest containerships. Read More »

Libya’s oil exports stutter, major eastern ports await restart

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | Energy | Maritime

Libya will not be able to export oil through its two largest eastern ports before August, due to safety checks after a near year-long closure, a senior oil official said on Wednesday. Read More »

Hamburg Süd upgrades West Coast/Mediterranean Service

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Süd upgrades West Coast/Mediterranean Service

Hamburg Süd has phased in the 4600 teu vessel “Cap Jackson”, shown here docking at APM Terminals in the port of Los Angeles. The “Cap Jackson” will be part of an eleven ship fleet in the West Coast/Mediterranean service that is operated in a vessel sharing agreement with Hapag-Lloyd. Read More »

Washington state bridge collapse result of failed safety measures

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | Intermodal

Washington state bridge collapse result of failed safety measures

A Washington state bridge collapse that sent two cars tumbling into a frigid river below after a commercial truck accidentally struck an overhead truss was the result of failed safety precautions and inadequate permitting for oversize loads, federal investigators said. Read More »

Norfolk Southern train derails in Virginia, no injuries

Reuters | July 16, 2014 | Intermodal

A Norfolk Southern Corp train hauling vehicles and nail polish derailed on Monday evening in southwestern Virginia, though there were no injuries or hazardous material spilled, county and company officials said. Read More »

UP Railroad invests $6.1 million to strengthen Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.1 million in the rail line between Milwaukee and near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific without taxpayer dollars, began June 10 and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of September. Read More »

UTC Overseas names Knezevic Global Chief Operating Officer

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The Executive Management Team of UTC Overseas has named Mirko Knezevic to the newly created position of Global Chief Operating Officer.  Read More »

Yusen Logistics celebrates Asia Pacific 3PL Excellence Award win

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Yusen Logistics has won the Asia Pacific 3PL Excellence Award at the SCM Logistics and Manufacturing World 2014 event in Singapore. Read More »

Info-X Software Technology to increase presence in US market

AJOT | July 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Info-X Software Technology, an India-based software solutions and back-office service provider for the transportation industry, announced plans to aggressively expand its business in the U.S. Read More »

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