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CN modal shift protocol to help British Columbia meet greenhouse gas emissions targets

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia's transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today.

Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 10% in May

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 10 percent in May with double-digit increases expected into this fall as the U.S. economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming April carloads jump 16%

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc said carloads for April jumped 16 percent, its highest rise in more than a year. Read More »

Economy and freight tonnage growing after recession

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

As the United States economy recovers from the worst post-war recession, freight transportation is poised for a sustained recovery as well, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 202 Read More »

Intermodal market share sets record in Q1 2010 according to FTR analysis

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Intermodal transport's share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs in the first quarter of 2010 a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market sh Read More »

China gets back to trade surplus, narrowly

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

China returned to familiar territory by posting a trade surplus in April, but exports only narrowly topped imports, providing limited comfort for policymakers fearful of another round of global economic turmoil.

China recorded a $1.7 billion Read More »

US confirms biggest corn sale to China since 2001

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

China bought 369,000 tons of U.S. corn, the Agriculture Department said, confirming the second big sale of U.S. corn to China since late April and the single largest purchase by Beijing since 2001.

The purchases by China, the world's second-l Read More »

German exports post sharpest rise in nearly 18 yrs

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

German exports surged at their fastest rate in nearly 18 years in March, surpassing even the most optimistic forecast as Europe's largest economy shifted up a gear after stumbling over an unusually cold winter.

Analysts said foreign demand wa Read More »

India will export sugar in 2010/11

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

India will export sugar in 2010/11 and ship out more wheat in diplomatic deals, the farm minister said, signalling improving food supplies squeezed by last year's drought. Read More »

EU slaps interim duties on Chinese aluminium wheels

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties of up to 20.6 percent on imports of aluminium vehicle wheels from China after a complaint of unfair competition from European manufacturers. Read More »

EU seeks WTO consultation over China steel duties

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

The European Commission has requested the mediation of the World Trade Organisation's dispute settlement body over China's decision to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on steel fasteners from the EU. The EU's executive said in a statement it conside Read More »

Obama committed to passing free-trade deals

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama is committed to finalizing free-trade agreements with Colombia and Panama but faces "political winds" and an uncertain outcome, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

Speaking at a conference of leaders from the Read More »

India, Brazil challenge EU at WTO over drugs

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

India and Brazil launched a trade dispute against the European Union and the Netherlands over the seizure of generic medicines in transit.

The move at the World Trade Organization ratchets up the pressure in a row pitting the intellectual pro Read More »

US labor decision would aid air, rail union efforts

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. mediators authorized a landmark change in labor law effectively aimed at making it easier for unions to organize at airlines and railroads, a step expected to be challenged in court.

The National Mediation Board decision was widely expec Read More »

Emirates Group marks record profit increase in 2009-2010

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has posted a record profit increase of 248 percent, an outstanding result in a year fraught with worldwide market instability and economic uncertainty. Read More »

Air France-KLM April traffic hit by ash crisis

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM lost nearly a quarter of its European passenger traffic in April due to airspace closures from the volcanic ash cloud, driving total traffic down 15.9percent, the airline said. Read More »

GAC Kuwait opens new office at Kuwait International Airport

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Leading shipping and logistics service provider GAC Kuwait today announces the opening of its latest branch at the cargo terminal of the Kuwait International Airport to enhance its services. Read More »

Cathay Pacific resumes developing HK cargo terminal

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , Hong Kong's dominant air carrier, has resumed development of a HK$5.5 billion ($707 million) air cargo terminal in Hong Kong, the company's chairman said. Read More »

Third freighter for Cargoitalia

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' Italy's all-cargo airline ' will take delivery of its third MD11 freighter aircraft in June.
The latest aircraft ' registration EI-EMS ' is a new conversion leased from Boeing Capital, and being delivered by SASCO (ST Aviation Read More »

United/Continental gear up for labor integration

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

If all goes according to plan, Continental Airlines and United Airlines will join together to form the world's biggest carrier in less than a year.

It could take much longer, however, before the merged operation fully integrates its 87,000 em Read More »

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