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Canada passenger, freight rails face strain

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Canada's freight and commuter rail companies could face more, and increasingly expensive, service delays and accidents if they don't find ways to better share tracks, according to a report released.

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Potash, Asia shipments boost CP Rail volumes

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Volumes of goods moved by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd are up 14 percent so far this year thanks to a recovery in potash exports and a "surprise" leap in intermodal shipments on Canada's West Coast, an executive with the railway said. Read More »

New US rule would ban texting for hazmat trucking

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. government is seeking to prohibit truck drivers from sending text messages on their mobile phones while transporting hazardous materials, the Transportation Department announced. Read More »

Central India train crash kills 20

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

A passenger train crashed into a goods train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh early, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50, an official said. Read More »

World truck market seen growing over 50% by 2015

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The global market for commercial trucks will grow by more than half by 2015, a senior executive at Daimler , the world's largest lorry manufacturer said.
Ahead of a key industry trade fair this week, Daimler Trucks chief Andreas Renschler said he e Read More »

Maersk Line and Intermodal Structures announce partnership to market modular building systems

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Maersk Line, Limited and two other A.P. Moller ' Maersk companies have entered into a strategic partnership with Intermodal Structures, Inc. (IMS) to design, manufacture, market and deliver an innovative modular building system. This unique, customizable Read More »

DB Schenker Rail and Alstom sign agreement for first European test fleet…

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail and Alstom sign agreement for first European test fleet of switching locomotives equipped with hybrid drive system
Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft (MEG), as part of a long-term testing program, is to lease five hybrid s Read More »

Obama says China has not done enough on yuan

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama said that China has not done enough to raise the value of the yuan, keeping up tough American rhetoric on Chinese policy as U.S. lawmakers weigh new legislation to punish Beijing.

A bipartisan group of former cabinet of Read More »

EU steel makers request duties on Chinese oil pipes

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

German and Spanish steel makers have called for new tariffs on Chinese steel pipes used in the energy sector, highlighting concerns China is benefiting more than European industry from the EU's economic recovery.

Germany's Salzgitter and Span Read More »

Bosnian exporters battle politics, urge reforms

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

As a successful furniture exporter, Elizabeta Josipovic is one of a new breed of Bosnian entrepreneurs who have moved beyond the bitter ethnic rivalries that have stunted the country's development. But she remains in thrall to a government that, nearly 15 Read More »

Putin’s industry plans cloud Russian WTO drive

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's drive to revive Russian industry with the help of handouts and protectionist measures is casting doubt on Moscow's push to join the World Trade Organisation in the near future.

Russia has declared its commitmen Read More »

Key provisions of U.S. House currency bill

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee will vote on a bill lawmakers say will give the Obama administration a new tool to protect U.S. companies and workers against China's currency practices. Read More »

Italy delays decision on EU-South Korea pact veto

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Italy dashed hopes it would drop its veto on a free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea, leaving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make a final decision at an EU summit.

EU trade deals with third countries require the Read More »

EU accepts WTO ruling on technology goods

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization adopted a ruling condemning controversial European duties on electronics products after the European Union declined to appeal against the verdict by WTO judges.

The United States, Japan and Taiwan had challenged t Read More »

WTO sees record trade growth of 13.5% this year

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

International trade will expand by an unprecedented 13.5 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said, revising up its forecast because of a faster-than-expected recovery in flows of global commerce.

The WTO had predicted in March tha Read More »

China’s Wen: Trade friction with US can be resolved

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that he was confident that U.S.-China trade friction can be resolved and there was no reason for any reversal in bilateral ties. Read More »

Lawmakers press USTR on legality of China yuan bill

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | International Trade

Opposition lawmakers pressed the Obama administration's top trade official to quickly clarify whether proposed U.S. legislation to force China to revalue the yuan is legal under global trade rules.

U.S. lawmakers are weighing whether to punis Read More »

Japanese Ground Defense Force uses Volga-Dnepr
to airlift relief supplies into Pakistan

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines is continuing to airlift relief aid into the flood stricken regions of Pakistan with two more flights on behalf of the Japanese Ground Defense Force.
 
The latest AN-124-100 freighter operations carried 84 tonnes of equipm Read More »

Massport opens the door to customers with Online Real-Time Chat

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Ever feel like you can never get a straight answer from a faceless bureaucracy? Ever wonder why that plane is flying over your house? Are you a travel hound who secretly wonders why Boston Logan International Airport runways are numbered and its terminals Read More »

IATA sees airline rebound this year, warns on 2011

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Global airlines have sharply hiked their forecast for industry profits this year as recession fades -- but new capacity could cut profits as soon as 2011, the International Air Transport Association said.

The split view came in a revised outl Read More »

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