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UK goods trade deficit narrows in August

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed as expected in August as the value of exports rose to its highest level in a year, official statistics showed. Read More »

Taiwan Sept. export growth hit by weak US demand

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Taiwan's annual exports growth in September probably eased to 7.4% due to sluggish US demand, even as shipments to markets such as China remained strong. Read More »

Global trade talks in jeopardy

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Global trade talks, aimed at helping to lift millions of people from poverty, have turned rancorous after picking up speed with poor countries making tough demands that the United States says could wreck a deal. Read More »

New DHL facility at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced the opening of a new facility at the Baltimore /Washington International Airport to better-serve the growing needs of shipping customers. DHL's previous operations at the airport have been enhanced with the opening of a new, $1.6 million on Read More »

BAX Global offers all cargo flight into Mexico for peak season

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo

BAX Global will expand its overnight distribution capabilities between Mexico, the USA and Canada by adding an additional air cargo flight into Mexico starting October 15, 2007 using the Quer'taro airport. Read More »

Cargo B airlines now operational

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo

After months of preparation and planning, Cargo B airlines has now received its AOC and Belgian authority permits and is now fully operational. Read More »

TNWA, Hanjin, UASC new Asia-Black Sea service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine, Co., Ltd. (HMM) - Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today announced a new Asia-East Mediterranean / Black Sea service, named Read More »

Bigger, faster Crowley Caribbean islands service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Each ship offers about 200 more teu of capacity and twice the number of reefer plugs - about 160 - than the Sea Gale and Sea Cloud, the ships they are replacing. Running at about 18.5 knots, the new ships are about two knots faster, which should re Read More »

Retail container traffic drops

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dropped below last year's levels late this summer, and the peak monthly volume for 2007 is now expected to fall slightly below last year's peak, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released tod Read More »

Premium Article  MEDITERRANEAN / MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA PORTS AND TRADE - Med hub ports gain momentum;

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Containerized shipping is on the rise in the Mediterranean as more hub ports there are integrated into the Asian pendulum of round-the-world steamship services and direct services to Asia and North America. Read More »

Premium Article  MEDITERRANEAN / MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA PORTS AND TRADE - Global logistics growing in the Middle East

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Middle East is experiencing an exciting period of development in transportation and logistics at the global, regional, and local levels. “The explosive growth of global and regional trade, and especially the trade between Europe and Asia and within th Read More »

Railroads need millions in new infrastructure

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Nearly $150 billion must be invested to expand the nation's freight rail infrastructure over the next 30 years in order to provide adequate rail capacity to meet future demand. That was the key conclusion of the National Rail Freight Infrastructure Capaci Read More »

AAPA celebrates Bray’s career, 400th anniversary of Jamestown

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Delegates to the 96th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities had lots to celebrate last week ' including the 40-year career of longtime Virginia port leader J. Robert 'Bobby' Bray and the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jam Read More »

Canadian port workers challenge new security regulations

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Longshoremen unions representing marine industry workers in Canada are challenging new security clearance regulations ' notably on human rights and privacy grounds - that will kick in on a phased basis in mid-December. The wind of rebellion is currently b Read More »

Users call for Federal review of CA ports’ trucking plan

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Citing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's own independent economic studies over the harmful impacts of the Ports' 'Clean Truck Plan,' two major stakeholder groups today called for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to review 'legal, logistical Read More »

Georgia ports show 30% growth in teus

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), released tonnage and volume reports during a meeting of its board of directors today reflecting a very strong start to fiscal year 2008. Read More »

CMA CGM expands rail freight operations

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Intermodal

CMA RAIL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMA CGM, will become the management holding company of CMA CGM's worldwide rail operations (in Europe, India, China and North Africa) as of October 2007. Read More »

Surface Transportation Board Chairman tours Houston rail network

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Intermodal

US Surface Transportation Board Chairman Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham met with Mayor Bill White at the Port of Houston Authority to take a helicopter tour of the region's rail network. Later, Nottingham engaged in a discussion at the PHA's Executive Offic Read More »

Stronger FDA, tougher US import rules urged

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

The United States must tighten its scrutiny of imported food and other products, consumer and business groups said, even if overseas manufacturers adopt rules aimed at safer products. Read More »

Big changes to EU dumping rules unlikely

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson has been urged to take into account a wider range of interests when considering anti-dumping cases but big changes to the rules are unlikely, a senior trade official said. Read More »

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