DHL enhances LCL service offerings from China to US

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DHL has announced the launch of its direct less than container load (LCL) service from Shanghai to Seattle. The service will work to further boost DHL’s capabilities to help Chinese businesses extend their footprint into the U.S. market in a cost-effecti Read More »

Port of Baltimore welcomes its largest container ship

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore yesterday welcomed its largest container ship ever when the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Bruxelles made a call at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The six-year old ship can carry a maximum of approximately Read More »

India to add 6.5 mlllion T grain storage space this year

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

India aims to raise grains warehousing capacity about 10 percent by March 2012, the head of its storage agency said, as it tries to ensure its record 65 million tonnes of stocks do not rot.

Warehouses in India, the world's second-biggest rice and whea Read More »

US court rules against Agility in fraud case appeal

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against an attempt by Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility to avert prosecution over charges it defrauded the U.S. Army in multibillion-dollar contracts.

Agility was the largest supplier to the U.S. Army in the Middle East dur Read More »

Agility launches scheduled freighter service from China to Lithuania

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has introduced a scheduled freighter service that will directly connect key origins in China via Shanghai to Kaunas, Lithuania. With few freight options that cover this routing, the new service delivers stable Read More »

Inland port space in demand, according to Jones Lang LaSalle

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

As global trade volumes rise, inland ports are becoming a critical component in the global supply chain, says a recent report by Jones Lang LaSalle. Inland ports, or intermodal distribution centers, connected directly to major seaports, are helping retail Read More »

GLP signs lease agreement with DHL’s Japan unit

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Singapore's Global Logistic Properties (GLP) , which owns warehouses in China and Japan, said it has signed a long-term lease agreement with a Japanese subsidiary of global logistics firm DHL group. Read More »

eyefortransport recognizes Exel as best 3PL

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Exel, the North American leader in supply chain management and a Deutsche Post DHL company, earned the North American Best 3PL award for pharmaceutical, chemical and hazmat during eyefortransport's annual 3PL Summit in Atlanta. Exel was also a finalist in Read More »

CN invests in more extended sidings in Northern Ontario to improve system velocity, productivity

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

CN plans to construct two more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line this year, bringing its investments in seven long sidings in this corridor to more than C$30 million. Two additional extended sidings, costing a total of C$10 million, are p Read More »

CN invests in more extended sidings in Northern Ontario to improve system velocity, productivity

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

CN plans to construct two more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line this year, bringing its investments in seven long sidings in this corridor to more than C$30 million. Two additional extended sidings, costing a total of C$10 million, are p Read More »

Getloaded freight matching service launches enhanced website

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

Getloaded launches an enhanced website to help users move freight and keep up with industry demands. Nationwide freight levels are fluctuating and experts are predicting driver shortages, creating more pressure on transportation professionals to connect q Read More »

Con-way Freight announces 2011 general rate increase

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc., has announced that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9% applicable to non-contractual business effective Aug. 1, 2011. Read More »

Coalition for Transportation Productivity sends letter to Congress
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AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 180 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal vehicle weight limits on interstate highways, today sent a letter to Congress in order to confront m Read More »

FTR Shippers Condition Index improves for second consecutive month

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index (SCI) has moved upward again this month, signifying improving conditions for shippers. The current SCI as reported in the firm's July Shippers Update rose to a reading of -3.6 from the -5.4 reported last month. W Read More »

Mongolia exports rise 52% in H1, mostly to China

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | International Trade

Exports from landlocked Mongolia rose 52.3% in the first half of 2011 to a total value of $2 billion, with 90 percent of the total delivered to its dominant southern neighbour China, according to official data.

Mineral resources accounted for the bulk Read More »

Russia allows Polish vegetable imports

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | International Trade

Russia will permit the resumption of vegetable imports from Poland, the Interfax news agency cited the head of Russia's consumer protection agency as saying.

Russia banned imports of raw vegetables from the European Union on June 2 due to a deadly E.c Read More »

China forces EU to rewrite rules in first WTO win

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | International Trade

China won its first victory against the European Union at the World Trade Organization on Friday in a case that could thwart further EU anti-dumping claims until there is a change in European trade law.

The EU came off worst after accusing China of fl Read More »

LAN CARGO affiliate opens cargo warehouse in Latin America

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Air Cargo

LAN CARGO's affiliate in Colombia, Linea Aerea Carguera de Colombia S.A. (LANCO) opened a 65,121 sq. ft. (6,050 m2) facility today at the El Dorado Airport in Bogota. Through this investment, LANCO is committed to maintaining the safest and most modern w Read More »

Turkish Cargo chooses Budapest Airport as new freighter destination

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Air Cargo

Budapest Airport announces a further enhancement of its air cargo traffic network, thanks to the launch of a new freighter service by Turkish Cargo.

Turkish Cargo, Turkish airline's freight division, will operate a scheduled weekly A310 freighter serv Read More »

China’s HNA in bid for GE container leasing company

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Air Cargo

HNA Group, China's fourth-largest airline group, has emerged as a front-runner to buy General Electric Co's co-owned container leasing business GE SeaCo, the Financial Times reported. Read More »