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Salvador named VP of Sales and Marketing

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

AMPORTS has announced the appointment of Gary Salvador to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Read More »

Charleston box volume up 26% in July

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board today approved $26 million in projects, while the Port of Charleston reported a 26 percent increase in container volume last month over the same month last year.

July was the port’s stron Read More »

Port of Palm Beach sets single day record for total tonnage

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach announced that on August 16, 2010, the Port set an all time record for the total tonnage of ships on a single day. There were a total of nine ships in the Port, with a total gross tonnage of 95,526. This eclipses the previous reco Read More »

Exotic debt return brewing in transport, jet bonds

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

With structured finance markets largely moribund, some investors are taking a test drive in esoteric securitization markets backed by trains, planes and ships.

Securities backed by transportation assets and equipment leases varying from shipp Read More »

Mexico puts tariffs on more US goods in truck row

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Mexico expanded the list of U.S. products subject to retaliatory tariffs as it steps up pressure on Washington to settle a long-running dispute that has kept Mexican long-haul trucks off U.S. roads.

The government of President Felipe Calderon Read More »

Rebates are still available under the Conserve Nova Scotia Trucking Program

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association announced that the deadline to apply for the Conserve Nova Scotia Energy Efficiency Incentive Program as been extended to September 30th, 2010. Read More »

US visa restrictions not WTO compatible: India official

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

Recent visa restrictions imposed by the United States are not compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations, a senior Indian government official said.

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to strengthen security along the border w Read More »

WTO raps EU in IT suit, Brussels complains

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel gave broad backing to the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their complaint over European duties on electronics products, and told Brussels to bring its trade measures into line with international rules.

The Read More »

Envirotainer’s RAP e2 container EASA certified

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Envirotainer with the airworthiness certificate for Envirotainer's newest development, the RAP e2 container.

The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is the latest addition to the fleet of activ Read More »

DHL launches lighting retrofit program to drive its carbon efficiency improvement targets

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading logistics company announced the launch of a coordinated Lighting Retrofit Program at it's Global Forwarding unit in the Americas region ' as part of an aggressive interim target of five percent CO2 efficiency improvement by the en Read More »

ANS appoints new midwest sales team in Chicago

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Appointment of Valerie Hecht as Midwest regional sales manager for Airline Network Services was announced by Jens Tubbesing, chief executive of the New York-headquartered general sales agency. Read More »

Merger to give LAN, TAM edge in global air market

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Brazil's TAM and Chile's LAN announced a proposed merger that would create Latin America's biggest airline by far and compete for the region's booming demand for passengers and cargo.

LAN said the merger would mean synergies of about $400 mil Read More »

Korean Air achieves record high Q2 results

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Korean Air, South Korea's flagship airline, announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2010 ended June 30, 2010, which hit record high in terms of the operating revenue.

Thanks to the global economic recovery which spurred dema Read More »

NOL carried 18% more cargo

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 18 percent more containers in the four weeks to July 23 compared to a year ago. Read More »

TCC releases online schedule enquiry using ARL’S e-schedule platform

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

TCC, The Containership Company, adds online schedule enquiries to their web-site using arl-shipping.com's e-Schedule web platform.

The TCC website, containership-company.com, now allows customers and business partners to query for suitable de Read More »

Rickmers giant on maiden call in Hamburg

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The largest Rickmers ship ever to call in the Port of Hamburg arrived at the Burchardkai Terminal on on August 13th. The 13,100TEU Maersk Edinburgh, which was christened Pearl Rickmers by Nina Ruge in South Korea on July 2nd, was built for the Rickmers Gr Read More »

CMA CGM takes delivery of CMA CGM CORTE REAL

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group took delivery on August,16th, in South Korea of the CMA CGM CORTE REAL (13,830 teu) built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering), the third of a series of eight vessels named after the great explorers. Read More »

NOL Group adds two 10,700-TEU vessels to new ship order


AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping and logistics company NOL Group today finalized an order to build two new 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit) container ships for delivery in 2012. These two vessels are part of a 12-ship order valued at US$1.2 billion to be built by Read More »

Premium Article  The U.S.-China

Peter Buxbaum | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese companies won a recent law suit but Commerce, Congress still want to get tough
President Barack Obama promised to get tough with China on trade earlier this year, particularly on the issue of China's artificial currency valuation. Bu Read More »

Premium Article  China: no longer only a low-cost haven

Peter Buxbaum | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The costs of Chinese goods are increasing, but so also are quality and the expertise of manufacturers.
Sourcing products from China used to be motivated by a singular consideration: lower costs. That motivation is still present, despite comp Read More »

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