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APS Technology announces Senior Engineering appointment

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of OCR and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced that Michael McMinn has joined the company as VP Engineering. McMinn will be responsible for all APS product solutions Read More »

Floods hit Australia economy

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Economists have raised their estimates of the economic impact of the flooding, with one central bank board member saying the disaster could cut 1 percent off growth -- equal to almost $13 billion, double the previous highest estimate.

The Australian d Read More »

US coal routes too clogged to fill Australia gap

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cheap, abundant U.S. thermal coal for power generation could be filling the gap left by Australia's flood-hit exports but ports and railways in the States cannot cope with more exports.

U.S. ports are clogged with exports of coking coal for steelmakin Read More »

Charleston moves to common gate

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

To meet the demands of its ocean carrier customers, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is streamlining its container operations by moving to a single-gate operating system effective January 18. The changes result in uniform processes and op Read More »

Top truck drivers selected to new America’s Road Team

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced the Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team. The premier group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers will spend the next two years representing the trucking industry and delivering its Read More »

TRAC Intermodal’ expands TRAC Connect’ to the South Atlantic Chassis Pool

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal announced that it has expanded its TRAC Connect product to the South Atlantic Chassis Pool ("SACP") to provide chassis solutions for Motor Carriers servicing CMA CGM. As previously announced, CMA CGM is discontinuing the practice of provid Read More »

FMCSA manipulates HOS fatigue factor

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a ca Read More »

Farm animals need comfort in transport

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Farm animals need comfortable space, temperature and other conditions when they are transported, the European Union's food safety agency said, adding to the bloc's efforts to prgtect animal welfare.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it wa Read More »

K.L. Harring joins CargoNet’ to help combat cargo theft

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

K.L. Harring Transportation LLC, a leading provider of logistics services to the U.S. pharmaceutical, retail, and consumer manufacturing industries, announced it has joined CargoNet' (http://www.cargonet.com) as a charter member. Keith Harring, president of K.L. Read More »

Con-Way says Q4 operating income at key unit to fall

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc expects quarterly operating income at its key less-than-truckload division to fall by about a third due to higher healthcare costs.

Con-Way expects the unit, Con-Way Freight, which contributes about 60 p Read More »

Emirates’ next ambition: lay down railway in desert

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

United Arab Emirates boasts the world's tallest building, a man-made island in the shape of a palm and is about to take its next ambitious step - linking cities by rail over the desert.

Already investing heavily in airlines and airports, as well as ro Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line welcomes Metz as VP & Assistant General Counsel

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that Walt Metz joined the company's legal department as vice president and assistant general counsel.

A 29-year veteran in legal affairs, Metz's experience includes counseling both privately and publicly held c Read More »

IMS Vienna to take over activities of ICF’s Business Unit West

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

IMS Intermove Systems Speditions- und Transport GmbH in Vienna takes over the activities of ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA (in liquidation) Business Unit West.

ICF continues operating the below mentioned transport relations until 30 January 2011. Th Read More »

US Treasury’s Geithner: China needs faster yuan rise

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that China needs to raise the value of the yuan more quickly and faster progress could pave the way for greater access to U.S. high-tech goods.

Offering a carrot-and-stick approach ahead of a state visit b Read More »

China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

China dumped plans to import several million tons of expensive corn and South Korea unveiled cuts in import tariffs on some products, underscoring the dilemma over how to tackle rising food prices.

In India, where vegetable prices have risen more than Read More »

US Democrat to revisit Colombia trade pact on trip

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

A senior U.S. Democratic lawmaker opposed to a free trade agreement with Colombia headed to that country to see what progress has been made on labor concerns related to the pact.

Representative Sander Levin's "purpose is essentially a fact-finding mis Read More »

EU’s China, Vietnam shoe duties to expire April 1

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

EU tariffs on footwear from China and Vietnam will expire at the end of March following a decision by European shoemakers to abandon the duties as a way of tackling Asian competition, an EU spokesman said.

"Given that the European shoemakers' associat Read More »

WTO members start work on wines and spirits register

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Members of the World Trade Organization have started work on a draft proposal for a register to protect geographical names of wines and spirits as part of a push to secure a global trade deal this year.

Zambia's ambassador to the World Trade Organizat Read More »

US wants Korea trade deal approved by July

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's administration wants to win congressional approval of a free trade agreement with South Korea before July, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

"Everything we're doing" is aimed at winning approval of the deal before a sep Read More »

Argentine farmers call strike over export policies

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Argentine farmers will halt grains sales to protest government curbs on wheat and corn exports, reviving a conflict that helped lift global prices to record highs in 2008.

Growers in the South American country, a leading source of grains and beef, hav Read More »

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