ATA truck tonnage index rose 1.5% in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5 percent in July, although June's reduction was revised from 1.4 percent to 1.6 percent. The latest improvement raised the SA index from 108.3 Read More »

Greenbrier gets $130 mlllion railcar deal

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Greenbrier Cos Inc said it received about $130 million worth of new railcar and refurbishment orders and plans to add jobs at its plant, in a sign that the nascent recovery in the railcar market is on track.

The company's railcar business, wh Read More »

Rail operator wants Uganda’s non-operational lines

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is seeking the return of two derelict sections of track seized by the Ugandan government over what it said was the operator's failure to invest in them. Read More »

US Western Railroads seen as a key

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Grain merchants say the wild card for success or failure in moving more than 130 million tons of U.S. grain exports in the coming year will be "logistics," meaning barge and truck availabilities but especially railcars and diesel locomotives. Read More »

Obama tire tariffs didn’t work

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's decision to slap duties on tires from China doesn't appear to have reduced overall tire imports or saved U.S. jobs, the U.S.-China Business Council said. Read More »

Russia wants official US assurance on salmonella

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Russia needs more assurance from the United States on salmonella, otherwise it will take action on poultry imports, the head of Russia's consumer protection watchdog RosPotrebNadzor told RIA news agency. Read More »

US grain exports strong amid Russia export ban

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

There was no let-up in demand for U.S. grains last week amid drought-hit Russia's export ban, as federal government data showed weekly export sales of corn and wheat exceeded trade expectations. Read More »

EU states may block Chinese fibreglass tax

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Several European Union member states will try to pressure the European Commission to scrap plans for a new tax next month on Chinese fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats told Reuters.

A special gathering of a secretive Read More »

India says US visa issue may be solved outside WTO

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

India is confident of resolving a visa restrictions issue with the United States outside the WTO framework, a senior government official said. Read More »

World’s workshop heads to inland China

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

This region, too, has attracted a dragon head company -- Nasdaq-listed contract manufacturer Flextronics . It will soon open a factory employing 11,000 in one of Ganzhou's new industrial estates to make transformers and power adaptors. Read More »

Lufthansa upbeat after summer travel boost

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa said business had developed strongly in recent months with all its carriers meeting or exceeding expectations.

"If this continues in the coming months, we can be confident we will fulfill our expectations," management board member S Read More »

Air traffic recovery starts to slow in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

International air freight traffic grew in July but at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures showed, offering fresh evidence that the economic recovery is starting to falter. Read More »

Air China Q2 net up 29 pct on bouyant air travel

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China reported a 29 percent rise in second-quarter earnings as more people took to the skies in the world's fastest growing major aviation market. Read More »

Record $24.2 mlllion fine proposed for American Airlines

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

The U.S. government proposed to fine American Airlines $24.2 million for alleged maintenance violations that led to thousands of flight cancellations two years ago. Read More »

Iberia H1 loss narrows, travel demand recovers

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Spain's Iberia posted a narrower-than-expected first-half operating loss as improving business travel and air cargo demand countered the negative impact of a volcanic ash cloud in April. Read More »

No routine business

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

For Rickmers-Linie, no two cargoes are the same. The Hamburg-based company is a leading specialist in the global sea transportation of project and heavy lift cargo. With more than 175 years to its name, Rickmers-Linie clearly has a great deal of expertise Read More »

Asia Imperial Cargo joins the CEE

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Asia Imperial Cargo Logistics Co. Ltd., has joined the CEE with immediate effect in the service category as crane owner and export packers with their headoffice in Shanghai, China Read More »

Intermarine opens office in Bogota, Colombia

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine announces that Fernando Maruri, General Manager for South America, will relocate from the Caracas office in Venezuela to Bogota, Colombia where he will oversee the opening of a new Regional Control Office. Read More »

Arroban International Shipping appointed as exclusive WWPC member for Libya

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Arroban International Shipping Co., with headoffice in Tripoli, has been appointed as excluive Member to the WWPC. Read More »

Colombia’s new coal port to start H2 2011

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Colombia's 28-million-ton-a-year Puerto Brisa port will begin operations, mainly for coal exporters, toward the end of 2011, its vice president said.

The world's No. 5 coal exporter expects to double coal output by 2019, and coal players comp Read More »