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Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2007 - US to impose penalties on paper imports from China

Peter Buxbaum | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

Earlier this year, the US Department of Commerce announced preliminary decisions to apply countervailing duties to some paper imports from China. The decision is particularly significant because it represents the first time the US has considered applying Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway experiencing unexpected decline

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following its best performance since 1998 in 2006, there was cautious optimism that the St. Lawrence Seaway was heading for further cargo growth this year. But a sharp plunge in steel shipments from Europe, especially, has compelled Seaway officials to re Read More »

PHA Applauds Delivery of $33.5 Million for Houston Ship Channel

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Through strong support of the Houston congressional delegation, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), as the local government sponsor of the Houston-Galveston Navigational Ship Channel, received notice from Washington today that the Senate Appropriations C Read More »

New Eimskip service for Port of Boston

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Eimskip, an Icelandic steamship company, has started a new direct service to the Port of Boston from Halifax with the maiden voyage of the containership Simone J. The new service calls at C Read More »

ICTSI Chinese unit formally takes over terminal

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminals, Ltd., (YRDICT), a subsidiary of Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently held a grand opening ceremony to mark the company's formal takeover of Read More »

Europe’s first shipping line container terminal in the hinterland

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The world's largest inland container port is once again growing dynamically: on January 1, 2008 the first shipping line container terminal in the European hinterland will start operations in Duisburg-Rheinhausen. The lines involved are CMA CGM, the third- Read More »

SMC’ Summer Conference focuses on infrastructure expansion

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Intermodal

At the SMC' 52nd Annual Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, attendees investigated creative, innovative solutions to revitalize the nation's transportation infrastructure. The conference, 'Chain Reaction: Expanding the Transportation Infrastructure,' e Read More »

Port of Oakland Truck Tracker goes live

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Intermodal

The Port of Oakland, Bay Area World Trade Center (BAWTC), and private partners (International Asset Systems, Sprint Nextel, Walsh Wireless, and Xora) announced a new technology-based solution for truck movement efficiency'an Advanced Transport Communicati Read More »

New service links Staten Island to nation’s rail network

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Cargo containers were transported off the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island by rail for the first time today, launching the facility's ship-to-rail cargo transfer facility. The reactivation of the Staten Island Railroad and the opening of Howl Read More »

China hardwoods may also be subject to anti-subsidy measures

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

Politics and business have once again combined in an effort to limit Chinese forest products imports, this time in the area of hardwood plywood products. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, requested a review earlier this yea Read More »

China defends food exports, to shut small firms

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

China said it would shut small or unregulated food processors amid a spate of health scares over Chinese-made food and drugs, but defended the quality of its exports. Read More »

Serbia plans to join WTO by end of 2008

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has told Serbia it can join by the end of next year and Belgrade plans a series of reforms to meet membership requirements, Economy Minister Mladjan Dinkic said. Read More »

EU’s Barroso warns French on trade

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, in a veiled warning to France, said the European Union could not seek an exception to rules-based world governance when it comes to trade. Read More »

China says trade surplus growth set to ease

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

Expansion in China's politically sensitive trade surplus will slow in the second half, as recently adopted measures aimed at trimming exports start to take hold, the Commerce Ministry said. Read More »

Air India launches freighter aircraft to Frankfurt

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The first freighter aircraft of Air India was welcomed at Frankfurt Airport by representatives of Air India and Fraport. The A310-freighter took off to Chennai. The freighter has a stop-over at Dammam and Mumbai. Thanks to complete traffic rights to Damma Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the first half of 2007

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its tonnage throughput for June, the second quarter and the first half of year 2007. Read More »

Dragonair transports national treasures to Hong Kong

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Dragonair has been appointed as the Official Carrier for the 'Pride of China: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the Jin, Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties from the Palace Museum' exhibition, taking on the role of transporting world-acclaimed Read More »

AXS-Alphaliner fleet forecast

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The latest AXS-Alphaliner fleet forecast has been released. Two-hundred eighty-four cellular ships totaling 1,520,000 teu have been ordered during the first six months of 2007, for a total value of USD 22.5 bn. Two thirds of them were contracted during Ma Read More »

OEC Group opens newest office in US

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Anthony Fullbrook, president of Orient Express Container Group U.S.A. (OEC Group), announced the opening of their newest office in the US in Randolph, MA. Read More »

MSC chooses Charleston region for third time

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second largest container carrier in the world, is expanding its Charleston region operations, which will now be home to the company's South Atlantic corporate headquarters. MSC's local office will double in size f Read More »

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