Lebanese PM to visit Iraq for trade talks

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | International Trade

Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said he would visit Iraq this week to discuss energy and trade, in another sign of improving ties between the Arab world and the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad. Read More »

Euro zone edges into trade deficit in June

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | International Trade

A ballooning energy deficit and slowing trade with the United States helped to push the euro zone into an unexpected trade deficit in June, adding to the gloomy outlook for the single currency area. Read More »

World Bank chief urges resumption of WTO talks

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | International Trade

The head of the World Bank added his voice to those calling for a revival of last month's abortive world trade talks. Read More »

Seaspan takes delivery of new containership

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has accepted delivery of its 31st vessel, the CSCL Sao Paulo. The 2,500-teu newbuilding, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., is the second of its size in Seaspan's fleet. The CSCL Sao Read More »

NYK restructures USEC-ECSA service

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

NYK announced the restructuring of its USEC-ECSA service ANS (Atlantic North-South Express Service). The service will commence in September as an independent service of six NYK operated vessels, covering the main ports of East Coast of South America, Vene Read More »

CMA CGM & CSCL launch container service in Hamburg

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In the new joint service of the French-Asia-Line 4 (FAL-4) / Asia-Europe-Express- Service 8 (AEX-8), the shipping companies CMA CGM and China Shipping (CSCL) now have a cooperative venture. Read More »

Fraport first airport to join IATA’s Cargo 2000

AJOT | August 21, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Fraport AG is the first airport operator to join the Cargo 2000 quality system, an IATA (International Air Transport Association) initiative involving approximately 60 airlines, forwarders, general handling agents and information technology providers – in Read More »

Agility, TNT, UPS joint program for disaster response

AJOT | August 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, TNT, and UPS have held a joint training program for the Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs) here to further strengthen their integrated response to large scale disasters. Read More »

Freight forwarding sales process requires higher level of professionalism

AJOT | August 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Gene Gander, Vice President of Sales for CargoWise' edi, a leading provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, suggests that in today's increasingly complex global business environment, the sales management process in t Read More »

Tough times ahead for global economy

AJOT | August 21, 2008 | International Trade

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)/Ifo global climate index in July fell for the fourth consecutive quarter in a row since sentiment became downbeat last summer, recording its lowest level since 2001. Read More »

Airgo of Greece latest ATP freighter operator

AJOT | August 21, 2008 | Air Cargo

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announces today that Airgo Airlines S.A, of Athens, Greece has become the latest ATP Freighter operator and will commence flying this month from its operating base of Athens International Airport. Read More »

ABC delivers heavy metal as Iron Maiden arrive in Moscow

AJOT | August 21, 2008 | Air Cargo

World famous rock band, Iron Maiden, performed their first live performance in Moscow in over 15 years on August 19th 2008 with the help of a heavy metal delivery by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC). Read More »

S.C. Ports Hit Revenue, Earnings Records

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

he South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) achieved record revenues and earnings in fiscal year 2008, eliminating the need for any additional state taxpayer funding beyond what has already been allocated for port expansion and related projects in Cha Read More »

Port of Halifax completes refinery move

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, a large move of furnace components for the Imperial Oil Dartmouth Refinery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was completed at the Ocean Terminals facility at the Port of Halifax. The 65 pieces arrived onboard the MV Mellumplate, a part-charter with th Read More »

Long Beach awards Moffatt & Nichol two contracts

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that The City of Long Beach, CA, recently selected the firm for two contracts. The first is an as-needed multi-discipline coastal engineering and environmental consulting services contract. Areas where the company may support in Read More »

GAC sets up ship agency base in Algeria

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Operational since July this year, GAC Algeria’s head office located in Algiers provides a full range of ship agency services to all kinds of vessels calling at all the Algerian main ports including Annaba, Skikda, Jijel, Bejaia, Algier, Mostaganem, Arzew/ Read More »

HPDI introduces modular concept for maritime security

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A unique training system for international security training has been developed by the HPTI (Hamburg Port Training Institute) to cater for new industry demands. After the ISPS training business has been very slow since July 1st, 2004, it has recently pick Read More »

Port of Longview handles blades for export

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Longview recently added wind energy cargo exporting services to their growing resume. The Port is pleased to be among the few ports that have provided this service. Read More »

GAC-Ultramar Network expands coverage in South America

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

GAC-Ultramar Network, part of the GAC global shipping agency network, has extended its South American coverage with the addition of Colombia and Ecuador to its existing presence in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. Read More »

CaseStack new Laredo, TX warehouse location

AJOT | August 20, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

CaseStack officials announced a brand new addition to their expanding consolidation program that will support and facilitate logistics from Mexican manufacturing companies to US retailers, especially Walmart. Read More »