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SC Gov. signs new tax incentive for Charleston DCs

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford recently signed into law a bill offering tax incentives to distribution centers and other companies that increase their international shipments through the state's ports. Read More »

MSDA chairman says effort not a failure

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Although the Maritime Security Discussion Agreement failed to establish a nationwide method for recovering security-related costs, the industry veteran who has chaired the group believes its two-year effort was not for naught. Read More »

Second annual Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

837 cargo transportation industry professionals from more than 100 countries gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dalian, China from June 8 to the 11 to meet potential partners and discuss current trade possibilities in the world's fastest growth market. T Read More »

Panalpina optimizes regional structure, reduces Executive Board

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

By implementing regional management structures three years ago, Panalpina has reached its essential goals, in particular strengthened local sales capacities and standardized global operation processes. A second step to the further development of these str Read More »

Econocaribe Consolidators offers LCL service from New Jersey to Italy

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Econocaribe recently introduced a weekly export consolidation service from New Jersey to Italy. Via Italy, Econocaribe's partner Central Shipping Agency will provide on-carriage service to a number of destinations throughout Italy and the Mediterranean. A Read More »

US weekly rail car loadings +0.9%; Intermodal units +2.4%

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Intermodal

Intermodal trailer and container volumes were up 2.4%, and carload freight was up 0.9% during the week ended June 18, in comparison with the corresponding week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported. From last year, seven of the 19 carl Read More »

Railroads schedule customer service forum

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Intermodal

North America's freight railroads will hold a customer service forum September 21 in St. Louis to review their ongoing transportation plans and answer customer questions. Read More »

Britain’s rail freight grows as Channel Tunnel toll deal is achieved

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Intermodal

The amount of freight moved on the rail network in Britain rose by 9.5% during 2004/05 to 20.7 billion net tonne kilometers, EWS, Britain's largest rail operator, said. Read More »

Trucker dispute hits Vancouver container activity

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Intermodal

Strike action launched on June 26 by nearly 1,000 container truckers is disrupting traffic flows at Vancouver and nearby Fraser Port on Canada's West Coast. Read More »

Greenspan discusses impact of Yuan float on trade

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | International Trade

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, I am pleased to be here today to offer my views on China's trade and exchange rate regime. I would emphasize that the views I will express are my own and do not necessarily represent those of the Federal Reserve Read More »

ITC launches investigation on possible modifications to NAFTA rules of origin

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | International Trade

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is seeking input on a newly initiated investigation concerning proposed modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin. Read More »

Commerce Secretary Gutierrez witnesses US - Vietnamese business agreements

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | International Trade

Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and Vietnam Prime Minister Phan Van Khai recently witnessed the signings of US-Vietnam business and operating license agreements worth hundreds of millions of dollars, creating more than 5,000 jobs. The ceremony also Read More »

Inland Empire North

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | International Trade

A small city of 13,000 people, situated at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in California, is bidding to become the first outpost of a northern Inland Empire. The city of Shafter, 90 miles South of Oakland and just North of Bakersfield, is not m Read More »

May air-cargo traffic down, sign of high oil’s effect

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Air Cargo

Air-cargo traffic, a leading indicator of general business activity, shrank in May from one year earlier after slowing over recent months. The data are a sign that high oil prices are starting to hamper world economic growth, according to the Internationa Read More »

Forwarder-carrier relationship must be close for mutual success

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Air Cargo

Calling for greater forwarder-carrier cooperation to meet the increasingly complex needs of the shipper, Chris Coppersmith, President & CEO at Target Logistic Services, stated, "Our relationship is critically important in serving both the customer and ass Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Group signs IL-96-400T aircraft agreement

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a 15 year financial agreement with Ilyushin Finance Corporation (IFC) to take delivery of two new-build IL-96-400T aircraft. The first is due to be delivered in late 2006. Read More »

Senator Lines enjoying success as specialized carrier

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Senator Lines, the German container-shipping line, continued its highly profitable course over the 2004 business year, increasing its operating results by nearly 80% compared with the previous year. Read More »

Grand Alliance members comment on possible Grand Alliance composition

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Following the recent Grand Alliance press announcement on the 2005 product upgrade, the CEOs of Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, MISC, NYK and OOCL jointly expressed that they were united in their pledge to continue providing a high quality service to Read More »

New APL vessel joins All Water Service to US

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Liner Shipping

APL's newest vessel, the APL Virginia, was launched recently in Shanghai by Mrs. Sarah Randt, wife of US Ambassador to China, Clark T Randt JR. The vessel is now on its maiden voyage across the Pacific to the US East Coast. Read More »

Premium Article  DR-CAFTA negotiator sees benefits for Gulf

Paul Scott Abbott | June 26, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Passage of an expanded free-trade agreement that encompasses Central America should bode well for ports along the US Gulf, according to Nicaragua‚s chief negotiator for such a pact. Read More »

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