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Canada steps into void left by US-Colombia rift

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

Canada started trade talks with Colombia and pledged full support for President Alvaro Uribe, who has seen his key bilateral relationship with the United States bog down in a scandal over human rights. Read More »

US cautious on WTO, but hopes for progress

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

The United States reacted cautiously to compromise proposals in world trade talks that would push it to reduce its farm subsidies, but said it hoped the texts could eventually set the stage for a deal. Read More »

China parliament cautions on overheating

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

China's economy is showing increasing signs of overheating, underscoring the need for policymakers to be vigilant in the months ahead, a sub-committee of the rubber-stamp parliament said. Read More »

DHL completes partnership transaction with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced that it has successfully completed the transaction to form a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo services. As p Read More »

Swissport Int’l, Ltd., appoints Utnegaard President & CEO

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swissport's Board of Directors appointed Per H. Utnegaard as the Group's new President & CEO. Per H. Utnegaard is not only an experienced specialist in the field; he will also ensure a smooth transition and succession from current President & CEO Santiago Read More »

Maersk Brooklyn largest to call at BCT

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line's brand new 4,000 teu capacity container vessel Maersk Brooklyn became the largest vessel to call at the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT). Arriving from the Port of Aarhus in Denmark, the 300 hundred meter length vessel off-loaded 500 twenty-fo Read More »

IAS-Trinium connects trucking community with MOL

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

IAS-Trinium, a joint venture between International Asset Systems (IAS) and Trinium Technologies, announced its first major product deployment creating a real-time connection between MOL and its house trucking line, Central Cal Transportation. The break-t Read More »

CMA CGM on board with REZ-1

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

As originally introduced last May, REZ-1 has developed a suite of business services including container visibility and distribution, automated rail billing, and line haul storage and invoicing tools tailored to address the challenges facing steamship line Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2007 - Pacific Northwest lumber industry overview

Leo Quigley | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

With the current slowdown in US domestic housing, American softwood producers are looking increasingly to export markets. According to a report by the Softwood Export Council, strong markets in Europe and Asia have given a lift to softwood lumber prices a Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2007 - Mobile-based TradeLanes assists lumber exporters

Paul Scott Abbott | July 15, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The challenges of moving lumber exports can be daunting, but specialized freight forwarders such as Mobile, AL-based TradeLanes Inc. are negotiating service contracts with carriers and engaging in other efforts to facilitate such shipments. Read More »

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 »

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