EU, India resolve trade dispute over generic drugs

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union and India resolved a dispute over generic drugs which should remove obstacles to Indian drugs manufacturers exporting products to the developing world, officials said.

Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told Reuters Read More »

China signs deal to allow cassava imports from Cambodia

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

China has signed an agreement to allow imports of tapioca or cassava from Cambodia for use as a food starch as well as for ethanol production.

The agreement was signed during Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Beijing, China's General Administ Read More »

China to appeal WTO tIre ruling

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

China plans to appeal a World Trade Organisation ruling that the U.S. was entitled to impose extra safeguard duties on Chinese tIres, the Ministry of Commerce said.

China's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website that it was "deeply co Read More »

Brink appointed to succeed Foucault as Senior VP Sales & Distribution at Air France-KLM Cargo

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

As per January 1, 2011, Mattijs ten Brink is appointed to take over the position as Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution for Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo from Jean Charles Foucault. At the end of 2010, Jean Charles Foucault will retire f Read More »

IATA ups airline profit forecasts

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

The world's airlines will return to profit this year and next at higher levels than previously expected, due to an upturn in the market and better capacity usage, industry association IATA said.

However, margins remain low and the sector's recovery is Read More »

Bruner and Newsome receive 2010 Connie Awards from 
Containerization & Intermodal…

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented 2010 Connie Awards to J. Russell Bruner, Chairman and CEO of Maersk Inc., and James I. Newsome III, President and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, at The Newark Club that also com Read More »

TNWA offers direct Vietnam-to-North Europe Service

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA), which includes Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), will introduce a direct Vietnam-to-North Europe service for the first time.

Alliance partners said today they will create the new route by Read More »

Premium Article  Cheetah Chassis banks on specialized market

George Lauriat | December 12, 2010 | Intermodal

Cheetah Chassis has been manufacturing and distributing container chassis for over three decades. From the Berwick, Pennsylvania manufacturing plant, the company has counted among its customers just about every major ocean carrier. The company has a reput Read More »

Premium Article  Kalmar hybrid machine saves costs, environment

Paul Scott Abbott | December 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The unit’s color may be white, but the new Kalmar terminal tractor with hydraulic hybrid drive is most definitely “green” – and it is expected to save its users some green as well.

Following a successful test initiated a year ago at the Port of Singap Read More »

Premium Article  Interview with INTTRA’s Rob Haney, Senior Director NVOCC Product Line

George Lauriat | December 12, 2010 | People | Interviews | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

In December, INTTRA, the Parsippany, NJ-based, e-solutions provider, unveiled their new NVOCC e-commerce platform. The new e-commerce platform had been in testing for a year with ECU Line, a global NVO and now the product’s first official customer, althou Read More »

Premium Article  Marine highway sparks new Stockton development

Stas Margaronis | December 12, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton “ is on track” to begin a tug and barge service that will take up to 350 containers off Northern California roads from the port of Oakland to the ports of Stockton and West Sacramento and back on a weekly waterborne service beginning Read More »

Premium Article  BRIC by BRIC

Peter Buxbaum | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

The four leading emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – increasingly think of themselves as a trade interest bloc, but much divides them as well.

- By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  AJOT interview with Peter Gatti, Executive VP National industrial Transportation League (NITL)

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | People | Interviews | Intermodal | International Trade

Editor’s note: The National industrial Transportation League (NITL) was founded in 1907, and its 600 members range from some of the largest companies in the US to much smaller enterprises. NITL’s members primarily include companies that move the Read More »

Premium Article  AJOT interview with Brian M. Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Editor’s Note: TSA (Transpacific Stabilization Agreement) was established in 1989 and includes in its membership the ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai, K Line, Maersk, MSC, NYK, OOCL, Yang Ming and Zim. TSA’s activities extend to the largest ocean conta Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers and ocean carriers face off over “OSRA 2010”

George Lauriat | December 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

On September 22nd 2010, Congressman Elijah Cummings (Dem-MD) introduced bill H.R. 6167 which would alter the regulatory regime of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998. Representative James Oberstar (Dem-MN), Chairman of House Transportation and Infrastru Read More »

Premium Article  Change in chassis ownership generates savings & revenues to carriers but places new burden on truck

Stas Margaronis | December 12, 2010 | Intermodal

The ocean carriers have been for years trying to end their stake in the “trucking” business in North America. With carriers working hard to return to profitability and with the trucking business perceived as a liability, getting out is not an option bu Read More »

Premium Article  Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) - a win win?

George Lauriat | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

During the news conference after the new FTA was agreed, South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon said, the new KORUS is a “win-win” deal for both parties.

On announcing the KORUS FTA, President Barack Obama said, “This deal is a win for American Read More »

Vale’s mega ships to stall maritime recovery for years

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The rollout of the world's largest dry bulk carriers by Brazilian mining giant Vale in 2011 will slash the cost of shipping commodities and choke off a recovery in the freight market for years.

China's ravenous appetite for iron ore and coal, the two Read More »

Rand Logistics provides business update

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rand Logistics, Inc. announced that all four vessels that experienced unrelated mechanical incidents in the fiscal second quarter are now fully operational. The Company also reports that the plans to convert its last steam-powered vessel, the Michipicote Read More »

Columbia River coal dock; - By Leo Quigley, AJOT

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The first U.S. major coal terminal to open on the U.S. West Coast has received preliminary approval by the Cowlitz County, WA, Board of Commissioners. The approval will allow Millennium Bulk Logistics Inc., owned by Australian – based Ambra, to undertake Read More »