Port of Quincy holds important rural freight mobility summit

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Quincy recently held a Rural Freight Mobility Summit at Cave B Inn at SageCliffe near Quincy, Washington. Over 70 agricultural, food processing, railroad, trucking, ocean cargo, economic development, warehousing and distribution leaders attend Read More »

Port of Wilmington to provide logistical support to GE’s wind turbine projects

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

General Electric’s (GE) wind energy division has again selected the Port of Wilmington, Delaware as its port of entry for several large shipments of wind turbine blades. M/V Industrial Freedom, arriving on Wednesday, November 10, is the first of four vess Read More »

Maersk ports unit expects market share growth

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port facilities firm APM sees opportunities to grow faster than the broader market, its chief financial officer said.

APM aims to expand its business also with shippers other than Maersk Line after it lost some market share in 2010 by selling minority Read More »

Greenbrier Q4 loss wider than expected; sees loss in Q1

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, hurt by lower new railcar deliveries and a slowdown in marine production rates, and said it expects to report a net loss for the current quarter.

Reve Read More »

NASSTRAC calls for release of proposed hours of service rules

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

A recurring theme in recent weeks has been the importance of reducing uncertainty to promote economic growth. Congress recessed for the November 2 elections without producing a new federal budget, or addressing the future of the Bush tax cuts or the estat Read More »

GI Jobs names Union Pacific Railroad one of America’s top military-friendly employers

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

GI Jobs has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of America's top military-friendly employers for 2010. Ranked No. 12, it is the seventh time in eight years the nation's premier career guide for military job seekers has named Union Pacific to its list. Read More »

Mexico says

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Mexico will slap retaliatory tariffs on a new set of U.S. goods unless Washington moves to resolve a decade-old trucking dispute and the "clock is ticking" for action, Mexico's economy minister told Reuters.

President Felipe Calderon's govern Read More »

Trucking industry expert returns to ATA 
as Senior VP of Legislative Affairs

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Phillips as Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Phillips returns to ATA after serving as Vice President of Legislative Affairs in 2005 and 2006. At that time Read More »

CN maintains leadership role in 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said it has been recognized for excellence in climate-change reporting among Canadian and global corporations surveyed by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

CN was named to the CDP's 2010 Canada 200 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for Read More »

EU acts to help sugar exporters, refiners

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union looked to take advantage of near-record high world sugar, as it took steps to boost EU exports of refined sugar and secure cheaper imports of raw cane sugar for its refineries.

In a first move, the European Commission said it would Read More »

Obama at G20: US needs faster growth to curb deficit

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama, in a clear message to other leaders at the G20, said that the best way to control the massive U.S. budget deficit was to help the economy grow faster.

"The single most important thing we can do to reduce our debt and our defici Read More »

Qatar’s H1 imports value drops 20%, cars top commodity

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The value of imports into Qatar fell 20.2 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year, data from the Gulf state's statistics authority showed.

Imports for the first half of 2010 totalled 37 billion riyals ($10.2 billi Read More »

EU, Africa relations soured by trade

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Stalled trade negotiations between the European Union and African states have soured relations between the two continents, the European Union's chief trade negotiator. Read More »

Japan seeks to start EU trade talks in 2011

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Japan aims to launch economic partnership talks with the European Union next spring, the Nikkei business daily said, as Tokyo struggles to catch up with Asian rival South Korea in sealing trade deals.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan will propose the timetabl Read More »

EU to press China on rare earths

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The EU trade chief said he would press China for assurances on rare earth supplies in talks next month, though there was no conclusive evidence Chinese limits on such exports had hit European industry. Read More »

EU capitals approve trade aid package for Pakistan

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

European Union governments have approved a raft of trade concessions for Pakistan, diplomats said, a move to help the country rebound from July floods which caused nearly $10 billion of damage.

The final package is less extensive than the EU had hoped Read More »

EU says to act against China trade subsidies

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will step up resistance to cheap Chinese imports arising from the country's generous state aid programs and threatening EU businesses, the bloc's trade chief said.

"They subsidise nearly everything," Trade Commissioner Karel De Guch Read More »

Asia-Pacific ministers extend freeze on trade barriers

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Asia-Pacific ministers agreed to extend a freeze on trade barriers and pledged to work toward creating a vast free trade area in the world's fastest growing region.

But a Group of 20 (G20) summit of major economies in neighbouring South Korea -- beset Read More »

G20 grapples with formula to ease currency strains

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The Group of 20 labored to agree how to put the world economy on a sounder footing as fears about Ireland's ability to pay its debts underscored lingering fallout from the global financial crisis.

The G20 hoped to use a two-day summit to recapture uni Read More »

Farm subsidies seen a turn off for investors

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Pricey commodities have made U.S. farmers less dependent on government aid, but the European farm sector still faces the risk of disruption from subsidies being phased out, agriculture investors said. Read More »