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PD Ports announces expansion of container terminal capacity at Teesport

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports has announced that it will channel significant investment into the first phase of expansion plans at Teesport, which will potentially involve some £29M of total investment. Frans Calje, PD Ports’ MD Unitised, said “I am delighted to announce that Read More »

Averitt expands flatbed services, adds jobs

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Averitt Express is expanding its flatbed operation that it launched earlier this year.

For several months Averitt has been offering flatbed services in key markets, such as Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; an Read More »

Rio wins fight over iron ore rail, BHP may appeal

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Miner Rio Tinto won a long struggle to restrict rivals from using its main railway to haul lucrative Australian iron ore, but BHP Billiton may appeal after it was ordered to open up its own line. Read More »

CP sees all of flood-hit rail track opened

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reopens the last section of its transcontinental line in southeastern Alberta, which was shut down by flooding 2 weeks ago, a company spokesman said. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines is recognized by Hastings

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, was recently honored by Hastings Entertainment Inc. as their Distribution Center Vendor Partner of the Year. Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael says North American intermodal transportation network required for 21st century

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Intermodal

In an address to more than 200 members of the Railway Industrial Clearance Association, Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver and a former Federal Railroad Admini Read More »

EU opens dumping probe into Chinese wireless modems

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

European Union trade regulators opened an investigation into a complaint that Chinese-made wireless modems were being dumped in EU markets. Read More »

China rebuffs US trade criticism, says US to blame

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

China has dismissed U.S. comments that Beijing is blocking a new trade agreement, saying that it was the United States that was stalling progress in the World Trade Organization's long-running Doha round.

The angry comments, by China's ambass Read More »

China slaps anti-dumping tax on EU steel fasteners

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

China will levy anti-dumping duties on carbon steel fasteners imported from the European Union, the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday, formalising a preliminary duty initiated last December. Read More »

US claims landmark victory in Airbus subsidy case

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

The United States won a landmark victory at the World Trade Organization in Boeing's fight against European government subsidies for rival aircraft manufacturer Airbus, U.S. trade officials said. Read More »

Main conclusions of WTO panel on Airbus aid

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

The following are the main conclusions of the World Trade Organization panel that ruled in the complaint brought by the United States against the European Union over aid for Airbus civil aircraft.

The report, of more than 1,000 pages, was pub Read More »

Canada-China beef deal seen pressuring South Korea

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

China's partial reopening of trade access for Canadian beef will add pressure on South Korea to ease its import restrictions, Canada's trade minister and industry officials said. Read More »

Google faces pressure as China to decide on licence

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc could face further pressure for its other products in China as Beijing is due to decide whether or not to renew a license for the firm's flagship search engine in the world's largest Internet market.

In an effort to keep its China Read More »

Canada asks Russia to unwind trade barriers

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Canada urged Russia and other G20 countries to unwind trade barriers erected during the financial crisis as part of a G20 pledge favoring free trade to support the global economic recovery.

In an interview with Reuters, Trade Minister Peter V Read More »

US groups urges Senate to reject China forex bill

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

A broad coalition of U.S. business groups urged senators not to approve a bill that would allow the United States to use import duties against China's exchange rate policy.

"We agree that China needs an exchange rate that better responds to g Read More »

Obama urges changes to stalled world trade talks

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama called for significant changes to the long-delayed Doha round of world trade talks, telling Group of 20 leaders that offers on the table were inadequate.

Obama, who spoke at a lunch with G20 leaders, emphasized tha Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan to press on with customs union

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and Kazakhstan are moving forward with final steps to create a regional customs union regardless whether Belarus joins the entity or not, Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.

In late May, Russia and Kazakhstan agree Read More »

US piracy concerns loom large over Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups said they hoped President Barack Obama's pledge to help Russia join the World Trade Organization soon meant Moscow will finally honor promises it made more than three years ago to crack down on piracy of American goods. Read More »

Sri Lanka could lose trade concessions in EU spat

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

The European Commission rejected Sri Lankan accusations that a letter it sent urging the south Asian country to comply with conditions tied to a trade concession agreement was politically motivated. Read More »

1st heavy cargo & equipment exhibition in Macao takes shape

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

After slightly more than a month since their the first announcement and on the internet the organizor of the 1st Heavy Cargo & Equipment Exhibition in Macao 16-17th March 2011 are overwhelmed by the positive response and support they received thus far. Gl Read More »

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