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Old Dominion recognized as ASE Certified Training Provider

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has been recognized as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider, making it the first less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier to earn such an honor for its instructor-led training program.

The voluntar Read More »

ATA supports proposed commercial driver texting ban regulation

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Transportation Secretary LaHood for his ongoing dedication to combating distracted driving. ATA strongly supports the Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposal of a permanent rule to prohibit text mess Read More »

US Transportation Secretary appoints ATA economist to Statistics Advisory Council

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello received an appointment March 30 from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS), which advises the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Andersen

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Andersen Corporation, the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Read More »

CN makes it easier for customers to calculate carbon savings when shipping by rail

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

In a rail industry first, CN customers can now calculate their carbon savings from switching shipments to rail from truck at the same time they secure a rate from the company's public pricing tools, Get Carload Price and Get Intermodal Price. Read More »

Report recommends ways to regulate & improve fuel economy of tractor-trailers & other…

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The repor Read More »

US currency push on China no slam dunk

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

China's currency is clearly undervalued, but pressure on Beijing to make its currency rise in value won't trim the U.S. trade deficit with China or reduce the jobless rate, say American economists.

Political pressure is building on the Obama Read More »

India prepared to take EU to WTO over drugs

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

India is ready to launch a formal dispute against the European Union at the World Trade OrganiZation over EU seizures of Indian generic drugs, the Indian Trade Secretary said. Read More »

Brazil Feb trade surplus rises less than expected

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil posted a lower-than-expected trade surplus of $668 million in March, compared with a surplus of $394 million in February, the trade ministry said. Read More »

Egypt’s GASC buys 60,000 tons of Russian wheat

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Egypt's main government wheat buyer said on he had bought 60,000 tons of Russian wheat for June 1-15 shipment, on a free on board basis.

Nomani Nomani, vice chairman of the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), gave the following breakdown Read More »

TFS eyes Indian sandalwood growth in Australia

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Australia's TFS Corp , the largest grower of Indian sandalwood outside of India, plans to acquire a second planting site in Western Australia to expand by four times its capacity for growing the valuable aromatic tree.

TFS, which produces san Read More »

China to discuss Iran sanctions; Hu to visit U.S.

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

China has agreed to serious negotiations with Western powers about imposing new sanctions on Iran and President Hu Jintao will attend a multi-nation summit on nuclear security in Washington this month, officials said.

The two moves should dil Read More »

Russia dominates neighbours in new customs union

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's partners in a new customs union, Kazakhstan and Belarus, are getting cold feet about a pact designed to boost trade between the trio of ex-Soviet states and add clout to their WTO accession talks. Read More »

Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo flies world-famous Matisse to the Netherlands

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

AF-KL Cargo flew Dance (Danse), the world-renowned painting by French artist Henri Matisse, from the Hermitage in St Petersburg to the Hermitage Amsterdam, where it can be viewed up to and including 9 May. The enormous painting is the central piece of the Read More »

Korean Air Chairman: $1 billion development to LA

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

Iconic building will 'redefine the skyline,' Cho tells business leaders
Korean Air Chairman Yang-Ho Cho detailed a $1 billion redevelopment initiative in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a massive endeavor that includes a 560-room luxury Read More »

Strong performance in charter and air cargo markets helps Volga-Dnepr Group out-perform industry avg

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group's results for 2009 show its charter and scheduled cargo airline businesses out-performed the industry average for the year, with overall freight traffic up 7% on the previous 12 months, contributing to total sales of US$1.252 billion Read More »

DHL Express and Girl Scouts of Nassau County send over one million cookies to US troops

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, have partnered together once again to deliver a record number of Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. military troops overseas. This morning at the Girl Scouts of Read More »

American Airlines Cargo named ‘Int’l Airline of the Year’ by the Express Delivery & Logistics Assoc.

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has received the 'International Airline of the Year' award from the Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA) at its annual AirCargo 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla. Read More »

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announces revision of FY2009 outlook

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (the Company; President: Akimitsu Ashida) announced a revision of its consolidated business outlook for FY2009, ending March 31, 2010 (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010), announced on January 29, 2010, as follows: Read More »

Med trade strengthened with reintroduction of Safmarine ME 3 service

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine announces the reintroduction of the ME 3 shipping service between the Mediterranean and West Central Asia.

According to Safmarine Liner Director, Jan Scheck, the reintroduction of the service is aligned with Safmarine's plans to str Read More »

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