Ships looking at avoiding Japan risk areas

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A number of ship owners are considering avoiding high risk areas in Japan and could re-route their vessels due to fears over the potential spread of radiation, shipping sources said on Wednesday. Japan's nuclear crisis appeared to be spinning out of contr Read More »

Japan-bound grain ships unable to unload

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

At least nine vessels carrying grain bound for Japan are unable to discharge their cargoes due to problems at the country's ports hit by last week's earthquake and tsunami, trade sources said.

Japanese ports have sustained damage, disrupting supply ch Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines meets the needs of 3PL providers

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has long recognized that third-party logistics companies (3PLs) are performing valuable services for customers and has developed technology sol Read More »

Forklift group Manitou sees Japan risks

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Intermodal

French forklift and crane trucks group Manitou faces risks from the disaster in Japan, where it buys parts such as engines, though it is too early to assess any impact on sales, its chief executive said.

Business during the first quarter ending March Read More »

CN disappointed in court decision on EJ& E grade separation projects

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Intermodal

CN expressed disappointment with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. denying the company's request to reverse the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) order requiring the railroad pay for the Read More »

Greenbrier may post Q2 loss

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc May continue to post a quarterly loss, even as it forecast better-than expected revenue on increased orders.

The company said it expects results to be close to analysts' expectation of a loss of 1 cent a Read More »

Shanghai to scan Japanese food, cargo for radiation

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | International Trade

Shanghai authorities have ordered detailed checks of imports from Japan for radioactivity, including on food, people and cargo, Chinese state media reported.

The Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau placed the announcement on its websi Read More »

EU plans five-year duties on Chinese glossy paper

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | International Trade

The European Commission has proposed a five-year import tariff worth up to 39.1 percent on imports of coated fine paper from China, according to a document obtained by Reuters.

The tariff, which needs the approval of European Union member states and m Read More »

Steel exports jump in January over December

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports increased 14.2 percent in January compared to December according to government data. 'Exports jumped in January, as shipments increased strongly to both NAFTA and our other trading partners in the Western Hemisphere. These data show strong Read More »

Japan’s feed grain imports to slow, limited rice need

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | International Trade

Japan's feed grain imports could slow to a trickle in coming months as quake-hit feed mills make importers wary of signing new deals, and limited damage to the domestic rice crop will likely cap imports of the foodgrain.

Japan will instead resort to m Read More »

US sees

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | International Trade

The Obama administration sees "a window of opportunity" to work with the Colombian government to address concerns about anti-union violence that have blocked approval of a bilateral free trade deal for more than four years, U.S. officials said.

"We be Read More »

Obama to refocus on Latin America amid Chinese push

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama travels to Latin America this week seeking to reassert economic leadership in a region Washington once dominated but where it now faces growing competition from China.

On his first trip south of the border in nearly two years, O Read More »

AirBridgeCargo proves its expertise in transporting live animal shipments

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo has once again demonstrated its expertise in the safe transportation of large quantities of livestock by flying 810 foxes to Beijing for breeding.

The blue, shadow and silver foxes were carried on a Boeing 747-200F charter flight from H Read More »

Airlines scramble to assist Japan exodus

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

Airlines raced to clear Tokyo's airports of a backlog of passengers and help those wanting to leave as fears grew that quake-stricken Japan was losing control of a steadily growing nuclear crisis.

The disaster has transformed parts of Tokyo into a gho Read More »

Lufthansa invests in passenger and freighter fleet

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Lufthansa Supervisory Board approved orders for 35 new aircraft at its meeting today. Thirty of the aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family are for the Passenger Business, the other five orders are for Boeing 777 freighters for the business segment Lo Read More »

Planemakers win as oil price fuels airline upgrades

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

For planemakers, rising jet fuel costs are proving a boon as airlines are forced to splash scarce cash on fuel-efficient aircraft to offset oil prices.

Aircraft orders totalling $31 billion across three continents last week show how much airlines, man Read More »

Cargoitalia targets higher yields with extra Shanghai and Hong Kong flights

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

From late March, Cargoitalia will operate four times weekly to Hong Kong - on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Tuesday and (new) Friday services will operate via Sharjah, while the Thursday and Saturday flights will continue to route via Dubai. Read More »

Committee approves extension of FAA programs & 2012 budget priorities

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a short-term extension of Federal Aviation Administration programs, as well as its priorities for federal spending reductions and views and estimates on the budget for the next fiscal year.

The Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo transports artworks for Sino-German exhibition

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has transported 287 works of art from Germany to Beijing as a partner of the Sino-German exhibition 'The Art of the Enlightenment'. The exhibits from the National Museums in Berlin, the Dresden State Art Collections and the Bavarian State Read More »

Founding members sign basic principles for new global air cargo advisory group

AJOT | March 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air cargo security and e-commerce will be the priorities of the newly-formed Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) after its four founding member associations finalized and signed the basic principles of the Group at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Is Read More »