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Taiwan woos China’s “resentful” Africa allies

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Isolated Taiwan hopes to win new diplomatic allies in Africa from giant rival China by drawing on resentment some feel over their treatment as a "big factory" for resources, Foreign Minister James Huang said. Read More »

Trade diplomats ‘roll sleeves up’ in new WTO push

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Trade diplomats returned to the negotiating table for "practical and business-like" talks about the compromises needed to clinch a new global free trade accord this year. Read More »

China says tax policies meet WTO rules

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

China said that domestic politics had driven US and Mexican complaints about its tax regime, and a World Trade Organization investigation would find Beijing's policies already met global rules. Read More »

Chile and India sign open skies air cargo treaty

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Air Cargo

Chile and India have signed a bilateral agreement establishing an open skies policy for air cargo and liberalizing passenger transport services, Chile's Civil Aeronautic Council (JAC) said. Read More »

Etihad adds additional belly-hold capacity to Milan

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Air Cargo

The three times a week service is operated with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, offering a cargo capacity of 14 tons in each direction. Read More »

NYK to acquire a 60% share of shipping agency in South America

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Liner Shipping

NYK has acquired a 60 percent share of the general shipping agency Grupo Multimar, headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read More »

Dominguez and Dowd awarded 2006 Thomas Crowley Trophies

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Charlie Dominguez, vice president of sales and marketing, Latin America, for Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group in Jacksonville, and Jerry Dowd, vice president of labor relations in Seattle, were awarded 2006 Thomas Crowley trophies, the Read More »

Safmarine Makutu joins Safmarine fleet

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The Safmarine Makutu ' the fourth in a series of Panamax containerships to be delivered to Safmarine by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) ' was named today at the HHI Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. Read More »

MSC launches new Nassau service from Port Everglades

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is introducing a new service from Broward County's Port Everglades to Nassau, Bahamas, planned for three weekly sailings. The new MSC Nassau, Bahamas service is targeting increased business from South Florida to the Ba Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH CAROLINA PORTS 2007 - North Carolina lumber exporter finds Port of Wilmington advantages

Karen Thuermer | September 03, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

With 40% of Gilco’s sales coming from exports -- a figure that encompasses about 40 million board feet, a seaport like the Port of Wilmington is a major partner in its success. That’s because the Port of Wilmington offers easy access for truckers, and goo Read More »

Board of public works approves MPA wetlands license

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Martin O'Malley and the Board of Public Works approved a wetlands license to the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) to clean up and develop one of the most contaminated areas of Baltimore Harbor. The area, referred to as Masonville, is located n Read More »

Charleston approves demolition on new terminal site

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board of Directors approved $7.4 million in terminal improvement and investment projects, including a demolition contract that clears the slate for port expansion at the former Navy Base. Read More »

Port of Oakland mobile shoreside power test is a success

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland, Wittmar Engineering and Construction, Inc., APL, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Pacific Gas & Electric, have successfully completed a test on 'LNG mobile shoreside power.' Some ships can turn off their main engines and Read More »

Evans Network opens state-of-the-art trucking terminal in Chesapeake, VA

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Intermodal

The Evans Network of Companies has opened a state-of-the-art trucking terminal inside the Cavalier Industrial Park in Chesapeake, Virginia. This location is operated by Kaje Enterprises, agents for the Evans Network since 2004. Read More »

Rail freight traffic down in third week of August

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Freight traffic on US railroads was off slightly during the week ended August 18 in comparison with the corresponding week last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Read More »

Con-way Freight unveils unified operating model

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight Inc., a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that it will combine its three regional operating companies into one centralized operation headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, to impro Read More »

US, Japan, Australia summit planned

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The United States, Japan and Australia plan to hold their first-ever summit to discuss North Korea's nuclear ambitions and China's military build-up, Japanese government officials said. Read More »

US mulls hiking duties on CAFTA partner Honduras

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration could re-impose duties this fall on sock imports from Honduras, one of the United States' newest free trade partners, as it scrambles for votes in Congress on other free trade pacts. Read More »

US to push food, product safety at APEC summit

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The United States will press China to do more to ensure the safety of its exports at a regional summit meeting in Sydney, US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said. Read More »

Emirates set to serve Shanghai twice daily

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates, one of the world's fastest-growing international airlines, has announced that it will launch a second daily service to Shanghai on February 1, 2008. Read More »

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