EU trade chief rejects Russia accusation on WTO bid

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

The European Union's trade chief rejects Russian accusations that Brussels is to blame for Moscow's failed unilateral bid to join the World Trade Organization, her spokesman said. Read More »

Mexico posts May trade surplus despite exports plunge

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

Mexico posted a surprise trade surplus in May as exports declined at a slower rate despite a flu outbreak that forced some factories to idle, encouraging the view that the recession's darker days are past. Read More »

China defends export policies against WTO complaint

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

China rejected US and European charges that its restrictions on raw materials exports violate international trade rules, saying that its policies were in keeping with WTO regulations. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo partner Jade Cargo expands

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

The German-Chinese freight airline Jade Cargo International is further expanding its European network. In future, the freight airline will fly from Asia to Vienna and, in addition, increase its frequencies to and from Amsterdam. Prior to this, Jade Cargo Read More »

Qatar Airways extends Cargo 2000’s program in the Mideast

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000's program to improve the quality of air cargo is increasing its coverage of the Middle East following Qatar Airways Cargo's decision to become a Regional Associate Member. Read More »

Is domestic airfreight an endangered species?

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Assorted analysts and pundits are calling domestic airfreight a "vanishing industry." Domestic air cargo had been declining even before the current, deep Recession slugged our economy. Today, airfreight within the US is a shadow of its once vigorous sel Read More »

Rickmers donates EUR 1 million to World Future Council

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

As part of their "175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping" anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated one million euros to the World Future Council (WFC). "On the occasion of the family's 175th anniversary we would li Read More »

Zero spills, Zero incidents net Crowley safety and environmental award

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Zero spills and zero incidents is good news for Crowley, its customers and citizens who rely on responsible companies to keep Alaska's waterways clean. Read More »

TITAN Salvage cuts, lifts 3,000-ton section of New Flame

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

TITAN Salvage successfully cut the stern section and engine room from the No. 5 cargo hold of the sunken freighter New Flame, then lifted the 3,000-ton section from the seabed off Europa Point and transported it to the Port of Gibraltar, marking a major m Read More »

Aqaba Container Terminal record throughput in May

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At a time where many markets are in decline, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), Jordan’s largest container port, handled its largest ever monthly volume of 64,525 TEUs in May, contributing to an overall year-to-date container throughput growth of 23%. In 200 Read More »

PHA, port partners granted DERA funds

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) along with eight other Houston Ship Channel industries are the recipients of more than $3.47 million in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Campaign that provides funding through the Diesel Em Read More »

GPA donates generator to American Red Cross

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Big Red, Inc., a Taylor Machine Works heavy equipment retailer and service center, partnered to donate a mobile generator to the American Red Cross Savannah Chapter. The generator will be delivered at 10 a.m. today to Read More »

Cargotec gains two ship-to-shore crane orders for Latin America

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received two significant Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) crane orders for customers in Mexico and Guadeloupe. Delivery of the crane to Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe in Guadeloupe and the crane for Pinfra’s subsidiary, Infrastructura Portuaria Mex Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA industrial property given a historic name

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With its 100-year anniversary coming in 2012, the Port of Vancouver USA is already beginning celebrations of its first century, with an eye on the second. Read More »

Port of Indiana receives shipment of 94 wind turbine blades

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ninety-four giant wind turbine blades were unloaded at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world's largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

Konecranes to supply heavy industrial cranes to steel mill in China

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In April 2009, Konecranes received an order for 90 heavy industrial cranes from steel company Marcegaglia (China) Co., Ltd. in Yangzhou, China. The cranes will be installed and used in Marcegaglia (China) Co., Ltd.’s new pipe manufacturing factory under c Read More »

Long Beach city, civic leaders recognize Hankla

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Outgoing Harbor Commission President James C. Hankla received recognition and commendations from the City of Long Beach, elected officials and numerous civic, community and maritime industry leaders as he prepared to retire after three decades of high-lev Read More »

Cargosmart introduces ‘10+2’ Importer Security Filing solution

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

CargoSmart Limited, a Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, announced the availability of its Importer Security Filing (ISF) solution. The solution lets importers and logistics service providers collect the require Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with City of Warrenville, IL

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the City of Warrenville, IL, located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago, addressing the municipality's environmental issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joli Read More »

Continental Airlines extends partnership with WFS in North America

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines is extending its business partnership with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America with the awarding on a new contract in Honolulu. Read More »