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Premium Article  Australia and New Zealand’s air cargo niche business continues to grow

Karen Thuermer | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

The jury is still out as to the impact the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) is having on cargo volumes between the United States and Australia. The AUSFTA was only signed into law on January 1, 2005. Read More »

Premium Article  AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TRADE - Differences of opinion in trade down under

Peter Buxbaum | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Numbers released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a government agency, on the first anniversary of the agreement showed that Australia’s trade deficit with the US grew by over $1 billion. This has prompted critics of the treaty to suggest that Aust Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY 2006 1/Q metrics

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced first quarter operational metrics for fiscal year 2006. Transit time for booked and non-booked vessels dropped. Additionally, net tonnage and usage of the reservation system increased and official accidents decre Read More »

Failure of EU Port Services Directive forms true port policy opportunity

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On January 18 The European Parliament rejected with, a majority of 532 out of 677, the second Proposal of the European Commission to regulate market access to port services. There were 120 votes against rejection and 25 abstentions. Following the result o Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority awards cruise operations to Ceres

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) and Cerescorp Company (Ceres) have signed a 10-year cruise ship services and terminal management agreement for the port's two cruise terminals at Canada Place and Ballantyne Pier, commencing with the 2006 cruise season. Read More »

New Orleans leaders want to close shipping channel

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel, which has been blamed for helping to inundate New Orleans, would be closed under a rebuilding plan introduced by city officials last week. Read More »

MSC has no plans to depart Port of Virginia

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) has affirmed its long-standing relationship with The Port of Virginia and said last week's published reports of the company leaving Virginia were altogether incorrect. Read More »

Trans Global Logistics Names Dominic Janusky VP of Business Development

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Trans Global Logistics (TGL), a leading Hong Kong-based logistics company, announced the appointment of Dominic Janusky as vice president of business development. Janusky will manage Trans Global's sales and marketing efforts in the Midwest to bring on ne Read More »

Schneider National appoints John Ferguson as GM of Canadian Operations

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National Inc. announced that John Ferguson has been named general manager, Canada. Specifically, Ferguson will lead the development and execution of business strategy in the Canadian marketplace, ensuring profitability across all lines of busine Read More »

RedPrairie CEO to speak at Northern Trust Economic Trends 2006

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec will address hundreds of business leaders at the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2006 event, Friday, January 20, 2006 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Jazwiec joins a distinguished exclusive panel of speakers, inclu Read More »

Choctaw Point signing ceremony

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

On November 29, 2005, the Alabama State Port Authority has awarded a concession agreement to Mobile Container Terminal LLC to develop a new container terminal at Choctaw Point. At a signing ceremony on January 17, 2006, the official concession agreement Read More »

UP reports 4/Q earnings

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

On January 19, Union Pacific Corporation reported 2005 fourth quarter net income of $296 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $79 million, or $0.30 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2004. The 2004 results include the impact of a non-c Read More »

Robert F. Starzel joins Pacer Intl. Board of Directors

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

Pacer International has appointed senior rail industry and newspaper executive Robert F. (Bob) Starzel to its Board of Directors, effective January 4. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes new GB Railfreight service

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating the introduction of a new rail service by GB Railfreight, which will call at Doncaster Railport. This additional service, in response to the growing demand for further rail services from Felixstowe, will operate daily Read More »

US and Mexico reach Tequila agreement

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

US Trade Representative Rob Portman announced the conclusion of an agreement with Mexico on tequila trade. Under the agreement, exports from Mexico to the United States will continue without interruption. Ambassador Portman and Mexican Secretary of Econo Read More »

Oil & gas to be top Canadian performers in 2006-2007

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Oil & gas services, non-electrical machinery, mineral extraction, electronic products and wholesale trade will continue to rank among the fastest-expanding industries in Canada over the next two years, according to a new report from the BMO Financial Grou Read More »

Head of Thailand’s negotiating team on Thai-US FTA talks resigns

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Nit Pibulsongkram will resign as head of the Thai team negotiating a free-trade agreement with the United States because of the tremendous political pressure weighing on him, according to a source at Government House. Read More »

Dalian clothes makers look for brand inspiration

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Dalian, China's garment industry is said to have seen its heyday, cranking out millions of pieces on order to major brands. Today its garment enterprises have to struggle to stay afloat, due mainly to the fact that margins have grown thinner and the contr Read More »

United announces $3 billion exit financing facility

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, announced the launch of its exit financing loan for up to $3 billion. The six-year loan will be secured by substantially all available assets and comprised of a $300 million Read More »

TIACA reports record sales of exhibition space

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

TIACA's International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition in Calgary, Canada on September 12-14th 2006, is breaking all previous records with 80% of booth space sold out eight months before the event. Read More »

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