Union vows more Channel tunnel disruption at Calais Port

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. Read More »

European Court sets higher standards for river dredging

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that damage to water quality must be considered when authorities approve river dredging to expand ports, in a ruling which could hinder expansion at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. Read More »

European Court opposes dredging of river Weser

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on Wednesday it opposed the dredging of rivers such as the Weser due to environmental reasons, in a ruling having negative repercussions for expansion plans at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. Read More »

China’s CCCC wins $705 million tunnel contract in Bangladesh

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

China Communications Construction Corp (CCCC) said it had won a $705 million contract to build an underwater tunnel below the Karnaphuli river in south-eastern Bangladesh. Read More »

Canada’s Brookfield makes $6.8 billion play for Australian freight major Asciano

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has approached Australia’s Asciano Ltd with a $6.8 billion takeover bid, but uncertainty about whether the deal would go through capped gains in the stock price of the rail freight firm. Read More »

Arctic oil rig departs Seattle-area port despite protest

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell’s second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska. Read More »

China, rivals to ‘pick up the slack’ with lapse of US trade bank

Reuters | June 30, 2015

The U.S. Export-Import Bank will stop new loans and insurance activities at midnight, the White House said in a statement, a lapse it said could hurt exports and jobs and benefit rivals like China. Read More »

Obama, Rousseff turn page on spy spat, work on trade, travel

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a White House visit to turn the page on a spying scandal that had damaged bilateral relations and said they want to work to bolster economic ties. Read More »

Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Read More »

USDA takes first step to import fresh beef from Brazil, Argentina

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

Fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina will be allowed into the United States under amended regulations that specify conditions to mitigate risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said. Read More »

SDV to be the first to implement the IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 16 major worldwide airports

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SDV is a leader in the global supply chain management of pharmaceutical products, a sector that has seen heightened requirements in the area of sanitary controls. Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines set out the quality system to be implemented in order to meet rigorous cold chain management requirements. Read More »

Sun Products Canada Partners with LeanLogistics for Managed Transportation Services

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) TMS provider LeanLogistics welcomes Sun Products Canada as the latest in a number of global Managed Transportation Services clients leveraging LeanTMS® technology. Read More »

Evergreen’s Penultimate L-type is Named

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for EVER LOVELY today, the ninth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and the penultimate vessel in the thirty strong series. Read More »

ASA: President Obama Signs Trade Promotion Authority into Law

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Trade promotion authority (TPA) will soon help create and strengthen international trade agreements, opening valuable markets and providing an advantage for U.S. farmers. Read More »

Port Manatee wins two AAPA communications awards

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port Manatee’s 2015 official directory and recently redesigned website are winners. Read More »

Channel Tunnel traffic resumes after workers blocked port

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Traffic through the Channel Tunnel resumed on Tuesday after angry workers forced its closure for several hours by setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks near its entrance on the French side. Read More »

The Port of Montreal applauds the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the Quebec government’s announcement introducing the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy. Read More »

South African competition watchdog fines Japanese shipping firm

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

South Africa’s competition watchdog has recommended Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd (NYK) pay a 104 million rand ($8.5 million) penalty for price-fixing and collusion in the transport of cars. Read More »

French shipper CMA CGM to sign two Chinese deals as trade seen booming

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping group, will sign two deals with China that put it in line to benefit from a forecast surge in trade between Asia and Europe. Read More »

Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

PR Newswire | June 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Emirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the "big three" US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines. Read More »