Japan, NZ agree US fast-track bill vital for TPP talks

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | International Trade

Japan and New Zealand share the view that a fast-track trade bill in the United States is extremely important for the conclusion of a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, the Japanese economy minister said. Read More »

Coke’s zero tolerance for land grabs proves difficult to fulfil

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | International Trade

The Coca-Cola Co has made a good start in axing land grabs from its supply chain, but it must work harder in proving that its bottlers and sugar suppliers do not violate land rights, development experts told the company. Read More »

CMA CGM VOLGA enters the fleet

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced that the CMA CGM VOLGA entered the CMA CGM fleet on March 17th, and started her first rotation in Dalian, China, on March 20th. Read More »

Ports of LB and LA begin talks to improve supply chain efficiencies

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Top executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles held a kickoff meeting earlier this week to begin working together to focus on cargo conveyance strategies that will enhance velocity and efficiency throughout their gateway’s supply chain. Read More »

Mega ships and cyber attacks pose new threats for maritime sector, according to new Allianz report

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping losses continued their long-term downward trend with 75 reported worldwide in 2014, making it the safest year in shipping for 10 years, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS)  third annual Safety and Shipping Review 2015, which analyzes reported shipping losses of over 100 gross tons. Read More »

Canadian regulator seeks CN Rail safety plan after derailments

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Regulator Transport Canada has issued a notice to Canadian National Railway Co requesting a plan to ensure safety along the Ruel subdivision, where three trains derailed in fewer than 30 days in February and March, the railway said. Read More »

Momentum Transportation names Hoppens as VP Sales & Marketing

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Momentum Transportation USA Inc., an award-winning provider of transportation and logistics services through the premier Landstar global network, has announced that David Hoppens is joining the Momentum team as Vice President Sales and Marketing. Read More »

Fleet Advantage reports continued growth in lease originations closing out 2014

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management today announced that they completed the year with $232.6 million in lease originations along with additions of several new high profile clients. Read More »

Project cuts to hurt thousands of workers & US economy

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn 56 construction projects scheduled for consideration in its April 21, 2015 bid opening due to continuing uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

SHIFT Freight marks major shipment milestone with industry-leading dimensional pricing capabilities

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The California-based LTL carrier recognized as one of the most progressive companies in the freight industry, SHIFT Freight, celebrates a monumental 25,000 shipments successfully processed using its innovative dimensional scanning technology. Read More »

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing appoints Allen as Board Chairman

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing (AICM) has announced that the company’s Managing Board of Directors has appointed Jack Allen as its Chairman. Read More »

Five alternatives to solve the automotive industry talent crisis

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL issued a new white paper on the supply chain talent shortage in the automotive sector – what’s causing it, how it impacts the industry, and what solutions are available to ease the crisis. Read More »

Smaller transport companies are growing from collaboration rather than shrinking by competition

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

All around the world, the very small and the very large transporters and warehouse operators are surviving (maybe thriving), but the mid-level is being squeezed at both ends. Read More »

MBLX names Edwards as Director of Business Development

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

MBLX Inc., a division of Livingston International, announced the appointment of Mike Edwards to the newly created position of Director of Business Development.  Read More »

SP Express and APC Postal Logistics announce new partnership

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SP Express, a leading national provider of logistics and order fulfillment services, has to announce a new partnership with APC Postal Logistics. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index edge up slightly

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged up on Wednesday as rates for large capesize as well as relatively smaller handysize and supramax vessels rose. Read More »

Canadian regulator seeks CN Rail safety plan after derailments

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Regulator Transport Canada has issued a notice to Canadian National Railway Co requesting a plan to ensure safety along the Ruel subdivision, where three trains derailed in fewer than 30 days in February and March, the railway said on Wednesday. Read More »

Port of Toronto Achieves Eight-Year High for Cargo Imports

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Two Million Tonnes of Salt, Construction Material and Bulk Imports Delivered through the Port Last Year Read More »

Rosneft cancels rig contract with North Atlantic Drilling

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Energy | Discovery

Russian oil firm Rosneft has cancelled a contract for a two-and-a-half year rig contract with Northern Offshore and Seadrill’s North Atlantic Drilling Ltd, the Norwegian offshore driller said. Read More »

Egypt’s Suez canal revenue at $382 million in February

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Egypt’s revenue from the Suez Canal was $382 million in February, a government website said on Wednesday, down from $434.8 million in January. Read More »