German rail union to hold major train strike

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Germany's GDL train drivers' union announced that it will hold multi-day strikes on passenger and freight trains this week which will cause major disruptions on state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn. Read More »

Prologis to buy KTR Capital for $5.9 billion

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Prologis Inc, which owns warehouses and retail-distribution centers, has agreed to buy industrial-property owner KTR Capital Partners for $5.9 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on its online edition. Read More »

C.H. Robinson expands Asian operations to Vietnam

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Expanding operations in one of the fastest growing global economies, C.H. Robinson is now operating out of a fully owned global forwarding office in Ho Chi Minh City, the center and gateway of Southern Vietnam. Read More »

Lincoln Equities Group receives approval to develop 265-acre industrial park in Piscataway, NJ

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Lincoln Equities Group LLC (LEG) has received Preliminary Site Plan approval from the Piscataway Planning Board to develop 2.4 million square feet of industrial space on 265 acres.  Read More »

Schiphol tonnages impacted by slowing Chinese output

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo throughput totalled 385,842 tonnes in the first three months of 2015, down 1.8% on 2014. Reductions in cargo to and from Asia and Europe accounted for the drop, the first quarterly fall in almost two years. Read More »

WFS celebrates multiple contract wins in North America

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines has awarded a new ground handling to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America to cover passenger and ramp handling at Saint Thomas Island and passenger handling at Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More »

ILWU ratification vote set for May 22nd

Stas Margaronis | April 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A spokesperson for the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) said that the ILWU Longshore caucus composed of 90 members ratified the ILWU contract with the Pacific Maritime Association by 78%, sending the contract to the full membership for final ratification vote. Read More »

ATA urges the Obama Administration to act to reduce truck speeds

PR Newswire | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ARLINGTON, Va., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations leaders renewed their call for the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rule requiring the electronic speed limiter on all large trucks be set no higher than 65 miles per hour.

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China Railway import and export company and Kerry Logistics (China) sign strategic cooperation agree

PR Newswire | April 20, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

BEIJING, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China Railway Import and Export Company ("China Railway") andKerry Logistics (China) Investment Limited ("Kerry Logistics (China)"), a subsidiary of Kerry Logistics Network Limited ("Kerry Logistics", stock code 636.HK) announced it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement at a ceremony held on3 April 2015 in Beijing. The agreement will leverage China Railway's extensive railway network and experience in undertaking key domestic and international projects, and effectively integrate Kerry Logistics' strong network inSoutheast Asia and logistics service expertise. The strategic cooperation follows the national "Going Out" development strategy, forChina's large-scale enterprises to take full advantage of the new growth opportunities brought on by the "One Belt One Road" initiative.

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TransForce, Inc. Acquires Davis Transportation Services in New England

PR Newswire | April 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransForce, Inc. the nation's leading staffing firm specializing in quality commercial truck drivers, has acquired the assets of Davis Transportation Services (DTS). DTS is a leading regional provider of high-quality commercial truck drivers serving New England with offices in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts. DTS recently earned the Best of Staffing® Award for providing remarkable service quality. Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in the United States and Canada earned the 2015 Best of Staffing® Award for service excellence.

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Westbound Gardiner Expressway to fully reopen after completion of construction work

PR Newswire | April 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

TORONTO, April 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Gardiner Expressway work between Exhibition Place and Grand Magazine Street in Toronto has been completed sooner than expected, which has resulted in the reinstatement of the three westbound lanes of traffic.

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Trade Promotion Authority critical to advancing international trade agreements

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

The National Retail Federation has called on Congress to renew its commitment to international trade by approving legislation that would reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), saying such authority is critical to advancing free trade agreements. Read More »

US trade chief says fast-track would move trade deals forward

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said getting authority to move trade deals through Congress quickly would allow the Obama administration to move trade agreements forward. Read More »

US senators agree on path to fast-track trade bill

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. senators said they could present a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress as soon as later in the day after reaching agreement on aid for workers hurt by trade. Read More »

US to keep engaging China on Asian infrastructure bank

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

The United States will further engage China to encourage a Beijing-led development bank to embrace high governance standards, a U.S. official said. Read More »

Don’t look for slowing growth to push China toward the West

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

China’s gross domestic product growth has slowed to 7 percent, it was announced this week. That’s somewhat anaemic when compared to what the world has come to expect from the second-largest economy. Read More »

Whirlpool plans 500 million euro Italy investment, 1,350 job cuts

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. white goods group Whirlpool announced it would invest 500 million euros ($535.25 million) over four years in Italy as part of a restructuring plan that would see 1,350 redundancies. Read More »

McDonald’s Japan sees wider losses this year, plans restructuring

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

The Japanese unit of McDonald's Corp forecast deeper losses this year and said it would renovate 2,000 stores while closing underperforming outlets, as it struggles to bring back customers after a series of food safety scandals. Read More »

China exporters expect more pain as economy sputters

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

More than half of China's exporters expect a trade slowdown to last at least six months as production costs climb and European demand weakens, according to a Reuters survey at the country's biggest trade fair. Read More »

Australia chases India trade deal as China slows, iron ore tumbles

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

Slowing growth in top trade partner China and plunging prices for iron ore and coal are adding impetus to Australian efforts to secure a free trade deal with India by the end of the year. Read More »