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US urges Vietnam to join trans-Pacific trade pact

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam should join a U.S.-initiated trans-Pacific partnership to boost trade and competitiveness, a U.S. trade official said.

The trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) will help bolster U.S.-Vietnam ties and increase Vietnam's competitiveness in t Read More »

Third MD11 for Cargoitalia

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia, Italy's freighter operator, has taken delivery of its third MD11 freighter aircraft. The aircraft's arrival marks the satisfactory conclusion of the airline's first phase of development, which began with its successful re-launch under new own Read More »

Korean Air: number one global cargo airline 6 years in a row

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

New statistics indicate Korean Air maintained and improved top traffic records in 2009.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Korean Air topped the global rankings for commercial airline cargo operations for the six Read More »

Atlas Air says finance chief leaving

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc named a new chief financial officer to succeed Jason Grant, who is leaving to take a job with a private company in the domestic maritime shipping sector. Read More »

CMA CGM launches a new direct service between Asia, India and Pakistan

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launch of the NEW CIMEX 2 service linking Asia /China to India and Pakistan, operated in partnership with Maersk Line.

The NEW CIMEX 2 aims at providing CMA CGM customers with a high quality service thanks to: Read More »

Premium Article  Distribution centers evolve with the times

Karen Thuermer | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade

Richard Allen, CEO, The Allen Group, recently said: “Growth in distribution is all about containerized shipments.”

One only has to view the investment steamship lines are committing to larger containerships to realize this fact. Much of thi Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers and 3PLs re-evaluate their relationships

Karen Thuermer | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Both shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) have faced significant challenges during this global downturn.

While surveys indicate 3PLs, generally, have more reason to feel optimistic about their future than shippers, Dr. C. John Read More »

Premium Article  Wal-Mart seeks growth in China, Brazil, eyeing Russia

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is still learning about the Russian market, a country it sees as underserved by retailers, a top Walmart International officer said. Read More »

Premium Article  Morocco to invest $13 blllion in supply chains

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Morocco plans to invest 116 billion dirhams ($12.97 billion) by 2030 to develop how it handles goods in its drive to boost growth and become a regional trade and investment hub, its transport minister said. Read More »

Premium Article  Spreading the word


AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The global warehousing and distribution of books is being revolutionised by supply chain software that SBS Worldwide has written specifically for the publishing market

SBS Worldwide, which has offices in the UK, US and China with a glo Read More »

Premium Article  DSV Entertainment Logistics unveil new service

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The DSV Group has announced the launch of DSV Entertainment Logistics, a new division of the company, which will provide transport and logistics solutions across the entertainment industries with a particular focus on the music industry at launch. The DSV Read More »

Premium Article  Charleston launches new rail-served warehouse program

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Driven by a surge in exports and broad customer demand, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is teaming up with the Charleston region’s rail-served warehouses to serve targeted export accounts through the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Premium Article  Linde supplies WH Malcolm with specialist trucks

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Working under molten glass dripping from a furnace overhead is a challenging environment by any standards. When the area of operation is particularly narrow as well, the challenge becomes even greater. But this is the situation which WH Malcolm faces in i Read More »

Premium Article  Streamlined Foreign-Trade Zone will help lure cargo, jobs

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New Orleans FTZ is one of the first to be approved for Alternative Site Framework

The Port of New Orleans will have more flexibility to use its Foreign-Trade Zone to lure new cargo and businesses because it has successfully applied for a progra Read More »

Rickmers-Linie launches new breakbulk service linking North Asia with South America and the US East

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-ton indivisible loads and fea Read More »

MAGDENLI in heavy tramway projects in Turkey and Italy

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

CEE members from Ankara, Turkey, MAGDENLI TRANSPORT & TRADE CO., recently successfully transported 36 units of tramways, each having dimensions of 2850 x 265 x 345 cm / 35 tons from Trieste port, Italy to Istanbul. (Picture: Magdenli_Trieste) Read More »

GAC helps Sri Lanka government upgrade its rail network

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Sri Lanka has played a key role in the forty-five kilometers rail track rehabilitation between Galle and Matara. Managed by IRCON International Limited, the project is the beginning phase of government's plan to upgrade a section of approximately 120 Read More »

Somali troops storm cargo ship, pirates kill captain

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Soldiers from Somalia's Puntland region stormed a Panama-flagged cargo vessel held by pirates, but gang members killed the captain in the operation, a minister said.

"Our troops stormed the Panama-flagged vessel and engaged the pirates. There Read More »

TAN Salvage and Remolcadores Ultratug safely re-float a 26,800 DWT bulk carrier in Chile

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

TITAN Salvage and Remolcadores Ultratug worked together to safely re-float the M/V Laurel, a 26,800-deadweight-ton bulk carrier, which was in a dry dock undergoing routine maintenance in Talcahuano, Chile in February when an 8.8-magnitude earthquak Read More »

Dry bulk freight rates may fall later in 2010

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk freight rates for large ships, which have been volatile in the past few months, are likely to weaken later this year as new vessels enter the market, the International Grains Council said. Read More »

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