Finnish paper makers helped once Russia joins WTO

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Finnish paper mills will get a rare boost from lower costs once Russia enters the World Trade Organization and cuts its export duties on raw wood, the Finnish business lobby said. Read More »

India weakens retail reform as opposition grows

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

India's government appeared to be backtracking over a move to allow foreign supermarket giants such as Wal-Mart to enter Asia's third-largest economy, as political opposition grew over one of the most far-reaching economic reforms in years. Read More »

South Korea exports top forecasts, inflation climbs

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

South Korean exports in November topped expectations while inflation picked up, reinforcing market views that the central bank will keep interest rates steady for some time despite worries about Europe's deepening debt crisis. Read More »

Thailand lets Honda import cars tariff-free to June

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Thailand's government said it would let Honda Motor Co import assembled cars tariff-free until next June to replace output lost because of recent flooding. Read More »

US, EU mull free trade talks, sign secure trade pact

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and European Union have agreed to reduce red tape related to cargo security and pledged to work toward tearing down tariffs and regulatory barriers between the world's largest trading partners. Read More »

Zepol surpasses 100 million US import Bills of Lading

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, has announced that their signature trade intelligence tool, TradeIQ', now contains over 100 million searchable U.S. import bills of lading. This marks a major milestone for the company that Read More »

‘DHL Operation Holiday Cheer’ launches from New York

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL Express is partnering with the New York community to send hundreds of Christmas trees and thousands of holiday letters, menorahs, decorations and gifts to U.S. servicemen and women serving their country in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain. Read More »

AMR, American Airlines file for bankruptcy

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

American Airlines and its parent company AMR Corp filed for bankruptcy after failing to win a labor deal with pilots and suffering from mounting fuel costs. Read More »

Corendon picks Kargosistem

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

Antalya, Turkey-based low-cost carrier Corendon Airlines has appointed Kargosistem as its cargo GSSA for its home country. Read More »

Swissport welcomes EU ground handling proposal

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

Swissport, the world's leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, welcomes the European Commission's proposal for a new Ground Handling Regulation that would require large airports to offer handling licenses to a third supplier. Read More »

Turkish Cargo expands e-freight capabilities

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Air Cargo

Turkish Cargo has prolonged the EDI agreement with TRAXON Europe, the international e-communications services provider to the airfreight industry, for a further three years. In addition, the airline has extended the scope of the contract to cover FHL (Hou Read More »

MSC in Le Havre

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

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Carrier Transicold reveals world’s first CO2-based container refrigeration design

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Carrier Transicold debuted the world's first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant CO2 at the Intermodal Europe Show, exactly one year after the company announced it had developed and begun testing the technology. Incorporating br Read More »

Changes to Safmarine’s Prime 2 (Icon) service


AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Regional shipping line Safmarine has announced changes to rationalize its Prime 2 service - which connects the South and East of the Indian Subcontinent with North Europe - into that of the A.P Moller-Maersk Group's Asia'Europe network, effective early Fe Read More »

CMA CGM stops exporting from Iran

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM stopped export shipments from Iran in July and has been scanning all containers bound for the Islamic Republic since September, the French company said. Read More »

Horizon Lines reaches settlement with opt outs in Puerto Rico antitrust litigation

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with all of the remaining significant shippers who opted out of the Puerto Rico direct purchaser antitrust class action settlement. Read More »

Maritime Administration releases new designs for shipping vessels on America’s marine highways

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The U.S. Maritime Administration today released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America's Marine Highways. Production of these efficient, environmentally-friendly vessels could bolster the domestic shipbuil Read More »

MSC and CMA CGM sign major partnership agreement

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The world's second and third-largest container shipping companies have announced the signature of a major agreement. The two family-owned companies, the Swiss-Italian MSC and France's CMA CGM, today agreed to form a broad-based operating partnership spann Read More »

New era begins at NOL: largest ship christened, second to follow


AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

With a splash of champagne on steel, NOL Group welcomed the future of global trade here today. The Singapore-based shipping and logistics giant christened the 350-meter APL Chongqing and prepared to launch a sister ship ' the APL Gwangyang -- tomorrow. Read More »

Safmarine wins Ford awards for service excellence

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Regional shipping line Safmarine was proud to receive three prestigious awards at Ford Motor Company of South Africa's (FMCSA) Customer Services Operations Division Award ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 24, 2011. Read More »