US House panel to take up China trade issues

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means committee will convene a hearing on Tuesday to examine barriers to the sale of U.S. goods and services to China beyond the policy of keeping the Chinese currency weak -- the issue that has drawn the most at Read More »

Congress urges modern approach on apparel in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks 30 members of Congress

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | International Trade

As the 9th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks are underway in Lima, Peru, 30 Members of Congress sent a letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, urging the United States to adopt a new approach on apparel trade in order to Read More »

China takes US. to WTO court over shrimp, saw blades

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | International Trade

China triggered a court case against the United States at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, arguing that U.S. anti-dumping measures on imports of diamond saw blades and frozen warm-water shrimp were invalid. Read More »

US House votes to ban airline compliance with EU law

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo

U.S. passenger and cargo airlines would be shielded from a European law making carriers worldwide pay for carbon emissions under legislation approved by the House of Representatives. Read More »

UPS sees higher profits in slow-growing economy

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo

United Parcel Service reported a higher quarterly profit as increased pricing, cost cutting and technology improvements helped compensate for domestic shipping volume dulled by a sluggish economy, and it affirmed its outlook for record 2011 results. Read More »

New IT system for world’s largest air cargo terminal

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hactl SuperTerminal 1, the world's largest independent air cargo handling facility ' will migrate to a totally new cargo management system in December 2011, following almost three years' development and a HK$240million (USD31million/EUR22million/GBP19mill Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo underlines need for night flights

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has underlined the need for individual cargo flights at night-time. At a press briefing prior to the 28th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin Germany's biggest cargo carrier pointed to the immense consequences ensuing for the i Read More »

Cargoitalia Ondemand targets ACMI and charter market

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' Italy's all-cargo flag carrier ' has established a new division to cater for its growing ACMI and charter business. Read More »

OL receives Silver Logistics Supplier Award from Cabot Microelectronics

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) was awarded the Silver Logistics Supplier Award by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation for outstanding service. Cabot Microelectronics annual awards ceremony recognises suppliers that provide the best strategic value to its globa Read More »

Matson assures Guam/CNMI/Micronesia business community of shipping stability following Horizon Lines

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In response to Horizon Lines' announcement that it will be discontinuing its Guam service effective November 10, Matson assured customers that it has the vessel capacity and necessary equipment to handle the additional volume and maintain existing levels Read More »

Horizon Lines to discontinue Trans-Pacific FSX Service

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping company, has announced it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam and China. Read More »

Crowley’s Black named Director, Product Logistics & Engineering

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that it has named Ken Black director of product logistics and engineering. He will continue to be based in Jacksonville and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. Read More »

CMA CGM Group to upgrade its ASEA service between Asia, Kenya & Tanzania

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the upgrading of its ASEA service connecting Asia, Kenya and Tanzania, effective since October 12th, 2011. Read More »

Zepol reports September vessel imports decrease

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for September, measured in TEUs, decreased 6.73% from August and showed a similar decrease of 4.52% from September of 2010. The total number of shipments a Read More »

Wind energy farm began construction on Port Corpus Christi property

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Revolution Energy, LLC., has begun the construction of its “Harbor Wind” wind energy farm on Port Corpus Christi property. The wind energy farm, located on the north side of the Port’s inner harbor, is known to be the first wind energy farm located Read More »

Cargo increases, land gains, facility improvements, and progress in channel deepening among Port…

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With newly-released cargo statistics showing a healthy 12 percent gain in cargoes handled at the Port of Philadelphia during the first eight months this year compared to last, cargo activity was only the latest highlight among many successes this year at Read More »

ICTSI Manila to get 8 new RTGs

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will soon take delivery of eight brand new rubber tired gantries (RTG) to support the Manila International Container Terminal’s (MICT) new Berth 6 operation. Read More »

Cargo increases, land gains, facility improvements, and progress in channel deepening among Port…

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With newly-released cargo statistics showing a healthy 12 percent gain in cargoes handled at the Port of Philadelphia during the first eight months this year compared to last, cargo activity was only the latest highlight among many successes this year at Read More »

Booming Baltic container trade

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The container trade between Rotterdam and the countries around the Baltic Sea, boomed in 2010. The volume rose with almost 50% to, for the first time in the Rotterdam ‘container history’, more than one million TEU (between 912,000 and 1,146,000 TEU (*)). Read More »

Penske Logistics wins warehousing and 3PL supplier award from Whirlpool Corp.

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

For the second straight year, Penske Logistics was awarded with the 2010 Supplier of the Year Award for Warehousing and Third-Party Logistics services performed throughout North America, by Whirlpool Corporation. Read More »