ICS Logistics is now Seaonus

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

ICS Logistics, Global Stevedoring, Industrial Cold Storage, JaxPort Refrigerated Services, Mobile Stevedoring and Mobile Refrigerated Services have completed their rebranding process and will officially transition into the Seaonus family of companies begi Read More »

CII opens full service cargo facility in Chicago

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Consolidators International (CII) is continuing its program of planned, targeted growth with the opening of a full service cargo facility in Chicago. The new terminal offers air, sea and surface transportation to shippers throughout America's Heartland. Read More »

YRC receives National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from A.O. Smith Water Products Company

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Intermodal

YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that it has received the National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from A.O. Smith Water Products Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers headquar Read More »

Rail bombs raise fear of left-wing attacks in Germany

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Germany stepped up security on its railways, dispatching police reinforcements to halt a campaign of arson attacks after officials found a firebomb on tracks near Berlin. Read More »

JB Hunt reports higher Q3 profit

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Intermodal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher quarterly profit that slightly beat Wall Street estimates, driven by double-digit revenue growth in three of its four divisions. Read More »

Wal-Mart’s pork scandal highlights struggles in China

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Wal-Mart's latest troubles in China involving mislabeling of its pork products reflect the retail giant's struggles in a complex market where rapid expansion and a cumbersome takeover has marred profit and growth. Read More »

TransPacific trade talks on track for APEC, US says

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Negotiations between the United States and eight countries in the Asia Pacific should reach a key milestone at an APEC leaders meeting next month in Honolulu, a top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

Russia-led customs bloc to adopt WTO health norms

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

A three-nation customs union led by Russia will adopt food safety rules on Tuesday that comply with the rules of the World Trade Organisation, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. Read More »

Obama, South Korea’s Lee hail trade pact as jobs creator

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak hailed a long-sought trade deal as an engine for job creation in both countries as their White House summit got under way. Read More »

Obama to challenge China on trade as election nears

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

The Obama administration, under fire for not taking a harder line on China over its currency, appears set to move against the Asia export powerhouse on other fronts as next year's U.S. elections approach. Read More »

Japan PM says free trade deals needed for growth

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said that Japan needs free-trade deals in order to tap the dynamic Asia-Pacific region to bolster growth, a fresh signal that he is leaning toward a contentious decision to take part in a U.S.-led initiative. Read More »

Japan and South Korea warn Brazil on imported cars tax

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Japan and South Korea fired a warning shot at Brazil's treatment of foreign carmakers by raising the tax issue at a committee of the World Trade Organization, a trade official with knowledge of the complaint said on Friday. Read More »

Indonesia lowers 2012 export growth forecast over global woes

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Indonesia will lower its 2012 export growth outlook to between 10-15 percent versus a previous 15-20 percent due to global economic uncertainties, the country's trade minister said. Read More »

Global woes weigh on major China export fair

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Exporters at China's largest trade show, the Canton Fair, say a darkening economic outlook in Europe and the United States is weighing on orders for Chinese-made goods from Western buyers, potentially boding ill for China's growth prospects. Read More »

Clinton: US must learn from BRICs in economic arena

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should learn from emerging powers such as India and Brazil and make its economic interests central to its foreign policy to remain a global leader, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Read More »

China trade surplus shrinks as global woes deepen

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

China's trade surplus narrowed for a second straight month in September to $14.5 billion, with both imports and exports lower than expected, reflecting global economic weakness and domestic cooling that will deepen policy quandaries facing Beijing. Read More »

China must address

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

The EU's top trade official called on Beijing to address European companies' fear of "retaliation" if they speak up about unfair Chinese business practices. Read More »

China business group to rethink US investments after FX bill

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

China's largest business group said on Thursday that it would rethink the investment environment in the United States after the U.S. Senate approved a controversial bill aimed at making Beijing lift the value of the yuan. Read More »

Port of Seattle celebrates arrival of Boeing 747-8 freighter with Cargolux

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Port of Seattle joins long-time air cargo customer Cargolux to celebrated the arrival and debut cargo loading of the first Boeing 747-8 Freighter at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Read More »

Czech Airlines awards GSA contract in Germany to Aero Cargo

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Air Cargo

Czech Airlines has extended its cargo GSA relationship with ECS Group by appointing Aero Cargo as its new partner in Germany. Read More »