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UAE rules out bomb in UPS plane crash in September.

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The United Arab Emirates ruled out that an explosive device was aboard a Boeing 747-400 plane operated by U.S. parcel delivery firm UPS that crashed in Dubai in September.

Two air freight packages containing bombs -- both sent from Yemen and addressed Read More »

US indicts Cargolux executives in price fixing scheme

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Two top executives with Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International SA have been indicted on charges of conspiring to fix surcharge rates on air cargo shipments to and from the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges more access to Canadian market

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways' chief executive called for greater access for the fast expanding Gulf carrier to the Canadian market, saying the development of bilateral trade ties may depend on it.

"We have Canadian companies trying to sell us equipment. But Read More »

Sluggish mail hits TNT Q3 earnings

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Third-quarter operating profit at Dutch logistics group TNT NV fell by a fifth despite higher revenues, missing expectations, as the margin at its troubled mail unit deteriorated.

TNT was complying with security steps after two parcel bombs on U.S.-bo Read More »

Kenya Airways Q2 cargo down

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways, which is 26 percent owned by Air France-KLM , said cargo haulage fell 7 percent to 14,118 tons in its second quarter, because of strained capacity. Read More »

Lufthansa upbeat on 2011 as premium demand returns

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Deutsche Lufthansa AG expects business to remain strong into 2011 after demand for international premium class travel and cargo services improved in the third quarter, the airline said.

"Average yields went up significantly in all long-haul regions an Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo confirms new Regional VP line-up

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced the appointment of new Regional Vice Presidents for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), the Americas and Asia Pacific regions with responsibility for the commercial aspects of its in-market activities. Read More »

CMA CGM adds a new call at Rotterdam on its FAL5 service

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

With the arrival of 13,800 teu-vessels in its fleet and in order to provide its customers with optimum services and unique port coverage, CMA CGM announced the strengthening of its FAL5 (French Asia Line) service. Read More »

New APL ocean route connects China and Southeast Asia

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

APL, the world's fifth-largest container shipping line, announced a new service linking China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Called the China Indonesia Straits Service, the weekly routing will densify APL's Intra-Asia network. Read More »

Maersk Line’s CO2 data verified

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line is the first shipping line to receive independent verification of its CO2 emissions data, vessel by vessel.

Maersk Line will now add the CO2 data - verified by Lloyd's Register - as one of eight performance measures in score cards that are Read More »

Angoco promoted to Senior VP of Matson Navigation Co.

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Vic Angoco has been promoted to senior vice president of Matson Navigation Company. The appointment was approved today by the company's Board of Directors and announced by Matson President Matt Cox. Read More »

Allfort sails with trains to the Philippines

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Allfort Co.,Inc., a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC in Japan, successfully delivered 10 trains units from Kawasaki in Japan to Manila in the Philippines. The complete shipment totaled 34 tons and 2526 CBM for which Allfort arranged inland Read More »

Smaller fleet, slow biz to drag GE Shipping Q2

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A smaller fleet size and the still-sluggish dry bulk business are expected to dent second-quarter sales and profit for Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd , despite robust revenue from offshore operations, analysts said.

A Reuters poll of brokerage Read More »

Industry sees

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global dry bulk freight markets will likely be "depressed" next year because of an oversupply of vessels and slow economic growth in developed countries, senior maritime executives said.

The expansion of the world's fleet is expected to outpa Read More »

Bangladesh seeks Chinese loan for deep-sea port

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bangladesh has asked for a $1.2 billion in loans from China to build a deep-sea port to boost container handling in the country, an official said.

When ready, the planned port would increase the country's annual container handling capacity to Read More »

Brazil dockers suspend sugar loading slow-down

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Stevedores at Brazil's main port, Santos, suspended a slow-down that had delayed bagged sugar shipments and were waiting for an offer on pay and benefits, a union leader. Read More »

Port of Brunswick: investment, growth & opportunities

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that Colonel’s Island Terminal marked its highest tonnage volume ever at the State of the Port address. He also outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prepare th Read More »

Essar Shipping to complete demerger in 3-4 months

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

India's Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics expects to complete demerger of shipping, logistics and oilfields businesses from its ports business in three-four months, a top official said.

Post the demerger, which will simplify Essar Shipping's b Read More »

Konecranes builds extension to factory in Lingang, China

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

An opening ceremony was held to celebrate the extension of Konecranes' factory in Lingang New City, Shanghai, China. Through the extension the production area has been doubled and the target is to increase the number of lift trucks produced in the factory Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index rose 1.7% in September

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in September after falling a revised 2.8 percent in August. The latest gain put the SA index at 108.7 (2000=100) in September from 106. Read More »

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