Putin says Russia won WTO deal on farm subsidies

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia had agreed the size of its agricultural subsidies during the World Trade Organisation accession talks although meat trade still remained an issue.

Russia wants to increase farm subsidies to $9 billion in 2012 Read More »

Steel imports increase in May

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

Imports increased in May compared to April by 5.6% according to preliminary government reporting. 'The increase in imports in May reflected improved steel market conditions, principally in the flat rolled market, as semifinished imports by domestic mills Read More »

WTO credibility at risk, warns US trade negotiator

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

Deadlocked negotiations for a global trade treaty are threatening the credibility of the World Trade Organization, the U.S. ambassador to the trade body said.

Negotiators meeting to discuss the long-stalled Doha round moved no closer to agreeing even Read More »

Where is the South.Korea, US free trade pact headed?

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

A major free trade deal by the United States and South Korea is stuck in a limbo four years after it was signed as both assemblies struggle to reach a political compromise to bring it to a vote.

The pact could boost the partners' two-way trade by as m Read More »

US industry wary of EU action in tech goods spat

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. technology companies are worried a victory against European Union tariffs at the World Trade Organization last year may not yield the bonanza they expected because of the way the EU intends to implement the decision, industry representatives said. < Read More »

Senator McConnell offers plan to move trade deals

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, seeking to spur action on three long-delayed free trade agreements, said he was prepared to help the White House renew a retraining program for workers displaced by trade but added a major demand of his own.

" Read More »

Russians visit Schiphol to learn about e-freight

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's Cargo Department recently hosted a visit by a Russian delegation including representatives of Russian airport authorities, Russian Customs and border control officials, and Aeroflot and AirBridge Cargo Airlines.

The two-d Read More »

Dusseldorf signs with Run Aie RFS Network

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Air Cargo

D'sseldorf International Airport, the 3rd biggest in Germany, joins the Run Air Network, the new independent Pan-European trucking network, specialising in road feeder services between airports. Run Air offers scheduled 'flights' brings cargo to and from Read More »

OAG Cargo launches ‘the new standard for air freight rates management’ with enhanced AFRA product

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Air Cargo

The air freight industry will benefit from a breakthrough new online and real-time rate-management and distribution product from today with the launch of OAG Cargo's enhanced and upgraded AFRA Air Freight Rates application.

The optimized AFRA product Read More »

Rickmers takes delivery of its final two 13,100TEU container vessels

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Another naming ceremony for two 13,100TEU container vessels being built for the Rickmers Group took place on 31 May at the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries. TAURO RICKMERS and LIBRA RICKMERS are the final two ships in an eight-ship series being Read More »

APL adjusts Trans-Pacific fuel surcharge to reflect slow-steaming

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping line APL has announced a new fuel surcharge formula in the Trans-Pacific Trade that reflects the financial impact of slow-steaming, the industry-wide practice of reducing vessel speed to reduce fuel consumption, control costs and reduce Read More »

Evergreen Line received Top Ocean Carrier Award from Ryder System

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has been named the international maritime commerce recipient of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award presented by Ryder System, Inc.), a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions. Ryder presented the awards in Miami thi Read More »

Horizon Lines receives 2011 Vessel Awards for safety and stewardship

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., America's leading domestic ocean shipping company, has received recognition from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for its record of safety and stewardship.

CSA presented Horizon Lin Read More »

Hyundai Samho wins $1.3 blllion container ship order from NOL

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries said that it has won an order for 10 container ships worth a total of 1.4 trillion won ($1.3 billion) from Singaporean shipping company Neptune Orient Lines Ltd

The 10 vessels with a capacity of 13,900 twen Read More »

MSC’s Mediterranean to North Atlantic service (MEDUSA) we will start a weekly direct call to the…

AJOT | June 20, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Please note with MSC's Mediterranean to North Atlantic service (MEDUSA) we will start a weekly direct call to the port of Leghorn.

First vessel will be MV MSC Monterey Voy 932R which will start loading in Boston on June 24th, 2011 with eta Leg Read More »

BIMCO hosts general meeting in Vancouver

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sustainability of the world's shipping industry was the theme at the BIMCO General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, 6 - 8 June 2011 and it was something delegates wanted to talk about.

Opening the series of presentations and panel discussions was Dr. Dav Read More »

Pirated ship catches fire off Somalia, crew rescued

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Somali pirates rescued nineteen crew members of the MV ORNA after their hijacked ship caught fire off the Horn of Africa country's coast, pirates and residents said.

The Panama-flagged bulk cargo vessel seized last December is owned by the United Arab Read More »

Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals offers role model for US coastal transportation

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

As the United States seeks to reduce trucking congestion on highways and as trucking companies seek to reduce the $33 billion price tag in trucking delays for transporting goods and as U.S. ports seek to reduce diesel pollution, the establishment of dedic Read More »

SCE2 begins in Charleston

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The first ship in a new, all-water service connecting the growing Southeast U.S. region with South Korea and Central and South China, called the Port of Charleston recently, the first in a weekly service calling North Charleston Terminal.

The South Ch Read More »

US retail port traffic seen edging up through July

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at major U.S. retail container ports should be nearly flat through July as slowing consumer spending has led retailers to cut back on inventory and orders, said a report released.

May traffic at ports followed in the global Port Tracker r Read More »