Ailing Colombia flower farms eye relief in US pact

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

Colombian flower growers wilting under higher costs, a strong peso and more competition from Africa, may get much needed relief from the U.S. Congress if it approves a free-trade pact with the South American nation.

Under the deal Colombia, the world' Read More »

EU reform plans target greener, fairer farm subsidies

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

The EU's executive proposed making farm subsidies fairer and more environmentally friendly, in a bid to win support for keeping EU agricultural spending at about 55 billion euro-a-year ($75 billion-a-year) up to 2020.

Critics of the bloc's common agri Read More »

Philippine exports post biggest annual drop in 2 years

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

Philippine exports had their worst performance in two years in August, and the outlook for the rest of 2011 is bleak after an industry group forecast a bigger drop than earlier expected for electronics shipments.

In August, shipments of electronics an Read More »

Senior Republican presses Obama on China yuan bill

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama must clarify his position on a bill before Congress aimed at forcing China to revalue the yuan, a top Republican said.

House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor said it was "critical" the White House make clear its vi Read More »

US accuses China, India of hiding subsidy programs

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

The United States on Thursday accused China of flouting World Trade Organization rules by failing to notify the world trade body of nearly 200 government subsidy programs.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk also said India had failed to notify 50 such Read More »

Court stops night flights at Frankfurt airport

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

A German court has banned night flights at Frankfurt airport after complaints from residents, dealing a blow to cargo and passenger operations as Germany's largest airport prepares to open a new runway.

The administrative supreme court of Hesse said t Read More »

DHL Aviation appoints Globe Air Cargo in Bulgaria

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL Aviation has appointed Globe Air Cargo as its general sales agency in Bulgaria.

The airline operates daily weekday Boeing 757-200 freighter services from Sofia to Leipzig in Germany. Globe, part of the ECS Group, expects to generate up to 600 tonn Read More »

Globe Air Cargo wins SAS Cargo contract in Germany

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

SAS Cargo has awarded an exclusive cargo general sales agency contract in Germany to Globe Air cargo.

In total, SAS Group operates some 270 flights a week ex Germany, including its Spanair and Blue 1 operations. Flights operate from Munich, Stuttgart, Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo reports cargo volume up over first nine months

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

At the end of the third quarter, Lufthansa Cargo has posted a significant increase in the volume of freight and mail transported. From January to September the cargo carrier boosted tonnage by 8.4 per cent year-on-year.

Capacity was raised substantial Read More »

Mitsui, Nippon Express partner for logistics

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

Japan's Mitsui & Co and Nippon Express Co have agreed to form a partnership in international logistics to tap demand for moving goods in Asia, the Nikkei business daily said.

The companies plan to provide a wide array of logistical services by leverag Read More »

SWISS with more flights and freight
 for first three quarters of 2011

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

In the first nine months of the current year SWISS carried 11,564,481 passengers, an increase of 9.5 per over the same period one year ago (2010: 10,562,126). While the number of flights operated rose by 6.8 per cent to 112,915 (2010: 105,757), load facto Read More »

TIACA wants ‘groundswell of opposition’ to increase pressure on EU after recommendation by…

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Air Cargo

TIACA wants 'groundswell of opposition' to increase pressure on EU after recommendation by Advocate General that inclusion of aviation in emissions trade scheme is lawful

TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association, is calling for other asso Read More »

Hamburg S’d christening of the Santa Rosa in Buenos Aires

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Recently, the container ship 'Santa Rosa' of the shipping company Hamburg S'd was christened in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in the presence of 250 customers and guests from politics and business. The sponsor of the 'Santa Rosa' was Sabine Vespermann, wife of Read More »

Maersk Line, Limited and Apex Offshore Wind Energy partner to bring offshore wind energy to…

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Apex Offshore Wind, LLC and Maersk Line, Limited have announced that they have established a working relationship to support the development, financing and construction of utility-scale offshore wind energy facilities in North America. Read More »

CMA CGM has no plans to purchase vessels

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Responding to information circulating recently, CMA CGM Group states that it has no short term plans to either purchase or long-term charter-in any vessels.

The Group has a modern fleet of 408 ships, of which 92 are owned, that enable it to meet the c Read More »

New Zealand charges captain of stricken ship as cracks appear

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The captain of a stricken container ship wedged on a reef off a New Zealand holiday spot appeared in court as fear grew the vessel may break up spewing more fuel-oil on to beaches in the country's worst environmental disaster in decades.

The 47,230-to Read More »

APL tests supply chain security with help of FBI and others

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

APL and law enforcement officials including the FBI successfully tested anti-terrorism capabilities at the shipping line's Seattle, Washington marine terminal. It was the seventh full-scale security exercise conducted by the global container carrier in t Read More »

WTSA US-ASIA container freight rate increases reaffirmed

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container lines have completed their sector-by-sector assessment of freight rates from the U.S. to Asia, and have confirmed their intent to implement guidelines calling for increases aimed at recovering costs and restoring rates for key movin Read More »

Introducing the BBC Chartering Project Division

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Leading German multipurpose & heavy lift operator BBC Chartering announces the establishment of a global project division aiming at the exclusive delivery of high profile heavy lift project tenders. Earlier this year the company reported about its extensi Read More »

Somali pirates free Greek-owned cargo ship

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Somali pirates have freed a Greek-owned bulk carrier held off the Horn of Africa coast for seven months after a multi-million dollar ransom was air-dropped to secure its release, a pirate source and local maritime expert said. Read More »