Transnet ups coal line tariffs by 26-30%

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

South Africa's rail and logistics group Transnet said it would raise tariffs on its rail line used to transport coal to the export terminal at Richards Bay by up to 30 percent. Read More »

China trade swings to largest deficit in 7 years

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

China swung to a surprise trade deficit in February of $7.3 billion, its largest in seven years, as the Lunar New Year holiday dealt an unexpectedly sharp blow to exports.

It was China's first trade deficit since March last year and its biggest since Read More »

Euro area trade deficit widens in January

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Countries using the euro reported a wider trade deficit in January than a year earlier although trading activity continued to grow, according to figures published.

The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said the 17 countries using the euro ha Read More »

Thailand’s main exports and markets in February

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The value of Thailand's exports rose a much higher-than-expected 31.0 percent in February from a year earlier to a record high as demand from key markets increased, data from the Commerce Ministry showed. Read More »

Ford wants to raise its game in ASEAN

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co said it planned to introduce eight new vehicles into Southeast Asia over the next five years as part of its effort to win market share in the fast-growing region.

The second-largest U.S. automaker has had a "favourable" year so far with Read More »

Steel imports decline in February from January 16.1%

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined by 16.1 percent in February compared to January according to preliminary government data. 'Imports declined from major supplying countries, such as Canada, Mexico, EU and Japan. Oil country tubular goods ' which had increased strongly i Read More »

EU appeals WTO ruling in China fasteners dispute

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union has appealed against a World Trade Organisation ruling that said its duties on fasteners from China broke international trade rules, a WTO spokesman. Read More »

EU seal pelts import ban dispute goes to WTO court

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Seal pelt exporter Canada won the right to have its grievance against a European Union import ban heard through the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) court system.

The issue now goes before a panel of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body, a WTO official s Read More »

US says China missed copyright goods deadline

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

China has missed a deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against restrictions on foreign companies distributing copyright-intensive goods like books, newspapers, films, DVDs and music, a U.S. official said.

"The U.S. government is Read More »

Canada, So. Korea close to resolving beef dispute

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Canada and South Korea are "very, very close" to diplomatically resolving an 8-year-old dispute over Canada's beef exports, the Canadian agriculture minister.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said talks have made progress as a decision from a World Tra Read More »

Group urges US not to implement WTO loss to China

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should refuse to implement a World Trade Organization ruling that would weaken its ability to use countervailing duty laws against subsidized goods from China, a coalition of labor and business groups said.

"In a series of increasing Read More »

US, China steel dispute goes to WTO court

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) referred to its court system a U.S. complaint against China over anti-dumping duties that China has imposed on certain types of electrical steel.

The issue now goes before a panel of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body Read More »

‘Cargo supermarket’ results in strong growth in Boeing 747 charters for Volga-Dnepr Group

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group's commitment to offering customers a 'Cargo Supermarket' of air logistics solutions has resulted in a significant increase in demand for Boeing 747F charter flights for the transportation of non-standard cargoes.

Its latest flight d Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo relief flight for earthquake victims in Japan

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and the EU Commission are putting on a relief flight today with urgent supplies for the Japanese people devastated by the earthquake. The cargo carrier is providing an MD-11 freighter free of charge for the special flight from Frankfurt to Read More »

Air Canada Cargo awards Wallenborn Group distribution contract in Europe

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air Canada Cargo has awarded a two-year contract to Wallenborn Group to provide international road feeder services covering 40 airports in 14 countries in Europe and Scandinavia.


The collaboration agreement covers Air Canada's major European ga Read More »

LufthansaCargo CEO sees prices stable this year

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Chief Executive Karl Ulrich Garnadt said he expects the prices that customers pay the carrier to transport goods by air to remain at least stable this year.

"Prices have returned to pre-crisis levels after last year's trough," Garnadt Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo posts record results to underpin future investments

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo returned record results in 2010. The cargo carrier impressively harnessed the global economic upswing to post an operating profit of 310 million euros. Revenues rose to near pre-crisis levels and totaled 2.8 billion euros. The positive bus Read More »

Aeroframe announces expansion at Chennault International Airport

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Gov. Bobby Jindal and Aeroframe Services President and CEO Roger Porter announced Aeroframe will further expand its presence at Chennault International Airport, exceeding its previously projected job creation levels.

In February 2010, Gov. Jindal and Read More »

LufthansaCargo says Japan volumes haven’t dropped

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Disruptions to production in Japan following this month's catastrophe have so far not had a major impact on the amount of freight leaving the country by air, the head of Lufthansa Cargo said.

"On the cargo side, we have not seen any dramatic decline i Read More »

Korean Air delays 787 Dreamliners delivery to 2016

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said it had revised a purchase agreement with Boeing to take delivery of 10 787 Dreamliner aircraft starting from 2016, five years later than previously scheduled. Read More »