FMCSA manipulates HOS fatigue factor

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a ca Read More »

Farm animals need comfort in transport

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Farm animals need comfortable space, temperature and other conditions when they are transported, the European Union's food safety agency said, adding to the bloc's efforts to prgtect animal welfare.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it wa Read More »

K.L. Harring joins CargoNet’ to help combat cargo theft

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

K.L. Harring Transportation LLC, a leading provider of logistics services to the U.S. pharmaceutical, retail, and consumer manufacturing industries, announced it has joined CargoNet' (http://www.cargonet.com) as a charter member. Keith Harring, president of K.L. Read More »

Con-Way says Q4 operating income at key unit to fall

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc expects quarterly operating income at its key less-than-truckload division to fall by about a third due to higher healthcare costs.

Con-Way expects the unit, Con-Way Freight, which contributes about 60 p Read More »

Emirates’ next ambition: lay down railway in desert

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

United Arab Emirates boasts the world's tallest building, a man-made island in the shape of a palm and is about to take its next ambitious step - linking cities by rail over the desert.

Already investing heavily in airlines and airports, as well as ro Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line welcomes Metz as VP & Assistant General Counsel

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that Walt Metz joined the company's legal department as vice president and assistant general counsel.

A 29-year veteran in legal affairs, Metz's experience includes counseling both privately and publicly held c Read More »

IMS Vienna to take over activities of ICF’s Business Unit West

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

IMS Intermove Systems Speditions- und Transport GmbH in Vienna takes over the activities of ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA (in liquidation) Business Unit West.

ICF continues operating the below mentioned transport relations until 30 January 2011. Th Read More »

US Treasury’s Geithner: China needs faster yuan rise

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that China needs to raise the value of the yuan more quickly and faster progress could pave the way for greater access to U.S. high-tech goods.

Offering a carrot-and-stick approach ahead of a state visit b Read More »

China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

China dumped plans to import several million tons of expensive corn and South Korea unveiled cuts in import tariffs on some products, underscoring the dilemma over how to tackle rising food prices.

In India, where vegetable prices have risen more than Read More »

US Democrat to revisit Colombia trade pact on trip

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

A senior U.S. Democratic lawmaker opposed to a free trade agreement with Colombia headed to that country to see what progress has been made on labor concerns related to the pact.

Representative Sander Levin's "purpose is essentially a fact-finding mis Read More »

EU’s China, Vietnam shoe duties to expire April 1

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

EU tariffs on footwear from China and Vietnam will expire at the end of March following a decision by European shoemakers to abandon the duties as a way of tackling Asian competition, an EU spokesman said.

"Given that the European shoemakers' associat Read More »

WTO members start work on wines and spirits register

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Members of the World Trade Organization have started work on a draft proposal for a register to protect geographical names of wines and spirits as part of a push to secure a global trade deal this year.

Zambia's ambassador to the World Trade Organizat Read More »

US wants Korea trade deal approved by July

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's administration wants to win congressional approval of a free trade agreement with South Korea before July, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

"Everything we're doing" is aimed at winning approval of the deal before a sep Read More »

Argentine farmers call strike over export policies

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Argentine farmers will halt grains sales to protest government curbs on wheat and corn exports, reviving a conflict that helped lift global prices to record highs in 2008.

Growers in the South American country, a leading source of grains and beef, hav Read More »

Zepol reports December containerized imports shrink 9.49%

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for December, measured in TEUs, decreased 9.49% from November and increased 4.03% over December 2009. The total number of shipments fell 8.48% from November and Read More »

Hactl achieved new annual record in 2010

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced today the tonnage throughput for December, the fourth quarter and for the whole year of 2010. In December, a total of 249,694 tons were handled, representing a 7.4% year-on-year increase over 2009. T Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo boosts tonnage and sales in 2010

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo returned excellent figures in the 2010 business year. Revenue cargo ton-kilometres (FTKT) rose to a record 8.9 billion FTKTs. The volume of cargo and mail transported climbed by 18.2 per cent to 1.79 million tons.

Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Read More »

SIS seen as high priority for the airline industry

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Kale Consultants Ltd., a leading solutions provider to the airline and travel industry, announced the results of its inaugural Simplified Interline Settlement (SIS) ' Airline Preparedness Survey 2010. The online survey saw participation from over 70 respo Read More »

American Airlines appoints Koch Managing Director Cargo Sales for Europe and the Middle East

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo division announced today that Tristan Koch has been made managing director of cargo sales for Europe and the Middle Read More »

CEOs of Safmarine and Antwerp Port Authority celebrate cooperation with a ship model at the…

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

At an unveiling ceremony held at the headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, Safmarine CEO Tomas Dyrbye presented a ship model of the Safmarine Kuramo to CEO Eddy Bruyninckx as a gesture of thanks for the many years of close cooperation between the tw Read More »