Menlo Worldwide Logistics expands warehouse, distribution capacity in Singapore

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it is expanding its presence in Singapore and breaking ground on a new, 400,000-square-foot warehousing and retail distribution management center on Sunview Way. Read More »

DB Schenker Logistics now has its own national company in Belarus

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Effective immediately, DB Schenker Logistics is represented in Belarus with its own national company. Previously, an office in Minsk had represented the Russian national company on the Belarusian market. Now, the new subsidiary in Belarus, with locations Read More »

Drax Power agrees new three year contract with DB Schenker Rail UK

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Drax Power, operator of the UK's largest power station, has awarded rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK a new three year contract to haul coal and limestone to the Drax Power Station in Yorkshire.

Under the new contract, DB Schenker Rail UK will Read More »

Flooded CP Rail line shut longer than expected

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. cautioned its customers that a flood-damaged line through North Dakota could be out of service for another week.

The line linking Western Canada with the U.S. Midwest has been closed since June 20, when the rain-swollen S Read More »

Transportation committee leaders roll out reauthorization proposal

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Transportation Committee leaders rolled out a new six-year transportation reauthorization proposal that streamlines and reforms federal programs, expedites the project approval process, maximizes leveraging of limited resources, provides flexibility for s Read More »

French train robbers revive Wild West tactics

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In a scene taken straight out of an American Wild West movie, masked men robbed a freight train in southern France after blocking the railway tracks with shopping carts and metal beams.

The daring attack on the northern outskirts of the southern Frenc Read More »

German railway goes ‘invisible’ fighting metal theft

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn is outfitting its rails with invisible codes to try to thwart theft from black-market dealers cashing in on high commodities prices, a spokesman said. Read More »

Kansas City Southern settles hurricane insurance claim

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern said it has settled insurance claim for damages from Hurricane Alex for $66 million and will record a gain in the third quarter. Read More »

Greenbrier Q3 misses Wall Street view

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc posted third-quarter results well below market estimates, hurt by a temporary shortage of castings in North America and a delay in certification of railcars in Europe.

Greenbrier, however, said it remains Read More »

Cut in oil freight volumes to hit Russia rail firms

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Russia's rail freight market faces a sharp contraction over the next five years in the volume of transported oil, which is likely to drive a number of companies out of business or into the arms of competitors.

Oil and oil products currently account fo Read More »

US infrastructure could impede export goals

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

The United States needs to beef up infrastructure spending, likely by more than called for under current proposals, if it is to meet the Obama administration's goal of doubling exports to create jobs and strengthen the economy, a United Parcel Service exe Read More »

US considers removing all tariffs for poor nations

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

The US. government said it is investigating the probable economic effects of eliminating all tariffs and quotas on goods from the world's least-developed countries.

The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would report its findings to the U.S. Read More »

WTO finds for Vietnam vs US in shrimp dumping case

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

World Trade Organisation judges ruled that the United States is violating global trade rules in using its controversial "zeroing" method to impose anti-dumping tariffs on shrimp from Vietnam.

The decision by a three-member panel was the latest of a se Read More »

US trade gap surges to nearly 3-year high on oil

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. trade gap widened sharply in May to its highest level in nearly three years as surging oil prices helped push imports to a near record and exports fell slightly from April's all-time high.

The trade deficit totaled $50.2 billion, the highest Read More »

Canada trade deficit shrinks as exports to EU rise

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

Canada's trade deficit narrowed modestly in May as exporters boosted sales to Europe in the face of sluggish U.S. demand, but the rise in exports is unlikely to prevent a second-quarter slump in economic growth.

The overall trade deficit narrowed slig Read More »

Merchandise Passport use for exports explodes to $2.85 billion

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

A record $2.85 billion of manufactured goods were exported in the first 6 months of 2011 using The Merchandise Passport. Issued by Chicago-area small business, Corporation for International Business, the 3,502 Merchandise Passports - ATA Carnet export doc Read More »

Air Partner moves tubular joint despite logistical difficulties

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

International air charter provider Air Partner is taking its rightful place among the elite of the freight industry, proving the company's breadth of expertise time and time again servicing a wide range of industries including governments, industrial ship Read More »

Air NZ dropped from US cargo cartel case

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

The US Department of Justice has ceased its cargo cartel investigation against Air New Zealand.

After five years of Air New Zealand defending its position and insisting it has done nothing wrong, US Department of Justice Federal Prosecutors have confi Read More »

Southern Air opens office in Germany

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Southern Air Holdings, Inc. announced that it has opened a new office in Cologne, Germany to serve the German market and Western Europe generally. The office will be led by Oliver Gritz, who joined Southern Air in April as Managing Director, Europe. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo returns half-year plus

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo turned in a tonnage plus of 14.8 per cent in the first six months of the year. Its load factor reached a high 69.1 per cent at the halfway stage, entrenching the Company on the growth path. Read More »