CN completes construction of Griffith, IN, rail connection

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has completed construction of the first major rail connection built as part of the continuing integration of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) that, when all connections are constructed, will enhance the fluidity of train movements a Read More »

CN elects Carty to its Board of Directors

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Intermodal

CN announced that Donald J. Carty has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of CN. Carty will join the Board on Jan. 1, 2011. Read More »

US truckers face cost squeeze in 2011

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Intermodal

A recovering U.S. economy and a shortage of skilled drivers will force the nation's trucking industry to either pass through unpopular price hikes next year or take a hit to their profit margins.

Rising demand for consumer and industrial goods means t Read More »

US challenges China wind power aid at WTO

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The United States accused China of illegally subsidizing the production of wind power equipment and asked for talks at the World Trade Organization, the first step in filing a trade case

USTR estimated Chinese manufacturers of wind turbines and relate Read More »

China defends wind power policies against US complaint

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China's Ministry of Commerce said it would consider a U.S. request for consultations over its support for wind power technology, while defending its actions as in keeping with global trade rules.

The United States accused China of illegally subsidisin Read More »

Vestas 2010 China orders hit high in 2010

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said its orders from China this year reached a record high as the country invests more heavily in clean energy, including wind power.

China became the world's biggest wind turbine market in 2009 when energy infrastruct Read More »

China defends rare earth quotas as in line with WTO

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China defended its export controls on rare earth minerals, saying that they were in line with World Trade Organisation rules, after a government move to slash export quotas on rare earths sparked trade concerns.

China, which produces about 97 percent Read More »

China’s rare earths export cut raises trade concerns

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China has raised fresh international trade concerns after slashing export quotas on rare earths minerals, risking action from the United States at the World Trade Organization.

China, which produces about 97 percent of the global supply of rare earth Read More »

China to probe US dumping DDGS to China

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into U.S. distillers' dried grains (DDGS), threatening a trade that has grown massively in the last year, benefiting U.S. ethanol producers and Chinese meat eaters.

DDGS, a by-product of ethanol product Read More »

China aims to improve trade balance in 2011

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China will try to import more in 2011 while keeping exports steady, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said, in a sign that the world's second-largest economy is keen to pull more weight as a consumer. Read More »

Beef, pork seen next on China commodity shopping list

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China's appearance in a commodities market can send prices soaring as suppliers scramble to meet demand -- and beef and pork could get the jolt in 2011. The rapid expansion of the world's second-largest economy means that supply and demand of many commodi Read More »

EU ends duties on Gaza, West Bank farm, fish goods

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union will scrap import duties for up to 10 years on farm and fish products from Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, it said, a move aimed at helping an economy weakened by conflict with Israel.

The deal affects small volumes of trade Read More »

Japan trade review may revoke preferences for China

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Japan is reviewing its trade preference policy for developing countries in a move that could revoke preferences for about 450 items imported from China, an official at the Finance Ministry said. Read More »

China needs to maintain trade surplus

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

It is essential for China to maintain a trade surplus and expand its share of global trade, a senior official said in comments reported that appeared to cut against the government's pledge to seek more balanced trade ties.

Zhong Shan, a vice commerce Read More »

US Congress renews very few trade benefits

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Congress approved a six-week renewal of duty-free treatment for goods from Colombia and Ecuador, but will allow similar benefits for about 130 other countries to expire.

The extension provides just enough time for flower exporters in Colombia Read More »

Brazil says wins WTO orange juice case against US

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization ruled in Brazil's favor in a dispute over the United States' anti-dumping measures on orange juice imports, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said.

The decision by the WTO was preliminary and could be appealed by Washington, a spo Read More »

Brazil resumes processed meat exports to U.S.

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil will resume exports of heat-treated meats to the United States, the agriculture ministry said, after halting shipments earlier this year while sanitary standards were reviewed. Read More »

Wal-Mart invests in Chinese e-commerce firm

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , the world's largest retailer, has invested in China's top online seller of consumer electronics and communication products, in a push to extend its reach to more Chinese buyers.

Chinese online business-to-consumer (B2C) company 3 Read More »

Volga-Dnepr transports stage equipment for the Festival Mondial des Arts N’gres

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed two AN-124-100 freighter flights from Vatry in France to Dakar, Senegal, carrying theatrical stage and sound equipment for the magnificent Festival Mondial des Arts N'gres. Read More »

International air traffic slows, points to easing recovery

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

International air traffic slowed in November, the airline industry body IATA said, in a sign that the global economic recovery is losing speed.

The International Air Transport Association said harsh weather conditions in many countries in December wer Read More »