ATA Chairman Windsor tells Congress trucking needs a highway bill

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Barbara Windsor, president and CEO of Hahn Transportation Inc., and chairman of American Trucking Associations, told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit that the trucking industry needed Read More »

OneTerminal TMS saving local cartage companies time and money

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Intermodal

JSY Software, a leading provider of software solutions for local trucking, announced the availability of OneTerminal TMS V2.0, a software application designed specifically for managing the operations of trucking companies that operate from a single locati Read More »

Mexican tribunal OKs Grupo Mexico railroad merger

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Intermodal

A Mexican tribunal ruled in favor of Grupo Mexico in its fight to merge its two railroad units, throwing out a complaint by competition authorities, the company and the antitrust regulator said.

Grupo Mexico, which owns copper mines in Mexico, Peru an Read More »

WTO to rule on claims Boeing received subsidies

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

A long-running transatlantic trade dispute over illegal state handouts for Airbus and Boeing comes to a head with the latest ruling from the World Trade Organisation.

The United States and European Union, both trading superpowers, have been fighting c Read More »

US, Colombia talks making

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and Colombia are moving toward an agreement in talks on anti-union violence in Colombia that has blocked approval of a free trade deal, the top U.S. trade official said.

"We're making very good progress," U.S. Trade Representative Ro Read More »

EU sanctions on Ivorian cocoa exports still valid

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

European Union sanctions on Ivory Coast remain in force, including an embargo on cocoa shipments from major exporting port San Pedro, EU diplomats in Brussels said.

Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara -- internationally recognised as the winner of Novem Read More »

No unfair nuclear-linked export bans, Japan pleads

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

Japan asked importers not to impose any "unfair" import bans on its goods as a result of the nuclear accident that resulted from an earthquake and tsunami in the country on March 11. Read More »

WTO panel report found Boeing subsidies

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel report to be released will show that plane maker Boeing received illegal U.S. government subsidies, a top European Union official said.

"I believe that today will be a significant day for the transparency of the aviati Read More »

Brazil OJ firms clear first hurdle in merger

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

The proposed merger of two juice processors in Brazil, the world's top orange juice exporter, would not create unfair competition in the sector, Brazilian Finance Ministry officials said in a report.

In May last year, Citrovita, owned by Brazil's Voto Read More »

US, China wind turbine talks ‘very productive’

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk expressed hope a dispute over China's support for domestic wind turbine manufacturers can be resolved before a World Trade Organization panel hears the case.

"We're actively engaged in very productive discussions wit Read More »

China to appeal WTO fasteners ruling

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

China will appeal a World Trade Organisation ruling in a case against the European Union, saying the decision does not go far enough in its favour, a person familiar with the case said.

The December ruling sided with China in a dispute over European U Read More »

China report claims Google-linked firms broke tax rules

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

Chinese authorities found three companies linked to Google Inc broke tax rules and are investigating possible tax avoidance, a Chinese state-run newspaper said, raising the risk of fresh pressure on the Internet search giant.

Google, the world's large Read More »

Russian gang smuggled $350 mlllion worth meat

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

Russia's police have uncovered a ring that smuggled into the country 10 billion roubles ($350 million) worth of meat from Brazil, Argentina and other markets between 2005-2010, the Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said on its Web site ( Read More »

Obama threatens veto of FAA bill over labor provision

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

President Barack Obama would veto sweeping aviation legislation if Republicans in Congress succeed in gutting a rule favorable to airline and railroad union organizing, the White House said.

"The administration is committed to help working Americans e Read More »

Time fast approaching for Emirates’ Geneva launch

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates has given a new meaning to the expression 'Time flies' with its plans to launch flights to the "birthplace of watch making" - now just eight weeks away.

Geneva will be added to the airline's European route network from 1st June. Last night, m Read More »

Canadian Shippers to South America now aided by ANS and Atlas Air

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

The global air cargo expertise of Airline Network Services and Atlas Air has been joined to launch export air shipments from Canada to South American markets, according to an announcement by Ana Gerber, ANS country manager-Canada.

Noting that Atlas Ai Read More »

XLA honors airlines for outstanding performance

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Express Delivery & Logistics Association (XLA) awarded three airlines with '2010 XLA Airline Excellence Awards' during the XLA membership meeting at AirCargo 2011. Each year, XLA industry members participate in a survey evaluating the performance of e Read More »

Airlines change schedule in wake of Japan disaster

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

At least three major airlines have added a stop in Seoul for flights in and out of Japan due to staffing and supply concerns brought about by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear troubles that have hit the country.

Japan has been hit by fuel, food and Read More »

Will super carriers eat up Virgin Atlantic?

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic may need to merge with a rival or join an airline alliance to survive in the increasingly competitive world of aviation, which has been changed by the advent of cross-border super carriers.

After falling behind in European consolidatio Read More »

Precision loading ensures secure delivery of oil field equipment to the Congo

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Precision loading is one of the reasons why Volga-Dnepr Airlines' technicians and loadmasters are so highly respected in the international air cargo industry and a 100 tons shipment of oilfield equipment carried onboard two flights from Luxembourg to Poin Read More »