WFS Spain gains Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has become the first cargo handler in Spain to be certified as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).

WFS is also the first of the major handling organizations in Europe to gain AEO certification.

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Air cargo volumes rebound quickly in Q1, IATA says

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air cargo volumes rebounded by an annualised 26 percent in the first quarter, and shippers and cargo executives expect a strong 2010 although growth could slow in the second half, the International Air Transport Association said.

In a snapsho Read More »

‘Ash cloud’ disruption highlights need for modernized air traffic management systems

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

The volcanic ash cloud that caused major week-long disruption to the aviation industry could provide a stimulus for much-needed modernization of air traffic management systems, according to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

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South Africa union signs deal, ends Transnet strike

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

South African logistics group Transnet reached a pay deal with a union, ending a transport strike that has disrupted railways and ports in Africa's biggest economy two weeks before the World Cup.

The strike, in its third week, affected coal e Read More »

Georgia’s deepwater ports support state’s economy during recession

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the results of a study that confirms Georgia’s deepwater ports continue to be one of the state’s strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtually every industry. Read More »

Port approves contracts for refrigerated terminal

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved three projects worth $25 million for a new dockside refrigerated terminal at the Henry Clay Avenue Wharf. The work includes demolition of an existing cargo shed on the wharf, repairs to the su Read More »

Russia Globaltrans eyes 2nd freight company stake

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Globaltrans is interested in buying a stake in the soon-to-be-formed Russian Second Freight Company and may invest 25 billion roubles ($808.8 million), a source familiar with the firm's plans told Reuters. Read More »

W’rtsil’ enters rail market through joint venture with Transmashholding in Russia

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

W'rtsil' has signed a joint venture agreement with the Russian company Transmashholding (TMH) to manufacture modern and multipurpose diesel engines in Russia. The engines, including a new and technically advanced version of the W'rtsil' 20 -engine, will b Read More »

DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria receives traction license and begins independent railroad operations

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria EOOD, founded at the start of this year, celebrated its grand opening in Pirdop, Bulgaria. By expanding its network, DB Schenker Rail now has its own national company in the growing Southeast Europe region. The company also recei Read More »

AeroFlex’ fairings from Carrier Transicold improve trailer efficiency

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

AeroFlex' fairings, which have demonstrated up to a 7.5 percent improved fuel economy for tractor-trailer rigs, are now available from Carrier Transicold's North American dealer network. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of Un Read More »

DB Schenker links up road and rail with new service

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker now links up road and rail services even more effectively: the new DB SCHENKERhangartner service offers customers from trade and industry the combination of trucking and rail services from one source. Pick-up and delivery services are handled Read More »

Reddaway is named 2009 Regional Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Reddaway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. has been named 2009 Regional Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz, a logistics management firm specializing in carrier, supply chain, and warehouse management. Read More »

Russia revives WTO bid. Will it collapse again?

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

Russia will resume talks to join the World Trade Organization next month, a year after suspending them to create a customs union with Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Creating the customs union proved to be more complicated than anticipated and the th Read More »

Substance will drive US decision on China economy

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is bound by strict rules in deciding whether China is a "market economy," but knows the matter carries important symbolic weight for Beijing, a top U.S. trade official said.

The perennial issue came up again this week during Read More »

Thailand’s main exports and markets for April

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

Thailand's annual exports rose 35.2 percent in April from a year before to $14.09 billion, but that value was down from March's $16.25 billion due to Thai holidays and disruption caused by air travel problems in Europe. Read More »

Russia says made progress with US on poultry row

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and the United States have made progress in talks aimed at resuming the import of U.S. poultry banned since January, head of Russia's consumer protection watchdog said. Read More »

Japan’s exports jump on robust Asian growth

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

Japanese exports rose in April from a year earlier on the back of robust growth in Asia and a recovery in the United States, though Europe's debt woes could cloud the outlook for Japan's export-led recovery. Read More »

EL AL Israel Airlines adds first 747-400 to cargo fleet

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

For the first time EL AL, Israel's national airline, has introduced a 747-400 cargo aircraft to its fleet which can carry up to 110 tons of cargo nonstop from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv. The new aircraft will serve all North American clients that are sen Read More »

US panel seeks more answers from UAL/CAL on merger

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

United Airlines and Continental Airlines should provide more information about their merger to a U.S. congressional committee concerned about possible job and service cuts, key lawmakers said. Read More »

Cathay Pacific says fined by Korea on cargo pricing

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said that it had been fined by the Korean Fair Trade Commission for its air cargo pricing practices. Read More »