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Premium Article  NORTH ASIAN TRADE 2007 - Automotive, agriculture industries oppose US-Korea FTA

Peter Buxbaum | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

US industries provided mixed reactions to the terms of a free trade agreement that has been concluded between the between the United States and the Republic of Korea. A series of strenuous compromises led to the conclusion of an FTA between the world’s nu Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIAN TRADE 2007 - Companies find Japan critical for Asian Business

Karen Thuermer | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Despite the recent slowdown, Japan boasts the largest and most diverse economy in Asia, and is second only to the United States on the world's economic stage. Only the United States has a higher gross national product (GNP). Read More »

J. Robert Bray completes career at the VPA

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The announcement was made public at the regularly scheduled meeting (May 22) of the VPA Board of Commissioners by its chairman, John G. Milliken. Read More »

VPA elects Morgan-Silvester as new Chair

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Authority's (VPA) Board of Directors announced that they have elected Sarah Morgan-Silvester as the VPA's new Chair. Morgan-Silvester replaces George A. Adams, whose term of office expired on March 17, 2007. Read More »

Industrial Dawn calls New Orleans on maiden voyage

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Industrial Dawn, the newest heavy lift ship to join the Intermarine services fleet, recently called the Port of New Orleans on its maiden voyage. During this visit, the vessel was presented with a plaque and a Master Mariner certificate to celebr Read More »

U-Freight first to make cargo commitment at Guangzhou

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

U-Freight has become the first logistics company to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, giving a guarantee of minimum cargo throughput. Read More »

‘Global’ supply chains often aren’t global, BDP study reveals

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Nearly half (48%) of supply chain executives at multi-national companies in the chemical, consumer goods, industrial and retail sectors consider their supply chains to be global, yet operating decisions made on behalf of those supply chains would indicate Read More »

DCT Gdansk receives its first intermodal train

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

PCC Rail SA, one of the biggest Polish private logistics operators, has become the first rail freight operator to run a train into DCT Gdansk's new rail terminal. It brought in over 50 Hapag-Lloyd containers that are to be loaded onto a Team Lines feeder Read More »

Wytkind testifies before Senate on rail safety

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about rail safety. Meanwhile, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials met Read More »

President & CEO of TIA visits TQL’s new headquarters

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Ken Oaks, President and CEO of TQL and Kerry Byrne, Executive Vice President of the company hosted Voltmann on a tour of the company's new facility, followed by discussions about TQL's recent growth and successes. Read More »

New Nova Scotia terminal targets Asia trade

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Based on forecasts that the East Coast will experience a sharp increase in container cargo from Asia and the Indian subcontinent via the Suez Canal, a Nova Scotia group with American partners has announced a $300 million project to build a major container Read More »

Environmentalists push for Great Lakes ocean shipping ban

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

A political dispute may lead to a moratorium of ocean-going ships on the Great Lakes, at least if an environmental group has its way. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition called in late May for just such a moratorium until Congress passes legislat Read More »

Companies look outside developing countries

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Companies from developing countries are raising vast sums of capital on global markets on an unprecedented scale, which has also increased their exposure to interest rate and currency risks, the World Bank said. Read More »

EU presses China on trade gap, rights

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union urged China to open its markets to help redress a "huge" trade surplus with the bloc and called on it to ratify a key rights covenant. Read More »

US trade gap can adjust without harming global economy

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

The large US trade and current account deficits have often been cited as one trouble spot that could derail the global economic expansion, with any disorderly correction weakening the dollar, boosting US interest rates and depressing growth here and abroa Read More »

Slower global growth means new risks

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Slower global economic growth has increased risks for developing countries, especially if the record levels of private capital that has flowed into these markets is reversed, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Read More »

Alitalia cargo initiates flights to Miami

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Alitalia Cargo, in cooperation with Centurion Air Cargo, initiated a weekly flight from Milan's Malpensa airport to Miami International airport with connecting service to Latin America. This new service will be operated with MD-11SF aircraft, providing a Read More »

Kerala flights signal growth in India

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Geert Boven, Etihad's executive vice president sales and services, said that Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad were all 'in the airline's sights' as the carrier launched flights on May 30 to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and June 2 to Kochi (Cochin). Read More »

Hamburg S’d christens Bahia Grande in Korea

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

On May 28, 2007 the container vessel Bahia Grande was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea. The Bahia Grande is the fourth of a total of six identical 3,752 teu containerships commissioned from DS Read More »

CMA CGM finalizes Comanav acquisition

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has officially acquired Moroccan maritime shipping company Comanav following publication of the privatization order signed by Prime Minister Driss Jettou. Read More »

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