China to levy anti-dumping duties on US chicken

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

China will levy heavy anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken products, its Commerce Ministry said on Friday, a move likely to aggravate trade relations and antagonise one of the few U.S. industries that profitably exports to China.

The ministry' Read More »

Vietnam vows

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam is monitoring China's dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against European Union duties on shoes and will take "appropriate action", a foreign ministry spokeswoman said without elaborating. Read More »

Chapman is 2010 recipent of TIACA’S ’ hall of fame’ award

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chris Chapman, founder and chairman of Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing is to be inducted into The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 'Hall of Fame' in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the global air cha Read More »

US Airways awards UK & Ireland GSA contact to Globe Air Cargo

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

US Airways has appointed Globe Air Cargo, part of European Cargo Services (ECS), as its exclusive general sales and service agent in the UK and Ireland. Read More »

ABC appoints Arslanova as Executive President

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Tatyana Arslanova has been promoted to the post of Executive President of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).

She joined Volga-Dnepr Group in 1995 after achieving a Master's degree in economics. Starting her career as assistant to the sales manage Read More »

WFS helps expediate delivery of ‘shelterboxes’ to earthquake victims in Haiti

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has supported the efforts of Virgin Atlantic Airways to deliver urgently-needed aid to earthquake victims in Haiti by waiving handling charges in Miami and Orlando for 79,500 kilos of medical kits, food supplies and tarpaul Read More »

WFS wins Air China cargo contract in the UK & Ireland

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won Air China's cargo handling contract at London's Heathrow Airport.

The three-year contract, won via a competitive tender process, will see WFS handle some 11,000 tonnes of cargo a year for the air Read More »

Cargonaut and Traxon Europe join forces and launch eCargo Pouch’

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

The two cargo community system providers Cargonaut International B. V. based at Amsterdam airport and Traxon Europe based in Frankfurt (Germany) have signed a cooperation agreement which took effect at the beginning of this year. Jointly they launched the Read More »

Hedging instruments used by Asia Pacific airlines

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Asia's largest airlines that fly international routes, such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qantas, hedge their fuel requirements, but most still do not.

Those who do have rigid safeguards, such as limiting the volumes hedged each t Read More »

JAL to stay with American in blow to Delta

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Japan Airlines said it would keep its partnership with American Airlines in the Oneworld alliance, ending an attempt by Delta Air Lines to entice the bankrupt carrier to its rival SkyTeam group. Read More »

EGSAC appoints SNTTA Cargo in Sharjah

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Established in 1976, SNTTA Cargo represents Emirates, Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Sudan Airways. The company has 25 GSSA staff, and operates from headquarters at Sharjah with offices in Sh Read More »

Hactl announces January tonnage throughput

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released today its tonnage throughput for the first month of 2010. A total of 212,623 tons were handled in the month, representing a significant year-on-year growth of 48.9%. Export volume in January increased Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping (NZ) names busi. dev. mngr.; forms a joint venture w/ Royale Int’l Couriers

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Famous Pacific Shipping (NZ) Ltd in Auckland has appointed George Dobovanszky as business development manager with a focus on the development of the freight forwarder's cargo volumes in the US - New Zealand trade. Read More »

Oceania VSA service to be upgraded

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and ANL-USL) will add an additional vessel to the weekly PSW string operating between the West Coast of North America and Australia/New Zealand.

T Read More »

Crowley announces management changes

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group announced two management appointments - Rudy Leming to vice president, marine & terminal operations, and Matt Jackson to vice president, Caribbean Island services. Both will report to John Douglass, sen Read More »

Evergreen Line announces rate restoration programs for the Northern Europe to USA trades

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide our customers with the same reliable and efficient level of service for the Northern Europe to USA trades, it is essential to bring freight rates back to sustainable and viable levels so that we can continue providing a co Read More »

Zepol Releases “Top 50 U.S. Containerized Import Ports Report” for 2009

AJOT | February 10, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

2009 Ports Report Profiles Each of the Top 50 U.S. Containerized Import Ports with Key Metrics

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade data intelligence company, today announced the release of a report of the top 50 United States Containe Read More »

Zepol’s 2009 U.S. Containerized Import Ports Report

AJOT | February 10, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As the most innovative and advanced U.S. trade information provider to the international trade community, Zepol has created this report of the top 50 U.S. ports for port authorities, steamship lines, 3PLs, importers, and suppliers of the United States mar Read More »

Premium Article  Payne helps steer Florida transportation panel

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

Developing a roadmap for Florida’s transportation needs during the next 50 years is the challenge that Port Canaveral CEO J. Stanley ‘Stan’ Payne has accepted as a member of the 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) Steering Committee. The pla Read More »

Premium Article  Florida’s East Coast ports prepare for future growth

Paul Scott Abbott | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With expansion of the Panama Canal on target for completion in 2014, it is not surprising that projects planned or under way at a number of Florida Atlantic Coast ports are being eyed for readiness in the next four to five years.

Looking ind Read More »