IANA launches DVIR processing system

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced that it has launched the IANA Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Processing System. The system assists motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), facility operators, and mainten Read More »

IAS’ DispatchManager improves drayage operations and invoicing

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

International Asset Systems (IAS), the global leader in services and technology for asset management within the transport industry, has announced that DispatchManager, its widely deployed drayage management service, is now fully integration-enabled to sup Read More »

CP Rail aims to boost operating efficiencies

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway can become more efficient with operating changes that do not require significant capital spending, the carrier's new chief operating officer said.

The railway has begun pilot projects at its Winnipeg, Manitoba, termin Read More »

Swedish apartment blocks are produced with

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

From now until spring 2011, DB Schenker will transport approx. 12,500 tons of prefabricated concrete walls from Neubrandenburg to Sweden for the construction of apartment blocks, arriving just in time. On June 8, the experts at the Central Rail Logistics Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet seeks bidders for railway lines

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

South Africa's logistics group Transnet is looking for private bidders to operate 7,300 km of its railway lines, the company said in a newspaper advertisement. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming to buy Australia’s FreightLink for A$334 million

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc agreed to buy Australia's FreightLink for A$334 million (about $277.2 million) to expand its operations in the mineral-rich country. Read More »

Russia, Belarus to hold talks on customs union

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Belarus has agreed to hold high-level talks with Moscow on joining a Russia-dominated customs union, the Kremlin said after Russia and Kazakhstan launched the bloc without Belarus. Read More »

Nokia pedals hard to stay ahead in cheap markets

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Nokia Oyj , the world's top cellphone maker, unveiled four new cheap models and a bicycle charger in a move to protect its dominance in emerging markets.

Nokia said the 15-euro charger was targeted at developing countries with limited access to electr Read More »

India may allow Chinese telecom imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Indian government may allow imports of Chinese telecom equipment after security checks, a top Indian government official said, indicating a softening of India's position on an issue that has clouded ties between the two Asian powers. Read More »

Replace Africa aid with trade, rich countries told

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Rich countries need to change the way they deal with Africa, shifting from aid to trade if they are not to lose ground to the emerging economic players of Asia and South America, a top think-tank said. Read More »

China will treat foreign firms fairly in procurement deals

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Chinese government will treat foreign companies fairly, including with regard to government procurement deals, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said.

His comments, reported on the ministry's website on Monday, appeared to be aimed at Read More »

Population, incomes tilt India towards food imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

India's anxiety over erratic monsoon rains will become more acute as rising incomes and a growing population push up demand for farmed produce faster than supply, turning the nation into a major importer within 5 years.

Forecasts of a normal Read More »

UK trade deficit widens in April, ash hits exports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was wider than expected in April, after disruption to air traffic as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud hit both exports and imports, official data showed.

The Office for Nati Read More »

U.S. Senator sees push to move China currency bill

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

A leading U.S. Senate critic of China's currency policy said a group of her colleagues were determined to push legislation allowing the Commerce Department to use anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws against China's exchange rate. Read More »

WTO report to show protectionism under control

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Protectionism is still a risk as unemployment remains high in many countries despite the recovery but it has so far not caused the serious damage that some feared, a World Trade Organization report will argue.

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy Read More »

US Air/American link could bolster global routes

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

The pending marriage of United Airlines and Continental Airlines leaves US Airways Group and American Airlines logical partners with their survival possibly at stake. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands weight limit for International priority parcel serviceSM shipments

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has expanded the weight limit for its international Priority Parcel ServiceSM (PPS) to provide customers with additional flexibility in shipping heavier, time-sensitive packages. PPS Heavywei Read More »

Air France KLM’s traffic up in May

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France KLM said it passenger and cargo business had shown a "marked" recovery in terms of traffic and unit revenues in May due to an improvement in the economic environment and prudent capacity management. Read More »

airBaltic boosts ex-Ireland capacity

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

airBaltic has increased its Dublin services from four to nine flights per week, with 5 flights per week to Riga (Latvia) and 4 to Vilnius (Lithuania). Read More »

Coyne Airways increases dedicated sales team in the US

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways has appointed a dedicated sales team in the United States to market its extensive network of air cargo delivery services to the Caspian region, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ray Wach, Rob Siegfried and Ilse Manner have 50 years of combi Read More »