Sino-Global & Monson Agencies Australia sign agency agreement

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., a non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, announced it has signed an agency agreement with Monson Agencies Australia Pty. Ltd. (''Monson Agencies Australia''). Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE - China’s air cargo hub in St. Louis to provide strong commerce, business opportunities

Manik Mehta | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

The presence of China’s Vice Premier, Wang Quishan, with a delegation in June in St. Louis, Missouri, for talks with local politicians and officials to formalize the establishment of air-cargo hub was intended to convey a strong message to US audiences: t Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE ‘08 - Hong Kong to become wine hub for China market

Manik Mehta | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

With Hong Kong’s abolishment of import duties on beer and wine, distributors are hoping to use the port-city as a logistics center for penetrating the vast China market. Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE ‘08 - The China Puzzle

George Lauriat | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

In China, puzzles are called yizhi youxi or more directly translated as “intelligence games.” Most of the traditional Chinese puzzles involve a combination of skills deftly utilizing the hands, eyes and ultimately the mind. With a US presidential election Read More »

Premium Article  Canada Border Services Agency stirs storm over box tests

Leo Ryan | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Marine shipping circles, freight forwarders and exporters and importers in Canada are up in arms over a recent decision by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to test containers at Canadian ports for formaldehyde content. Read More »

Premium Article  Risk management key ingredient in the future of freight forwarder networks

George Lauriat | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

David Yokeum, president of WCA (World Cargo Alliance) Family of Logistic Networks, over the years has introduced some innovative programs and services to the profession of freight forwarding networks. Yokeum believes that “risk management” is a building b Read More »

SC ports to participate in national environmental management program

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is one of five US port organizations selected to participate in an 18-month environmental management program. Read More »

Port of Hamburg sets course for growth in H1 ‘08

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With overall handling of 71 million tons and container handling of five million teu (20-foot standard containers), Germany's largest universal port is also remaining on a course for growth in 2008. Overall, container handling attained an increase of 3.8% Read More »

Henningsen Cold Storage selects LeanLogistics

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

LeanLogistics, a division of CHEP and a provider of Web-native Transportation Management Systems (TMS), announced that Henningsen Cold Storage has chosen LeanLogistics' On-Demand TMS(R) to manage inbound and outbound transportation from their frozen and r Read More »

NCBFAA files tariff exemption petition

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) filed a Petition with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) seeking to have the agency use its authority to exempt NVOCCs from the requirement of publishing rate tariffs. If Read More »

CII expands in New Zealand

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Consolidators International (CII) is expanding its New Zealand freight operations with the signing of a new, exclusive agreement with that nation's largest forwarder, Mondiale Freight Services, Ltd. Read More »

Trucking calls for plan to limit fuel cost effect on economy

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

A top trucking official along with a professional truck driver urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive energy plan that will ensure an affordable supply of oil and limit the effect of rising fuel costs on the US economy. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Ohio Central Railroad System

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire nine short line railroads known as the Ohio Central Railroad System (OCR), for $219.0 million in cash. In addition, GWI has agreed to pay contingent consideration of approxi Read More »

Schneider selected as Wal-Mart’s ‘Intermodal Carrier of the Year’

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National announced today it has been selected as the 2007 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Schneider was notified of this year's honor after Wal-Mart's annual evaluation of its trucking and logistics services providers. S Read More »

Chile July trade surplus seen at $2.1 bln.

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Chile's trade surplus is expected to total $2.1 billion in July, down from $2.4 billion in the same month last year, as imports and exports each touch record highs, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

Taiwan July exports growth seen easing to 16.8%

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Taiwan's exports in July probably grew 16.8% from a year earlier, the slowest pace in three months, due mainly to weaker electronics demand in the United States and Europe, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

Brazil’s Lula to seek rapid revival of trade talks

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Brazil wants to restart collapsed global trade negotiations and believes an agreement can be reached within two months, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said. Read More »

Cargo 2000 measures quality of 1mln. route maps

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000's program to improve the quality of air cargo achieved an important milestone in June 2008 when it measured the quality of more than one million individual route maps for the first time. Read More »

ATA vows legal action to stop DOT auction

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the US airlines, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation (DOT) announcement that it will auction slots at Newark Liberty Internation Read More »

Lam joins Trans Global Logistics to lead worldwide airfreight

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Trans Global Logistics, a leading Hong Kong-based logistics company with a wide network throughout Asia, has named Peter Lam corporate director of airfreight. Lam joins Trans Global from Virgin Atlantic Cargo, where he was regional sales manager for Hong Read More »