International Trade

CBP reports cargo clearance still normal

AJOT | October 04, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and related cargo clearance agencies continue to operate under normal working hours with no delays in cargo operations experienced at this time. Read More »

MOL Joining Project in Uruguay - To Build and Charter World’s Largest FSRU -

AJOT | October 04, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) President: Koichi Muto announced that MOL, along with a subsidiary of GDF Suez S.A. has signed a 20-year time charter party for one floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Read More »

BlueFire Renewables Adds New Revenue Source to Fulton Facility

AJOT | October 04, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTCBB:BFRE), a company focused on changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm, has integrated a synergistic wood pellet production plant to its facility in Fulton, Mississippi. Read More »

ASA Comments on Congress’ Farm Bill Failure, Federal Shutdown

AJOT | October 04, 2013 | International Trade

With Monday’s expiration of the one-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, coupled with the shutdown of the federal government, the ASA took Congress to task Read More »

Daimler mulls new North America plant

Reuters | October 03, 2013 | International Trade

Germany's Daimler AG may build a new factory in North America if demand for compact cars picks up, the head of production and procurement at Mercedes-Benz Cars was quoted saying by a German car magazine. Read More »

Bharti to decide on fate of JV with Wal-Mart in October

Reuters | October 03, 2013 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's India partner, Bharti Enterprises, will take a call on the future of its wholesale joint venture with the U.S. retailer this month, the Economic Times said. Read More »

US phosphate export group PhosChem disbands

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

The U.S. phosphate export association PhosChem has disbanded, a spokesman for U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said, making it the second fertilizer trade consortium to break up this year. Read More »

Philippines seeking EU trade deal

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

The Philippines is looking to seal a free trade agreement with the European Union and will pursue the issue at ASEAN meetings next week, the country's trade minister said. Read More »

Lithuania warns Russia over pressuring its neighbors

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | Intermodal | International Trade

Lithuania could block Russia's road and rail access to its enclave of Kaliningrad if Moscow keeps pressuring its neighbors over their ties to the European Union, the Baltic state's foreign minister said. Read More »

Due To Lapse in Funding US Customs & Border Protection Not Updated

AJOT | October 02, 2013 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Due to the lapse in federal funding, the CBP website will not be actively managed. Read More »

Jensen Maritime Awarded Construction Management Contract for Four New Jones Act Tankers

AJOT | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

Jensen Maritime Consultants, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, announced today that the company has been awarded a new construction management contract for four new 330,000-barrel, Jones Act product tankers. Read More »

North Carolina’s State Council Approves Morehead City Wood Pellet Agreement

AJOT | October 02, 2013 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The Council of State approved a deal today that expands the Ports’ profile in the highly competitive wood pellet industry. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the same agreement last week. Read More »

Obama’s bold trade plan faces resistance on Asia trip

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim haven't agreed on much, if anything, in the 15 years since the latter was ousted from Mahathir's government and then jailed on sodomy and corruption charges. Read More »

Brazil trade surplus rises to $2.147 billion in September

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

Brazil's trade surplus increased slightly more than expected in September, the trade ministry said. Read More »

Countdown to global trade deadline marked by dire warnings

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has about 20 working days left to stitch together the first global trade deal in two decades, but even the faster tempo of talks under new chief Roberto Azevedo may be too little, too late. Read More »

South Korea says September exports to EU, US down; China exports up

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

South Korea's overseas shipments to the European Union and the United States fell in September from a year earlier, government data showed, but shipments to China edged higher. Read More »

Indonesia sees first trade surplus in 5 months, rupiah gains

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

Indonesia recorded a surprise trade surplus for August, its first in five months, offering some relief to the ailing rupiah, but the country's current account deficit will likely keep weighing on Asia's weakest currency this year. Read More »

China keeps 2014 import quotas for grains, cotton at this year’s levels

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

China, the world's top wheat and rice consumer, will issue low-tariff import quotas for key grains and cotton in 2014 at the same level as it allocated this year, keeping a lid on imports of lower-priced overseas imports, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said. Read More »

South Africa’s August trade deficit widens to 19.05 billion rand

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

South Africa's trade shortfall unexpectedly widened to 19.05 billion rand ($1.9 billion) in August, the biggest gap in seven months, after a 14.21 billion rand deficit in July, the South African Revenue Service said. Read More »

Big US Corn Crop Changes Ag Outlook

Reuters | October 01, 2013 | International Trade

US Corn Crop Could Transform Agricultural Outlook Read More »