International Trade

Premium Article  Can a rise in steel production in China spark life into the dry bulk sector?

George Lauriat | November 15, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

There is little doubt that China’s become the world’s blast furnace, pouring out steel at historic rates. With the ink hardly dry on a $157 billion stimulus package to rebuild the PRC’s infrastructure, there is some cause for optimism in the dry bulk sector as nothing fills bottoms quite like steelmaking. Read More »

Premium Article  Protecting the entire cold chain

Peter Buxbaum | November 15, 2012 | Intermodal | International Trade

Millard invests in warehouses, seaports, value-added services

By Peter Buxbaum, AJOT

Shippers of perishable goods need the same transportation, warehousing, and distribution services that other shippers require. But because of the na Read More »

Premium Article  BNSF Rail to load coal through Canada’s Fraser Surrey Docks

Leo Quigley | November 05, 2012 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | International Trade

By Leo Quigley, AJOT

The largest and most diverse multi-purpose terminal on North America's West Coast is planning to expand once again. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL bring optimism to Anaheim events November 10-14

Paul Scott Abbott | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal | International Trade

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

An upbeat atmosphere is expected when a couple thousand freight transportation industry leaders converge on Southern California in mid-November. Read More »

Premium Article  Putting wheels on the ground

George Lauriat | October 18, 2012 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Two international freight forwarders, Auto Exporters Services (AES) and World Class Shipping (WCS), specialize in the export of vehicles from the US. In an interview with the AJOT, the forwarders share the many nuances of the business of putting wheels on Read More »

Premium Article  Antwerp eyes bigger role in Far East and other trade lanes

Leo Ryan | October 18, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Among the northern European ports on the Le Havre-Hamburg range, Antwerp has in recent years become a bigger factor on various world trade lanes and is now going after the significant markets opening up for the new generation of mega-containerships thanks Read More »

Premium Article  Making flowers available year round; More direct flights and express services are making it happen

Peter Buxbaum | October 04, 2012 | Air Cargo | International Trade

By Peter Buxbaum, AJOT

Let's say a couple is planning a fall or winter wedding and the bride has her heart set on having the wedding party carry flowers like hydrangeas, tulips, peonies, ranunculus or anemones. Until relatively recently, that w Read More »

Premium Article  Dubai’s JAFZA to benefit from infrastructure expansion and strengthening of feeder services

Manik Mehta | October 04, 2012 | International Trade

Dubai, devoid of neighbouring Abu Dhabi’s rich oil and gas reserves, has been resorting to commercially imaginative ways to prop up its economy. Its Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is expected to benefit from the expansion of ports and feeder services in Dub Read More »

Premium Article  Abu Dhabi diversifying from oildependency and luring foreign companies to its industrial zone

Manik Mehta | October 04, 2012 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Dubai remains close on its heels …

By Manik Mehta, AJOT

As the oil-rich Gulf ports realize the danger of their asymmetric dependence on oil and gas, whose reserves are rapidly depleting, they are increasingly diversifying their economies an Read More »

Premium Article  Reshaping Old Ways as U.S. to China Exports Expand

AJOT | September 19, 2012 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

With the current surge in U.S. exports to China emerging as a bright spot in today’s turbulent economic climate, savvy Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) are taking advantage of game changing technology innovations that support a new wave of collaboration Read More »

Premium Article  Grain Container Quality Certification gives Canadian farmers an advantage

Leo Quigley | September 19, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

For 100 years the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has been the gatekeeper to Canada's international reputation for quality grain exports. Now, the CGC has included grain, oilseeds and pulse crops shipped in containers to its certification program and inte Read More »

Premium Article  Michelin’s Straub looks forward to SC conference, logistics future

Paul Scott Abbott | September 06, 2012 | People | Interviews | International Trade

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

As Peter J. Straub, manager of international transportation for tire industry leader Michelin North America Inc., looks forward to the Sept. 17-19 South Carolina International Trade Conference, he sees the Port of Charleston Read More »

Premium Article  Brazil unveils steps to boost road, railway construction

AJOT | August 26, 2012 | International Trade

Brazil’s government unveiled measures to lure up to 133 billion reais ($66 billion) in private investment for new roads and railways needed to unclog the country’s transportation bottlenecks. Read More »

Premium Article  CaroTrans long-term investment in Latin American trade provides insight

George Lauriat | August 26, 2012 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Greg Howard of CaroTrans could be described as “chief ambassador” rather than global CEO when it comes to developing international business links. Howard’s long-term relationship with South America offers an insider’s view of one of the world’s fastest, ( Read More »

Premium Article  Hong Kong is becoming the new world center for wine exports

Karen Thuermer | August 12, 2012 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

In Hong Kong they're raising their glasses and making toasts to what has become an increasingly popular wine industry.

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Premium Article  Hong Kong Redux?

George Lauriat | August 12, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

By George Lauriat, AJOT

On June 27th, the Hong Kong Special Administrative zone celebrated the 15th anniversary of reunification with China. While a decade and a half of exemplary economic performance has sparkled against the West's tepid resul Read More »


Stas Margaronis | August 07, 2012 | International Trade | Liner Shipping


Chinese shipbuilders, such as COSCO Corp, are challenging Korea and Singapore in their traditional stronghold of offshore oil rig building and have managed to secure 20% of the $72 billion world m Read More »

Premium Article  Intelleflex Introduces Cold Chain Technology

Robert L. Wallack | August 07, 2012 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

By Robert L. Wallack, American Journal of Transportation, San Francisco, CA

Intelleflex, a Santa Clara, California based technology company, is testing a pallet-level radio-frequency identification (RFID) system to monitor temperatures in real-time f Read More »

Premium Article  “China and Mongolia Inland Infrastructure Development Expanding with Trade”

Robert L. Wallack | July 16, 2012 | International Trade

By Robert L. Wallack, AJOT

A number of factors are contributing to the People’s Republic of China’s inland infrastructure construction of highways, roads, railways, airports and container depots. Industrial and government investments are shifting fro Read More »

Premium Article  China: Tree of Life

George Lauriat | July 16, 2012 | International Trade

By George Lauriat,

AJOTChina’s unquenchable demand for forest products has buoyed the market, even during this economic downturn. While the Chinese economy has slowed, the medium term prospects remain positive for increased imports of wood products b Read More »