International Trade

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 »

Premium Article  Log exports to China resume; Virginia, South Carolina deal involves six-month pilot program

Peter Buxbaum | July 16, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Last month, a shipping container left the port of Portsmouth, Virginia destined for the port of Shanghai, China, an event which ended a 14-month ban on the export of logs from Virginia and South Carolina to China. The Chinese Read More »

Premium Article  Forest products show positive volumes; legislation holds snags

Karen Thuermer | July 16, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

Forest products are a critical commodity for both the U.S. economy and seaports across the country. The South Carolina Forestry Commission reports that forest products are the No. 1 export item moving through the Port of Ch Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian lumber: from zero to a billion in 10 years

Leo Quigley | July 16, 2012 | International Trade

By Leo Quigley, AJOT In 2001 there was a long and nasty softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the U.S., and the resulting countervailing duties imposed by the U.S. on softwood lumber closed many of the mills in British Columbia and forced the Provi Read More »

Premium Article  ChemLogix names new Senior VP of Business Development

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | People | Appointments | International Trade

ChemLogix LLC has announces the promotion of Ed Hildebrandt into the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development. Moving from the role of Senior Vice President Business Operations, Ed's role within ChemLogix will change from managing the t Read More »

Premium Article  State of logistics report indicates capacity issues ahead

Karen Thuermer | June 21, 2012 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

While everyone keeps looking for some positive sign that the U.S. economy has turned the curve and is heading for better times, findings in the 23rd annual State of Logistics Report, compiled by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), depict a more somber environment. Read More »

Premium Article  Demographics and distribution; Population shifts impact logistics networks

Peter Buxbaum | June 21, 2012 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Demographics--the study of populations--have long been an important element in planning and execution in any number of business fields, including logistics. Transportation and distribution networks are developed within the fr Read More »

Premium Article  WWL strengthens Australia Service while mining there may face slow down

Karen Thuermer | June 21, 2012 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

Despite the economic challenges being felt around the world, Australia has been experiencing its own economic boom thanks largely because of its mining industry. While opinions are mixed, that industry, however, could be Read More »

Premium Article  Strong underwriting result underpins UK P&I Club finances in 2012

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, announces its results for the year ended 20 February 2012. Read More »

Premium Article  The changing face of Canada’s West Coast

Leo Quigley | May 10, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

By Leo Quigley, AJOT

The recession seems to be coming to an end on Canada’s West Coast with traffic at its two largest ports, Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert, on the increase once again. Read More »