International Trade

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 »

Premium Article  North, to Alaska. The rush is on

Leo Quigley | April 25, 2012 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

By Leo Quigley, AJOT

America’s 49th state is entirely dependent on three primary supply routes consisting of the Alaska Highway, air and ocean freight. There are no railways that connect Alaska to the other 48 states and its closest neighbors are Cana Read More »

Premium Article  Recovery underway but prosperity still down the road

George Lauriat | April 05, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The Northeast economic recovery is underway, but potholes could undermine road to prosperity. One thing that characterizes Northeast cities from those in other parts of North America is the propensity for developing vehicle trashing potholes. Read More »

Premium Article  A challenging time for chemical logistics

Peter Buxbaum | April 05, 2012 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Growth of China leads to more complex supply chains

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Recent changes in the logistics of the chemicals market and the changes that are likely to come in the next few years can be summed up with one word: China. China arrive Read More »

Premium Article  US exporters take home the bacon when it comes to meat

Karen Thuermer | March 22, 2012 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

A recent article Korea’s high lifestyle magazine, Luxury, points to U.S. beef being the choice meat product of that nation’s renown chefs. In fact, five of the seven restaurants highlighted sold U.S. rib eye and strip loin Read More »

Premium Article  Brazil offers growing export opportunities

Karen Thuermer | March 22, 2012 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

Although economic indicators suggest that Brazil’s economy may be heading for a recession, this powerhouse to the south is positioning itself to become an indispensible source for U.S. exporters. Read More »

Premium Article  U.S. equipment sales to Latin America explode

Peter Buxbaum | March 22, 2012 | International Trade

Despite recent economic glitches, export growth reflects long term positive trends

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Exports of U.S. construction and agricultural equipment increased dramatically in 2011. Demand for such equipment in South America was one Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers beware: as opportunities open in Russia, watch the details

Karen Thuermer | March 22, 2012 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

Exports to the CIS nations might be on the increase, but shipping products there is not for the faith hearted. And it requires an expert who knows the ins and outs of this very challenging marketplace. Read More »

Premium Article  An impediment to normal trade relations with Russia

Peter Buxbaum | March 22, 2012 | International Trade

The administration is seeking repeal of 1970s legislation but many in Congress oppose the move

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

In his most recent State of the Union address, President Obama declared that "Congress should make sure that no foreign compan Read More »

Premium Article  CBP attempting to right wrongs with new rules for in-bond shipments

Peter Buxbaum | March 07, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

30-day limit, electronic filings are key provisions

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Ten years ago, the Government Accountability Office issued a report criticizing how U.S. Customs and Border Protection handled in-bond shipments. CBP's reaction at that Read More »

Premium Article  ‘Flower week’ stretches U.S. customs inspectors

AJOT | February 23, 2012 | Air Cargo | International Trade

U.S. Customs agents at ports of entry along the country's southern border are charged with searching cars and cargo for weapons, drugs, terrorists and smugglers. Read More »

Premium Article  The China Factor

George Lauriat | February 23, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

The Chinese economy is a key driver for the bulk trades. For North Americans, China’s consumption of raw materials and agricultural products has been an import export mainstay. But the heady days of China’s economic growth in the high teens may be over…at Read More »

Premium Article  Without CWB Control, Canadian malt barley exports will blossom

Leo Quigley | February 23, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

With the Canadian Wheat Board losing its monopoly, Canadian farmers are looking for new export opportunities…and Asia looks to be a big beneficiary. Read More »

Argentina’s January trade surplus seen down 28%

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Argentina's trade surplus for January is seen falling 28 percent year-on-year, hit by weaker demand for the country's exports, particularly slower car sales to neighboring Brazil, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

China opens box office to more U.S. movies

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China agreed to open its market to more American movies, in a dramatic Hollywood ending to a week-long visit by China's leader-in-waiting that produced billions of dollars in business deals. Read More »