EU lawmakers back arbitration in US trade deal

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

European lawmakers supported including investor arbitration in a free-trade deal with the United States, a breakthrough on one of the biggest obstacles to a transatlantic accord. Read More »

Majority of Americans back new trade deals

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

A majority of Americans support new trade deals, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed, even as President Barack Obama struggles to win support for legislation key to sealing a signature Pacific Rim trade agreement. Read More »

Sanderson Farms CEO sees more pressure on chicken prices

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

Sanderson Farms Inc, the third-largest U.S. poultry producer, said lower prices for boneless breasts and bulk leg quarters contributed to softer-than-expected net sales and profit last quarter and warned that a production ramp-up could leave processors with more birds than they can handle this fall. Read More »

Food supply fears whet appetite for Dutch farm technology

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies. Read More »

Fractured EU parliament seeks unity on US trade deal

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

The European Parliament will seek to support a trade deal with the United States in two crucial votes, but the issue of how companies settle disputes will remain the pact's Achilles heel, a senior EU lawmaker said. Read More »

Mexico working hard to prevent new outbreaks of bird flu

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said. Read More »

Brazilian meat exporters hit by Russian ban

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

Russia has banned the import of meat from 10 Brazilian processing plants starting on June 9, the Russian news agency Interfax said, weakening shares of Brazil's big beef exporters JBS SA and Marfrig SA. Read More »

Alibaba’s logistics arm to expand warehouse space

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The logistics arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is lining up a major warehouse expansion to streamline deliveries across the nation, devoting a large slice of long-term $16 billion investment plans to adding new space. Read More »

German train union EVG agrees wage deal in Deutsche Bahn dispute

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Germany's main railway union, the EVG, said it had agreed a wage deal in a year-long dispute with German rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Read More »

Delta eyes Asia alliances, sees limited US consolidation

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Delta Air Lines is interested in forging alliances with carriers in Asia, the airline's president said. Read More »

Etihad Airways reports 52% jump in annual profit

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways, one of three Gulf airlines that U.S. rivals say benefit from state subsidies, reported a 52 percent rise in annual profit on higher passenger numbers and increased revenue from cargo and partner airlines. Read More »

Israeli port workers defy court order to continue strike

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Striking Israeli dockworkers defied a court order on Thursday and shut down the country’s two main seaports for a second day in protest at the creation of two new foreign-run ports. Read More »

Maritime disputes test China’s peaceful rise

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

SOUTHCHINASEA-MARITIME/DIPLOMACY-KEMP (COLUMN)=2:COLUMN-Maritime disputes test China's peaceful rise: Kemp Read More »

Renewables’ share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Today in Energy” brief looks at the growth of renewables as a share of U.S. energy consumption. Read More »

Bahri signed an agreement to build 5 crude carriers with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) signed with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) today, May 21, 2015, an agreement to build 5 VLCCs plus 5 more optional VLCCs. Read More »

Vigillo’s Athena Expands Reporting Capabilities

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Second generation reporting to handle bigger data, more easily Read More »

V.Group inaugurates new centre in Manila

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

1000 new seafarers register on first day of V.Group's new Manila Training Centre. Read More »

Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Read More »

Adria Airways Extends Handling Contract with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS)

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Slovenia’s National Airline and FCS Continue Their Successful and Long-standing Partnership at Europe’s Largest Cargo Hub Read More »

Freight traffic on Maasvlakte meets environmental requirements

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In the vast majority of cases, freight traffic on the Maasvlakte meets the environmental requirements imposed. Read More »