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WTO says US has not complied with meat labeling ruling

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

The United States has not done enough to change its meat labelling rules after losing a World Trade Organization challenge brought by Mexico and Canada, the WTO said. Read More »

US official urges deal on meat label clash with Mexico, Canada

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

A negotiated solution is the best way to resolve a trade dispute with Canada and Mexico over meat labeling in the short term, a U.S. official said. Read More »

US says considering all options on WTO meat label ruling

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Trade Representative's office said it is considering all options, including an appeal, after a World Trade Organization ruling on meat labeling. Read More »

No export bonanza this year from record US harvest

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Not this year. Read More »

Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in US over Takata air bags

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. Read More »

Taiwan September export orders surge on global demand for smartphones

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Taiwan export orders in September were nearly four times as strong as expected as global retailers raced to meet consumer demand for high-tech gadgets such as the newest iPhone from Apple Inc. Read More »

Fire destroys sugar warehouse at Brazil’s Santos Port

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A blaze destroyed a sugar warehouse operated by Cargill Inc and Biosev at Brazil's Santos port, the largest in Latin America, the third major fire at a sugar export terminal there over the last year. Read More »

India approves plan to develop Iran’s Chabahar port

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

India will float a company to develop Iran's Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran's relations with world powers. Read More »

GCT Global Container Terminals joins Green Marine

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

As a leader of terminal operations in North America and the largest terminal operator in Canada, GCT Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) has signed on as a participant to Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry on the continent. Read More »

“New Tango” Service brings additional Post-Panamax vessels to Charleston

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The SC Ports Authority received the first ship call of a new consolidated East Coast South America service that brings additional post-Panamax vessels to Charleston. Read More »

Port of Long Beach honors OOCL’s CEO Tung with Port Pilot Award

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Andrew Tung, CEO and Managing Director of Orient Overseas Container Line, was presented today with the prestigious “Port Pilot Award” by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Read More »

Polytra gets rail wagons to Morocco 

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Polytra gets rail wagons to Morocco 

Polytra N.V., a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC for Belgium, concluded the shipment of 20 passenger wagons from Romania to Morrocco. Read More »

TransPacific Lines grapple with inland transport crisis

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Congested U.S. port terminals, harbor and over-the-road truck and driver shortages, slower trains and longer rail terminal dwell times due to increased domestic rates have not only disrupted service but also driven intermodal rates and cargo handling costs up sharply. Read More »

Canadian Pacific Railway ends merger talks with CSX

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said that it had ended talks to buy CSX Corp and that the two companies planned no further discussions. Read More »

Southeastern’s Missel receives Plunkett-Stoioff Award at SCITC

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has announced Fritz Missel, International Business Development Manager at Southeastern Freight Lines, has received the 2014 Plunkett-Stoioff Award. Read More »

China’s JD.com starts operations in $1 billion warehouse, land push

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc said it had launched its warehouse and logistics initiative, ahead of China's biggest online shopping event which produced sales of $1.6 billion for the firm last year. Read More »

Americold announces new facility in Heyburn, ID

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Americold, the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced that it has opened a facility in Heyburn, Idaho. The 160,000 sq. ft. temperature-controlled building has capacity for more than 17,000 pallets - 10,000 steel-racked and 7,000 bulk-storage positions. Read More »

Team Zietlow achieves third world record with seamless logistics support from Kuehne + Nagel

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The renowned adventurer and off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team mates Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz, have achieved a spectacular new world record with the logistics support of Kuehne + Nagel: Driving from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa in 21 days. Read More »

CEVA airlifts supplies to West Africa for Ebola response

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA airlifts supplies to West Africa for Ebola response

CEVA Logistics – one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies – airlifted more than 70 tons of urgent supplies to Monrovia, Liberia on October 10th to assist in ongoing efforts to combat the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo, US Airways Cargo officially combine under single Air Waybill

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo, US Airways Cargo officially combine under single Air Waybill

American Airlines and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill. The new entity brings in more than $800 million each year and moves more than one billion pounds of freight and mail annually. Read More »

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