China Mobile talking to Apple on iPhones

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

China Mobile said it hoped to launch Apple iPhones soon to accelerate uptake of high-end 3G services as it reported first-half profit at the top end of expectations.

The world's largest mobile operator by subscribers said it has met with Apple chief e Read More »

US, EU urge Philippines comply on WTO alcohol ruling

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and European Union urged the Philippines to quickly comply with a new World Trade Organization ruling by ending a discriminatory tax system against foreign alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel's and Spain's Brandy de Jerez.

"The pane Read More »

US steel exports drop in June from May

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

Exports of steel declined in June from May be 4.2% according to government data. 'Declines in exports to NAFTA and Asia reflect more than the total decline. Softening market conditions in NAFTA in June, along with lower exports to the smaller export marke Read More »

From flying crate to jumbo freighter: Logistics industry celebrates 100 years of air cargo in…

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

100 years of air cargo flight in Germany: The logistics industry is duly celebrating this very special jubilee of its origins on its centennial anniversary. On 19 August 1911, a single-engined Harlan took off from a grass strip in Berlin-Johannisthal car Read More »

DHL Chicago, San Juan and Toronto stations accredited as qualified Envirotainer providers

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announced their Chicago (ORD), San Juan (SJU) and Toronto (YYZ) stations have been accredited as Qualified Envirotainer Providers (QEP). All three stations met the requirements of a five-step process, to earn th Read More »

Lindell named to ANS sales post

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

Airline Network Services' drive to deepen its market position in Southwestern United States moved into high gear with the appointment of veteran air transportation Executive to head the company's cargo sales effort in that region.

Jens Tubbesing, CEO Read More »

Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernization
of first AN-124-1OO to new…

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Company of the Ukraine have reached an agreement to upgrade the first one of Volga-Dnepr's fleet of AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighters to a modernised AN-124-111VD standard in the latest step towards relaunching serial p Read More »

Cathay Pacific says July cargo traffic down 11% on year

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways said that its cargo throughput in July fell 11 percent from the same month a year earlier, the fourth consecutive month of contraction, on continued weak demand in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Cathay is the world's largest air Read More »

Maersk cuts shipping view as container growth slows

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk cut 2011 guidance for its core container business, as growth in demand for container shipping slowed amid the global economic slowdown and freight rates came under pressure.

The group, whose Maersk Line Read More »

Horizon Lines promotes Kazura to position of VP International Services

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping company, has announced that Alherd Kazura has been appointed to the new position of Vice President of International Services. Kazura will report to Brian Taylor, Executive Vice President, C Read More »

CMA CGM signs a MOU for the expansion in Kingston of its future central hub in the Caribbean

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the operation, equipment and expansion of the Gordon Cay Container Terminal in the Jamaican port of Kingston, for a minimum period of 35 years. The project to develop t Read More »

Triple WWPC power gets Aussie mining equipment to transport coal in China

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Westfracht & Albacor Mongolia in conjunction with Sadleirs Global from Australia, who are all members of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC network, handled shipments of 30 dump bodies, each 20 tons, from the factory in Australia to Ovoot Tolgoi in the Read More »

GAC Taiwan takes the weight to deliver power plant cargo

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

When almost 800 tons of turbine and generator parts had to be transported nearly 500 km from Bade City in the north of the country to Kaoshiung port in the south, it was GAC Taiwan that was entrusted with the task.

Wood Group appointed GAC Taiwan to h Read More »

Shippers say China, India can offset US., Europe woes

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business from China and India is robust enough for shippers such as Paragon Shipping , Box Ships Inc and Seanergy Maritime Holdings not to be losing sleep over financial crises in the United States and Europe, executives said.

Brokers, including Inter Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc. announces time charter contract for M/V Boston

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., for one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers, the Read More »

Panama Canal and the Port of New Orleans renew strategic alliance

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Port of New Orleans renewed their strategic alliance today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First initiated in 2003, the partnership aims to spur investment, increase trade and promote t Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority announces senior management promotions

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority director and chief executive officer James K. Lyons announced four promotions within his senior management team to meet expanding administration and operational needs. "We are experiencing significant growth in a number of Read More »

Port of Houston Authority wins first place Gulf Guardian Award for fuel-switching project

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority has won a first place 2011 Gulf Guardian Award for a far-reaching project to reduce emissions in the Gulf.

The Port Authority and its partners, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of International Affairs, the Mex Read More »

India’s Mundra port bans old ships after oil spill

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's Mundra port has banned ships older than 25 years of age from entering its waters after a sunken cargo ship leaked oil off the coast of Mumbai last week, a maritime firm said.

Panama-flagged cargo ship Rak Carrier, carrying 60,000 tons of Indon Read More »

ICTSI Davao unit hits 100,000th TEU mark

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services Corp. (DIPSSCOR), a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and cargo handler at the Sasa Wharf in the Port of Davao, southern Philippines, broke through the 100,000th TEU (twenty-foot Read More »