Mullen Q4 profit up on higher demand

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Mullen Group , a trucking and logistics company that mostly serves the Canadian oilfield sector, posted a nearly threefold rise in its quarterly profit, helped by increased drilling for oil and gas and stronger demand for its transportation services. Read More »

Colombia Cerrejon says coal exports normal after bomb

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Coal exports from major Colombian producer Cerrejon remained normal after a bombing halted a rail line in the second attack on its operations in around a month, police and the company.

Colombia, the world's No. 5 coal exporter, has seen a drop in viol Read More »

YRC Worldwide receives ‘STRONG’ Carrier of the Year Award from FreightCenter.com

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

FreightCenter.com, a nationwide provider of online freight and logistics software and services, has announced YRC Worldwide Inc., a leading transportation service provider, as the first recipient of its STRONG Certified Carrier of the Year Award. YRCW ear Read More »

Ohio trucking exec says traffic congestion is choking nation’s economy

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Keith Tuttle, president of Motor Carrier Services Inc., Northwood, Ohio, told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that congestion is choking the nation's supply chain and economy.

'As the owner of a small trucking company of 90 truck Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index surged 3.8% in January

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.8 percent in January after rising a revised 2.5 percent in December 2010. The latest jump put the SA index at 117.1 (2000=100) in January, which Read More »

Trucking exec says investment needed to improve access to ports

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Dick Coyle, president of Devine Intermodal, West Sacramento, Calif., told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that Congress needed to invest in one of the biggest chokepoints in the nation's transportation system: ports. Read More »

Japan Jan exports slow but recovery still intact

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

Japan's annual export growth slowed to its weakest pace in more than a year in January and the trade balance swung to a deficit for the first time in almost two years as shipments to China lost steam, but economists say the central bank's forecast for an Read More »

Huawei wins preliminary order in Motorola case

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

China's Huawei Technologies Co won a federal court order barring Motorola Solutions Inc from disclosing a variety of confidential Huawei information to rival Nokia Siemens Networks.

But Motorola Solutions said it was pleased that the judge denied Huaw Read More »

Doha deal key to more exports to India, Brazil

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. exports to India, Brazil and other fast-growing emerging markets could remain relatively flat in the absence of a new world trade deal, the White House said on Wednesday in its annual economic report.

"A key item on the administration's trade age Read More »

US Treasury says cut non-tariff barriers in Asia trade pact

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Treasury Department wants a proposed pan-Asian free trade pact to reduce non-tariff barriers that prevent many small businesses from participating in global trade, a senior U.S. Treasury official said.

Charles Collyns, Treasury assistant secr Read More »

Western Canada lumber sales to China soar in 2010

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

Lumber sales to China from British Columbia skyrocketed last year and a top official in Canada's largest timber-exporting province believes it can continue to grow despite increasing U.S. competition.

Forestry firms in the western Canadian province sh Read More »

UAE trade insurance costs may jump on regional woes

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

Trade insurance costs for United Arab Emirates exporters may jump by up to 20 percent in the short term due to ongoing political turmoil in the Arab world, the Gulf Arab country's export credit agency said.

Popular unrest over entrenched poverty and h Read More »

India’s ballooning trade deficit unsustainable

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

The Indian government raised "serious concern" about a trade deficit that could more than double to $278.5 billion in three years and may cause an unsustainable current account deficit.

The trade deficit of Asia's third-largest economy could widen to Read More »

New contract with OAG Cargo helps AMI
‘work like an integrator

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air Menzies International (AMI) has signed a contract with OAG Cargo for a series of new web-based strategic and tactical information and management tools that will enable AMI and its freight forwarding, courier and express customers to receive and provid Read More »

TIACA names Allaz as 2011 recipient
 of ‘Hall of Fame’ honor

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Air Cargo

Camille Allaz, former Executive Vice President Cargo for Air France and one of the industry's leading historians is the latest industry leader to be honored with a place in The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) Hall of Fame.
Mr Allaz joi Read More »

Maersk guides for lower 2011 after record profit

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A.P. Moller-Maersk said it will not repeat last year's record earnings in 2011 due to expected lower oil output combined with uncertainty about freight rates and oil prices.

The shipping and oil group beat 2010 forecasts on the back of a container shi Read More »

UPS expands throughout Asia its expedited ocean freight service

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

On the heels of a successful rollout in Japan, UPS announced the expansion of its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to 10 additional Asian ports. The service provides up to 40 percent faster port-to-door delivery to the U Read More »

NOL to boost orders to address freight shortage

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) , the world's seventh largest container shipping firm, will order more vessels to address an expected shortage in the global freight market within a few years, its chief executive said.

The remarks come three days after A.P. Read More »

Royan named Director, Business Information Management & Corporation Documentation by Hamburg S’d…

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd North America, Inc. announced that effective March 1, 2011, Tawab Royan will assume the post of Director, Business Information Management and Corporate Documentation, based at the firm's North American main offices in Morristown, NJ. Read More »

UK P&I Club gets to grips with nickel ore and iron ores fines cargoes

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Marine insurers are determined to keep the subject of dangerous bulk cargoes, and in particular nickel ores and iron ore fines, high on the Loss Prevention agenda. The UK Club's latest initiative is an aide-m'moire for shipowners and shipmanagers in the f Read More »