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EU, US strengthen fight against counterfeit trade

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and the US have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against counterfeit trading, the European Commission said. Read More »

Myanmar remains obstacle to EU-ASEAN pact

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and Southeast Asia will try to chart a course for increased cooperation, but military-ruled Myanmar remains a obstacle to the ultimate aim of a bloc-to-bloc free-trade pact. Read More »

Mexico’s Slim tells Bush to invest in Latin America

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, the world's third-richest man, called on US President George W. Bush to push more US investment in Latin America, where he is at odds with leftist leaders. Read More »

Australian trade gap shrinks as exports recover

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

A solid rise in exports sharply narrowed Australia's trade deficit at the start of this year, raising hopes that the economy will shift to a higher gear in 2007. Read More »

E-Freight and Cargo 2000 join forces; Pilot programs set

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

The statistics are astonishing. The air cargo industry fills up 39 Boeing 747 freighters each year with paper wasted on documentation, all of which costs money to produce and slows down shipping. Twenty years ago it took 6.5 days, on average, to send a sh Read More »

Against the odds, US and EU reach aviation accord

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

The United States and the European Union announced a tentative open skies agreement on March 5, 2007. It is tentative because the agreement still requires approval by officials in Washington and Brussels. A US-EU open skies accord was once reached in Nove Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo takes VEX in-house

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo (VAC) has taken over the management of its express product (VEX) in New York and New Jersey, following a successful four-month transition period when it was managed by Airmax International. Read More »

Direct air service to China from Logan Airport

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Chairman of the Board for the Hainan Group, Chen Feng and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) officials to commemorate the inaugural air cargo flight of Yangtze River Expres Read More »

TSA execs hold first-of-its-kind meeting

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Member line executives from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) met with a diverse group of 27 customers in a first-of-its-kind exchange between ocean carriers and shippers. Read More »

MOL establishes new East Coast Americas service

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

As part of its ongoing commitment to expand service networks and continue to increase ocean transportation options, MOL will soon be initiating a new direct service between the East Coast of South America and the US. Read More »

APL announces new cooperation in US-South America trade

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Global container shipping line APL announced a new cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company and Mitsui OSK to take effect in April of 2007. This cooperation will allow continuity of product quality and scope of coverage from the US East Coast to th Read More »

Premium Article  INT’L FF & NVOCC SPECIAL - FF consider supply chain innovation, agility and flexibility

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Thomas L. Friedman points out in his bestseller, “The World is Flat” that globalization has created a shift in sourcing and manufacturing around the world, thereby creating complex global supply chains. Freight forwarders, who juggle multiple clients, are Read More »

Premium Article  INT’L FF & NVOCC SPECIAL - Trade facilitators wrestle with data filing challenge

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Increased advance data filing requirements and the impacts of dynamic trade growth are among issues with which US trade facilitators expect to grapple next month when the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America holds its 33rd annual c Read More »

Premium Article  INT’L FF & NVOCC SPECIAL - Global supplier Rohm & Haas places logistics as top priority

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

“While few consumers know us, few industries don’t,” comments David Pope, Logistics Category manager, International Logistics, for the specialty chemicals leader. “That’s because we are the source of a remarkable array of sophisticated materials that help Read More »

Port NY/NJ announces completion of Arthur Kill Channel navigation project

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the completion of the Arthur Kill Channel 41-foot navigation project. Read More »

NC State Ports certified by Homeland Security C-TPAT

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

North Carolina State Ports Authority partners and customers who participate in the Homeland Security Department's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program now have a closed loop of security certification. Read More »

PRPA announces improvements to two major container services

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), is pleased to announce the significant expansion of two major container services at PRPA's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, the Port of Philadelphia's largest an Read More »

Vancouver, USA kicks-off new rail access project

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver Commissioners approved funding that kicks-off the actual first construction phase of the Port's new rail access project at their regular meeting. Read More »

Union coalition reaches tentative agreement with railroads

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Intermodal

An alliance of seven national railroad unions reached tentative agreement February 28 with the US's freight railroads on a new collective bargaining pact-the first successful coalition bargaining with the carriers in three decades. Read More »

Con-way named “carrier of the year’ by Ryder

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Intermodal

The award was conferred collectively on Con-way's regional less-than-truckload components Con-way Freight Central, Southern and Western for exemplary overall service provided on a national basis supporting Xerox Corporation's North American manufacturing Read More »

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