EU seeks WTO consultation over China steel duties

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

The European Commission has requested the mediation of the World Trade Organisation's dispute settlement body over China's decision to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on steel fasteners from the EU. The EU's executive said in a statement it conside Read More »

Obama committed to passing free-trade deals

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama is committed to finalizing free-trade agreements with Colombia and Panama but faces "political winds" and an uncertain outcome, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

Speaking at a conference of leaders from the Read More »

India, Brazil challenge EU at WTO over drugs

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

India and Brazil launched a trade dispute against the European Union and the Netherlands over the seizure of generic medicines in transit.

The move at the World Trade Organization ratchets up the pressure in a row pitting the intellectual pro Read More »

US labor decision would aid air, rail union efforts

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. mediators authorized a landmark change in labor law effectively aimed at making it easier for unions to organize at airlines and railroads, a step expected to be challenged in court.

The National Mediation Board decision was widely expec Read More »

Emirates Group marks record profit increase in 2009-2010

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has posted a record profit increase of 248 percent, an outstanding result in a year fraught with worldwide market instability and economic uncertainty. Read More »

Air France-KLM April traffic hit by ash crisis

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM lost nearly a quarter of its European passenger traffic in April due to airspace closures from the volcanic ash cloud, driving total traffic down 15.9percent, the airline said. Read More »

GAC Kuwait opens new office at Kuwait International Airport

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Leading shipping and logistics service provider GAC Kuwait today announces the opening of its latest branch at the cargo terminal of the Kuwait International Airport to enhance its services. Read More »

Cathay Pacific resumes developing HK cargo terminal

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , Hong Kong's dominant air carrier, has resumed development of a HK$5.5 billion ($707 million) air cargo terminal in Hong Kong, the company's chairman said. Read More »

Third freighter for Cargoitalia

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' Italy's all-cargo airline ' will take delivery of its third MD11 freighter aircraft in June.
The latest aircraft ' registration EI-EMS ' is a new conversion leased from Boeing Capital, and being delivered by SASCO (ST Aviation Read More »

United/Continental gear up for labor integration

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

If all goes according to plan, Continental Airlines and United Airlines will join together to form the world's biggest carrier in less than a year.

It could take much longer, however, before the merged operation fully integrates its 87,000 em Read More »

Cargojet Q1 profit down 72%; units slide

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargojet Income Fund's quarterly profit plunged 72 percent on higher costs, sending units of the air cargo service provider down as much as 15 percent. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands global network into Spain

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced new cargo service to Spain from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Effective immediately, AA Cargo is offering daily nonstop 757 service to Madrid's Barajas International Airport ( Read More »

Maersk raises 2010 outlook after Q1 profit jumps

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk raised 2010 profit guidance after a forecast-beating first quarter driven by recovering freight rates and higher oil prices. Read More »

Port of Mobile remains open subject to restrictions

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority and the Harbormaster for the Port of Mobile report that all commercial traffic continues to transit the Port of Mobile. “We continue to monitor the oil spill situation offshore and the weather,” stated Jimmy Lyons, directo Read More »

Port of Portland moves into new green office building

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

May 3, marked the first official day for Port of Portland staff from the downtown office headquarters and the airport terminal to consolidate into offices on three floors atop the new parking garage at Portland International Airport. Read More »

CN, Halifax Port Authority and port terminal operators introduce innovative supply-chain partnership

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN, the Halifax Port Authority (HPA), Cerescorp Company Limited (Ceres) and Halterm Container Terminal Limited (Halterm) announced an innovative agreement to better measure and align each party's performance in the Halifax Gateway supply chain and enhance Read More »

Port Corpus Christi enhances its rail capabilities for wind component movements

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Class-I rail services from the three major rail companies can now be offered at the Port to move wind turbine components. Last year, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Rail Road (UP) began offering rail services to major manufacturers of wind energy componen Read More »

Georgia legislature approves funding for global commerce


AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia General Assembly has approved funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project as well as significant infrastructure improvements that will enhance access to the Port of Savannah and increase Georgia’s role in global commerce. Read More »

Griffin appointed Director, Planning & Development

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver announced the appointment of Mark Griffin to the position of Director, Planning & Development.

As Director of Planning & Development, Griffin is responsible for leading the implementation of project agreements with govern Read More »

Maersk Line announces a weekly call at Halifax

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk has announced that they will have a new direct service connecting the Port of Halifax with North Europe. This new service will offer customers in Halifax fixed weekly calls from Halifax to North Europe, and connections to the Far East Asia via tra Read More »