China rejects U.S. corn cargo, citing GMOs

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | International Trade

China has rejected a cargo of U.S. corn after finding it contained an unsanctioned genetically modified strain, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

"China only allows 11 varieties of GM corn to be imported to the country, and the c Read More »

Bomb plot could raise costs, but who pays?

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Security fears triggered by the air freight bomb plot could increase the costs of global trade and fuel debate over the technology needed to screen packages and who should pay for it, transport officials said.

Two air packages containing bombs -- both Read More »

Explosives may be part of low-tech trend by al Qaeda

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The use of parcels containing explosive materials against U.S. targets matches a growing trend by al Qaeda and its allies toward low-investment, high-impact attacks difficult for intelligence agencies to detect. Read More »

UK forwarders warn against knee-jerk reaction to air cargo security

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders and other cargo interests, says that whilst the UK Government is likely to review all aspects of air cargo security following the incident at East Midlan Read More »

Passenger security focus ignores cargo threat

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The global focus on airline passenger security leaves the "door open" for attacks on cargo flights instead, a British pilots' union said. The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) said pilots worldwide had warned for years of the threat to cargo fli Read More »

CCN joins Cargonaut and Traxon Europe in the eCargo Pouch’ cooperation

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The launch of eCargo Pouch' by Cargonaut International and Traxon Europe at the beginning of the year aroused great interest in the airfreight industry. This as well as the profound benefits the solution is offering were convincing enough for Cargo Commun Read More »

Emirates to invest in growth as H1 profit soars

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates Airline, the Arab world's largest carrier, said it is well placed to expand its business further after its first-half net profit more than quadrupled as passenger traffic and cargo volumes surged.

The Dubai government-owned operator has been Read More »

UAE rules out bomb in UPS plane crash in September.

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The United Arab Emirates ruled out that an explosive device was aboard a Boeing 747-400 plane operated by U.S. parcel delivery firm UPS that crashed in Dubai in September.

Two air freight packages containing bombs -- both sent from Yemen and addressed Read More »

US indicts Cargolux executives in price fixing scheme

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Two top executives with Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International SA have been indicted on charges of conspiring to fix surcharge rates on air cargo shipments to and from the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges more access to Canadian market

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways' chief executive called for greater access for the fast expanding Gulf carrier to the Canadian market, saying the development of bilateral trade ties may depend on it.

"We have Canadian companies trying to sell us equipment. But Read More »

Sluggish mail hits TNT Q3 earnings

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Third-quarter operating profit at Dutch logistics group TNT NV fell by a fifth despite higher revenues, missing expectations, as the margin at its troubled mail unit deteriorated.

TNT was complying with security steps after two parcel bombs on U.S.-bo Read More »

Kenya Airways Q2 cargo down

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways, which is 26 percent owned by Air France-KLM , said cargo haulage fell 7 percent to 14,118 tons in its second quarter, because of strained capacity. Read More »

Lufthansa upbeat on 2011 as premium demand returns

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Deutsche Lufthansa AG expects business to remain strong into 2011 after demand for international premium class travel and cargo services improved in the third quarter, the airline said.

"Average yields went up significantly in all long-haul regions an Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo confirms new Regional VP line-up

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced the appointment of new Regional Vice Presidents for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), the Americas and Asia Pacific regions with responsibility for the commercial aspects of its in-market activities. Read More »

CMA CGM adds a new call at Rotterdam on its FAL5 service

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

With the arrival of 13,800 teu-vessels in its fleet and in order to provide its customers with optimum services and unique port coverage, CMA CGM announced the strengthening of its FAL5 (French Asia Line) service. Read More »

New APL ocean route connects China and Southeast Asia

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

APL, the world's fifth-largest container shipping line, announced a new service linking China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Called the China Indonesia Straits Service, the weekly routing will densify APL's Intra-Asia network. Read More »

Maersk Line’s CO2 data verified

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line is the first shipping line to receive independent verification of its CO2 emissions data, vessel by vessel.

Maersk Line will now add the CO2 data - verified by Lloyd's Register - as one of eight performance measures in score cards that are Read More »

Angoco promoted to Senior VP of Matson Navigation Co.

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Vic Angoco has been promoted to senior vice president of Matson Navigation Company. The appointment was approved today by the company's Board of Directors and announced by Matson President Matt Cox. Read More »

Allfort sails with trains to the Philippines

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Allfort Co.,Inc., a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC in Japan, successfully delivered 10 trains units from Kawasaki in Japan to Manila in the Philippines. The complete shipment totaled 34 tons and 2526 CBM for which Allfort arranged inland Read More »

Smaller fleet, slow biz to drag GE Shipping Q2

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A smaller fleet size and the still-sluggish dry bulk business are expected to dent second-quarter sales and profit for Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd , despite robust revenue from offshore operations, analysts said.

A Reuters poll of brokerage Read More »