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Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL, SPORTING GOODS & TOYS - Timely logistics removes obsolescence in fickle world of f

Karen Thuermer | September 09, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

In last year’s hit movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and cynical editor of top fashion magazine Runway determines whether a high fashion collection succeeds or fails simply by pursing her lips. Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL, SPORTING GOODS & TOYS - Plus-size importer gaining from customs broker visits

Paul Scott Abbott | September 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

The plus-size women’s fashions imported by Ulla Popken seldom are hindered by Customs officials, thanks in large part to the hands-on approach of the firm’s longtime logistics and customs brokerage firm. Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL, SPORTING GOODS & TOYS - Recalls hurt toy importers

Peter Buxbaum | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Importing toys from China has seen better days. Some of the leading names in the US toy world have been forced to recall products, particularly those manufactured in China. The recalls revolved around safety issues involving lead paint and small magnets e Read More »

Thamesport welcomes traffic boost

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thamesport (London), Limited has welcomed the largest vessel ever handled at the Port. The 352m Adrian Maersk operates on Maersk's AE1 Far East service. This latest call by the world's largest container Line at Thamesport will be followed, on Sunday 2nd Read More »

PHA Commission approves $25 million for construction contracts & projects

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved about $25 million for construction contracts and projects, including sound reduction and environmental matters, at its regular meeting. Read More »

Port of Stockton dedicates new expressway

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Stockton, CA, recently dedicated its new Port of Stockton Expressway that connects the Port of Stockton's West Complex, formerly the US Navy's Rough & Ready Island, to California State Highway 4. Read More »

John S. Connor handles art sculpture to China

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

John S. Connor, Inc., a full service logistics company based in Glen Burnie, MD, recently handled the airfreight shipment of a fragile fiberglass crab art sculpture from Baltimore, MD, to Xiamen Airport, China. Read More »

Schenker plans takeover of Spain-TIR

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

DB subsidiary Schenker is planning to acquire 100% of the Spanish logistics group Spain-TIR. An agreement to this effect was signed with the shareholders. Subject to regulatory approval this acquisition will enable Schenker to further expand its European Read More »

RMI announces third annual Fast Track Award recipients

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Intermodal

RMI, the market leader and largest independent provider of accurate, reliable, comprehensive and secure rail information services to the transportation industry, announces today the 2008 Fast Track Award winners. Now in its third year, the 2008 Fast Track Read More »

NASSTRAC announces executive committee appointments

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC recently announced the addition of Mary Pat Paxton of Tiffany & Co. and John Giusti of Harman/Becker Automotive to its executive committee. They'll be part of the association's executive group that provides strategic direction in support of NASST Read More »

Columbia Sportswear: Supplying the world from Portland

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Columbia Sportswear started out as the Columbia Hat Company in 1938 and has since become an international firm that designs and distributes outerwear, footwear, accessories and outdoor equipment to roughly 10,000 retail outlets in the US and to customers Read More »

Sporting strong growth

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

When Linda Bi took over her late husband's business in 2000, her previous involvement in the company was limited to bookkeeping. Since that time, the president of Chicago Expert Importers has turned the company into a leading mid-Western woman-owned busin Read More »

Canadian port regulatory reforms urged

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Canada's federal government has been marking time for too long to carry out regulatory reforms that would enable Canadian ports to better compete against their US counterparts and meet the demands of surging Asian trade. This was a key message that emerge Read More »

Zimbabwe should be at EU-Africa summit

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

A senior EU official has suggested Zimbabwe be represented at a long-delayed EU-Africa summit at lower level than President Robert Mugabe to resolve objections some EU states have about sharing a table with him. Read More »

Taiwan woos China’s “resentful” Africa allies

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Isolated Taiwan hopes to win new diplomatic allies in Africa from giant rival China by drawing on resentment some feel over their treatment as a "big factory" for resources, Foreign Minister James Huang said. Read More »

Trade diplomats ‘roll sleeves up’ in new WTO push

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Trade diplomats returned to the negotiating table for "practical and business-like" talks about the compromises needed to clinch a new global free trade accord this year. Read More »

China says tax policies meet WTO rules

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

China said that domestic politics had driven US and Mexican complaints about its tax regime, and a World Trade Organization investigation would find Beijing's policies already met global rules. Read More »

Chile and India sign open skies air cargo treaty

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Air Cargo

Chile and India have signed a bilateral agreement establishing an open skies policy for air cargo and liberalizing passenger transport services, Chile's Civil Aeronautic Council (JAC) said. Read More »

Etihad adds additional belly-hold capacity to Milan

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Air Cargo

The three times a week service is operated with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, offering a cargo capacity of 14 tons in each direction. Read More »

NYK to acquire a 60% share of shipping agency in South America

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Liner Shipping

NYK has acquired a 60 percent share of the general shipping agency Grupo Multimar, headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read More »

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