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Pacific protesters in canoes, kayaks target Australian coal port

Reuters | October 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Hundreds of protesters on Friday joined environmental activists from a dozen South Pacific countries attempting to halt shipping at the world’s largest coal export terminal in eastern Australia by forming a blockade with canoes, surfboards and kayaks. Read More »

Brazil agency blocks Maersk sale of Polvo oilfield stake to HRT

Reuters | October 17, 2014 | Energy

Brazil’s oil regulator ANP rejected the sale of a 40 percent stake in the Polvo offshore oilfield to HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA by the oil unit of Danish energy and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk, the regulator said on Thursday. Read More »

ATA Urges Rejection of Misleading Push Poll on Truck Safety

PR Newswire | October 16, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued a statement calling on policymakers to reject a recently released push poll on the important truck safety issue of hours-of-service. Read More »

Canadian pulp makers urge government to pressure China on anti-dumping duties

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

Two Canadian paper and pulp producers urged the federal government to put pressure on China to overturn the country's anti-dumping duties on dissolving pulp, a cellulosic material used to produce rayon. Read More »

The global business of secondhand clothes thrives in Kenya

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

Shaded by ragged squares of canvas, amid choking dust and the noise of hawkers, shoppers in Nairobi's Gikomba market can turn up Tommy Hilfiger jeans or a Burberry jacket for a fraction of the price in London's Regent Street or New York's Fifth Avenue. Read More »

US encouraged by progress with Japan on Pacific trade pact, but ‘tough’ issues remain

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

Progress in U.S. talks with Japan towards a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is encouraging, but difficult issues remain, the acting deputy U.S. trade representative said. Read More »

US confirms duties on China’s refrigerant imports

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed steep duties on imports of refrigerant gas from China, saying the goods were sold too cheaply in the United States and were produced using Chinese government subsidies. Read More »

India has until October 21 to back global customs deal

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

India has until to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said. Read More »

SC Ports Authority container volume up 13%

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

SC Ports Authority announced 13 percent year-over-year increases in container volume through the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. Read More »

September TEU volumes exceed 200,000 units; congestion mitigation remains focus at Port of Virginia

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Exports moving across the Port of Virginia in September helped drive the port’s third consecutive month of total TEU volume exceeding 200,000 units. Read More »

Sohar port challenges Gulf rivals as Oman pushes beyond oil

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

An advertisement by the highway outside Dubai's massive Jebel Ali Port tells firms they don't need to ship goods through the Strait of Hormuz, the traditional gateway to the Gulf. Instead they can have goods delivered to a port in Oman, outside the Gulf, and bring them into the region by road. Read More »

Senator McConnell named Champion of Maritime

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was named a Champion of Maritime by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. Read More »

Democratic US senator raises concerns over potential CP, CSX deal

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

The head of a U.S. Senate subcommittee raised concerns in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General and head of the top U.S. rail regulator about a potential merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and CSX Corp, and called on them both to fully review the antitrust implications of any such deal. Read More »

CH Robinson to manage new Robinson Fresh® Operations facility

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

C.H. Robinson announced that the company has begun operations out of a new, state of the art facility in Corona, CA in order to provide Robinson Fresh® customers with expanded and efficient supply chain solutions. Read More »

Chiquita appoints Stephen as Senior VP Sales & Marketing for fresh express

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. announced the appointment of Craig Stephen as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Fresh Express. Read More »

Intelligrated appoints new executive VP and GM for software group

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Intelligrated® (, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the appointment of Kevin Roach as executive vice president and general manager, Intelligrated software group.  Read More »

Driver shortage impedes forwarders services

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is warning that a severe shortage of HGV drivers could wreak havoc with deliveries in the lead up to the Christmas peak. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr delivers helicopters for emergency UN mission to fight Ebola

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr delivers helicopters for emergency UN mission to fight Ebola

Volga-Dnepr Airlines transported Mi-8 helicopters for the latest United Nations (UN) emergency health mission in response to the Ebola virus outbreak. The flight was operated using one of Volga-Dnepr’s An-124 ‘Ruslan’ freighters from Moscow, Russia, to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo appoints Airlink Cargo as new GSA to grow US Pacific Northwest market

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is continuing to build its presence in the Americas with the appointment of Airlink Cargo LLC as its GSA in the Pacific-Northwest region of the United States. Read More »

Korean Air Cargo signs 5-year contract extension with LUG aircargo handling in Frankfurt/Main

AJOT | October 16, 2014 | Air Cargo

South Korea’s leading cargo carrier, Korean Air Cargo, a member of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, has extended the cooperation with LUG aircargo handling at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) for a further five years to 2019. Read More »

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