Obama tire tariffs didn’t work

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's decision to slap duties on tires from China doesn't appear to have reduced overall tire imports or saved U.S. jobs, the U.S.-China Business Council said. Read More »

Russia wants official US assurance on salmonella

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Russia needs more assurance from the United States on salmonella, otherwise it will take action on poultry imports, the head of Russia's consumer protection watchdog RosPotrebNadzor told RIA news agency. Read More »

US grain exports strong amid Russia export ban

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

There was no let-up in demand for U.S. grains last week amid drought-hit Russia's export ban, as federal government data showed weekly export sales of corn and wheat exceeded trade expectations. Read More »

EU states may block Chinese fibreglass tax

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Several European Union member states will try to pressure the European Commission to scrap plans for a new tax next month on Chinese fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats told Reuters.

A special gathering of a secretive Read More »

India says US visa issue may be solved outside WTO

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

India is confident of resolving a visa restrictions issue with the United States outside the WTO framework, a senior government official said. Read More »

World’s workshop heads to inland China

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

This region, too, has attracted a dragon head company -- Nasdaq-listed contract manufacturer Flextronics . It will soon open a factory employing 11,000 in one of Ganzhou's new industrial estates to make transformers and power adaptors. Read More »

Lufthansa upbeat after summer travel boost

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa said business had developed strongly in recent months with all its carriers meeting or exceeding expectations.

"If this continues in the coming months, we can be confident we will fulfill our expectations," management board member S Read More »

Air traffic recovery starts to slow in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

International air freight traffic grew in July but at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures showed, offering fresh evidence that the economic recovery is starting to falter. Read More »

Air China Q2 net up 29 pct on bouyant air travel

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China reported a 29 percent rise in second-quarter earnings as more people took to the skies in the world's fastest growing major aviation market. Read More »

Record $24.2 mlllion fine proposed for American Airlines

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

The U.S. government proposed to fine American Airlines $24.2 million for alleged maintenance violations that led to thousands of flight cancellations two years ago. Read More »

Iberia H1 loss narrows, travel demand recovers

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Spain's Iberia posted a narrower-than-expected first-half operating loss as improving business travel and air cargo demand countered the negative impact of a volcanic ash cloud in April. Read More »

No routine business

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

For Rickmers-Linie, no two cargoes are the same. The Hamburg-based company is a leading specialist in the global sea transportation of project and heavy lift cargo. With more than 175 years to its name, Rickmers-Linie clearly has a great deal of expertise Read More »

Asia Imperial Cargo joins the CEE

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Asia Imperial Cargo Logistics Co. Ltd., has joined the CEE with immediate effect in the service category as crane owner and export packers with their headoffice in Shanghai, China Read More »

Intermarine opens office in Bogota, Colombia

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine announces that Fernando Maruri, General Manager for South America, will relocate from the Caracas office in Venezuela to Bogota, Colombia where he will oversee the opening of a new Regional Control Office. Read More »

Arroban International Shipping appointed as exclusive WWPC member for Libya

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Arroban International Shipping Co., with headoffice in Tripoli, has been appointed as excluive Member to the WWPC. Read More »

Colombia’s new coal port to start H2 2011

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Colombia's 28-million-ton-a-year Puerto Brisa port will begin operations, mainly for coal exporters, toward the end of 2011, its vice president said.

The world's No. 5 coal exporter expects to double coal output by 2019, and coal players comp Read More »

Port of New Orleans lauds Coast Guard’s oil spill response efforts

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The United States Coast Guard’s efforts during the agency’s oil-spill response resulted in undeterred commerce on the Mississippi River throughout the entire incident. Read More »

Neuss Trimodal awards Cargotec an order for four Kalmar reachstackers

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order for four Kalmar reachstackers from Neuss Trimodal GmbH. The intermodal operator, located on the banks of the Rhein River at Germany's Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen, has opted for two Kalmar DRF400-60C5 and two Kalmar DFR450-60S5 Read More »

Panama Canal Authority unveils model of the D’Artagnan dredger

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta, joined by DEME Group CEO Alain Bernard, recently unveiled a model of the D’Artagnan dredger during a ceremony at the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Visitors’ Center. Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 6.8 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »