US Trade Representative Kirk closes out RILA Logistics Conference

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk closed out RILA Logistics 2010 with a dynamic presentation on how trade policy can help to create and increase export opportunities for American companies in the global marketplace and grow well-paid jobs for Am Read More »

Mexico, Brazil to discuss possible trade accord

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico and Brazil will begin formal talks over a possible free trade agreement between Latin America's two biggest economies, Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Calderon and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva discussed the idea dur Read More »

Steel imports increase in January semis lead increase

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Imports increased by 15.9 percent in January compared to December but were off by 31 percent from January 2009. 'Imports increased in January in response to the slowly improving market conditions,' reported David Phelps, president, AIIS. Read More »

US slaps duties on steel pipe from China

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

The United States has imposed preliminary duties ranging from 11 to 13 percent on steel pipe from China it said were unfairly subsidized, a source familiar with the decision said. Read More »

World trade contracted 12% in 2009

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Global trade contracted by about 12 percent in 2009 but has started to pick up, the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said.

WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said the organisation had revised its previous estimate of a contraction of Read More »

ANS urges ‘refresher’ in US export drive

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A call to the US air cargo industry to enlist in the nation's projected drive to double America's exports in the next five years was issued by the chief executive of Airline Network Services.

CEO Jens Tubbesing of the New York-based general s Read More »

Canada in line for $480 million windfall from new Emirates flights

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

New Emirates flights into Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary would bring $480 million of economic benefits and over 2,800 jobs to Canada, new research shows.

The study by independent transportation and tourism experts InterVISTAS Consulting, was Read More »

India’s Kingfisher Airlines set to join oneworld alliance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

India's leading domestic carrier and only five-star airline, Kingfisher Airlines, is lining up to join oneworld' after signing a memorandum of understanding as its first step towards full membership of the world's leading quality airline alliance, subject Read More »

Air China and Cathy Pacific establish cargo airline joint venture

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited signed a Framework Agreement in Beijing to establish a jointly owned cargo airline.

The two companies will use an existing cargo airline, Air China Cargo Co Ltd (ACC), a wholly owned subsid Read More »

Port Authority upgrades Newark Liberty International Airport security

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has begun work to install alarms on Newark Liberty International Airport surveillance cameras to alert agency personnel immediately if the equipment experiences a problem. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Cargo to merge global activities

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Airlines have agreed to step up cooperation between their two companies in the airfreight sector.

Under the new agreement, the flow of cargo traffic through the hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna will be optimiz Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo flies relief supplies to Haiti

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter flew to Haiti with 65 tons of relief supplies on board for the earthquake victims in the stricken country. Read More »

MSC begins Asia-Suez service in Charleston

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 'Golden Gate Service' (GGS) made its inaugural call today in the Port of Charleston, linking the Southeast's deepest seaport with China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The first vessel in the servic Read More »

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call…

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. Measuring 365 metres in length and 51 metres wide, and with a capacity of 13,346 TEU, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is deployed on th Read More »

Container lines to raise US-Asia Rates

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending a further general rate increase (GRI) on ocean cargo moving from the U.S. to Asia. The move is part of an ongoing effort to restore rate levels after a Read More »

Indonesia to invite bids for $1.5 billion coal railway in May

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Indonesia plans to invite investors to bid for contracts to build a $1.5 billion coal railway line in Central Kalimantan, a planning ministry official said on Wednesday.

Growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy has been held back by poor in Read More »

TITAN Salvage to remove navigational hazards in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A TITAN Salvage team is working in Haiti to remove navigational hazards, including the collapsed Washington gantry crane, in Port-au-Prince for the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), in an effort to increase the cargo throughput in the heavily dama Read More »

APM Terminals Algeciras and University of Cadiz collaborate on terminal equipment innovation…

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A fruitful collaboration between engineers at APM Terminals Algeciras and the prominent University of Cadiz, in Spain has led to a number of terminal equipment design improvements and patents improving both efficiency and safety. In recognition of these a Read More »

JPMorgan, ACS close to Spanish ports deal

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Spanish group ACS is close to selling the Spanish port business of its subsidiary Dragados SPL to a JPMorgan infrastructure fund, though concerns about the port sector are hampering the deal, sources familiar with the matter said.

Ports are s Read More »

Aqaba receives two gantry cranes

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Strength of Jordanian Port sets stage to open Middle East markets further

Aqaba, Jordan – In line with the port master plan, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the Kingdom’s main shipping hub for the Red Sea market has received two Ship-T Read More »