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US agency, lawmakers seek tests of China-made toys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The US toy industry is under growing pressure from US lawmakers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to launch a testing program to ensure the safety of products from China, officials said. Read More »

Li & Fung H1 jumps 38%, unveils buys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

Li & Fung, the sourcing and trading firm that posted a 38% jump in first-half earnings, has agreed to buy two firms for nearly US$250 million and is looking for more. Read More »

Trade officials reject calls for NAFTA overhaul

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The top trade officials of Canada, the United States and Mexico dismissed calls to overhaul or scrap NAFTA, but said parts of the trade deal could always be improved. Read More »

Vitoria is the popular choice for freighter operations

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Over the last few weeks, the specialist team of Vitoria Integrated Air Services (VIAS) have been busy dealing with several charter flights at Vitoria Airport. The first flight was an AN-124 containing four helicopters from Korea destined for the Toledo fi Read More »

Aviation infrastructure expert sees Piedmont Triad as potential ‘aerotropolis’

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

During his keynote address at the Piedmont Triad Partnership Annual Community Meeting, aviation and logistics expert John Kasarda, PhD, told a regional audience of more than 350 that the Piedmont Triad can 'fundamentally transform the region's global c Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter uses Girjet B747F

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Charter's satellite office in Madrid was the first broker to contract Girjet's B747-200 freighter for a long haul charter flight from Vitoria to Lima / Peru. Read More »

TSA cautions of tight space as peak season progresses

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The carrier research and discussion group is reporting consistently high ship utilization numbers since May and going forward through the summer; higher monthly volume and utilization totals relative to 2006; and increased congestion at Asian ports ' nota Read More »

COSCO first to inaugurate service to new Prince Rupert container terminal

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has announced that that they will commence calling Maher Terminal's new container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada during the 4th quarter of 2007. The announcement was made by Howard Fin Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - Logistics services in China offers opportunity, risk

Karen Thuermer | August 12, 2007 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Despite the scrutiny some poorly and questionable Chinese made products are receiving today, China remains a powerhouse for manufactured goods. Just as quality must stand behind brand name, efficient distribution systems are imperative for the continued s Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - China‚Äôs rising ports giving Asian leaders serious competition

Karen Thuermer | August 12, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Chinese mainland ports, particularly the Port of Shanghai, are giving highly regarded mega ports Hong Kong and Singapore a run for their tonnage. Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - US-China aviation agreement will increase capacity, lower rates

Peter Buxbaum | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

A civil aviation agreement reached in late May between the United States and China contained two important elements that will impact cargo shippers and carriers. The agreement called for more than doubling the number of daily passenger flights between the Read More »

Kwon appointed new Maritime Director at Port of Oakland

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has appointed James J. Kwon as its new Director of Maritime. Mr. Kwon was previously the President and CEO of Total Terminals International, LLC in Long Beach, California. The Commission announced the appoi Read More »

Gutierrez touts record US exports at Port of Charleston

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and US Senator Jim DeMint today met with Charleston business leaders and touted the importance of exports to South Carolina and the United States as they toured the Port of Charleston, one of the busiest container po Read More »

GPA sets record for containers, tonnage in FY 2007

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

t the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board Meeting held in Savannah, the GPA released its fiscal year end results showing that the Port of Savannah set new annual records for containers handled and total tonnage. The Port of Savannah further established it Read More »

Senator Specter visits PRPA’s Packer Ave. Terminal

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator from Pennsylvania Arlen Specter, a longtime ally of the Port of Philadelphia, visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to reiterate his continuing support of Philadelphia's working waterfront, in particul Read More »

DaimlerChrysler and Schenker officially open supplier park in Bremen

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

DaimlerChrysler and Schenker Deutschland officially put the industrial park in Bremen, Germany into operation with a symbolic handover of keys in the presence of the State Senator for Economics Ralf Nagel and approximately 100 guests from the political, b Read More »

Target Logistics & Sameday Right-O-Way form US-Canadian partnership

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Target Logistic Services, a rapidly expanding US-based logistics company and Sameday Right-O-Way, one of Canada's leading transportation firms, have formed a strategic partnership to move surface and air cargo between the world's two largest trading natio Read More »

Overall intermodal volume moderates

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

Rail intermodal volume in the second quarter of 2007 fell 1.5% from last year's record level of 3.58 million units to 3.53 million units as overall U.S. economic activity slowed. Read More »

Virginia Port Authority’s Midwest rail volume grows

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

The Virginia Port Authority's rail traffic to and from its markets in the Midwest grew to more than 430,000 teus in fiscal 2007 and continues the trend of increasing rail volume at the port. Read More »

Con-way acquires Contract Freighters, Inc.

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., in a transaction valued at $750 million. Read More »

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