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US-Mexico trucking closer to reality

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

A vote scheduled to be taken later this week in the US House of Representatives would place restrictions on a proposed Department of Transportation program to allow US-Mexico crossborder trucking. The measure, if it does become law, might actually jumpsta Read More »

Unit trains play key role in combine transport

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

For agricultural equipment manufacturers such as John Deere and CNH Case New Holland, mile-long unit trains are playing an integral role in getting combines to customers in Russia, former Soviet states and elsewhere throughout the world. Read More »

Intermodal first quarter volume rises 1.1%

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume rose 1.1% in the first quarter of 2007, setting a first-quarter record and continuing a growth pattern that has now entered its sixth year. Read More »

ITI Chairman: railroads are taking leadership role in economic development

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

Thomas Finkbiner, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, told a recent gathering of the Global Logistics Conference, in Jackson, Mississippi, that while the federal government has Read More »

NZ Trade Min, says NZ-US free trade prospects improve

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

New Zealand Trade Minister Phil Goff says the country's chances of securing a free-trade pact with the US have improved after a deal between the White House and Congress, the Dominion Post reported. Read More »

Bush struggling to get “fast track” trade authority

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration still faces big hurdles to renewing its "fast track" trade negotiating authority despite a deal with top Democrats in Congress on labor and environmental issues, analysts said. Read More »

US manufacturing will trail GDP this year

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

Growth in US manufacturing will slow in 2007 and trail a lackluster economy that is weighed down by housing market troubles and a correction of business inventories, a manufacturing group forecast. Read More »

China vows steps on trade, asks for US cooperation

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

China vowed to take further measures to ease its booming trade surplus, but also called on the United States to treat it as an equal in an upcoming meeting between the two to discuss such tensions. Read More »

Hurdles remain in Africa-EU trade talks

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

Debate over how much aid the European Union should give poor African countries to help them upgrade their production is at the heart of finding a new trade deal between the two regions, African officials said. Read More »

TIACA welcomes new US-EU ‘open skies’ agreement

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has welcomed the signing of a new transatlantic economic partnership between the United States and the European Union that incorporates an 'open skies' agreement for transatlantic flights, effective from Mar Read More »

Five challenges for China’s aviation sector

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified five challenges China will face in building a cost-efficient, safe and competitive industry. These are: efficient air traffic management, environmental sustainability, cost-efficient airpor Read More »

Zim to become newest member of TSA

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Zim Integrated Shipping Services has announced that it will become the next carrier to join the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) effective June 23, 2007, following a 45-day notification period required under US law. Zim's entry to the research a Read More »

COSCO first ocean carrier to call new Prince Rupert container terminal

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maher Terminals of Canada Corporation announced today that it has reached an Agreement with China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) to commence calling Maher's new container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. COSCO will begin ca Read More »

NYK agrees to 20+ year contract with CVRD

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has agreed to an over 20 year, long-time contract with Companhia Vale do Rio Doce to transport Brazilian iron ore. Read More »

Premium Article  SOUTH CAROLINA PORTS 2007 - Evolutions position Port of Charleston for growth

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Without a doubt, the world comes to South Carolina’s Lowcountry and the Port of Charleston is its major driving economic force. Read More »

Premium Article  SOUTH CAROLINA PORTS 2007 - Charleston moves forward with terminal on Navy site

Paul Scott Abbott | May 13, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority is one giant step closer to boosting Port of Charleston capacity by 50%, now that it has the federal go-ahead to develop a new, 280-acre container terminal on a former US Navy base site. Read More »

Premium Article  SOUTH CAROLINA PORTS 2007 - MSC signs five-year agreement with the Port of Charleston

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s second-largest container carrier, has signed a new five-year agreement with the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) that translates into more than 230 ship calls per year and solidifies the line’s place Read More »

End to collective ratemaking pleases NASSTRAC leaders

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Not surprisingly, Surface Transportation Board Chairman Charles Nottingham received an enthusiastic response when he advised an audience at the NASSTRAC Logistics Conference and Expo of a landmark decision that should signal the end of collective ratemaki Read More »

Largest iron ore producer in NA urges end to Great Lakes dredging crisis

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Administration must commit itself to restoring the Great Lakes navigation system to project dimensions was the message delivered in Washington by Joseph A. Carrabba, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc, the largest iron or Read More »

Houston celebrates 30th anniversary at Barbours Cut Terminal

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal with a special reception at the industrial site on Wednesday, May 2. PHA Commission Chairman Jim Edmonds was joined by Commission Read More »

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