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Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL - Dominican Rep. has much to benefit from CAFTA-DR

Karen Thuermer | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

Although the government of the Dominican Republic has not yet officially signed the CAFTA-DR, the trade agreement between this Caribbean nation, Central America, and the United States should strengthen trade opportunities. Read More »

Carriers respond to challenges of serving Latin American ports

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

With port congestion and infrastructure challenges remaining critical concerns in serving many Latin American markets, global carriers are responding with such measures as securing berthing windows and deploying geared vessels. Read More »

Gov. Minner and Dole open new $16 million warehouse at Port of Wilmington, DE

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On March 13 Governor Ruth Ann Minner and officials from Dole Food Company and the Diamond State Port Corp. unveiled Dole's new $16 million warehouse at the Port of Wilmington. Read More »

Port of Pittsburgh announces 2005 river traffic report

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) announced that river activity in the Port District increased 12.5% during 2005, including an almost 20% increase in coal and coke shipped on the three rivers. The increase returns the Port to levels not seen since 2 Read More »

Port Manatee Propeller Club honors Stanley Riggs

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Port Manatee Propeller Club honored developer Stanley Riggs with its highest honor as Maritime Person of the Year during ceremonies March 9th at the Bradenton Yacht Club. Read More »

Target Logistics opens Boston facility

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Target Logistic Services is expanding once again, opening a full service cargo facility in Boston to meet the demands of shippers throughout the New England region. Read More »

8th World Cargo Alliance annual meeting enjoys record attendance

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The three-day event, held at the five-Star Plaza Athenee hotel, had as its theme 'Partnering for the Future' and featured presentations highlighting the direction of technological advance in the logistics industry over the next few years including RFID an Read More »

Menlo Worldwide launches new Malaysia entity

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Operating as Menlo Worldwide (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., the company is supporting a growing number of local clients with a wide range of logistics capabilities including local and global freight transportation management, distribution and fulfillment, warehous Read More »

BNSF 2006 Capital Program to expand CA rail capacity

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company plans to invest more than $100 million from its 2006 capital program to expand rail capacity in California and to maintain its track, facilities and equipment in good condition. Read More »

Tucker Company CEO addresses Wilmington, DE Traffic Club

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Intermodal

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the March dinner of the Wilmington Traffic Club at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware. Read More »

Teamsters advise caution - Ports are still not secure

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Intermodal

(Editor's note: The following is an official statement of Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President)

If we are to believe Dubai Ports World's most recent claims, America has avoided a major threat to our national security now that the United Arab Read More »

EU approves further delay of wood packaging rule

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

The US Department of Commerce applauded the European Union's (EU) decision on February 6, 2006 to delay, until January 1, 2009, a new wood packaging rule that US industry claimed could affect nearly half of US exports to the EU, worth approximately $80 bi Read More »

Canada economic report sees record business volume

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

Export Development Canada (EDC) announced it extended a record $57.4 billion in trade finance and risk management services in 2005, a 4.6% increase over 2004. Exports and investments in emerging markets totaled $13.3 billion, a 14.6% increase. Read More »

CBSA finds US grain corn imports dumped and subsidized

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a final determination (FD) that US grain corn imports to Canada are dumped and subsidized. Under the FD, definitive anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CV) duties totaling $US1.65/bushel will continue to be impo Read More »

US business delegation visits Vietnam

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

A US trade delegation representing more than 20 major American companies visited Vietnam recently on a four-day trip to talk about expanding investment and Vietnam's expected accession into the WTO later this year. Read More »

Race to cooperate in air cargo antitrust investigation

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Major air cargo carriers may be scrambling to cooperate with the US Justice Department in order to obtain leniency or amnesty in connection with a wide-ranging investigation of a conspiracy to set fuel surcharges. According to others, they may be cooperat Read More »

Military honors Pilot Air Freight

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Pilot Air Freight announced that the United States military and the Seattle District, US Army Corps of Engineers honored Patrick Allen and Karla Reese-Beltrand, representatives from Pilot's Seattle office. Pilot, which maintains a tradition of working wit Read More »

DFW to add new carrier and more service to growing cargo portfolio

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

DFW International Airport has announced significant new freighter service to North Texas, just as the Airport's new International Cargo Centre opens for business. Air France Cargo will land its first freighter at DFW on April 1, marking a vital addition o Read More »

AA cargo up 43% in 2005 from Ireland, now going daily

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

American Airlines (AA) saw a 43% increase in cargo revenue from Ireland in 2005. In all but two months of the year, it was the second largest carrier of North Atlantic cargo out of Ireland, and averaged 4th place in the Irish export airfreight market as a Read More »

ZIM announces new Portland, OR container service

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Oregon, Washington and Idaho businesses involved in international trade are celebrating the announcement by ZIM American Integrated Shipping Services Company that it will reroute their Asia-Mediterranean-Pacific (AMP) ocean container service beginning wit Read More »

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