N. Korea vows

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

North Korea called on the United States to scrap a strict trade ban and drop it from a list of countries Washington says sponsor terrorism, promising steps in return that would improve ties between the adversaries. Jong Song-il, a spokesman for North Kore Read More »

TCC wins immediate S. African support for Coyne

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Air Cargo

Iraq and Afghanistan scheduled freighter operator Coyne Airways has appointed Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) as its offline sales agent for South Africa. It is the first time Coyne has had formal representation in the market. Read More »

Dnata enters strategic partnership with Chinese airport group

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Air Cargo

Dnata, the ground handling arm of Dubai's widely recognized Emirates Group, has signed a joint venture agreement with China West Airport Group (CWAG) to provide airport ground handling services in Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XXIA). Read More »

Cargo B Airlines extends GSA network

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Air Cargo

Cargo B airlines has signed a GSA contract with Globe Air Cargo covering Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Poland. Aero Cargo will handle France. Both GSAs are part of the ECS Group. The network will be systematically extended to cover other countries be Read More »

Grand Alliance cooperation extended for 10 years

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance, founded in 1998, is the leading integrated consortium in container liner shipping. Its members are Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), MISC Berhad (Malaysia), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), (Japan), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) (Hong Kong) Read More »

Shippers, carriers pay for Caribbean port security gaps

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Gaps in security at Caribbean Basin ports are significant enough to raise concerns that those areas could be used to launch a terrorist attack against the United States. Such was the tone of a recently released report from the Government Accountability Of Read More »

Marine Terminals Corp. welcomes M/V Star Stratos in San Diego

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

International stevedore and terminal operating company Marine Terminals Corp. (MTC) celebrated the maiden voyage arrival of Star Reefers' new M/V Star Stratos into the Port of San Diego on July 12 with a commemorative plaque, presented to vessel Captain A Read More »

Chertoff visits Long Beach, highlights security technology

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited the Port of Long Beach to meet with City and Port officials and examine the first field tests of a new radiation-detection system designed to better protect seaports from potential nuclear Read More »

House approves funds to help meet Great Lakes navigation needs

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seventh District Congressmen Dave Obey (D-WI) announced that the US House of Representatives has approved increased funding in the FY2008 energy and water appropriations bill to help maintain commercial navigation on the Great Lakes. Read More »

ICTSI completes modernization project for Madagascar port

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Madagascar International Container Terminal Services, Ltd., (MICTSL), a subsidiary of Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has announced the completion of its US$30 million first phase modernization program for Madagas Read More »

Court of Appeals voids portions of HOS rules

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Intermodal

The US Court of Appeals of the DC Circuit voided two key provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that were issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in October 2005. A preliminary analysis of the decision by the League Read More »

TranSystems and NITL establish relationship

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Intermodal

TranSystems, an industry leader in delivering transportation solutions across modes, sectors and disciplines to its clients in the shippers sector of the economy, announced its arrangement with The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL). Read More »

TSRR secures rail freight business with three new customers

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. announced that its Tennessee Southern Railroad ('TSRR') has secured rail freight business with three new customers that will add an estimated 900 - 1,200 carloads annually. In addition, TSRR has commenced taking delivery of six refurbi Read More »

EU says Airbus dispute exaggerated

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | International Trade

The United States has "vastly exaggerated" the amount of aid European governments have given to aircraft maker Airbus , European Union trade officials said in a brief given to reporters. Read More »

Developing nations’ fears over China hobbling WTO

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | International Trade

Developing countries' largely unspoken fears about being exposed to Chinese competition are undermining the World Trade Organization's (WTO) drive for a new global trade pact, trade experts say. Read More »

China blocks US bid for WTO tax subsidy probe

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | International Trade

China blocked a US request for a World Trade Organization investigation into tax exemptions and refunds that Washington says give Chinese businesses an unfair advantage. Read More »

Brazil, US still pushing WTO deal

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | International Trade

The presidents of Brazil and the United States are determined to push stalled global trade talks and Washington hopes to see some progress in coming weeks, the US ambassador to Brazil said. Read More »

IATA Cargo Committee has selected NCA as a member

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

Mr. Takuro Uchiyama, Vice Chairman of the Board of Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd. (NCA, headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo: President: Tadamasa Ishida) was nominated and appointed as a member of Cargo Committee of IATA (International Air Transport Associa Read More »

Continental Airlines Cargo grows cold chain products with Envirotainer

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, the first US airline to implement a structured cold chain product, has signed a new global contract with Envirotainer, setting the stage for expansion of its temperature-controlled product line. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo division announces increase in fuel surcharge

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo division announced an increase in its fuel surcharge from $0.55/kg to $0.60/kg, or equivalent currency, for most US-origin international shipments and from $0.22/lb to $0.24/lb for US domestic shipments, effective Aug. 2, 2007. The Read More »