Strong bipartisan backing for US trade authority bill in panel

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

Legislation giving the U.S. Congress oversight of trade deals negotiated by the Obama administration will receive strong bipartisan support in the Senate Finance Committee that is writing the bill, Chairman Orrin Hatch predicted. Read More »

Japan, US sound optimistic on TPP trade pact negotiations

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

Japan's top trade negotiator sounded an optimistic note that he could reach a deal with the United States that is essential to creating a free trade pact covering 12 countries. Read More »

Abbott says payoff from Mylan deal surges

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

Abbott Laboratories said its initial proceeds of $5.3 billion from the recent sale to Mylan of part of its generic drug business were now worth more than $7 billion because of appreciation of the stock it obtained in the deal. Read More »

US senators want stronger currency rules in fast track trade bill

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. senators said they plan to push for stronger rules against currency manipulation in legislation that is key to reaching a major Pacific trade pact. Read More »

Bird flu spreads in US poultry flocks, hits trade

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

Discovery of a strain of deadly avian influenza (HPAI) in a large egg-laying facility in Iowa this week was the latest outbreak of the disease in the United States. It has hit chicken and turkey flocks in 13 states this year. Read More »

US Treasury warns Congress currency push could derail Pacific pact

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. lawmakers' proposals to sanction countries that deliberately weaken their currencies could derail a Pacific trade pact that is a key part of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia, the Treasury warned. Read More »

Export-Import Bank names Siemens Renewable Exporter of the Year

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

In honor of Earth Day, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced today that it will present its Deal of the Year and Renewable Exporter of the Year awards to Siemens Energy Inc. at the Bank’s Annual Conference in Washington on Thursday, April 23rd. Read More »

Japan March export gains may get economy back on track

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

Japan posted its first trade surplus in nearly three years in March as exports of cars and electronics picked up, an encouraging sign that economic growth may be back on track after a sluggish start to the year. Read More »

EU proposes GM opt-out for members, angering pro- and anti-GM camps

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | International Trade

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole. Read More »

Obama says US has warned Iran not to send weapons to Yemen

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the U.S. government had sent "very direct messages" to Iran warning it not to send weapons to Yemen that could be used to threaten shipping traffic in the region. Read More »

Carrier Transicold helps shipping industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions with environmentally sust

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Energy efficient container refrigeration systems introduced by Carrier Transicold in recent years are playing a vital role in helping the marine shipping industry strengthen its environmental profile. Read More »

The greater complexity of today’s shipping environment, is having a dramatic effect on the relations

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Speaking at the TOC container supply chain conference in Singapore, Sundara Sundara, vice president for ocean product at Agility Logistics, told delegates that the twin trends of larger vessels and consolidated carrier alliances had led to a greater need for shippers to employ the services of 3PLs. Read More »

DHL Parcel, Amazon and Audi join forces to launch unique pilot project for car drop delivery in Germ

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

In May 2015, DHL Parcel, Amazon and Audi will team up to launch a Germany-wide pilot project for a brand new service that will allow car owners to use their cars as mobile delivery addresses for their parcel shipments. Read More »

CP Rail CEO says shareholder activism ‘overdue’ at US rivals

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Shareholder activism is "long overdue" at some major U.S. railways, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd Chief Executive Hunter Harrison said in an interview on Tuesday, after several U.S. competitors reported disappointing financial results. Read More »

German rail strike spreads to passenger trains

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Businesses and millions of commuters faced delays and disruptions in Germany on Wednesday after 3,000 train drivers walked off the job to back their claims for higher pay and negotiating rights. Read More »

Paylode and Down River® form strategic partnership for greater protection and cost savings

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

PendaForm's Paylode Cargo Protection Division now offers a one-stop shop for cargo protection and load securement for transporting products via boxcar, containers, and trailers. Paylode's reusable, Read More »

Pallet truck attachment improves ergonomics of order picking

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck to make order picking faster, safer and easier. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines receives Lowe’s Top Carrier Award for the 8th straight year

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named Lowe's 2014 LTL Carrier of the Year. Read More »

IAG Cargo opens two new constant climate stations in Latin America

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has opened two new Constant Climate stations into Latin America, bringing the total number of gateways in the region to 15 and making it one of the largest regional networks for the transportation of time and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.  Read More »

Volga-Dnepr begins validating ACC3 status of global airports in compliance with EU aviation security

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has validated the first seven airports in compliance with European Commission aviation security regulations for cargo operating into the EU from non-EU countries. Read More »