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HANSA HEAVY LIFT vessel sails open hatch to deliver tall cranes

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s 3D software simulates lift before the voyage to ensure safe loading and installation during discharge of three cranes. Read More »

Thailand looking to Japan for railways revamp

Reuters | December 22, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Thailand is talking to Japan with a view to building three rail routes in the Southeast Asian country, a Thai minister said, the latest move by its military government to kick-start long-delayed plans to modernize its aging rail network. Read More »

CenterPoint Properties appoints Campbell as Property Manager, East Region

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

CenterPoint Properties announced that Harold Campbell has been appointed Property Manager for the company’s East Region as a part of the Operations department. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Fetzer to Service Center Manager in North Atlanta

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announced that Seth Fetzer has been promoted to service center manager in North Atlanta, Georgia. Read More »

Orr named President of Con-way Multimodal

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Multimodal, the freight brokerage division of San Francisco-based Menlo Logistics, announced the appointment of Gregory L. Orr as president. Read More »

Antonov and Bertling ship over-dimensional transformers from Portugal to Argentina

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

Antonov and Bertling ship over-dimensional transformers from Portugal to Argentina

Antonov Airlines together with Bertling Logistics have successfully accomplished delivery of three power substations from Portugal to Argentina. The entire operation required three An- 124-100 flights to airlift nine outsize transformers from Porto, Portugal to the capital of Argentina. Read More »

Boeing, Emirates Airline Partner with Non-Profit Organization to Ferry Protective Winter Gear for th

PR Newswire | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

SEATTLE, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with Emirates Airline and U.S.-based non-profit organization Another Joy Foundation to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline's newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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Charleston Tariff Increase

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The South Carolina State Ports Authority plans on making changes to Terminal Tariff No. 8 effective January 1, 2015. Read More »

Premium Article  China’s currency:  Beijing looks to drive a convertible

Matt Miller | December 22, 2014 | International Trade

China’s currency:  Beijing looks to drive a convertible

China’s currency, the renminbi or yuan has always been a subject of concern for trading partners. The tightly controlled currency rarely reflects the global give-and-take necessary for a truly convertible monetary unit of trade. But an experiment is taking place in Canada to loosen currency controls. Is Beijing kicking the tires on a new convertible? Read More »

Premium Article  Things looking up for Great Lakes/St. Lawrence shipping

Leo Ryan | December 22, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Things looking up for Great Lakes/St. Lawrence shipping

Carriers closely involved in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway are hoping for more of the same in 2015 after benefiting from a stronger trend in commercial shipping activity in 2014. Read More »

TJ McGeean named Chief Financial Officer for C.R. England

PR Newswire | December 22, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh England, President of Salt Lake City-based Transportation provider C.R. England, today announced the appointment of TJ McGeean as Chief Financial Officer. Josh England has served in the dual roles of President and Chief Financial Officer for the company since 2013.

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US says China to cut red tape on imports of medical devices, medicine

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

China agreed to allow U.S. medicines and medical devices into local markets more quickly and open up its anti-trust procedures, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said after bilateral trade talks between the two nations. Read More »

As US eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenge

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

For decades, it was Cuba's first response to criticism. Read More »

US trade strategy suffers second blow in days at WTO

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization ruled Washington had unfairly penalized imports of Chinese solar panels and other goods, the second time the body has faulted Washington's tactics in 10 days. Read More »

Democratic lawmakers warn against investment rules in trade pacts

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

Some Democratic lawmakers have urged the U.S. administration to exclude foreign investment protections from major free trade agreements, warning they might undermine buffers against future financial crises and hurt public support for trade deals. Read More »

EU wants US embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

The European Union, which once launched a lawsuit to try to break the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, said it still wanted the blockade lifted but it was prepared to wait. Read More »

Thai Union Frozen to buy US tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, the world's biggest producer of canned tuna, has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bumble Bee Seafoods for $1.5 billion as part of a plan to double revenue through overseas acquisitions. Read More »

China’s JD.com to sell Gap clothing, vying with Alibaba to woo Western brands

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

China's JD.com Inc has partnered Gap Inc to sell the U.S. clothing retailer's apparel online in China, as the Beijing-based e-commerce company goes head to head with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to woo big foreign fashion names. Read More »

EU leaders seek to overcome hostility to US trade deal

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

EU leaders defended plans for the world's biggest trade deal with the United States, seeking on Thursday to counter hostility in Europe and clear the way for the accord to be agreed by the end of 2015. Read More »

EU grain to enjoy spoils of Russian export curbs

Reuters | December 21, 2014 | International Trade

European Union grain exporters will be the main beneficiaries of Russia's pullback from international grain markets as Moscow races to cool domestic prices in the face of economic crisis, analysts and traders said. Read More »

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