US Congress victory moves Obama’s Pacific trade pact forward

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

Legislation vital to securing the largest U.S. trade deal in decades was passed by the Senate by a comfortable margin, advancing President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen U.S. economic ties around the Pacific Rim. Read More »

US and China to cooperate to end ‘massacre’ of wildlife

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. and Chinese officials agreed during high-level talks in Washington to work together to end the "massacre" of wildlife and reduce the flow of illegal wildlife trafficking, a senior U.S. official said. Read More »

US, China stress positives, but fail to narrow differences

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

The United States and China sought on Wednesday to stress the positives in their relationship after three days of high-level talks, but failed to narrow differences on the most contentious issues of cyber and maritime security. Read More »

Obama looks abroad to secure his legacy

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

At a moment when much of the world is watching Greece, one of the most critical moments in Barack Obama’s presidency is also fast approaching. Read More »

U.S. Senate panel approves bill to monitor port performance

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A divided Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved legislation requiring the government to report on the performance of major U.S. port operations, including during labor contract talks. Read More »

McDonald’s plans to sell Taiwan stores to franchise operator

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

McDonald's Corp said it is aiming to sell all of its 413 Taiwan-based stores to a franchise operator, as the U.S. fast-food chain looks to cut costs globally and turn around its flagging China business. Read More »

GM’s Chevy brand puts hopes for global growth on Cruze

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

General Motors Co unveiled the new-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact car, a linchpin of its effort to attract new buyers to the brand and a symbol of the U.S. automaker's competitive challenges. Read More »

Subaru recalls 72,000 vehicles in US for possible auto brake failure

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

Subaru is recalling 72,000 newer-model vehicles in the United States because the automatic pre-collision braking part of the driver-assist system could fail, increasing the risk of a crash, according to documents posted online by U.S. safety regulators. Read More »

Daimler bets on connectivity with Zonar Systems deal

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Daimler, the world's largest truck maker, bought a minority stake in Seattle-based telematics provider Zonar Systems Inc on Thursday, the latest step by established vehicle manufacturers to gain know-how in the area of connectivity. Read More »

Trucker’s bankruptcy exit may roughen road for small creditors

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

When U.S. companies go bust, bankruptcy laws ensure workers are among the first to get paid. Now an unconventional settlement in an obscure case threatens to turn that guarantee on its head. Read More »

Three China cargo carriers to merge

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

China's three largest airline cargo carriers will merge to form Asia's largest freight transport company, a senior official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China was quoted as saying in media reports. Read More »

RwandAir signs $160 million loan deal for two Airbus jets

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

RwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160 million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said. Read More »

Boeing plans to further slow 747 jet production in 2016

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Boeing Co said it would slow production of its 747-8 jumbo jet by 23 percent to one per month starting in March, an effort to keep the production line running amid sluggish demand for the iconic, humped-top plane. Read More »

Goodyear to shut down UK manufacturing plant, cut 360-390 jobs

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, the largest tire maker in the United States, said it would shut down its Wolverhampton, England manufacturing plant and transfer production to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to cut costs. Read More »

Sharp growth for BrabaCon terminals

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Last year, throughput at the ten hinterland terminals in the Dutch province of North Brabant grew by almost 20%, to 660,000 TEU. Read More »

Five things you may not know yet about the marine industry

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The marine industry is rapidly evolving. While new technology means that vessels are more efficient, the need to keep up with the demands of globalisation has also meant that we’re seeing faster and larger ships at sea. GE technology has been at the forefront of some of these developments. Read More »

British government calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

EUROPE-MIGRANTS/BRITAIN-FRANCE:British government calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis Read More »

Adani walking away, or upping ante on Australian coal project?

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Is India’s Adani Mining preparing to walk away from its A$10 billion ($7.7 billion) coal project in Australia’s Queensland state, or upping the ante in trying to speed up approvals for the huge project? Read More »

American Airlines Cargo officially opens new PHL cold chain facility

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

This week, American Airlines Cargo officially opened the ExpediteTC cold storage pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American Airlines is the only airline in the northeastern United States with this state-of-the-art facility that can handle temperature-sensitive, life science and healthcare cargo. Read More »

Suttons win supply chain management contract in Singapore

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Chemical logistics and supply chain company Suttons has been awarded a supply chain management contract by well-known polystyrene resin producer TPSC Asia Pte Ltd (TPSC). Read More »