JBS CEO says Brazil close to exporting fresh beef to US

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | International Trade

Brazil is "closer than it had ever been" to exporting fresh beef to the United States, the chief executive of Brazilian meat packer JBS SA said on Thursday, adding that he expects shipments to start later this year. Read More »

Senate vote advances Trade Promotion Authority

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | International Trade

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French today following the Senate vote advancing consideration of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which would renew Trade Promotion Authority: Read More »

India to seek end to non-tariff barriers during Modi’s China visit

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | International Trade

India will seek abolition of non-tariff barriers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China next week, officials said, as part of efforts to reduce a widening trade deficit and boost local industry. Read More »

EU to impose duties on imports of electrical steel

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | International Trade

The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties on imports of a grade of electrical steel from China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States. Read More »

India online retail hierarchy looks far from fixed

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

India’s e-commerce hierarchy looks far from fixed. The exponential growth of smartphone users is rapidly changing shopping habits in the nation of 1.2 billion people. Investors have poured in hoping to pick the next Amazon or Alibaba. The opportunity is huge but low barriers to entry mean it is easy for wannabes to crash the party. Read More »

Freight train derails in Pittsburgh, no injuries

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A freight train derailed in Pittsburgh and emergency crews were called, but there were no injuries and no hazardous materials involved, a railway spokesman said. Read More »

US lawmakers seek answers soon on Gulf airline subsidy claims

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Air Cargo

U.S. lawmakers have stepped up pressure on the Obama administration to take a stance on allegations that three Gulf airlines received market-distorting subsidies, asking it to answer several questions by May 20. Read More »

Evergreen Line Launches China-Surabaya Service

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In view of the increasing market demand resulting from significant trade growth between China and the ASEAN countries, Evergreen Line will partner with COSCO and China Shipping in launching a joint China-Surabaya Express (CSX) Service. This is Evergreen's latest initiative to enhance its service on the Intra-Asian trade. Read More »

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes in the first quarter of 2015

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total. Read More »

Transpro Freight Systems announces purchase of Trans-Send Freight Systems Ltd.

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Transpro Freight Systems is pleased to announce the purchase of Trans-Send Freight Systems Ltd. The additional fleet and human resources immediately expands Transpro’s USA footprint. Current Trans-Send President, Lisa Carwardine will stay on with Transpro Freight and assist with the transition as the two operations merge. Read More »

CSX CFO Reviews Volume and Earnings Expectations for 2015

PR Newswire | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX CEO Fredrik Eliasson today discussed the company's performance and second quarter volume and earnings projections at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference in Boston. Read More »

Iranian ships fire warning shots at Singapore-flagged vessel in Gulf

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fired warning shots over Singapore-flagged cargo vessel in international waters in the Gulf on Thursday, prompting the cargo vessel to flee into United Arab Emirates’ territorial waters, a U.S. official told Reuters, saying the account was based on preliminary information. Read More »

Port Freeport announces winners of 15Th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port Freeport was proud to host its 15th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) May 9th at the Freeport Municipal Park. Read More »

Hactl scoops Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year award

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – the largest independent cargo handler at the world’s largest cargo hub – has received the Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year award at the 2015 Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards. Read More »

ICTSI chooses Australian company 1Stop as port community and appointment system provider

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In its efforts to limit peaks of trucks around the port area and balance their flow on city roads, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will be implementing a Container Booking System that will manage the arrivals and departures of trucks at its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal. Read More »

MOL Tabletop Drill prepares for major offshore incident

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Scenario: Cruise ship collides with another vessel on Kanmon passage, engine room flooded Read More »

The Shaker Group leverages MacroPoint to ensure no brokered load goes untracked

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Real-time freight tracking software helps the transportation solutions provider improve visibility of load locations, reduce check calls and win new business Read More »

Sharp rise in carriers with 20-50 trucks utilizing in-cab satellite TV systems to attract drivers

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

May 14, 2015 – EpicVue, providers of premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, today announced that a growing number of carriers with 20 to 50 trucks are using EpicVue as a key part of their driver recruitment and retention capability. Read More »

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes in the first half of FY 2015

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total. Read More »

ProdecoTech, e-Bike Manufacturer, Now Enjoys Customs Benefits as part of Port Everglades Foreign-Tra

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | International Trade

ProdecoTech, an electronic bicycle manufacturer in Oakland Park, FL, has received federal approval to conduct their production activity as a non-contiguous site within Port Everglades Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 Read More »