Kenya invites new bids for cross-country railway

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Intermodal

Kenya Railways has invited fresh bids for work on a railway to run between the port city of Mombasa and the Ugandan capital Kampala, expected to triple train speeds and increase regional trade.

Kenya Railways said in a newspaper advertisement Read More »

Schulz is the new head of Intermodal at DB Schenker Rail

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Intermodal

Andreas Schulz is the new Head of the Intermodal Market Unit at DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG. The 42-year-old is thus assuming responsibility for the tasks previously performed by Karsten Sachsenr'der, who held this position since the beginning of the Read More »

WTO’s Lamy says no signs of trade war

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

There is currently no evidence of preconditions for a trade war between the United States and China, the head of the World Trade Organisation said, despite verbal sparring over the valuation of China's currency.

The United States and the Euro Read More »

WTO negotiators sense new tone in fish talks

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Talks to curb fisheries subsidies have taken on new life, negotiators said, boding well for efforts to revive depleted global fish stocks and reach a deal to open up world trade.

Trade diplomats said that differences in the fisheries talks at Read More »

Turkey targets $50 blllion China trade by 2015

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Turkey and China aim to raise bilateral trade to $50 billion a year by 2015 from about $17 billion currently under a new "strategic partnership", the prime ministers of the two countries said.

Both members of the G20 group of rich and develop Read More »

EU membership key for Serbia growth plan

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Targets in an ambitious 10-year growth plan for Serbia, based on boosting foreign investment and exports, will not be met unless the country joins the European Union, an aide to prime minister Mirko Cvetkovic said.

The plan aimed at boosting Read More »

More freight at Lufthansa Cargo

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo reported an increase in freight and a significantly improved load factor at the close of the third quarter of 2010. From January to September, the carrier transported about 1.3 million tonnes of freight. This represents a year-on-year incr Read More »

Cathay Pacific freight capacity sufficient despite plane delay

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , Hong Kong's dominant airline, has sufficient freight capacity despite a delay in the delivery of new 747-8F freighters from Boeing Co , its chief executive said.

"We're obviously disappointed that the delivery of Read More »

New Safmarine Regional Executive for Indian Subcontinent appointed; Safmarine Leadership Team now…

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine announced the promotion of Bimal Kanal as their new Regional Executive for the Indian Subcontinent (ISC). The new region covers India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, The Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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NOL Group’s Widdows receives shipping honor


AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group CEO Ron Widdows has received the Connie Award from the Containerization and Intermodal Institute. The 50-year-old trade association promotes maritime interests and supports students interested in trade and transportation. Read More »

Shipping Corp of India files regulator application for FPO

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

State-run Shipping Corp of India said it has filed an application for its follow-on public offer with the stock market regulator. Read More »

CargoSmart launches EU ICS solution

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CargoSmart Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, announced its Import Control System Solution for ocean carriers to comply with the upcoming European Union Regulation 1875/2006, also known as the Read More »

Maersk wins JC Penney International Supplier of the Year Award

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has received the 2009 JC Penney International Supplier of the Year Award as part of the Purchasing Partnership Award for Supply Chain at the JC Penney Global Supplier Summit which was held in Hong Kong. The annual summit was attended by over Read More »

NOL carry 6% more cargo

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's fifth-largest container shipping firm, said it carried six percent more containers in the four weeks to Sept 17 compared to a year ago. Read More »

GAC-USA inter-branch cooperation delivers heavy lift success

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Collaboration was the key when three GAC USA offices on the Gulf of Mexico came together recently to deliver the goods onto a heavy lift ship.

Acting as broker for Marine Management Group, GAC Houston supervised the towage of the pipe-laying Read More »

South Africa’s ARM to sign iron ore deal with Transnet

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

South African miner African Rainbow Minerals said it would sign an agreement later this year with Transnet for the logistics group to transport 14 million tons of its iron ore per year. Read More »

Port Everglades names new environmental Projects Manager

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County has named longtime marine environmental manager Bob Musser to oversee all ecological functions and procedures associated with operations and planning at Port Everglades. Read More »

Ivory Coast seeks to expand San Pedro port

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast's cocoa port of San Pedro plans to invest $522 million to expand its terminal, build new quays and enlarge container capacity fivefold in the next few years, the port authority said.

San Pedro handles around half of the average 1. Read More »

Teck, CP Rail ink 10-year coal-hauling deal

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Teck Resources Ltd. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. unveiled a new 10 year agreement for moving coal from five Teck mines to the Pacific Coast for export. Read More »

Harbor boards postpone decision on air quality update

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach on Wednesday postponed a vote on an update to the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to allow the public more time to review the proposal. The 2010 CAAP Update is expected to be back for c Read More »