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USTR Kirk to press China on piracy, innovation

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | International Trade

The United States will use economic talks next week with China to focus on intellectual property rights protection and China's "indigenous innovation" industrial policy which discriminates against foreign firms, U.S. Trade representative Ron Kirk said. Read More »

WTO brokers trade finance talks for banks, regulators

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | International Trade

Banking regulators and commercial banks have started to discuss ways of ensuring that regulation does not hamper trade finance -- the lifeblood of global commerce -- as the sector shows an uneven recovery.

A meeting hosted by the World Trade Read More »

Mercosur trade deal will hurt EU farmers

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | International Trade

A trade deal mooted by European Union leaders with South America's Mercosur bloc will boost Europe's exports of goods and services but will squeeze many of its farmers out of business, a major Spanish farm union said.

The EU is expected to re Read More »

China should buy US goods to fix imbalance

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke urged China to purchase more American goods to help reduce a huge trade imbalance that has caused friction in U.S.-Sino ties.

"Obviously the trade deficit needs to come down," Locke told Reuters in an int Read More »

Europe, Central American states reach trade deal

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union and Central American states reached an agreement to liberalize trade and cut import tariffs, giving total market access to industrial products on both sides.

The European Commission, the EU's executive in charge of the 27-n Read More »

The EU’s new import control system ’ creating supply chain chaos

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | International Trade

Every time you turn around, it seems there's a new regulatory requirement. Governments around the world are updating customs codes, modernizing and introducing technology processes, and changing classifications - all in the name of streamlining revenue co Read More »

US Air CEO supports United/Continental merger

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

US Airways Group Inc does not need to merge to survive and supports the proposed deal between Continental Airlines Inc and United Airlines, US Airways CEO Doug Parker said. Read More »

US will take ‘time that is necessary’ on air merger

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Obama administration will conduct a vigorous antitrust review of the proposed merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines but will not take longer than necessary, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder also told concerned lawmak Read More »

UPS sees strong Asia growth in Q2, to add aircraft

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery service, said it expected strong growth in the second quarter in its Asia business amid an improving regional economy.

UPS's Asia volume grew more than 20 percent in the first quarte Read More »

Airlines sue to block union vote rule change

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. airlines sued federal regulators on Monday to stop enforcement of a landmark change in labor law that could make it easier for unions to organize at rail and air carriers.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., by the A Read More »

South American Airways appoints 4 EGSAC members

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

South American Airways has appointed four members of independent GSSA group EGSAC as its representatives for Scandinavia and Finland.

South American Airways is a 'virtual' airline, providing bellyhold and freighter capacity to 76 destinations Read More »

Emirates and DHL form strategic partnership in aviation security


AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates and DHL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic security partnership to enhance air cargo security in the region. Through this partnership, Emirates Group Security and DHL Express will strengthen their collaborati Read More »

APL joins INTTRA e-commerce platform

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA announced that container shipping line, APL has joined the INTTRA e-commerce portal.

The INTTRA network consists of electronic links with over 30 leading ocean carriers and more than 50,000 active network connections with shippers to s Read More »

Safmarine announces new Horn of Africa Service 


AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The new service will be Safmarine's first direct shipping service between Far East, Arabian Gulf and the Horn of Africa

Africa shipping specialist Safmarine has announced the launch of its first direct, fully-containerised shipping ser Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority/ Mobile Container Terminal announce Far East service

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority and Mobile Container Terminal, LLC announce a new all-water container service between the Port of Mobile and Far East. CMA CGM added the Ports of Mobile and Pusan, Korean to its PEX3 service between the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority posts 25% container growth for April

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports. Read More »

GCT Global Container Terminals announces new Senior VP Commercial

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Michael E. Moore, President and CEO of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. announced the appointment of Mike Journeycake to the executive position of Senior Vice President Commercial. The appointment took effect on April 16, 2010.

“Mike bring Read More »

Maritime industry storms Capitol Hill

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The American maritime industry fanned out across Capitol Hill last week, holding meetings with 124 Members of Congress and staff during the first ever Maritime Industry Congressional “Sail-In”. The objective of the event was to communicate the value of th Read More »

Port of Savannah’s silt suspension system allows it to maintain 48’ at berth

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the silt suspension system, used to maintain 48 feet at four of the Garden City Terminal berths, was recently modified to also increase oxygen levels in the river. Read More »

South Africa transport workers march in wage dispute

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Thousands of striking South African transport workers marched in Johannesburg last week, demanding a pay hike at logistics group Transnet ahead of a meeting to try to end the dispute.

The five-day strike has paralyzed the country's port and r Read More »

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