Canada warns EU of trade conflict over oil sands

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The Canadian government has stepped up lobbying in Europe for its highly-polluting tar sands industry, repeating its threats of trade conflict, a leaked letter shows.

The letter dated March 18 to Europe's commissioners for climate, trade and energy fo Read More »

EU, China see global appetite for premium foods

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union and China have agreed to give more trade protection to traditional products such as Parma ham and Longjing green tea, an effort to boost trade in high-end heritage goods.

The deal was reached during a visit by the EU's top agricultu Read More »

Hyundai India sales to grow 15-17%t in 2011c

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Hyundai Motor Co's Indian unit sales will rise 15 to 17 percent in 2011 although overall market growth is poised to cool from last year's scorching 31 percent as rising prices and interest rates crimp demand, a senior official said.

Car sales in India Read More »

EU backs first anti-subsidy duties on China

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

European Union governments endorsed a five-year import tariff on imports of glossy paper from China, the EU's first challenge to Chinese state subsidies, diplomatic and industry sources said.

Representatives from EU capitals gave majority backing to t Read More »

Indonesia rubber exports to Japan seen falling

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Indonesian rubber exports to Japan are expected to drop significantly in coming months as the earthquake and tsunami there last month affected the country's auto industry, a trade ministry official said.

The Indonesian Rubber Association said last wee Read More »

WTO raps US subsidies to Boeing

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Planemaker Boeing received at least $5.3 billion of illegal U.S. subsidies, the World Trade Organization said in a dispute that shows no signs of an end to years of inconclusive wrangling.

The banned aid included $2.6 billion of research funding from Read More »

Zepol upgrades trade intelligence tool with user dashboard

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, announced another major enhancement to their Trade Intelligence tools. The Dashboard tab enhancement allows users to select specific criteria to be displayed within the Zepol interface for quick a Read More »

World trade talks on verge of failure

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Global trade talks meant to help poor countries prosper are "on the verge of failure" due to vast differences among countries, the head of the World Trade Organisation said.

The Doha Round of world trade talks has been dogged by disagreements over how Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo completes first 100 % paperless freighter flight

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has marked a milestone with its inaugural 100 per cent paperless freighter flight between Nairobi and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. EK9952, which left Nairobi for Amsterdam on March 27th, became Read More »

Volga-Dnepr helps sports broadcasters with ‘trial run’ for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has once again supported the hosts of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia ' this time with the delivery of 93 tons of outside broadcasting equipment.

The Games organizers are well advanced with their planning and Volga Read More »

Volga-Dnepr delivers equipment for cooling damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga Dnepr Airlines has completed an urgent delivery from Stuttgart, Germany, to Japan of a large pump to help in the cooling of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The 60-tons of equipment, transported on March 31st, included Read More »

Daily flight movements hit new record at Hong Kong International Airport

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

A total of 983 flight movements were handled at the Hong Kong International Airport on March 31, setting a new daily record, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said today.

The 983 flight movements broke the previous single-day record Read More »

MENA transport companies face limited Q1 earns growth

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Middle East and North African transportation companies will likely see limited earnings momentum in the first quarter, owing to higher costs and lower revenue growth, according to Nomura, which cut its price targets on several companies in the sector. Read More »

Aviation bill clears US House despite veto threat

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

The U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping aviation legislation despite a White House threat to veto the measure over a labor provision favorable to airline management.

The chamber voted 223-196 to approve the bill, which also cuts $4 billion Read More »

Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Crowley Puerto Rico Services on the container inspection system

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The Puerto Rico Ports Authority ("PRPA") and Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc., ("Crowley") have announced plans to allow limited testing of container cargo inspection scanning operations beginning today at the Crowley marine terminal facility in San Jua Read More »

Maersk Line offers new Nansha port call on TP 6

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced a direct port call to the Port of Nansha on the Trans-Pacific 6 (TP6) service to start May 2 with the Mette Maersk westbound call. The Port of Nansha is located southeast of Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. The West Read More »

Shipco expands into Eastern/Central Europe with new direct services

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipco Transport, one of the world's leading neutral consolidators, has introduced direct intact weekly consolidation services connecting United States with Eastern and Central Europe.

These emerging markets have undergone rapid growth, calling for sh Read More »

NOL carries 12% more cargo in 4 weeks

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 12 percent more cargo in the four weeks to March 11 from a year ago, helped by higher traffic on intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes. Read More »

Horizon Lines tanks on potential bankruptcy

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines shares lost nearly half of their value a day after the container shipping and logistics company said it could be forced to seek bankruptcy protection for not being able to comply with its debt agreements.

Horizon Lines, whose customers i Read More »

APL to scan Japan exports before loading on ships

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping line APL said it will begin radiation scanning of containerized Japanese exports delivered to its marine terminal here for transport on APL vessels.

The decision makes APL one of the first container carriers to undertake large-scale c Read More »