Brazil says wins WTO orange juice case against US

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization ruled in Brazil's favor in a dispute over the United States' anti-dumping measures on orange juice imports, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said.

The decision by the WTO was preliminary and could be appealed by Washington, a spo Read More »

Brazil resumes processed meat exports to U.S.

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil will resume exports of heat-treated meats to the United States, the agriculture ministry said, after halting shipments earlier this year while sanitary standards were reviewed. Read More »

Wal-Mart invests in Chinese e-commerce firm

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , the world's largest retailer, has invested in China's top online seller of consumer electronics and communication products, in a push to extend its reach to more Chinese buyers.

Chinese online business-to-consumer (B2C) company 3 Read More »

Volga-Dnepr transports stage equipment for the Festival Mondial des Arts N’gres

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed two AN-124-100 freighter flights from Vatry in France to Dakar, Senegal, carrying theatrical stage and sound equipment for the magnificent Festival Mondial des Arts N'gres. Read More »

International air traffic slows, points to easing recovery

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

International air traffic slowed in November, the airline industry body IATA said, in a sign that the global economic recovery is losing speed.

The International Air Transport Association said harsh weather conditions in many countries in December wer Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo completes first paperless flight

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo, a leading force in the industry drive towards e-freight, recently marked a milestone with its inaugural paperless flight. EK702, from Mauritius to Dubai, became the first flight on its global network to operate with a hold filled entire Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo completes its longest flight

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has set new records by operating its longest ever non-stop flight - 17.5 hours from Sydney to New York. Emirates SkyCargo's new generation Boeing 777 Freighter operated the service, which arrive Read More »

Air Canada selects Descartes for European Customs security filings

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Air Cargo

Descartes Systems Group announced that Air Canada Cargo has expanded its relationship with Descartes by selecting Descartes' Global Filer solution to manage import customs filings for the upcoming European Union (EU) regulations for advanced entry summary Read More »

Maersk plans Q1 freight rate increases

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line plans to raise freight rates from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to northern Europe and the Mediterranean twice in the first quarter, it said on its website.

The company announced a $200 per 20-foot container (TEU) and a $400 Read More »

Diana Shipping to spin off containership unit

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Greek drybulk carrier Diana Shipping Inc said it will spin off 80 percent of its current interest in its containership unit.

The Athens, Greece-based company, which has a 55 percent interest in Diana Containerships, said it will distribute about 2.7 m Read More »

Safmarine upgrades Far East-East Africa network

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine's Far East - East Africa network has been further upgraded with the introduction of a direct service connecting Tanjung Pelepas and the South Chinese ports of Nansha and Yantian with Mombasa (Kenya) and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). Read More »

VGG Transports 57 Nacelles from Bilbao to Salvador (BRAZIL)

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vasco Gallega Group, the Spanish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium(WWPC), has organized the transport of 57 windmills nacelles from Bilbao (Spain) to Salvador (Brazil).
The whole operation has been carried out by VGG who has provided expor Read More »

Key dry freight index to edge up in Q1 on China demand

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The main global sea freight index will nudge up in the first quarter from the current level as strong Chinese demand offsets pressure from an oversupply of vessels that has weighed on the market for the past year.

Industry experts polled by Reuters th Read More »

JAXPORT Board of Directors approves Anderson for CEO

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the commencement of contract negotiations with former Federal Maritime Commissioner A. Paul Anderson to fill the role of JAXPORT Chief Executive Officer. Read More »

GPA posts double-digit growth for November

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced growth in November 2010, which is consistent with the double-digit growth rates that have been experienced since December 2009

“The Port o Read More »

Konecranes receives RTG order from Slovenia

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In November Konecranes received a repeat order for two RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from Luka Koper in Slovenia. Luka Koper is Konecranes’ long-term customer, already having STS and RTG cranes, as well as grab unloaders delivered by Konecranes. The cr Read More »

Port of Baltimore cargo up in November

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

General cargo, also known as key commodities, at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals were up 15 percent in November compared to November 2009. General cargo is defined as containers, autos, forest products, and roll on/roll off (farm and const Read More »

Port dues: HPA plans change in charging system

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is planning to introduce a new port fee system in the summer of 2011. At the same time, the institution will not increase fees in January 2011; port dues will remain at the same level as they currently are. Beginning in th Read More »

South Carolina completes truck survey

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Continuing its efforts to reduce port-related air emissions, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has completed the first truck survey in the Southeast and is collaborating on a regional program aimed at helping truck owners replace the oldest Read More »

Ports to test non-polluting fuel cell trucks

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Two new non-polluting trucks powered by zero-emission plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cells will soon hit the road in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in a demonstration of the cutting-edge green technology.

In an agreement with El Segundo-based Read More »