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South Korean liberals threaten to block US trade deal

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | International Trade

South Korea's liberals will use their last few days in control of parliament to block a sweeping trade deal with the United States unless they can win changes on a separate US beef import pact, its leader said. Read More »

WTO chief says trade deal still possible in 2008

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | International Trade

It is still possible to reach a deal on long-delayed world trade negotiations before the end of the year, the head of the World Trade Organization said in an interview. Read More »

Former Qantas exec. pleads guilty in air cargo conspiracy

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

The former highest-ranking Qantas Airways Limited cargo executive employed in the United States has agreed to plead guilty, serve eight months in jail, and pay a criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to fix rates for international air cargo ship Read More »

CAC says important changes needed in Canada

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council support the Minister of Industry's pledge this week to "make transportation a North American advantage," To that end, the federal government can make some policy changes for this to become a priority and a Canadian reality. Read More »

Athens Int’l Airport reports record volumes

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

Athens International Airport has recorded the best month for freight and mail traffic since the new airport opened some eight years ago. A total of 11.3 thousand tons was handled, a 22% increase over April 2007. Apart from an overall rise in traffic, this Read More »

FSL Trust to acquire three containerships for $210mln.

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (''FSLTM''), Trustee-Manager of First Ship Lease Trust ("FSL Trust"), announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire three container vessels from a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan-based and listed Ya Read More »

ELAA supports review of consortia regulations

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

ELAA, the representative body for container shipping lines in Europe, supports both the review of the EC Regulation on consortia and the Commission's recent public statements that this will result in the adoption of a new block exemption. Read More »

Evergreen named best Intra-Asian line

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine Corp has been awarded Best Shipping Line -Intra Asia for the fourth consecutive year at the 22nd Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). Read More »

Port of Hamburg offers specialized service for breakbulk & project cargo

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Hamburg is Europe’s second largest container port and Germany’s premier universal port. The multipurpose terminals in the Hamburg port have long-time experience and modern equipment to handle breakbulk or conventional and project cargo. Among Read More »

YRC Logistics new cross border kiosks between US - Canada

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

YRC Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., announced the establishment of seven new Cross Border kiosks to better meet YRC Logistics clients' needs for expedited clearance of shipments crossing between US and Canada. Read More »

PPG bulks up in India

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

A Project Professionals Group member has added plenty of muscle to the network's heavy-lift project cargo capabilities in India by offering cranes with a total lift capacity of more than 5,250 tons. Read More »

Queen’s Award for Signet International

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Staff at London Heathrow-headquartered international transportation and logistics organization, Signet International, are celebrating winning The Queen's Award for Enterprise, the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. Read More »

Australia-bound cargo to benefit from UPS-CII agreement

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Airfreight shippers to Australia are expected to benefit significantly in delivery of time sensitive cargo based on a new, bulk space agreement between United Parcel Service (UPS) and Consolidators International (CII). Read More »

DHL inaugurates largest hub in Central America

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL inaugurated the industry's largest hub in Central America. With the new facility, DHL has increased its capacity to sort up to 5,000 packages per hour, representing a 250% jump from its previous shipping handling capacity. Read More »

Hipage acquires competitor, combines 182 years of maritime service

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Hipage Company, Inc., a Customs Broker and International Freight Forwarder founded in Norfolk in 1927, has acquired W.M. Stone & Company, Inc., a local competitor, for an undisclosed amount. Read More »

BNSF Railway purchases 198 acres at Dallas Logistics Hub

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Intermodal

The Allen Group announced the sale of 198 acres of land in the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH) to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF). In conjunction with the sale transaction the parties entered into an option agreement giving BNSF the right to purchase an additiona Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo flights to Karachi

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Air Cargo

Services to Karachi have begun and will operate once a week on Mondays. The operation will be serviced by Etihad Crystal Cargo's A300-600 freighter aircraft that has a capacity of 40 tons. Read More »

Cargo counts concludes handling agreement with Lufthansa Cargo

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Air Cargo

On May 1, cargo counts handed over responsibility for the bulk of its cargo handling operations at German airports to its parent company Lufthansa Cargo (LCAG). The agreement will apply at Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Bremen, Cologne, D'sseldorf, Hanover, Hambur Read More »

APL veteran honored by Bay Area World Trade Center

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Scott Smith, Corporate Relations Director for container shipping line APL, has been honored by the Bay Area World Trade Center for his 41 years of service to the transportation and logistics industry. Smith, a 24-year APL veteran, received the Bay Trade Read More »

China forwarding conference moves to Hong Kong

AJOT | May 11, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Top independent forwarders planning to attend the 5th Sino International Freight Forwarders Conference in June are being asked to make arrangements to come to Hong Kong instead of the original venue in Shanghai. The expected 1,500 delegates at the event h Read More »

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