ABF road driver Boyd awarded ABF Medal of Excellence for Life-Saving Actions

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', recognized the life-saving actions of John Boyd by awarding him the ABF Medal of Excellence. An ABF road driver in Dayton, Ohio, Boyd became the sixth recipient of the award, which is the highest honor the company can present to Read More »

DB and China to cooperate more closely in rail freight transport and infrastructure projects

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

The Chinese Ministry of Railways and Deutsche Bahn sign a memorandum of understanding in Beijing ' DB International handles construction supervision for extending high-speed lines

Deutsche Bahn and the Chinese Ministry of Railways want to coope Read More »

FFE Transportation Services announces new VP of Capacity Developments

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that Rob Newell has been elected to the position of Vice President of Capacity Development for FFE Transportation Services effective December 6, 2010.

Newell has more than twenty six years of transportati Read More »

Vitran sells some Frontier Transport unit assets

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

North American cross-border trucking company Vitran CorpVitran Corp said it sold certain assets of its unit, Frontier Transport Corp, to Indianapolis-based Online Transport for about $5 million. Read More »

Anti-dumping investigations fall in first half

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

The number of anti-dumping investigations -- probes into unfairly priced imports -- notified to the World Trade Organization fell in the first half of this year, the WTO said.

The figures indicate an easing of protectionist tensions as economies picke Read More »

Asia learns painful lessons from euro zone crisis

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

One more victim can be added to the casualty list from the fallout of the euro zone debt crisis: the cause of currency integration in Asia.

The idea that countries as different as Japan and Laos, or Singapore and Myanmar, might share the same money ha Read More »

China may pay roubles for timber, seafood

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

China wants to pay in roubles for Russian timber, coking coal and seafood, as the two countries seek to boost bilateral trade in national currencies, Russian central bank official Viktor Melnikov said on Monday.

Russia's MICEX exchange will start trad Read More »

EU agrees to back Russia’s WTO entry

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union formally backed Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization, clearing the way for Moscow to join the body in 2011, after 17 years of trying.

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Russian Economic Development Minister Elvira Read More »

Laos says railway to China finished by 2014

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

The poor and landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos expects its rail link with China to be finished by 2014, boosting trade links with its giant neighbour and the rest of Asia, its deputy prime minister said.

The railway is part of a broader plan t Read More »

LG Display, Chi Mei, others face EU fines

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

EU regulators are set to fine LG Display , Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp and three other firms up to 700 million euros ($928 million) in total for fixing prices of display panels used in consumer devices, a source close to the case said.

The European C Read More »

Emirates heads to Geneva

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates will be increasing its commitment to Switzerland on June 1, 2011 with the launch of non-stop, daily flights between Dubai and Geneva. This will be the carrier's 111th destination and its 26th destination in Europe.

Switzerland has been part o Read More »

FedEx raising ground shipping rates by net 4.9%

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp , the world's largest cargo airline, said it would raise average ground shipping rates by an average 4.9 percent, effective Jan. 3. Read More »

Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways improve safety performance

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHCo) and Lufthansa Consulting have signed an agreement focused on the safety standards of Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways. Both carriers as well as associated catering, ground handling and aircraft mai Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo commences first flights to Manaus

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its route network in South America this coming New Year. Pending regulatory approval, the cargo airline will begin serving the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus for the first time, on January 21, 2011. Read More »

Qantas increases Tasman freighter capacity

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qantas Freight announced it'll increase its Tasman freighter capacity by 40 per cent from February 2011, with the deployment of a Boeing 767-300F aircraft on the route.

The leased B767-300F will also be the first Qantas Group aircraft to display a Qa Read More »

CMA CGM Christophe Colomb to call at Le Havre

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A symbol of the recovery in international trade, the CMA CGM Group's flagship and the world's largest French-flagged containership is today the 100th vessel of more than 10,000 teus to call at Le Havre.

First in a series of eight vessels named after g Read More »

NOL carries 6% more cargo in 4 weeks

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth-largest container shipping firm, carried six percent more containers in the four weeks to Nov. 12 compared with a year ago. Read More »

CargoSmart delivers the first sailing schedules IPhone app

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CargoSmart Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, announced the first sailing schedules iPhone application for shippers, logistics service providers, and ocean carriers. CargoSmart's sailing sched Read More »

TUI AG picks banks for possible Hapag-Lloyd IPO

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Liner Shipping

TUI AG and Hapag-Lloyd shareholder Albert Ballin have picked three investment banks to prepare a possible flotation of a stake in the container shipping company in 2011.

They said they plan to mandate Credit Suisse , Goldman Sachs and Greenhill to sta Read More »

Rickmers Group adds a tenth MPC to its fleet

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Rickmers Group has taken delivery of Rickmers Masan, its tenth MPC (multi-purpose carrier). Built at the Jingling yard in China, the new vessel is the first in a series of four Superflex Heavy MPC vessels that are being long-term chartered to Hyundai Read More »