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NCBFAA president calls for timely renewal of GSP

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

In a letter addressed to Marideth J. Sandler, Chair of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee in the Office of the US Trade Representative, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) President Mary Read More »

EU trade chief to visit Washington on WTO impasse

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

European trade chief Peter Mandelson said he would head to Washington later this month as part of attempts to revive the World Trade Organization's Doha round of trade liberalization talks. Mandelson told the European Parliament he would visit Washington Read More »

South Korea nearing decision to resume US beef imports

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

South Korea could announce in about a week a decision to resume US beef imports based on its inspections of US beef processing plants, an agriculture ministry official said. Read More »

China needs more time to deal with piracy

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

China needs more time to deal with copyright piracy as it is a developing country, something the rest of the world should understand, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said recently. Read More »

China Airlines new freighter service to Houston

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

China Airlines will inaugurate scheduled all-cargo service from George Bush Intercontinental on September 30. The new Taipei-Houston Boeing 747-400F freighter service will fly twice a week. Read More »

USPS gains US air market share for first time since 2002

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

The US Postal Service, riding the wave of strong demand for its Priority Mail deferred air product, gained US air market share in 2005 for the first time in three years, The Colography Group, Inc., said today in releasing its full-year 2005 analysis of th Read More »

UPS pilots ratify new contract

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Independent Pilots Association said its members had ratified a contract agreement through 2011 with package carrier United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). Read More »

Container lines to adjust US-Asia rates for agricultural products

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending an increase of $50 per 40-foot container (feu) and $40 per 20-foot container to freight rates for agricultural products, effective October 1, 2006. T Read More »

MLL structures management to support business strategy

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has announced a realignment of its Senior Management Team structure to serve clients and grow its position in target markets. For the past several years, the company has continued to strengthen its posture in the key maritime, t Read More »

Maersk line takes delivery of Emma M’rsk

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line recently took delivery of M/S Emma M'rsk built by Odense Steel Shipyard. The Emma M'rsk is the first in a new series of PS-class vessels and is one of the most environmentally friendly container vessels ever built. As part of Maersk Line's fle Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Lufthansa speaks up on thwarting air cargo terrorism, crime

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Now that officials have foiled another terrorist plot -- this time involving liquids to make bombs, airline security is even more complicated and imperative. However, security not only means protecting aircraft against terrorist acts. Security also includ Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - BA World Cargo Speeds Service Via New Premia Facility and Product Offerings

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Shippers looking for more efficient service utilizing British Airways (BA) World Cargo are about to get a boost. On September 4, the London-based carrier will officially open its new $28 million purpose-built premium handling facility at London Heathrow A Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - News CNS head takes reins

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

With a background of 25 years on the forwarding side of the air cargo industry, the new CEO of Cargo Network Services continues a company tradition of forging alliances between carriers and intermediaries. Jens Tubbesing, who took the reins of CNS on Augu Read More »

Elaine Chao, Sean Connaughton to addresss US Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation Dinner in NY

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and Sean Connaughton, the new US Maritime Administrator, will be guest speakers at the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation dinner in New York on Wednesday, September 27 honoring America's Deep-Sea D Read More »

Port of Baltimore sets new records

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. recently announced business at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore is setting new records. The latest figures show the total value of cargo moving through the Port in 2005 is the highest in its history. The Read More »

Port of Oakland recognizes ‘Cleaner And Greener’ truck drivers

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On August 24, 2006 The Port of Oakland honored five, local truck drivers who have recently completed the Port's 'Truck Replacement Program' and for their role in creating a 'cleaner and greener' Port. Read More »

Port of New Orleans exceeds pre-Katrina tonnage levels

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargo tonnage levels during the first five months of 2006 are up more than four percent compared to the same period's average over the last four years. The Port achieved the milestone, despite losing nearly 25% of its facilities located along the Inner Ha Read More »

Plan, prepare, respond and recover

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The following is excerpted from a presentation by Dan Ludwig, Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Management for DHL Americas at a US Chamber of Commerce meeting targeting the 2006 Hurricane Season. The event was held on July 13, 2 Read More »

Amazon.com taps BNSF Logistics for optimization of inbound inventory flow

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

BNSF Logistics to coordinate regional load control centers to improve velocity, visibility and flexibility of product moving from domestic suppliers throughout the Amazon.com distribution network Read More »

AXSMarine releases new Vessel Manager

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

AXSMarine is the industry leader in easy-to-use interactive knowledge tools. Specifically designed to respond to the specific needs of charterers, owners, operators and brokers in dry bulk, wet bulk and liner shipping, these tools have recently been augme Read More »

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