CMA CGM includes Vietnam in Hamburg-Far East port rotation

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

On 2 December 2010, the container ship CMA CGM OTELLO called at the Port of Hamburg as part of the expanded 'French'Asia Line 3' scheduled liner service. The CMA CGM OTELLO is one of a fleet of ten container ships with a slot capacity of between 8,500 and Read More »

Kuehne to raise stake in Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A group of German investors aims to retain its grip on Hapag-Lloyd after TUI AG floats its stake in the container shipping company next year, several people familiar with the matter said.

The move may include finding a new anchor investor for Hapag-Ll Read More »

Road, sea and air solution delivers mining vehicles to Mongolia

AJOT | December 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

The specialist skills of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Engineering and Logistics Center (ELC) were required to move large mining vehicles to Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city in Mongolia and the country's major manufacturing centre. Read More »

Hazardous cargoes - three ships sunk;  44 deaths in 39 days

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Three days after informing the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about what it feels are the unacceptable hazards associated with Iron Ore fines loaded in wet weather conditions and Nickel Ore, Intercargo - the dry Read More »

Two firms face fines for ocean dumping violations in Dredging Operations in Mass.

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Two New England firms are the subject of enforcement actions by both the U.S. EPA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for improper disposal of dredged sediments in ocean waters during recent dredging projects in Massachusetts Bay harbor communities. Read More »

SC Ports names Pruett VP, Carrier Sales

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has announced changes to its management team, promoting an accomplished sales manager to direct its carrier sales strategy.

Art Pruett is being promoted to Vice President, Carrier Sales. Pruett joined t Read More »

US PNW grain shippers face big logistics challenge

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Grain shippers are scrambling to load vessels from the largest U.S. wheat export gateway, the Pacific Northwest, before government work shuts down normal barge traffic on the Columbia and Snake Rivers on Dec. 10.

Those rivers feed the port of Portland Read More »

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 »