US visa restrictions not WTO compatible: India official

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

Recent visa restrictions imposed by the United States are not compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations, a senior Indian government official said.

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to strengthen security along the border w Read More »

WTO raps EU in IT suit, Brussels complains

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel gave broad backing to the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their complaint over European duties on electronics products, and told Brussels to bring its trade measures into line with international rules.

The Read More »

Envirotainer’s RAP e2 container EASA certified

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Envirotainer with the airworthiness certificate for Envirotainer's newest development, the RAP e2 container.

The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is the latest addition to the fleet of activ Read More »

DHL launches lighting retrofit program to drive its carbon efficiency improvement targets

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading logistics company announced the launch of a coordinated Lighting Retrofit Program at it's Global Forwarding unit in the Americas region ' as part of an aggressive interim target of five percent CO2 efficiency improvement by the en Read More »

ANS appoints new midwest sales team in Chicago

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Appointment of Valerie Hecht as Midwest regional sales manager for Airline Network Services was announced by Jens Tubbesing, chief executive of the New York-headquartered general sales agency. Read More »

Merger to give LAN, TAM edge in global air market

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Brazil's TAM and Chile's LAN announced a proposed merger that would create Latin America's biggest airline by far and compete for the region's booming demand for passengers and cargo.

LAN said the merger would mean synergies of about $400 mil Read More »

Korean Air achieves record high Q2 results

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Korean Air, South Korea's flagship airline, announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2010 ended June 30, 2010, which hit record high in terms of the operating revenue.

Thanks to the global economic recovery which spurred dema Read More »

NOL carried 18% more cargo

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's sixth-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 18 percent more containers in the four weeks to July 23 compared to a year ago. Read More »

TCC releases online schedule enquiry using ARL’S e-schedule platform

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

TCC, The Containership Company, adds online schedule enquiries to their web-site using's e-Schedule web platform.

The TCC website,, now allows customers and business partners to query for suitable de Read More »

Rickmers giant on maiden call in Hamburg

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The largest Rickmers ship ever to call in the Port of Hamburg arrived at the Burchardkai Terminal on on August 13th. The 13,100TEU Maersk Edinburgh, which was christened Pearl Rickmers by Nina Ruge in South Korea on July 2nd, was built for the Rickmers Gr Read More »

CMA CGM takes delivery of CMA CGM CORTE REAL

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group took delivery on August,16th, in South Korea of the CMA CGM CORTE REAL (13,830 teu) built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering), the third of a series of eight vessels named after the great explorers. Read More »

NOL Group adds two 10,700-TEU vessels to new ship order

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping and logistics company NOL Group today finalized an order to build two new 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit) container ships for delivery in 2012. These two vessels are part of a 12-ship order valued at US$1.2 billion to be built by Read More »

India to levy 10% import tax on power gear

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

India will impose a 10 percent import tax on power equipment for big projects within weeks to help level the playing field between domestic and foreign firms jostling in what may soon be the world's biggest market.

The tax would reverse a pol Read More »

Shippers see boon from Russia grain export ban

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Russia's grain export ban is set to increase shipping activity and support freight rates as buyers source requirements from longer haul destinations including the United States and Australia, shippers say.

In response to its worst heat wave s Read More »

Spotlight on Chinese walls in LME warehouses

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fears of sensitive information seeping through Chinese walls has resurfaced after the recent purchase of London Metal Exchange registered warehouses by a major trader, but that concern is not universal.

Motives for buying warehouses include d Read More »

WWL recognized by Toyota for quality service and performance in logistics

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in finished vehicle logistics, has received the 'Toyota Logistics Services Award for Quality Service & Performance in 2009'. The award recognizes WWL's vehicle processing operations for Toyota at its B Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service India handles oversize vehicle shipment

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Logistics Team at Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Mumbai has just completed the handling of a specialized project of oversized vehicles from Nhava Sheva port which is destined for Dakar in Senegal. The cargo is consigned to the government of Senegal. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA’s Terminal 5 selected as preferred site for potash export facility

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA announced discussions are underway with BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified natural resources company, regarding the potential location of a potash export facility at the port’s Terminal 5. The port and BHP Billiton hav Read More »

Mobile Harbor turning basin opens

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered on August 7th a critical federal asset to the Port of Mobile. The Mobile Harbor Turning Basin cost approximately $32 million for its five year program that included study efforts, environmental clearances, desig Read More »

Brazil ports resume raw sugar loading post rains

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bulk sugar exports at the main Brazilian ports of Santos and Paranagua are running normally, favored by clear weather along the southeast coast but long waiting times for loading vessels are still the norm.

Although down with other markets, s Read More »