Brazil’s Rousseff: private sector to operate rails

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Brazil's ruling party presidential candidate pledged to expand Brazil's railways and open them to private operators, helping to reduce growing transportation bottlenecks.

Dilma Rousseff, who led President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's infrastru Read More »

Audi is DB Schenker Rail’s first CO2-free rail freight customer

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Europe's first CO2-free product in rail freight transportation successfully launched on the market

Audi now transports finished vehicles between Ingolstadt and Emden CO2-free. As of August, the German automobile manufacturer uses DB Schenker Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing and Garner, NC officials host new facility groundbreaking

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing, in conjunction with local government officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony in Garner, N.C. last week to commemorate the building of a state-of-the-art Penske facility in the Greenfield South Business Park. Read More »

Kenyan tea exports disrupted by ship collision

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Some Kenyan tea export schedules have been disrupted after a ship carrying a cargo of tea collided with another vessel off the west coast of India and lost a number of containers, traders said. Read More »

WTO raps EU anti-dumping in China fasteners case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has condemned the way the European Union assesses duties on unfairly priced imports in a complaint brought by China over sales of screws and bolts, a person familiar with the case said.

The ruling, if confirmed, d Read More »

US trade gap widens sharply in June

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed.

The monthly trade gap totaled $49.9 billion, the highest since Read More »

U.S. considers next step in China duties case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department is analyzing a court ruling that strikes at its ability to simultaneously apply two sets of import duties on goods from China, a department official said.

"My staff is still taking a look at that decision ... and Read More »

Outsourcing reversed as Brazil companies target US

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Emerging economies' rapid recovery from the global recession is leading to some curious role reversals.
Rather than looking to the rich world as just a place to sell their wares, developing-world multinationals are turning to their wealthy n Read More »

“Mules” stretch limits of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

It all starts with a description given over a mobile phone: "Look for a woman with long blonde hair, blue jeans, silver heels and a black T-shirt arriving on the next flight from Miami."

When the woman emerges from Havana's international airp Read More »

Australia to appeal WTO ruling on apples

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Australia will appeal against a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that decades-old restrictions enforced by Canberra on New Zealand apple imports breach international trade laws, the government said.

The WTO ruled Australian quar Read More »

Domestic, international intermodal volumes excel during Q2 2010

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

Intermodal volumes continued to accelerate through 2010, posting an overall 17.2% year-over-year increase during Q2 2010, according to a report released Aug 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). The Intermodal Market Trends & Statistic Read More »

New capacity reflects strong outlook for UIA Cargo

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) reported a 20% increase in cargo tonnage in June, transporting 779 tons during the month, and it expects this trend to continue with the arrival of larger capacity passenger aircraft, plans to add a second freighter to Read More »

Korean Air achieves record high Q2 results

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

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

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

Cargoitalia continues its success story

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' Italy's all-cargo flag-carrier ' has reported a continuing improvement in performance for the first six months of operations in 2010, building on the strong start made in its first four months of operations.

From January-June 20 Read More »

Canadian Senate approves changes to Postal law

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

After a legal battle that lasted over six years, the fight for competition and freedom of choice in the outbound International Mail market in Canada has now ended positively for the industry, its employees and its customers. Read More »

Air Mauritius posts Q1 net loss, eyes recovery hopes

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air Mauritius narrowed its first-quarter net loss to 11.4 million euros ($14.6 million) from 12.9 million euros a year ago as it continued to be hit by the global economic downturn and the fragile recovery.

Despite these challenges the Indian Read More »

Saudi Airlines Cargo appoints Active Airline Representives as GSR for Netherlands

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Air Cargo

Active Airline Representatives ' the exclusive Dutch member of the EGSAC Cargo GSSA network ' has been appointed to represent Saudi Airlines Cargo Company in the Netherlands with effect from August 16th. The airline previously handled its own sales in Hol Read More »

NYK Line North America to postpone implementation of Oakland chassis withdrawal

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

NYK Line North America previously announced a September 1, 2010 commencement date to discontinue providing chassis in the Oakland, California market. We are temporarily postponing this implementation to a date to be determined in the future. Read More »

Carrier Transicold improves stationary cold storage with Vector’ All-Electric Technology

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Carrier Transicold's Vector' 5100 all-electric refrigeration unit offers an environmentally responsible and energy-efficient solution for grocery, supermarket and other operations that use refrigerated trailers for on-site cold storage by eliminating the Read More »

APL winner of NAMEPA’s Marine Environment Protection Award

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that the liner company APL is the recipient of NAMEPA's 2010 Marine Environment Protection Award. The award will be presented at NAMEPA's Read More »