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Premium Article  US-Taiwan trade in 2009: Is a free trade agreement on the horizon?

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Trade relations between Taiwan and the United States have a unique status. After the US recognized the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), relations with Taiwan have been built around the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). Under the TRA, the US has official re Read More »

Premium Article  Japan 2009: Has the Japanese economy bottomed out?

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Although somewhat overshadowed because of the growth of China’s trade, Japan is the United States’ fourth largest trading partner and an important factor in the US economy.

- By George Lauriat, Editor-in-Chief, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Ports of Seattle and Baltimore implement policies and programs to ‘Go Green’

Karen Thuermer | June 14, 2009 | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals

A cleaner environment has become a major concern of seaports around the United States. While some ports have implemented voluntarily efforts to address and develop “green” port policies, others are slow to adopt such measures. Nevertheless, all are aware Read More »

Port of Indiana receives first shipment for one of world’s largest wind farms

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Giant wind turbine components are being unloaded today and tomorrow at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

Long Beach, BP dedicate plug-in power for clean air

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Officials from the Port of Long Beach and BP America were joined by elected leaders to unveil the world’s first oil tanker terminal equipped with shore power to eliminate air emissions from docked vessels. Read More »

New record for ECT and Rotterdam
Recently the 14,000-TEU

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

MSC Daniela became the largest containership to have ever left the port of Rotterdam fully laden - a European record. Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael:

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, told a group of transportation industry, academics, and government leaders at the National Transportation Infrastruct Read More »

Ag HOS exemption receives strong support

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a critique that refutes a report prepared by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center alleging safety concerns with hours-of-service exem Read More »

Cairns Group says Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Prospects for wrapping up troubled world trade talks have improved, after signs of a new commitment from key players such as the United States, a group of major agricultural exporting nations said. Read More »

Bank of France less gloomy, trade deficit narrows

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

The Bank of France forecast a marginally less gloomy outlook for the French economy in the second quarter and trade figures for April showed a slight narrowing in the deficit. Read More »

Freight needs the night

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG is continuing to campaign for a practicable night flight regulation at Frankfurt Airport. At the beginning of the hearing before the Higher Administrative Court in Kassel, the Workers Council of the airfreight company launched an inform Read More »

Volga-Dnepr helps to fight pirates

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported supplies and equipment for Japan's Ministry of Defense (JGSDF) from Sendai, Japan to the Republic of Djibouti in Africa as part of a major multi-national action to wipe out sea piracy off the coast of Somalia. Read More »

MOL barge service links Phnom Penh and North America

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In another move to reduce transit times between Southeast Asia and the USWC, MOL now offers a new service between Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and North America. Read More »

2009 IICL Fleet Survey released

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Institute of International Container Lessors President Steven Blust, has announced the release of the IICL's Twenty First Annual Lease Container Fleet Survey, noting that as of January 1, 2009, the operating leasing fleet of world containers reached a Read More »

Hamburg S’d moves copters from Australia to western Canada

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

With threats of another dry summer on the West Coast of North America, Hamburg S'd has been helping reposition a fleet of nimble Bell B212 helicopters from service below the equator to the Canadian West. Seven of the choppers have been delivered so far f Read More »

Anniversary in Hamburg: 175 years of Rickmers

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Their family has been involved in shipping for 175 years. They are the fifth generation and today run two independent groups of companies: Bertram and Erck Rickmers, entrepreneurs and ship owners from Hamburg, will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of Read More »

Cold ironing exploration gets

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades got the "green light" from the Broward County Commission to begin exploring the possibility of installing shore-side power, commonly called "cold ironing," at the new Cruise Terminal 18, which will be the year-round homeport terminal for R Read More »

Container transport with batteries: zero exhaust gas for terminals

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The first battery-driven AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) will in future be transporting containers at HHLA's Container Terminal Altenwerder. HHLA and Gottwald are committed to zero exhaust emissions. Read More »

ATA tells Congress cap-and-trade will harm trucking industry

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told a Congressional Committee that a cap-and-trade program would impose significant costs on the trucking industry and American consumers. Read More »

Mainfreight expands US-Canadian trucking services

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Intermodal

The company is adding equipment and personnel to its nightly service between the US Northeast and Toronto with continuing service to other major cities in Canada. Read More »

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