CN reaches contract deal with train crews

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway and the union representing 2,700 conductors, trainmen and yard crews reached a tentative deal, averting a possible labor showdown at Canada's largest rail carrier.
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RailAmerica inks new deal with Canadian Pacific

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc said its unit RaiLink Canada signed a five-year deal with Canadian Pacific Railway to operate a portion of the Ottawa Valley Railway (OVRR) line. Read More »

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index continues upward trend

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index edged higher in August to a reading of 2.3. The Trucking Conditions Index is a compilation of factors affecting trucking companies; and the August reading, which is the sixth consecutive reading in positive territory, refle Read More »

ABF becomes only six-time Winner of the ATA President’s Trophy for Safety

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', has become the only six-time winner of the transportation industry's most prestigious safety award, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) President's Trophy. The award was presented during the ATA Safety Management Council's Read More »

Fortress Paper gets two contracts in China

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Fortress Paper Ltd entered into agreements to supply dissolving pulp to two producers of rayon products in China, as the Canadian company looks to hedge against a volatile pricing environment.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based maker of specialty p Read More »

Ukraine says free trade zone with EU would be costly

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Ukraine would need billions of euros in investment to compensate for losses in the event of it entering a free trade zone with the European Union, President Viktor Yanukovich said.

The ex-Soviet republic is in active talks with the EU bloc to Read More »

EU, Vietnam say to start talks on free-trade pact soon

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union and Vietnam will start negotiations on a free trade pact soon, EU and Vietnamese leaders said, fuelling Vietnamese hopes of being recognised by the EU as a free market economy.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said free tra Read More »

US urges EU to join forces on China IP rights

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

The United States urged European states to join forces with Washington in pressuring China to change its policies on intellectual property rights and foreign investment.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Robert Hormats said U Read More »

Russia finmin expects WTO accession deal in 2-4 months

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Russia has resolved all outstanding issues with the United States over its 17-year-old World Trade Organization entry bid and could well join the WTO next year, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said.

"I can say that the United States has remove Read More »

Brazil Sept trade balance slips from year-ago

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's trade surplus in September slipped from previous month, as exports fell on the back of a strong local currency while robust domestic activity continued to fuel demand for imports.

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $1.093 billion in Se Read More »

EU-Asia trade disputes lie behind free-trade talks

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

European Union leaders attending an EU-Asia summit next week will sign Europe's first bilateral free-trade pact with South Korea and open trade talks with Malaysia.

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Hactl announces throughput for the third quarter of 2010

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage throughput for September and the third quarter of 2010. A total of 242,043 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 14.0%. Tonnage throughout for the third q Read More »

UAL, Continental close deal to form No. 1 airline

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

UAL Corp and Continental Airlines Inc closed their merger to form the world's largest carrier, called United Airlines.

The airline is a unit of United Continental Holdings Inc , the holding company formed under the $3.17 billion all-stock mer Read More »

US mulls safeguards on battery shipments

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. regulators want to beef up safety measures on air-cargo shipments of electronic devices that contain flammable lithium ion batteries, in response to the recent crash of a UPS jet loaded with such goods. Read More »

Atlas Air says disappointed over Boeing delay

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc is disappointed over Boeing Co's delay of first delivery of the 747-8 Freighter jet and may seek remedies, an Atlas official said. Read More »

Hapag-LLoyd increases debt issue on strong demand

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has placed about $700 million in senior notes in the capital market, 40 percent more than planned after attracting strong investor demand, a stakeholder in the firm said.

Hapag, the world's fifth- Read More »

Crowley names new VP of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Carl R. Fox has been named vice president of strategic initiatives and marketing for the liner and logistics business units.

In this role, he is responsible for formulating strategic market and trade lane Read More »

Coast Guard says Houston Channel shut 3 days

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The Houston Ship Channel closed for three days after a barge struck a highline electrical tower this past weekend, downing a power line stretching across the waterway to the busiest U.S. petrochemical port, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Read More »

Christening of the CMA CGM world’s largest Maltese-flagged containership

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping Group announced the christening of the 11,400-TEU* CMA CGM PEGASUS, at Malta Freeport Terminal, Port of Marsaxlokk. Read More »

TSA creates shipper advisory board, launches ongoing consolations with customers

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have opened an unprecedented new channel of communication with customers, with the establishment of a shipper advisory board. The new panel provides a forum, under TSA auspices, to Read More »