U.S. mulling financial services complaint vs China

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

The United States has talked with U.S. credit cards companies about barriers they face in China and is mulling the best step for cracking open that market, the top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

Taiwan using China trade deal to sell foreign FTAs

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan has leveraged its goal of a landmark trade deal with China to open talks with Japan, the United States and other powers on free trade deals expected to boost the long-isolated island economy, officials said.

Appealing to countries that Read More »

Two top US trade envoys approved after long delay

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Two top U.S. trade negotiators whose jobs had been in limbo in the Senate for six months were put into office by President Barack Obama on an interim basis.

Michael Punke, the U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization, and Isi Siddiqui, chief U. Read More »

Philippine alcohol tax bad for Jack Daniel’s

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Philippine alcohol taxes discriminate against Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and other American brands and should be struck down, U.S. officials urged the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US lawmakers urge trade action vs China

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

A group of Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take immediate action to resolve a long list of trade disputes with China, the European Union and other countries. Read More »

U.S. and EU eye talks to end subsidy row

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Washington hopes a WTO report on EU subsidies for Airbus will help resolve a row over U.S. and European support for their rival aircraft industries, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said. Read More »

China makes its case for a steady yuan

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

China reaffirmed its determination to keep the yuan steady, rejecting U.S. arguments that a stronger exchange rate is needed to help iron out global trade imbalances.

On a busy day for official pronouncements, a deputy central bank governor p Read More »

World trade to rebound as Doha talks drag on

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

World trade will grow by nearly 10 percent this year, rebounding strongly from the economic crisis and shrugging off halting progress in the eight-year-old Doha round, World Trade Organization figures showed.

The WTO said the volume of mercha Read More »

CEE celebrates 1st anniversary


AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargo Equipment Experts CEE, a global network for equipment owners and asset based companies within the heavy cargo transport market, passed it's first year 
mark of activities. The management is satisfied with the positive reception of the network, Read More »

Rickmers Group takes delivery of its 102nd vessel

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

In February a special milestone was reached by the Rickmers Group with the delivery of the 4900 vehicle capacity pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) Vany Rickmers to its owners. She brings the Rickmers fleet up to 102 vessels. Read More »

South Africa coal line expansion to 91 mllion tons possible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Africa's logistics group Transnet could raise capacity on its coal rail line to 91 million tons in five to six years from 70 million now if the private sector helps foot the bill, its head said.

Acting Chief Executive Chris Wells said t Read More »

StederGroup sends giant Hammer to UK ports

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

StederGroup, the Dutch member of the WWPC, was awarded a contract for mobilization of port construction and dredging equipment from the Netherlands to 2 UK ports. Read More »

Port of Houston becomes the largest US port for container trade with Brazil

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority handled a total of 91,204 twenty-foot-equivalent-units from Brazil in 2009, statistics compiled by the firm Datamar show.

This represents a gain in market share of total U.S./Brazil container trade from 15.4 perc Read More »

McAllister Towing leaves legacy system behind for Edoc’s HELM

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

McAllister Towing, one of the oldest, largest and most respected marine towing and transportation companies in the United States, is moving off of its legacy operations system for HELM, a maritime operations software system, developed by Edoc Systems Grou Read More »

SCSPA, DHEC renew voluntary clean air partnership

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) extended a voluntary agreement that has successfully reduced port-related air emissions. Read More »

Alfacam media trucks move through the Port of Tacoma: from the Winter Olympics to Durban and Zeebrug

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

If you watched the ski jump competition in this year’s Winter Olympics on TV anywhere in the world, you relied on TV production trucks that were recently shipped through the Port of Tacoma. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe celebrates green award

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating after winning one award, and being runner-up in a second category at Suffolk County Council’s ‘Creating the Greenest County Awards 2010’.
The port’s Travel Plan won the Business Transport Award at a ceremony at Read More »

Virginia International Terminal improves security with APS Technology Gate Solution

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced Virginia International Terminals (VIT) has implemented the APS Gate OCR Portal to auto Read More »

PRPA welcomes Sea Star Line to Port of Phildelphia

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New weekly call will bring 52 ships per year to Tioga Marine Terminal.
John H. Estey, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that Sea Star Line, LLC, a major carrier serving the US, Puerto Rico, and the C Read More »

DP World Callao orders Kalmar equipment for its greenfield operations

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order from DP World Callao for two Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers and two Kalmar DCE80 empty container handlers. DP World trusted that Cargotec would quickly deliver reliable and productive equipment for its brand new terminal operat Read More »