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Japanese steel industry criticizes US carbon steel duties

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | International Trade

The US International Trade Commission's decision to maintain anti-dumping duties on Japanese carbon steel cut-to-length plate was sharply criticized by Hidenori Tazawa, Chairman, Japan Steel Information Center. Read More »

Martin to tell Bush Canada is

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | International Trade

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin pledged to tell President George W. Bush that Canada is "in the right" on a softwood lumber dispute and that the United States should give in on duties on the lumber. Read More »

Transpacific lines see operating costs rising more than 7% in 2006

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines serving the Asia-US freight market forecast that the operating cost of a typical sailing, delivering a container load of cargo to US ports and inland points, will increase by an average of more than seven percent during 2006. Read More »

CP Ships and Hapag-Lloyd announce new weekly Australasian service

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Liner Shipping

CP Ships and Hapag-Lloyd announced that in February 2006 they plan to launch a new Australasian joint service linking Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the Mediterranean and North Europe via the Suez Canal. Read More »

“K” Line launches InterBox Container Reservation System

AJOT | November 20, 2005 | Liner Shipping

"K" Line America, Inc.'s domestic arm, The Rail-Bridge Corp (RBC) announced at the IANA Intermodal Expo that it is launching the InterBox(r) intermodal reservation system of global asset management solutions provider International Asset Systems (IAS). RBC Read More »

Premium Article  IANA/NITL 2005 - Transportation tops concerns confronting produce industry

Paul Scott Abbott | November 13, 2005 | Intermodal | International Trade

Transportation is the No. 1 issue facing the fresh produce industry, an issue that must be tackled with a cooperative spirit, according to roundtable participants at the Fresh Summit, the Produce Marketing Association’s International Convention and Exposi Read More »

Premium Article  IANA/NITL 2005 - C-TPAT evolving into three-tiered program

Peter Buxbaum | November 13, 2005 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

US Customs and Border Protection believes that the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism should be a dynamic, rather than a static, program. C-TPAT is a voluntary government-private partnership for importers, shippers, intermediaries, carriers, and Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway Transportation Savings Minimal

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transportation expert John Taylor has spent months analyzing traffic flows on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to measure the economic benefits. The associate professor of marketing at Grand Valley State University said he was surprised by what he Read More »

Port Freeport signs sister port pact with Puerto Lim’n, Costa Rica

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Furthering a trade relationship expected to be spurred by the October initiation of direct weekly service between the two ports, officials of Port Freeport and the Costa Rican Caribbean port of Puerto Lim'n today signed a sister port agreement. Read More »

AQMD Chairman announces Clean Port Initiative

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Chairman William A. Burke announced a Clean Port Initiative recently, signaling a major step forward in reducing emissions from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read More »

Fresh Summit draws 15,000 to Atlanta convention, Expo

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | International Trade

Fresh Summit, the Produce Marketing Association's International Convention and Exposition, drew an estimated 15,000 participants to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Nov. 4-8, for industry discussions and the world's largest exhibition of fruit Read More »

Wal-Mart continues to grow its business in China from the ground up

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is well known around distribution channels for implementing lean, mean logistics schemes. In China in particular, corporate officials exclaim that with each new store it builds, the company introduces advanced technology and retailing Read More »

Colliers forms trade alliance with largest FTZ in China

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | International Trade

Colliers International, a leading real estate services firm, today announced that its global trade division, Colliers Multimodal Services Group, has entered into a partnership with Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, China. The first and largest Read More »

US Sept. trade deficit seen widening to record

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | International Trade

The US trade deficit likely widened to a record in September because high energy prices boosted import costs, and US exports were capped by a strike at aircraft maker Boeing, economists expect. Read More »

Western governors talk job creation, transportation, trade

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | International Trade

Job creation and improving transportation to accommodate increased trade topped the agenda on the opening day of the Western Governors' Association's winter meeting last week. Read More »

Emirates Skycargo crafts Cool Dollies for hot runways

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Air Cargo

In its efforts to push the envelope in maintaining an unbroken cool chain for perishables, Emirates SkyCargo has unveiled its brand new purpose-built product - the Cool Dolly. Read More »

Pilot Air Freight marks 35th Anniversary with increased revenues

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Air Cargo

Pilot Air Freight announced that the company marked its 35th anniversary on October 29, 2005, with increased revenues across all facets of its business. Read More »

Evergreen coordinates holiday donation to hurricane victims

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Air Cargo

Evergreen Humanitarian and Relief Services has announced that it will partner with Comcast and Northwest Medical Teams to bring Gifts of Hope to needy children affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The companies are requesting contri Read More »

First CMA CGM 8,500-teu vessel enters Asia Europe Trade

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the upgrading of its FAL (French Asia Line) service connecting Asia to Europe. Read More »

TSA lines report continued shoreside, inland congestion

AJOT | November 13, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Asia cargo may be flowing more smoothly through West Coast port terminals than it did this time a year ago, but it still is not reaching US importers and retailers in a timely manner, according to container shipping lines operating in the trade. Read More »

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