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US, Japan, Australia summit planned

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The United States, Japan and Australia plan to hold their first-ever summit to discuss North Korea's nuclear ambitions and China's military build-up, Japanese government officials said. Read More »

US mulls hiking duties on CAFTA partner Honduras

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration could re-impose duties this fall on sock imports from Honduras, one of the United States' newest free trade partners, as it scrambles for votes in Congress on other free trade pacts. Read More »

US to push food, product safety at APEC summit

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The United States will press China to do more to ensure the safety of its exports at a regional summit meeting in Sydney, US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said. Read More »

Emirates set to serve Shanghai twice daily

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates, one of the world's fastest-growing international airlines, has announced that it will launch a second daily service to Shanghai on February 1, 2008. Read More »

Wavetrend joins IATA Strategic Partnerships program

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Wavetrend, a world leader in the deployment of active RFID solutions, announced that it has joined the International Air Transport Association's Strategic Partnerships program. As a Strategic Partner, Wavetrend will be able to participate in IATA projects Read More »

Volga-Dnepr finalizes order for three more IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a firm order with MAK Ilyushin (Ilyushin Interstate Aircraft-building Company (OAK) - a business unit of the United Aircraft Corporation ' for the production and delivery of three more IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft. The cont Read More »

Construction of second high speed containership for UASC

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

UASC announced the commencement of construction of its second high speed containership i.e. MV Hatta as a part of an eight containership order contracted with a reputed Korean shipbuilder. Read More »

NWA Suez service begins in Charleston

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The first vessel in a new Suez service docked at the Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal, making about 900 lifts at an average of 42 moves per crane per hour. Read More »

New eco-friendly containers for CMA CGM

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM was the first shipping group to purchase containers with bamboo floors called bamboo eco-containers, as part of its commitment to environmental protection. Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - India’s Jet Airways launches “Historic” air service to US

Manik Mehta | August 26, 2007 | Air Cargo

India’s largest private airline, Jet Airways, has finally, landed on America’s shores after going through a protracted two-year waiting period in getting clearances and overcoming all kinds of procedural delays and hurdles. With its maiden flight to Newar Read More »

Columbia Coastal inaugurates bi-weekly Portland, ME-New York service

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Bruce Fenimore, president & CEO of Columbia Group announced that Columbia Coastal Transport has launched a bi-weekly container barge service linking the ports of Portland, Maine and the Port of New York/New Jersey effective August 19, 2007. This expansion Read More »

Maher partners with Kalmar to launch Prince Rupert operations

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maher Terminals of Canada Corp has opted to outfit its new container handling operations at Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada with multiple types of Kalmar equipment. The New Jersey-based marine terminal operator has ordered in Read More »

Year of momentum at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has closed its latest fiscal year, capping off a period of momentum and key accomplishments that included the groundbreaking for a new container terminal, significant new equipment deliveries and increased productivity Read More »

Construction of SITV Underway

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and joint venture partner Saigon Investment Construction & Commerce Company Limited (SICC) celebrated today the commencement of construction works for Saigon International Terminals Vietnam Limited (SITV). The occasion was ma Read More »

Wal-Mart selects C.R. England

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

C.R. England, Inc. announced the company has been selected to be a carrier for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at its distribution center in Sterling, IL. Read More »

Vancouver Port Commission approves Rail Project change order

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

The Vancouver Port Commission authorized staff to award a change order for project management and construction services for the execution of the Schedule 1 Rail Project. Read More »

Former FMCSA administrator addresses transportation industry Carrier Council meeting

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

Annette Sandberg, former Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), was a guest speaker at the recent first annual transportation industry Carrier Council meeting. The meeting was held at the headquarters offices of the host Read More »

Group finds China toy factory conditions “brutal”

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

A US-based workers' rights group said it found "brutal conditions" and labor violations at eight Chinese plants that make toys for big multinationals, and called on the companies to take steps for better standards. Read More »

Iraq plans WTO membership, trade minister says

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Iraq plans to enact a business-friendly customs code and expects to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within two years despite the violence damaging its economy, the Iraqi trade minister said. Read More »

Bush tries to strengthen ties with Canada, Mexico

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

US President George W. Bush tried to assure leaders of Canada and Mexico that the United States wants to build closer ties with them, despite the distraction of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

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