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China actively seeking WTO deal, wary of farm cuts

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

The head of the WTO rejected suggestions that China is not doing enough to help global free-trade talks but said Beijing is wary of agreeing to more farm tariff cuts so soon after joining the world trade body. Read More »

Etihad places $2.2 billon order for 12 new aircraft

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways has placed an order with Airbus worth US$2.2 billion at list prices for 12 new wide-body aircraft that includes four A340-600s, five A330 passenger aircraft and three A330 freighters. Read More »

Southwest Airlines Cargo enhances customer service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Southwest Airlines Cargo announced it has purchased the AdvancedCargo Suite from Lufthansa Systems. This new system will help the airline optimize its air cargo booking, handling, and accounting processes, thus enhancing Customer Service. Shippers will Read More »

NYK Invests in Jett8 Airlines Cargo

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has invested US$5 million in Jett8 Airlines Cargo, a new international cargo airline based in Singapore, following a heads of agreement reached in February 2007. Read More »

MOL to launch India- USEC service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced that beginning July 2007, the company will offer a new service that will directly connect India and the United States. Read More »

2007 peak season opens for trans-Pacific shipping lines

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

With factory holidays in Japan and China behind them, and with summer and back-to-school retail shipments building, container shipping lines are reporting nearly full vessels from Asia to all U.S coasts. Network capacity constraints have already produced Read More »

NYK service from Asia to Tunisia and Morocco

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The new service, part of NYK's global expansion of Liner services, will utilize the Grand Alliance's expanded EU M loop and involve transshipment to Tunisia and Morocco via Barcelona. Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Move to San Diego puts a dent in Hueneme’s year-end

Leo Quigley | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Vehicle imports at the Port of Hueneme, CA, received a major dent when Mazda Motors of America decided to move its operations to the Port of San Diego last year. Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Military “pushes the envelope” in ro/ro technology

Karen Thuermer | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In April, three Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships set sail from the Port of Savannah carrying US Army cargo for troops in Iraq. Two of the vessels -- the USNS Watson and USNS Charlton, were government-owned, contractor-operated large, medium-speed, rol Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Mercedes-Benz to benefit from Brunswick projects

Paul Scott Abbott | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Mercedes-Benz USA is poised to be one of the first entities to benefit from roadway improvements that enhance connectivity and efficiency at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Port of Brunswick. Read More »

ICTSI readies take over Syrian terminal

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is preparing to take over operations of one of its recent port acquisitions, the Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria. Read More »

Indiana steel sails for Spain

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

About 11,000 tons of Indiana-made steel set sail for Spain. The Julietta arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor recently and was loaded with hot-rolled steel coils from Mittal Steel in East Chicago, IN. Read More »

Biggest development in Port of London for over a century

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of London Authority (PLA) says the Government go ahead for the new London Gateway port on the Thames is the most significant development in the Port of London in over a century. Read More »

NLM provides visibility into border-crossing process with new Mexico thru-service

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

National Logistics Management (NLM) is now offering its customers a new truckload thru-service providing true door-to-door visibility, including customs activity, for cross-border shipments between the US and Mexico. Read More »

Menlo to acquire Cougar Holdings Pte, Ltd.

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Cougar Logistics Corporation, Ltd., which owns logistics operations in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and Menlo Worldwide, LLC, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way, Inc. announced they had signed a definitive agreement whereby Menlo will purchase Co Read More »

ARAMEX wins World Mail Award

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

ARAMEX, a total transportation and logistics solutions provider, has reinforced its reputation as an innovator in the field by winning the Retail Project Award at this year's World Mail Awards held in London. Read More »

Porsche banks on Pasha at new Baltimore facility

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

When officials of the US arm of German automaker Porsche learned that The Pasha Group was looking to develop a state-of-the-industry, on-dock vehicle processing center at the Port of Baltimore, they were quickly enthused. Read More »

US-Mexico electronic crossborder ties strengthening

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

As US Customs and Border Protection continues to expand its policy requiring the mandatory filing of electronic truck manifests, more carriers are beginning to use e-manifests in preparation for the mandatory policy. In a case in point illustrating this t Read More »

PHH FirstFleet announces results of annual fleet managers survey

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

In an annual survey conducted by PHH FirstFleet, a leading national provider of asset management and operations services to private truck fleets, fleet managers identified new issues and industry trends. Most notably, while fuel costs and safety risks are Read More »

ATA’s Russell named 2007 Marketing Executive of the Year

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) recently announced that Mike Russell, formerly vice president for public affairs and press secretary for the American Trucking Associations, was named the "2007 Marketing Executive of the Ye Read More »

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