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EU approves further delay of wood packaging rule

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

The US Department of Commerce applauded the European Union's (EU) decision on February 6, 2006 to delay, until January 1, 2009, a new wood packaging rule that US industry claimed could affect nearly half of US exports to the EU, worth approximately $80 bi Read More »

Canada economic report sees record business volume

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

Export Development Canada (EDC) announced it extended a record $57.4 billion in trade finance and risk management services in 2005, a 4.6% increase over 2004. Exports and investments in emerging markets totaled $13.3 billion, a 14.6% increase. Read More »

CBSA finds US grain corn imports dumped and subsidized

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a final determination (FD) that US grain corn imports to Canada are dumped and subsidized. Under the FD, definitive anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CV) duties totaling $US1.65/bushel will continue to be impo Read More »

US business delegation visits Vietnam

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | International Trade

A US trade delegation representing more than 20 major American companies visited Vietnam recently on a four-day trip to talk about expanding investment and Vietnam's expected accession into the WTO later this year. Read More »

Race to cooperate in air cargo antitrust investigation

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Major air cargo carriers may be scrambling to cooperate with the US Justice Department in order to obtain leniency or amnesty in connection with a wide-ranging investigation of a conspiracy to set fuel surcharges. According to others, they may be cooperat Read More »

Military honors Pilot Air Freight

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Pilot Air Freight announced that the United States military and the Seattle District, US Army Corps of Engineers honored Patrick Allen and Karla Reese-Beltrand, representatives from Pilot's Seattle office. Pilot, which maintains a tradition of working wit Read More »

DFW to add new carrier and more service to growing cargo portfolio

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

DFW International Airport has announced significant new freighter service to North Texas, just as the Airport's new International Cargo Centre opens for business. Air France Cargo will land its first freighter at DFW on April 1, marking a vital addition o Read More »

AA cargo up 43% in 2005 from Ireland, now going daily

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

American Airlines (AA) saw a 43% increase in cargo revenue from Ireland in 2005. In all but two months of the year, it was the second largest carrier of North Atlantic cargo out of Ireland, and averaged 4th place in the Irish export airfreight market as a Read More »

ZIM announces new Portland, OR container service

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Oregon, Washington and Idaho businesses involved in international trade are celebrating the announcement by ZIM American Integrated Shipping Services Company that it will reroute their Asia-Mediterranean-Pacific (AMP) ocean container service beginning wit Read More »

Container lines see no slowdown in the 2006 Asia-US market

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

High post-Lunar New Year utilization, a growing US economy, infrastructure constraints and rising operating costs all suggest upward pressure on freight rates for the year. Read More »

Econocaribe announces weekly LCL to Ecuador from Northeast US

AJOT | March 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Econocaribe is pleased to announce the commencement of their LCL consolidation service sailing direct from Newark to Guyaquil, Ecuador. Service will be weekly with a 9-day transit. Read More »

Premium Article  INTL FREIGHT FORWARDING & NVOCC REVIEW 2006 - Kansas City freight forwarders

Gene Linn | March 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Freight forwarders in the logistically important Kansas City area are prospering, and stand to gain even more in coming years, according to two prominent local forwarders. In part, Kansas City forwarders are swept up in the on-going surge of international Read More »

Premium Article  INTL FREIGHT FORWARDING & NVOCC REVIEW 2006 - Hong Kong-based BALtrans

Karen Thuermer | March 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

BALtrans Group, founded in 1982, is one of the largest Asia-based freight forwarding and logistics companies with an international network spanning all key markets in Asia, North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. In fact, in Septe Read More »

Port of Long Beach enjoys record January numbers

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a strong start to the new year, marine terminals at the Port of Long Beach moved the equivalent of 579,455 twenty-foot-long container units in January, a 13.7% jump over the same month a year ago. Read More »

President’s decision ‘unchanged’ on Dubai ports deal

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

President George W. Bush, who has threatened to veto legislation blocking the Dubai ports deal, has not changed his position, the White House said on March 9. Read More »

Jacksonville celebrates Sea Star Line’s El Faro

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On March 4, to commemorate the entry of a third ship in Sea Star's US-Puerto Rico rotation, more than 250 people came to the Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) Dames Point cruise terminal for a Saturday morning event that began with mimosa and bloody Read More »

REZ-1 prepares to take the plunge

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Intermodal

REZ-1 didn't invent real-time tracking, billing and collection. But company certainly revolutionized how the domestic rail industry manages its intermodal assets. This Fall, REZ-1 will offer free trials to ocean carriers. Will the REZ-1 system transform t Read More »

NOL wins approval ‘in principle’ for India railroad joint venture

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Intermodal

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) announced that its new joint venture company has received approval 'in principle' from the government of India to provide freight rail services in India. Read More »

A post- 9/11 carrier environment

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Intermodal

The events of 9/11 have forever changed the ways in which border security is managed. Border crossings now have increased security measures to monitor goods trucked across them, especially between the US and Canada. With increased security comes new costs Read More »

US Sugar implements RMI RailConnect(r) Transportation Management System

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Intermodal

RMI, the largest independent provider of accurate, reliable, comprehensive and secure rail information services to the transportation industry, announced the implementation of its RailConnect(r) Transportation Management System (TMS) service with United S Read More »

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