Daimler bets on connectivity with Zonar Systems deal

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Daimler, the world's largest truck maker, bought a minority stake in Seattle-based telematics provider Zonar Systems Inc on Thursday, the latest step by established vehicle manufacturers to gain know-how in the area of connectivity. Read More »

Trucker’s bankruptcy exit may roughen road for small creditors

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

When U.S. companies go bust, bankruptcy laws ensure workers are among the first to get paid. Now an unconventional settlement in an obscure case threatens to turn that guarantee on its head. Read More »

Three China cargo carriers to merge

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

China's three largest airline cargo carriers will merge to form Asia's largest freight transport company, a senior official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China was quoted as saying in media reports. Read More »

RwandAir signs $160 million loan deal for two Airbus jets

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

RwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160 million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said. Read More »

Boeing plans to further slow 747 jet production in 2016

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Boeing Co said it would slow production of its 747-8 jumbo jet by 23 percent to one per month starting in March, an effort to keep the production line running amid sluggish demand for the iconic, humped-top plane. Read More »

Goodyear to shut down UK manufacturing plant, cut 360-390 jobs

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | International Trade

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, the largest tire maker in the United States, said it would shut down its Wolverhampton, England manufacturing plant and transfer production to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to cut costs. Read More »

Sharp growth for BrabaCon terminals

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Last year, throughput at the ten hinterland terminals in the Dutch province of North Brabant grew by almost 20%, to 660,000 TEU. Read More »

Five things you may not know yet about the marine industry

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The marine industry is rapidly evolving. While new technology means that vessels are more efficient, the need to keep up with the demands of globalisation has also meant that we’re seeing faster and larger ships at sea. GE technology has been at the forefront of some of these developments. Read More »

British government calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

EUROPE-MIGRANTS/BRITAIN-FRANCE:British government calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis Read More »

Adani walking away, or upping ante on Australian coal project?

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Is India’s Adani Mining preparing to walk away from its A$10 billion ($7.7 billion) coal project in Australia’s Queensland state, or upping the ante in trying to speed up approvals for the huge project? Read More »

American Airlines Cargo officially opens new PHL cold chain facility

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

This week, American Airlines Cargo officially opened the ExpediteTC cold storage pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American Airlines is the only airline in the northeastern United States with this state-of-the-art facility that can handle temperature-sensitive, life science and healthcare cargo. Read More »

Suttons win supply chain management contract in Singapore

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Chemical logistics and supply chain company Suttons has been awarded a supply chain management contract by well-known polystyrene resin producer TPSC Asia Pte Ltd (TPSC). Read More »

U.S. West Coast refiners snap up Russian crude cargoes

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Energy

Refiners on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii have stepped up purchases of Russian crude, taking advantage of a narrow gap between U.S. and global prices to guard against a seasonal shortage of Alaskan supply, trade and industry sources said. Read More »

Norway rig workers agree wage deal, avoid strike

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Energy

Norwegian offshore oil rig workers signed a new wage deal on Thursday, avoiding a strike that could have cut energy production, labour unions said. Read More »

Port of Oakland diesel emissions way down, world takes note

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

From Sacramento to China, a lesson in cleaning up trucks and ships Read More »

Retailers call Senate passage of TPA ‘landmark step toward tearing down trade barriers’

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority: Read More »

US firms fear financing drought as deadline looms for trade bank

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

A battle in Congress that could shut down the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank next week is already causing headaches for small exporters as they try to stop customers from defecting to foreign competitors and as export financing starts to freeze up. Read More »

Senate pushes Obama’s Pacific Rim trade pact forward

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's call for "fast-track" trade negotiating authority to help him strike a Pacific Rim deal cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate, paving the way for a final vote on the legislation. Read More »

EU industry group says trade defenses against China must stay

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

European businesses from bicycles to steel will release a report concluding that China has a state-led and subsidized economy and should not benefit from a change of global trade rules next year. Read More »

Japan says broad agreement on Pacific trade deal possible in July

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

A broad agreement on a Pacific rim trade deal could be reached next month, Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari said, as the U.S. Senate moved towards a vote on giving President Barack Obama "fast-track" negotiating authority. Read More »