Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Home Depot

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2011 by The Home Depot', the nation's largest home improvement retailer. This is the second year in a row that S Read More »

US trucking tonnage up in October vs September

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

The index that tracks tonnage hauled by American trucks rose in October in tandem with a revival in U.S. manufacturing, a trade group said. Read More »

Euro debt crisis hits Chinese exporters

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Nearly all Chinese export companies have already been hit by Europe's debt woes, according to a survey released showing just how fast the crisis is rippling through the global economy. Read More »

Global supermarkets wary of fine print on India invite

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Global supermarket chains welcomed a long-awaited invitation from India to invest in the country's $450 billion retail market, but they fear the small print may keep a lid on investment in the short term. Read More »

New EU sugar exports anger Australia, Brazil producers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union approved the export of 700,000 tons of "out-of-quota" sugar from Dec. 1, drawing an angry reaction from producers in Australia and Brazil, who accused the bloc of breaching its trade commitments. Read More »

Steel imports decline in October over September led by decline in semifinished steel imports


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined in October compared to September by 3.2 percent based on preliminary reporting by the government. 'Import arrivals continue to be weak, reflecting uncertain market conditions in the US. Due to hesitant buyers, prices were declining at t Read More »

‘We’re Open’, India tells foreign retailers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

India has opened its supermarket sector to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, pushing through a major reform aimed at attracting foreign capital and potentially easing stubbornly high inflation. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr attends APEC CEO Summit to outline quick-response to natural and man-made disasters

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Air Cargo

Quick-response global air logistics solutions in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters were top of the agenda when senior executives from Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group met with politicians and business community leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Read More »

DHL Express US announces its 2012 rate adjustments

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL Express, the world's leading international express services provider, announced a general average price increase of 5.9% for its U.S. export and import services, effective January 1, 2012. The general average rate increase will be partially offset by Read More »

HK Oct air cargo falls 8.2 pct, seventh-straight drop

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the world's busiest air cargo hub, posted a seventh-straight monthly decrease in air cargo volume in October, tracking a global trend with trade declining in the United States and Europe. Read More »

International air freight traffic slows

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Air Cargo

International air freight traffic was 4.8 percent lower in October than a year previously, while international passenger traffic grew 4.6 percent but at a slowing pace, the International Air Transport Association said. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo sees growth in 2012

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Air Cargo

The air freight industry will grow again next year and even though there are signs of a slowdown it will not be as bad as in 2009, a Lufthansa Cargo executive said. Read More »

Asciano in new contract with MSC

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Australian rail and ports operator Asciano Ltd said its Patrick division has signed a new agreement with Geneva-based shipping line, Mediterranean Shipping Company, for container terminal stevedoring services. Read More »

Container shippers mull capacity cut amid global woes

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global container ship operators, hammered by high costs, oversupply and flagging demand, are cutting shipping capacity to shore up freight rates depressed by a sluggish global economy. Read More »

EU crisis begins to impact trade, imports to tumble

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Seaborne container shipments to northern Europe are expected to tumble in the fourth quarter by the most since early 2009, a sign that the region's worsening debt crisis is starting to impact trade, said an industry firm which tracks port traffic. Read More »

Evergreen’s Uni-Aspire rescued Korean Seafarer in South China Sea

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's 1,164-TEU containership UNI-ASPIRE successfully rescued a Korean seafarer in the South China Sea just south of Hong Kong on November 22nd. Read More »

WTSA adopts guideline for refrigerated cargo rate increase

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Container lines serving the U.S.-Asia trade are calling for an across-the-board increase in refrigerated cargo rates, to cover higher equipment and operating costs during the traditionally slow season. Read More »

Holleman Bulgaria transports large number of wind turbine generators for Siemens project

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

For the Siemens Project Sfanta Elena (Moldova Noua) Holleman Bulgaria O.O.D., a member of the both networks Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC and Cargo Equipment Experts CEE transported 21 complete units of Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbine generators an Read More »

Second major Chinese firm fails to pay ship owners

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A second major Chinese shipping firm has halted payments to foreign ship owners because of the downturn in the freight market, further straining China's relationship within the global maritime community and sending shipping shares lower. Read More »

Manatee County Port Authority confirms new Port Manatee Executive Director

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Manatee County Port Authority has hired Carlos Buqueras as Port Manateeā€™s new executive director effective Jan. 2, 2012. Read More »