UAE’s first federal rail link to be ready in early 2013

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

The United Arab Emirates' Etihad Rail said its first route will be completed in early 2013 between Habshan and Ruwais in Abu Dhabi as part of its 40 billion dirhams ($10.9 billion) project to build a rail network.

The first route will transport granul Read More »

Old Dominion deploys automated platform to boost accounts receivable efficiency

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is increasing processing productivity in its accounts receivable department upwards of 500 percent with the deployment of new technology.

By using Brainware Distiller for Remittances, an automated platform that captures Read More »

Mozambique rail woes to delay coal exports

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

First exports of coal from Mozambique's Moatize fields will be delayed as a result of problems in the construction of the Sena railway linking mines with the port, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.

Brazil's mining giant Vale and Australia's Riverd Read More »

Canadian Pacific says weather to hit earnings

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway warned that its earnings will be down in the first quarter as harsh winter weather hampered train operations and fuel recovery surcharges lagged.

But the company said operations were returning to normal as weather conditions m Read More »

Polish railways invite bids for 50% of cargo arm

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Poland's state railways PKP said it launched a tender for a 50 percent plus one share stake in its cargo unit, Europe's No. 2 rail freight carrier estimated to be worth some $1 billion.

PKP Cargo accounts for 55.4 percent of rail payload in Poland, wh Read More »

Transnet ups coal line tariffs by 26-30%

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Intermodal

South Africa's rail and logistics group Transnet said it would raise tariffs on its rail line used to transport coal to the export terminal at Richards Bay by up to 30 percent. Read More »

China trade swings to largest deficit in 7 years

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

China swung to a surprise trade deficit in February of $7.3 billion, its largest in seven years, as the Lunar New Year holiday dealt an unexpectedly sharp blow to exports.

It was China's first trade deficit since March last year and its biggest since Read More »

Euro area trade deficit widens in January

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Countries using the euro reported a wider trade deficit in January than a year earlier although trading activity continued to grow, according to figures published.

The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said the 17 countries using the euro ha Read More »

Thailand’s main exports and markets in February

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The value of Thailand's exports rose a much higher-than-expected 31.0 percent in February from a year earlier to a record high as demand from key markets increased, data from the Commerce Ministry showed. Read More »

Ford wants to raise its game in ASEAN

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co said it planned to introduce eight new vehicles into Southeast Asia over the next five years as part of its effort to win market share in the fast-growing region.

The second-largest U.S. automaker has had a "favourable" year so far with Read More »

Steel imports decline in February from January 16.1%

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined by 16.1 percent in February compared to January according to preliminary government data. 'Imports declined from major supplying countries, such as Canada, Mexico, EU and Japan. Oil country tubular goods ' which had increased strongly i Read More »

EU appeals WTO ruling in China fasteners dispute

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union has appealed against a World Trade Organisation ruling that said its duties on fasteners from China broke international trade rules, a WTO spokesman. Read More »

EU seal pelts import ban dispute goes to WTO court

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Seal pelt exporter Canada won the right to have its grievance against a European Union import ban heard through the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) court system.

The issue now goes before a panel of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body, a WTO official s Read More »

US says China missed copyright goods deadline

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

China has missed a deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against restrictions on foreign companies distributing copyright-intensive goods like books, newspapers, films, DVDs and music, a U.S. official said.

"The U.S. government is Read More »

Canada, So. Korea close to resolving beef dispute

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Canada and South Korea are "very, very close" to diplomatically resolving an 8-year-old dispute over Canada's beef exports, the Canadian agriculture minister.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said talks have made progress as a decision from a World Tra Read More »

Group urges US not to implement WTO loss to China

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should refuse to implement a World Trade Organization ruling that would weaken its ability to use countervailing duty laws against subsidized goods from China, a coalition of labor and business groups said.

"In a series of increasing Read More »

US, China steel dispute goes to WTO court

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) referred to its court system a U.S. complaint against China over anti-dumping duties that China has imposed on certain types of electrical steel.

The issue now goes before a panel of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body Read More »

‘Cargo supermarket’ results in strong growth in Boeing 747 charters for Volga-Dnepr Group

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group's commitment to offering customers a 'Cargo Supermarket' of air logistics solutions has resulted in a significant increase in demand for Boeing 747F charter flights for the transportation of non-standard cargoes.

Its latest flight d Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo relief flight for earthquake victims in Japan

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and the EU Commission are putting on a relief flight today with urgent supplies for the Japanese people devastated by the earthquake. The cargo carrier is providing an MD-11 freighter free of charge for the special flight from Frankfurt to Read More »

Air Canada Cargo awards Wallenborn Group distribution contract in Europe

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air Canada Cargo has awarded a two-year contract to Wallenborn Group to provide international road feeder services covering 40 airports in 14 countries in Europe and Scandinavia.


The collaboration agreement covers Air Canada's major European ga Read More »