Transnet moves to scheduled rail service

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet said it was rolling out a scheduled railway service that would stick to strict timetables, replacing its current system in which trains only depart when they are loaded. Read More »

European rail freight history made as DB Schenker delivers first Poland to UK service



AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

European rail freight history was made at 0100 on Friday November 11th when DB Schenker delivered on-time the first of a regular new weekly container train from Poland to the UK.

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Calls for more WTO-style reforms in China

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Ten years after joining the World Trade Organisation, China has clearly gained -- it is now the world's second-biggest economy -- but foreign multinationals and Chinese reformers alike worry that the drive to open its markets has stalled. Read More »

Coke to pour $2 billion into India over 5 years

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Coca-Cola Co said it will invest $2 billion in India over the next five years, a move that will heat up competition with PepsiCo Inc in one of the fastest-growing economies. Read More »

EU plans probe of US bioethanol subsidies

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union's trade authority plans to start an investigation into whether U.S. bioethanol exporters are receiving unfair state subsidies and selling their fuel to Europe at illegally low prices, diplomats said on Tuesday. Read More »

Major yuan rise no cure for U.S. economic ills

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. trade and employment problems would not be solved by even a major appreciation of China's yuan versus the dollar, Chinese President Hu Jintao was quoted as saying. Read More »

Mexico threatens to take China to WTO tribunal

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Mexico has threatened to seek arbitration from the World Trade Organization in a long-running dispute accusing China of flooding its market with cheap goods, the Economy Ministry said. Read More »

No agreement yet on APEC ‘green’ tech trade plan

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Asia Pacific trade ministers Friday said they were unable to agree on the terms of an initiative pushed by the United States to boost trade in clean energy and other environmentally friendly technologies. Read More »

Obama toughens tone with China as businesses vent

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

The head of Boeing chose his words carefully as he explained to U.S. President Barack Obama the "dilemma" that Corporate America faces in trying to do business in China. Read More »

Obama’s Pacific aspirations strain ties with China

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's campaign to reassert the United States as a Pacific power, only days old, has triggered a sharp reaction from China, presaging tough times ahead as the two economic giants vie for influence. Read More »

WTO fatigue fuels Asia-Pacific trade deal

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Impatience with long-running world trade talks, and a desire to snap out of slow economic growth, explain why countries are flocking to a U.S.-led Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said. Read More »

Air Transit Cargo to publish rates on OAG Cargo’ enhanced airfreight rates application

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air Transit Cargo is the latest customer for OAG Cargo's enhanced and upgraded AFRA Airfreight Rates application, which publishes over six million air cargo rates to over 13,000 freight forwarder users. Read More »

Atlas Air expects more freighter deliveries

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc said it expects to take delivery of two more Boeing Co 747-8 Freighter aircraft in the current quarter after receiving a first last week. Read More »

Cathay Pacific says October cargo volume down 17.5%

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, the world's largest air cargo carrier, said its October cargo throughput fell 17.5 percent on the year, the seventh consecutive drop, due to continued weak demand from Hong Kong and China. Read More »

Completion of $22 million expansion of hub facility at CVG celebrated by DHL

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

November 1st was a day of celebration at the DHL hub in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), as DHL executives, employees and community and business leaders took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of the $22 million Read More »

ECS Group on course for a record year in 2011

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Strong performance across Europe, expansion into new markets, new customers and contracts extensions are all contributing towards a record year for ECS Group in 2011. Read More »

ECS Group opens in India as global expansion continues

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

ECS Group, the world's largest air cargo general sales and service agency, has opened its first offices in India, supporting its 2011/2012 global expansion strategy. Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo sets new Boeing 777F record

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has set a new record for the heaviest recorded single item ever carried by a Boeing 777F. Read More »

Flying Fish wide-body link to Shanghai offers opportunity for project business

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Canada's West Coast fishermen now have a four times weekly, direct link, to Shanghai and the Chinese market through China Southern Airlines and its wide-body B777F cargo planes; also capable of carrying project cargo and oversized loads such as drilling e Read More »

Fraport confirms outlook, freight drops at Frankfurt

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Air Cargo

Fraport said passenger numbers continued to grow at Germany's largest airport in October, rising 2.5 percent, but freight dropped 9.3 percent, reflecting the slower global economic growth. Read More »