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Long Beach Board approves expansion of Clean Trucks Program


AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the inclusion of smaller 'Class 7' trucks to the landmark Clean Trucks Program and penalties for "dray-offs" - the practice of switching cargo from a “clean” to a “dirty” - within the Harbor District. Read More »

Maryland environmental restoration project wins another national award

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration’s (MPA) Masonville Cove Environmental Restoration Project has received a Special Recognition award by the Coastal America Partnership. The award recognizes the efforts to transform one of Baltimore Harbor’s most contamina Read More »

New RoRo processing facility to open in Port Jurong, Singapore

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New Processing Center in Singapore Caters to Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
This past month, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global shipping and logistics provider, signed a long term lease agreement with Singapore’s Jurong Port to Read More »

Shanghai says becomes world’s busiest container port

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai overtook Singapore as the world's busiest container port in 2010, helped by continuing growth in Chinese trade and the business generated by the World Expo it hosted last year, the city government said.

Shanghai's port handled 29.05 million t Read More »

Ships idle at Australia’s flood-hit coal port

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Australia's key coal port of Gladstone said devastating floods have left it so short of coal that a queue of ships waiting to load would likely be diverted elsewhere.

A deluge in Queensland state has flooded mines and damaged roads and railways, cutti Read More »

CN to launch EcoRide, the first environmentally friendly container chassis in the N. American interm

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN will launch EcoRide in April 2011. EcoRide is a new container chassis expected to reduce fuel consumption in CN's trucking of containers to and from its intermodal terminals by eight to 10 per cent. Read More »

Trans Eurasia Logistics and InterRail services GmbH enter into ‘Ostwind’ operations partnership

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

At the beginning of January, Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL) took over transport services for the 'Ostwind' container block trains which run between Germany and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The company has established a common operations pl Read More »

Russia rail freight up 8.8% in 2010

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian rail freight, a barometer for broad economic health in the vast country where trains are a key means of transport, rose 8.8 percent in 2010, broadly in line with expectations, Russian Railways said. Read More »

Union Pacific is on the right track in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp , the third-largest U.S. railroad is poised to report one of its best years in its more than 140-year history, and could enjoy a stronger 2011 as the economy picks up, according to an article in Barron's.

With oil prices rising, mak Read More »

Train crash halts Dutch-German freight line

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

A collision between a passenger train with 146 people on board and an empty goods train in the east of the Netherlands halted rail transport on an important freight route to Germany. Police said the Germany-bound ICE international passenger train operated Read More »

Kazakhstan rail firm sees profit rise in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Kazakhstan's state rail company, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, expects a rise in net profits this year of at least 5.9 percent as it transports more goods across Central Asia's largest economy, the head of the company said. Read More »

East EU trade balances improve, Czech jobless jumps

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

November trade data from Hungary, Romania and Slovakia beat market forecasts, but a jump in Czech unemployment and prices signalled the potential headwinds to growth for governments implementing austerity measures.

The data confirmed the trend of a do Read More »

AIIS welcomes commerce proposal on zeroing

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

The American Institute for International Steel welcomed the Department of Commerce's statement that proposes to eliminate its practice of zeroing in anti-dumping administrative reviews in a December 28th notice in the Federal Register. In 2007, in respons Read More »

Britain, China sign $4 billion of deals

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

Britain and China signed business deals worth around 2.6 billion pounds ($4 billion, as well as an agreement that will see a breeding pair of giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yuangguang, go to Edinburgh Zoo.

The deals foresee increased sales of Jaguar Land Read More »

China’s 2010 trade surplus dips, but little comfort

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

China's global trade surplus narrowed in 2010 for the second straight year, giving Beijing grounds to rebuff U.S. pressure for faster currency appreciation ahead of a visit to Washington next week by President Hu Jintao.

The Chinese government can poi Read More »

EU shoemakers drop call to extend Asia shoe tariffs

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

European shoemakers will drop their call for an extension of contentious import tariffs on shoes from China and Vietnam, instead seeking strict monitoring of imports, Europe's largest footwear group said.

EU officials have agreed to conduct weekly mon Read More »

EU to cut punitive China fibreglass tariff

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

The European Commission plans a significant cut in the punitive tariffs it imposed last year on Chinese-made fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats and people close to the issue told Reuters.

The Commission, the European Union's Read More »

China urges easing of EU high-tech export controls

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

China urged Britain to lobby for an easing of European Union controls on high-tech exports to China.

"We hope our British colleagues can help urge the European Union to relax its restrictions on high-tech exports to China," international trade represe Read More »

Embraer to sell 10 commercial jets to China’s CDB

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer agreed to sell 10 of its best-selling commercial aircraft to the leasing unit of China Development Bank, in a deal that could be valued at about $400 million at current market prices.

Deliveries are expected to begin i Read More »

Norway eyes trade deal with China in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

Norway hopes to iron out a free-trade agreement with China during 2011, its trade and industry minister said after a $2 billion sale of a Norwegian silicon producer to a Chinese company. "We have the ambition to land the trade deal during 2011," Trond Gis Read More »

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