NZ’s Freightways Ltd buys info management business

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

New Zealand logistics and data management business Freightways Ltd has bought the local operation of information manager Iron Mountain. Read More »

Menlo Worldwide Logistics launches Menlo Transportation Services

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced the roll out of Menlo Transportation Services, its next-generation transportation management portfolio designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, crea Read More »

Kerry Logistics breaks ground on regional logistics hub in Singapore

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has started construction of its Asia regional logistics hub in Singapore. The four-story facility has a total area of 34,500 sq.m. and will support regional clients with a full range of integra Read More »

Itochu to partner with Indian co for distribution

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Japan's Itochu Corp plans to start a nationwide distribution service in the Indian market through a joint venture with a major local player, the Nikkei business daily reported. Read More »

GAC establishes dedicated humanitarian aid team

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

The GAC Group has formed a dedicated team to focus on providing vital logistics support for humanitarian aid efforts around the world. The GAC Humanitarian Aid Team (GHAT) brings together shipping and logistics professionals based in strategic locations w Read More »

CSX hosts industry leaders at inaugural bioenergy summit

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Industry leaders from around the world attended CSX Corporation's 2011 Bioenergy Summit, engaging in three days of talks designed to better understand the opportunities and challenges of this emerging market and its role in providing renewable energy. Read More »

Zepol Corporation releases US import and export summary

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, HYPERLINK "http://www.zepol.com/"the leading trade intelligence company, announced the release of a report summarizing the U.S. trade industry thus far in 2011. The report provides detailed information on the top performing U.S. ports, Read More »

US senators court 2012 voters with China currency bill

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

For U.S. lawmakers eying their re-election prospects next year, this week provides a chance to show they mean business about cracking down on China's currency practices and returning jobs to America. Read More »

Russia says meat imports deal clears obstacle to WTO

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

Russia, aiming to join the World Trade Organisation by the end of the year, has arrived at a compromise on meat imports, which have been a sticking point in final talks on accession, a deputy economy minister said. Read More »

Italy 7-month steel exports up, lags import

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports from Italy, the European Union's second-biggest producer after Germany, rose 13.6 percent year-on-year to 10.529 million tonnes in the first seven months of 2011, but lagged behind imports growth, industry body Federacciai said. Read More »

Industry pain stirs protectionist moves by Brazil

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil's old protectionist instincts have been reawakened by cries of pain from manufacturers hurt by imports, swelled by the country's strong currency. Read More »

India says agrees to boost trade with Pakistan

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

India and Pakistan agreed to further liberalise trade flows with tentative moves such as opening a second customs post and issuing more visas, seen as bolstering a fragile peace process between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Read More »

Deere to build two equipment plants in Brazil

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

Deere & Co , one of the world's biggest heavy equipment producers, will build two plants in Brazil to meet demand from construction and infrastructure projects, Chief Executive Samuel Allen said. Read More »

Congress likely to pass US trade deals

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

A senior U.S. congressional Democrat said he expected Congress to pass three trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, despite his own strong concerns about the Colombia deal. Read More »

China says

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

China's foreign ministry said it "adamantly opposes" a bill being pushed by the U.S. Senate to allow the United States to impose duties on countries that undervalue their currencies. Read More »

China farm trade still opaque and unfair, US says

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

China must make its farm sector more transparent and fairer to foreign competition, the United States told the World Trade Organization's agriculture committee, as it reviewed China's first decade in the world trade body. Read More »

Bangladesh textiles hit by new EU trade rules

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | International Trade

Bangladeshi textile manufacturers face a deep crisis after the European Union allowed duty free access of ready-made garments from the country produced with material imported from elsewhere, a business leader said. Read More »

What happens next in airlines vs EU carbon battle?

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Air Cargo

Europe's highest court will issue an opinion on the legality of including airlines in the EU's carbon trading scheme to fight climate change. Read More »

Air cargo liberalization offers nations new economy highways in the sky

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Air Cargo

Removing a bilateral system that is 'stuck in the past' and creating a liberalized air cargo industry will create 'new economy highways in the sky' and provide countries with quick and efficient global supply chains and market accessibility, The Internati Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo transports its heaviest ever item

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo came to the rescue of a ship undergoing repairs when it transported a 36-tonne rudder part ' the heaviest single item ever carried by the freight division of Emirates Airline. Read More »