TransCore’s North American Freight Index reports record truckload volume for the month of February

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index shows the highest spot market truckload freight volume for the month of February since the company established the North American Freight Index in 1986. January's freight volume set a similar record. Read More »

US senators urge pressure on China over rare earths

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | International Trade

Two U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama's administration "to step up its fight against China's hoarding of critical rare earth elements" by blocking funding for Chinese mining projects.

Democratic senators Charles Schumer and Debbie Stabenow sa Read More »

WTO top court backs China in US duties dispute

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization's top court upheld some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidized.

In particular, the app Read More »

Asia to test Japan food imports for radiation

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines will test Japanese food imports for radiation, officials said, and other countries may also step up monitoring as Japan tries to contain a nuclear crisis.

"As far as radiation is concerned, I think Read More »

Evergreen integrating group’s resources to assist Japan’s rescue efforts for earthquake and Tsunami

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group announced that the Group Chairman Dr. Yung-fa Chang has instructed that the Group's resources including but not limited to the marine and aviation business be used to assist the rescue work for the unspeakable tragedy of earthquake and Tsu Read More »

Post-quake situation concerning MOL-operated vessels

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported that we are still gathering data concerning MOL-operated vessels that may have been affected by the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean earthquake, but neither the quake itself nor the resultant tsunami caused any si Read More »

Support for victims of the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean earthquake

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported that MOL has begun the following support activities to help victims of the quake and to help restore their homes and cities.

  • MOL has decided to donate 50 million to help support and rescue victims of the quake Read More »

Diana Containerships announces direct continuation of time charter agreement with A.P. Moller-Maersk

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Diana Containerships, Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S for one of its container vessels, the m/v Sagitta, for a period o Read More »

Maersk suspends service to 3 Japan ports

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, has suspended service to three tsunami-hit Japanese ports, it said.

Maersk Line, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said in a weekly news bulletin that it suspended service to Sendai, Onahama and Hachinohe. Read More »

CMA CGM takes action for Japan

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Following the earthquake and tsunami that have severely hit Japan, CMA CGM takes action to support its teams on site and help in the delivery of emergency assistance.

CMA CGM Group has set up an Emergency and Communication Response Team that is closel Read More »

Premium Article  Norway’s arctic offers logistics operators burgeoning opportunities

Karen Thuermer | March 13, 2011 | International Trade

Move over Saudi Arabia and other oil and gas producing nations in the volatile Middle East and unstable regions of the world. According to a recent report by UK-based industry analysis specialist GlobalData, the Arctic region holds the potential of 22 per Read More »

Premium Article  INTTRA Initiatives Offer NVOs Networking Opportunities

George Lauriat | March 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

INTTRA's Rob Haney is on a global mission. Haney, INTTRA's senior director of NVOCC product line, is vested with the responsibility of introducing NVOs to the Parsippany, NJ-based e-commerce platform. Haney, who was [at the time of the interview] speaking Read More »

Premium Article  WIN is the solution

George Lauriat | March 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

At the opening session of the WCA Family of Logistic Networks 13th Annual WCA Worldwide Conference, David Yokeum, president of the group, unveiled WIN (Worldwide Information Network) platform. It is a common platform that will enable independent forwar Read More »

Premium Article  New model opens new opportunities in freight forwarding

Karen Thuermer | March 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

When SEKO Worldwide decided to change its business model to one where all Strategic Partners (owners of its 53 U.S. offices and 40+ international offices) and its senior managers became part owners of the international third party logistics provider (3PL) Read More »

Premium Article  NCBFAA Has Positive Impact Among Congressional Lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Karen Thuermer | March 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

There’s been concern among freight forwarders and the import community regarding poorly made and even dangerous products imported from overseas.

China has been one of the biggest culprits, due to the use of unsafe chemicals and such making their way Read More »

Premium Article  New FMC rule a big step for NVOCCs

Peter Buxbaum | March 13, 2011 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

They receive exemption from tariff filing, may enter into "negotiated rate agreements"

After several months of proposed rulemaking, consideration of public comments, and a public hearing, the Federal Maritime Commission last month published a f Read More »

Premium Article  Not insuring your cargo? Experts advise against it.

Peter Buxbaum | March 13, 2011 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The current global economic climate has found many ocean shippers in a difficult situation. During the recent recession, with profit margins being squeezed, many cargo owners opted to ship their cargo without insurance. Perhaps not the wisest choice, but Read More »

Premium Article  New US air cargo screening places burden on smaller freight forwarders

Stas Margaronis | March 13, 2011 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

The Air Cargo Security Alliance (ACSA), representing small and medium-size freight forwarders says that new air cargo screening regulations adversely impact the industry and cost as much as $600 million annually.

ACSA supports passage of the Air Carg Read More »

Premium Article  Laufer consolidation service offers ‘east2east’ connection

Paul Scott Abbott | March 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

For glassware leader Anchor Hocking and other importers of a diverse range of goods, a recently introduced Laufer Group International consolidation service is providing a timely, cost-effective, high-visibility way to get less-than-containerload shipments Read More »

GAC helps deliver Goliath crane to Rosyth

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

It took meticulous handling and perfect timing to sail the Goliath crane beneath the Forth Bridge on its way to Rosyth shipyard last week. But thanks to careful coordination by GAC Shipping UK's Leith office acting as port agent with all the parties invol Read More »