No unfair nuclear-linked export bans, Japan pleads

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

Japan asked importers not to impose any "unfair" import bans on its goods as a result of the nuclear accident that resulted from an earthquake and tsunami in the country on March 11. Read More »

WTO panel report found Boeing subsidies

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel report to be released will show that plane maker Boeing received illegal U.S. government subsidies, a top European Union official said.

"I believe that today will be a significant day for the transparency of the aviati Read More »

Brazil OJ firms clear first hurdle in merger

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

The proposed merger of two juice processors in Brazil, the world's top orange juice exporter, would not create unfair competition in the sector, Brazilian Finance Ministry officials said in a report.

In May last year, Citrovita, owned by Brazil's Voto Read More »

US, China wind turbine talks ‘very productive’

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk expressed hope a dispute over China's support for domestic wind turbine manufacturers can be resolved before a World Trade Organization panel hears the case.

"We're actively engaged in very productive discussions wit Read More »

China to appeal WTO fasteners ruling

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

China will appeal a World Trade Organisation ruling in a case against the European Union, saying the decision does not go far enough in its favour, a person familiar with the case said.

The December ruling sided with China in a dispute over European U Read More »

China report claims Google-linked firms broke tax rules

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

Chinese authorities found three companies linked to Google Inc broke tax rules and are investigating possible tax avoidance, a Chinese state-run newspaper said, raising the risk of fresh pressure on the Internet search giant.

Google, the world's large Read More »

Russian gang smuggled $350 mlllion worth meat

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

Russia's police have uncovered a ring that smuggled into the country 10 billion roubles ($350 million) worth of meat from Brazil, Argentina and other markets between 2005-2010, the Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said on its Web site ( Read More »

Obama threatens veto of FAA bill over labor provision

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

President Barack Obama would veto sweeping aviation legislation if Republicans in Congress succeed in gutting a rule favorable to airline and railroad union organizing, the White House said.

"The administration is committed to help working Americans e Read More »

Time fast approaching for Emirates’ Geneva launch

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates has given a new meaning to the expression 'Time flies' with its plans to launch flights to the "birthplace of watch making" - now just eight weeks away.

Geneva will be added to the airline's European route network from 1st June. Last night, m Read More »

Canadian Shippers to South America now aided by ANS and Atlas Air

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

The global air cargo expertise of Airline Network Services and Atlas Air has been joined to launch export air shipments from Canada to South American markets, according to an announcement by Ana Gerber, ANS country manager-Canada.

Noting that Atlas Ai Read More »

XLA honors airlines for outstanding performance

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Express Delivery & Logistics Association (XLA) awarded three airlines with '2010 XLA Airline Excellence Awards' during the XLA membership meeting at AirCargo 2011. Each year, XLA industry members participate in a survey evaluating the performance of e Read More »

Airlines change schedule in wake of Japan disaster

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

At least three major airlines have added a stop in Seoul for flights in and out of Japan due to staffing and supply concerns brought about by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear troubles that have hit the country.

Japan has been hit by fuel, food and Read More »

Will super carriers eat up Virgin Atlantic?

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic may need to merge with a rival or join an airline alliance to survive in the increasingly competitive world of aviation, which has been changed by the advent of cross-border super carriers.

After falling behind in European consolidatio Read More »

Precision loading ensures secure delivery of oil field equipment to the Congo

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Precision loading is one of the reasons why Volga-Dnepr Airlines' technicians and loadmasters are so highly respected in the international air cargo industry and a 100 tons shipment of oilfield equipment carried onboard two flights from Luxembourg to Poin Read More »

Crowley names Fox Senior VP, Corporate Services

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Carl Fox will assume the role of senior vice president of corporate services on June 1. Fox will continue to work out of the company's Jacksonville office while reporting to Bill Pennella, Crowley's vice chairman and Read More »

Hamburg S’d/Alianca changing chasis provisiioning model in Baltimore

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. and Alian'a have announced that effective May 1, 2011, they will revise their policies on provisioning of chassis in the Baltimore region.

Under present practices, Hamburg S'd/Alian'a sources chassis from the Metro Chas Read More »

Ship rejected by China has low radiation levels

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A ship denied entry to a Chinese port over radiation concerns returned to and current readings showed radiation levels were very low, owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said.

China rejected the container ship, the MOL Presence, when it arrived at the port of X Read More »

Hamburg S’d cancels port call of ‘Cap Isabel’ in Tokyo at short notice

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In all decisions concerning the current situation in Japan, Hamburg S'd is acting according to the maxim of, first and foremost, safeguarding the well-being of the seamen on the vessels it deploys and, at the same time, ensuring that Japan is not cut off Read More »

Dry bulk ship glut to ease amid record scrap

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A glut in ships which has depressed the dry bulk cargo industry over the last six months should gradually ease since a record number of aging ships could be scrapped, the head of Greek shipping company Navios Maritime said.

Natural and man-made disast Read More »

Changes in Port of Rotterdam Authority Supervisory Board

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In mid-May, two members of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Supervisory Board will be stepping down. They are Ad Scheepbouwer, chair, and RenĂ© Smit, the supervisory director who was nominated for appointment by the Works Council. Merel van Vroonhoven, NS Read More »