Container cargo volume rebounds at the Port of Long Beach in April


AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

After a slight dip in container cargo volume in March compared to a year ago, the Port experienced a rebound in April with a 12 percent increase in imports and a 9.5 percent growth overall compared to April 2010.

Overall, the Port moved 531,090 twenty Read More »

Economic recovery continues to build momentum at the GPA

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that the Port of Savannah posted its second highest monthly volume ever in April with 260,035 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which was a 8.5-percent increase compared with April 2010. Read More »

Deal endorses crucial Savannah infrastructure investment


AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed building an estimated $140 million highway, the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Connector, to improve truck access to and from the Port of Savannah – America’s fourth-largest and fastest growing container port. 

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TransCore’s North American Freight Index Dips in April due to extreme weather

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index showed a 14 percent decline in spot market truckload freight volume for the month of April, compared to March, but a 12 percent increase compared to April 2010. Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were negativ Read More »

Old Dominion relocates and expands St. Louis service center

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its St. Louis service center to a 25-acre site on 2880 Elm Point Industrial Drive in St. Charles.

The new 98-door terminal employs more than 140 and will enable Old Dominion to more efficiently handle shipments Read More »

Domestic, international intermodal volumes rise during Q1 2011

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume increased 9% year-over-year in Q1 2011 as international volume grew for the fifth-straight quarter, posting a solid 9.6% uptick, according to a report released May 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA's Intermo Read More »

GE to build new locomotive factory in Texas

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

General Electric Co plans to build a new factory to assemble railroad locomotives in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest U.S. conglomerate said.

The factory will employ about 500 people, cost about $96 million and begin operation next year, GE said. Read More »

Green energy, rail freight to drive growth at Stella Jones

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella Jones, which makes railway ties and treated wood utility poles for electricity and telecom companies, expects green energy, increased rail freight, and mining activity to boost results this year, its CEO said.

The company, which remained profit Read More »

US Republicans press for results from US-China talks

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

Congressional Republicans urged the Obama administration to hold China's feet to the fire over currency and industrial policies they said are hurting American companies.

"The U.S.-China relationship is critically important. But much work needs to be d Read More »

EU slaps first anti-subsidy duties on China

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union imposed a five-year hike in duties on imports of glossy paper from China, the first EU challenge to Chinese state subsidies and a sign of more to come. In a double swipe likely to anger China, the bloc said it would charge duties worth Read More »

US steel exports increase strongly in March

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in March by 19 percent over February according to government data. 'We believed that the low levels of exports in February could have been due to logistics disruptions related to weather in February and the shortness of the month, Read More »

White House draws worker aid line over trade pacts

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The White House will not submit legislation to Congress to implement free trade pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia without a deal to extend aid to U.S. workers affected by overseas competition, senior officials said.

The Obama administration Read More »

China offers concession on key US trade irritant

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

China pledged to make it easier for U.S. companies to win Chinese government contracts, addressing a long-standing complaint of foreign corporations seeking a piece of the fast-growing market.

The pledge was made in two days of talks between the world Read More »

India’s April exports surge amid demand concerns

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

India's April exports surged by more than a third on demand for engineering goods, gems and oil products, but concerns persist over an uncertain outlook in the United States and Europe which could crimp demand, Trade Secretary Rahul Khullar said.

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EU proposes overhaul of trade preferences scheme

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union plans to end tariff benefits for dozens of countries that have outgrown the need for preferential trade treatment under sweeping reforms presented by the bloc's trade chief.

Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Saudi Arabia and scores of othe Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Airlines approved to handle cargo at Russian airports

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia's Ministry of Transport has awarded a certificate to Volga-Dnepr Airlines to perform its own cargo handling at Russian airports. Read More »

WFS wins Continental Airlines contract in London and acquires lease on additional cargo terminal

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has strengthened its position as the largest cargo handling at London's Heathrow Airport by winning a new contract from Continental Airlines and acquiring the lease on a further 60,000 tonnes capacity cargo terminal. Read More »

Cathay Pacific says April cargo throughput down 8.4%

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, Hong Kong's dominant carrier, said on Friday that April passenger volume rose 4.1 percent but cargo throughput fell 8.4 percent on weaker demand from major manufacturing areas of China.

Cathay, the world's biggest internati Read More »

China’s Hainan Airlines awards GSA
contract to ECS Group

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Air Cargo

ECS Group has won a cargo GSA contract in Switzerland from China's Hainan Airlines, further extending the fast-growing business partnership between the two companies in Europe. The agreement was announced at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich.
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WSC comprehensive review concludes equipment supply will be tight

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Recognizing that questions arise from time to time about the adequacy of the supply of containers, the World Shipping Council undertook an evaluation of whether the expected global container fleet size is sufficient to handle the expected cargo demand. T Read More »