Baltimore breaks record for most cars ever handled for second time in 2010

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

For the second time this year, the public marine terminals at the Port of Baltimore handled more autos in one month than in any other month in the Port’s history. In October, 42,830 cars came through Baltimore’s public docks, breaking the record of 38,05 Read More »

Longistics’ Long named VC of ATA

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Duane Long, chairman, has been elected vice chairman for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Currently chair of ATA's Insurance Task Force, Long received the posit Read More »

Truck productivity must improve to accommodate growing population, says ATA’s Graves

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

America must focus on improving freight efficiency to meet the increasing demands of our nation's growing population, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said in his opening remarks at the Moving the World: The Future of Freight Transportation conference, h Read More »

Dr. Sherry of NCIT stresses need for intermodal connectivity

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

In a keynote speech to the Conference on Intermodal and Global Supply Chain & Workshop in Manila Philippines, Dr. Patrick Sherry, Executive Director of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) at the University of Denver, emphasized the ne Read More »

CN locomotive engineers on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new labor agreement

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that locomotive engineers working on the Company's Northern Quebec Internal Short Line (NQISL) have ratified a new labor agreement. Read More »

Shareholders vote to place Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA into liquidation

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

At an extraordinary general meeting held on November 26th 2010 in Brussels, the shareholders of traditional intermodal transport operator ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA, Basel, decided that to place the company into liquidation.

Joan Dubaer Read More »

Massman believes West & Southwest will show truck strength

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Ron Massman, CEO at Dependable Highway Express (DHE), believes demand for full truck load (TL) services will be strong in 2011 in the western and southwestern states with less than truckload (LTL) volume showing only slight recovery with aggressive compet Read More »

Swift Transportation sets terms for $942 mlllion IPO

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Swift Transportation Co, the largest truckload carrier in North America, set the for a $942.6 million initial public offering.

The Phoenix, Arizona-based company, formerly known as Swift Holdings Corp, filed with U.S. regulators to sell 67.3 Read More »

New feature allows Old Dominion’s odfl4me.com users to customize reports

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Users of Old Dominion Freight Line's odfl4me.com can now customize their reports and receive them via e-mail.
Odfl4me.com is a secured website that allows customers to manage their accounts with Old Dominion and control transactions, includi Read More »

Australia needs to save more from trade bonanza

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Australians should save more and the government needs to run bigger budget surpluses to prevent a once-in-a-century boom in export earnings from overheating the economy, the country's top central banker said. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Steve Read More »

US, South.Korea push for auto, beef deal to save pact

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Top U.S. and South Korean trade officials plan more talks aimed at resolving auto and beef trade issues that have blocked congressional approval of a three-year-old free trade pact.

The push to bridge the remaining gaps comes just a few weeks after th Read More »

WTO members commend Hong Kong for its free trade regime

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) again commended Hong Kong for its open and free trade policies at a Trade Policy Review meeting held today (December 3, Geneva time), and on December 1, in Geneva. It was the sixth such WTO Review focusing on Read More »

China appeals in WTO case over U.S. duties

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

China has appealed against a ruling by a World Trade Organization panel upholding the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidised, an official at China's WTO mission said. Read More »

AAFA urges US action to resolve India cotton export ban

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) petitioned U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and U.S. Trade Representative Read More »

East Africa says EU trade deal talks still on

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Trade ministers from the East African Community (EAC) economic bloc plan to continue trade talks with the European Union despite missing a November deadline, a top Kenyan official said.

David Nalo, permanent secretary to Kenya's East African Community Read More »

Gaddafi issues warning to EU over African trade

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned the European Union on Monday that Africa would turn to other trade partners if the EU continued to impose terms for cooperation.

Gaddafi's warning, at an EU-Africa summit attended by senior European officials, echo Read More »

New Zealand wins WTO appeal over Australia apple ban

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Australia's 90-year-old restrictions on imports of New Zealand apples are unscientific and break international trade rules, the World Trade Organization's top court ruled. Read More »

Zepol releases ‘2010 U.S. Import Review’

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, announced the release of a report analyzing recent import trends for 29 major U.S. industry groups. This report provides detailed information on 3-digit NAICS (North American Industry Classificati Read More »

South Korea, US near deal to salvage trade pact

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

The United States and South Korea edged closer to a deal to revive a stalled free-trade agreement, subject to review by President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

"We made substantial progress in our discussions," U.S. Trade Repr Read More »

Asia regulators say G20 reform driven by US, Europe

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

The lack of a unified Asian voice in the Group of 20 leading economies means the United States and Europe are driving the overhaul of global financial regulation with several of the new rules posing significant challenges for emerging markets, regulators Read More »