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Steel imports increase in January semis lead increase

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Imports increased by 15.9 percent in January compared to December but were off by 31 percent from January 2009. 'Imports increased in January in response to the slowly improving market conditions,' reported David Phelps, president, AIIS. Read More »

US slaps duties on steel pipe from China

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

The United States has imposed preliminary duties ranging from 11 to 13 percent on steel pipe from China it said were unfairly subsidized, a source familiar with the decision said. Read More »

World trade contracted 12% in 2009

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Global trade contracted by about 12 percent in 2009 but has started to pick up, the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said.

WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said the organisation had revised its previous estimate of a contraction of Read More »

ANS urges ‘refresher’ in US export drive

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A call to the US air cargo industry to enlist in the nation's projected drive to double America's exports in the next five years was issued by the chief executive of Airline Network Services.

CEO Jens Tubbesing of the New York-based general s Read More »

Canada in line for $480 million windfall from new Emirates flights

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

New Emirates flights into Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary would bring $480 million of economic benefits and over 2,800 jobs to Canada, new research shows.

The study by independent transportation and tourism experts InterVISTAS Consulting, was Read More »

India’s Kingfisher Airlines set to join oneworld alliance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

India's leading domestic carrier and only five-star airline, Kingfisher Airlines, is lining up to join oneworld' after signing a memorandum of understanding as its first step towards full membership of the world's leading quality airline alliance, subject Read More »

Air China and Cathy Pacific establish cargo airline joint venture

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited signed a Framework Agreement in Beijing to establish a jointly owned cargo airline.

The two companies will use an existing cargo airline, Air China Cargo Co Ltd (ACC), a wholly owned subsid Read More »

Port Authority upgrades Newark Liberty International Airport security

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has begun work to install alarms on Newark Liberty International Airport surveillance cameras to alert agency personnel immediately if the equipment experiences a problem. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Cargo to merge global activities

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Airlines have agreed to step up cooperation between their two companies in the airfreight sector.

Under the new agreement, the flow of cargo traffic through the hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna will be optimiz Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo flies relief supplies to Haiti

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter flew to Haiti with 65 tons of relief supplies on board for the earthquake victims in the stricken country. Read More »

MSC begins Asia-Suez service in Charleston

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 'Golden Gate Service' (GGS) made its inaugural call today in the Port of Charleston, linking the Southeast's deepest seaport with China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The first vessel in the servic Read More »

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call…

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. Measuring 365 metres in length and 51 metres wide, and with a capacity of 13,346 TEU, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is deployed on th Read More »

Container lines to raise US-Asia Rates

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending a further general rate increase (GRI) on ocean cargo moving from the U.S. to Asia. The move is part of an ongoing effort to restore rate levels after a Read More »

Premium Article  The conundrum of supply or demand

George Lauriat | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Despite a surplus of containerships, slots and rising freight rates, North American exporters are experiencing equipment shortages. With a relatively low US dollar, the global demand for North American agricultural goods and other high weight / low val Read More »

Premium Article  Clearwater Seafoods a global export leader


Leo Ryan | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

From its humble beginnings in 1976 as a local lobster distributor in Nova Scotia, Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership has become one of the world’s leading export-oriented seafood companies. Annual sales last year virtually matched 2008 revenue of C$2 Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian exporters foresee improved outlook

Leo Ryan | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Canada’s exporters are confident that sales will improve in the first semester of 2010, according to a recent survey by the Export Development Corporation (EDC). But the latest trade figures from Statistics Canada demonstrate that a sharp fall in exports Read More »

Premium Article  Li & Fung huge for global sourcing; its IDS, a 3PL force

Karen Thuermer | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Li & Fung is a force to contend with in China and worldwide.

“They are doubling their business every three years, swallowing up bigger companies and becoming a force in global sourcing,” said Tommy Lui, Managing Director – Greater China Inter Read More »

Premium Article  Made in China hits the wall of regulation

Karen Thuermer | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Japan used to be associated with making cheap products, but today China has that reputation. Sometimes Chinese made products are even toxic.

Just recently, the U.S. demanded a recall of Chinese made wallboard, and several years ago the Consum Read More »

Premium Article  Shing Hing of China indicates a market in transition

Karen Thuermer | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

The manufacturing climate in China is changing. Not only is the worldwide economic slowdown, which the Chinese like to refer to as “the economic tsunami” having an impact on manufactured volumes there; this awakened dragon is realizing more potential for Read More »

Premium Article  Regulation and enforcement are keystones to new FDA import policy

Peter Buxbaum | February 21, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Food and drug manufacturers, shippers, and importers will be required to shoulder greater responsibility for the safety of their imported products and face stiffer penalties if they do not, under legislation currently pending in Congress and a new regulat Read More »

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