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India security jitters rattle growing China ties

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

India's ban on imports of Chinese telecommunications equipment over spying fears underscores deep mistrust of its neighbour but is unlikely to derail cooperation between the world's two fastest growing economies. Read More »

US.-Central American trade showing slight improvement under CAFTA

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Trade between the United States and the seven nations of Central America is showing a slight uptick coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). While CAFTA has helped foster trade to a limited extent betwe Read More »

China Web ‘firewall’ should be WTO issue

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

China's Internet "firewall" is a trade barrier and needs to be tackled within the framework of the World Trade Organization, Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, told reporters in Shanghai.

Dutch-born Kroes, who is also in Read More »

Russia seeks trade shift from crisis

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Russia needs to urgently re-route exports from low-growth Europe to other, faster-expanding markets, Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina said as Moscow sought to distance itself from the crisis-hit region. Read More »

Brazil, Russia plan to boost trade, investment

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for closer business and investment ties with Russia, saying the two BRIC states should use their own currencies for trade, not the dollar.

"From 2002 to 2008, trade between Russia and Brazi Read More »

China may become top importer of DDGs from US

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

China's insatiable demand for protein helped make the country the No. 2 export destination of U.S. distillers' grains in the first months of 2010 and it could overtake Mexico as the top export destination by the end of the year.

China will li Read More »

Malaysia: stronger ringgit not a problem for exporters

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Malaysia's forecast for double-digit growth in exports this year remains on track despite a stronger ringgit and the crisis in the euro zone, International Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said.

"It is not going to have a big impact. We don't t Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo promotes Rosa to COO

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced today the promotion of Patrick D. Rosa to chief operating officer. Rosa previously served as the company's vice president of maintenance and has been employed with Aloha Air Cargo and its predecessor, Aloha Airlines, for more tha Read More »

Two additional calls for CMA CGM Asia - Gulf of Mexico service (PEX 3)

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mobile, USA (Alabama) and Pusan, Korea are the two new calls that will beadded to the PEX3 service (Asia-Gulf of Mexico) effective May 20, 2010.

This upgrade will allow:

Singapore NOL says Q1 net loss at $98 million, sees FY profit

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines , the world's fourth largest container shipping firm, a wider-than-expected first quarter net loss, but it expects to return to profit for the full year. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston is on the radar Screen, SCSPA officials say

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Officials at the South Carolina State Port Authority (SCSPA) have a reason to feel optimistic about business at the Port of Charleston. Statistics show that March was the third straight month of year-over-year container volume increases for the port with Read More »

Premium Article  SCSPA is realizing a renaissance in break bulk cargoes

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Perhaps it’s a good sign of the times. Officials at the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) indicate that break bulk volumes are up significantly with total pier tons up 46.5 percent in March compared to the same month last year at terminals in C Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston adds new Asia Service, posts 24% volume gain

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has announced double-digit volume increases during March, along with the addition of a new service between Charleston, Northern China and South Korea. Read More »

Premium Article  AGP expands at the Port of Grays Harbor

Martin Rushmere | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Officials are cagey, but the expanded Ag Processing (AGP) export facilkituy at the port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, Washington will be able to store 40,000 to 60,000 metric tons of food ingredients when work is finished in 2012.

- By Mart Read More »

Premium Article  Looking forward to a new era of biofuels

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Energy | Alternative

Perhaps the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a keen reminder of this country’s need to embrace alternative sources for energy such as ethanol and biofuel.

- By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk cargo facing big challenges in Eastern Canada

Leo Ryan | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

In Eastern Canada, stakeholders heavily or partly dependent on breakbulk cargo, from terminal operators to ports, shipping lines and freight forwarders, are gritting their teeth in search of business.

Economic growth in North America may be g Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s lumber industry will experience strong recovery and transformation

Leo Quigley | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

Canadian lumber producers were advised to concentrate on new global markets and to rely less on the U.S. housing industry in the future. In a speech to forest industry executives attending the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Forest and Paper Industry Confer Read More »

Premium Article  South Africa strike halts rail and port operations

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Thousands of South African transport workers on an indefinite national strike paralysed rail and port operations in Africa's biggest economy, but its impact has been muted due to inventories at mines and ports.

The strike at state logistics g Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Vancouver USA welcomes Spar Rigel on her maiden voyage

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Spar Rigel, commanded by Capt. Ranish Raveendran of India, on her maiden voyage to the United States on April 30, 2010. Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk shows split in activity

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Break bulk activity is showing a split between smaller shipments; those that can fit in open containers or on flat racks, and those "big shoulder" items like power generators, energy equipment and other large items. Smaller shipments are growing in volume Read More »

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