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Index indicates slight moderation in Canada’s growth

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | International Trade

While Alberta's economic growth is expected to continue in the first quarter of 2007, according to the most recent ATB Financial Business Sentiments Index(TM), the growth will moderate slightly from levels attained in 2006. Read More »

Global supply chain: 2007 risks and rewards

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | International Trade

When considering the global trade environment in 2007 there are a number potential issues looming that can disrupt global supply chains, sourcing strategies, and the flow of working capital. If not properly addressed, importers and exporters may face sign Read More »

CAFTA non-starter despite growth in Central American trade

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | International Trade

Trade between the US and Central America is showing a modicum of growth although the new CAFTA agreement between the US and seven Central American nations is providing no impetus at present to this modest rise in volume. Read More »

Hellmann commits to Cargo 2000’s quality system

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has become the latest forwarding organization to join Cargo 2000 to achieve quality of service benefits for its customers and the subsequent cost improvements these will produce. Read More »

Aeroflot Cargo appoints Finnish GSSA

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Helsinki-based Airline Services GSA OY ' the Finnish member of the EGSAC GSSA network - has been formally appointed as Finnish GSSA for newly-formed Aeroflot Cargo, after six years as a sub-sales agent for parent airline Aeroflot Russian Airlines. Read More »

Korean Air announces start of cargo service at IAH

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Korean Air has announced it will begin twice weekly scheduled all-cargo service to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on January 25, 2007. This is the first time that a Korean scheduled airline serves the Houston market. Read More »

MSC ship shatters Port of NO’s container record

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's 984-foot MSC Alessia is scheduled to arrive at the Port of New Orleans' Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal Dec. 21, setting container volume records at Port docks. Read More »

Crowley’s Azucena Hernandez promoted to GM in El Salvador

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Azucena Hernandez has been promoted to general manager of Crowley's liner services operations in El Salvador. In her new position, Hernandez reports to John Hourihan, senior vice president and general mana Read More »

Goodyear names APL best carrier in Latin America

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Goodyear has named global ocean container carrier APL the outstanding shipping line in Latin America. Goodyear Latin America President Eduardo Fortunato presented the award to APL at his company's regional summit meeting recently. Read More »

Port of Longview approves 2007 Budget

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Longview Commissioners approved the Port's 2007 budget at a special meeting held on November 17, 2006. The 2007 budget focuses on maximizing opportunities for handling bulk, breakbulk and special project cargo. Revenue figures are based on strong Read More »

South Carolina offers port tax credit

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Through the International Trade Incentive Program (ITIP), companies in the state that are involved in manufacturing, warehousing or distribution may apply for state income tax credits from an available pool of $8 million. The tax credits are aimed at brin Read More »

Port of Houston Authority tests operations at Bayport

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority's (PHA's) Bayport Container Terminal took a crucial step toward full operation with a two-day test that included docking and security clearance of the first container ship to berth at the facility -- CMA CGM's marine vessel O Read More »

R.I.P. for HOS?

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Intermodal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's most recent hours-of-service rule for truckers, issued in 2005, may be headed for the trash bin, as was the fate of its 2003 predecessor. That, at least, is the hope of critics of the rule. They have reaso Read More »

CN to increase 2007 capital spending to C$1.6 billion

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Intermodal

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN, said, "In 2007 we will invest more than C$1 billion in track infrastructure to maintain a safe railway and to improve the productivity and fluidity of our network across Canada and mid-Ameri Read More »

Columbia Grain, BNSF agree on Montana shuttle train facility

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Intermodal

Columbia Grain, Inc. (CGI) and BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that they have agreed to terms and conditions under which Columbia will expand its facility at Carter, MT, to accommodate 110-car shuttle grain trains. The upgrade to the facility, which Read More »

BNSF reintroduces PNW - Memphis Service

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Intermodal

Responding to continued customer interest, BNSF Railway Company announced it will reintroduce international intermodal container service from the Pacific Northwest to Memphis beginning in January 2007. Read More »

AIG to purchase P&O’s US Marine Terminal Operations

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

On December 10, 2006, a member company of AIG Global Investment Group entered into an agreement in Dubai to purchase P&O Ports North America (POPNA) from P&O Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of global marine terminal operator DP World for an undi Read More »

Gutierrez touts record export levels

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

US Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez issued the following statement on the October US International Trade in Goods and Services, which shows the trade deficit narrowed to $58.9 billion. Read More »

CAFTA-DR Provides US manufacturers with trade and investment opportunities

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

The implementation of the United States-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) provides US manufacturing companies with a promising set of trade and investment opportunities, according to a new Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI repor Read More »

Ports say October US exports extend uptrend

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

Containerized US export volumes extended their uptrend in October vs. September, lifted in part by ongoing dollar weakness, while import volumes eased at several major harbors as the peak holiday shipping season waned, according to port officials. Read More »

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