China importing more palm oil

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China is increasing imports of palm oil partly because of lower prices compared to soyoil, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.

"China has reportedly stepped up purchases of palm oil on the world market recently, which will result Read More »

US business urges action on China rare earth curbs

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups urged the Obama administration to press China to ease export restrictions on rare earth metals, substances produced almost solely by China that are used in computers, cell phones and myriad other products.

"We hope the U. Read More »

US firms say Iraqi regulation a challenge to trade

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Iraq's regulatory environment remains a major challenge for international companies looking to invest in the war-torn country, the heads of U.S. businesses visiting Iraq as part of a trade mission said.

The 14 companies were part of a mission Read More »

India trade minister says EU drugs dispute resolved

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

India's Trade Minister Anand Sharma said New Delhi had resolved a dispute with the European Union over the seizures of generic medicines, according to a Press Trust of India report.

"(The) EU has accepted our position and amended their rules. Read More »

China seeks sustainable rare earths measures

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China's measures to control rare earths exports are geared to "sustainable" exploitation of the minerals, Premier Wen Jiabao said in Europe, while pledging not to impose a complete ban on exports.

China has gradually reduced export quotas for Read More »

EU says to keep pressing China over yuan

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will keep pressing China to revalue the yuan even though Beijing may not respond to foreign pressure, European Commission officials said.

"They are undervalued ... that is true," European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht t Read More »

China Southern settles on ANS

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The transpacific activities of Airline Network Services underwent significant expansion with China Southern Airlines' appointment of ANS to handle cargo sales in the Los Angeles and San Francisco regions.

Jens Tubbesing, ANS' chief executive, Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo expands services to Japan

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Starting November 1st, Lufthansa Cargo will offer its customers even more capacity and greater flexibility as regards the transport of air cargo to and from Japan. The airline is boosting its services to 12 flights a week, and is thus virtually doubling i Read More »

All Nippon Airlines launches Jakarta and Manila services

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's second largest carrier,will add two further international destinations to its network, commencing in 2011.

In March 2011, ANA will commence daily services form its Tokyo (Narita) hub to Manila, Philipines usi Read More »

AirBridgeCargo B747 becomes an aircraft carrier for aerobatic aircraft travelling to China

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

One of AirBridgeCargo Airlines' Boeing 747-400 freighters acted as an 'aircraft carrier' for four aerobatic aircraft travelling from the Netherlands to China.

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Air France-KLM September traffic up 1.8%

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM passenger traffic rose 1.8 percent in September despite sporadic French air traffic control strikes and its planes flew with fewer empty seats, Europe's largest airline group by revenues said.

Cargo traffic rose 6.0% and the lo Read More »

British Airways World Cargo selects Descartes as preferred global Customs filing and…

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Descartes Systems Group announced that British Airways (BA) World Cargo has selected Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) as its preferred global solution for air cargo messaging for customs filing, e-freight and other electronic data interchange. < Read More »

Kenya Airways eyes passengers and cargo

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways expects to carry 3 million passengers and 60,000 tons of cargo in its year ending next March, thanks to expansion of its routes in Africa and the Middle East, its chief executive said.

The airline, one of the top carriers in Afr Read More »

Yang Ming (America) Corp.  announces new US chassis policy

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Effective November 1, 2010, Yang Ming (America) Corp., (YML), will no longer provide chassis for container transport to and from certain U.S. locations. This change is intended to increase cost effectiveness and turnaround efficiency, while importantly al Read More »

MOL pitches in to provide ocean transport of Children’s Clothing Donations for Tanzania

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd announced that the company is joining the 'With All Our Hearts*1' international contribution project to recycle children's clothing, and will assist with transportation of the clothing. The project is sponsored by Japan's Ministry Read More »

APL named Asia’s top container shipping line for third straight year

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

For the third straight year, APL has been named Asian Container Shipping Line of the Year. The award was announced at the 12th annual Lloyd's List Asia awards. Read More »

APL volunteers to clear the air over Hong Kong

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

APL, the world's fifth-largest container shipping line, has volunteered to clear the air over Hong Kong. The carrier said today it will begin using cleaner-burning fuel in its 85 ships calling here weekly.

APL said the decision to use low-su Read More »

Seafreight to open 25-acre cargo terminal at Port Everglades

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The Broward County Commission has awarded a 10-year cargo terminal lease to SeaFreight Agencies for a new 25-acre facility at Port Everglades. SeaFreight will be the Port's first tenant to begin operations on a new container yard that is nearing completio Read More »

Widdows and Hemingway honored at Connie Award dinner in Long Beach

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Ronald Widdows, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of NOL, and Jon Hemingway, Chief Executive Officer of Carrix and SSA Marine, were awarded Connie Awards presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) at an industry-wide dinner Read More »

Evergreen’s Dr. Chang Yung-fa awarded

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Chang Yung-fa was named "Newsmaker of the Year" by the well-respected international marine magazine Lloyd's List in its award ceremony held in Singapore. Dr. Chang was recognized for having made the greatest impact on the deve Read More »