Australia remains a prime market for Volga-Dnepr’s AN-124 freighters

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

December has seen Volga-Dnepr's 12th AN-124-100 flight of the year to Australia, which remains a prime market for the freighter.

Volga-Dnepr's operations comply with the Australian government's strict requirements on aircraft noise that came into forc Read More »

Airlines’ 11th Boeing 747 joins fleet

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Russia's largest scheduled cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has added an eleventh Boeing 747 freighter to its fleet to ensure its service quality and performance levels keep pace with a year of record-breaking growth.
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American Airlines expands long-time Descartes relationship to include EU regulatory compliance

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Descartes announced that American Airlines Cargo, a division of American Airlines, Inc., has selected its Global Filer solution to help it manage its import customs filings to the European Union's (EU) Import Control System (ICS). The solution will assis Read More »

MSC’s California Express extends to Pacific Northwest

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company SA of Geneva, Switzerland announced the opening of a new direct service extension to the Pacific Northwest.

Commencing with the sailing of the MSC Vienna V.34A from Gioia Tauro on the 29th of December 2010 and with the a Read More »

Ocean World Lines moves famous sculptures worth
 $40 million from Spain to Florida

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global door-to-door and end-to-end NVOCC, announced today that it has moved seven sculpture pieces, weighing more than 117,000 pounds, from the Port of Barcelona to the Port of Savannah for consignment at a major New York galler Read More »

Crowley expands terminal complex at Port Everglades

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Liner Services is expanding at Port Everglades with a new 10-year terminal lease that calls for additional acreage and increased container guarantees. The Broward County Commission, the governing board for Port Everglades, approved the new lease t Read More »

PPG member among Uganda’s top mid-sized companies

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Interfreight Ltd, a member of heavy-lift network the Project Professionals Group, has been named as a Top 100 mid-sized company in Uganda.

The awards are an initiative of professional services network KPMG and the publishers of the Daily Monitor news Read More »

Port of Charleston welcomes 300th big ship

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston celebrated another deepwater milestone today, welcoming the 300th post-Panamax ship to call the port. Read More »

CMA CGM Figaro returns to Savannah

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The CMA CGM Figaro made its second call on the Port of Savannah, signaling a sign of things to come. The 8,500-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity vessel covers the U.S. West Coast, Far East and U.S. East Coast trade via the Suez Canal. As one of t Read More »

98 mayors endorse Charleston Harbor Deepening

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Nearly 100 mayors representing cities and towns across South Carolina are urging President Obama to fund the next step in Charleston’s post-45 foot harbor deepening project. The letter notes the port’s tremendous contribution to jobs across the region, a Read More »

SC&RA offers mobile app for crane hand signals 

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) now offers a free mobile app for instantly accessing all necessary crane hand signals. The new app is available in the iTunes App Store and Blackberry App World. Every signal included is compliant w Read More »

Old Dominion opens Casper service center

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened a new service center near Casper, allowing the company to better serve area customers.

The 10-door facility is situated on a two-acre site at 280 Baker Drive in Evansville, east of Casper's city center. The new se Read More »

China to raise rare earth export tariffs in 2011

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

China plans to raise export taxes on some rare earths in its annual adjustment of import and export taxes that takes effect on Jan 1, the Ministry of Finance said.

China will keep low import tariffs on 600 important materials and components while cont Read More »

US, China should set goals for trade

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. lawmakers urged top Obama administration officials to press for commitments from China next week that would set targets for imports of U.S. software and other goods.

The pressure came as new trade data showed the U.S. trade deficit with China cou Read More »

Wal-Mart to close Moscow office, sees no deals

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. retail group Wal-Mart Stores Inc will close its Moscow office amid a lack of acquisition opportunities, abandoning for now its long-running quest to enter the Russian market.

"Since we have decided to enter the (Russian) market through acquisitio Read More »

Huawei aims India investments of over $2 billion in 5 years

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei aims to invest more than $2 billion in India over the next five years in areas including expansion of its research and manufacturing capabilities in the country, one of the world's biggest telecoms markets. Read More »

Pakistan seeks UAE trade to lift economy

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

Pakistan needs increased investment and trade opportunities from the UAE to build the economy and help it become more independent from foreign aid, the chief minister of Punjab province said.

"We are not here to seek aid but rather trade," Mohammed Sh Read More »

Dubai 2011 exports seen up 20%, new tariffs unlikely

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

Dubai's non-oil exports may grow 20 percent in 2011 as new doors to African markets open, and the government is not expected to impose any new tariffs on trade, two government officials said.

A rise in exports next year would aid help economic recover Read More »

EU, India resolve trade dispute over generic drugs

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union and India resolved a dispute over generic drugs which should remove obstacles to Indian drugs manufacturers exporting products to the developing world, officials said.

Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told Reuters Read More »

China signs deal to allow cassava imports from Cambodia

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | International Trade

China has signed an agreement to allow imports of tapioca or cassava from Cambodia for use as a food starch as well as for ethanol production.

The agreement was signed during Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Beijing, China's General Administ Read More »