McDonald’s to double China restaurants by 2013

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

McDonald's Corp plans to double the number of its restaurants in China to 2,000 by 2013, a senior executive said as it speeds up expansion in the fastest growing major economy.

The top global fast food chain, which opened its first outlet in the south Read More »

China bans poultry, product imports from Canada province

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

China banned poultry and poultry product imports from a province in Canada after an outbreak of bird flu there, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement.

A low-pathogenic H5N2 bird flu outbreak w Read More »

China’s Wafangdian Bearing to set up India arm

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

China's Wafangdian Bearing , which makes ZWZ branded bearings, plans to set up operations in India and expand in the $2 billion Indian bearings market, it said. Read More »

AAFA hails House passage of trade bill

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) praised the U.S. House of Representatives for quickly passing the Omnibus Trade Act of 2010 (H.R. 6517). The Omnibus Trade Act of 2010 would renew several trade preference programs and woul Read More »

US Senate bill would limit entry of China poultry

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

The United States would restrict entry of poultry products from China as part of a Senate spending bill assembled at the same time U.S. and Chinese officials met to resolve trade disputes.

The language was similar to restrictions adopted a year ago. S Read More »

China’s 2010 foreign trade to exceed $2.9 trillion

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

China's foreign trade is expected to surpass $2.9 trillion this year due to a sharp rebound in imports and exports, the country's commerce minister was quoted as saying.

Chen Deming, cited in an interview with the official Xinhua news agency, said he Read More »

Key outcomes of U.S.-China trade talks

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

The United States and China concluded wide-ranging trade talks on agriculture, software and other issues.

Here is a summary that incorporates some closing remarks made by U.S. and Chinese officials: Read More »

India allows some sugar exports, trade expects more

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

India will allow unrestricted exports of 500,000 tons of sugar, the farm minister said on Wednesday, helping global prices ease as the market expects more overseas sales as the country swings back to a surplus.

"The modalities will be worked out in th Read More »

China PM on India charm offensive, offers trade boost

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pressed on with a charm offensive in India, offering support for New Delhi's bid for a greater role in the United Nations and agreeing on an ambitious target of $100 billion in trade between the rising Asian powers by 2015. Read More »

Statement on security by the GACAG

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Security and safety have always been and continue to be of paramount importance to the members of the newly formed Global Air Cargo Advisory Group 'GACAG' (TIACA, IATA, FIATA and GSF). The air cargo industry has a good track record in this regard, but rec Read More »

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 »