St. Lawrence Seaway poised for partial recovery

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

After cargo plunged in 2009 to its lowest level in nearly five decades, the St. Lawrence Seaway appears poised to recapture some of its lost volume during the 2010 commercial shipping season that was recently launched.

- By Leo Ryan, AJ Read More »

Ccnfidex, the tag provider for returnable transit items

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Confidex, a leading manufacturer of UHF Gen2 Passive RFID tags, including a versatile portfolio of tags for IT Assets, Returnable Transit Items (RTIs), and Industrial Assets, announced the extension of its UHF RFID product portfolio with new tags for retu Read More »

CII seeks 2010 Connie Award nominations

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the prestigious annual Connie Awards. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the c Read More »

Natural gas boom brings riches to a rural US town

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

At a windswept rail yard at Wellsboro in northern Pennsylvania, dozens of railcars wait to load thousands of tons of sand onto trucks that will take the cargo to natural gas rigs across the state. Read More »

US chemical shipments by rail rises 11.5%

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 11.5 percen, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

CP Rail picks ex-CN official as new executive

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway named former Canadian National Railway executive Ed Harris as its new chief operating officer.

Harris had working as a railroad consultant since he retired as CN's executive vice-president of operations in 2007, after Read More »

Decisiv introduces ManagedCare for FleetsTM

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Decisiv, Inc., the provider of an advanced web-based technology designed to connect fleet managers with internal and external service locations, introduced ManagedCare for Fleets, a fleet facing service built on its industry leading Decisiv Service Manage Read More »

US, Brazil hit on pragmatic fix to WTO cotton spat

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

The United States headed off a move by Brazil to impose penalties on a wide range of U.S. goods by offering concessions on a export loan guarantee program and said it would try to negotiate an end to a long-standing trade spat over cotton. Read More »

Burundi needs $5.8 blllion for infrastructure

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

Burundi needs $5.8 billion for infrastructure such as telecommunications, electricity and transport projects over the next two decades, a study by the government and African Development Bank (AfDB) showed.

The tiny central African nation is r Read More »

Yuan revaluation “China’s choice”

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he was confident that China would see that it is in its own interest to make the yuan more flexible, while Beijing stoutly defended its currency policy.

Geithner, who said global economic recovery Read More »

Brazil scraps import tariff on ethanol biofuel

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil, the world's No. 2 producer of ethanol, has scrapped a tariff on imports of the biofuel in an effort to pressure other countries to eliminate their own duties on it and enable it to export more. Read More »

US ITC declines to reconsider Whirlpool loss to LG

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

Whirlpool Corp , the world's top appliance maker, lost a round in a patent fight with LG Electronics Inc as the companies battle for the premium U.S. appliance market. Read More »

Manila blocks US request for WTO alcohol tax probe

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

The Philippines blocked a U.S. request for a World Trade Organization panel to investigate its alcohol taxes that Washington says discriminate against Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and other American brands. Read More »

China provides Indonesia with infrastructure loans

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

China has agreed to lend at least $1.8 billion in soft loans to Indonesia as part of its free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a minister said. Read More »

US eyes options in

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is trying to find a way to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against its anti-dumping procedures without damaging its ability to curb unfairly traded imports, a top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

EU rejects China complaint at WTO over shoe duties

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

The European Commission rejected a complaint by China to the World Trade Organization that the EU executive's anti-dumping tariffs on imports of certain Chinese-made shoes breached WTO rules. Read More »

Atlas Air says cargo demand rising

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said the global air freight market was continuing to recover, aided by an improving economy.

"What we're seeing is pretty strong consistent demand improvement," Atlas Chief Executive William Flynn to Read More »

BA seals long-awaited Iberia deal

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

British Airways and Spain's Iberia signed an $8 billion merger to create the world's third-largest airline, bringing a three-way tie-up with American Airlines a step closer.

The deal between BA and Iberia, which the pair hope to complete by D Read More »

AirBridgeCargo wins ‘Wings of Russia’ national award

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has won the top 'Cargo Carrier of the Year on International and Domestic Routes' award for the second consecutive year at the annual Wings of Russia National Award Ceremony held in Moscow.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines al Read More »

Air France-KLM March traffic rises

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo, which closely tracks trends in the economy, saw a 2.1 percent rise in traffic on 11.8 percent lower capacity.

The load factor -- or proportion of available space sold in passenger jet cargo holds and dedicated freighters -- rose by 9.9 Read More »