Singapore Airlines Cargo award WFS new business in Ireland

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore Airlines Cargo has extended its cargo handling agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in the UK and Ireland with a new contract covering Dublin, Shannon and Cork.

This is in addition to the airline's decision to renew its ex Read More »

Air Cargo propects look more positive as the global economy shows signs of recovery

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air cargo can emerge from the global economic crisis in a stronger position than other transport modes as manufacturers rethink their production and supply chain strategies, says Ulrich Ogiermann, Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA Read More »

Delta Shipping Lines launches new feeder service linking Hamburg and St. Petersburg

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container traffic from and to Russia via Hamburg is picking up again. Growing demand for feeder transport capacity prompted the launch of an additional feeder service between the Port of Hamburg and the Russian Baltic seaport of St. Petersburg. Read More »

MOL table top drill tests response to training ship collision, fire, oil spill

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the company has completed a table top drill based on the scenario of its training ship Spirit of MOL being involved in a collision, fire, and oil spill incident just off Manila on February 18. Following is a Read More »

Hanjin sees container volume growth, slow recovery

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping firm Hanjin Shipping expects the industry's recovery from a severe downturn last year to take time as the volume of international trade is rising at a limited pace, its chief executive said.

"2009 was the worst year for the Read More »

ICL notches 25 years of service

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Independent Container Line (ICL) is just that ' independent and has stayed that way for over twenty-five years. This is a remarkable feat for a niche carrier operating on the highly competitive North Atlantic trade lane. In an era of the mega-carrier, ICL Read More »

MOL holds 2010 safety conference in Mumbai, Manila

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it held MOL Safety Conference 2010 in Mumbai and Manila.

MOL has hosted the conference every year since 2007 to explain and upgrade MOL Group safety programs and encourage a free and open exchange of i Read More »

Safmarine announces new Far East-East Africa shipping service


AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine says it will further improve its Far East to East African shipping network with the introduction, in March, of a new, direct, fully-containerised shipping service from Far East to East Africa. The new service, which will be known as the Masharik Read More »

Grays Harbor celebrates first shipment of Chrysler export contract

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Pacific Northwest's newest auto terminal, the Port of Grays Harbor, loaded Chrysler vehicles and other ro/ro cargoes aboard the M/V Positive Passion, marking the beginning of a monthly auto exports through this port.

Every detail was in p Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 25% in first half of 2010

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will be a full 25 percent higher during the first half of 2010 compared with the same period a year ago, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Re Read More »

After a diffi­cult year, the Port of Hamburg expects moderate growth

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With 110 million tons of sea-borne cargo handled in 2009, a year impacted by the global economic and financial markets crisis, Germany’s biggest universal port fell short of the previous year’s result by around 30 million tons (- 21.4 per cent). Improveme Read More »

ICTSI services largest container vessel to call the Philippines

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

American President Lines Ltd. (APL), one of the world's leading container shipping company based in Singapore, deployed the 4,330-TEU capacity APL Bahrain for special calls in the country. The vessel was newly built by Korean shipbuilder Hanjin He Read More »

DHE-Dependable Highway Express aquires Matheson Fast Freight

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

DHE-Dependable Highway Express, based in Los Angeles, has acquired Matheson Fast Freight. In business since 1973, Matheson Fast Freight provides less than truckload service primarily to California and Nevada. Matheson operates a fleet of 172 tractors and Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines earns award from Lowe’s

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named Lowe's 2009 Platinum Carrier of the Year and was the only LTL carrier to receive the Platinum-level award, the highest award designation poss Read More »

AAR reports traffic remains down in January 2010

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. carloads for the month of January 2010 were down 0.7 percent at 1,056,684 carloads, compared with the same month last year, and down 17.7 percent compared with 2008. The Rail Time Indicators report Read More »

China launches dispute at WTO over EU shoe duties

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

China launched a dispute at the World Trade Organisation against EU duties on shoes, but the European Union insisted its measures were in line with WTO rules and denied they were protectionist.

China's protest against anti-dumping duties exte Read More »

Canada, US strike deal to end “Buy American” spat

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

Canada has reached a tentative deal with the United States to end a dispute over "Buy American" provisions in U.S. legislation that had strained bilateral ties, the two trading partners announced on Friday. Read More »

After US deal, Taiwan to buy helicopters from Europe

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan said it would buy up to 20 military helicopters from a European manufacturer less than a week after Washington infuriated China by proposing a $6.4 billion arms deal for the island which Beijing claims as its own.

The Taiwan deal with Read More »

U.S. trade gap widens in Dec to $40.2 billion

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit widened unexpectedly in December to $40.2 billion, fueled by the highest oil prices since October 2008, the Commerce Department said.

Wall Street analysts surveyed before the report had expected the trade deficit to nar Read More »

Developing countries try to solve WTO safeguard issue

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

A group of developing countries is trying to resolve one of the trickiest issues in negotiations on a new global trade deal with a series of proposals to clarify a planned safeguard for poor farmers. Read More »