Key measure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 13.1 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

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

Canada grain farmers say railways overcharging

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian farmers are overpaying the country's two major railways by as much as C$275 million ($270 million) a year to transport their crops, the Canadian Wheat Board and five other farm groups said.

The groups released a report by rail analys Read More »

Brazil suspends retaliation in U.S. cotton row

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil suspended retaliatory measures against U.S. goods over a cotton subsidy dispute until 2012, giving the United States more time to tackle the thorny issue of agriculture reform.

The government said a deal agreed upon between the two cou Read More »

US House lawmaker warns China on currency

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A top U.S. Democratic lawmaker urged China to quickly raise the value of its currency to avoid action from President Barack Obama's administration or frustrated members of Congress. Read More »

US grapples with launching China currency probe

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A U.S. decision to get tough on China currency practices by slapping duties on some Chinese goods could backfire on the United States and be ruled illegal under world trade rules, experts said.

Under pressure from lawmakers who blame the huge Read More »

Steel exports decline in April over March but up 58.3% over 2009

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

Exports declined in April by 2.1% over March, but were 58.3% higher in the first 4 months of 2010 compared to 2009. 'US exports of steel to the NAFTA region declined month on month by 10%, while exports to non-NAFTA Western Hemisphere increased by over 8 Read More »

Human heads found in Southwest cargo facility

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Officials in Arkansas are investigating a shipment of 40 to 60 human heads found by Southwest Airlines employees at a cargo facility last week in Little Rock, the Pulaski County coroner said.

The shipment of three separate containers was disc Read More »

Chapman Freeborn wins top cargo charter award

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has once again landed the prestigious Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year prize at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards for 2010 following awards in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

For the fourth consecutive year, worldwide fr Read More »

KOG Transport utilizes AN225 on flight from Utapao, Thailand to Charlotte, NC

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The KOG Transport offices in Bangkok, Thailand and New York worked together to arrange on short notice a transport of steam turbine parts from Utapao Airport to the final destination in North Carolina. The total weight of the cargo and loading equipment i Read More »

Cathay Pac gets EU nod for Air ChinaCargo JV

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific received EU regulatory approval on Friday for its $474 million cargo joint venture with Air China to expand into the fast-growing Yangtze River Delta region in China. Read More »

Labelmaster ‘s A.I.R. Shipper Compliance Package provides comprehensive information on shipping…

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Labelmaster(R), a U.S.-based manufacturer of hazardous materials and regulatory compliance products, has an affordable and convenient package to help shippers comply with the latest regulations included in the 2011 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructio Read More »

Maersk sees unprecedented container shortage

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping group, said a strong rebound in global trade has led to an unprecedented shortage of containers as shipping enters its peak season.

Maersk Line, part of Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Mo Read More »

Diana Shipping continues time charter agreement with BHP Billiton

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc.a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with BHP Billiton Marketing AG of Baar, Read More »

Rickmers-Linie again wins Best Shipping Line ’ Project Cargo award

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

For the second time in a row, Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has won the category Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo in the annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). In a gala dinn Read More »

Air Products signs GAC to handle helium shipments

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Qatar has signed a deal with international gas producer Air Products USA to handle helium deliveries from Qatar to the UAE.

Air Products has nearly 19,000 employees in more than 40 countries worldwide, serving the industrial, energy, tech Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) marked the inaugural ship call of the Suez Canal Bridge, part of a new rotation of weekly calls at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point.

The new all-water service, jointly operated by TraPac pare Read More »

Port Everglades opens new bridge to expedite cargo movement

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo trucks will be able to move within Port Everglades faster and more conveniently with the opening of a new bridge that connects areas that were previously separated by a canal and two security checkpoints.

"This bridge is a symbol of how Read More »

Federal stimulus and state funding make a big difference at Port of Albany

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings and other area elected officials held a press conference to deliver a progress report on the stimulus and state funding used for massive capital improvement at the Port of Albany including replacing wharfs, extending rail line Read More »

Relative rise in container transshipment

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2009, the share of container transhipment (1) in the port of Rotterdam rose from 28% to 30%. (2) Because the total throughput declined with 10%, to 9.7 million TEU, transhipment volume dropped 2% to 2.9 million TEU. Read More »

Bruner and Newsome to receive Connie Awards from CII

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2010 East Coast-based Connie Awards to J. Russell Bruner, Chairman and CEO of Maersk Inc. and James I. Newsome III, President and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority. The eveni Read More »