Obama, Rousseff turn page on spy spat, work on trade, travel

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a White House visit to turn the page on a spying scandal that had damaged bilateral relations and said they want to work to bolster economic ties. Read More »

Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Read More »

USDA takes first step to import fresh beef from Brazil, Argentina

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

Fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina will be allowed into the United States under amended regulations that specify conditions to mitigate risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said. Read More »

SDV to be the first to implement the IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 16 major worldwide airports

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SDV is a leader in the global supply chain management of pharmaceutical products, a sector that has seen heightened requirements in the area of sanitary controls. Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines set out the quality system to be implemented in order to meet rigorous cold chain management requirements. Read More »

Sun Products Canada Partners with LeanLogistics for Managed Transportation Services

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) TMS provider LeanLogistics welcomes Sun Products Canada as the latest in a number of global Managed Transportation Services clients leveraging LeanTMS® technology. Read More »

Evergreen’s Penultimate L-type is Named

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for EVER LOVELY today, the ninth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and the penultimate vessel in the thirty strong series. Read More »

ASA: President Obama Signs Trade Promotion Authority into Law

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Trade promotion authority (TPA) will soon help create and strengthen international trade agreements, opening valuable markets and providing an advantage for U.S. farmers. Read More »

Port Manatee wins two AAPA communications awards

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port Manatee’s 2015 official directory and recently redesigned website are winners. Read More »

Channel Tunnel traffic resumes after workers blocked port

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Traffic through the Channel Tunnel resumed on Tuesday after angry workers forced its closure for several hours by setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks near its entrance on the French side. Read More »

The Port of Montreal applauds the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy

AJOT | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the Quebec government’s announcement introducing the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy. Read More »

South African competition watchdog fines Japanese shipping firm

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | International Trade

South Africa’s competition watchdog has recommended Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd (NYK) pay a 104 million rand ($8.5 million) penalty for price-fixing and collusion in the transport of cars. Read More »

French shipper CMA CGM to sign two Chinese deals as trade seen booming

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping group, will sign two deals with China that put it in line to benefit from a forecast surge in trade between Asia and Europe. Read More »

Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

PR Newswire | June 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Emirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the "big three" US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines. Read More »

Channel Tunnel shut as ferry workers block French port of Calais

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Protesting ferry workers forced the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England on Tuesday, blocking its entrance and setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks. Read More »

Maersk says no issue funding Greek operations, paid staff early

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday it was experiencing no problems funding operations in Greece or getting paid by Greek customers despite the imposition of capital controls by Athens. Read More »

U.S. activists to protest against Shell Arctic oil rig

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Energy

U.S. environmental activists said they planned to protest on Tuesday against the launch of the second of two oil rigs central to Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Read More »

Statoil awards $890 mln North Sea contract to Samsung Heavy

Reuters | June 30, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

STATOIL-SAMSUNG HEAVY/NORTH SEA (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Statoil awards $890 mln North Sea contract to Samsung Read More »

Air Cargo Industry Witnesses One of the Largest Systems Switch-over

PR Newswire | June 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Takes a Big Leap Forward in its IT Legacy Migration Project Read More »

Brazil’s Petrobras slashes spending to cut debt, restore confidence

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Energy

Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras slashed its long-term spending plan to the lowest level in eight years on Monday as new management moved to reduce the industry’s largest debt burden and restore confidence after a devastating corruption scandal. Read More »

Davie welcomes new Quebec Maritime Strategy

PR Newswire | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

As a leader in the North American maritime industry, Davie applauds the Government of Quebec for its commitment to the sector in its first-ever maritime strategy; which will lead to more jobs and economic prosperity. Read More »