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 »

China to levy anti-dumping duties on US chicken

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

China will levy heavy anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken products, its Commerce Ministry said on Friday, a move likely to aggravate trade relations and antagonise one of the few U.S. industries that profitably exports to China.

The ministry' Read More »

Vietnam vows

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam is monitoring China's dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against European Union duties on shoes and will take "appropriate action", a foreign ministry spokeswoman said without elaborating. Read More »

Chapman is 2010 recipent of TIACA’S ’ hall of fame’ award

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chris Chapman, founder and chairman of Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing is to be inducted into The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 'Hall of Fame' in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the global air cha Read More »

US Airways awards UK & Ireland GSA contact to Globe Air Cargo

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

US Airways has appointed Globe Air Cargo, part of European Cargo Services (ECS), as its exclusive general sales and service agent in the UK and Ireland. Read More »

ABC appoints Arslanova as Executive President

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Tatyana Arslanova has been promoted to the post of Executive President of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).

She joined Volga-Dnepr Group in 1995 after achieving a Master's degree in economics. Starting her career as assistant to the sales manage Read More »

WFS helps expediate delivery of ‘shelterboxes’ to earthquake victims in Haiti

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has supported the efforts of Virgin Atlantic Airways to deliver urgently-needed aid to earthquake victims in Haiti by waiving handling charges in Miami and Orlando for 79,500 kilos of medical kits, food supplies and tarpaul Read More »

WFS wins Air China cargo contract in the UK & Ireland

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won Air China's cargo handling contract at London's Heathrow Airport.

The three-year contract, won via a competitive tender process, will see WFS handle some 11,000 tonnes of cargo a year for the air Read More »

Cargonaut and Traxon Europe join forces and launch eCargo Pouch’

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

The two cargo community system providers Cargonaut International B. V. based at Amsterdam airport and Traxon Europe based in Frankfurt (Germany) have signed a cooperation agreement which took effect at the beginning of this year. Jointly they launched the Read More »

Hedging instruments used by Asia Pacific airlines

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Asia's largest airlines that fly international routes, such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qantas, hedge their fuel requirements, but most still do not.

Those who do have rigid safeguards, such as limiting the volumes hedged each t Read More »

JAL to stay with American in blow to Delta

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Japan Airlines said it would keep its partnership with American Airlines in the Oneworld alliance, ending an attempt by Delta Air Lines to entice the bankrupt carrier to its rival SkyTeam group. Read More »

EGSAC appoints SNTTA Cargo in Sharjah

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Established in 1976, SNTTA Cargo represents Emirates, Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Sudan Airways. The company has 25 GSSA staff, and operates from headquarters at Sharjah with offices in Sh Read More »