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US Commerce official Lavin to resign in July

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

The US Commerce Department's top trade official said that he planned to resign, effective July 13, to return to the private sector. Read More »

G8 summit critical for WTO talks

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

World leaders who attended the G8 summit must accept compromises to prevent years of further delay to a global trade deal, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said. Read More »

SWISS to introduce services to Delhi and Shanghai

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

Delhi will be SWISS's second destination (after Mumbai) in the emerging Indian market. "It's the rapid growth in this market, the strong business ties between the two countries and the high demand for air services from non-government and non-profit organi Read More »

Cargo B makes rapid progress

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

Since the announcement of the launch of Cargo B Airlines in February this year, the management team has been busy setting up operations ready for its October start. A planned capital increase to 20 million Euros has been executed with investors PMV, QAT a Read More »

New flights, $40mln. enhance DHL in Yangtze River Delta and Shandong

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, announced a new dedicated flight connecting Qingdao and Hangzhou with DHL's Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong. The move will increase the economic connectivity of the three cities and accelerate the inbo Read More »

APL’s Widdows: transport congestion peril to global economy

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Inadequate transportation infrastructure and congestion will negatively impact worldwide economic growth in the years ahead and urgent action is required globally to accelerate the pace of infrastructure development. That's the warning from Ron Widdows, C Read More »

Oceania VSA restructures

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd, and Maersk Line) have announced plans to upgrade their services linking the West Coast North America and Australia/New Zealand. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIAN TRADE 2007 - Automotive, agriculture industries oppose US-Korea FTA

Peter Buxbaum | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

US industries provided mixed reactions to the terms of a free trade agreement that has been concluded between the between the United States and the Republic of Korea. A series of strenuous compromises led to the conclusion of an FTA between the world’s nu Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIAN TRADE 2007 - Companies find Japan critical for Asian Business

Karen Thuermer | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Despite the recent slowdown, Japan boasts the largest and most diverse economy in Asia, and is second only to the United States on the world's economic stage. Only the United States has a higher gross national product (GNP). Read More »

J. Robert Bray completes career at the VPA

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The announcement was made public at the regularly scheduled meeting (May 22) of the VPA Board of Commissioners by its chairman, John G. Milliken. Read More »

VPA elects Morgan-Silvester as new Chair

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Authority's (VPA) Board of Directors announced that they have elected Sarah Morgan-Silvester as the VPA's new Chair. Morgan-Silvester replaces George A. Adams, whose term of office expired on March 17, 2007. Read More »

Industrial Dawn calls New Orleans on maiden voyage

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Industrial Dawn, the newest heavy lift ship to join the Intermarine services fleet, recently called the Port of New Orleans on its maiden voyage. During this visit, the vessel was presented with a plaque and a Master Mariner certificate to celebr Read More »

U-Freight first to make cargo commitment at Guangzhou

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

U-Freight has become the first logistics company to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, giving a guarantee of minimum cargo throughput. Read More »

‘Global’ supply chains often aren’t global, BDP study reveals

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Nearly half (48%) of supply chain executives at multi-national companies in the chemical, consumer goods, industrial and retail sectors consider their supply chains to be global, yet operating decisions made on behalf of those supply chains would indicate Read More »

DCT Gdansk receives its first intermodal train

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

PCC Rail SA, one of the biggest Polish private logistics operators, has become the first rail freight operator to run a train into DCT Gdansk's new rail terminal. It brought in over 50 Hapag-Lloyd containers that are to be loaded onto a Team Lines feeder Read More »

Wytkind testifies before Senate on rail safety

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about rail safety. Meanwhile, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials met Read More »

President & CEO of TIA visits TQL’s new headquarters

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Ken Oaks, President and CEO of TQL and Kerry Byrne, Executive Vice President of the company hosted Voltmann on a tour of the company's new facility, followed by discussions about TQL's recent growth and successes. Read More »

New Nova Scotia terminal targets Asia trade

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Based on forecasts that the East Coast will experience a sharp increase in container cargo from Asia and the Indian subcontinent via the Suez Canal, a Nova Scotia group with American partners has announced a $300 million project to build a major container Read More »

Environmentalists push for Great Lakes ocean shipping ban

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

A political dispute may lead to a moratorium of ocean-going ships on the Great Lakes, at least if an environmental group has its way. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition called in late May for just such a moratorium until Congress passes legislat Read More »

Companies look outside developing countries

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Companies from developing countries are raising vast sums of capital on global markets on an unprecedented scale, which has also increased their exposure to interest rate and currency risks, the World Bank said. Read More »

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