South Korea sees US trade deal approval by Feb.

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | International Trade

South Korea's trade minister said he expected parliament to approve a free trade deal with the United States by February, but cautioned that US pressure on the beef and car sectors may create a backlash. Read More »

DHL creates faster links between Asia-US-Europe

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced its decision to establish a $175 million DHL Express North Asia Hub in Shanghai, China. This new facility, to be located at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, will build on DHL's already extensive global network and provide better Read More »

Volga-Dnepr ships Beaujolais Nouveau

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr successfully completed two AN-124 cargo flights from Lyon, France, to Narita, Japan, carrying Beaujolais Nouveau 2007. Read More »

EgyptAir Cargo joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000's airline membership has reached 24 leading international carriers with EgyptAir Cargo's decision to join its program to improve the quality of air cargo, streamline air cargo processes, achieve cost efficiencies and improve customer satisfacti Read More »

Project Professionals Group heavy-lift success demonstrates expertise

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The successful delivery of heavy-lift project cargo in the United States and Malaysia highlighted the expertise of the Project Professionals Group around the world that ensured cost-effective solutions to logistical challenges, according to the organizati Read More »

Rickmers-Linie celebrates 200th voyage to the Middle East

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers Chennai, a multipurpose heavylift vessel of Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the global transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo, departed Hamburg on 23 November for the 200th voyage of a Rickmers vessel to the Mid Read More »

CMA CGM adds ninth vessel on its FAL3 service

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In a context marked by an extraordinary rise in bunker costs, CMA CGM has decided to add a ninth vessel on its FAL3 service between Asia and Europe. Read More »

Evergreen to provide AU3 service linking SE Asia with Australia

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen has rejoined its service linking South East Asia and Australia. Read More »

Malaysia’s Port Klang quietly asserts itself in Southeast Asia

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Globalization is creating a Darwinist environment for many ports in Asia which face the challenge of either surviving the competition or losing business to their resourceful rivals. And nowhere is this more conspicuous than in Southeast Asia where Malaysi Read More »

US carriers line up for Chinese business

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The adage 'build it and they will come' seems to be great force in China. Everyone knows how China has built itself into a manufacturing powerhouse producing everything from toys to electronics, furniture and clothes. Carrying much of the booty made in Ch Read More »

Great Lakes shippers hail authorization of second Poe-sized lock

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The efficiency and reliability of Great Lakes shipping took a giant step forward on November 8 when Congress authorized construction of a second Poe-sized Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at full Federal expense. The lock, included in the recently-pass Read More »

Cahill appointed to Board of New Orleans

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Valerie S. Cahill, an independent investment banker from Jefferson Parish, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Ms. Cahill was nominated for the position by the AFL-CIO and succeeds Mr. Conrad Appel as on Read More »

Prince elected IANA chairman

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Theodore Prince, president of Consolidated Chassis Management, LLC has been elected chairman of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)'s Board of Directors for the coming year. Read More »

Report targets 10 steps to boost multimodal network

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Theodore Prince and Thomas Finkbiner, two well-known transportation experts (see related article, issue 401 - page 4), released the first report specifically focused on the future needs of a truly intermodal transportation system and proposed 10 sp Read More »

Research reveals new export landscape for ASEAN and Asia

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | International Trade

DHL revealed the findings of a study they commissioned to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on regional trade flows. The report entitled Trading up: A New Export Landscape for ASEAN and Asia, examines the movement of goods across borders in Asia, with ASE Read More »

Betting big: India and air carriers position for huge lift

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Just behind China, India is considered the next major manufacturing powerhouse. Infrastructure there, however, remains challenged, although air carriers are entering the market with a vengeance and airports continue to be developed and reconfigured. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-400ER freighter

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Russia's largest scheduled international cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-400ER freighter, representing the next stage of its strategic development. Read More »

Flights to commence March 29 next year

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines, the world's fifth largest airline, announced that it will launch nonstop flights to London/Heathrow from both its New York and Houston hubs on March 29, 2008, subject to government approval and slot approval. Read More »

Intermarine takes delivery of fifth newbuilding

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The M/V Industrial Dolphin, the fifth of six new heavy lift ships joining the Intermarine services fleet, was delivered in Portugal in Mid October. The ship was immediately put into service and positioned to El Ferrol, Spain, where the vessel loaded a num Read More »

Trans-Pacific lines to take immediate action on fuel costs

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Asia-US trade lane announced a series of recommended action steps to improve bunker cost recovery, noting that the unprecedented escalation in fuel prices to recent record levels has created a critical situation that potent Read More »