AICM appoints Jack Allen as Board Chairman

AJOT | March 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing (AICM) announced today that the company’s Managing Board of Directors has appointed Jack Allen as its Chairman. Allen was formerly Executive Vice President and COO of Navistar, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles and engines. AICM also announced the appointment of Patrick Marron as Chief Executive Officer. Read More »

East Coast sees ‘land of opportunity’ In wake of West Coast port concerns

Paul Scott Abbott | March 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

East Coast ports look to see significant long-term container volume growth in the wake of West Coast labor and congestion issues, according to opening session speakers at the JAXPORT Logistics & Intermodal Conference. Read More »

Governor Scott Walker to Keynote NTTC’s Annual Conference

PR Newswire | March 24, 2015 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Road

The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) today announced that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will offer the keynote address at its upcoming 67(th) Annual Conference & Exhibit Show. The conference will be held April 26-28 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place located in the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay. Read More »

Not All Smooth Sailing Ahead for Container Shipping Carriers

GlobeNewswire | March 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The study notes that demand seems to continue to lag, as evidenced by weekly container pricing remaining relatively flat or down in the past 12 months for several transpacific trade routes, whereas critical Asia-Europe routes are down 15% or more. Read More »

EU set to re-impose sanctions on more Iranian shipping companies

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The European Union is set to put 40 Iranian shipping firms back on a list of sanctioned groups in a blow to the Islamic Republic’s transport sector which has sought an easing of trade restrictions, letters sent from the EU showed. Read More »

Five takeaways from the Latin American market of 2015

George Lauriat | March 24, 2015 | International Trade

Will the relationship between Argentina and China go south? Read More »

The CMA CGM VOLGA, 8th of the 28 vessels named after famous rivers series, enters the CMA CGM fleet

AJOT | March 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM VOLGA entered the CMA CGM fleet on March 17th, and started her first rotation in Dalian, China, on March 20th. Read More »

All Ocean Services relocates headquarters to Port of Everett’s waterfront center

AJOT | March 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Marina Office relocating to accommodate new tenant, add efficiencies Read More »

Russia may ban fruit imports from Serbia

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Russia's food safety watchdog said it suspected Serbia of re-exporting Polish apples and was considering banning all fruit imports from the non-EU country, Russian news agency RIA reported. Read More »

US proposes cooperation between new China-led bank and Western institutions

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's administration is proposing that a new Chinese-led development bank over which Washington has voiced concerns work collaboratively with Western development groups like the World Bank, The Wall Street Journal reported. Read More »

Canadian export agency signs deal to promote yuan use

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Canada's export agency signed a deal with China's biggest bank on Monday to promote the use of the yuan as a settlement currency in trade-related transactions, as officials in Toronto prepared to launch the first yuan trading hub in the Americas. Read More »

Toyota set to approve Mexico plant within weeks

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Toyota Motor is finalizing plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Read More »

Spreading beef bans hit Indian farmers, traders - and lions

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Indian farmer Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister's wedding after his income was hit by patchy rainfall. Read More »

As oil trains roll across America, volunteer firefighters face big risk

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east bank of the Mississippi River on March 5 when a fire suddenly flared beyond their control. Minutes later, the blaze reached above the treetops, visible for miles around. Read More »

CN Rail derailment numbers soared before recent crashes

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway's safety record deteriorated sharply in 2014, reversing years of improvements, as accidents in Canada blamed on poor track conditions hit their highest level in more than five years, a Reuters analysis has found. Read More »

US FAA plans new steps to speed up commercial drone use

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Air Cargo

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plans to unveil new steps soon to make it easier for companies to use drone aircraft for specific business operations, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Read More »

Japan says difficult to reach Japan-US trade deal without TPA

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said it would be difficult to reach an agreement in two-way trade talks between Japan and the United States unless U.S. lawmakers fast-tracked trade promotion legislation. Read More »

US-Mexico sugar pact gets US trade commission okay

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. regulators approved a controversial trade deal with Mexico that imposes a quota on sugar imports and sets minimum prices, rejecting challenges from domestic cane refiners and bringing a year-long trade battle closer to resolution. Read More »

US trade officials to review Canadian paper imports

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. trade officials will investigate a complaint that imports of Canadian paper benefit from unfair government subsidies, the Department of Commerce said, a move which could end in import duties. Read More »

US software executives urge action on fast-track trade bill

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Software industry executives urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would speed trade deals through Congress and include rules to ensure data can flow freely across borders. Read More »