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ATA tells Congress trucking invests at least $7.5 billion in safety

AJOT | July 29, 2014 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations testified to Congress that the industry invests more than $7.5 billion in preventing crashes on the nation's highways. Read More »

Poor employee training blamed for 2012 New Jersey Conrail derailment

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | Intermodal

Federal investigators on Tuesday blamed inadequate employee training at Conrail for a November 2012 freight train derailment and toxic spill in southern New Jersey that sickened residents and forced hundreds to flee the area. Read More »

Iraq warns companies against dealing with oil smuggled by Kurds

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | Energy

Iraq warned companies on Tuesday against dealing with oil smuggled from the Kurdish region and said it would ensure such cargoes are seized, as U.S. authorities were set to seize a shipment from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the Texas coast. Read More »

Trade may be flagging, global growth at risk

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

While most investors are transfixed by trying to anticipate the next jurisdiction-hopping, tax-driven merger, there are small but growing signs that global growth may be headed for a slowdown. Read More »

Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese anti-trust probe

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices. Read More »

Honda profit beats estimates but US sales dented

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

Honda Motor Co said teething troubles at a new plant in Mexico dented sales and profit in the U.S. market, its biggest, taking the shine off a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit powered by brisk results in Japan. Read More »

McDonald’s Japan considering procuring chicken from Brazil

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) said that it is considering procuring chicken from Brazil, after a major meat supplier in China was shut down by regulators for food safety breaches. Read More »

IP profit beats as sales inch higher in US, Europe

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

International Paper Co., the largest corrugated box maker in North America, posted a higher-than-expected profit, citing returning demand in the United States and Europe. Read More »

India’s Ranbaxy posts loss on provision for US settlement

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd posted a net loss for the quarter to end-June after making a provision related to "ongoing settlement discussions" with U.S. government authorities. Read More »

TRW Automotive second-quarter profit beats expectations

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

Auto systems supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, targeted for takeover by ZF Friedrichshafen, easily beat Wall Street profit expectations for the second quarter as revenue rose 2 percent. Read More »

Russia sanctions threaten to blow euro zone off course

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

The knock to confidence from harsher European sanctions on Russia could spoil the euro zone's budding economic recovery even if it shrugs off the fallout on trade. Read More »

EU meets to thrash out economic sanctions on Russia

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

EU diplomats met to forge a deal on the bloc's first broad economic sanctions on Russia, to try to force President Vladimir Putin to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. Read More »

India’s food stockpiling and WTO stand-off

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

India threatened to block a worldwide reform of custom rules last week, saying it wants an agreement on food subsidies and stockholding to run parallel to the trade facilitation pact. Read More »

Rural votes, old traumas drive India’s WTO brinkmanship

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. Read More »

McDonald’s Japan withdraws profit guidance after China food scare

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) withdrew its earnings guidance for the year on Tuesday and said it was working on a contingency plan after a major meat supplier in China was shut down by regulators for food safety breaches. Read More »

Huawei says ships 34 million smartphones in H1 globally, up 62 %

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. Read More »

Port Manatee awarded $1.8 million-plus security grant

AJOT | July 29, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee has been awarded a $1,837,500 security grant, allowing the port to proceed with three significant projects. Read More »

HAROPA-Port of Le Havre certified ISO 9001

AJOT | July 29, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

HAROPA-Port of Le Havre certified ISO 9001

HAROPA-Port of Le Havre has obtained the ISO 9001 certification. This international certification rewards the efforts of all the services of HAROPA were involved to improve the customer service quality since four years. Read More »

Six years of successful development of logistics between Ports of Hamburg and Tianjin

AJOT | July 29, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The 200th shipset for Airbus’s A-320 final assembly line (FAL) in Tianjin, China, was loaded on to the containership “COSCO Hope” at HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort on 28 July and despatched onwards to Asia. Transport by sea to Tianjin lasts around 40 days. Read More »

UN blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, and raised concerns about Cuba's military cooperation with Pyongyang. Read More »

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