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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Earnings Outpace Estimates

August 10, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

A strong demand for cruises and the delivery of its latest ship, the Norwegian Bliss, pushed Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ earnings over the company’s earlier estimates. The company’s net income of USD 226.7 million or earnings per share (EPS) […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

NRF: US Imports Set Records ahead of New Tariffs

August 10, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Imports at major retail container ports in the US have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another one this month on the back of a rise in retail sales as retailers rush to bring merchandise […]


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Electric car sales up 37% in Europe, 77% in China

August 9, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

When I wrote about UK renewables seeing record-setting production, I noted the slight downside that transport-related emissions were up slightly. But here’s the thing: I would much rather see the grid get greener first, because even if transport-related emissions are […]


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Maersk, IBM Unveil Blockchain Shipping Solution

August 9, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM have created TradeLens, a solution jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world’s global supply chain. This follows the January announcement when the duo unveiled the collaboration aimed at offering […]


Vehicles

Insurance Institute Spots Problems in Driver Assistance Systems

August 8, 2018

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Electronic safety systems in today’s vehicles don’t always measure up to claims made for them, says a report published Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit supported by auto insurers. “We zeroed in on situations our […]


Vehicles

Semi-Autonomous Cars Have Flaws. That’s Why They Need Tests

August 8, 2018

Via: Wired

THESE DAYS, MODERN cars come with sophisticated driver assistance tools, like adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set distance from the car in front, and active steering, which keeps a vehicle in its lane. They can also brake automatically if […]


Vehicles

As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


Vehicles

Surprise! Electric buses are significantly greener across the US

August 7, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

We already know that 84% of new buses will be electric by 2030, which should bode well for inner city air quality. But—just like electric cars—the emissions produced in the generation of electricity need to be taken into account too. […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Congress hearing to examine California High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a field hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9, to review the status and recent changes to the California […]


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China to Hit Back with 25 Pct Tariffs on LNG Imports from US

August 6, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

In response to the new wave of tariffs announced by the United States, China plans to fight back with USD 60 billion worth countermeasures, targeting, among others, the imports of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. The Chinese Ministry of […]