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South Carolina Ports Break May Volume Record Despite Key Bridge Closure

June 13, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Despite the partial closure of an important interstate bridge in the Charleston area, South Carolina ports broke their May record for the volume of containers handled. The South Carolina Ports Authority announced June 11 the ports handled 197,437 containers that […]


Infrastructure

The Brilliant Vigilance of Seattle’s Huge New SR-99 Tunnel

June 13, 2018

Via: Wired

A fire caused by a car crash, inside a 2.5-mile tunnel under a major American city. It’s a terrifying idea, but if you want that kind of problem to ignite anywhere, it’s in the stretch of State Route 99 that, […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Industry Experts: Trucking Booms, but Keep an Eye on Trade Policy

June 12, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The economy and trucking are in good shape for the second half of this year despite issues including the driver shortage. But uncertain trade policy is having an impact on future expansion, according to three industry experts who spoke June […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Charleston Harbor Gets USD 49 Mn for Deepening Project

June 12, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will receive USD 49 million in federal funding, that will be coupled with financial support from the State of South Carolina to further the progress of deepening the Charleston Harbor to 52 feet. “This funding […]


Vehicles

Experimental Starship Initiative Truck Completes Cross-Country Test

June 11, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A Starship landed in Jacksonville, Fla. But there were no aliens on board, just 40,000 pounds of reef-building material hauled cross-country in an experimental lightweight truck with streamlining everywhere. And within days of making the trip, it was shown June […]


Shipping

ITF: ACP Plans to Further Reduce Crew on Panama Canal Tugs

June 11, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has informed the Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC) that it plans to reduce the tug’s crew to minimum manning established by the Panama Maritime Authority. The ACP has informed the UCOC that […]


Vehicles

The Future Is Autonomous, Not Jobless

June 8, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

If autonomous vehicles are the future of the trucking industry, what is the future of the truck driver? On the surface, it might appear to some casual observers that automation could soon spell the end of the truck driving profession, […]


Shipping

NRF: US Container Imports to Hit Record despite Tariffs Debate

June 8, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.63 million TEU in April. That was down 5.8 percent from March and up 0.3 percent year-over-year. “Despite an environment where the U.S. administration is enacting measures that could well lead to a […]


Vehicles

Creative Bus Sales orders 100 GreenPower buses

June 7, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. received an order for 100 buses from Creative Bus Sales, the U.S.’s largest bus dealer for sales, parts, and service and GreenPower’s exclusive authorized factory representative. “This 100 bus order represents our largest order to date,” […]


Travel and Public transit

New York MTA partners with Waze for railroad crossing safety initiative

June 7, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is partnering with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. “Safety is a core value at the MTA and its commuter railroads,” said MTA Chairman Joseph […]