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Port of Long Beach Delivers Record First Quarter

April 16, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Marine terminals at the Port of Long Beach handled a total of 3.87 million TEUs during the first three months of 2018, marking its best-ever first quarter. For the three-month period ended March 31, the port’s volumes jumped by 19.1 […]


Vehicles

Tesla’s Autopilot Fight, Uber’s Bikes, and More Car News This Week

April 13, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS WEEK, WE learned the future of the car is not owning one—at least not if Uber gets its way. The ride-hailing giant came out with twin announcements: On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Panama Canal Authority to Sanction Tug Captains

April 13, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Panama Canal Authority launched a process to sanction certain tug captains that refused to transit ships through the expanded canal, thus impacting the traffic through the Neopanamax locks, the authority said. “The decision is based on the fact that […]


Vehicles

Could electric car interfaces be designed to promote less driving?

April 12, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

I’ve always been a little skeptical about what’s known as the Jevons paradox—the phenomenon by which gains in efficiency lead to increases in consumption. Yes, it’s true that when it costs less to do something, you might do it a […]


Vehicles

Tech-driven charter bus service, CharterUP, to launch in New York City

April 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

CharterUP, a transportation technology provider, plans to launch its proprietary reservation platform for faster motorcoach bookings in the New York City metropolitan area. The platform will benefit both customers who need ground transportation and local bus providers who serve them. […]


Impact & Regulations

New Hampshire Road Usage Fee Proposal Moves to Senate Hearings

April 11, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

With cars becoming more fuel-efficient, the revenue from gasoline taxes is declining, leaving New Hampshire with inadequate funds to maintain roads and bridges, according to state Rep. Norman Major (R-Plaistow), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Major has […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Grants Fuel Tank Drivers 5-Year Rest-Break Exemption

April 10, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a five-year exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement for trucks hauling petroleum products and will allow fuel trucks to operate 12 hours a day without triggering the requirement under certain conditions. FMCSA […]


Shipping

Ocean Alliance Day Two Product Gets Underway

April 10, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Ocean Alliance Day Two Product, the evolved service offering of the Ocean Alliance, has been launched. The service offering, announced in December last year, has a carrying capacity of around 3.1 million TEU with 331 containerships deployed on 41 services. […]


Vehicles

This Week in the Future of Cars: Working Through the Chaos

April 6, 2018

Via: Wired

ABOUT 8 MONTHS ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned his troops that building the Model 3 would require “production hell.” For once, the man known to sometimes be a bit too optimistic about timelines nailed it. Last year’s Tesla’s production […]


Shipping

Drewry: Multipurpose Shipping Starts 2018 with Optimism

April 6, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Multipurpose shipping has started 2018 on a confident footing and is forecast to recover further on rising demand, contracting vessel supply and lessening threats from competing sectors. The multipurpose shipping market, which comprises both breakbulk and project cargo sectors, has […]