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Impact & Regulations

Ford worried about Trump impact on trade

June 20, 2018

Via: Politico

Trump’s trade approach, including his disputes with China and strained relations with once-reliable trading partners like Canada and Mexico, is threatening to undercut the global competitiveness of major North American automakers like Ford, Pro Trade’s Doug Palmer reports. Joe Hinrichs, […]


Infrastructure

North Carolina Legislature Advances Bill That Would Offer Funding Tool for Highway Projects

June 19, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The North Carolina legislature recently passed a bill that would provide a financing tool to support highway projects. The bill, called the Build North Carolina Bond Act, passed through the House June 12 and now goes to the governor’s desk. […]


Shipping

Nordic American Tankers Abandons Bond Offering

June 19, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Bermuda-incorporated Suezmax owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has decided to abandon its previously planned bond offering. The company informed that the decision was made as the offering is not in the best interest of NAT shareholders. NAT explained that its […]


Vehicles

How Volvo’s Making the Polestar 1 From an Old Concept

June 18, 2018

Via: Wired

The great tragedy of the Concept Coupe was that it was never meant to be built. Drawing on the style of the vintage P1800 with a helping of American muscle – healthy haunches, slim windows – the two-door won much […]


Shipping

Port of Oakland, SSA Terminals Agree New Lease to 2027

June 18, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The deal, which was approved on June 14, includes a 19-acre expansion at SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT); purchase of three new ship-to-shore cranes by the terminal operator for cargo handling; and options that would extend the new lease […]


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 […]