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Shipping

World’s Largest Containership Fleet Is Here

December 13, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line has cemented its spot as the global leader in the sector with the latest acquisition of German carrier Hamburg Süd. The acquisition, Maersk Line’s largest so far, was closed on November 30, following approvals […]


Vehicles

It’s time to start thinking of driving like smoking

December 12, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Cars are killing us, and it is time to limit the damage to drivers and to people around them, just like we did with smoking. For the last few years, my particular position on cars has grown more extreme, from […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Trump huddles with Shuster on infrastructure

December 12, 2017

Via: Politico

ALL WE KNOW — IT WAS ‘PRODUCTIVE’: President Donald Trump huddled with House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to talk infrastructure Monday. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao and National Economic Council Gary Cohn also attended the meeting, which Shuster had […]


Shipping

Shipping Costs are Surging Globally

December 11, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The cost of moving pretty much every dry-bulk commodity — from fertilizer to salt to rocks — has surged since July, lifting the London-based Baltic Exchange’s main freight gauge to its highest in almost four years. The rally has been […]


Vehicles

Cloud-Based Computing Gains Traction in Trucking

December 11, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The transition to cloud-based computing in the trucking industry is accelerating as carriers realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies that can be achieved, technology experts said. That migration to the cloud — which refers to using remote servers hosted […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

December 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system […]


Vehicles

LA Auto Show Report: 9 Futures Features Hitting the Road

December 5, 2017

Via: Wired

EACH CAR SHOW has its own personality. Geneva is all about supercars and speed. Paris is about quirk and French flair. Tokyo’s auto unveils are cute and smart, and Detroit still has American muscle covered. Los Angeles is a city […]


Shipping

Fitch Ratings: Gloomy Outlook for Global Shipping amid Overcapacity Woes

December 5, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The outlook for the global shipping industry remains negative, according to Fitch Ratings, as the rating agency doesn’t expect a material improvement in market fundamentals in 2018 due to lingering overcapacity. As explained, both container and bulk markets show signs […]


Vehicles

Army Tests Autonomous Truck Driving Systems

December 4, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. Army trucks using an autonomous driving system from Lockheed Martin logged more than 55,000 testing miles during a simulated warfare experiment program held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Lockheed Martin. The trucks used […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure after taxes … or maybe after health care

November 29, 2017

Via: Politico

YOOGE PUSH: President Donald Trump met with Republican senators Tuesday to drum up support for the tax bill. After the lunch broke, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told reporters that Trump is “interested” in working on infrastructure after taxes — but […]