House Democrats take different tack with airline aid

March 24, 2020

House Democrats on Monday came out with a counteroffer on an economic stimulus package, which takes a markedly different approach to the struggling airline industry than Senate Republicans’ bill. The House bill includes $40 billion in grants for airlines and […]

US Ports Fight to Stay Open amid Unfolding COVID-19 Crisis

March 18, 2020

Category: Shipping

The blanking of sailings is attributed to reduced demand for ship space because of China’s manufacturing downturn caused by the lockdown measures imposed in the country to curb the coronavirus oubreak. The port said that ocean carriers are scuttling dozens […]

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Increase Truck Parking

March 10, 2020

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would address the lack of available truck parking. Reps. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.) are co-sponsoring the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which they introduced March 5. The […]

Travel & Public Transit

L.A. Metro unveils ‘hybrid package’ to continue service during COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) CEO Phillip A. Washington outlined aggressive steps taken by Metro to continue to provide transit service and to safeguard the riding public and Metro’s workforce in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. With […]


Italian Ports Maintaining Regular Operations despite COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

“The Italian Port Association wishes to clarify that operations in ports are carried out with adequate measures,” a letter from the association, shared by BIMCO, reads. “Ports are, therefore, fully operational with all their regular services guaranteeing complete functionality of […]


Coronavirus Crisis: Hapag-Lloyd Prepares for a Difficult Year Ahead

March 20, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

For 2020, Hapag-Lloyd expects an EBITDA of EUR 1.7 billion (USD 1.8) to 2.2 billion and an EBIT of EUR 0.5 to 1 billion. According to the carrier, the forecast for 2020 is subject to considerably higher uncertainties than normal, […]