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Imports to Los Angeles, America’s largest port, plunged 17% in August

September 15, 2022

Category: Shipping

The Port of Los Angeles, the highest-volume container gateway in America, is diverging from the nationwide trend. U.S. container imports remain close to record highs, yet imports to LA are falling double digits. On Thursday, the Port of Los Angeles […]


Universities’ research aims to make railroads climate resilient

September 6, 2022

California wildfires that closed down portions of the Union Pacific and BNSF train networks for days. Severe flooding in the Midwest that damaged tracks. The extreme cold temperatures of Texas in February 2021 that caused considerable service disruptions on the […]


American Robotics receives new waiver and exemption from FAA

August 31, 2022

Category: Shipping

Drones could soon be coming to your fleet. Drone systems operator American Robotics, a subsidiary of Ondas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDS), on Wednesday announced that it received a new exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration that will allow it to […]


Shipping

CMA CGM tests the waters with biofuel

September 20, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

On 29 July 2022, the 4,294 TEU CMA CGM Montoir container vessel was bunkered via ship-to-ship transfer with TotalEnergies-supplied biofuel. The biofuel is made of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) blended with 24% second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified used cooking […]


Impact & Regulations

Senators Spotlight Veterans in New CDL Bill

September 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation designed to guarantee approval of veterans benefits without delay at certain commercial driving schools was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) sponsored the bill with the aim of facilitating access to […]


Shipping

Truck Tonnage in August Surges 7.4% Year-Over-Year

September 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August surged 7.4% to 119 when measured against the same month a year ago, and on a sequential basis it rose 2.8% from July, according to American Trucking Associations. The federation’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index is dominated […]


Shipping

American Airlines rotates cargo chief again

September 19, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

American Airlines has rehired finance executive Greg Schwendinger as president of cargo, replacing Jessica Taylor, who was moved in late May to lead the company’s Integrated Operations Control Center. The cargo division at American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) is a stepping […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Department announces $1.5B for 26 highway, rail improvement projects

September 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had awarded $1.5 billion in grants to 26 projects across the county to improve highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations. The grants, part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA), […]


Shipping

FedEx Tumbles After Pulling Annual Earnings Forecast

September 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

FedEx Corp. is set to erase $11 billion in market value after withdrawing its earnings forecast on worsening business conditions, a potentially worrying sign for the global economy. The package delivery giant flagged weakness in Asia and challenges in Europe […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel dropping rapidly in futures market, outstripping declines in crude

September 15, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Diesel futures prices have made a stunning downturn in the past few days as signs of weakening demand in the U.S., rising inventories that have developed as a result and reports of Chinese exports have hit the once high-flying market. […]


Shipping

Maersk Supply Service launches fleet-wide biofuel option

September 14, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Maersk Supply Service (MSS), part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it would use biofuel across its global fleet, offering clients the option to reduce carbon emissions from offshore operations. The Denmark-based OSV owner said its new offering, ECO Offshore, uses hydrotreated […]