Liners Turn to Surcharges as Reefers Get Diverted amid Plug Shortage at Chinese Ports

February 18, 2020

Category: Shipping

Refrigerated containers, commonly referred to as reefers, are used for the transportation of perishable goods. When unloaded at a terminal they need to be connected to a reefer plug on shore to keep the goods refrigerated until they are picked […]

A 747 Set a New Record for Crossing the Atlantic

February 11, 2020

Via: Wired

Here’s a good piece of trivia for you: What’s the fastest commercial airliner in operation? As of Sunday, the answer might be “the Boeing 747″—not bad for an airliner that first entered service 50 years ago. On Saturday evening at […]

US Trade Deficit Drops for First Time in Six Years

February 5, 2020

The U.S. trade deficit fell for the first time in six years in 2019 as President Donald Trump hammered China with import taxes. The Commerce Department said Feb. 5 that the gap between what the United States sells and what […]

Shipping, Travel & Public Transit

Coronavirus Outbreak: Royal Caribbean Cancels 18 Sailings

February 14, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

Taken together, these measures have an estimated impact on the company’s financial performance for 2020 of approximately USD 0.65 per share. “While not currently planned, if the company was to cancel all of its remaining sailings in Asia through the […]

Impact & Regulations

Trucking Stakeholders Question CARB’s Zero-Emissions Plan

February 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A plan by California environmental regulators to get zero-emissions vehicles on the road as soon as possible is getting pushback from truckers and other concerned industry stakeholders. Some truckers are saying they’ve “seen this movie before” when the California Air […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Cruise Ship Banned over Coronavirus Fears Arrives in Cambodia

February 13, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The 82,862 GT passenger ship Westerdam departed Hong Kong on February 1, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members. It spent two weeks offshore as ports in Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and Guam banned the cruise ship from docking […]