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Impact & Regulations, Shipping

British Ports ‘Cautiously’ Welcome Brexit Deal

October 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Under the new deal, Northern Ireland will remain part of the UK’s customs territory but also an entry point into the EU’s customs zone. Commenting on the withdrawal agreement, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the BPA, said: “We cautiously welcome […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Ship Owner, Operator Fined USD 1.8 Mn for Covering Up Vessel Oil Pollution

October 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Vessel owner Nederland Shipping Company and operator Chartworld Shipping Company pled guilty on October 15 in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, to failing to notify the US Coast Guard of a hazardous condition on one of their vessels and to […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Mack Truck Workers Begin Strike at Plants in 3 States

October 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Oct. 13 at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning at the […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Reaches Partial Deal with China, Delays Tariffs

October 14, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the U.S. President, Donald Trump, said that the deal with China means that “they will immediately start buying very large quantity of our agricultural product, not wait until the deal is signed over the next 3 or 4 weeks.” […]


Impact & Regulations

GM Losing Patience With UAW Over Nearly Monthlong Strike

October 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co.’s chief labor negotiator suggested the United Auto Workers is dragging its feet in responding to the automaker’s latest contract offer in a show of frustration with a strike that’s lumbering toward the one-month mark. GM made a […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Hyundai Heavy Obtains Second USCG BWMS Type Approval

October 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The approval is for the company’s EcoBallast BWMS which consists of filtration with UV treatment during uptake and discharge. This is the 22nd certificate issued by the Coast Guard so far and the second one obtained by HHI. In October […]


Impact & Regulations

New Boeing whistleblower catches attention on Capitol Hill

October 3, 2019

Via: Politico

ANOTHER BOEING WHISTLEBLOWER COMES FORWARD: The company sidelined a safety system on the 737 MAX to save money, according to a senior engineer’s complaint reported by The New York Times on Wednesday. According to the story, Curtis Ewbank said that […]


Impact & Regulations

Driver Health Hinges on Accessibility, Panelists Say

October 2, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

DALLAS — Improving accessibility — to medical care, good food options, proper facilities and useful information — can help drivers address many of the health issues that affect them, according to wellness experts. The sedentary nature of truck driving can […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Sanctions on COSCO Companies Hit US-Listed Teekay

October 1, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The sanctions were imposed on COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co. As explained by Teekay, COSCO Dalian is a direct 50% shareholder in China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (CLNG). CLNG was […]


Impact & Regulations

The Dangers of Delaying FAA Modernization

September 27, 2019

Via: Wired

Last month, during his swearing-in remarks as the new administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Stephen Dickson promised to “ensure our aviation system maintains its proper place leading the world in both safety and operational performance.” That’s a noble charge, […]