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Impact & Regulations

Singapore’s EU ETS liabilities of €330 million can accelerate green shipping initiatives

April 10, 2024

Via: Container News

Singapore-registered vessels will be required to contribute a significant €330 million (US$355 million)m share of Asian shipping’s total emissions liabilities under the EU ETS, underlining the importance of the Lion City as a key maritime hub for both global trade […]


Impact & Regulations

Pennsylvania announces $20M for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

April 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announce it had received $20 million in federal funding for building out the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The money, part of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding, will build out […]


Impact & Regulations

X-Press Feeders, 6 European ports to create green shipping corridors

April 5, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

The landmark agreement was signed with the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, the Port of Tallinn, the Port of Helsinki, the Port of HaminaKotka, Freeport of Riga and Klaipeda Port. Through this MOU, X-Press Feeders and the participating ports will pool resources […]


Impact & Regulations

FRA issues ruling on size of train crews

April 4, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently issued a final rule that establishes minimum safety requirements, stipulating a second crewmember on all trains. The final rule codifies train crew staffing rules at a federal level, and closes a loophole that allowed […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden administration acknowledges ‘challenge’ with new truck emissions rule

March 29, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

The Biden administration acknowledged that its aggressive push to decarbonize trucking will be costly — but that the federal government will be here to help. “The overarching challenge is aligning the market-driven desire from fleets to adopt zero-emission freight vehicles […]


Impact & Regulations

Delaware Transportation Department launches road safety campaign

March 27, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently launched a safety campaign designed to increase awareness of the increased number of road crashes and fatalities and encourage safe travel on all modes of transportation. “The department is continually working to make […]


Impact & Regulations

How China skirts tariffs into the US

March 26, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

In Maersk’s press release last week about a new warehousing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, one line stood out. It was sandwiched between a list of value-added services offered and a paragraph about the facility’s sustainable energy practices and certifications. “Alternatively, […]


Impact & Regulations

Why data standardization is key to streamlined logistics

March 22, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Recently I wrote about the role of unified supply chain platforms, which enable convergence and help companies navigate the complex global market. The reality is that to streamline the supply chain, it requires not just unification of the technologies used […]


Impact & Regulations

Pennsylvania officials push transit budget proposal

March 20, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania state transportation officials and an operator from rabbittransit, a Pennsylvania regional public transportation provider, recently spoke about how Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal to invest in transit agencies would benefit Pennsylvanians. The proposal would invest an additional $282.8 million […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

New FRA grants will support intercity passenger rail service

March 18, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said it had awarded nearly $1 million in grants to support multi-state and regional passenger rail service efforts. The $900,000 in Interstate Rail Compacts (IRC) Grants, part of the […]


Impact & Regulations

Hanwha sets up new division to build eco-friendly fuel engines

March 6, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

As explained, the company will leverage Hanwha Engine’s experience in marine engine production and the synergy among Hanwha affiliates to develop and commercialize eco-friendly fuel engines. Specifically, it plans to actively develop and commercialize ships powered by eco-friendly fuels, including […]


Impact & Regulations

Electric school buses are gaining traction in Bay Area schools

February 27, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

It was seven years ago that Matthew Belasco started worrying about the health of students riding the bus at Pittsburg Unified in California. As he watched hundreds of youth pile onto the big yellow vehicles each day, his eyes focused […]


Impact & Regulations

New Jersey law disrupts carrier insurance market

February 20, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

The top three carrier expenses are fuel, maintenance and insurance – things that are crucial to the success of a trucking company but that have seen a drastic uptick in cost the past few years. A new law in New […]


Impact & Regulations

Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year’s autoworkers strike

February 15, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Last fall’s contentious United Auto Workers’ strike changed Ford’s relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford’s top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global […]


Impact & Regulations

The Whac-A-Mole reality of autonomous trucking regulations

February 2, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

If you thought last year’s veto of a Teamsters-backed ban on heavy-duty autonomous trucking in California put the issue to rest, think again. While 23 states allow at least testing of driverless trucking, emerging challenges resemble the arcade game Whac-A-Mole. […]


Impact & Regulations

Departing US road safety chief says agency has the people and knowhow to regulate high-tech vehicles

January 30, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In the past 15 months, no one has been more responsible for safety on the nation’s roads than Ann Carlson. For much of that time she has served as acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where she […]


Impact & Regulations

New Mexico completes truck parking initiative

January 30, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) recently completed a $2.7 million truck parking initiative along Interstate 10. “NMDOT is excited to implement this first-of-its-kind system in New Mexico and is committed to finding and implementing technology to support safety […]


Impact & Regulations

Pennsylvania awards $39.6M to replace diesel trucks

January 29, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded more than $39.6 million in 2022-2023 Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Pilot grants to 16 applicants for the replacement of diesel-fueled fleets with zero-emission vehicles. The grant program was created to […]


Impact & Regulations

FHWA awards $729M for natural disasters, weather damage to roads and bridges

January 25, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) said it was providing more than $729 million to help states and territories repair and rebuild roads and bridges damaged due to natural disasters and extreme weather events. The […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. senators introduce bipartisan evacuation planning legislation

January 19, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would help state and local governments improve emergency evacuation plans. The Emergency Vehicle and Community (EVAC) Planning Act, S. 3605, would require the U.S. Department of […]