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Vehicles

Electric, Automated Trucks Offer Glimpse of Industry’s Future at CES

January 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Amid a sea of gadgets, drones, robots and virtual reality demos, commercial trucking carved out a significant niche for itself here at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology event. Electric powered and automated trucks provided […]


Shipping

Chevron Launches Three New Very Large Crude Carriers

January 11, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Splashed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea, the ships in question are Houston Voyager, Pascagoula Voyager and San Ramon Voyager. The 318,000 dwt vessels feature a length of 336 meters and a width of 60 […]


Infrastructure

Even in Shutdown, Pelosi and House Democrats’ Legislative Priorities Include Infrastructure

January 10, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Funding infrastructure projects transportation officials and freight executives around the country agree are badly needed for reducing congestion and to boost regional economies was high on the list of priorities for the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. […]


Shipping

Shipping Industry Calls for Adoption of the Clune Report

January 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the Committee is scheduled to vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment on January 10. The shipping industry currently faces a mosaic of different information requirements and a costly array […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9, 2019

Via: Wired

DRIVERS OF GASOLINE-POWERED cars have it easy. Gas stations are everywhere. Fill-ups take just a few minutes. Drivers of electric vehicles, not so much. Public charging stations are far from ubiquitous, and boosting a battery means spending at least half […]


Shipping

New maruFreight Platform to Optimize Freight Exchange

January 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The platform creates an optimal digital user experience, leveraging the latest technology and real-time information, “to increase efficiency and simplify the complex chartering process,” Antonio Brizzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of maruFreight, explained. It is designed to facilitate optimal […]


Travel and Public transit

A Third of Americans Use Ride-Hail. Uber and Lyft Need More

January 8, 2019

Via: Wired

HAVE YOU BEEN inside an Uber? How about a Lyft, or another ride-hailing service? If the answer is duh, rethink your sense of superiority. Because you’re in the minority. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

EU Calls on Italy, Spain to Align Port Taxation

January 8, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. “Ports are key infrastructure for economic growth and regional development. That is why EU State aid rules provide ample room for Member […]


Travel and Public transit

NJ TRANSIT taps new chief of rail operations

January 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

NJ TRANSIT’s board of directors approved Raymond P. Kenny as sr. VP and GM, rail operations. Kenny has nearly 50 years of railroad industry experience including serving as former acting president of the MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR). He has […]


Impact & Regulations

Norwegian Maritime Authority: New Legislation in Fjords to Enter into Force in February

January 7, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Originally planned for January 1, 2019, the entry into force of the new legislation is now scheduled for the end of February 2019. This is due to the fact that the consultation has to comply with the EU time limit […]