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6 ways truckers can spot potential severe storms

July 21, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

How can drivers determine if dark clouds on the horizon may signal severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, hail or powerful winds? Detecting severe storms often requires sophisticated equipment, but truckers can use their senses to make a close prediction […]


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Disruption caused by flooding to European railway networks

July 20, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Railway operators and transport companies have released further information on the extent of system disruptions following the flooding events last week in Germany and Belgium. The North Sea Mediterranean corridor has been disrupted. Infrabel published an overview of the affected […]


Shipping

Container shipping faces the brunt of new European emissions rules

July 20, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Maritime is having to contend with the splintering of environmental regulations following last week’s proposal by the European Commission of a cap and trade system for shipping emissions. Analysis carried by Splash today shows that of the three main shipping […]


Impact & Regulations

Safety panel: Government conflict on pay rules hurts driver retention

July 19, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A long-standing gap between how the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor view driver wages must be bridged before the trucking industry will have a shot at curing its chronic driver retention problem, according to a […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA announces Request for Information on high-priority transit safety concerns

July 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it would be posting a Request for Information (RFI) to get feedback from transit riders and transit agencies to identify high-priority safety concerns so the agency can better address […]


Vehicles

DOT Officials Offer Overview of Automated Vehicle Testing

July 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Commercial trucking operations are included in the slew of connected and automated vehicle testing activities the federal government is currently pursuing. Kevin Dopart, program manager for connected vehicle safety and automation at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems […]


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International Seaways officially becomes 2nd largest US-listed tanker company

July 16, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

Following the completion of the transaction, International Seaways is now the second-largest U.S.-listed tanker company by vessel count with over 100 vessels and the third-largest by deadweight, aggregating approximately 11.3 million dwt. As informed, the combined company will continue to […]


Impact & Regulations

US Senate Confirms Senior Transportation Nominee, Others Await Consideration

July 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A nominee for a senior policy post at the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate while other DOT nominees await votes before the full chamber or in committee. The Senate easily confirmed Carlos Monje as […]


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Container congestion registered in every corner of the planet

July 14, 2021

Via: Splash 247

The state of global container congestion continues to roil supply chains right across the world. Exclusive data from maritime intelligence service eeSea shows the world’s most congested box spots, ranking all ports by the sum of mainline vessels either in […]


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Seanergy seals $31m financing for capesize pair and new charter for upcoming vessel

July 14, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Greek capesize owner Seanergy Maritime has secured a fixed-rate time charter deal with an existing US commodity trading charterer and concluded the financing of two of its new acquisitions through a sale and leaseback agreement with a Chinese financial institution. […]