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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 […]


Shipping

Shipping Costs Are Soaring as LNG Vessels Drop Out of Service

October 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The cost of chartering a liquefied natural gas vessel on the short-term market has jumped the most since at least 2013. The day rate for a standard tanker east of the Suez Canal jumped 57% in the week to Oct. […]


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 […]


Shipping

VV: Growth of Large LNG Sector to Continue into 2020

October 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The sector is being driven by increasing demand as more countries prioritize LNG as an energy source, replacing oil and coal, combined with increasing supply as more projects continue to come online. China is at the forefront of this growth […]


Vehicles

UPS Invests $450 Million in CNG Trucks, Stations

October 9, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. announced it will spend $450 million to add 6,000 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas as well as supporting infrastructure beginning next year. It is the largest multiyear commitment UPS has made to date for alternative fuel vehicles. […]


Shipping

BDO: Shipping Confidence Drops as Trade Wars Intensify

October 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Yet owners, charterers and managers were more confident than they were at the time of the previous survey in May 2019. The average confidence level recorded by the survey in the three months to end-August 2019 was 5.8 out of […]


Vehicles

Bollinger’s Electric Pickup and SUV Are Made for the Mud

October 8, 2019

Via: Wired

More than a decade into the modern age of electric driving, the auto industry has brought batteries to just about every kind of car. Depending on your taste and means, you can take home a city runabout, a startling sports […]


Vehicles

Future intent: Would you let an automated car do the driving?

October 8, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

QUT researchers in Brisbane, Australia, have released the results of two new studies that looked at drivers’ willingness to one day embrace automated vehicle technology. Associate Professor Ioni Lewis from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) was […]


Shipping

K Line to Start Research on Shipping Market Using AI

October 7, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The company added that the purpose of this research is to estimate maritime logistics by combining data and technology, and to explore the possibility of developing predictive models with high accuracy. “The shipping market is one of the more difficult […]


Shipping

Europe’s Largest Port Now Ready for Larger Ships

October 7, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

One of the busiest waterways in the Netherlands has been deepened by a meter and a half across a distance of 25 kilometers. The EUR 70 million (USD 76.9 million) undertaking was kicked off in March 2018 with the aim […]