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Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Large Cruise Ships to Be Diverted from Venice City Center?

August 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

A plan has been proposed by Danilo Toninelli, Italy’s Transport Minister, to reroute part of large ships from the Guidecca canal, one of the major canals in the city, starting from September this year. As informed, cruise vessels might be […]


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Product Tanker, Ocean Self-Unloader Segments Boost Algoma’s Earnings

August 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Algoma’s net earnings rose to CAD 22.1 million (USD 16.7 million) in Q2 2019 from CAD 14.4 million (USD 10.9 million) seen in the corresponding period a year earlier. As explained, profit was higher as a result of a rise […]


Shipping

NRF: Retail Imports Remain at Near-Record Levels Despite Tariffs

August 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“Even with virtually everything American imports from China soon to be subject to tariffs, it isn’t quick or easy for retailers to change their supply chains,” Jonathan Gold, NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, said. “That means […]


Vehicles

An Old-School Auto Supplier Is Betting on an Electric Future

August 8, 2019

Via: Wired

THE LATEST SIGN of a world gone mad for battery-powered cars comes a company few consumers know by name, but whose products millions rely on to move about their daily lives. Automotive industry supplier Continental said Wednesday that it’s cutting […]


Shipping

Breaking Wave Injures Four Aboard Bulk Carrier

August 8, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The vessel alerted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Port Elizabeth duty crew, who rendezvoused with the bulker aboard sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft. On the arrival of the sea rescue craft, the injured seafarers were treated by an […]


Vehicles

Tesla Scrutinized by NHTSA Over Model 3 Safety Claims

August 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

August 6, 2019

Via: Wired

DON BURNETTE AND Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is […]


Vehicles

Now on the Used Car Lot: Great Electric Vehicles for Cheap

August 5, 2019

Via: Wired

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, […]


Shipping

Maersk Plunges as Investors Dump Trade Icon on Trump’s Tweets

August 2, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Shares in A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container shipping line, plunged the most in two months after President Donald Trump escalated his trade war against China. The stock of the Danish company, which handles about a fifth of the […]