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Ship repair gets the Airbnb treatment

January 15, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Newport Shipping has unveiled an online portal designed to ease the complexities of ship repair and retrofit works. Digitalisation is making its mark in the shipping sector, with many bespoke online tools now being utilised daily to operate and manage […]


Shipping

Surging Shipping Rates Pose New Headwind for Global Economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery just as soaring freight rates make it harder for businesses to weather another year like 2020. […]


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Shell Unit Named Singapore’s Top Marine Fuel Supplier of 2020

January 14, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Shell Plc’s Singapore bunkering unit, Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd, moved up a notch to be the top marine fuel supplier in the world’s biggest ship refuelling hub in 2020, official data showed, while the overall number of suppliers steadied […]


Impact & Regulations

US Diesel Stockpiles Swell as Global Fuel Demand Falters

January 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The world’s appetite for U.S. diesel is falling, leaving stockpiles of the fuel at their highest level since early October. The increased supply, combined with swelling inventory of gasoline, threatens to stifle the oil industry recovery that began with the […]


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Maersk, The Ocean Cleanup extend partnership for three more years

January 13, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

The organization’s mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. To achieve this goal, they aim to stop the inflow via rivers and clean up what has already accumulated in the ocean. Its ultimate goal […]


Travel & Public Transit

FreightWaves Classics: Exploring the history of U.S. railroads

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

As profiled in an earlier Flashback Friday article, the railroad was first developed in Great Britain. Although they developed later in the United States than in England, wooden railroads were also built in the American colonies. These early railroads used […]


Vehicles

California governor proposes $1.5B for clean transportation

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2021-22 budget, calling for $1.5 billion to be invested in clean trucks, buses and cars, as well as infrastructure to fuel those vehicles. This proposal, announced last Friday, follows the governor’s September […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $173M grant for Indiana rail project

January 11, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday that it would be providing $173 million in grant funding for a second track project in northwest Indiana. The FTA said it had reached a grant agreement with the […]


Shipping

U.S. Labels Houthis Terrorists After Attacks on Oil Tankers

January 11, 2021

Via: gCaptain

The U.S. has classified Yemen’s Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization following a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Red Sea and as Washington seeks to increase pressure on Iran in the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency. […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airlines reinstate collection of federal excise tax for air cargo

January 8, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Airlines operating in the U.S. are once again collecting the federal excise tax on freight shipments that were suspended for most of last year to help the industry survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The $2.2 trillion economic […]