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Impact & Regulations

Cybercrime: Yes, It Can Happen to Your Fleet

December 7, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Cyberattacks have become one of the top risks facing U.S. businesses, and trucking and logistics companies are no exception. Despite the increasing sophistication of these attacks, it’s still tempting to dismiss the threat — to think it’ll never happen to […]


Shipping

Transpacific Volumes to Soften despite China-US Truce

December 7, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, and President Xi Jinping of China on December 1 agreed to postpone the further 25% tariffs on Chinese imports to the US for 90 days to allow a broader trade agreement between […]


Travel and Public transit

Luxembourg Announces Plan To Become First Country To Make All Public Transportation Free

December 6, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of cars, Luxembourg has announced its plan to become the first country in the world to make all its public transportation free. The European country’s recently re-elected coalition government […]


Shipping

Royal Caribbean to Build New Cruise Terminal at Port of Galveston for Larger Ships

December 6, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Port of Galveston has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on the development and operation of a new cruise terminal. The long-term lease negotiations could lead to a 60-year transaction: a 20-year initial term […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates

December 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump’s administration is recommending the U.S. Postal Service raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such as Amazon.com. A Trump-appointed commission on Dec. 4 released recommendations for the rate increase, which an administration […]


Vehicles

Waymo’s So-Called Robo-Taxi Launch Reveals a Brutal Truth

December 5, 2018

Via: Wired

Waymo, the frontrunner in the self-driving car industry, today announces the moment everyone has been waiting for: It is officially “launching” a robo-taxi service in Chandler, Arizona, wherein riders will use an app to hail the vehicles to take them […]


Vehicles

May Mobility’s Not-So-Sexy Plan to Win at Self-Driving Cars

December 4, 2018

Via: Wired

ARIEL MOORE EXHALED sharply and lifted her arms to the sky. “I have arrived alive!” she said to no one in particular. “I have arrived alive!” This should not be notable. Moore just took a half-mile ride in a six-seat […]


Shipping

NYK Rolls Out Digital Ship Management Platform

December 4, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Named NiBiKi, the platform digitalizes applications, approval, and operation workflow within the safety management system. By following the instructions and inputting appropriate information in provided forms, crews can correctly apply for approval, and that information can be automatically recorded, thus […]


Shipping

TOP Ships Seals USD 92.5 Mn Sale and Leaseback Deal

December 3, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Greek shipowner TOP Ships has concluded the USD 92.5 million financial deal for two Suezmax newbuilds under construction at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. The deal with an undisclosed Chinese leasing company was announced in September this year. […]


Vehicles

Porsche Wants You to Use Maps for Exploration—Not Navigation

December 3, 2018

Via: Wired

WHEREVER THE FUTURE of driving leads us, Porsche is sure of one thing: We’re going to need some excellent maps. And not just for navigation, either. That’s why Porsche is announcing today a collaboration with open source mapping platform Mapbox. […]