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What Q4 and Beyond Have in Store for Transportation

September 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The outlook for transportation and logistics in the fourth quarter focuses on the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the impending shopping season. Panelists on Sept. 29 shared their insights as part of a series of discussions […]


Shipping

Surprise Cargo Surge Could Surpass Last Year’s Holiday Period

November 16, 2020

Via: gCaptain

Freight carriers including container shippers and cargo airlines say global demand is building toward a seasonal peak that could outstrip last year’s as more consumers shop online to overcome coronavirus curbs. Overall, container volumes may dip just 2% in 2020 […]


Shipping

IMO will list all ports where crew change is possible

November 12, 2020

Via: Splash 247

Among the outcomes from the virtual meeting this week of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) delegates have approved plans to get the UN agency to include a public list of all ports where crew changes are […]


Travel & Public Transit

CDC: US cruise ships can resume sailing with phased approach

November 2, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

This follows a No Sail Order for cruise ships originally issued by CDC earlier in March this year in an effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships. CDC wanted to extend the No Sail Order until February, […]


Impact & Regulations

Senators Laud Freight Rail Industry

October 22, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

As they advocated for additional emergency aid for transportation stakeholders, the leadership of a Senate committee touted freight railroads’ role during the coronavirus pandemic. Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) emphasized the industry’s role in maintaining operations across supply chains […]


Impact & Regulations

September Tonnage Down Year-Over-Year, but Rebounds After August Decline

October 20, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in September declined a seasonally adjusted 2.7% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year declines, American Trucking Associations said Oct. 20. However, when measured month-to-month, the index increased 6.7% in September, after declining […]


Shipping

Western Australia: COVID-19 cases discovered on another 2 international ships

October 19, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

Last week, Western Australia’s Department of Health confirmed a positive case on the Al Messilah, a Kuwait-flagged livestock carrier. On 19 October, another 24 of the remaining 51 crewmembers onboard the 14,201 dwt Al Messilah tested positive for coronavirus. “These […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

US senators introduce bill to enable resumption of cruising

September 21, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

As informed, the bill will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom

September 9, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday hires, a slight increase from […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airlines Are Removing Seats to Make Space for Cargo

September 3, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Cargo, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom. The grounding of passenger planes at a time of increased demand for everything from medical supplies to iPhones […]