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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 […]


Shipping

Port of Hamburg’s cargo volumes hit by COVID-19

August 26, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

In the first six months of 2020, seaborne cargoes loaded/discharged at its terminals totalled just 61.2 million tonnes, representing a 12 per cent downturn compared to 69.6 million tonnes reported last year. Both the main elements of throughput were hit, […]


Travel & Public Transit

American Airlines to Drop Flights to 15 Cities in October

August 20, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends. The airline blamed low demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a massive slump in air travel and […]


Shipping

COVID-19 could cost the shipping industry 40K jobs

August 18, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“COVID-19 has proven that our systems work, as we’re still able to move 85% of global value although 50% work from home”, Jensen said in a pre-interview for the Digital Container Summit set to be held online on September 3. […]


Shipping

COVID-19 outbreak hits Hong Kong container shipping port

August 17, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

According to local media outlets, the virus was most probably picked up from communal resting facilities and dormitories, where social distancing measures are difficult to implement as dozens of workers can be confined to the same place at the same […]


Shipping

Top two US ports boast strong July results

August 17, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

Terminal operators and dockworkers at the Port of Long Beach moved 753,081 cargo container units, recording the busiest month in the 109-year history and topping the record from two years ago. Trade increased by 21.1% in July compared to the […]


Vehicles

Inflation Quickened in July on Costs of Vehicles, Apparel

August 12, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. consumer prices rose in July by more than expected on a jump in auto and apparel costs, though inflation remained broadly muted as the pandemic suppressed demand. The consumer price index rose 0.6% from the prior month, following a […]


Impact & Regulations

Coronavirus relief talks paused indefinitely

August 10, 2020

Via: Politico

Talks on a new round of Covid-19 aid have fallen apart on Capitol Hill, meaning that fresh financial assistance for struggling transportation industries looks less likely by the day. That includes airlines, which have warned that they may need to […]