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Travel & Public Transit

Boeing Inspects 737 Max for Fuel-Tank Debris in New Setback

February 19, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Boeing Co. is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering debris such as tools or rags left in the fuel tanks of several newly built but undelivered aircraft. The checks aren’t likely to create a new delay […]


Impact & Regulations

Tesla hacking heightens auto industry’s cybersecurity worries

February 19, 2020

Via: Politico

It’s a well-known phenomenon in the cybersecurity world that the more technology you pack into a product, the more vulnerable it is to hacking. Cars are no exception, and new research released today by the security company McAfee could raise […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airbus proposes blended wing body planes that reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

February 18, 2020

Via: TreeHugger

But would you want to sit in a plane with no windows? We have been saying for years that flying is dying, and have watched as Flygskam has become a thing, but if you read the Airbus press releases, they […]


Shipping

Liners Turn to Surcharges as Reefers Get Diverted amid Plug Shortage at Chinese Ports

February 18, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

Refrigerated containers, commonly referred to as reefers, are used for the transportation of perishable goods. When unloaded at a terminal they need to be connected to a reefer plug on shore to keep the goods refrigerated until they are picked […]


Shipping

HMM Eyes Improved Performance in 2020

February 17, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The gigantic boxships, the largest in the world, are scheduled for delivery in April when they will start their deployment in the Far East-North Europe trade as part of THE Alliance’s itinerary. “HMM will continue to secure additional cargos in […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Cruise Ship Banned over Coronavirus Fears Arrives in Cambodia

February 13, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The 82,862 GT passenger ship Westerdam departed Hong Kong on February 1, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members. It spent two weeks offshore as ports in Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and Guam banned the cruise ship from docking […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Meet With Cuomo Over New York Trusted Traveler Ban

February 12, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump will meet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss a potential compromise on the administration’s ban on state residents using programs that allow travelers to breeze through airport passport and customs checks. Cuomo, in a Feb. […]


Travel & Public Transit

A 747 Set a New Record for Crossing the Atlantic

February 11, 2020

Via: Wired

Here’s a good piece of trivia for you: What’s the fastest commercial airliner in operation? As of Sunday, the answer might be “the Boeing 747″—not bad for an airliner that first entered service 50 years ago. On Saturday evening at […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

What will Trump’s budget say on infrastructure?

February 10, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration will release its fiscal 2021 budget proposal today. Here’s what we know: The proposal includes $1 trillion for infrastructure, over the next decade, offset by savings in mandatory spending (a funding method which has been repeatedly rejected […]


Infrastructure

MBTA unveils plan to accelerate rail infrastructure projects

February 10, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Boston’s MBTA unveiled plans to accelerate infrastructure projects for several subway and commuter rail lines during calendar year 2020 to improve service, safety, and reliability on a faster timeline. The projects will include additional diversions of weekend service on all […]