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Shipping

Team Tankers Sells Three Units, Widens Second Quarter Loss

August 14, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

In May 2019, the company agreed to sell the 13,079 dwt Sichem Paris. The 2008-built vessel was renamed Masagana and delivered to its new owner in July. It was time-chartered back to the company for a period of two years. […]


Impact & Regulations

New FAA chief sworn in with 737 MAX front and center

August 13, 2019

Via: Politico

DICKSON LANDS AT FAA: The agency has a Senate-confirmed administrator in place for the first time in more than a year and a half after Dickson, a retired Delta Air Lines executive, was sworn in on Monday. As our Brianna […]


Vehicles

Pace to add 75 clean-diesel New Flyer buses

August 13, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

New Flyer of America Inc. announced a new contract for 75 clean-diesel, 40-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses for Chicago’s Pace Suburban Bus. The new fleet will replace older buses currently in operation, while growing Pace’s service footprint to support its […]


Vehicles

The Gyrocopter Could Be the Future’s Flying Car

August 12, 2019

Via: Wired

OF ALL THE outrageously overengineered machines James Bond has commanded over the decades, perhaps the strangest came in 1967’s You Only Live Twice, when 007 climbed into an aircraft that his friend Tiger Tanaka—and likely the audience—dismissed as “a toy […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Large Cruise Ships to Be Diverted from Venice City Center?

August 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

A plan has been proposed by Danilo Toninelli, Italy’s Transport Minister, to reroute part of large ships from the Guidecca canal, one of the major canals in the city, starting from September this year. As informed, cruise vessels might be […]


Vehicles

An Old-School Auto Supplier Is Betting on an Electric Future

August 8, 2019

Via: Wired

THE LATEST SIGN of a world gone mad for battery-powered cars comes a company few consumers know by name, but whose products millions rely on to move about their daily lives. Automotive industry supplier Continental said Wednesday that it’s cutting […]


Vehicles

Tesla Scrutinized by NHTSA Over Model 3 Safety Claims

August 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

August 6, 2019

Via: Wired

DON BURNETTE AND Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is […]


Vehicles

Now on the Used Car Lot: Great Electric Vehicles for Cheap

August 5, 2019

Via: Wired

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, […]