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Shipping

Container-ship building spree not over yet; new orders still rising

June 27, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

For an alleged cartel that President Biden believes is deviously ripping off Americans, the container shipping oligopoly is sure doing a lousy job of managing its future capacity. The price of newbuild container ships keep rising, yet liner operators and […]


Shipping

FedEx, FourKites Announce Partnership to Improve Supply Chain

June 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

FedEx Corp. and supply chain solutions provider FourKites on June 22 announced an alliance to offer customers new, real-time data and information. The purpose is to help businesses navigate challenges, operate more efficiently and develop new growth opportunities. Without disclosing […]


Shipping

No surprise: Report finds logistics costs spiked in 2021

June 21, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The 33rd annual State of Logistics Report, the year-over-year report card of the U.S. business logistics system, confirmed empirically what everyone already knew: 2021 was nirvana or a nightmare depending on what one does for a living. Total logistics costs, […]


Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

June 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance. The Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Says Decision on Gas Tax Holiday May Come This Week

June 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden said June 20 that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” […]


Shipping

Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

June 20, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make some big decisions. […]


Vehicles

Effect of EVs on gas cars

June 16, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

According to a recent Bloomberg article, electric vehicles are taking off even faster than expected and “are eating into the transportation system and taking bigger bites every year.” Soon, it predicted, the number of gas cars globally will start to […]


Infrastructure

Railroad, Union Labor Fight Moves Toward Biden Intervention

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major railroads, including Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co., and their unions remain at an impasse after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement, a move that will likely force President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene and […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Tells US Oil Refiners Record Profits ‘Not Acceptable’

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden told U.S. oil refiners that unprecedented profit margins are unacceptable and called for “immediate action” to improve capacity as the soaring price of gasoline feeds record inflation and fears of a recession. “At a time of war, […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The top Democrats on the House transportation panel highlighted workplace safety concerns across freight rail operations shortly after the Biden administration awarded the industry grants to alleviate supply chain woes. Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Donald Payne of […]