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Shipping

Report: Despite Automation, Qualified Transport Workers Still Needed in the Future

January 16, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Specifically, the report entitled “Transport 2040: Automation Technology Employment – the Future of Work” says that autonomous ships will not replace conventional cargo ships which could result in the loss of seafarer jobs. The task of seafarers will change to […]


Impact & Regulations

Airports hit by rising TSA staffing shortages

January 15, 2019

Via: Politico

— Day 25 of the shutdown. Closed TSA lanes clogged security lines, bogging down multiple airports over the weekend and into Monday, as the number of unscheduled absences by TSA agents asked to work without pay continues to rise. — […]


Shipping

Drewry: 2019 Another Solid Year for Container Market

January 15, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“Aside from feeder ship replenishment, there has been no reaction from other lines to HMM’s mega-ship order and as such we have greatly reduced our projected new orders for 2020 onwards,” Simon Heaney, senior manager, container research at Drewry and […]


Travel and Public transit

Greenbrier Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue as Orders Soar Nearly 70%

January 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Greenbrier Cos. reported lower net income and higher revenue for its fiscal 2019 first quarter amid strong orders for double-stack intermodal units, tank cars and heavy-duty flat cars. GBX is an international supplier of equipment and services to the […]


Impact & Regulations

Air traffic control union sues government

January 14, 2019

Via: Politico

— Some good news for furloughed and unpaid federal transportation workers came Friday as the partial government shutdown (now the longest ever) stretched into its fourth week. TSA said it will be able to pay workers for one day of […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9, 2019

Via: Wired

DRIVERS OF GASOLINE-POWERED cars have it easy. Gas stations are everywhere. Fill-ups take just a few minutes. Drivers of electric vehicles, not so much. Public charging stations are far from ubiquitous, and boosting a battery means spending at least half […]


Shipping

New maruFreight Platform to Optimize Freight Exchange

January 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The platform creates an optimal digital user experience, leveraging the latest technology and real-time information, “to increase efficiency and simplify the complex chartering process,” Antonio Brizzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of maruFreight, explained. It is designed to facilitate optimal […]


Travel and Public transit

A Third of Americans Use Ride-Hail. Uber and Lyft Need More

January 8, 2019

Via: Wired

HAVE YOU BEEN inside an Uber? How about a Lyft, or another ride-hailing service? If the answer is duh, rethink your sense of superiority. Because you’re in the minority. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

EU Calls on Italy, Spain to Align Port Taxation

January 8, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. “Ports are key infrastructure for economic growth and regional development. That is why EU State aid rules provide ample room for Member […]


Travel and Public transit

NJ TRANSIT taps new chief of rail operations

January 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

NJ TRANSIT’s board of directors approved Raymond P. Kenny as sr. VP and GM, rail operations. Kenny has nearly 50 years of railroad industry experience including serving as former acting president of the MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR). He has […]