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Impact & Regulations

Trump finally nominates an FAA chief

March 20, 2019

Via: Politico

DICKSON PICKED: Nearly 15 months after the FAA’s last permanent administrator departed, Trump nominated Steve Dickson, a former Delta Air Lines executive, to replace him. The nomination comes at a time of crisis for the agency, which is under scrutiny […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Rail Lines Cut in Flooded Midwest, Which Faces More Rain

March 19, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next […]


Shipping

Panama Canal Joins GIA for Low Carbon Shipping

March 19, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The signing ceremony inducting the waterway into the GIA took place at the Panama Maritime World Conference and Exhibition. The move was made after the Panama Canal signed a letter of agreement on March 15 officially joining this group of […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Calls on GM to ‘Bring Jobs Home’ After Ohio Plant Closing

March 18, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump said he wants an immediate start to talks between General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers, extending to a third day his calls for the carmaker and union to reopen an Ohio factory. “Get that big, […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA’s certification process under scrutiny

March 18, 2019

Via: Politico

IG INVESTIGATING FAA: The Department of Transportation’s inspector general is investigating the FAA’s approval of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to the Wall Street Journal. The inquiry will be focused on the agency’s Seattle office which certifies the safety of […]


Impact & Regulations

US Senator Introduces Bill to Repeal the Jones Act

March 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“Restricting trade between U.S. ports is a huge loss for American consumers and producers. It is long past time to repeal the Jones Act entirely so that Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren’t forced to pay higher prices for imported […]


Travel and Public transit

MBTA opens new rail station

March 12, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

State, local, and transit officials were on hand to mark the ceremonial opening of the new Blue Hill Avenue Station. “The opening of this station reaffirms the MBTA’s commitment to improve public transit in all the communities we serve,” said […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Port of Rotterdam Bracing for Operations under Brexit

March 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Additional customs formalities, required for so-called third countries, would mean more intensive passport checks and inspections, leading to longer processing times at terminals. Steps taken would allow the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to better cope with customs documents […]


Impact & Regulations

Eyes on FAA after another 737 Max crash

March 11, 2019

Via: Politico

ANOTHER 737 MAX CRASH, NOW WHAT?: Though the exact circumstances are still up in the air, another 737 Max 8 has crashed shortly after takeoff, including some similarities with up-and-down altitudes seen in a Lion Air crash many attribute to […]


Shipping

NRF: US Retail Imports Set to Drop to Annual Low

March 11, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

According to a report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, the decline would be noted as the retail industry entered its annual lull between seasons, while plans for a tariff increase were put on hold. “Now that the […]