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Shipping

Port of Oakland Strives for Zero-Emission Future

June 19, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, was approved by port commissioners last week. The 259-page plan envisions zero-emission operations in the future, calling for changes in equipment, operations, fuels and infrastructure at the seaport. The […]


Infrastructure

New AI system manages road infrastructure via Google Street View

June 18, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

The fully-automated system is trained using AI-powered object detection to identify street signs in the freely available images. Municipal authorities currently spend large amounts of time and money monitoring and recording the geolocation of traffic infrastructure manually, a task which […]


Vehicles

Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs

June 18, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

These authors found that the employment loss among U.S. truck drivers will be significantly less than the 2-3 million reported by some media accounts. They found that three factors attributed to the inflation of this report: The count of truck […]


Shipping

Maersk Eyes Northern Sea Route Collaboration with Atomflot

June 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“We have experienced a growing demand for transport of goods from Far East to West Russia, which we are currently exploring the possibilities of offering together with Atomflot,” a spokesperson of Maersk told World Maritime News. The shipping giant further […]


Travel & Public Transit

Bombardier safety system to prevent light rail collision, overspeed

June 12, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier Transportation unveiled its new safety system for urban light rail vehicles at the UITP Global Public Transportation Summit in Stockholm. Called COMPAS (Collision and Overspeed Monitoring and Prevention Assistance System), the technology was developed in cooperation with Bombardier Transportation’s […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Approves $200 Million for Roads and Bridges in Cities

June 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an infrastructure bill providing funds for road and bridge projects in every city and town in the state. The legislation, known as “an act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges,” authorizes $200 million […]


Vehicles

Lyft is rebranding its bikeshare service and launching new electric bikes

June 11, 2019

Via: The Verge

Lyft is launching new electric-assist bicycles for its Bay Area bikeshare programs and giving them a new name. Instead of Ford GoBike, the program is now called Bay Wheels. The move comes less than a week after Lyft sued San […]


Vehicles

Why electric cars won’t save us: There are not enough resources to build them

June 10, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

TreeHugger previously covered the UK Committee on Climate Change report, and complained that that it was too much business as usual, particularly with its suggestion that electric cars could replace all the ICE (internal combustion engine) powered cars in the […]


Shipping

Shipping Industry Seeks Urgent Action against Gulf of Guinea Piracy

June 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“The high level of piracy and armed robbery attacks in the Gulf of Guinea is not acceptable. Yet it is happening every day and this is not business as usual. We need to take urgent action now,” Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Administration Bans Cuba Cruise Ship Port Calls

June 5, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Under the newly announced changes, meant to tighten the economic pressure on the Cuban government, the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including cruise ships and yachts, and private and corporate aircraft. […]