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Travel & Public Transit

June US Class I rail headcount flat even as volumes grow

July 27, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

June employment levels at the U.S. operations of the Class I railroads were roughly flat with May, growing 0.8% amid a 21% growth in U.S. rail volumes. Headcount at Class I U.S. rail operations totaled 115,931 employees in June, according […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airports in West Deal With Shortage of Jet Fuel

July 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of […]


Shipping

Containers continue to triumph

July 22, 2021

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

The Container market continues to impress with record breaking rates and ordering never seen before. Olivia Watkins, Head Cargo Analyst takes us through what has been happening with orders, transactions, values, rates and trade for the first half of 2021 […]


Shipping

Preferred stock in the shipping sector

July 22, 2021

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

There has been an increasing trend for private equity investments in the shipping sector to take the form of preferred stock in either publicly listed or private companies, rather than through a more traditional method of establishing a joint venture […]


Vehicles

6 ways truckers can spot potential severe storms

July 21, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

How can drivers determine if dark clouds on the horizon may signal severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, hail or powerful winds? Detecting severe storms often requires sophisticated equipment, but truckers can use their senses to make a close prediction […]


Shipping

Disruption caused by flooding to European railway networks

July 20, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Railway operators and transport companies have released further information on the extent of system disruptions following the flooding events last week in Germany and Belgium. The North Sea Mediterranean corridor has been disrupted. Infrabel published an overview of the affected […]


Shipping

Container shipping faces the brunt of new European emissions rules

July 20, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Maritime is having to contend with the splintering of environmental regulations following last week’s proposal by the European Commission of a cap and trade system for shipping emissions. Analysis carried by Splash today shows that of the three main shipping […]


Impact & Regulations

Safety panel: Government conflict on pay rules hurts driver retention

July 19, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A long-standing gap between how the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor view driver wages must be bridged before the trucking industry will have a shot at curing its chronic driver retention problem, according to a […]


Shipping

International Seaways officially becomes 2nd largest US-listed tanker company

July 16, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

Following the completion of the transaction, International Seaways is now the second-largest U.S.-listed tanker company by vessel count with over 100 vessels and the third-largest by deadweight, aggregating approximately 11.3 million dwt. As informed, the combined company will continue to […]


Shipping

Container congestion registered in every corner of the planet

July 14, 2021

Via: Splash 247

The state of global container congestion continues to roil supply chains right across the world. Exclusive data from maritime intelligence service eeSea shows the world’s most congested box spots, ranking all ports by the sum of mainline vessels either in […]