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Shipping

Shippers want rail service reform even if unions ratify contracts

September 22, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

While rail shippers are greatly relieved that last week’s potential strike was averted after two of the biggest rail unions reached a tentative agreement with U.S. freight railroads for a new contract, shippers are still wary about whether ratification of […]


Impact & Regulations

Former DC Transportation Director Gabe Klein to lead Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation announced Gabe Klein, former head of the Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, will take the helm of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Klein, who also served as Commissioner of the Chicago […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces agency partnerships connecting small businesses to infrastructure programs

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to help small and […]


Impact & Regulations

Five projects receive federal grants to improve safety at rail crossings

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded five projects $59 million in Commuter Authority Rail Safety Improvement program grant. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority received $12.5 million to bring three highway-railway crossings in Ventura County up to current Grade Crossing […]


Shipping

Maersk backs Clean Shipping Act

September 21, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

The bill was introduced into the U.S. Congress in July 2022 by Congressman Alan Lowenthal who represents the Port of Long Beach, one of the nation’s busiest cargo ports, and cosponsored by Congresswoman Nanette Barragán who represents the neighboring Port […]


Infrastructure

Michigan receives $104.7M for I-375 project

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the Michigan Department of Transportation a $104.7 million grant through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the I-375 project in Detroit. The goal of the project is to rebuild the Black Bottom […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Administration unveils interagency commitment to cut emissions, reduce costs

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Biden Administration announced Friday it had organized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between four federal agencies that will accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. According to the White House, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing […]


Shipping

Port of Rotterdam expanding hydrogen and CO2 transport capacity

September 20, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

The Dutch Port of Rotterdam has awarded compatriot Swietelsky Rail Benelux with a contract for the construction of a new pipeline strip along the Moezelweg to increase hydrogen and CO2 transport capacity. According to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the […]


Shipping

CMA CGM tests the waters with biofuel

September 20, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

On 29 July 2022, the 4,294 TEU CMA CGM Montoir container vessel was bunkered via ship-to-ship transfer with TotalEnergies-supplied biofuel. The biofuel is made of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) blended with 24% second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified used cooking […]


Impact & Regulations

Senators Spotlight Veterans in New CDL Bill

September 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation designed to guarantee approval of veterans benefits without delay at certain commercial driving schools was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) sponsored the bill with the aim of facilitating access to […]


Shipping

Truck Tonnage in August Surges 7.4% Year-Over-Year

September 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August surged 7.4% to 119 when measured against the same month a year ago, and on a sequential basis it rose 2.8% from July, according to American Trucking Associations. The federation’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index is dominated […]


Vehicles

Lithium Resumes Gains to Add Pressure on Automakers

September 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

After Elon Musk complained that lithium — the ubiquitous raw material needed in electric vehicle batteries — was trading at insane levels, and China’s authorities in March pushed key industry players to act, prices briefly began to cool. Now, they’re […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Department announces $1.5B for 26 highway, rail improvement projects

September 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had awarded $1.5 billion in grants to 26 projects across the county to improve highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations. The grants, part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA), […]


Shipping

DOT Awards $1.5 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Grants

September 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

More truck parking spaces in Florida and Tennessee along with supply chain improvements for Mexico’s ports of entry in California, New Mexico and Texas are among winning projects nabbing $1.5 billion in federal infrastructure grants. “Today we are announcing transformative […]


Shipping

FedEx Tumbles After Pulling Annual Earnings Forecast

September 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

FedEx Corp. is set to erase $11 billion in market value after withdrawing its earnings forecast on worsening business conditions, a potentially worrying sign for the global economy. The package delivery giant flagged weakness in Asia and challenges in Europe […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Awards Grant to Dismantle Detroit Highway

September 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Sept. 15, the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel dropping rapidly in futures market, outstripping declines in crude

September 15, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Diesel futures prices have made a stunning downturn in the past few days as signs of weakening demand in the U.S., rising inventories that have developed as a result and reports of Chinese exports have hit the once high-flying market. […]


Shipping

Imports to Los Angeles, America’s largest port, plunged 17% in August

September 15, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The Port of Los Angeles, the highest-volume container gateway in America, is diverging from the nationwide trend. U.S. container imports remain close to record highs, yet imports to LA are falling double digits. On Thursday, the Port of Los Angeles […]


Shipping

Maersk Supply Service launches fleet-wide biofuel option

September 14, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Maersk Supply Service (MSS), part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it would use biofuel across its global fleet, offering clients the option to reduce carbon emissions from offshore operations. The Denmark-based OSV owner said its new offering, ECO Offshore, uses hydrotreated […]


Infrastructure, Shipping

EU launches €5 billion call to make transport energy efficient

September 14, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

The funding — €5.12 billion — will support projects across all EU Member States along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) – the network of rail, inland waterways, ports, and roads that connects Europe. As explained, projects funded under this call […]