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Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airlines united against hypothetical distancing mandate

May 28, 2020

Via: Politico

Airlines are united against any federal social distancing requirements, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. The latest effort came Wednesday from a trade group representing ultra low-cost carriers like Frontier and Spirit, which urged DOT to push back on “any federal regulatory […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airports, airlines split over temperature checks

May 27, 2020

Via: Politico

The Airports Council International is warning that screening passengers for coronavirus symptoms at airports could create crowding and long lines, which “would be counterproductive in terms of physical distancing, and also create unnecessary concerns about the safety of the aviation […]


Travel & Public Transit

Thousands of Cruise Ship Crew Members Stranded at Sea

April 3, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) estimates that around 314 out of 385 cruise ships that are owned and operated by the major cruise lines are currently laid up. Many of the vessels have hundreds of seafarers onboard as governments […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airlines Use Empty Passenger Jets to Ease the Cargo Crunch

March 17, 2020

Via: Wired

As the novel coronavirus speeds around the world, airlines have responded to travel restrictions and plummeting demand by canceling flights, grounding fleets, and shuttering terminals. But Monday afternoon, Delta said it’s putting an unspecified number of passenger jets back in […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airlines feeling the heat

March 11, 2020

Via: Politico

Airlines remain under financial pressure as the coronavirus-caused travel slump worsens. New numbers out Tuesday show a sharp decline in business travel, which has an outsized impact on airline profits, industry analysts told your host. The airlines are faulting the […]


Shipping, Travel & Public Transit

Coronavirus Outbreak: Royal Caribbean Cancels 18 Sailings

February 14, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

Taken together, these measures have an estimated impact on the company’s financial performance for 2020 of approximately USD 0.65 per share. “While not currently planned, if the company was to cancel all of its remaining sailings in Asia through the […]


Shipping

Panama Canal, AMP Upgrade Maritime Single Window

November 4, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Launched in 2017, VUMPA is an online platform that automates information-sharing between Panamanian agencies involved in processing the reception and departure of ships, streamlining international maritime transportation at Panamanian ports. Core updates to VUMPA aim to improve the accuracy of […]


Shipping

Ulstein: SunStone Orders One More Expedition Cruise Vessel

October 5, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The ship is scheduled for delivery in August 2020, according to Norway-based Ulstein. This is the first of nine options under the design and equipment contract for X-BOW ship signed between Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and SunStone in 2017. […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

July 24, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan. The […]


Impact & Regulations

Mexico Is Said to Push for NAFTA Agreement by End of August

July 23, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people […]