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Vehicles

EU, US Set Up Task Force to Resolve Electric Vehicle Feud

October 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. and the European Union have set up a task force tasked with resolving a dispute over electric vehicle batteries that the EU says would discriminate against manufacturers in the 27-nation bloc and break World Trade Organization rules. Under […]


Vehicles

Toyota Invests in EV Battery Production in US, Japan

August 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota is investing $5.6 billion in Japan and the U.S. to boost production of batteries for electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker said Aug. 31. Production is set to start between 2024 and 2026. In Japan, $3 billion will go into […]


Shipping

Zipline adds to US drone delivery footprint with North Carolina expansion

June 28, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Less than a week after securing a Part 135 air carrier certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, drone delivery firm Zipline is putting its new credentials to work. The Bay Area-based company on Tuesday announced its commercial expansion into North […]


Impact & Regulations

Road Deaths Surged in US Even as Driving Fell in First Quarter

September 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Traffic fatalities grew 10.5% in the first three months of the year even as overall driving declined, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which cited speeding and other risky behaviors that emerged when the pandemic reduced the number […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

US House Highway Bill Includes $1 Billion in Truck Parking Grants

June 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Funding to expand parking facilities for truck drivers around the country is included in comprehensive highway policy legislation expected before the U.S. House of Representatives during the week of June 28. The highway bill’s provision, championed by Rep. Mike Bost […]


Infrastructure

FreightWaves Classics: Federal Highway Administration supports US road system

June 17, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation that is focused on highway transportation. The FHWA supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the national highway system as well […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US: Firms Given Time to Wind Down Business with COSCO Units

October 25, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The waiver, issues on October 24, allows “maintenance or wind down of transactions” and is valid until December 20. This includes offloading non-Iranian crude oil involving COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. Ltd, according to a notice from the department’s Office […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Reaches Partial Deal with China, Delays Tariffs

October 14, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the U.S. President, Donald Trump, said that the deal with China means that “they will immediately start buying very large quantity of our agricultural product, not wait until the deal is signed over the next 3 or 4 weeks.” […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Sanctions on COSCO Companies Hit US-Listed Teekay

October 1, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The sanctions were imposed on COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co. As explained by Teekay, COSCO Dalian is a direct 50% shareholder in China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (CLNG). CLNG was […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Sanctions COSCO Companies over Iran Trade

September 26, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co. were determined by the Secretary of State to meet the criteria for the imposition of sanctions. It was further stated that the sanctions applied only […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Sanctions Four More Vessels for Venezuela Ties

September 25, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the U.S. Treasury said that the latest measures include Cyprus-headquartered Caroil Transport Marine, and the three vessels that the company operates, as well as the Panama-based Trocana World Inc., Tovase Development Corp and Bluelane Overseas SA, the registered owner […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Seeks to Block Release of Grace 1 in Gibraltar

August 15, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the authorities have made a last-minute application to block the release of the tanker, that was seized in waters off Gibraltar by the UK in early July under suspicion of violating EU sanctions and transferring oil to Syria. The […]


Infrastructure

US to Inject USD 292 Mn into Its Ports

June 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. “This major investment in the Port […]


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. […]


Shipping

Moody’s: Latest China Tariffs to Negatively Impact Port, LNG Sectors

May 24, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

On May 13, China announced an increase in retaliatory tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US as part of the escalating trade dispute between the two countries. The tariffs will jump to 20%-25%, effective June 1, from […]


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 […]


Shipping

US Container Imports Still Strong as Tariff Increase Approaches

February 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have dipped since peaks seen last fall but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett […]


Shipping

US Strengthens Role as World’s Top Ethane Exporter

February 6, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The United States became the world’s top exporter of ethane in 2015, surpassing Norway, the only other country to ship ethane internationally. In 2014 and 2015, all U.S. ethane shipments went to Canada, but in 2018 the country sent ethane […]


Shipping

Volume Growth Continues at Nation’s Ports as US, China Resume Trade Talks

December 27, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The nation’s ports continued to see steady growth in November cargo volume, as shippers moved goods to the United States from overseas in advance of the holiday shopping season and rushed to get cargo stateside ahead of expected tariffs on […]


Shipping

BIMCO: US Crude Oil Exports to China Dropped to Zero in August

October 9, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Even though crude oil was left out from the recent wave of tit-for-tat tariffs between the duo, the country’s seaborne exports of crude oil to China dropped to zero in August. In 2017, Chinese imports accounted to 23% of total […]