Intermodal

Antwerp, Duisburg Ports to Upgrade Rly Link

  The Port of Antwerp and duisport are intensifying their cooperation as the Port of Antwerp will participate in the existing rail shuttle service connecting the two ports.

Thousands Evacuated After Freight Train Derails, Catches Fire

A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire in Blount County, Tennessee, on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of more than 5,000 people,

KPA: Striking Mombasa Port Workers Must Return by Friday

The Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday striking workers at the Mombasa port should resume work by Friday morning or lose their jobs, and that normal activities

Confidence Low in Shipping Idustry

 Confidence levels in the global shipping market have fallen to a seven-year low as a glut of cargo ships, weak freight rates and excess liquidity continue to batter the industry,

Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs

More than 2,000 workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will

S. African Competition Watchdog Fines Japanese Shipping Firm

South Africa's competition watchdog has recommended Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd (NYK) pay a 104 million rand ($8.5 million) penalty

Environmentalists: California Oil Train Risks Worse in Minority Areas

Californians most exposed to the risks of oil train derailments or fires overwhelmingly live in poorer, minority neighborhoods, two environmental groups in the state said on Tuesday.

CMA CGM, Chinese Bank in Finance Deal

French container shipping group CMA CGM said on Tuesday it will sign a $1 billion financing agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China. Marseilles-based

Maersk: No Issue in Funding Greek Operations

Oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday it was experiencing no problems funding operations in Greece or getting paid by Greek customers

Pipavav Port Resumes Operations

 Gujarat Pipavav Port (APM Terminals Pipavav) has resumed operations following improvement in weather conditions.    Last week, the port operations were suspended

Crisis Not Affected Greek Shipping: Morgan Stanley

 Most the major Greek-controlled and listed carriers are registered in Greece, and they all have their liquidity placed in banks abroad.   Morgan Stanley analyst

Multimodal Freight Bill Introduced in US Senate

Cantwell, Booker, Murray, Markey introduce freight investment legislation aiming to eliminate chokepoints at critical highway, rail, port and intermodal facilities to support economic growth,

Kemp: U.S. Fuel Demand Levels Off

The initial consumption stimulus from lower oil prices may be fading, at least in the United States, according to the latest round of official data on traffic volumes and fuel sales.

Scottish Ferry Workers on Strike

 Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members at the ferry operator CalMac go on strike over the future of services of Scotland’s west coast as two thirds of CalMac routes have been suspended.

RILA Welcomes Introduction of Port Metrics Bill

In a letter sent Wednesday, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune

AAPA Weclome New DRIVE Act Legislation

  The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) - the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas – today applauded inclusion of several key

French Port Strike Brings Travel Chaos

 A strike by French ferry workers is causing travel chaos in the south of England and Eurostar services from London are experiencing long delays.   Calais strike

U.S. Manufacturing Stabilizing, Housing Improves

Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May; durable goods order drop 1.8 percent on transportation. A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May,

The ‘Greening’ of America’s Marine Highways

Ingram Barge Company sees two kinds of green in their newest venture on the inland rivers.   In late March, the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority and

Striking French Ferry Workers Shut Channel Tunnel, Blockade Calais Port

Traffic was halted through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France on Tuesday after striking French ferry workers set fire to tires, while Britain's Foreign

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