AAR reports annual U.S. rail carload and intermodal declines, for the week ending May 8

Rail carload volume—at 236,019—saw a 27.6% annual increase, which was in line with the weeks ending May 1 and April 24, at 240,858, and 240,075, respectively.

The wheels keep turning in the respective pursuit of KCS by CN and CP

Not long after Canadian National (CN) appeared to have the upper hand over its Canadian Class I railroad brethren Canadian Pacific (CP), in their respective efforts to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS), the situation again has returned to something less definitive.

Venable LLP attorneys Burnley and Wagner provide overview on transportation infrastructure outlook

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with two attorneys at Washington, D.C.-based Venable LLP—James H. Burnley IV, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on transportation law and policy, and Fred Wagner, former chief counsel of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Burnley and Wagner provided Berman with their respective takes on the current state of all-things U.S. transportation infrastructure-related, from both a policy and a supply chain perspective.

DNV Certifies NYK's Online Cargo-handling Training

Cargo-handling simulator training for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and oil tankers conducted by NYK SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE LTD (NYKSM) in an online environment has been certified classification association DNV.The DNV certification confirms…

Taiwan Navigation Selects Inmarsat's Fleet Connect

Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat said JRC (Japan Radio Company Co. Ltd.) has joined its group of Certified Application Providers (CAP) offering applications via Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth.The announcement follows…

Fire-Stricken Containership Starts Transit to Port of Oakland

The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of California, Resolve Marine and Witt O'Briens said Sunday it was coordinating the safe transit of a containership 80 miles southwest of Big Sur to the Port of Oakland, Calif.

Wind Power: 'Trade Wings' Containership Design Gets BV AIP

Bureau Veritas has granted approval in principle (AIP) for the Trade Wings 2,500 design, a wind- and LNG/electric-powered containership concept designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI and AYRO.As the maritime industry moves toward designs and technologies that minimize emissions…

BSM Debuts Digital Pay Platform for Seafarers

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) launched BSM NiumPay, a digital payment platform for its seafarers and their families to manage finances. The new payment platform provides seafarers with a multi-currency eWallet and a complimentary VISA card.

EU to Toughen Rules on Offshore Platform, Ship Recycling

The European Union on Monday said it would toughen its rules on ship recycling and decommissioning offshore oil and gas sites, and set new targets to restore damaged marine ecosystems.Sectors linked to seas and oceans, such as shipping, fishing and offshore electricity generation…

WE Tech Tapped to Help Power Finnish Corvettes

WE Tech Solutions Oy in Vaasa, Finland won an order for its WE Drives to control the RENK Advanced Electric Drive (AED) onboard the Pohjanmaa-class Corvettes for The Finnish Defence Forces. The WE Drives are essential for smooth operation in…