CDL drug and alcohol clearinghouse database expected to tighten driver supply

After nearly two decades, the federal government is finally close to establishing the first national database of drug and alcohol-impaired truck drivers. The database is expected to improve highway and heavy truck safety but at the expense of perhaps a few thousand drivers who fail random drug and alcohol testing but still manage to evade the system to find jobs in the trucking industry.

Temasek Bids $3 Bln for Control of Keppel

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of conglomerate Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion ($3 billion) deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building sector which is battling the effects of low oil prices.The announcement…

Østensjø Rederi Orders Four Newbuilds

Aiming to meet increasing demand in the offshore wind market, Norwegian owner Østensjø Rederi said it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the construction of four commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV) to be built at at the Astilleros…

New tariffs threaten to reverse US inventory decline

US manufacturers and retailers continue to hold onto goods, boosting inventories and depressing demand for freight transportation within the United States, according to the latest US data and anecdotal reports...

Cork port doubles customs capacity ahead of Brexit

The Port of Cork has doubled the capacity of its customs facilities in anticipation of a possible no-deal exit from the European Union by the...

More North American port automation expected

Growing vessel sizes and container exchanges are motivating terminal operators at the busiest North American and global gateways to automate some...

Rotterdam volume rising despite Asia-Europe slowdown

First-quarter container throughput at the port of Rotterdam soared 7.3 percent compared with last year, despite slowing volume on the continent’s largest source of...

SM Line CEO: No plan or path to merger with HMM

 SM Line CEO Kim Chil Bong said there are no plans to merge the carrier...

IMO Unites Maritime Industry in London

International Maritime Organization (IMO)  is the only United Nations agency based in London but the city itself is home to the headquarters and country offices of many other international organizations.Together, these form a group called the All London Based International Organizations…

Green Shipping Fuels of the Future

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising potential fuels of the future in a de-carbonized shipping industry, which has to switch to alternative, zero carbon fuels in order to meet the targets set out in the initial  International Maritime Organization…