Carbon Neutral Shipping on the Hudson

Against the winds of instantaneous everything, a sailboat crew tries to forge a carbon-neutral supply chain between the Hudson Valley and New York City.

#freight-cargo, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping

The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.

Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.

#china, #columbia-sportswear-company, #cork-ireland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #european-union, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #south-dakota, #suez-canal, #target-corporation, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

An Obstacle to Amtrak Expansion That Money Won’t Solve

Amtrak and freight rail companies have long clashed over the use of railroad tracks, a dispute that is now playing out along the Gulf Coast, where the agency is seeking to restore service.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #amtrak, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #csx-corporation, #delays-transportation, #freight-cargo, #gulf-coast-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #norfolk-southern-corporation, #railroads, #surface-transportation-board, #transportation-department-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Can Massive Cargo Ships Use Wind to Go Green?

Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact.

#2021-climate-issue, #freight-cargo, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping, #wind-power

E-Commerce Mega-Warehouses, a Smog Source, Face New Pollution Rule

A plan aimed at the nation’s largest cluster of warehouses is designed to spur electrification of pollution-spewing diesel trucks and could set a template for restrictions elsewhere.

#air-pollution, #amazon-com-inc, #california, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #freight-cargo, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #long-beach-calif, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

What Will Legal Cannabis Look Like in New York?

The state will become one of the largest markets of the drug in the nation. Here’s what you can do now, and what will take some time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #smoking-and-tobacco, #state-legislatures

Clearing the Suez Canal Took Days. Figuring Out the Costs May Take Years.

There will be finger-pointing and competing agendas as cargo companies, lawyers, insurers and government agencies try to sort out what went wrong when the Ever Given got stuck — and who must pay.

#canals, #freight-cargo, #insurance, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Why Is It Busy on the Waterfront? Americans Are on a Shopping Spree.

Monthly cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey have set records and strained port operations.

#bobs-discount-furniture, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lg-electronics, #new-jersey, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #ports, #ships-and-shipping

‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

#california, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jakarta-indonesia, #maersk-line, #north-america, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #southeast-asia, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Amtrak Wants to Expand Across the Nation. Local Politics Might Intervene.

Extending nationwide service has been an elusive goal for Amtrak. Since 1971 — when the publicly funded, privately operated rail agency was created — routes have largely remained unchanged.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #amtrak, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #csx-corporation, #freight-cargo, #high-speed-rail-projects, #norfolk-southern-corporation, #railroads, #transportation, #transportation-department-us

Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic.

#airports, #amazon-com-inc, #anchorage-alaska, #building-construction, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #kentucky, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-commercial, #san-bernardino-calif, #united-parcel-service-inc

Sailors Stranded for Months as China Refuses to Let Coal Ships Unload

China is vague about why vessels that carried Australian coal to its ports can’t unload their cargo. “We’re all depressed; our mental health is deteriorating,” one sailor said.

#australia, #china, #coal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #ships-and-shipping

Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

Dozens of countries banned air and rail links to Britain, foreshadowing what a “no deal” Brexit could look like in 10 days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #england, #europe, #european-union, #ferries, #food, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #roads-and-traffic, #shortages, #travel-warnings

Trade With China Roars Back As Americans Are Stuck At Home

Reducing trade with China was supposed to happen in 2020. But demand for Chinese goods has soared amid pandemic lockdowns.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-behavior, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states

​E.U. Reveals ​Openness to a No-Deal Brexit

The measures, which require British agreement, would cover air and road travel, freight and fishing for six months, to prevent immediate chaos should the transition period end without a trade pact.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

A Step Forward in the Promise of Ultrafast ‘Hyperloops’

Two employees of Virgin Hyperloop traveled on a small system the company has built near Las Vegas, the first such manned test.

#freight-cargo, #giegel-josh, #high-speed-rail-projects, #hyperloop, #hyperloop-technologies-inc, #transit-systems, #transportation, #virgin-group, #virgin-hyperloop-one-inc

Sailors Trapped by Covid-19 Fight Exhaustion and Despair

When borders closed, seafarers on ships around the world suddenly had no way home. Half a year later, there’s no solution in sight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-maritime-organization, #international-trade-and-world-market, #international-transport-workersfederation, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping

Near U.K.’s Busiest Port, Brexit Hopes Are Layered in Asphalt

A 27-acre site is being built to handle trucks amid fears that new trade rules will slow freight movement. It has been nicknamed the “Farage Garage” after the pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage.

#farage-nigel-1964, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #trucks-and-trucking

Ship Blamed in Beirut Explosion Hasn’t Sailed in 7 Years. We Found It.

The explosive material responsible for the Aug. 4 blast in Beirut was carried there by the ailing cargo ship Rhosus in 2013. Here’s what happened next.

#beirut-lebanon, #freight-cargo, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-york-times, #satellites, #ships-and-shipping

As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes With Cargo

To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #freight-cargo, #virgin-atlantic-airways

As Online Buying Surges, So Do Noisy Cargo Flights

Cargo capacity has been expanding at some airports, disturbing the peace and routines of people who live nearby. Official channels offer scant recourse.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aviation-administration, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #logan-international-airport-boston-mass, #noise, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states