Congressional work on President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package may slip to next year, a Republican chairman said Thursday.

Lawmakers are facing a pile of other priorities, while the White House has yet to unveil formal legislative text for its massive rebuilding proposal.

“They’re supposedly going to submit some s...

June 30, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office on Thursday projected that the U.S. Treasury would “most likely” run out of cash in early to mid-October unless Congress raises the debt ceiling.

The exact timing is unclear, the CBO said in a new report, as unpredictable swings in revenues and outlays may deplete funds more quickly or sl...

Major container ports could be facing an investment crisis that will dwarf the problems seen in liner shipping over the last few years.

At the TOC Europe Container Supply Chain event in Amsterdam today, Lars Jensen, partner and chief executive of liner analyst SeaIntelligence Consulting, warned that with the large number of...

To understand what the world will be like in ten years, it isn’t enough to look back at how different things were a decade ago and presume the differences will be comparable. The pace of technological change is speeding up so quickly, says Astro Teller, who leads the arm of Google that aims at “moonshots,” that one must loo...

June 30, 2017

The White House Office of American Innovation announced in March has been an object of fascination among the government community.

Led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the collection of White House talent has been described as a “SWAT team of internal consultants” and a liaison between federal bureaucrac...

For many people, the convenience of a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft outweighs the collection and use of their personal data, including location data.

But for those who find the treasure trove of data collected by companies like Uber extremely troubling, there is a ride-sharing option currently in development.

Accordi...

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) yesterday celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the expanded waterway, described as a game-changing event in the history of maritime transport.

ACP said the expanded canal’s inauguration on 26 June 2016 had resulted in “redrawn global trade routes”.

The first post-panamax vessel t...

Gov. Greg Abbott is plotting an aggressive approach to the upcoming special session of the Legislature, diverting from his above-the-fray style to try to see through an ambitious 20-item agenda. 

The push came into public view Thursday, when Abbott's office began announcing lawmakers who will take the lead on individual item...

 Stretching a quarter of a mile and weighing a mighty 210,890 tonnes, the world's largest container ship laden with cars, car parts, clothing, shoes and electrical goods from Asia hauled itself into a British port for the first time as stunned onlookers gasped and took photos of the mega-vessel with their phones.

T...

June 22, 2017

A U.S. House Republican proposal revealed last week would bar states from setting their own rules about the designing and testing of self-driving vehicles.

The proposal also would block federal regulators from demanding pre-market approval for autonomous-vehicle (AV) technology.

The draft legislation is far from becoming law,...

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