May 14, 2018

The Panama Canal Authority has added an additional daily reservation slot to its Neopanamax locks in order to further increase the capacity of the waterway at the demand of shippers.

The one additional booking slot, which is effective immediately, brings the total available booking slots to eight daily.

“The decision to offer...

Logistics firms and their education advisors are now targeting children as young as 14 in an attempt to create more interest in the profession, as fears intensify of a gaping staff shortfall in the future.

Ian Nichol, head of logistics at Career Ready, told delegates at Multimodal this morning that the industry is expected t...

Three liquefied natural gas tankers sailed through the Panama Canal on the same day this week, marking a first for the newly expanded waterway and highlighting the booming global gas trade.

All three ships -- Gaslog Hong Kong, Gaslog Gibraltar and Clean Ocean -- entered the canal on a staggered basis from the Pacific side Tu...

When an Uber autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona on March 18, most companies put their self-driving tests on hold. The avalanche of press releases revealed just how many different companies are already testing self-driving cars. The list includes Apple, Google, Tesla, nearly every major automaker, c...

May 4, 2018

In the same week that the Panama Canal handled three LNG carrier transits in the same day for the first time, the waterway’s administration announced it is aiming for a fivefold increase in the volume of LNG it handles, to the 30 million tonnes per annum (mta) mark, by 2020. Approximately 6M tonnes moved through the Canal i...

"Welcome to the new space race, which now includes Orion Span, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. For now, however, we’d much prefer an earthly luxury hotel experience to one that will set us back $9.5 million a stay."

— Deanna Ting

Aboard the International Space Station, an as...

April 12, 2018

A Maltese-flagged bulk carrier crashed into a historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Saturday after its steering gear failed, according to media reports.

Ship traffic in the strait had been suspended in both directions.

A Turkish maritime police boat escorts the Maltese flagged tanker Vitaspirit afte...

April 12, 2018

On 31 March 2018, a new fully automated metro line was added to the Shanghai metro network. Shanghai Keolis, a joint venture between the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. (51 percent) and Keolis Group (49 percent), started operating the Pujiang metro line, the first fully automated metro line in Shanghai. The line comp...

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