LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products. Retailers such as Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and Amazon.com (AMZN.O) face uncertainty due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods, and the jump in imports from the country was likely be
Jensen Ackles is well-known for his role as Dean Winchester on the hit TV show Supernatural. In the show, Dean cruises across America behind the wheel of a classic 1967 Chevrolet Impala, alongside his brother, Sam. While the two brothers might be daredevils on the show, Jensen Ackles is outspoken about the dangers of distracted driving. This week, Jensen partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation — his home state — to do a PSA for its “Heads up, Texas” campaign. In
How bad are America’s roads, bridges, ports and utilities? Pretty bad. That's why the American Society of Civil Engineers has given the United States a D + grade for its infrastructure in its most recent report on the state of American infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates it could cost as much as $1 trillion just to bring the current interstate and highways system in the United States up to date. President Donald Trump has made fixing America's agin
In June, the Port of Long Beach, California, handled 752,188 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the highest monthly volume in its 107-year history.
The new high-water mark was 4.4 percent greater than the previous monthly record of 720,312 TEUs set in July 2017 and 14.2 percent higher than the 658,727 TEUs registered in June 2017.
Last month, imports climbed 14.5 percent to 384,095 TEUs, exports soared 14.3 percent to 135,168 TEUs and empty container volume grew 13.6 percen
Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined federal, state and local officials to unveil Freight NYC, a $100 million plan designed to overhaul the city's aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments aimed at modernizing rail and maritime infrastructure and creating new distribution facilities.
The city of New York plans to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to improve marine terminals and barging operations, and modernize an
More and more airports around the world are pushing the boundaries of innovation by setting up incubator labs on their premises, creating a collaborative meeting point for start-ups, developers and tech experts. All around the world, airports are keen to compete by placing themselves at the forefront of innovation. Many cutting-edge inventions often find some of their first applications in the constrained airport environment; from artificial intelligence, virtual reality, dri
In response to Post opinion writer Paul Waldman’s essay about the current power of the minority in American politics, the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein offered a stunning bit of data on Twitter. I want to repeat a statistic I use in every talk: by 2040 or so, 70 percent of Americans will live in 15 states. Meaning 30 percent will choose 70 senators. And the 30% will be older, whiter, more rural, more male than the 70 percent. Unsettling to say the least — No
Jeanerette, LA , headquartered shipbuilder Metal Shark has joined forces with autonomous vessel technology developer ASV Global to introduce "Sharktech" Autonomous Vessels. Metal Shark is now offering Sharktech autonomous technology on its entire portfolio of vessels, which range from 16' to over 300' in length, aluminum, steel, and composite. Sharktech autonomous vessels can be custom configured for military, law enforcement, fire rescue, and the full spectrum of applicable
How people travel is set to undergo a sea change in the next few years. Transport companies have been experimenting with new modes of transportation that will not only cut the time spent on travelling but also reduce the carbon footprint. Hoverbike: Inspired by Luke Skywalker's Hoversurf S3 in the Star Wars movies, California-based aerospace engineering firm Aerofex has developed a hoverbike called Aero-X that hovers 12 feet above the ground, while moving at speeds of up to 7
Interstate 35E will be shut down in Oak Cliff from Friday night until Monday morning as crews take out the Beckley Avenue overpass as part of the $666 million Southern Gateway project. It's the second shutdown of all main lanes on the freeway in as many months connected to the three-year project. Crews took out the overpass at Eighth Street in June. Traffic in both directions will be diverted to the freeway's frontage roads starting at 9 p.m. Friday. To help keep traffic movi