Biden increases port capacity to ease supply chain bottlenecks

U.S. 10/13/21, 15:47

Failing to unload cargo ships in a timely manner is causing extensive supply chain problems across America. Joe Biden's administration hopes to alleviate backlogs through lifting port capacity. The White House will increase capacity at major California ports, and Walmart, FedEx, UPS plus other large goods carriers ahead of the busy ...

More ships slow down off California to avoid killing whales

U.S. 05/17/19, 19:28

A growing number of shipping companies are slowing down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales.Marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships, the San Francisco ...

Update: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

America 03/22/19, 13:28

The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. Protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand near the ...

US targets Chinese firms for alleged N.Korea sanctions dodge

Politics 03/21/19, 19:48

The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. "The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea's illicit shipping ...

Unusual alliance in Sri Lanka forged to save blue whales

Asia & Pacific 03/05/19, 02:39

When the feeding grounds of blue whales overlap with busy shipping lanes, it's often bad news for the endangered marine mammals.In Sri Lanka, however, an unusual alliance has been forged: conservationists and shipping companies have aligned in a bid to move the traffic lane about 28 kilometers (17 miles) away ...

Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

Business 02/21/19, 05:59

Shares in the world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China.The company reported a fourth quarter loss of $34 million, from a $32 million profit a year earlier. Revenue ...

Port: Largest shipping cranes to operate in US have arrived

Asia & Pacific 01/07/19, 17:31

What are said to be the largest cranes to operate at a U.S. commercial port arrived Monday in Virginia, marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container ships that underpin international trade. Standing 170 feet (52 meters) tall, the Chinese-made gantry cranes towered over the ship that carried them ...

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

Enviroment 11/14/18, 18:53

The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.The plan, part of a $10.6 billion Coast Guard budget authorization bill, includes provisions sought by environmentalists ...

Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

Enviroment 10/29/18, 07:56

A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don't run aground.A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, ...

Japanese Princess Ayako marries commoner at shrine ceremony

World 10/28/18, 23:06

A Japanese princess has married a commoner in a ceremony at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine.Princess Ayako is the 28-year-old daughter of the emperor's cousin, and the groom, 32-year-old Kei Moriya, works for major shipping company Nippon Yusen.Japanese Princess Ayako, front, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, dressed in traditional ...

Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

Europe 10/27/18, 04:12

A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, environmental damage and billions of euros in losses.In this Wednesday, Oct.24, 2018 picture the Pfalzgrafenstein castle from the 14th century sits on a sandbank in the river Rhine ...

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