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EU-controlled tonnage rises 70pc, but growth slows with bigger ships

<b>EU-controlled tonnage rises 70pc, but growth slows with bigger ships</b><p>SHIPPING activities contribute an estimated EUR145 billion (US$199.7 billion) to …

European Union

February rise of 2.9 per cent for global air cargo markets

FEBRUARY saw a 2.9% rise in global air cargo markets compared with the same month last year, prompting “measured optimism” from IATA for the sector’s …

International Trade

Mega ship global cascade is damaging north-south trade, says Drewry

<b>Mega ship global cascade is damaging north-south trade, says Drewry</b><p>THE container shipping industry is stuck in a "vicious cycle", according to …

Stock Markets

CMA CGM up-sizes six ships on order from 12,600 to 17,700 TEU for P3

<b>CMA CGM up-sizes six ships on order from 12,600 to 17,700 TEU for P3</b><p>IT has been confirmed that French carrier CMA CGM is upgrading the size of six …

Rowing

An index of 36 major U.S. intermodal lanes climbed 1.9 percent or $40 from the week before to $2,166 in the week of March 31, the eleventh weekly increase in the fourteen weeks of 2014 so far, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. Rates have climbed 6.7 percent since the beginning of 2014 and are up 7.3 percent from the rate one year ago, when it stood at $2,019.

Extreme Sports

Amazon Will Now Allow Returns Using Lockers

Amazon.com has quietly rolled out a new service to let customers return unwanted merchandise using large metal lockers it has installed for deliveries in garages, convenience and grocery stores in major metropolitan areas.<p>The service will help address a problem that has plagued Amazon and other …

Look: DHL plane's nose up while parked

Abu Dhabi: DHL is investigating how one of its aircraft ended up on its tail at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Wednesday.<p>“We can confirm that an …

Middle East

Trade sanctions would hurt Russia more than the West: German minister | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday that the European Union was united in its readiness to impose economic sanctions on Russia if the stand-off over Ukraine escalates, and that Moscow had much more to lose than the West,<p>“I don’t think we are divided. None of …

Rest in Pieces: 10 Transportation Graveyards

Where the vehicles that once took people from Point A to Point B go to die.<p>1. Tollbooth Graveyard<p>Today, drivers zipping up and down the turnpikes of …

New Jersey

Hitching A Ride On The World's Biggest Cargo Ship

I started my journey at the famed Gdansk Shipyard, home of Poland's solidarity movement in the 1980s. It was nearly midnight when I arrived and saw for the first time the Maersk McKinney Moller, the world's largest container ship.<p>I simply wasn't prepared for just how massive it is. The whole ship …