After spending almost four years aboard the MT Iba, the five-member crew is finally able to go home. [1] The ship’s owner, Alco Shipping Services, fell into financial trouble and stopped paying wages 32 months ago...
This week’s news cycle has been focused on Texas and the punishing cascade of events brought about by frigid Arctic air (in Texas). Much of the attenti…
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The military coup in Myanmar is a setback for democracy in the country and introduces a new wrinkle in the trade dynamic between the U.S. and China. La…
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With the Super Bowl two days away, many of us are thinking about food. American’s consume more food on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day except for …
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On December 29, the Federal Railroad Commission (FRA) announced that positive train control (PTC) technology was successfully deployed on all 57,536 mi…
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The oceans were a dangerous place last year. The Gulf of Guinea—a major shipping corridor off the west coast of Africa—was especially dangerous. Accord…
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As we close out the second week of the New Year, mixed results from the holiday shopping season are coming in. According to the Department of Commerce’…
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Tesla delivers; manufacturing ends the year on a high note buoying the container market; Australian coal ships are still stuck waiting; a Brexit deal b…
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