Rolls-Royce Partners With Finnish Research Center to Develop Autonomous Cargo Ships


British transportation giant Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership with Finland’s VTT Technical Research Center Ltd. “to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships,” according to statements from the two companies.

Ben Kritz | The Manila Times (Philippines)
November 28, 2016

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Feds to Quickly Limit Speed of Big Rigs

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NEW YORK — As officials in Tennessee are investigating whether a school bus driver was speeding when he crashed into a tree, killing five children and an adult, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal officials to implement an anti-speeding proposal for trucks and buses before the end of the year.

Rachel Shapiro | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
November 23, 2016

Republican Governors Seek Changes in Federal Aid to States

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MADISON, Wis. — With Republicans taking full control in Washington, GOP governors across the nation will seek a bedrock shift in how the federal government helps states pay for highway projects, worker training and health care for the needy.

Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 22, 2016

Volvo Plans to Divest Part of Business That Includes Mack Defense

Mack Trucks

The parent company of Mack Trucks is planning to unload its governmental sales business area, which includes a North American defense division that is headquartered in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
November 22, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike Expects Nearly 3.5 Million Vehicles During Holiday Weekend

About 3.45 million drivers are estimated to be traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 22 through Nov. 27.

The (Carlisle
Pa.) Sentinel
November 21, 2016

Amazon Opens Pennsylvania Fulfillment Center

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E-commerce giant Amazon has quietly opened in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park West in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania, and is hiring hundreds of workers.

Denise Allabaugh | The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
November 18, 2016

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Upgrade Digital Operations Aiming to Improve Shipping

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While consumers can shop online and track packages from the minute they leave the distribution center to their front door, some of the country’s biggest importers can’t get the same precise information about their own imports.

Rachel Uranga | The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
November 18, 2016

Virginia Port Authority Floats Ambitious Plan for Future

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As recently as two years ago, the Virginia Port Authority was losing millions of dollars annually. Now that the port's administration has gotten back to a break-even point, the board of directors is charting an ambitious course that projects to create hundreds of thousands of jobs around the state in the next half-century.

Mike Holtzclaw | Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
November 18, 2016

UPS to Get $27 Million in Incentives for New Atlanta Hub

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Shipping giant UPS Inc. could receive an incentive package totaling more than $27 million for a new regional distribution hub near Fulton County Airport that will create mostly part-time jobs, according to an analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 18, 2016

FedEx CEO Fred Smith Visits Trump Tower to Meet President-Elect

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FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith met with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 17 in New York.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 18, 2016