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  • New Analysis Shows Just How Bad Electric Trucks Are For Business

    05/08/2024 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2024 | WILL KESSLER
    Converting America’s medium- and heavy-duty trucks to electric vehicles (EV) in accordance with goals from the Biden administration would add massive costs to commercial trucking, according to a new analysis released Wednesday. The cost to switch over to light-duty EVs like a transit van would equate to a 5% increase in costs per year while switching over medium- and heavy-duty trucks would add up to 114% in costs per year to already struggling businesses, according to a report from transportation and logistics company Ryder Systems. The Biden administration, in an effort to facilitate a transition to EVs, finalized new emission...
  • Amazon Now Giving Itself A Five-Week Window for Shipping Orders No Matter How Much You Pay?

    05/07/2024 4:30:24 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 43 replies | May 07, 2024 | Self
    Choose a delivery option: Fast, FREE Delivery Amazon Prime FREE Two-Day Shipping with your free trial of Prime Monday, May 13 - Thursday, Jun 13 FREE Delivery Friday, May 10 - Wednesday, Jun 12 $6.99 - Delivery Tomorrow, May 8 - Wednesday, Jun 12 $16.56 - Delivery
  • Buried news: Greenie fuel mandates raise likelihood of more Baltimore-style ship collisions -Report

    04/18/2024 8:47:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Like more Baltimore-style bridge-ship collisions? According to a news nugget buried deep in a long Washington Post investigative report, ships losing propulsion is shockingly common and can lead to ships running aground or colliding with bridges and other structures. A look at Coast Guard records showed that more than 100 incidents involved huge container ships. One of the reasons they happen is because of greenie fuel mandates.The story is actually very good and very long, giving the reader a feel for what drives how ports operate.But that tiny item about greenie environmental regulations forcing ships to change fuel after they...
  • Over 1,300 layoffs hit logistics companies across US

    04/14/2024 2:43:53 PM PDT · by CFW · 21 replies
    FreightWaves ^ | 4/11/24 | Noi Mahoney
    Layoffs continue across the freight and logistics industry, with companies in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Texas announcing job reductions and facility closures over the past two weeks. Universal Logistics Warren, Michigian-based Universal Logistics is permanently shuttering two of its subsidiaries and laying off a total of 677 employees, according to notices recently filed with the state. The layoffs are related to Universal-operated entities Logistics Insights Corp. and Universal Dedicated of Detroit, an auto parts warehousing and logistics facility. Both operations were in Detroit. Universal Dedicated of Detroit’s closure will affect 230 truck drivers who worked from the facility. Logistics...
  • Why the Panama Canal is Dying

    04/07/2024 2:24:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Why shipping choke points like Panama are FUBAR and getting worse. Long, detailed explanation of all the problems.
  • Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse – Black Swan Event

    03/30/2024 9:30:34 AM PDT · by delta7 · 69 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 28 Mar 24 | Martin Armstrong
    “… Others believe this was a deliberate attack of US infrastructure based on various factors that do not seem to add up. Could it have been an inside job or a foreign agent? The truth will come to light, as it always does. Let me begin by explaining how crucial the Francis Scott Key Bridge was to America’s supply chain. Around 52.3 million tons of international cargo estimated to be worth $80.8 billion passed through the port in 2023. Around 4,900 trucks, carrying around $28 billion in goods, must be rerouted due to the bridge collapse. It is the second...
  • The Baltimore Bridge Collapse Is Going To Have An Enormous Impact On U.S. Supply Chains

    03/30/2024 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 71 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | March 30, 2024 | Michael Snyder
    When I awoke early on Tuesday morning, I was stunned to learn that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore had collapsed. We are being told that it was a tragic “accident” and that there is no evidence that any foul play was involved. Hopefully that is true. But no matter how it was caused, this tragedy is going to have an enormous impact on U.S. supply chains. And of course this comes at a really bad time, because Houthi missile strikes in the Red Sea and low water levels in the Panama Canal have been putting a tremendous amount...
  • United States Coast Guard - Navigtion Rules and Regulations Handbook

    03/27/2024 11:42:36 AM PDT · by linMcHlp · 26 replies
    United States Coast Guard ^ | September 2020 | U.S.C.G.
    See the PDF file.
  • OP-ED: The Baltimore Bridge Disaster By Supply Chain Expert and Navy Veteran Jim Nelles

    03/26/2024 6:22:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies ^ | 3/26/2024 | jim nelles
    Guest editorial by Jim Nelles: The video footage of the Singaporean-flagged cargo vessel, the Dali, crashing into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is truly horrifying. Video footage shows the ship’s lights flickering on and off, indicating it lost power shortly before crashing into the bridge’s stanchion. The video also shows black smoke coming from the ship’s exhaust vents, indicating that the crew was trying to restart diesel engines. Unfortunately, eight workers were performing construction on the bridge at the time of collapse, only two of whom were rescued. Given the temperatures of the Patapsco River, they must be...
  • The Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse in Baltimore, Maryland

    03/25/2024 11:45:29 PM PDT · by Drago · 772 replies
    X/Twitter ^ | 03/25/2024 | @sentdefender
    The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland which crosses the Patapsco River has reportedly Collapsed within the last few minutes after being Struck by a Large Container Ship
  • Houthis Strike Chinese Tanker With Ballistic Missile Despite Their Agreement With China to Spare Their Ships

    03/24/2024 8:59:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/24/2024 | streiff
    Despite an agreement with China to give safe passage to all Chinese shipping in the Red Sea, the Houthis struck a Chinese ship with a ballistic missile on Saturday.From 2:50 to 4:30 a.m. (Sanaa time) March 23, the Iranian-backed Houthis launched four anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) into the Red Sea in the vicinity of M/V Huang Pu, a Panamanian-flagged, Chinese-owned, Chinese-operated oil tanker.At 4:25 p.m. (Sanaa time), a fifth ballistic missile was detected as fired toward M/V Huang Pu. The ship issued a distress call but did not request assistance. M/V Huang Pu suffered minimal damage, and a fire on...
  • Eilat Port to lay off half of workers amid Red Sea shipping crisis, Houthi attacks

    03/20/2024 6:39:05 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/20/24 | Reuters
    Half the workers at Eilat Port are on the verge of losing their jobs after the seaport took a major financial hit due to the crisis in Red Sea shipping lanes, Israel’s main labor federation says. Eilat sits on a northern tip of the Red Sea and was one of the first ports to be affected as shipping firms rerouted vessels to avoid attacks by the Houthis in Yemen.
  • Houthis Vow to Ramp Up Attacks Over Ramadan as Red Sea Blockade Triples Costs of EU Emissions Scheme

    03/12/2024 4:06:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/12/24 | Ilya Tsyukanov
    The Yemeni militia’s three-and-a-half month long campaign of ship seizures, missile and drone strikes has added billions of dollars to global commercial shipping costs, with the fighters vowing to continue their partial blockade of the Red Sea until Israel halts the war in Gaza. The Houthis will continue their operations against Israel-affiliated commercial vessels and Western warships in the Red Sea throughout the holy month of Ramadan, militia spokesman Yahya Saree has announced. “We will continue to prevent navigation to the ports of occupied Palestine until the end of the aggression and the siege of Gaza,” Saree said in a...
  • Biden’s Gaza Floating Port Plan Generating Concern Among Military Professionals

    03/12/2024 6:10:56 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11 Mar, 2024 | James Nault
    “I don’t know a single maritime professional who thinks this is a good idea given the location and conditions ashore, but orders are orders.”During President Biden’s State of the Union address, the President stated that he was directing the military to set up a temporary pier in Gaza that would enable supply of humanitarian aid the the Palestinians. We had predicted that he would say that: Biden to Announce Plans to Build Port in Gaza for Humanitarian Aid Shipments: President Joe Biden will announce during his State of the Union address plans to build a port on Gaza’s coast to...
  • Gaza humanitarian aid port likely to take approximately two months, 1,000 US troops to build: Pentagon

    03/08/2024 10:43:49 PM PST · by McGruff · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2024 | Sarah Rumpf-Whitten
    The U.S. military port that is intended to provide humanitarian assistance to Gaza is expected to take up to two months to construct and requires over 1,000 U.S. servicemembers to complete, the Pentagon said. In a press conference on Friday, Press secretary Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder told reporters that that port would take at least 1,000 U.S. forces. "We anticipate that it'll take over 1,000 U.S. forces to participate in building this capability," Ryder said. "As far as time frame, several weeks, likely up to 60 days in order to deploy the forces and construct the causeway and the pier,"...
  • Study finds California’s semi truck electrification comes with enormous costs that hit consumers

    03/11/2024 8:35:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    Just The News ^ | March 10, 2024 11:17pm | By Kevin Killough
    Powering the nation’s long-haul trucks with electricity would require the same amount of electricity for more than 46 million homes every year. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In 2022, California adopted regulations that required all new cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035. Immediately, 17 states eyed the electric vehicle mandates and started considering their own. That was on top of the Biden administration’s own tailpipe standards, which many say function as a federal EV mandate. The vision of a forced electric vehicle transition hasn't quite gone as California and the Biden administration have hoped. But in...
  • Houthis Open Ramadan with Promise to Stage More Red Sea Attacks

    03/11/2024 7:29:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The head of the Yemeni Houthi terrorist organization, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, issued remarks on the eve of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on Sunday guaranteeing to his supporters that he would continue to orchestrate terrorist attacks against commercial ships in the Red Sea despite the holiday season. “We will continue our operations and many of our fundamental and necessary activities must continue,” Houthi promised, according to the Iranian state Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). Houthi’s terrorist group, formally known as “Ansar Allah,” began a campaign of drone and missile strikes against seemingly random ships attempting to navigate in the greater...
  • ‘Clearly Overlooked This’: Probe Finds Strange Communication Devices On Chinese Cranes In US Ports

    03/07/2024 11:28:39 AM PST · by CFW · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/7/24 | Jake Smith
    A congressional investigation has discovered strange communication equipment on Chinese-built cargo cranes at U.S seaports, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Rather than building them domestically at potentially higher costs, the U.S. relies heavily on Chinese-built cargo cranes that are relatively cheap to produce and equip at seaports across the country. The congressional probe discovered that several of these cranes, built by Chinese mega-manufacturer ZMPC, contain communications devices that were not requested or don’t appear to support standard operations, heightening existing espionage concerns, according to the WSJ. U.S. intelligence has warned that Chinese cranes – equipped with an array...
  • An attack on a cargo ship in the Red Sea has caused a miles-long oil slick. Things could get worse

    02/24/2024 12:27:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-24-24 | unattributed
    An attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels on a Belize-flagged ship earlier this month caused an 18-mile (29-kilometer) oil slick, the U.S. military said Saturday. It also warned of the danger of a spill from the vessel’s cargo of fertilizer. The Rubymar, a British-registered, Lebanese-operated cargo vessel, was attacked on Feb. 18 while sailing through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, U.S. Central Command said. The missile attack forced the crew to abandon the vessel, which had been on its way to Bulgaria after leaving Khorfakkan in the United Arab Emirates. It was...
  • 23:30 / 26:04Can Prosperity Guardian Stop the Houthis?23:30 / 26:04Can Prosperity Guardian Stop the Houthis?

    02/23/2024 6:38:28 PM PST · by Paul R. · 4 replies
    Ward Carroll - You Tube ^ | 2/22/2023 | Ward Carroll
    Commercial shipping expert and host of the "What's Going on With Shipping?" YouTube channel, Sal Mercogliano, returns to discuss whether Operation Prosperity Guardian is actually deterring the threat posed by the Houthis and keeping the sea lanes open in and around the Red Sea.