Latest Marine transportation industry News

Nor'easter cuts power to over half-million homes, businesses

Oct. 27, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that battered the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force wind gusts left more than a half-million homes and businesses without power in New England and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region Wednesday. Utility workers...

Company moving ramen production to US, Black Hills

Oct. 27, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A California company plans to build one of the largest ramen producing facilities in the country in a small Black Hills community. Albany Farms CEO Bill Saller says the complex in Belle Fourche will include a flour mill, production factories...

Nor'easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Oct. 26, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter barreled up the U.S. coast Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could bring flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages to New England. The worst of the storm was expected to lash the region late Tuesday through Wednesday...

Boston mayoral hopefuls face off in feisty televised debate

Oct. 25, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu clashed on everything from rent control to public transportation as they faced off Monday in a feisty, final televised debate of Boston’s historic mayoral contest. Essaibi George repeatedly...

Mackinac Island saw big tourism rebound during 2021 season

Oct. 24, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Business owners on Michigan's Mackinac Island are celebrating a big rebound in tourism this year after fewer visitors made the journey to the island in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many visitors discovered the iconic carless-island...

Coast Guard had earlier notice about California oil spill

Oct. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came...

Costs add up for Alaska state ferry idled nearly 2 years

Oct. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The cost to the state for docking an Alaska ferry that has been idled for nearly two years is close to $900,000 a year, with much of that representing insurance costs that were not previously publicly disclosed, CoastAlaska reported on Monday. The...

Washington ferries to slash service due to staffing issues

Oct. 14, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Ferries is slashing its scheduled service starting this weekend because of chronic staff shortages that have impacted the boat service, a condition that some workers who haven’t been vaccinated warned will only get worse. In a written...

From cars to gasoline, surging prices match a 13-year high

Oct. 13, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another jump in consumer prices in September sent inflation up 5.4% from where it was a year ago, matching the largest increase since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc. U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in September from August...

1 dead, 21 injured as severe storm hits Hong Kong

Oct. 13, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong tropical storm bearing down on Hong Kong on Wednesday left one person dead and 21 others injured, as city authorities suspended classes, stock market trading and government services. Typhoon Kompasu moved across the South China Sea before...