Latest Marine transportation industry News

Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in

Nov. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give...

The Latest: North Macedonia detains 33 migrants near border

Nov. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Officials in North Macedonia say a police patrol has detained a group of 33 migrants found walking through the southern part of the country, near the border with Greece. Police said in a statement that the group consisted...

Washington state refinery oil spill cleanup complete

Nov. 19, 2019 3:51 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Officials from a spill response team have announced that cleanup of refinery oil in Washington state was completed Sunday. The Skagit-Valley Herald reported Monday that the Shell Puget Sound Refinery spill was reported Friday during the transfer of crude oil from Alaska’s...

NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches

Nov. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA auditors warned Thursday the space agency faces “significant safety and technical challenges” that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules. In its report, NASA’s inspector general office noted Boeing and SpaceX are several years late...

Alaska ferry system study looks at aging fleet, fewer riders

Nov. 14, 2019 10:05 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation is considering how to act on a study addressing issues within the Alaska Marine Highway System, including an aging fleet and decreased ridership, officials said. The study conducted by research firm Northern Economics evaluated 11 options for...

US business sees dwindling prospects in Cuba

Nov. 6, 2019 1:22 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Havana International Trade Fair is where Cuba puts the best face on its struggling economy. There are state-run restaurants stocked with fresh food; shiny displays of electric motorcycles from traders in Panama; dozens of Cuban government companies offering goods from cigars to farmed...

Heavy winds batter England; some ferries to France suspended

Nov. 2, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heavy winds are battering parts of England and the stormy weather has forced the suspension of ferry service between the major ports of Dover and Calais, France. Police reported one fatality when a woman in her 60s died after a tree fell on her car in Dorset, 120 miles (193 kilometers)...

'I'm dying': Relatives await answers in smuggling case

Oct. 26, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

DO THANH, Vietnam (AP) — One family received a final text from their daughter saying she couldn't breathe and was dying. Another grieving family set up a makeshift altar for their missing daughter who paid $10,000 in hopes of pursuing a career as a nail technician in Britain. A desperate father is...

Traffic a breeze at New Jersey megamall's limited opening

Oct. 25, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The first official day of the long-awaited American Dream megamall Friday didn't produce the traffic nightmares many predicted for the massive complex outside New York City, mostly due to a "soft" opening that featured only two attractions that served a few thousand people,...

4th suspect arrested as UK truck deaths case probe deepens

Oct. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said a 48-year-old man from Northern...