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Transportation

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Re: Transportation

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pipistrelle wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:27 pm Maybe ships shouldn’t be that yuge.
Or they shouldn't go through the canal? Take the long way around.


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“Ever Given: Egyptian president orders operation to lift containers from stricken Suez Canal ship”:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 23542.html


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MN-Skeptic wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:19 pm
pipistrelle wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:27 pm Maybe ships shouldn’t be that yuge.
Or they shouldn't go through the canal? Take the long way around.
:yeahthat:


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:brilliant:


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Reuters -

Stranded Suez Canal ship re-floated: Inchcape
CAIRO (Reuters) - The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week was re-floated on Monday and is currently being secured, Inchcape Shipping Services said, raising expectations the vital waterway will soon be reopened.

The ship was successfully re-floated at 4.30 am local time and was being secured at the moment, Inchcape, a global provider of marine services said on Twitter.

Ship-tracking service VesselFinder has changed the ship’s status to under way on its website.


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Currently being reported in the UK as “refloated” but the bow still stuck in the bank.


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Raf Sanchez
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The ship is moving slowly but steadily north up the canal now. It looks like it’s completely free and sailing away from the spot it’s been stuck the last seven days.


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Volkonski wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:37 am
Raf Sanchez
@rafsanchez
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@rafsanchez
The ship is moving slowly but steadily north up the canal now. It looks like it’s completely free and sailing away from the spot it’s been stuck the last seven days.
That tweet was deleted. Wonder why. It seems to be true. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/29/suez-ca ... moved.html


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I can still see it.


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sugar magnolia wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:04 am I can still see it.
Weird.
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Here’s the real story of how the ship got free.



Or should this go in the fake news or cute dogs topics? :think: :think:

Anyway, Crusoe and Oakley to the rescue!


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Bravo!!!!!! Finally got the REAL news from Canada!!!!!!!! :clap:


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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/0 ... ity-478864
President Joe Biden's Department of Transportation is invoking the Civil Rights Act to pause a highway project near Houston, a rare move that offers an early test of the administration's willingness to wield federal power to address a long history of government-driven racial inequities.

DOT's intervention follows complaints from local activists that the state's proposed widening of Interstate 45 would displace an overwhelmingly Black and Hispanic community, including schools, places of worship and more than 1,000 homes and businesses.

It also comes as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has identified racial equity as a major priority for his department — after decades in which federal highway money has paid for projects that leveled minority and low-income communities.


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... story.html
President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for an unprecedented boost in federal aid to the nation’s passenger rail system, seeking to address Amtrak’s repair backlog, extend service to more cities and modernize the network in the Northeast Corridor.

The American Jobs Plan announced Wednesday calls for $80 billion for rail — money that could be crucial in taking passenger service to cities such as Las Vegas and Nashville, and expand operations across large metropolitan areas such as Atlanta and Houston.

“President Biden’s infrastructure plan is what this nation has been waiting for,” Amtrak chief executive William J. Flynn said, while echoing Biden’s push to rebuild and improve the busy Washington-Boston rail corridor.

Under the White House plan, intercity rail would receive up to a 400 percent boost in funding, according to some estimates, a transformational investment that could bring major rail expansions and millions more riders. The passenger railroad receives about $2 billion of federal subsidies annually to cover operations in its national and Northeast networks, as well as other grants and funding for state-sponsored service.

:cheer1:


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AndyinPA wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:18 pm :snippity:


:cheer1:
Admit it...

You have a vast model train set up in your basement... ;)


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Frater I*I wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:40 am
AndyinPA wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:18 pm :snippity:


:cheer1:
Admit it...

You have a vast model train set up in your basement... ;)
Not set up, but my husband has a lot of model trains.


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Global supply lines struggle to clear container backlog after Suez chaos

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egyp ... ce=twitter
“The blockage of the Suez Canal will increase the negative impact on global supply chains in the coming weeks, as the availability of empty equipment, particularly in Asia and Europe, will be affected,” Reiner Heiken, chief executive of U.S. headquartered Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, told Reuters.

Container shipping companies, carrying products ranging from mobile phones to designer goods, have been contending for months with disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in demand for retail goods that led to wider logistical bottlenecks including in top consumer market the United States.

While some transporters of goods have turned to rail, that option has barely made a dent as about 90% of world trade is transported by sea.

European and U.S. retailers have warned about potential supply snags due to the impact from Suez.


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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... vage-costs
Two weeks after it was freed from the Suez Canal, the giant container ship Ever Given is once again stuck.

This time however, the 220,000-ton megaship is not caught in the sand, but snared in a legal row between Egyptian authorities and the ship’s owners over the financial impact of the accident.

The massive ship has been impounded by a court in Ismailia, as the Suez Canal Authority pursues its Japanese owners for the cost of the salvage operation and lost transit fees for the week that the canal was blocked.

About 50 ships a day pass through the canal, and more than 442 vessels were held up by the blockage.

“The vessel is now officially impounded,” Lt Gen Osama Rabie told Egypt’s state-run television. “They do not want to pay anything.”


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https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/greyho ... -1.6025276
Greyhound Canada is shutting down all of its remaining bus routes in Canada, permanently.

The bus company says all of its remaining routes will cease operations as of midnight Thursday.

The iconic bus carrier pulled out of Western Canada in 2018.

It then put its remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec on pause when COVID-19 hit in 2020, but now it is pulling out of domestic Canadian service permanently.

"A full year without revenue has unfortunately made it impossible to continue operations," spokesperson Stuart Kendrick said. "We deeply regret the impact this has on our staff and our customers, as well as the communities we have had the privilege of serving for many years."

Greyhound Canada has been in operation in one form or another for nearly a century. The company says anyone with a ticket booked can get a refund up until the end of June.
I could have put this in any number of places, but it landed here.


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