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  • Boeing built a giant drone that can carry 500 pounds of cargo

    01/11/2018 8:50:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies ^ | Andrew J. Hawkins
    Boeing today unveiled a giant drone that’s capable of lifting a 500 pound payload. Calling it an “unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype,” the aerospace giant said it could serve as a precursor for future autonomous flying aircraft. The heavy-duty drone took Boeing’s engineers only three months to design and build, the company says. It successfully completed initial flight tests at Boeing’s research lab in Missouri. “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy,” said Boeing chief technology officer Greg Hyslop in a statement. “We have an opportunity to really change...
  • Mississippi River cargo shipping costs SOAR - Prices of goods go HIGH

    10/11/2017 12:51:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | 10/10/17 | MrMBB333 video blogger on Youtube
    Full title: Mississippi River cargo shipping costs SOAR - Prices of goods go HIGH as mighty river goes LOW! Video at link. Vlogger documents unusually dry conditions in Mississippi and resulting increases in shipping costs, and resultant anticipated cost increases passed on to consumers. Expected to impact exports.
  • Video Of Cargo Ship Practicing Ramming Technique Used Against Ships

    08/24/2017 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/23/17 | Florida Maquis
    Thoughts?   Here is the video with an explanation and the actual video.
  • UAE-based cargo company Gulftainer signs $100 million agreement with Port Canaveral

    06/15/2017 10:25:07 AM PDT · by wtd
    UAE Embassy ^ | June 15 2017
    UAE Embassy: Gulftainer signs $100 million agreement with Port Canaveral UAE-based cargo company Gulftainer signed a 35-year, $100 million agreement to support a new container and cargo terminal at Florida’s Port Canaveral.
  • Russian Space Agency Confirms Progress Cargo Spacecraft Burns Up in Atmosphere

    12/01/2016 2:54:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 12/1/2016
    Russia's Roscosmos space corporation reported earlier on Thursday it had lost telemetry exchange with the Progress MS-04 space freighter some six minutes after the launch on board a Soyuz carrier rocket. The Roscosmos press service stressed that the loss of the cargo ship will not affect the routine operations of the ISS and the crew. A state commission currently analyzes the incident.
  • The shipping industry sinks as global trade slows

    08/31/2016 9:31:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Marketplace Business News ^ | August 31, 2016 | 11:12 AM | Ashley Milne-Tyte
    Today a big Korean shipping company called Hanjin declared bankruptcy. It may be far away, but that move is a testament to an industry in trouble. Volume is way down all over the world as trade remains sluggish. Add to that the fact that just as demand wanes, a whole load of new vessels come online, and there’s a problem. Shipping hit a crisis in 2008 as demand for goods plunged. It’s never fully returned. John Butler is CEO of the World Shipping Council. He said after the financial crisis, when oil prices were spiking, “There was an expectation that...
  • Five Iranian boats fire shots in the Persian Gulf

    )—Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore flagged cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an attempt to potentially stop the ship, a U.S. official told CNN. For the first time, the incident brought another Persian Gulf nation into the recent rising maritime tensions in the region. It is not yet clear if any of the rounds hit the Alpine Eternity. There were no U.S. citizens or cargo on board. The Pentagon is still gathering information about the incident.
  • West Coast port employers: Lockout could be just 5 days away

    02/04/2015 4:00:18 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 81 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | February 4, 2015 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD
    LOS ANGELES — Employers could lock out West Coast dockworkers in as few as five days if the two sides do not reach a new contract. That warning came Wednesday from the head of a maritime association who is negotiating a new deal with a union representing longshoremen at 29 ports that handle about $1 trillion in trade annually. Pacific Maritime Association CEO James McKenna said he wanted to avoid a coast-wide port shutdown, but employers wouldn't keep paying workers who aren't moving cargo at their normal rate if the ports become much more gridlocked. He said that could come...
  • 'Vindskip' cargo ship uses its hull as a giant sail

    01/22/2015 8:33:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | Peter Shadbolt,
    Called the "Vindskip," the Norwegian design uses the high sides of its container ships as sails, turning the whole vessel into a wind-assisted airfoil. Designed by Lade AS, the Oslo-based company says the hybrid merchant ship -- which would still have a liquefied natural gas-powered engine -- could achieve fuel savings of 60% and reduce emissions by 80%. It's the brainchild of Terje Lade, who used his skills as a speed sailor to develop his aerodynamic design. He says the futuristic container ship works more like an airplane than a conventional sailing ship. .... The ship would be able to...
  • Container Ship Adrift off British Columbia Coast

    10/17/2014 3:08:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2014
    A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its "worst fear." The Canadian Forces' joint rescue coordination center in Victoria said the Russian carrier Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia. Canadian Navy Lt. Paul Penderghast said the ship was drifting nine nautical miles from shore, though he said it was largely maintaining that position. "It...
  • Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

    09/30/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Some 200 people angry over Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again...
  • ‘We shot down MH17 thinking it was Ukrainian cargo plane’: Sensational admission by pro-Russian

    07/24/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 101 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | John Hall
    A pro-Russian separatist fighting in eastern Ukraine has admitted rebel forces shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, it has been claimed. The militant, who has not been identified, reportedly said fighters blasted the Boeing 777 out of the sky - killing all 298 people on board - after mistaking it for a Ukrainian government cargo plane. He said the rebels only realised their mistake when they began searching the crash site for the parachutes of military crew who may have bailed out the aircraft, only to find the bodies of children. The rebel - who worked locally as a miner...
  • ANOTHER MH370 SHOCKER! New mystery revealed in plane's CARGO LIST

    05/05/2014 7:12:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Malaysia Times ^ | 5-4-14 | unattributed
    A new mystery has emerged in Flight MH370's disappearance with the Malaysia Airlines saying the lithium ion batteries carried in the plane weighed over 200 kg, even as the cargo manifest released recently listed the "consolidated" consignment at 2.453 tonnes. "About two tonnes, equivalent to 2,453 kg of cargo was declared as consolidated under one master airway bill. This master AWB actually comprised five house AWB. Of these five AWB, two contained lithium ion batteries amounting to a total tonnage volume of 221 kg. The balance three house AWB, amounting to 2,232 kg, were declared as radio accessories and chargers,"...
  • Dramatic Footage: Cargo Boeing 747 Crashes at Bagram Airfield:747 Just Loses Control:Bizarre

    04/20/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2013 | RT
    A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard. The plane came down shortly after take-off and crashed within the boundaries of the US-run airbase, a NATO spokesperson at the base said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition dismissed the claim as "false" in a statement to AP. The cause of the crash is being investigated by emergency crews, but no sign of insurgent activity in the area was spotted at the time, the statement added.
  • Police hunt mystery woman who made final phone call to doomed jet captain

    03/23/2014 7:14:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | Simon Parry
    Police hunt mystery woman who made final phone call to doomed jet captain as first picture emerges of his estranged wife and family...FULL TITLE Call was made to Captain Shah just hours before he took off in MH370 Pay-as-you-go phone which made the call was bought with fake ID Fake ID was used to get around security measures put in place after 9/11 Increases fears Captain Shah may have links to terrorism Investigators will soon question the captain's estranged wife in detail The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 received a two-minute call shortly before take-off from a mystery...
  • New Air Force cargo planes fly straight into mothballs

    10/07/2013 12:18:03 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | daytondailynews
    There's nothing wrong with the C-27J, it's just that the Pentagon doesn't want it given budget constraints. The Pentagon is sending $50 million cargo planes straight from the assembly line to mothballs because it has no use for them, yet it still hasn’t stopped ordering the aircraft, according to a report. A dozen nearly new Italian-built C-27J Spartans have been shipped to an Air Force facility in Arizona dubbed “the boneyard,” and five more currently under construction are likely headed for the same fate, according to an investigation by the Dayton Daily News. The Air Force has spent $567 million...
  • “This is not a game”: Kerry rejects Assad’s timeline for WMD compliance at meeting with...

    09/12/2013 4:25:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013
    But … it is a game. That’s the whole point. If the White House takes this disarmament charade seriously at the UN with demands that Assad turn over his arsenal expeditiously and verifiably, it’s going to put Obama right back in the war box the way Ryan Lizza described this morning. Russia’s proposal is attractive to him because it’s a charade, because it can be slow-walked and fudged at the UN while Congress and the American public gradually forget about Syria. To turn this from kabuki into a semi-serious process defeats the purpose.Granted, Kerry has no choice but to talk...
  • Russia sends warship with 'special cargo' to Syria

    09/06/2013 5:36:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | September 6, 2013
    MOSCOW — A Russian warship carrying "special cargo" will be dispatched toward Syria, a navy source said on Friday, as the Kremlin beefs up its presence in the region ahead of possible US strikes against the Damascus regime. The large landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov will on Friday leave the Ukrainian port city of Sevastopol for the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, from where it will head to Syria's coast, the Interfax news agency quoted a source from the Saint Petersburg-based central naval command as saying. "The ship will make call in Novorossiisk, where it will take on board special...
  • BREAKING: FAA: UPS jet crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

    08/14/2013 4:26:40 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 227 replies
    CBS 12 News ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michele Wright
    <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.</p> <p>Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.</p>
  • Horrifying Video Of 747 Crash In Afghanistan

    05/01/2013 11:09:18 AM PDT · by lbryce · 86 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 30, 2013 | Adam Taylor and Pamela Engel
    Direct YouTube Link Shocking new footage has surfaced that appears to show a 747-400 cargo plane crashing at Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield. The crash reportedly left all seven Americans aboard the plane dead. The Taliban took responsibility for the crash shortly after it occurred yesterday, but NATO told the Associated Press that these claims were false. One army spokesperson said the crash occurred due to low altitude after takeoff. The plane, run by Florida-based National Airlines, a subsidiary of National Air Cargo, was reportedly carrying vehicles and other cargo and was bound for Dubai. We've embedded the footage below, which...