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  • Check it out! The world's biggest ship Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Freight containers sit on the deck of the CSCL Globe

    The world's largest container ship is making waves on its maiden voyage, as it arrives at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk, England.

  • *Strong demand growth in China. BERLIN, Jan 8- Weakening economies in Asia and Africa could dampen demand for international air travel this year, taking the gloss off the positive effects of cheaper oil for the global airline industry, a leading industry body said on Thursday. That was slightly less than the 6 percent growth achieved for the entire market, which was...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Jan 8- A long-delayed proposal to outfit commercial airliners with ejectable "black box" recorders may have a better chance of being adopted following the AirAsia crash in the Java Sea, according to three sources at the U.N. global aviation body. "I think there's a more positive attitude now because of the last few accidents," he said in reference to...

  • Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has a different idea from Ford- and worlds apart from Internet company Google Inc, which has jolted the automotive establishment with its high-profile effort to develop a fully self-driving city car. Where Ford wants to make autonomous cars for "Everyman," and Google envisions cars as pod-like appliances, Daimler presented robotic...

  • Jan 7- A group of 13 flight attendants say they were illegally fired by United Airlines after refusing to fly on a Hong Kong- bound plane last July that had a "threatening" message scrawled under its tail engine, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Chicago- based United, a unit of United Continental Holdings Inc, said it would fight the...

  • Jan 7- A group of 13 flight attendants say they were illegally fired by United Airlines after refusing to fly on a Hong Kong- bound plane last July that had a "threatening" message scrawled under its tail engine, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. United, a unit of United Continental Holdings Inc, said it would fight the pending litigation...

  • US Airways had sought under federal antitrust law to recoup three times the $317 million to $482 million it claimed to lose in overcharges and profit from Sabre's alleged illegal conduct over nearly seven years, from April 21, 2007 to March 31, 2014. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan said US Airways, now part of American Airlines Group Inc, may pursue...

  • US Airways had sought under federal antitrust law to recoup three times the $317 million to $482 million it claimed to have lost in overcharges and profit from Saber's alleged illegal conduct over nearly seven years, from April 21, 2007 to March 31, 2014. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan said US Airways, now part of American Airlines Group Inc, may...

  • Qatar Airways to cut surcharge following oil price drop Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    DOHA, Jan 7- Qatar Airways, the gulf state's national carrier, will cut its fuel surcharge following the plunge in crude oil prices, the company's chief executive told reporters on Wednesday. "As far as the fuel price reduction is concerned, there will be no reduction in the ticket fare, but there will be a reduction in the fuel surcharge that we were charging," Akbar Al...

  • Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday will call for tighter screening of all employees at U.S. airports after a Delta Air Lines Inc baggage handler was charged with helping smuggle 18 handguns onto a flight from Atlanta to New York City. Schumer, a New York Democrat, will ask the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to require that all airline and airport...

  • Boeing deliveries hit record, Airbus wins on orders Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:06 AM ET
    A Boeing ground test crew member examines a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    Boeing delivered 723 jetliners in 2014, hitting its own target, setting an industry record and besting rival Airbus Group.

  • UN unit wants flights to check in every 15 mins Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    The United Nations aviation agency will propose a new standard that requires commercial aircraft to report their position every 15 minutes.

  • UN AVIATION BODY TO PROPOSE DRAFT STANDARD REQUIRING AIRLINES TO REPORT POSITIONS EVERY 15 MINUTES- ICAO.

  • Higher shipping rates and the Amazon effect Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Workers prepare to offload an incoming FedEx plane in Newark, New Jersey.

    FedEx and UPS rate hikes are in effect as fuel prices, a key cost for shippers, are at record lows. So what's driving the changes in shipping costs?

  • COPENHAGEN, Jan 6- Maersk Line, part of Denmark's A. P. Moller-Maersk, plans to increase shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe by $800 per 20- foot container from Jan. 15, it said on Tuesday.

  • Now the feds are getting involved in ports dispute Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Jan 6- Insurers have begun processing claims in the crash of an Indonesia AirAsia aircraft last month and hope to identify the beneficiaries by the end of January, an official from Indonesia's financial regulator said on Tuesday. Speculation about insurance payments surfaced after Indonesia's transport ministry said the airline only...

  • This will shine in cheap oil environment: Gartman Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Dennis Gartman

    Companies that operate oil tankers have become more appealing amid the supply-driven drop in crude oil prices, Dennis Gartman said.

  • Was Uber's New Year's Eve pricing unethical? Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    Revelers toss confetti over Times Square from a hotel balcony as the clock strikes midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York, Jan. 1, 2015.

    Uber's "surge pricing" at peak times has sparked a firestorm of "Uber rage" on Twitter. Is there any ethical wrongdoing here?

  • Airline crackdown follows AirAsia crash Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 6:57 AM ET
    Officers arrive via helicopter on the Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo as it takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501.

    Transportation ministry announces harsh measures against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits.

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