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  • MAS flight turns back due to autopilot defect Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    A Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad was turned back on Saturday due to a defect with the plane's auto-pilot system, the airline said in a statement.

  • Maritime official says port congestion a problem Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    We refer to it in the business as the first mile or the last mile whether it's an import or an export, " U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen said while visiting the South Carolina Ports Authority. The Federal Maritime Commission begins a series of meetings in Los Angeles next week to discuss the problem with industry leaders.

  • Senators chide freight railroads on delays Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Shipping rates are 90 percent higher than they were in 2002, but service has drastically diminished, said Calvin Dooley, president of the American Chemistry Council.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 10- Alon USA Energy intends to restart its refinery in Bakersfield, California in 2016 after a string of upgrades to enable it to process light inland U.S. crude that will arrive via a new oil-by-rail facility, Chief Executive Paul Eisman told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Washington state names new head of state ferries Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state officials on Wednesday named a new head of the state ferry system, which is emerging from a tough summer. Lynne Griffith, currently the chief executive officer of Pierce Transit, will be the first woman to head the ferry division of the state Department of Transportation.

  • Making travel quick, safe for cars, bikes, walkers Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    DETROIT— Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. These life- or time-saving technologies are being shown off this week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit.

  • Lisbon subway stoppage brings commuter misery Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— Lisbon subway staff have walked off the job during the morning rush hour in a protest against pay cuts and the company's possible privatization. The government is trying to cut costs at state-owned public transport companies, such as the Lisbon subway. The Lisbon subway company is 4.3 billion euros in the red.

  • Honda introduces self-driving car Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    DETROIT— Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel. While the car is just a prototype, Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in 2020 and beyond.

  • Gulf secures $19 billion in West African projects Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Abu Dhabi's Trojan General Contracting won the $16 billion project to build roads and railways across Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will in future use precision instruments for more thorough tests, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will use precision instruments for more thorough tests in the future, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesday.

  • SAYS WILL IMPROVE TESTING OF OIL TRAIN CARGO FROM NORTH DAKOTA'S BAKKEN REGION- TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • Report: CEO made wrong decision before plane crash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergency landing, federal investigators say.

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 9- French container shipping group CMA CGM has sealed an alliance with two rivals after a failed attempt to partner with bigger peers Maersk and Switzerland's MSC, vetoed by China earlier this year due to competition concerns. CMA CGM said the new alliance would cover routes between Asia and Europe, as well as Asia and North America.

  • PARIS, Sept 9- France's CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping firm, said on Tuesday it has signed agreements with China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Company to share services on routes to and from Asia.

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

  • Letting your car find a spot and park itself Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    DETROIT— With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space— all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360- degree cameras and a laser scanner to safely park within a few centimeters of other vehicles.

  • Reality for driverless cars     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Bob Lutz, has a few answers to the many questions about self-driving cars.

  • Driving without hands     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight to developing driverless technology.