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  • SANTIAGO, Feb 4- A consortium led by France's Aeroports de Paris is the top bidder for a concession to run Santiago's international airport for the next 20 years and build a new terminal, as the Chilean capital seeks to become a hub for pan-Pacific traffic. The consortium consists of Aeroports de Paris, which runs Paris' Charles de Gaulle, France's Vinci Airports,...

  • Contract negotiators for U.S. West Coast ports hit snag Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:42 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 4- Shipping companies and terminal operators for 29 U.S. West Coast ports appeared to have hit a snag on Wednesday in protracted labor negotiations with the dockworkers' union, calling a news conference to publicly address the status of the talks. The companies have accused the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing 20,000...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Sixty business leaders urged Britain's political leaders on Tuesday to commit in their election manifestos to make a swift decision on the controversial issue of London airport expansion. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that won the 2010 election scrapped the previous Labour government's plans to build a new runway at Heathrow,...

  • 40-car crash blocks I-294 in Illinois Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    car crash on I-294

    Illinois State Police have confirmed a multiple-vehicle crash has shut down three of the four southbound lanes of Interstate 294 near Hickory Hills.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 27- Negotiators for major shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers have reached a tentative agreement on the maintenance of cargo chassis, overcoming a key hurdle in protracted contract talks for 29 U.S. West Coast ports. "A tentative agreement was reached on the chassis topic, and we are hopeful that this will allow us to move...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 27- Negotiators for major shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers have reached a tentative agreement on the maintenance of cargo chassis, overcoming a key hurdle in protracted contract talks for 29 U.S. West Coast ports. Settlement of the chassis issue, and the labor talks in general, has been seen as crucial to resolving...

  • Heathrow hosted 68.1 million international passengers in 2014, up 1.2 percent, a Heathrow spokeswoman said. A commission is due to make final proposals by this summer, choosing between three options: a third runway at Heathrow, an extension to an existing Heathrow runway, or a second runway at Gatwick Airport. But lack of capacity at Heathrow means we have...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 20- Alaska can use an existing British Columbia ferry terminal for several more years if Canada enforces an order blocking so-called "Buy America" purchasing rules from being applied to its reconstruction, a state official said on Tuesday. A $15 million plan to overhaul the Prince Rupert ferry terminal, which is located in Canada, has escalated...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 19- The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial "Buy America" purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada's Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska's Department of Transportation. The state of Alaska has refused to waive the...

  • Musk to build Hyperloop track, likely in Texas Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    ET3 Hyperloop concept

    Elon Musk will build a test track for a high-speed Hyperloop transportation system, most likely in Texas, he tweeted on Thursday.

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12- Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators for 29 ports said on Monday as contract talks with the dockworkers' union remain strained. The Pacific Maritime Association said that five of the region's largest ports, including the massive Los...

  • Jan 12- United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort that could impact some 2,000 workers. The Chicago- based carrier informed employees Monday that jobs up for review included baggage handlers and gate and customer service agents at 28 airports that are not hubs, ranging from Atlanta to...

  • United Airlines may outsource 2,000 airport jobs Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    A United Airlines jet at San Francisco International Airport.

    United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort.

  • 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...

  • Why a gas tax increase makes sense: AutoNation CEO Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    A customer puts gas into a vehicle at the U-gas station in Miami.

    Raising the federal gas tax would fund infrastructure spending at a time when cars are more fuel efficient, AutoNation's Mike Jackson says.

  • 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.

  • Russia's growing list of problems Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:34 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.

  • The Hollywood star hit by LA's port slowdown Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Jane Seymour's furniture line, Platine de Royale, is facing issues with inventory stuck in West Coast ports.