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  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 17- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports remain far from a deal with union dockworkers after seven months of contract talks, the companies said on Wednesday, again blaming the union for waterfront cargo slowdowns. The Pacific Maritime Association statement came a day before the companies were slated...

  • TORONTO, Dec 15- The parent of Canada's Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, according to three sources familiar with the process. One of the sources familiar with the process said at least two separate bids are expected this week from pension fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. The public assistance in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon comes as railroads are posting record profits, and...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • "I'm not one who often calls for regulation," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said in an interview on the sidelines of the organization's global media day. Tyler's concern comes amid growing reports of dangerous drone flights at airports, stadiums and military bases in the United States and elsewhere.

  • BERLIN, Dec 8- Airports and train stations are home to ever increasing numbers of retail outlets, serving travelers who want to buy goods on the go and brands targeting a global and mobile audience. It's about squeezing it in to our hectic lifestyles, "said Ben Perkins, consumer expert at consultants Deloitte. The sector is enjoying 10 percent annual growth and...

  • Aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy firms, hospitals, and telecommunications operators based in the United States, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, France, England have been hit by the campaign, the research firm said, without naming individual companies. The 87- page report comes as governments scramble to better understand...

  • The report comes as governments scramble to better understand the extent of Iran's cyber capabilities, which researchers say have grown rapidly as Tehran seeks to retaliate for Western cyber attacks on its nuclear program. It did not identify the companies targeted, but said they included major aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy...

  • BOSTON, Nov 20- Irving Oil has told regulators that recent air quality testing it commissioned around its oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada's largest such facility, shows no cause for public health concern. All the pollutants measured in the study "were found to be below available regulatory objective limits," Irving said in a summary...

  • PARIS, Nov 13- Indonesia's Lion Group is pushing forward with revived plans for a 2016 initial public offering now designed to fund an airport vital to securing its growth, chief executive Rusdi Kirana said. The 51- year-old former travel agent captured international attention when he announced record purchases of jets from Boeing and Airbus to serve...

  • Mansion-gate: Mexican leader hit by house scandal Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:42 PM ET
    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto

    A scandal is engulfing Mexico's president, but it's not likely to disrupt energy auctions scheduled for next year.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- A decision by the U.S. aviation regulator has moved forward plans by a small Georgia airport to begin commercial airline service, despite strong opposition by Delta Air Lines and the city of Atlanta, the local county authority said on Friday. The approval by the Federal Aviation Authority, related to the handling of federal grants for the Paulding...

  • Nov 7- Four people were hospitalized after a rough landing at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta late on Thursday, the Air Canada Express flight's operator said on Friday. Airport spokeswoman Traci Bednard said the flight, operated by Jazz Aviation, had been diverted to Edmonton before the incident. Chorus Aviation Inc.' s Jazz Aviation was operating...

  • Nov 7- An Air Canada Express flight was involved in an accident while landing at the Edmonton Airport in Alberta on Thursday night, an airport spokeswoman said. Jazz Aviation said the accident involving a Q400 aircraft occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Centre Mountain Time. The flight, AC8481, was en route to Grande Prairie from Calgary.

  • Nov 7- Three passengers sustained minor injuries in an accident involving an Air Canada Express flight while landing at the Edmonton Airport in Alberta on Thursday night, an airport spokeswoman said. Jazz Aviation LP, operating as Air Canada Express, said there was an accident involving a Q400 aircraft at about 8:30 p.m. Centre Mountain Time.

  • SAN JUAN, Oct 30- Puerto Rico will begin overhauling its tax system and financially shoring up its highways and transportation authority in coming months, commonwealth officials said on Thursday, as the commonwealth fights to gain budget stability. Under the reforms, which were designed in consultation with KPMG at a cost of $4.7 million, Puerto Rico would...

  • MADRID, Oct 30- The Spanish government has decided to postpone its plans to privatise airport operator Aena with a $10 billion public share offer, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The sale of a 49 percent stake in the world's biggest airports operator had promised to be the largest initial public offering in Europe this year.

  • LIMA, Oct 28- Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources. The airport, in the district of Andoas in Peru's northern region of Loreto, was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta. The agency's action comes in response to a complaint filed by county commissioners and a private group trying to develop commercial air...