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  • BUFFALO, N.Y.— A Florida- bound Spirit Airlines jet with 142 people aboard has made a safe emergency landing in New York after a reported mechanical problem. The pilot shut down the affected engine and landed safely early Monday at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. There was no damage or fire to the Airbus A320, which had taken off from nearby Niagara Falls...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Dubai Airports is boosting the number of specialized facilities to handle Airbus A380 planes at the Middle East's busiest airport as hometown carrier Emirates grows its fleet of the double-decker aircraft. The government-backed airport operator said Monday it plans to add 10 more A380 gates with air bridges at Dubai...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Cash-strapped Atlantic City thinks it has found a way to pay off debt while fighting off a threatened state takeover. Mayor Don Guardian said Monday the city's Municipal Utilities Authority will buy the city-owned former Bader Field airport property for about $100 million. Atlantic City is nearing default on a $73 million emergency state...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 26- For Captain Dick S. Danielsen, the childhood dream has been to sail the world's biggest ships. If they don't, then I think they're lying, "he told Reuters from his ship during a 24 hour-long stop in Shanghai's port last Saturday. While hailed as engineering feats, these mega-ships are now being blamed for contributing to the overcapacity glut...

  • A CRH high-speed train at the Xuchang East Railway Station that is part of China's domestic high-speed rail network.

    China is designing its next generation of trains that can carry passengers at a top speed of 500km/h, the SCMP reports.

  • DALLAS— Prosecutors say a North Texas man who helped smuggle what he thought was cocaine onto flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport must serve nearly 16 years in prison. Moniteveti "Vince" Katoa was sentenced Thursday in Dallas. The packages were flown to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago and San Francisco, plus Newark, New Jersey, and Wichita, Kansas.

  • ATHENS, Sept 22- China's biggest shipping company, COSCO Shipping, plans to ramp up container volume at Greece's biggest port in Piraeus by 35 percent by 2018, the port's new managing director, Fu Cheng Qiu, told Reuters on Thursday. COSCO Shipping, which owns the world's fourth-largest container shipping fleet, bought 51 percent of the port's operating company...

  • A Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller container ship.

    A.P. Møller-Mærsk announced on Thursday that the company would split into a transport business and a separate energy division.

  • UNITED NATIONS— Responding to increasing attacks on airports and aircraft, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved its first-ever resolution to address extremist threats to civil aviation and urge beefed-up security. "The Security Council has delivered a resounding call to action for the international community," said Britain's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 21- Argentina will invest 22.2 billion pesos over the next three years to modernize the country's airports to increase passenger capacity and boost air cargo shipments, the country's transportation minister said on Wednesday. Argentina's rail capacity lags far behind rival agricultural powerhouses like Brazil and the United States,...

  • ATHENS, Sept 21- Greece on Wednesday ratified a 7 billion-euro plan to turn a derelict former airport into one of Europe's biggest coastal resorts, as agreed with international lenders as a condition of fresh bailout aid. One abandoned plan was to create a financial district similar to London's Canary Wharf. Backed by Chinese conglomerate Fosun, an Abu Dhabi-...

  • *13 ships waiting outside Busan port as capacity strained. SEOUL, Sept 21- The largest shareholder of Hanjin Shipping Ltd agreed on Wednesday to lend 60 billion won to help unload cargo that has been stranded since the world's seventh-largest container carrier collapsed late last month. A rehabilitation plan for Hanjin is "realistically impossible" if top...

  • Sept 20- Failed South Korean cargo line Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd found the money to unload a full container ship waiting outside a New York- area port. The National Retail Federation on Tuesday urged U.S. But the Miami has not been allowed in port because of a dispute about empty Hanjin shipping containers, which the Miami normally would load up as ballast to exit port.

  • Sept 20- One of the two investors in Puerto Rico's largest airport is exploring selling a 50 percent stake in a joint venture that runs it under a lease agreement with the Caribbean island's government, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The move comes as passenger traffic at the airport has proved resilient in the face of Puerto Rico's $70 billion...

  • Sept 20- Failed South Korean cargo line Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd has found the money to unload a full container ship waiting outside a New York- area port. The National Retail Federation on Tuesday urged U.S. But the Miami is not being allowed in port because of a dispute about empty Hanjin shipping containers, which the Miami normally would load up as ballast to exit...

  • A Gulfstream G650 private jet

    The startup that wants to make flying in a private jet affordable is partnering with one of the industry's largest jet-charter companies.

  • But China's "One Belt One Road" project, along with another initiative to create an "economic corridor" connecting it to Mongolia and Russia, has provided opportunities for Mongolia to kickstart new projects, including the expansion of the Trans-Mongolian railway and construction of a new route going east, said Yondon Manlaibayar, an adviser to Mongolia's...

  • ATLANTA— The Atlanta City Council has approved a plan to allow Uber and other ride-booking services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. WXIA-TV reports the city council approved the plan 14-1 at its Monday meeting. According to a statement from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, other plan highlights include: Ride-sharing vehicles and taxis will...

  • ATHENS, Sept 15- Greece will launch a tender for the long-term lease of a major toll road by the end of September, a senior privatization agency official said on Thursday, to unlock the country's next tranche of bailout loans. Along with other reforms, Greece needs to sell rights to the 670 km Egnatia toll road for 35 years to pass a first progress review by the...

  • Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said the expanded rail facility will take advantage of larger ships arriving via the recently expanded Panama Canal to allow Savannah to compete for cargo that now moves through ports on the West Coast. "We're going West," Lynch told a packed ballroom of Savannah business leaders during the annual "...