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  • *Indonesia has ambitious plans to overhaul port network. JAKARTA, June 23- With its towering new cranes and wharves that can handle some of the world's biggest ships, Indonesia's main international port has been shaking off its reputation for inefficiency and congestion with a $2.5 billion upgrade. President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to become a "global...

  • Most China crash predictions are looking at the wrong scenario, said Michael Buchanan, head of strategy at Singapore wealth fund Temasek.

  • News outlets report American Airlines flight 730 was able to return safely about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A statement from American Airlines says the flight departed at 7 p.m. Wednesday from Charlotte bound for Heathrow Airport in London. American Airlines spokesman Ken Powell says 258 passengers and 16 crew...

  • An Alaska Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) during take-off in Los Angeles, California.

    A top Republican said he expects the House to vote on a bill before the August recess.

  • WASHINGTON— US sales of existing homes rose 1.1 percent in May, but buyers face intensifying shortage of properties for sale.

  • BELGRADE, June 21- Four consortia and one company will proceed the next round of bidding for a 25- year concession to operate Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport, the biggest in the Balkan region, the company and a Serbian government commission said on Wednesday. The only company to have a non-binding bid accepted was France's Vinci Airports, according to a...

  • CHICAGO— Chicago has hired a new security chief for its airports, including O'Hare International Airport where officers dragged a passenger from a United Airlines plane in April. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Tuesday that Andrew Velasquez will be managing deputy commissioner for safety and security in charge of O'Hare and Midway international...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Delta Air Lines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. The airline invested $600,000 in the four kiosks being tested throughout the summer, Delta spokeswoman Ashton Morrow said Tuesday. Carl Peterson of Rosemount is a Delta Priority member who flies once a week for his job.

  • SAO PAULO, June 19- TPI Triunfo Participações& Investimentos SA sold a 50 percent stake in a port terminal to partner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA on Monday, a key step toward advancing the debt-laden Brazilian infrastructure firm's turnaround. In a securities filing, Triunfo said it sold the 50 percent it has in Terminal Portuário de Navegantes SA for...

  • SAO PAULO, June 19- TPI Triunfo Participações& Investimentos SA has sold a 50 percent stake in a port terminal to partner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA, a key step toward advancing the debt-laden Brazilian infrastructure firm's turnaround. In a securities filing, Triunfo said it sold the 50 percent it has in Terminal Portuário de Navegantes SA for 1.3...

  • SAO PAULO, June 19- TPI Triunfo Participações& Investimentos SA has agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in a port terminal to partner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA's TIL unit, a key step towards advancing the debt-laden Brazilian infrastructure firm's turnaround, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. According to the person, Triunfo sold the 50...

  • PARIS, June 19- Qatar Airways is in the process of asking the U.S. department of Homeland Security to visit its hub in Doha and carry out an audit of security at the airport in light of the restrictions on large electronics devices in cabins, the carrier's CEO said. "I am sure that the Department of Transport and Homeland Security will revisit this," Akbar al Baker told...

  • LIMA, June 15- Peru's opposition-controlled Congress called on Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne to answer questions on Thursday over a recording in which he appears to ask the comptroller's office to approve a $520 million airport contract in exchange for a bigger budget. Earlier this month local television station Panamericana released a recording of...

  • Airline complaints aren't due to service decline: Seth Kaplan

    Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly, discusses the boost in airline complaints.

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- American Airlines and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday they were testing a new high-definition airport screening device that could allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops in carry-on luggage during screening and potentially avoid new restrictions on in-cabin electronics.

  • BRUSSELS— A power outage has hit Brussels airport that is causing chaos during the morning rush hour and is set to delay planes throughout the day. Florence Muls of Brussels airport says the outage hit at 5 a.m. Thursday and specifically affected the luggage and air conditioning systems. "There was no communication at all so nobody knew what was going on," said...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Emergency workers who carried a passenger's partially clothed body down the aisle of an American Airlines jet were focused on saving her life, a spokesman for the Minneapolis airport said Tuesday. A passenger, Art Endress of Dallas, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune it was "out of line" not to cover the woman. "From our standpoint everything was...

  • WASHINGTON— It may not be necessary to expand a ban on laptops and other large electronics in the cabins of many international flights into the United States right now, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday. Kelly didn't rule out an expansion from 10 current airports, mostly in the Middle East and Africa, to all nonstop flights from Europe to the U.S.,...

  • Trump hands Democrats a $1 trillion moment of truth

    President Trump is handing the Democrats the massive infrastructure spending they've always wanted.

  • ATHENS, June 12- Piraeus Port, operator of Greece's biggest port and majority-owned by China's COSCO Shipping, has agreed to team up with the operator of Shanghai port, the world's largest container port, to promote container shipping traffic. Piraeus, COSCO Shipping and Shanghai International Port Group have agreed to cooperate in project planning, staff...