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  • 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...

  • LIMA, Sept 15- A more than 3,000- mile-long railway proposed by China to bridge Atlantic and Pacific ports in South America would cost $60 billion, Peru said on Thursday, further dampening prospects of the project coming to fruition. Last year, China and Peru agreed to study the feasibility of the railway that would cross the Amazon and Andes to slash the cost of...

  • The A1 bridge between Cologne and Leverkusen in Germany no longer supports trucks weighing more than 3.5 tons.

    Roads and bridges in Germany — as in the United States – are slowly deteriorating from a lack of investment. Now the government is taking action.

  • SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Sept 14- Three ships chartered to Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd have been sold and two more vessels are up for sale, ship brokers said on Wednesday, kicking off an asset sale sparked by the failure of the world's seventh largest container shipper. Around $14 billion of cargo has been tied up globally as ports, tugboat operators and cargo handling firms...

  • SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Sept 14- Three ships chartered to Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd have been sold and two more of vessels are up for sale, ship brokers said on Wednesday, kicking off a fire sale sparked by the failure of the world's seventh largest container shipper. Around $14 billion of cargo has been tied up globally as ports, tugboat operators and cargo handling firms...

  • Sept 13- The bankruptcy of Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd is causing ripple effects for importers bringing goods from Asian factories to U.S. malls by creating a shortage of trailers to move ocean-shipping containers on U.S. roads. Terminal operators in the California ports of Long Beach and Oakland are not taking back empty containers. "If it's not fixed in the...

  • LIMA, Sept 13- Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said a transcontinental railway proposed by China to slash the costs of shipping Brazilian goods to Asia could be too expensive and environmentally harmful to build. Peru and China agreed to study the feasibility of a 5,300- kilometer railroad to link Brazil's Atlantic coast with a port on Peru's Pacific...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEOUL, Sept 12 (Reuters)- A portion of the $14 billion in cargo trapped at sea by the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd began moving out of one California port on Monday, and a second ship received orders to head to dock, after the turmoil created by the South Korean company's collapse. Truckers began moving freight from the Hanjin Greece, one of...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 12- Chicago would sell up to $3.5 billion of revenue bonds this year for its O'Hare International Airport under proposals approved on Monday by the city council's finance committee. Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed refunding up to $1.5 billion of general airport revenue bonds through Bank of America Merrill Lynch to save an estimated $187.2 million,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEOUL, Sept 12- A portion of the $14 billion in cargo trapped at sea by the bankruptcy of Hajin Shipping Co Ltd began moving out of a California port on Monday as shareholders and executives of the South Korean firm pledged funds to help resolve the turmoil created by its collapse. The Hanjin Greece, one of roughly a dozen of the company's ships...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- London's Heathrow Airport, which is battling Gatwick for government approval for an extra runway, said it handled a record 7.34 million passengers in August, with more flying to the Middle East and Latin America. The British government is expected to rule in the coming weeks on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow or its rival Gatwick after a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEOUL, Sept 12- A Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd vessel is finishing unloading in California and scheduled to leave port on Monday, shipping industry officials said, as shareholders and executives associated with the South Korean firm pledged funds to help resolve the turmoil created by its collapse. Truck drivers probably will begin moving containers...

  • A bridge connecting express highway between Guiyang City and Qianxi County. Guiyang-Qianxi express highway is an important part in Guizhou's high-speed structures, with a length of 78.436 kilometers.

    The cities powering China's growth mostly clustered on its coasts, but an inland town has become the top performer, the Milken Institute said.

  • Sept 12- The collapse of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container carrier, has disrupted global trade networks and driven up freight rates. *$14 billion- the estimated value of cargo tied up globally as Hanjin ships idle outside ports that won't let them in. *$1,700- the average cost to move goods in 40- ft containers from the U.S. West...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 10- Dock workers began unloading furniture, clothing and other cargo on Saturday from a container ship owned by bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd, breaking a logjam that has stranded goods on a dozen vessels bound for the U.S. West Coast. The Hanjin Greece docked at the Port of Long Beach in California early Saturday morning and workers were hauling...

  • Sept 9- A U.S. judge on Friday signed an order granting Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd provisional protection from creditors in the United States, enabling some vessels to dock and unload at U.S. ports. "We have the money," said Ilana Volkov, an attorney for Hanjin, told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing in Newark, New Jersey on Friday. One of the four, the Hanjin Greece, was scheduled...

  • Sept 9- A U.S. judge on Friday signed an order granting Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd provisional protection from creditors in the United States, enabling some vessels to dock and unload at U.S. ports. South Korea's Hanjin had asked U.S. "We have the money," said Ilana Volkov, an attorney for Hanjin, told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing in Newark, New Jersey on Friday.

  • Sept 9- A U.S. judge said on Friday he will grant Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd provisional protection from creditors in the United States, enabling some vessels to dock and unload at U.S. ports. South Korea's Hanjin asked U.S. "We have the money," said Ilana Volkov, an attorney for Hanjin, told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing in Newark, New Jersey on Friday.

  • Sept 9- A U.S. judge said on Friday he will grant Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd provisional protection from creditors in the United States, enabling some vessels to dock and unload at U.S. ports. "We have the money to fully service those four ships," Ilana Volkov, an attorney for Hanjin, told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing in Newark, New Jersey on Friday. Around $14 billion of...