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  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- Mexico's state oil company Pemex began receiving imported fuel by train at a new privately run terminal for the first time in January as companies expand storage and transportation operations under the country's energy opening, a senior executive said in an interview. The cargo of just under 60,000 barrels arrived from Port Arthur, Texas, on...

  • A worker directs a bulldozer loaded with pebbles that will serve as the base for new concrete highway slabs as a re-decking construction project continues on Interstate-95 northbound in Philadelphia.

    Trump’s plan to goose infrastructure spending offers investment opportunities, said Ding Xuedong, chairman of China’s sovereign wealth fund.

  • KADUNA, Nigeria Jan 16- A new terminal at northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport is still under construction with cables hanging from ceilings less than two months before it is due to become an aviation hub when the capital's airport closes temporarily for runway repairs. Nigeria plans to shut Abuja airport for six weeks from March 8 to repair its runway and divert...

  • TORONTO, Jan 14- Privately held Canadian carrier Porter Airlines said flights had resumed after a system outage grounded its fleet earlier on Saturday. The airline, which operates short-haul flights out of Toronto's city airport using a fleet of turboprop aircraft, said the unidentified outage affected about 400 passengers and five flights were cancelled,...

  • AIRBUS JET LANDS AT IRAN AIRPORT, FIRST OF 100 ORDERED BY TEHRAN UNDER INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS DEAL- TV.

  • The government is due to get commitments from banks over the next two weeks for a $3 billion loan to back the $35 billion airport project, while the exhibition center is estimated to require total financing of around $7 billion, they said. The $3 billion loan for the airport expansion is split between a $2 billion conventional tranche and a $1 billion- equivalent,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 6- A consortium including a construction company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim has clinched the terminal project at Mexico City's new $13 billion airport, Mexican officials said on Friday. The construction arm of Slim's Grupo Carso and his majority-owned FCC submitted a bid of 84.8 billion Mexican pesos for the project, which is due to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to a $32 billion, 10- year capital plan on Thursday, including funding proposals for a new Hudson River train tunnel and a new Manhattan bus terminal. The Port Authority operates airports, bridges and tunnels in the bi-state area, which produces at least 10 percent of the nation's economic output,...

  • Dwellers of Complexo da Mare, a massive network of favelas that sits alongside the Linha Vermelha (Red Line), the main highway from the Rio de Janeiro international airport to the city center. Since 2010, the community has been fenced off from the highway by huge Perspex panels, authorities claim they provided an acoustic barrier but  locals describe it as a wall of shame, a means of hiding poor people.

    China's largest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, has extended its global reach to Brazil.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding roadways on Wednesday, his latest salvo in a roughly $100 billion push statewide to bring decaying old infrastructure into the modern era. A proposed expansion of the Van Wyck Expressway, which leads to the airport, would cost...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding roadways on Wednesday, his latest salvo in a roughly $100 billion push statewide to bring decaying old infrastructure into the modern era. Those changes could cost up to $8 billion, with a proposed expansion of the Van Wyck...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding roadways on Wednesday, his latest salvo in a roughly $100 billion push statewide to bring decaying old infrastructure into the modern era. Those changes could cost up to $8 billion, with a proposed expansion of the Van Wyck...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday's morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area's second major rail accident since late September. Emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Railroad train went off the tracks inside the busy transportation...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- A New York City train derailed after ramming into a bumper at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday's morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area's second major rail accident since late September. Emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Railroad train went off the tracks inside...

  • BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan 4- A New York City commuter train derailed at a Brooklyn terminal after ramming into a bumper during Wednesday's morning rush hour, leaving more than 100 people with non-life-threatening injuries, city officials said. Dozens of emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Railroad train went off the tracks inside the busy...

  • This is the latest step in the China’s Belt and Road initiative.

  • ABUJA, Jan 3- Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation ministry said on Tuesday, pushing the move back later than previously scheduled. The decision to shut the airport and divert Abuja- bound flights to Kaduna, an airport used primarily for domestic flights about 160 km to the north, was taken...

  • The world's tallest bridge just opened in China

    The new bridge cuts down a four-hour drive to just one hour.

  • This is the world's highest bridge

    The Beipanjiang Bridge, standing 1,854 feet above a river, just opened in southwest China.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 29- Berlin's long-delayed new airport is unlikely to open as planned next year, the chief executive told a German newspaper on Thursday, following a report that said completion of the project had been pushed back to 2018.. Despite Germany's reputation for engineering and organisational prowess, red tape and technical problems have repeatedly...