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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO SAFETY CHECK, CALLED COMMUNITY HELP, THAT LETS PEOPLE FIND, GIVE HELP SUCH AS FOOD, SHELTER, TRANSPORTATION AFTER A CRISIS.

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • The Comac C919 aircraft.

    China’s first homegrown passenger plane is to take to the skies before July this year, according to state media.

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 3- Tanzania signed a deal worth $1.215 billion with a consortium of Turkish and Portuguese companies on Friday to construct a 300- kilometer railway line, part of plans by the east African country to boost trade with its land-locked neighbors. In total, Tanzania wants to build a 2,561 km standard gauge railway network connecting its main Indian...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 3- President Michel Temer promoted his point man for infrastructure investment to a ministry position on Friday and added a politician from an allied party to his cabinet to help push austerity measures through Congress. In coming months, Moreira Franco will open concessions for the building and operation of roads, railways, ports and airports in...

  • The' One Belt, One Road' scheme, promoting infrastructure projects along historical land and sea trade routes, is helping "align China's development with that of other countries", State Councillor Yang Jiechi said in a commentary on Friday in the official China Daily newspaper. Chinese President Xi Jinping, as a keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

  • LAGOS, Feb 2- German carrier Lufthansa will not fly to the replacement air hub for the Nigerian capital of Abuja while the main airport is closed for repairs from next month, a company spokesman said on Thursday. While it is closed Abuja- bound passengers will have to fly to Kaduna and travel by bus to the capital, guarded by security, on a road where kidnappings have...

  • *Move comes after higher fines took effect in Taiwan. TAIPEI, Feb 2- Uber Technologies Inc said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company's long-running dispute with the island's authorities over mounting fines. The company has protested fines against it and defended its model, and in November...

  • Uber driver

    Uber Technologies Inc said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company's long-running dispute with the island's authorities.

  • *Move comes after higher fines took effect in Taiwan. TAIPEI, Feb 2- Uber Technologies Inc said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company's long-running dispute with the island's authorities. The U.S. company has protested fines against it and defended its model, and in November issued an open...

  • Feb 1- Alphabet Inc's Waymo said its fleet of self-driving vehicles logged more than 600,000 miles last year on public roads in California, while rival Tesla Inc reported operating autonomous vehicles for just 550 miles on public roads since last October, according to reports released on Wednesday by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Feb 1- Alphabet Inc's Waymo said its fleet of self-driving vehicles logged more than 600,000 miles last year on public roads in California, while rival Tesla Inc reported operating autonomous vehicles for just 550 miles on public roads since last October, according to reports released on Wednesday by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- BlackRock Inc is pushing further into the private infrastructure market with an agreement to buy First Reserve Corp's Energy Infrastructure Funds unit. The 37- member energy infrastructure team at First Reserve, which manages $3.7 billion in two funds, will join BlackRock, the New York- based asset manager said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 1- A major computer malfunction crippled traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for hours on Wednesday, causing delays or cancellations of more than 100 flights at one of Europe's largest transportation hubs. Passengers faced hours of delays as flights were diverted to alternative European airports including Munich and Rotterdam, a...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 1- A major computer malfunction crippled traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday causing the delay or cancellation of more than 100 flights at one of Europe's largest transportation hubs. KLM, the national carrier, canceled flights to Germany, Belgium, Britain and the United States, among others. Flights were being redirected to...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 1- Passengers at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport faced long waits Wednesday due to a serious computer problem at air traffic control, causing scores of flights to be diverted, canceled or delayed. A reboot of computer systems at one of Europe's largest flight hubs failed to resolve the issue. Flights were being redirected to Germany's Munich...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Elaine Chao, a former top U.S. labor official, was sworn in on Tuesday to lead the U.S. Transportation Department, which overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao, a former U.S. labor secretary and deputy transportation secretary, took office hours after the U.S. Senate voted 93 to 6 to confirm her. The Transportation Department has...