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Canadian Goverment Invests in Safety of Arctic Shipping

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  The Government of Canada announced Thursday that it is investing $22.7 million over the next five years to help improve the safety of marine transportation and navigation in the Arctic. Nearly 95 percent of goods transported in the...Show More Summary

U.S. Senate Panel Votes to Lift Oil Export Ban

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  By Timothy Gardner and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to lift a 40-year-old ban on the export of crude oil, but the measure faces an uphill battle in getting passed by the full Senate. Show More Summary

CSCL Inks Shipbuilding Contracts for Eight 13,500 TEU Containerships

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has entered into agreements for the construction and purchase of eight 13,500 TEU capacity containerships. The shipbuilding contracts are valued at US $934.4 million and due in four installments of US $116.8 million each, according to a CSCL announcement. Show More Summary

Vale to Collect $448 Million from Sale of Four Giant ‘Valemax’ Ships to China

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  RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30 (Reuters) – Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Thursday that it expects to receive $448 million from the sale of four dry-bulk iron ore ships to China’s state-owned China Merchants Energy Shipping Co in September. Show More Summary

Neptune Orient Lines Swings to First Profit in Six Quarters

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  SINGAPORE, July 30 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL) swung to a tiny net profit in its second quarter after six straight quarters of losses but said it had seen severe freight rate erosion. “The group’s container...Show More Summary

Shell to Cut 6,500 Jobs as Prolonged Market Downturn Looms

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By Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it’s preparing for a “prolonged downturn” by cutting thousands of jobs and slashing billions of dollars in investments over the next two years. The shares gained the most in almost six months. Show More Summary

Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks

A Belgian member of the 2addicts forum posts the option sheet for his Euro-spec car. A six-speed manual is standard, a seven-speed DCT is one of the limited options. Continue reading Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:28:00 EST. Show More Summary

Lamborghini bringing exclusive supercar to Pebble Beach

Lamborghini is tipped to be bringing a new million-dollar, 12-cylinder hypercar to show clients at Pebble Beach this summer. Continue reading Lamborghini bringing exclusive supercar to Pebble Beach Lamborghini bringing exclusive supercar to Pebble Beach originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

Next-gen Volvo V40 and S60L confirmed for US

Volvo senior vice president Alan Visser tells De Telegraaf that the next-generation V40 is being designed with the US in mind. It should hit the market in 2017. Continue reading Next-gen Volvo V40 and S60L confirmed for US Next-gen Volvo V40 and S60L confirmed for US originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:43:00 EST. Show More Summary

The problem with how automakers confront hacking threats

More than anyone, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are responsible for alerting Americans to the hacking perils awaiting them in their modern-day cars. Continue reading The problem with how automakers confront hacking threats The problem with how automakers confront hacking threats originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:01:00 EST. Show More Summary

No surprise, Brits still love the Aston Martin Vanquish

The Aston Martin Vanquish may not be the sharpest arrow in the supercar quiver, but there's still a lot of charm to this V12-powered GT. Continue reading No surprise, Brits still love the Aston Martin Vanquish No surprise, Brits still love the Aston Martin Vanquish originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:00 EST. Show More Summary

Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps

A crowd near Mexico City attacked Uber drivers and their cars yesterday. At the same time, taxi drivers protested for a total ban on the ridehailing app. Continue reading Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps Uber...Show More Summary

2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R First Ride

We get our first taste of the 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R, from the passenger's seat. Continue reading 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R First Ride 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R First Ride originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Autoblog Minute: Ford reports record second-quarter profits

Autoblog's Mylencia Gillenwaters reports on Ford's 2015 second-quarter financials. Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Ford reports record second-quarter profits Autoblog Minute: Ford reports record second-quarter profits originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Translogic 181: Energica Ego Electric Motorcycle

Translogic's Jonathon Buckley takes to the hills of Mulholland atop the Energica Ego, an all-electric performance motorcycle out of Italy. And while our ride takes place in the US, Energica CEO Livia Cevolini joins the conversation from across the pond to give us details on one of the world's first production-ready electric superbikes. Show More Summary

Subaru suppliers rely on gray market labor

In an interesting, in-depth article, Reuters alleges that Subaru's suppliers in Japan are using low-paid foreign laborers to produce parts for the Forester. Continue reading Subaru suppliers rely on gray market labor Subaru suppliers rely on gray market labor originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:43:00 EST. Show More Summary

Ford F-150 extended cab struggles in IIHS small overlap test

The new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 performed well in crash testing, but a missing component prompted the IIHS to test another version that didn't hold up quite as well. Continue reading Ford F-150 extended cab struggles in IIHSShow More Summary

Bomb threat closes Ford Romeo Engine Plant [UPDATE]

A bomb threat to Ford's Romeo Engine Plant has closed the factory. Police have arrived on the scene with bomb-sniffing dogs. Continue reading Bomb threat closes Ford Romeo Engine Plant [UPDATE] Bomb threat closes Ford Romeo Engine Plant [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:20:00 EST. Show More Summary

Top Gear trio get streaming show on Amazon Prime, starts 2016

The trio of former Top Gear hosts is returning in 2016 thanks to a new, three-season streaming deal with Amazon Prime. Continue reading Top Gear trio get streaming show on Amazon Prime, starts 2016 Top Gear trio get streaming show on Amazon Prime, starts 2016 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:15:00 EST. Show More Summary

Harry bravely drives Jaguar XJ-S V12 1,000 miles to Monaco

Harry Metcalfe drives his 1980 Jaguar XJ-S V12 a thousand miles from England to Monaco for an Octane cover story, proving in the grandest of Eighties style that he's braver (or just more optimistic) than the rest of us. Continue reading...Show More Summary

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