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World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Silicon Valley supply chain fixer Flexport tops CNBC Disruptor 50

After a year in which supply chain bottlenecks roiled the global economy, Flexport, which uses technology to improve supply chains, reaches the top of the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Freight forwarding, the official name for the industry Flexport is disrupting, is the centuries-old, trillion-dollar global business of matching companies that …

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Why ‘free’ shipping isn’t free

The big carriers such as FedEx, UPS and Amazon make lots of deliveries, and none of those packages are being shipped for “free.” “People like free shipping because the word free is very powerful, even if people know that it’s not really free because someone is paying for it,” Kara …

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Why U.S. bridges are in such bad shape

America’s bridges are in rough shape. More than a third of the nation’s bridges are in need of repair, and over 43,000 are in poor condition and classified as “structurally deficient,” according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. A structurally deficient bridge is one that requires significant maintenance …

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What’s behind the congestion at U.S. ports

The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in North America, saw record volume in 2021. Container volume at the port, including imports like furniture and apparel, surged to a record 10.6 million TEUs in 2021, almost 16% higher than the previous year. A TEU, or twenty-foot equivalent unit, is …

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‘Green’ fuels more expensive but need to think long term: Maersk CEO

The container ship MORTEN MÆRSK heading to Hamburg on April 22, 2020. eyewave | iStock Editorial | Getty Images The CEO of shipping giant Moller-Maersk admitted to CNBC Thursday that shifting to “green” fuels would come at a cost, but emphasized the importance of focusing on the bigger picture rather …

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