A collapsed bridge in Atlanta in 2017 backed up traffic for a month.
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As President Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill, it’s important to determine which road, freight and information networks are the most vital to protect.
An e-highway test track in Germany.
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Heavy goods vehicles predominantly run on diesel. Here are three options for eliminating their emissions.
The Suez Canal on a normal day.
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Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors.
Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.
Freight ships are tied to many countries.
Carbon emissions from maritime freight are everyone’s problem because of climate change.
Unloading packages and arranging them for delivery in New York City.
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Rising e-commerce means more delivery trucks and urban gridlock. Lockers at transit centers, where carriers can leave packages for people who live or work nearby, are a potential solution.
Autonomous drones have already been used to deliver medicines and other small freight items.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
This month Sweden built the first road that charges electric vehicles as they drive.
Sweden’s smart road allows electric cars to charge in motion. But alternative technologies might be a better option.
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New research finds small drones on short deliveries use less carbon than the equivalent vehicles.
Fire crews douse derailed tanker cars carrying crude oil in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., in this July 6, 2013, file photo. A trial is now underway for three former railway employees charged in connection with the fatal train derailment.
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As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
Are drones the parcel couriers of the future?
Online shopping giants and logistics firms are trying to improve efficiency and cut carbon – knowing that doing so will reduce their operating costs while appealing to green-minded consumers.
Which links are most important in road and information networks?
When planning major infrastructure investments, it’s important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
Cargo that automatically reports to customs, containers that monitor their contents, and robots that pick and pack at either end: technology is changing freight, forever.
The use of rail for freight can save lives.
“Without trucks, Australia stops” is now a fact of modern life. But when all costs are considered, road freight is an expensive way of moving large amounts of freight. And, as shown by ongoing fatal crashes…
The Arctic is not, and never will be, plain sailing.
Disappearing Arctic sea ice has brought new opportunities for shipping, and placed the top of the world squarely on industry and politicians’ agendas. When the bulk carrier MV Nordic Orion last week ferried…
Our lives and lifestyles depend on mobility of people and freight; are we ready to lose that?
Over the next 50 years the world will increasingly confront a dilemma. On the one hand, the global economy and local lifestyles depend on the mobility of people and goods. On the other, that mobility depends…
It’s time we found a way to make our trucks greener.
Truck transport accounts for roughly 25% of energy used in the global transport sector, making it a substantial contributor (2.6%) to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. As concerns about greenhouse gas…
The Pacific Highway has a long history of fatal truck accidents.
Articulated trucks such as semi-trailers and “B-Doubles” are involved in about 30% of fatal road accidents on the Pacific Highway. As the number of trucks carrying freight between Sydney and Brisbane increases…