Cargo Ship Expels Toxic Gas off Canada’s Pacific Coast After Fire Broke Out

A cargo ship near the city of Victoria in British Columbia is expelling toxic gas after a fire broke out in 10 of its containers on Oct. 23, the Canadian Coast Guard said. The Zim Kingston ship had been bound …

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Philadelphia Train Riders Failed to Intervene as Woman was Allegedly Raped, Authorities Say

Bystanders failed to help a woman from being raped on a transit train in Philadelphia last week or to call police, authorities said. The alleged incident, described as a “horrendous criminal act,” occurred on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) …

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Uber Faces Legal Action Over ‘Racist’ Facial Recognition Software

The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU), on behalf of an ex-Uber driver and a courier, has launched legal action against Uber on Tuesday over their racist facial recognition system. ADCU filed the case after the unfair dismissal of a …

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Southwest Airlines Offers Extra Pay for Staff to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Southwest Airlines introduced on Sept. 15 new incentives to get its staff vaccinated against COVD-19, following similar policies from other air carriers. The airline company said that it will offer extra 16 hours of pay for fully vaccinated employees who …

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Egypt Launches New Trade Technology to Create Most Advanced Global Logistics Hub

Egypt announced launching a new trade facilitation technology to improve processing time and costs for all exporters to the country. Egyptian Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said that the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) system was a significant step in realizing …

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Suez Canal Blocked Again

The Suez Canal Authority announced the temporary suspension of operations after another giant container ship ran aground. The Coral Crystal, a Panama-flagged bulk carrier ran aground after sailing 54km into the channel. According to a local news report, four ships …

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Indonesian Authorities Seize Tanker Wanted for Oil Theft in Cambodia

The Indonesian Navy said on Wednesday that it seized an oil tanker and its crew suspected of stealing crude oil from Cambodia. The navy picked up the oil tanker off the coast of Sumatra, three days after Phnom Penh issued …

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Danish Shipping Company Maersk Spends £1 Billion on ‘Carbon Neutral’ Container Ships

Danish shipping company Maersk on Tuesday has spent £1 billion ordering eight container vessels able to run on green methanol and traditional bunker fuel as it switches to carbon-neutral operations. Maersk said the investment can save more than 1m tons …

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First Cruise Ship From California in Over a Year Heads to Mexico

A cruise ship has set sail from the Port of Long Beach, California on Saturday headed for the Mexican Riviera, making it the first cruise ship to depart after 17 months. Carnival Corp. shared in a statement that the cruise …

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