Strike in India – Beginning April 1st, the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) plans to initiate a country-wide transporter strike. The strike is in opposition to hikes in insurance premiums and diesel prices.
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Ceremony for Green Port Gateway Project – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator attended the opening ceremony for the Green Port Gateway on Tuesday, March 26th. The Green Port Gateway is an $83.5 million rail-infrastructure expansion project that will improve the connection between the Port of Long Beach and the Alameda Corridor rail line. The project will also help to reduce congestion and improve the environment near the Port of Long Beach by shifting more cargo from trucks to trains.
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China Inspects Freight Vehicles for Safety – China’s Ministry of Public Security announced a six-month safety sweep of vehicles used to transport freight to begin April1st. The ministry is currently urging police departments to crack down on speeding, overloading and other road misconduct.
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IATA Calls for Improvement in India Aviation – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is attempting to enhance the safety, security and efficiency in Indian aviation. They will start by reviewing their ground handling policy and modernizing cargo processes.
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