Trump nominates Chao as U.S. transportation secretary

At the Department of Transportation (DOT), Chao will play a prominent role in helping Trump to get an infrastructure spending bill through Congress and to start government-backed projects. Trump has vowed to push through a trillion-dollar increase in infrastructure spending in the next decade with his plan relying heavily on public-private partnerships and tax credits.

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CargoLogicAir and ABC end African operation

UK-based freighter operator CargoLogicAir (CLA) and AirBridgeCargo (ABC) have ended their scheduled operation between Europe and Africa after less than seven months. Speaking to Russian Aviation Insider, ABC general director Sergey Lazarev said the airline had decided to end the operation it ran through a CLA Boeing 747 freighter because of weakness in the African market.

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Port of Montreal inaugurates new container terminal

Canadian government officials last week marked the inauguration of a new container terminal at the Port of Montreal in the Viau sector. The new container terminal will boost the port's handing capacity by 450,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), according to a press release issued by port officials.

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Clutter Unwanted: Get Rid Of Stuff When Moving

If you’ve lived under one roof for more than 5 years, then the chances are that you will be surrounded by a great number of material things that are supposed to make your life easier and more fun. In most cases, owning stuff defines who you are and w..

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Dangers of the BAM

The implications of a declining security environment in the Bab el-Mandeb are substantial. The strait is one of a few strategic maritime choke points worldwide, a narrow but vital waterway that sea traffic must be able to navigate for maritime trade to function effectively. Almost all maritime trade between Europe and Asia, approximately USD700 billion annually, passes through this narrow waterway.

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Tired of snakes on your plane? Fight back with IATA’s animal trade tool

Every year, US$19 billion worth of illegal trade in animals and plants takes place, and the aviation industry is stepping up its efforts to prevent this illicit and ecologically damaging activity. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched its Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool, which shows aviation industry workers how to identify and report smugglers of endangered species.

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Astral Aviation to open drone hub at Kapese Airstrip, Kenya

The first drones in service are a fleet of Flyox units that can transport up to 1,850 kilograms up to 1,200 kilometers. While most commercial drones use top-mounted rotors, Flyox drones are unmanned prop-planes with retractable tail-wheel and amphibious landing capacity as well as precision parachute drop capability.

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