Shipping

The Mississippi River handles $7 billion in trade as one of the world's largest navigable inland waterways. A Midwestern drought has brought the river to water levels so low that they threaten to shut down shipping, reports John Schwartz.
Dec 27, 2012   The New York Times
Over the past few years, San Francisco's waterfront has become home to art pieces like an enormous, cartoony bow and arrow and a giant spider. Labor historians have a different idea: A five-story crane built in the early 1970s for loading coconuts.
Sep 27, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle
City Cargo of Amsterdam has developed a fleet of non-polluting vehicles to deliver cargo via the city's unused streetcar tracks. Their aim is to cut the number of trucks going into the city by 50%.
Sep 25, 2008   Treehugger
Gulfport, Mississippi lays plans to be the home of America's largest container port facility.
Sep 16, 2008   Sun Herald
The government of Manitoba hopes to take advantage of Winnipeg's location near the geographic centre of North America to build an "inland port" to funnel imports through the continent on improved highways and rail links.
Sep 13, 2008   Winnipeg Free Press
The enormous traffic in imported goods is generating a huge amount of disease-causing pollution in and around ports, and along trade routes.
Sep 6, 2008   AlterNet
Toyota has hired two firms to build solar panels to augment the diesel engines on their car-carrying behemoths. The result will be a cut in CO2 emissions of 1 to 2 percent per year, or about 20 tons.
Sep 4, 2008   Wired
For the first time in recorded history, the Northwest and the Northeast passages are free enough of ice to be navigable. Shipping companies welcome this effect of global climate change.
Sep 1, 2008   Der Spiegel
<p>Humboldt's port shows promise, but would require massive investment. Goldman Sachs expresses an interest, surprising locals.</p>
Jun 2, 2008   Times-Standard, Northern California
<p>Railroads are overcoming decades of resistance from environmentalists by touting their greener aspects.</p>
May 30, 2008   Wall St. Journal
<p>Former Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced his intentions to propose that Russia and the United States move forward with plans from the early 20th century to build a 64-mile tunnel between the two countries.</p>
Apr 1, 2008   The Times (UK)