Tag: Shipping

Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid and promised to change the practice, which it...

My sister and her husband said I should pay 40% towards our vacation rentals because they share a bedroom. Is that fair?

Dear Quentin, My sister, brother-in-law and I have traveled together a number of times on month-long trips. On previous vacations, we each agreed to pay...

The Stellantis EV day is coming. Here’s what to know.

Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest car maker, will host its EV Day on Thursday and unveil more details around its electrification strategy. The company, formed earlier...

Panama Canal Tackles Climate-Change Puzzle: Too Little Rainwater or Too Much

PANAMA CITY—The Panama Canal faces a creeping threat from climate change, including droughts so intense that ships sometimes reduce their cargo so as not to...

Americans are still hesitant about getting on a plane

At the onset of the pandemic, airlines and hotels saw nearly identical declines in bookings as Americans quarantined at home, but new research suggests that...

Opinion: Riches await whoever can solve this EV conundrum

Here’s an important metric concerning America’s electric car industry: The ratio of EVs to recharging stations. There obviously have to be enough to make easy...

Infrastructure and the stock market — here’s what the $1 trillion deal means

Maybe it really is infrastructure week. Stock-market investors applauded Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.95% sharply higher and scoring another round of...

The new cruise ship rulebook: What to know about booking a trip, getting on board, and other changes

You may have been able to hear the champagne corks pop and cheers resound on June 5 as the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship weighed anchor...

The Global Logistics Logjam Shifts From Suez to Shenzhen

HONG KONG—As Western economies roar back to life, a fresh wave of Covid-19 clusters in Asia—where vaccination campaigns remain in their early stages—is creating new...

This industry saw a 112% rise in job openings since the pandemic — and it’s not leisure and hospitality

When the economy shut down last year to curb the spread of coronavirus the leisure and hospitality industry, which includes hotels, restaurants and bars, took...

Vaccinated and need a vacation? CDC relaxes guidance for Americans traveling to more than 100 countries.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated travel advice, easing restrictions on more than 100 countries and opening up more destinations...

Here’s a breakdown of the trillions worth of pandemic stimulus already unleashed in the U.S.

The massive scope of aid used by the U.S. government to help blanket the economy during the pandemic can be hard to imagine. But as...

More workers negotiate a return to the office — but working from home is a privilege open to precious few Americans

As white-collar workplaces debate the future of hybrid work with more than half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, a new analysis provides a reminder that...

Cruises are finally returning to U.S. ports — here’s what will be different post-COVID

Americans will soon be able to the sail the open sea once again, after COVID-19 shut down the cruise industry. But how will these first...

Egyptian Officials Accuse Ever Given’s Captain of Losing Control of Ship in Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt—Egyptian officials made their most specific allegations against the captain of a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

Indian cos shipping to Central Europe will find route through Koper ideal: Slovenia’s Foreign Minister

The Central European state of Slovenia‘s main attractions is its geographical position between Italy and Austria. It is a Central European and a Mediterranean country....

Maersk stock sails higher in crowded sea of earnings, with European stocks mixed

Shares in Danish shipping giant Maersk sailed higher on Tuesday on a mixed day for European equities, which treaded water amid a sea of earnings...

Travel and leisure top list of corporate credit ratings in flux during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been disrupting lives and businesses around the world for more than a year, but also the credit ratings of...

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the ‘double privilege’ dilemma they raise for society

Neil Schwartzman is used to getting vaccines in order to travel to exotic parts of the world such as the Great Rift Valley of Kenya...

These are the stocks for playing Biden’s infrastructure push, analysts say

President Joe Biden’s big speech on infrastructure is slated to come on Wednesday as he visits Pittsburgh. Analysts have been thinking about his push for...

PRO Act, called ‘most important labor legislation in several generations,’ passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the PRO Act, which supporters called the most significant labor legislation in decades and opponents characterized as...

The U.S. economy is ready to surge again. So is inflation.

The U.S. added a robust 379,000 jobs in February, and the economy is primed to take off, but improved growth prospects might come with a...