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China is said to plan killing local aid for electric cars

An electric car connected to a charger Beijing - (Bloomberg) China is planning to tell local governments to stop offering subsidies for electric cars and other new-energy vehicles, people familiar with the matter said, a move that could undermine demand for autos made by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.   The

Airfreight rates in dramatic peak season rise, states Freightos

Against a background of IATA’s estimated 9.3% growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, airfreight rates have been dramatically up this peak season, reports online platform Freightos. Freightos stated: "While some rates have eased recently, others are heating up. Most US airlines canceled 7-10 scheduled flights coming in from China between December 22-30,

Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in record volumes for 2017

Emirate Sky Cargo Dubai - Emirates SkyCargo wrapped up a year of record volumes and expansion, carrying 2.5 million tonnes of freight this year across its global network. The carrier’s president, Tim Clark, commented that despite challenging market conditions, the carrier had successfully implemented initiatives to boost revenues, trim costs, and used emerging technologies

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up

Boeing’s MQ-25 drone is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. (Boeing photo by Eric Shindelbower) Boeing recently offered a first glimpse of its newest military aircraft, a large,

BA owner IAG to buy Austrian airline Niki for €20m

British Airways owner IAG says it is to purchase the insolvent Austrian holiday airline Niki for €20m ($24m). IAG said that it would also provide additional liquidity to the company of up to €16.5m. Niki was previously owned by Air Berlin, which filed for insolvency in August after its biggest shareholder, Etihad

Air Peace Acquires Another Boeing B737 On Christmas Eve

Lagos (Thisday) - One of Nigeria's leading carriers, Air Peace got a big boost on Christmas eve with the delivery of one of its newly acquired aircraft, a Boeing B737-300. The airline said the aircraft touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 6.30 pm, Sunday. The aircraft which was flown

Texting and driving in Canada getting worse, says CAA survey

Distracted driving now considered high-risk behaviour in BC as survey shows people think it's getting worse Ottawa, Ontario. (News 1130) – A survey suggests most Canadians believe texting and driving is getting worse despite police crackdowns and extensive public education efforts. In the November survey conducted by the Canadian Automobile Association, 83

How Driving Schools and NTSA Cause Rising Road Carnage in SA

Kenyan government recently introduces tough measures to end road carnage The Matatu Welfare Association has blamed driving schools and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) for the increased road carnage amid the revocation of the issuance of road service license to city vehicles. Vehicles plying city routes are usually licensed by