Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more

US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – The union and employers negotiating a new labor contract for more than 22,000 US West Coast port workers said high-stakes talks that are being closely watched by industry and the White House would continue after the agreement expired late on Friday. The agreement covers 29 Pacific Coast ports stretching … Read more

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

US economy contracted in Q1; consumer spending revised lower General Mills rises as sales beat on higher prices Bed Bath & Beyond replaces CEO, shares tumble Dow up 0.27%, S&P down 0.07%, Nasdaq off 0.03% NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended a seesaw session slightly down on Wednesday as investors staggered … Read more