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September 2020

Labor Department Seeks to Clarify Independent Contractor StatusEric Miller

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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposal to revise interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act to “promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation and encourage innovation in the economy.”The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposal to revise interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act to “promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation and encourage innovation in the economy.”Read MoreTransport Topics

Los Angeles Continues to Study Congestion Pricing’s PotentialEleanor Lamb

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proceeding with outreach efforts as it explores the potential of a congestion pricing pilot program for the region.The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proceeding with outreach efforts as it explores the potential of a congestion pricing pilot program for the region.Read MoreTransport Topics

Smoke from California wildfires decreases solar generation in CAISO

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In the first two weeks of September 2020, average solar-powered electricity generation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which covers 90% of utility-scale solar capacity in California, declined nearly 30% from the July 2020 average as wildfires burned across the state. Wildfire smoke contains small, airborne particulate matter particles that are generally 2.5 micrometers or smaller (referred to as PM2.5). This matter reduces the amount of sunlight that reaches solar panels, decreasing solar-powered electricity generation. As of September 28, California wildfires have burned an estimated 3.6 million acres in 2020, an area about the size of Connecticut.In the first two weeks of September 2020, average solar-powered electricity generation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which covers 90% of utility-scale solar capacity in California, declined nearly 30% from the July 2020 average as wildfires burned across the state. Wildfire smoke contains small, airborne particulate matter particles that are generally 2.5 micrometers or smaller (referred to as PM2.5). This matter reduces the amount of sunlight that reaches solar panels, decreasing solar-powered electricity generation. As of September 28, California wildfires have burned an estimated 3.6 million acres in 2020, an area about the size of Connecticut.Today in Energy

New guidance to facilitate repatriation flights for seafarersHariesh Manaadiar

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Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home, and for their relief crews to be able to join ships. New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate those flights marks a further step to alleviate the ongoing crew change crisis.

The guidance outlines specific recommendations for seafarer changeover flights, including the need for advanced bilateral communication, coordination and planning between shipowners, aviation stakeholders and the relevant authorities. It also highlights the importance of seafarers and requests States to grant rapid authorization for the entry, departure and transit of aircraft, including seafarer changeover flights.

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim expressed his confidence that this new contribution by the United Nations will have a positive impact on the crew change crisis. It is estimated that 400,000 seafarers are still trapped at sea, due to restrictions imposed by Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance is shared by IMO in Circular Letter 4204/Add.32. attached   – It will be reviewed and updated as necessary by ICAO as the global situation evolves.

You can find on the ICAO website here https://www.icao.int/Security/COVID-19/EBandSL/2020%2097.pdf

the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidance specifically applicable to facilitating passenger and repatriation flights using Public Health Corridors (PHC) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home, and for their relief crews to be able to join ships. New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate those flights marks a further step to alleviate the ongoing crew change crisis. 
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New guidance to facilitate repatriation flights for seafarersHariesh Manaadiar

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seafarer repatriation

Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home, and for their relief crews to be able to join ships. New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate those flights marks a further step to alleviate the ongoing crew change crisis.

The guidance outlines specific recommendations for seafarer changeover flights, including the need for advanced bilateral communication, coordination and planning between shipowners, aviation stakeholders and the relevant authorities. It also highlights the importance of seafarers and requests States to grant rapid authorization for the entry, departure and transit of aircraft, including seafarer changeover flights.

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim expressed his confidence that this new contribution by the United Nations will have a positive impact on the crew change crisis. It is estimated that 400,000 seafarers are still trapped at sea, due to restrictions imposed by Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance is shared by IMO in Circular Letter 4204/Add.32. attached   – It will be reviewed and updated as necessary by ICAO as the global situation evolves.

You can find on the ICAO website here https://www.icao.int/Security/COVID-19/EBandSL/2020%2097.pdf

the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidance specifically applicable to facilitating passenger and repatriation flights using Public Health Corridors (PHC) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home, and for their relief crews to be able to join ships. New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate those flights marks a further step to alleviate the ongoing crew change crisis. 
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Warehouse Automation Market Outlook: 2020 UpdateClint Reiser

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ARC Advisory Group’s 2020 update to its global warehouse automation market shows Dematic, Knapp, and SSI Schaefer as the 2019 market share leaders. Accelerating warehouse automation demand from e-commerce growth is propelling market growth. This year’s research includes additional five year forecasts for hardware by equipment category (subsystems), hardware by load size, and retail by type.

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ARC Advisory Group’s 2020 update to its global warehouse automation market shows Dematic, Knapp, and SSI Schaefer as the 2019 market share leaders. Accelerating warehouse automation demand from e-commerce growth is propelling market growth. This year’s research includes additional five year forecasts for hardware by equipment category (subsystems), hardware by load size, and retail by type.
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Warehouse Automation Market Outlook: 2020 UpdateClint Reiser

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ARC Advisory Group’s 2020 update to its global warehouse automation market shows Dematic, Knapp, and SSI Schaefer as the 2019 market share leaders. Accelerating warehouse automation demand from e-commerce growth is propelling market growth. This year’s research includes additional five year forecasts for hardware by equipment category (subsystems), hardware by load size, and retail by type.

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ARC Advisory Group’s 2020 update to its global warehouse automation market shows Dematic, Knapp, and SSI Schaefer as the 2019 market share leaders. Accelerating warehouse automation demand from e-commerce growth is propelling market growth. This year’s research includes additional five year forecasts for hardware by equipment category (subsystems), hardware by load size, and retail by type.
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TRB announces 25 Minority Student Fellows for 2021

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As part of its commitment to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in transportation, the TRB Minority Student Fellows Program funds students from select minority-serving institutions to attend and present their research at the TRB Annual Meeting and help them engage in TRB’s network of transportation professionals. In 2021, 16 undergraduate and nine graduate students studying civil and electrical engineering, planning, security, business, and geographic sciences have been selected to take part in the p…As part of its commitment to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in transportation, the TRB Minority Student Fellows Program funds students from select minority-serving institutions to attend and present their research at the TRB Annual Meeting and help them engage in TRB’s network of transportation professionals. In 2021, 16 undergraduate and nine graduate students studying civil and electrical engineering, planning, security, business, and geographic sciences have been selected to take part in the p…Read MoreMarine Transportation RSS Feed

How new network tools can help find paratroopers faster and improve situational awareness

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A recent exercise at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne’s first infantry brigade combat team found that the equipment fielded in Capability Set ’21 works well, but training needs to improve.A recent exercise at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne’s first infantry brigade combat team found that the equipment fielded in Capability Set ’21 works well, but training needs to improve.Defense News