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Low water levels mean Rhine is days from being shut for cargo

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Germany’s Rhine, one of Europe’s key waterways, is just days away from being closed to commercial traffic because of very low levels caused by drought, authorities and industry have warned. Crucially, the impending cr...

Aircraft carrying ‘dangerous’ cargo crashes in northern Greece

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A large cargo aircraft has crashed and exploded in a ball of flames near Paleochori Kavalas in northern Greece. Eye-witnesses said the Antonov An-12 plane was on fire and that they had heard explosions as it flew over...

DHL cargo plane splits in two after crash landing at Costa Rica airport

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A Boeing 757-200 cargo aircraft operated by DHL has made a dramatic emergency landing at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria international airport, skidded off the runway and broke in two, losing its tail. DHL, part of Deuts...

Dozens of guns among items stolen from LA train cargo containers

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Dozens of handguns and shotguns were among items stolen by thieves from cargo containers aboard trains near downtown Los Angeles for months, authorities said. Police arrested three people last summer carrying new .22...

Discarded packages, shredded boxes: Photos renew attention on Los Angeles cargo theft

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Newly released photos and videos showing train tracks littered with discarded boxes have cast fresh attention on the theft of packages from cargo containers crossing through Los Angeles in recent months. On tracks nea...

Navy to dismantle sunken cargo ship on Thames holding unstable explosives

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An operation to remove the masts from a sunken cargo ship in the River Thames, containing 1,400 tonnes of unstable explosives onboard, will involve Royal Navy specialists. It is believed that if the unexploded ordnanc...

Asda charters cargo ship with festive items amid supply chain crisis

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Asda has revealed it chartered its own cargo ship to ensure key festive items such as toys, clothing and decorations reach its stores, in the latest example of the extreme measures retailers are taking to mitigate pre...

Mexico police intercept 652 Central American migrants in three cargo trucks

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Police in northern Mexico have discovered more than 600 Central American migrants hiding in three long cargo trucks headed to the United States, in one of the biggest roundups of US-bound migrants by Mexican authoriti...

China to launch uncrewed cargo ship to Tiangong station

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China is preparing to launch an uncrewed cargo ship to its Tiangong “Heavenly palace” space station in preparation for the arrival of its second human crew this autumn. The Long March 7 rocket was delivered to the Wen...

Cargo bikes deliver faster and cleaner than vans, study finds

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Electric cargo bikes deliver about 60% faster than vans in city centres, according to a study. It found that bikes had a higher average speed and dropped off 10 parcels an hour, compared with six for vans. The bikes a...

Boeing 737 cargo pilots rescued after emergency landing in Pacific Ocean

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The pilots of a cargo plane made a desperate and daring nighttime emergency landing on water early Friday and miraculously survived. They were plucked from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii by first responders...

Future Cargo review – sci-fi show reflects these strange times back to us

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Shows that are distributed physically and not digitally remain something of a rarity these days, but Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg’s Future Cargo, performed inside a 40ft haulage truck that houses its set and te...

Sri Lankan officials brace for oil spill from sinking cargo ship

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Sri Lanka is readying for the possibility of an oil spill after a cargo ship laden with chemicals sank off its western coast. The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl, carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tonnes o...

Chinese cargo craft docks with future space station in orbit

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A Chinese cargo spacecraft carrying equipment and supplies has successfully docked with the core module of the country’s future space station, according to state media. A Long March 7 rocket carrying the Tianzhou-2 ca...

Curse of Ever Given strikes Sussex port as another cargo ship goes aground

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Located in a small seaside resort on the south coast of England, the harbour of Littlehampton rarely attracts comparisons to major international shipping routes. But an incident early on Tuesday in the West Sussex tow...