26 November 2010

Truck mishaps close I-90 for less than an hour

A stretch of Interstate 90 was closed for nearly an hour early this morning when semi-trailers either lost traction or spun out, according to the state Department of Transportation.

About 3 a.m., crews began working to clear the trucks from the road east of North Bend and had it open to traffic by 3:55 a.m., according to a news release.

There were no injuries, according to a Transportation Department dispatcher.

27 December 2006

New Terminal at Sofia Airport was opened on 27 December 2007

The new terminal is meant to service about 2.6 million people per year as well as about 26000 tones of cargo per year. In rush hour it designed to serve 2000 travelers.
The first to land at Terminal 2 was a flight from Brussels.
Its net costs stand at some EUR 110 M for nearly two years.
The old terminal of the Airport will be used for low cost companies.
The total area of the terminal building is 50000 sq meters, the terminal also has 820 parking places placed in multi level garage.

21 December 2006

New contract between Singapore Airlines and Airbus

The European plane maker Airbus has signed an contract with Singapore Airlines for additional nine jets with an option for another six more. According to the press release from airbus airlines the first plane is to be delivered in October 2007.

Due to the signed contract both sides seem to be happy. Airbus announced that they are glad to be working with Singapore Airlines who have reputation for innovation as well as great efficiency and excellence.

20 December 2006

EU to watch after Bulgarian Aviation

The EU commission has received disturbing report concerning the quality of Bulgarian civil aviation. The report forced the commission to take extra measures that will result affect local air carriers that will have to keep carrying out current bilateral agreements with each EU member state instead of making use of Eu's open sky policy.

Lack of qualified specialists and permanent training programmes and insufficient or no measures for dealing with irregularities also appeared among the reasons for the safeguard clause imposition.

All that means that Bulgaria's aviation will be subjected to a European Commission (EC) safeguard clause in relation to civil aviation safety.

19 December 2006

Boeing sells three 787-8 Dreamliners

Boeing announced that they and Kenya Airways signed an order in Nairobi for three additional 787-8 Dreamliners. That makes now has nine 787s for the airline on order, and also holds four options for Boeing's fast-selling new airplane. Both sides seemed to be happy with the deal, which extends further more Boeings influence in Africa.

27 November 2006

Transportation alternatives

Most transportation companies are committed to advancing the transportation needs and desires of the business community and local government. Nowadays new ways of alternative transportation are becoming popular, though not every town/city/country is prepared for them. And what makes the city/town ready for alternative transport?!
The answer is simple the city must have nice infrastructure allowing the citizens to use bicycles almost everywhere around. This of course is very useful. The amount of gas emissions will be lowered, the expenses for fuel will be lowered, possible decrease of traffic jams and most important eased public and commercial transport.

03 September 2006

Should I implement RFID?

Many articles concerning RFID (radio frequency identification) have been written during the last couple of years, so it is not necessary to explain the nature of the technology or its different ways of use. The question raised in this article is whether to implement this technology into our business or not? If we look at the market trends we will find out that RFID is finding its way in the transportation and logistics business, but at a slow pace. There is no doubt that sooner or later everybody in the world of logistics will have to use RFID, or one of its future representatives to track goods, containers, trucks and ships back to the customers if they want to stay competitive, but is the right time now? It depends on each company's needs. If you own a big or middle ranked transportation company the best thing to do is to get your shipments tagged. Such company structures have bigger operating costs for organization and supply chain management, which can be lowered by implementing RFID technologies and applications, but even if you do you must not forget about the future and that all implementations of the RFID technology must be able to work with it's future releases, ofcourse part of the problem is the lack of standard so far. The same problem will eventually reduce the need of implementing such technology in smaller companies where the expenses for organization and tracking shipments and goods are not big. Eventually, if we consider longer periods of operation, RFID will pay back but if before that a new standard comes along with newer and better applications and all the equipment has to be bought again, then it will turn out that for smaller logistics operators the implementation of RFID technologies has been nothing but a considerable loss of money.