Hurricane Sandy disrupted air travel across the U.S., grounding about 12,500 flights today and tomorrow as the storm barreled toward the northeast and forced the region’s major airports to suspend operations.
A 6-inch blanket of snow prompted Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Holdings Inc. to scrub most flights to and from Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport, and led United Parcel Service Inc. to suspend pickups and deliveries in its hometown.
United Parcel Service Inc., the world’s biggest package-delivery company, said some U.K. sites have been temporarily closed since last week after a government ban on cargo screening following a scheduled security review.
CSX Corp.’s container cargoes have increased about 10 percent for two straight quarters as eastern U.S. railroads invest billions in a business that threatens the trucking industry’s most lucrative shipments.
Jim Benton, a Jeffersonville, Indiana, jewelry-store owner, says sales fell 40 percent in two weeks after the Sherman Minton Bridge connecting his border community to customers in Kentucky closed Sept. 9.