Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Kapsch CarrierCom will showcase at the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Paris, May 17 – 18

Railway operators are preparing for the shift from GSM-R to a future wireless standard of radio infrastructure. Kapsch CarrierCom is the perfect partner for a seamless migration as the company will showcase at the conference of the International Union of … Read the full press release

DNV GL to present modern classification solutions at Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo

OSLO, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We kick off the week with the DNV GL Conference. It will take place Monday, 29 May, a day before the trade fair officially opens, from 11:00–15:30 in the Felix Conference Centre in Oslo, Aker Brygge. … Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd: 125 years ago steamship “Cremon” set sail from Europe to Canada for the first time under the Hapag flag

First liner service launched in 1892 / Today’s market leader in Canada / 14 services to Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa HAMBURG, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 125 years ago, the steamship “Cremon” set sail from Europe to Canada for the … Read the full press release

Logicor signs its largest UK letting to date

LONDON, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Logicor has secured a deal with XPO Logistics (XPO) to take a new long-term lease on 645,000 sqft (59,920 sqm) at Bonehill Road, Tamworth B73HJ, its largest UK letting to date. The site previously housed a … Read the full press release

Ocean Alliance’s first ship arrived at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven

WILHEMSHAVEN, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saturday, 13 May 2017, the first ship from Ocean Alliance berthed at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven. The debut premiered the ship “OOCL Tianjin” (8,888 TEUs). In early April of this year, Ocean Alliance took up operations … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to equip Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new vessel OV Ryvingen with hybrid system

DERBY, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new multipurpose vessel OV Ryvingen will be its second to combine traditional diesel power with battery-driven operation. The battery pack that Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to equip the Ryvingen with will … Read the full press release

Siemens to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise in Switzerland

ERLANGEN, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has received an order from Elektrizitätswerk Zermatt AG to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Zermatt, Switzerland. Siemens will supply an 8DJH medium-voltage switchgear for the alpine … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding to continue managing Auchan’s inbound supply chain operations

DHL provides Purchase Order Management for more than 17,000 TEUs yearly worldwide With the contract extension DHL and Auchan will celebrate 10th anniversary BONN, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Global Forwarding has secured a contract renewal for continued management of … Read the full press release

Outokumpu to provide Forta super duplex stainless steel for prototype vessel made by Swedish Steel Yachts AB

HELSINKI, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu provided Forta super duplex stainless steel for a prototype of an offshore patrol vessel made by Swedish ship maker Swedish Steel Yachts AB (SSY). Outokumpu supplied mirror-polished plates in different dimensions for the vessel, which … Read the full press release

Massimiliano Costantini appointed the new Director of VDL Bus & Coach Italia

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As of 1 May 2017 Massimiliano Costantini has been appointed the new Director of VDL Bus & Coach Italia s.r.l. a socio unico. Massimiliano succeeds Anno Dirksen. Anno had been the Director of VDL … Read the full press release

50 VDL SB-4000 chassis ordered by Taavura Group’s Tashtit in Israel

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tashtit is currently taking delivery of a follow-up order of 50 VDL SB-4000 chassis. These chassis are destined for use as regional buses in the municipality of Jerusalem. 2 city buses and 1 … Read the full press release

Dutch public transport firm Qbuzz orders 10 VDL Citeas SLFA Electric from VDL Bus & Coach

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch public transport firm Qbuzz has ordered 10 VDL Citeas SLFA Electric in BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) design from VDL Bus & Coach bv. These 10 articulated electric Citeas will be put in service … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach turns 10 in Finland: 500 VDL buses and coaches sold in Finland since 2007

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 20 April 2017 VDL Bus & Coach Finland Oy celebrated its 10th anniversary. The company has experienced strong growth and development since its founding in 2007. In that time more than 500 VDL … Read the full press release

Airbus BizLab accelerators startups pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab Summit” in Toulouse

Nearly 1,000 start-ups have interacted with the BizLab over the last two years TOULOUSE, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thirty start-ups – from the three global BizLab accelerators in Toulouse, Hamburg and Bangalore – have pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab … Read the full press release

Airbus launches new commercial drone startup named Airbus Aerial

Launches U.S. base and business, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia Starts operations with imagery services fusing drones, satellite images and software to bring deeper insights to commercial customers Appoints Jesse Kallman as President Airbus Aerial U.S. Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 12-May-2017 — … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space: automatic air-to-air refuelling contacts demonstrated for first time ever

Automatic AAR contacts with boom performed for first time ever MADRID, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time in … Read the full press release

YARA Birkeland – world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship with zero emissions

OSLO, 11-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The vessel “YARA Birkeland” will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from YARA’s Porsgrunn production plant … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus established 300 sqm innovative office environment under the motto “the future of work at MAN”

Commercial vehicle manufacturer strikes out on new paths with innovative office environments // Executive Board as cultural pioneer // Scientific support from the Fraunhofer Institute MUNICH, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAN Truck & Bus has established a new and innovative office … Read the full press release

Alstom’s AGV turns 5: 60 million kilometres travelled and over 40 million passengers transported

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom commissioned the AGV high-speed train for NTV five years ago on the Naples-Milan route. Today, the 25 AGV composing NTV fleet have run 60 million kilometres and transported over 40 million passengers, providing full … Read the full press release

ABLV Bank the primary sponsor of Riga Shipping Gala Dinner

RIGA, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 27 April 2017, an event for shipowners and representatives of companies operating in shipping sector – Riga Shipping Dinner 2017 – took place for the second time. The event was aimed at establishing and maintaining … Read the full press release

Wabash National of USA one of four finalists for this year’s Steel Prize

Wabash National has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 for developing the RIG-16, a lightweight and innovative Rear Underride Guard System for trucks that goes above and beyond highway safety standards.  STOCKHOLM, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Kiruna Wagon named finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017

For developing the Helix Dumper, an innovative wagon solution that is highly durable and far more efficient than other ore wagon offerings, Kiruna Wagon has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017. STOCKHOLM, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Transportation to finance the installation of Ballast Water Treatment system on several vessels for Danish Celsius Shipping

AMSTERDAM, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABN AMRO Transportation has successfully concluded the world’s first financing for the installation of a Ballast Water Treatment system on several vessels for its Danish client, Celsius Shipping. As per 8 September 2017, the IMO Ballast … Read the full press release

moovel Group GmbH and Karlsruhe Transport Authority KVV launch joint mobility app

moovel Group GmbH and Karlsruhe Transport Authority KVV launch joint mobility app “KVV.mobil powered by moovel” Innovative app with real-time information available to download now moovel Group GmbH expands business model in Germany with white label solution for transit authorities … Read the full press release

Daimler’s digital mobility concepts at re:publica event in Berlin, 8 – 10 May 2017

Future visions for the four pillars of the CASE strategy Intuitive mobility thanks to intelligent electronics Mobility chains for the smart city of tomorrow Cooperative interaction between man and autonomous cars Fast implementation of customers’ mobility requirements Stuttgart/Berlin, 04-May-2017 — … Read the full press release

Sappi Southern Africa selects Kuehne + Nagel as preferred partner for seafreight order management

Durban, ZA, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sappi Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp (DWP), has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as its preferred partner for seafreight order management. Kuehne Nagel’s approach to Sappi’s … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel’s new airfreight logistics facility in Singapore opens

SINGAPORE, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new hub is part of Kuehne + Nagel’s growth strategy to drive airfreight logistics excellence, strengthen end-to-end solutions and enhance service offerings to key industries. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Jens Drewes, President South Asia … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel services extended to manage Candy Group’s complex supply chain

MILAN, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Candy Group and Kuehne + Nagel can look back on eight years of successful cooperation. Now, Kuehne + Nagel is the Italian company’s integrated logistics partner and acts as a booking agent and controls operational activities … Read the full press release

ŠKODA launches new compact SUV ŠKODA KAROQ

Mladá Boleslav, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The name KAROQ and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. ​For the name of the new compact SUV, … Read the full press release

ABP Supports The Norfolk Hospice By Joining GEAR

ABP employees prepare to take part in the GEAR Corporate Challenge LONDON, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of ABP employees is preparing to take on the sell-out ASDA Foundation Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR), one of Norfolk’s biggest charity runs … Read the full press release