Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Skanska Joint Venture Secures Additional GBP 50M for UK High-Speed Rail Project

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has received an additional GBP 50 million from HS2 Ltd for phase one of the UK’s high-speed railway project. This brings the total contract value to GBP 1.425 … Read the full press release

Thales Wins Neptune Contract to Enhance French Army’s Satellite Communications

(IN BRIEF) The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales the Neptune contract to provide 30 dual-band X/Ka satellite communication stations for the French Army. These stations will serve as OTP tactical communication nodes, supporting high-throughput satellite communications for … Read the full press release

E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus Partner to Establish Europe’s Largest Public Charging Network for Electric Trucks

(IN BRIEF) E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus are collaborating to create a vast public charging network for electric commercial vehicles across Europe, featuring approximately 400 charging points at 170 locations. With 125 sites planned in Germany alone, this initiative … Read the full press release

EIB and Poste Italiane Partner for €450 Million Investment to Enhance Digital and Sustainable Logistics

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Poste Italiane have signed a €450 million finance contract to modernize and digitalize Poste Italiane’s logistics and postal services. This funding will be used to establish new automated parcel sorting centers, including … Read the full press release

Saudi Arabia Orders Four Additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport Aircraft

(IN BRIEF) Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). These aircraft will begin conversion in early 2026 and enter service by 2027, enhancing RSAF’s air-to-air refuelling … Read the full press release

APM Terminals Suape Advances Sustainable Port Operations with Major Investment in All-Electric Handling Equipment

(IN BRIEF) APM Terminals Suape in Brazil has completed a significant investment in sustainability by acquiring twenty-eight all-electric container handling units from SANY. This move underscores their commitment to becoming Latin America’s first fully electric terminal, set to commence operations … Read the full press release

Thales and Naval Group Collaborate on Advanced Sonar System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Thales and Naval Group have joined forces to test an innovative passive omnidirectional hull-mounted sonar system aimed at enhancing the safety and autonomy of extra-large unmanned underwater vehicles (XL-UUVs). This collaborative effort, under the French defense procurement agency’s … Read the full press release

GTT Strategic Ventures Invests in Finnish Maritime Software Company

(IN BRIEF) GTT Strategic Ventures, alongside Counterview Capital, Lifeline Ventures, and Tesi, has invested in Finnish maritime software company Based in Helsinki, specializes in digitalizing scheduling and chartering for bulk shipping, utilizing AI and machine learning for real-time … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Tests eActros 600 Prototype for Long-Distance Haulage

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz Trucks has demonstrated the capabilities of its near-production eActros 600 prototypes on typical long-distance routes. The eActros 600 features an aerodynamic ProCabin, powerful acceleration, smooth driving, and advanced recuperation systems, alongside safety technologies like Predictive Powertrain Control … Read the full press release

Logicor and BSH Hausgeräte GmbH Renew Lease Agreement for Key Logistics Property in Nauen

(IN BRIEF) Logicor has renewed its lease agreement with BSH Hausgeräte GmbH for a 52,000 sqm logistics property in Nauen, Brandenburg, Germany. This renewal includes a Green Lease clause, committing both parties to resource conservation and energy optimization, thus contributing … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to Modernize Berlin U5 and U8 Metro Lines with Advanced CBTC Technology

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Mobility has secured a contract with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to implement a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system on Berlin’s U5 and U8 metro lines. The Trainguard MT CBTC solution will enable semi-automated operations by 2029 on the … Read the full press release

SWU Verkehr Introduces State-of-the-Art Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G Buses for Ulm and Neu-Ulm

(IN BRIEF) SWU Verkehr, serving Ulm and Neu-Ulm, has introduced the first two out of 14 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses, marking a significant step towards sustainable urban mobility. These electric articulated buses, equipped with advanced NMC3 batteries for enhanced energy … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus Issues Recall for Euro 6c Engines Over Potential Fire Risk

(IN BRIEF) MAN Truck & Bus is recalling certain trucks and buses with Euro 6c engines (D2676LF51-53 and D2676LOH35-37) for inspection due to potential engine damage and fire risks. The recall affects vehicles manufactured between November 2016 and August 2019. … Read the full press release

Neste and Partners Introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ for Sustainable River Cruises in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Neste, in collaboration with OK Slurink and Scylla, has launched an initiative to enhance sustainability in the river cruise industry in the Netherlands. Since February 2024, OK Slurink has been supplying Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to Scylla’s fleet … Read the full press release

KUKA and Swisslog Showcase AI Advancements in Robotics and Logistics, Addressing Challenges in Automation

(IN BRIEF) KUKA and Swisslog recently highlighted advancements in AI integration for robotics and logistics during a virtual press conference. KUKA showcased an AI chatbot simplifying robot programming through voice commands, while Swisslog presented ItemPiQ, an AI-driven robot enhancing product … Read the full press release

Safran and MTU Launch EURA Alliance for Next-Gen European Military Helicopter Engine

(IN BRIEF) Safran Helicopter Engines and MTU Aero Engines have established a 50/50 joint venture named EURA (European Military Rotorcraft Engine Alliance). This alliance aims to develop a new European engine for future military helicopters by 2040, focusing on enhancing … Read the full press release

DHL eCommerce Unveils 2024 Shopper Trends Highlighting Surge in Mobile and Social Commerce

(IN BRIEF) DHL eCommerce has released the initial findings from its “Online Shopper Trends Report 2024,” based on a survey of 12,000 consumers from 24 countries. The report reveals a significant shift toward using smartphones as the primary shopping tool, … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Hits £1 Million Donation Milestone to Royal Navy Charity

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has reached a significant milestone by donating £1 million to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) since its establishment in 2007. The RNRMC supports personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Fleet … Read the full press release

Pioneering Collaboration Transforms Sustainable Transport for IKEA in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) IKEA, in partnership with Scania Group and transporter KLOG, is launching heavy-duty electric vehicles for transporting its products in Portugal. Starting in late June, these vehicles will move goods from the IKEA Industry factory in Paços de Ferreira … Read the full press release

Logicor Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Logistics Facility in Gothenburg, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a key player in European logistics real estate, has commenced construction on a state-of-the-art logistics facility in Backa, Gothenburg, Sweden. This project marks Logicor’s strategic expansion in Sweden, aiming to meet the high demand for modern, sustainable … Read the full press release

Maersk’s Green Methanol Vessel, Astrid Maersk, Arrives in Koper, Slovenia

(IN BRIEF) Maersk’s second large vessel powered by green methanol, Astrid Maersk, arrived at the Port of Koper, Slovenia, marking a significant step in Maersk’s goal to achieve Net-Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The vessel, part of Maersk’s AE12 … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Introduces Advanced Military Vehicle Propulsion Innovations at Eurosatory

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division has unveiled innovative advancements in military vehicle propulsion at the Eurosatory defense trade fair. They introduced a hybrid powerpack and a new 10-cylinder variant of the mtu Series 199 engine, designed to enhance tactical … Read the full press release

Markus Panhauser Appointed CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Germany and Switzerland; Barbara Eleota to Head Ocean Freight for Europe

(IN BRIEF) Markus Panhauser has been appointed as the new CEO of DHL Global Forwarding for Germany and Switzerland, effective July 1. He brings extensive experience from his current role as Head of Ocean Freight for DHL Global Forwarding Europe, … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Opens State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub for Wacker Neuson in Rhineland-Palatinate

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel has launched a new contract logistics center in Rhineland-Palatinate, dedicated to servicing Wacker Neuson Group’s global spare parts supply for light and compact equipment. Spanning 55,000 square meters, the facility employs advanced ‘goods-to-person’ robotics technology with over … Read the full press release

ABP Humber Partners with Sailors’ Children’s Society to Support Maritime Families in 2024 Charity Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber has selected the Sailors’ Children’s Society as its charity partner for 2024, continuing its tradition of supporting local causes in the Humber region. The partnership aims to provide crucial assistance to children of … Read the full press release

Pioneer in Precision Farming: CLAAS Celebrates Legacy with Special Edition Anniversary Machines

(IN BRIEF) CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of combine harvesters, celebrates the production milestone of half a million units since 1936. The company showcases its legacy and future readiness with special edition anniversary machines, including models like LEXION, TRION, EVION, and … Read the full press release

Countdown to Demerger: Cargotec Eyes June Registration, July Trading for Kalmar Shares

(IN BRIEF) Cargotec Corporation’s demerger plan, approved on February 1, 2024, is set to split its Kalmar business area into a new entity, Kalmar Corporation. Shareholders will receive demerger consideration in the form of new shares in Kalmar. Cargotec has … Read the full press release

Alstom to Revolutionize Bengaluru Metro with Advanced CBTC Signalling System

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in smart mobility solutions, has secured a significant contract with Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) for Phase 2 expansion. Valued at 96.2 million euros, the contract includes implementing a fully automated CBTC signalling system … Read the full press release

CMA CGM Group Unveils Seasonal Initiative FRENCH PEAK SERVICE to Strengthen Asia-Europe Shipping Routes

(IN BRIEF) CMA CGM Group introduces the FRENCH PEAK SERVICE, a seasonal initiative aimed at addressing the sudden surge in maritime transport demand between Asia, Northern Europe, and the Mediterranean. This service involves deploying seven additional vessels with a capacity … Read the full press release

Swissport’s Frankfurt Air Cargo Center Renews CEIV Pharma Certification, Affirming Commitment to Quality Handling

(IN BRIEF) Swissport’s air cargo center at Frankfurt Airport has once again earned CEIV Pharma certification from IATA, highlighting its commitment to excellence in handling pharmaceutical products. This certification reaffirms Swissport’s dedication to maintaining high-quality standards in pharmaceutical logistics, supporting … Read the full press release

RNLI Receives Generous Donation of £100,000 from ABP for Construction of New D-Class Lifeboat ‘ABP ONE’

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) has generously donated £100,000 to fund the construction of a new D-Class lifeboat, named “ABP ONE,” for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). This donation underscores ABP’s commitment to safety and its recognition of … Read the full press release

Strategic Marine to Construct Four New Vessels Based on BMT’s Z-Bow Design for Ventus Marine

(IN BRIEF) Ventus Marine, a major player in offshore wind, has opted for BMT’s Z-Bow 27m Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) design to bolster its fleet, contracting Strategic Marine for the construction of four vessels. These vessels, tailored for demanding offshore … Read the full press release

Carbon-Neutral Milk: Valio’s Biogas-Powered Truck Cuts Emissions by 85%

(IN BRIEF) Valio, a dairy company, has introduced a new biogas-powered milk truck that significantly reduces emissions compared to diesel trucks. This initiative aligns with Valio’s goal of achieving carbon-neutral milk production by 2035. The use of biogas not only … Read the full press release

Scania Launches Erinion to Spearhead Electric Charging Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Scania CV AB unveils Erinion, a pioneering venture focused on delivering private and semi-public charging solutions, aiming to facilitate customers’ transition to electric transport. With plans to install 40,000 new charging points at customer locations, Erinion marks a … Read the full press release

Neste and Valtra Partnership: Driving Global Sustainability with Renewable Diesel

(IN BRIEF) In a significant stride towards sustainability, Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra, a division of AGCO Corporation, proudly announces the utilization of 5 million liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ at its Suolahti factory in Finland. Collaborating with Neste since … Read the full press release

Strategic Partnership: bp Leads Efforts as GTA Phase 1 LNG Development Nears Completion

(IN BRIEF) The successful arrival of the FPSO vessel marks a significant milestone for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 LNG development, situated offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The vessel, an integral part of the project, has been securely moored … Read the full press release

Vossloh Fastening Systems China Co. Ltd. Secures Major Contract for Chinese High-Speed Rail Project

(IN BRIEF) Vossloh, a key player in rail infrastructure solutions, has reinforced its foothold in the Chinese market with a significant contract awarded to its subsidiary, Vossloh Fastening Systems China Co. Ltd. The contract entails supplying rail fastening systems for … Read the full press release

Globalization Trends: DHL Study Spotlights EU’s Rising International Influence

(IN BRIEF) In the latest DHL Global Connectedness Report, the Netherlands emerges as the most globalized country in the European Union, closely followed by Ireland and Luxembourg. Notably, 14 EU member states, including Malta, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Cyprus, Hungary, … Read the full press release

Belgian Air Traffic Control Enters New Era with Saab’s Digital Tower Technology

(IN BRIEF) Recently unveiled in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium, the Digital Tower Test Centre by Skeyes, the Belgian air traffic service provider, stands as a testament to technological innovation. Developed in collaboration with Saab, a pioneer in digital air traffic management technology, … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Showcases Sustainable Marine Solutions at Posidonia 2024

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval is set to present its comprehensive range of marine equipment, solutions, and services at the upcoming Posidonia 2024 shipping exhibition in Athens, Greece. The company’s participation emphasizes its commitment to supporting sustainable shipping practices. Alfa Laval’s … Read the full press release