Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Scania Introduces Fuel-Efficient Biogas Engines with Super-Based Powertrain for Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Scania has unveiled a new range of biogas engines that are coupled with two-thirds of the successful Super-based powertrain, comprising G25 gear-boxes and axles from the diesel sibling. This harmonious combination has proven to deliver significant fuel savings … Read the full press release

Ducati and Bentley Unveil Limited-Edition Diavel for Bentley Motorcycle

(IN BRIEF) Ducati and Bentley have collaborated to introduce a limited-edition motorcycle, the “Diavel for Bentley,” blending the iconic elements of both brands. This unique motorcycle is based on the high-performance Diavel V4 and incorporates distinctive design features inspired by … Read the full press release

EIB Commits €250 Million for Second Rail Track in Slovenia to Boost Transport Network

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €250 million loan agreement with 2TDK Družba za razvoj projekta d.o.o (2TDK) to support the construction of a second rail track in Slovenia, a vital component of the Baltic-Adriatic-Mediterranean Trans-European … Read the full press release

Voith Composites Achieves UNECE R 134 Certification for Large Hydrogen Tank, Paving the Way for Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks

(IN BRIEF) Voith Composites has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining UNECE R 134 certification for its Type IV 700 bar and 350-liter hydrogen storage tank. This certification marks the first approval for a hydrogen tank of this size under … Read the full press release

€500 Million Investment to Boost Sustainable Rail Travel in Italy

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move towards promoting sustainable mobility, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €500 million to Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS) to enhance rail services in Italy’s Campania and Lazio regions. This partnership aims to … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Chosen for Maersk’s Pioneering Methanol Retrofit Project

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol fuel supply system has been selected by Maersk for their groundbreaking methanol retrofit project on the container vessel Maersk Halifax. This achievement highlights the viability of retrofitting ships for methanol-based propulsion, marking a significant … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom Implements Innovative Traffic Light Priority for Madrid’s Bus Rapid Transit

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom’s Spanish subsidiary has successfully implemented a sophisticated traffic light priority system for Madrid’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, connecting key neighborhoods and reducing travel times. The system uses on-board beacons and traffic light controllers to … Read the full press release

IATA: Global Air Cargo Demand Continues to Grow, but Challenges Loom in the Economic Horizon

(IN BRIEF) Global air cargo demand increased by 3.8% in October 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, marking the third consecutive month of stronger year-on-year demand, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, capacity, measured in … Read the full press release

DHL Express Appoints New CEOs for Europe and Americas Regions

(IN BRIEF) DHL Express has announced the appointment of new regional CEOs for its Europe and Americas regions. Mike Parra, the current Americas CEO, will take on the role of CEO for DHL Express Europe. Andrew Williams, the current CEO … Read the full press release

ABP Acquires Key Land Parcel for Future-Proofing Humber Ports and Business Growth

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) has taken a significant step in its property strategy by acquiring the freehold of a 227.5-acre site known as Stallingborough Interchange. This acquisition underscores ABP’s commitment to expanding its commercial port opportunities, encompassing automotive, … Read the full press release

ABP Appoints Lex Hanham to Drive UK Clean Energy Transition Efforts

(IN BRIEF) In preparation for an active and sustainable 2024, Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomed Lex Hanham to its Business Development team, where she will lead initiatives aimed at accelerating the UK’s clean energy transition. With over 15 years … Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport Joins International “Hydrogen Hub at Airport” Network to Advance Hydrogen Infrastructure in Aviation

(IN BRIEF) Hamburg Airport has become the first German member and the 12th overall member of the international “Hydrogen Hub at Airport” network. This network aims to promote the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in aviation and includes members from airports, … Read the full press release

Logicor’s Flagship Redevelopment of Logicor Park Daventry Achieves Construction Milestone

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent European logistics real estate owner, manager, and developer, has achieved a significant construction milestone in the redevelopment of its flagship UK scheme, Logicor Park Daventry. Acquired in 2021, the site is being transformed into three … Read the full press release

Bill Martyn-Smith of Logicor Honored with ‘Rising Star’ Award at Industrial Agents Society Awards

(IN BRIEF) Bill Martyn-Smith, the UK Asset Manager at Logicor, has been recognized with the prestigious “Rising Star” award at the annual Industrial Agents Society Awards in London. This accolade is highly regarded in the industry, acknowledging outstanding achievements and … Read the full press release

FlagshipONE: Ørsted’s Carbon-Neutral Shipping Initiative Secures EU-Catalyst Partnership Support at COP28

(IN BRIEF) At COP28, Ørsted announced that its FlagshipONE project, Europe’s largest e-methanol plant, has received support from the EU-Catalyst Partnership, including the European Commission, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and the European Investment Bank. This partnership will aid in advancing carbon-neutral … Read the full press release

Yara Eyde: Pioneering Emission-Free Shipping with Clean Ammonia-Powered Container Ship

(IN BRIEF) Yara Clean Ammonia, North Sea Container Line, and Yara International have collaborated to create the groundbreaking Yara Eyde, the world’s first container ship to be fueled by clean ammonia. This innovative vessel will embark on an emission-free sea … Read the full press release

German Navy’s NH90 Sea Tiger Helicopter Successfully Takes Maiden Flight

(IN BRIEF) In a significant milestone, the NH90 Sea Tiger, destined for the German Navy’s shipborne operations, has completed its inaugural flight at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth site in Germany. This achievement marks a crucial step forward as Airbus Helicopters proceeds … Read the full press release

Irizar e-mobility Utilizes Recycled Aluminium Produced with Green Hydrogen in Electric Buses

(IN BRIEF) Irizar e-mobility, a Spanish electric vehicle manufacturer, has become the first company to incorporate recycled aluminium produced using green hydrogen into their products. Hydro Extrusions, their supplier, produced the recycled aluminium in Navarra, Spain, using green hydrogen, which … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom AG Reports Voting Rights and Share Capital Changes Following Capital Increase

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom AG, in accordance with the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, has disclosed that as of the end of November 2023, the total number of voting rights stands at 14,300,000, matching the company’s share capital of EUR 14,300,000.00. … Read the full press release

GTT and COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ink Deal for Offshore LNG Technology Construction

(IN BRIEF) Paris-based GTT has entered into a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited. Under this agreement, COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore gains the rights to construct GTT’s … Read the full press release

DHL’s Hillebrand Gori to Ensure Smooth Wine Logistics for International Wine Challenge

(IN BRIEF) Hillebrand Gori, a subsidiary of DHL, has formed a strategic partnership with the International Wine Challenge (IWC) to become its logistics partner. Starting in 2024, Hillebrand Gori will handle the transportation of all consolidated wine samples for the … Read the full press release

European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) Expands Fleet with 200 Siemens Vectron Locomotives

(IN BRIEF) European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) has signed a significant framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for the acquisition of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. These locomotives will be used in both passenger and freight services across Europe. ELL initially … Read the full press release

DHL Breaks Ground on Carbon-Neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Pioneering Sustainable Timber Construction

(IN BRIEF) DHL is commencing the construction of a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, representing the company’s first venture into timber construction and a strong commitment to sustainability. Set to be completed in April 2025, the new … Read the full press release

ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Launches Groundbreaking Cold Storage Facility in Kenya to Tackle Food Waste and Ensure Safety Standards

(IN BRIEF) ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Fund has unveiled its flagship cold storage facility in Nairobi, Kenya, within the Tatu City Special Economic Zone. This state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in Africa, offers temperature-controlled storage and distribution for … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Boosts Customs Brokerage Services with Acquisition of Farrow

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel, a global logistics company, has announced its acquisition of Farrow, a renowned Canadian customs broker, as part of its growth strategy outlined in Roadmap 2026. Farrow, based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, boasts a 112-year heritage and employs … Read the full press release

VDL’s New Generation Citea Electric Bus Exceeds Expectations in ‘the MaxiMile Challenge’

(IN BRIEF) VDL Bus & Coach’s new generation Citea electric bus has demonstrated remarkable performance in ‘the MaxiMile Challenge,’ surpassing expectations. The challenge aimed to validate the promises made regarding the new Citea, known for being an energy-efficient, 100% electric … Read the full press release

Serbian Railways Launch Comprehensive Governance and Performance Improvement Program with EBRD Support

(IN BRIEF) Serbian Railways Infrastructure JSC is embarking on a comprehensive program aimed at enhancing its corporate governance and operational efficiency, backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and donors. This initiative encompasses three technical assistance projects: … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Secures Mid-Two-Digit Million Euro Contract for Electric Coolant Pumps in Euro 7 Emission Standards Market

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a major international tech enterprise, has been awarded a significant contract for electric coolant pumps by one of the world’s largest automakers. The contract, valued in the mid-two-digit million-euro range, strengthens Rheinmetall’s position in the emerging Euro … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters Expands Presence in Lithuania with H125 Aircraft Sale to ASU BALTIJA

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters and Lithuanian operator ASU BALTIJA have agreed on a contract for two H125 helicopters at the European Rotors 2023 event. These helicopters represent Airbus’ first sale to a commercial operator in Lithuania and will serve passenger … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €450 Million Loan to Iveco Group for Electric Mobility and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €450 million loan to Iveco Group, a global automotive leader, as part of a larger €500 million financing initiative. This funding aims to support the development of innovative technologies in … Read the full press release

Basque Railway Network Takes Leap Towards European Standard Train Protection System with Thales

(IN BRIEF) Thales has secured a significant contract with Euskal Trenbide Sarea (ETS-RFV) to install the first ERTMS Level 1 automatic train protection system on the Basque Euskadi network. This project, with a budget exceeding 13 million Euros, marks the … Read the full press release

Partners Naviris and SIGEN Strengthen Naval Capabilities with Electronic Warfare System Modernization

(IN BRIEF) Naviris and SIGEN, a consortium of Elettronica and Thales, have signed a sub-contract for the modernization of the Electronic Warfare (EW) system as part of the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the Horizon-class naval units serving the Italian and … Read the full press release

Scania Implements Mandatory Green Purchasing Requirements to Drive Supply Chain Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Scania, a leader in the transportation industry, has announced a significant step in its commitment to sustainability by making its supply chain decarbonization target mandatory for purchasing requirements. The company aims to transform its supply chain by targeting … Read the full press release

Thales to Equip French Navy’s New Offshore Patrol Vessels with Advanced Sensor Suite

(IN BRIEF) Thales has secured a contract to provide the French Navy with state-of-the-art sensor technology for its upcoming offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The suite, comprising Bluewatcher sonar, NS50 radar, and an IFF identification system, will enhance the OPVs’ operational … Read the full press release

Sports Brand PUMA Chooses Maersk’s Rijeka Facility for Faster Deliveries

(IN BRIEF) Maersk has welcomed sports brand PUMA as its second customer at its warehouse near Rijeka, Croatia, which became operational in July 2023. PUMA’s first shipments were efficiently handled at the modern 12,000 sqm warehouse, located close to the … Read the full press release

Thales Awarded Royal Australian Navy Maritime Sustainment Contract, Generating Local Jobs and Opportunities

(IN BRIEF) Thales has been selected as the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Maritime Sustainment contract partner, serving as the Regional Maintenance Provider East (RMP-E) at Garden Island Defence Precinct (GIDP) in Sydney, New South Wales. The contract is expected to … Read the full press release

Maersk and Goldwind Sign Groundbreaking Green Methanol Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Shipping

(IN BRIEF) A.P. Moller – Maersk has entered into an offtake agreement with Goldwind, a leading global clean energy developer, marking a significant milestone in the global shipping industry’s adoption of green methanol. This long-term agreement extends into the next … Read the full press release

Neste Collaborates with Altens and Bolloré Energy to Introduce Renewable Diesel in France

(IN BRIEF) Neste is teaming up with French fuel distributors Altens and Bolloré Energy to introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to the French market starting in January 2024. This collaboration aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation … Read the full press release

Neste and Emirates Team Up for Groundbreaking Air Travel with A380 SAF Engine Trial

(IN BRIEF) Emirates has conducted a pioneering Airbus A380 demonstration flight with one engine powered by Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This milestone demonstrates SAF’s compatibility and potential as a sustainable alternative to traditional jet fuel. The flight, which took … Read the full press release

Alstom Secures Major Contract to Implement NExTEO Signalling System in Paris

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in sustainable mobility, has secured a significant contract valued at nearly 300 million euros to implement the NExTEO signalling system on the RER¹ B and RER D lines in the Île-de-France region. This contract … Read the full press release