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Hendrik Venter succeeds Oscar de Bok as CEO DHL Supply Chain for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa

BONN, 16-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Supply Chain announces the appointment of Hendrik Venter (50) as the new CEO for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. On October 1, 2019 he will succeed Oscar de Bok, who will take over … Read the full press release

China relies on AkzoNobel’s industry-leading coatings solution to protect its new polar icebreaker

AMSTERDAM, 29-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel‘s industry-leading coatings solution selected by Polar Research Institute of China to protect its first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2 from harsh Arctic and Antarctic condition. Xue Long 2, a 12,366 ton research … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Materials Services to modernise and expand its European warehousing and logistics network with 70 million euros investment

ESSEN, 19-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp Materials Services announces investment of around 70 million euros in the modernization and expansion of its European warehousing and logistics network. thyssenkrupp Materials Services will build a state-of-the-art logistics center and new warehouses in … Read the full press release

XPAND K.K. will exhibit at the IFA 2019 as a Japanese cutting-edge IT company

Selected as a worldwide startup to exhibit in the Japan Pavilion at the IFA/NEXT exhibition, which is a special side event exclusively for innovations of the IFA TOKYO, Japan, 19-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., that provides “XPAND.CODES”, the barcode … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with … Read the full press release

BP and Didi Chuxing to develop a network of EV charging hubs across China through new joint venture

LONDON, 2-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP have agreed to form a new joint venture to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China with Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Both companies plans to develop a network … Read the full press release

Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

Ivory Coast's largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

New Abidjan order includes 250 more buses from IVECO BUS, including natural gas power solutions PARIS, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan to order 200 Crossway Low Entry (LE) and 50 Crealis Natural Power (NP) 18-meter buses … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters: Philippines first to order ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific region

MANILA, Philippines, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters launches ACH160 model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region with an order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines. The helicopter will be used for private and business flights within … Read the full press release

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF’s new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF's new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 16-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF announced the world premiere of its first 2-speed e-drive system meant for passenger cars. The system integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics.  Extended driving range for each … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply second dredger to Damen Shipyards that will be one of the most environmentally sustainable ships of its type in service

HELSINKI, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä again selected by Damen Shipyards Group to provide the main propulsion solutions for a large Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The dredger is being built for Hanson Aggregates. The order was signed with Wärtsilä in … Read the full press release

SENER and HYUNDAI Heavy Industries to collaborate on the latest technologies and innovations in ship design and production

MADRID, 11-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SENER and HYUNDAI Heavy Industries (HHI) to work together in the field of computer-aided systems for ship design and production. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 24th June. Both companies agreed to share … Read the full press release

AI based freight platform by Kuehne + Nagel to shape the future of the overland shipments in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel announced it is rolling out an AI-based digital freight platform in Asia Pacific, first starting off with Thailand. With this launch, the company is expanding its suite of online services. The AI … Read the full press release

New plant in Feyzin, France will consolidate Safran Landing Systems’ world leadership in aircraft carbon brakes

New plant in Feyzin, France will consolidate Safran Landing Systems' world leadership in aircraft carbon brakes

Carbon brakes by Safran in use on more than 10,000 airplanes deployed by some 500 airlines worldwide PARIS, 8-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has just announced it is going to build a new plant in Feyzin focused on producing aircraft … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield takes delivery of its third VLCC; commences 15-years bareboat charter

LYSAKER, 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA takes delivery of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) “Nissos Santorini” today. The vessel is the third in a series of four VLCCs that will be delivered to the Company in 2019. … Read the full press release

Maersk Supply Service reconfirms commitment to Fleet Xpress; adds Inmarsat’s new dedicated bandwidth service for charterers

LONDON, 3-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Maersk Supply Service extends Fleet Xpress contract for three years. The contract extension also includes Inmarsat’s new dedicated bandwidth service for charterers, making the leading offshore support vessel operator among the first companies to offer … Read the full press release

Smart marine initiative unveils 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the ambitious IMO’s GHG reduction targets

The new Ultramax Bulk Carrier design meets the IMO 2030 environmental targets

Joint development project by Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL comes up with Bulk Carrier design meeting the IMO 2030 environmental targets HELSINKI, 3-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The next-generation 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the International Maritime Organization … Read the full press release

Saab becomes the world’s first shipyard having completed full modification of two submarines in a single year

Saab becomes the world's first shipyard having completed full modification of two submarines in a single year

Submarines HMS Gotland and HMS Uppland completely overhauled within 12 months  STOCKHOLM, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With the relaunch of the Gotland-class submarine HMS Uppland, which took place on 19 June 2019, Saab announced that it now has two of … Read the full press release

China Southern Airlines’ new Beijing airport base at Beijing Daxing Airport will use 177 escalator and elevator units from thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator at Beijing Daxing Airline Catering Centre

ESSEN, 17-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator will supply 22 escalators and 155 elevators (177 units) for the China Southern Airlines’ new Beijing airport base at Beijing Daxing Airport. China Southern Airlines has recently moved to a two-hub strategy and … Read the full press release

DSME and DNV GL expand cooperation to include future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries

OSLO, 14-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV GL to cooperate on joint development projects for future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries. DSME President & CEO Sung-Geun Lee and DNV GL Group … Read the full press release

Scania’s 2030 vision for urban transportation: NXT concept vehicle

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 12-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has just unveiled self-driving battery electric urban concept vehicle called NXT. The concept vehicle has been designed with flexibility in mind – it can shift from transporting commuters to and from work in … Read the full press release

Eurovia selected for €60 million railway line refurbishment in Prague, Czech Republic

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 7-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia selected to refurbish the 6 km railway section between Lysá and Labem and Èelákovice northeast of Prague. The contract is part of a joint venture with Elektrizace železnic that was awarded by The … Read the full press release

ASI President John Cross Named AGMA Chairman

John Cross, President, ASI Drives and Chairman, American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)

An AGMA board member since 2013, Cross assumed the role of chair in April, 2019. MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA, USA, 6-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASI Drives, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered gear drives since 1985, has announced that its President, John … Read the full press release

SEAT’s first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe’s EVs capital

SEAT's first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe's EVs capital

The SEAT on Tour roadshow will visit Oslo, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Paris and Milan OSLO, 4-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT will debut its first ever electric car, Mii electric, in Oslo as part of its inaugural ‘SEAT on Tour’ roadshow. During … Read the full press release

Kenneth Vareide to lead DNV GL’s Digital Solutions and help its clients with their digital transformations

Kenneth Vareide to lead DNV GL’s Digital Solutions and help its clients with their digital transformations

New CEO will focus on plugging customers’ skills gap OSLO, 3-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kenneth Vareide will lead DNV GL’s Digital Solutions business practice. DNV GL’s Digital Solutions offer solutions for managing risk and improving asset performance. DNV GL’s Digital … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s 5G technology used in the first 5G based self-driving car demonstration in Hungary

ZALAEGERSZEG, Hungary, 28-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZalaZone, located in the city of Zalaegerszeg in Hungary, is a 5G-based self-driving vehicle test track that has just been officially opened on May 20, 2019. The ZalaZone test track relies on an advanced … Read the full press release

Maersk Container Industry’s Star Cool Integrated reefers to join ZIM Integrated Shipping Services’ fleet

TINGLEV, Denmark, 28-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Maersk Container Industry secures an order of 500 Star Cool Integrated Reefers from ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, establishing a strong relationship with the customer. For decades, ZIM has been offering advanced transport of fruit, … Read the full press release

DHL Global launches new online service for transparent air and ocean freight quotations and instant bookings

BONN, 27-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Global Forwarding launches new service — myDHLi Quote & Book. The new tool is a convenient online service for comparing quotations and making instant bookings, 24/7 for air and ocean freight and even for … Read the full press release

The city of Valladolid will deploy an intelligent mobility solution based on Kapsch’s EcoTrafiX™ software

VIENNA/MADRID, 27-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch Group‘s Kapsch TrafficCom will implement an intelligent mobility solution in the city of Valladolid in Spain. It will help the city get one step closer to becoming a smart city. The new system will … Read the full press release

Logicor welcomes Michael Slattery, Managing Director at Blackstone as Interim Chief Executive Officer

LONDON, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michael Slattery, Managing Director at Blackstone, will join Logicor as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mo Barzegar will retain a leadership role as Logicor’s Chairman. Buddy Roes, Logicor’s current Managing Director for Northern Europe, to become … Read the full press release

One of the largest European telematics providers joins Michelin Group

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy in the Services & Solutions … Read the full press release