Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

DHL Express extends its partnership with AHK Air Hong Kong

DHL will purchase eight A300-600F cargo planes from Air Hong Kong, and lease them back to the carrier Air Hong Kong has provided capacity for DHL Express since 2002; will continue to support rapid growth of DHL in the region … Read the full press release

DHL Freight deploys two FUSO eCanters, electrifying its freight forwarding business

Daimler FUSO eCanter vehicles for local transport in Berlin metropolitan area All-electric trucks for B2B and B2C freight forwarding services BONN, 15-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight is electrifying its freight forwarding business with the deployment of two FUSO eCanters … Read the full press release

Kalmar to supply 12 Classic Straddle Carriers to JSC First Container Terminal in St. Petersburg, Russia

HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply 12 Classic Straddle Carriers to JSC First Container Terminal (FCT) in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the key companies of Global Ports group. The order … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus and the Austrian consortium Council für nachhaltige Logistik to jointly test and optimise fully electric trucks

The MAN “eTruck” conquers all in the truck star category | MAN impressed with its eMobility concept for developing and testing fully electric trucks MUNICH, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German trade newspaper, Transport, this year handed out the European Transport … Read the full press release

Alstom to develop urban transport in Baghdad and Basra

Saint-Ouen, Franc, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraqi government for the development of urban transport in Baghdad and Basra. The MoU was signed during the Franco-Iraqi government authorities meeting, in the presence of … Read the full press release

Alstom: ACTN Consortium was selected to complete the civil works of the Cuenca Tram project in Ecuador

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The ACTN Consortium was selected to complete the civil works of the Cuenca Tram. It is composed of Alstom, CIM (Compagnie Internationale de Maintenance) and NGE Group (TSO and NGE contracting). The Consortium will perform … Read the full press release

Alstom equipped 70 ICE T, 66 ICE 3 and 40 ICE 1 high speed trains with its Atlas 200 for Deutsche Bahn

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been equipping for Deutsche Bahn the complete ICE high speed fleet, intended for the German Unity Transport Project VDE 8, with its Atlas 200 onboard control systems (ETCS/ERTMS[1] level 2 baseline 3). On 10 … Read the full press release

Two articulated electric buses using ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology went into service in Geneva

First e-buses with ABB’s world-record flash-charging technology go into commercial service ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology was a hot topic today as two articulated electric buses, the first of their kind in the world, went into service … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited

Lysaker, Norway , 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has agreed to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT”). The … Read the full press release

4SELLERS and Kuehne + Nagel to expand their range of services for medium-sized online retailers in the warehouse logistics sector

Rain am Lech/Hamburg, Germany, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 4SELLERS and Kuehne + Nagel are joining forces to expand their range of services for medium-sized online retailers in the warehouse logistics sector. By establishing the partnership, they are combining the IT solutions … Read the full press release

Thales led consortium to implement security systems on 61 Rete Ferroviaria Italiana stations throughout various regions in Italy

La Défense, France, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) the Italian rail network operator, has awarded a pool of companies led by Thales a contract for the implementation of security systems on 61 RFI stations throughout various regions in … Read the full press release

ABP: New study reveals the future growth prospects of the Port of Barrow’s annual contribution to the UK economy

LONDON, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A group of some of Cumbria’s most influential business and political leaders gathered in the House of Commons to celebrate the launch of a new study into the economic impact of the Port of Barrow to … Read the full press release

New £700,000 Scottish-built 12.75m pilot vessel arrives at ports of Ayr and Troon

LONDON, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The ports of Ayr and Troon have welcomed the delivery of a new £700,000 Scottish-built 12.75m pilot vessel. Named ‘Scotia’ after suggestions were voted on by local ABP employees, she was unveiled at a naming … Read the full press release

Eni and FCA to develop research projects and technological applications to reduce CO2 emissions from road transport vehicles

The agreement, which focuses on new technological applications for sustainable mobility, was signed at the Palazzo Chigi in Rome, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, by the chief executives of the two companies, Claudio Descalzi and Sergio … Read the full press release

NIB and Sparebanken Øst to finance projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions in housing and transport in Norway

HELSINKI, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Norway’s Sparebanken Øst have signed a NOK 300 million (EUR 32 million) loan programme for onlending to projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions as well as small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) investments in south-eastern Norway. The funds under … Read the full press release

Continental introduces new DTCO configuration app that lets fleet managers configure tachographs on their own

Configuration of tachographs via app without going to a workshop Quick and easy entry of license plate numbers, rules for driving and rest periods, and reminders to download driver card data Optimization of business processes using tachograph data on fuel … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s new position paper sets out the importance of standardisation in enabling the growth of digital applications in the maritime industry

OSLO, 20-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Classification society DNV GL has released a new position paper setting out the importance of standardisation in enabling the growth of digital applications in the maritime industry. Drawing from the experiences gained from digital pilot projects … Read the full press release

Self-driving truck for hub-to-hub transportations demonstrated at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing

Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. It has for the first … Read the full press release

Unifeeder appoints Nils Smedegaard Andersen as new Chairman of the Board of Directors

AARHUS, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Unifeeder, the largest Pan-European feeder and shortsea operator, today announced the appointment of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Nils Smedegaard Andersen succeeds former Hapag-Lloyd CCO Jesper Præstensgaard who instead takes … Read the full press release

Civil aerospace engines: first run of Rolls-Royce Advance3 demonstrator

DERBY, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce is reaching a new milestone in the development of its next generation of civil aerospace engines with the first run of its Advance3 demonstrator. The demonstrator will test a new engine core that will deliver … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space showcases its new C295 Armed ISR version at the Dubai Airshow

TOULOUSE, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which … Read the full press release

Sichuan Airlines selects Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) for its new fleet of four A350 XWBs

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  TOULOUSE, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) … Read the full press release

DHL Freight to build state-of-the-art freight hub at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen

State-of-the-art transshipment facility to be built at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen 63,000 square meter site conforms to current environmental standards BONN, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight is making an eight-figure investment in the construction of a … Read the full press release

DHL Supply Chain to manage the movement of prototype parts from suppliers to Ford’s R&D locations around the world

LONDON, 14-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ford Motor Company has awarded a new contract to DHL, to provide freight management services under its Lead Logistics Partner solution. Under the contract, DHL Supply Chain will manage the movement of prototype parts from suppliers to Ford’s … Read the full press release

Lower Saxony: The train of the future will be driven with hydrogen and will run completely emission-free

Joint Press Release Fuel cell trains replace diesel trains Alstom builds 14 Coradia iLint trains in Salzgitter for LNVG Linde provides for the hydrogen supply of the trains WOLFSBURG, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — All parties involved in the contract signing in … Read the full press release

Customize your braking: Brembo presents XCS® master cylinder concept and the OFF-ROAD brake caliper

THE NEW BREMBO XCS® MASTER CYLINDER AND THE NEW BREMBO OFF-ROAD CALIPER Stezzano, Italy, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In yet another step towards the “Customize your braking” philosophy, Brembo presents the XCS® (Cross Click System) master cylinder concept and the OFF-ROAD brake … Read the full press release

Brembo presents new brake caliper for the Ducati Panigale V4 at EICMA

Stezzano, Italy, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Brembo presents a completely new product at EICMA: Stylema®, the exclusive new brake caliper for the Ducati Panigale V4. Stylema® is a lightweight, compact, carefully sculpted and high performing caliper that has all the … Read the full press release

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ): ACJ319 on display at the Dubai show: 19 passengers in enviable comfort

Demonstrates flexibility to work, rest and play in an ACJ TOULOUSE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) will exhibit an ACJ319 at the Dubai show[1] , highlighting the value of a “best in class” cabin to potential customers. … Read the full press release

Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies at the Dubai Airshow

TOULOUSE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which … Read the full press release

Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel to lead Airbus business in the Americas

Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A., 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business … Read the full press release