Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Rolls-Royce: completion of ground-testing for the “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight” project a leap towards developing all-electric and hybrid-electric planes

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 25-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce, a leading engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems, has announced it has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane. All the technology … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to install automatic train control signaling system and half-height platform screen doors on the Jurong Region Line (JRL) in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 25-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, a separately-managed company of Siemens with focus on intelligent and efficient mobility solutions, has announced it has signed a contract worth approximately EUR 135 million with the Singapore Land Transport Authority … Read the full press release

Neste on Sweden leading the way in sustainable aviation

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), Finish oil refining and marketing company and one of the most sustainable companies in the world, comments on Sweden becoming a frontrunner in sustainable aviation. Sweden has an ambitious target … Read the full press release

Major orders for Alfa Laval’s Framo pumping systems in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling leader Alfa Laval (STO: ALFA) has announced it will supply Framo pumping systems for two FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels to operate offshore Brazil. … Read the full press release

Vattenfall strengthens position in public charging in Europe with deployment of further 8,000 charging stations in the Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 4-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company, Vattenfall announces that it has won one of the bigger tenders for new charging networks in the Netherlands. The agreement includes the installation of up to 8,000 new charge … Read the full press release

New LeasePlan white paper on why it’s time to transition to e-LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) fleet

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International automobile leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan unveils key findings on its new reaserch, “Why it’s time to transition to an e-LCV fleet.” According to LeasePlan white paper, Zero-emission deliveries are set … Read the full press release

Stadler to supply 24 TRAMLINK streetcars plus option for 19 more to Jenaer Nahverkehr as part of 24 years contract

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler, a Swiss train maker with over 75 years of experience, has announced it will deliver 24 streetcars of the TRAMLINK type with an option for up to 19 additional vehicles to Jenaer … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports: Daniel Oduber Quirós airport COVID-19 sanitary measures testified by Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports, a global operator of 45 airports around the world and part of VINCI Concessions SA, has announced that its member airport the Costa Rican international airport Daniel Oduber Quirós (Guanacaste … Read the full press release

ABP further invests in Newport to meet future demand and maintain leading position as general cargo port in Wales

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 25-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK’s leading and best-connected port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested nearly EUR 4.5 Million (£4 million) to enhance operations at the Port of Newport. As the UK continues to come … Read the full press release

BAE Systems engineers unveil digital design concepts for UK’s next combat aircraft

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 24-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems engineers are utilizing the digital environment to design, test and fly concepts for Tempest, a next-generation combat air system for the UK. The concepts demonstrate how leading engineers are embracing one … Read the full press release

New appointment at Barclays to further develop cross-border opportunities for global clients

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational investment bank Barclays announces the appointment of Philipp Gillmann as a Managing Director and Head of Logistics Banking EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Reporting to Peter Kimpel, Head of … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and the university city of Siegen partner over drones used for medical logistics

Drones transport laboratory samples between hospitals Telekom provides campus network for secure control of drones Test operation at the beginning of 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 19-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies Deutsche Telekom (ETR: … Read the full press release

Transport firm HRX Group to replace fossil diesel with Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ for its deliveries in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 13-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Finish oil refining and marketing company Neste Oyj (HEL: NESTE) has announced its Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ will be in use by HRX Group, a transport company specialized in express deliveries active in … Read the full press release

HMCS Harry DeWolf Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship officially delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Halifax dockyard

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, UK, 12-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with services in defence, energy, environment, transport and ports and logistics, and Vard Marine, a renowned naval architecture and marine engineering firm, have congratulated the … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies’ drive control unit part of Volkswagen’s electrification ecosystem

Regensburg company is the sole supplier of the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB platform The central electric drive component is ready for volume manufacturing – allows software to be updated at any time (PRESS RELEASE) REGENSBURG, 12-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Solar Team sets new solar racing world endurance record as solar car Nuna Phoenix drove more than 924 kilometres in 12 hours

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — On Saturday 8 August, Vattenfall Solar Team set a new solar racing world endurance record in The Netherlands. The solar champions uphold their reputation and drove Nuna Phoenix solar car more than 924 … Read the full press release

2020: SEAT’s 70th anniversary: From Barcelona 92 Olympics’ electric SEAT Toledo to 1982’s SEAT Panda “Papamóvil”

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 10-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT, part of Volkswagen Group, has announced it is celebrating its 70th anniversary during 2020. The automaker’s rich history includes 70 years of ingenious approach: peculiar cars, for celebrities, for … Read the full press release

Major milestone for the Hawk programme: the equivalent of 50,000 flying hours achieved in structural testing by Hawk airframe

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 10-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems plc (LON: BA) has announced that engineers from Australia and the UK have successfully completed a rigorous structural testing programme that has resulted in … Read the full press release

EBRD and KfW IPEX-Bank finance new plant for innovative car batteries to support e-mobility in Poland

EBRD and KfW IPEX-Bank provide EUR 135 million loan for new Johnson Matthey plant in Poland Facility will produce innovative materials for electric car batteries Next step towards larger use of electric vehicles (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Enel X adds 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000 charging points across Europe

JuicePass users are now enabled to access a network of over 50,000 charging points across Europe, mainly made accessible under the Hubject platform (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X‘s electric vehicle (EV) charging network reaches more than … Read the full press release

Leadec to acquire electrical engineering firm based in strategically important electromobility location

(PRESS RELEASE)STUTTGART/ BRANDENBURG AN DER HAVEL, 4-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stuttgart based leader in technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries Leadec has announced it will acquire Precis Maschinen und Anlagen Service GmbH based in Brandenburg an der Havel … Read the full press release

Siemens helps Genoa’s urban mobility to become more energy-efficient and sustainable

Compact, space-saving design of the depot charging infrastructure Smart charging with power of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) per bus Rampini electric buses equipped with 200 kWh battery pack (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens announces that Genoa’s … Read the full press release

Heathrow 2020 summer getaway season: extended short-haul, low-cost destinations network; anti-viral and contactless technologies to ensure flying remains safe despite COVID-19

25 new sunny and low-cost destinations can be reached from Heathrow Routes offered as UK holidaymakers are finally able to travel between low-risk countries without the need to quarantine on return Heathrow has led the way and deployed industry-leading anti-viral … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and EVBox to color the public chargers in Amsterdam during Dutch Pride Week in support of LGBTQ youth

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall and EVBox, Amsterdam based electric vehicle charging solutions provider, have announced that a team of volunteers from both companies have rainbow colored the public chargers in Amsterdam in … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s new all-electric SUV to debut on 1 September in Prague

Silhouette offers a foretaste of the new all-electric SUV from ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 22-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Czech automobile manufacturer ŠKODA, part of … Read the full press release

Audi TechFocus newsletter: Audi emerges as leader in patent applications related to electric powertrains in Germany

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 15-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German luxury automobile manufacturer Audi, part of Volkswagen Group, has announced the premiere of its new technology online newsletter called “Audi TechFocus”. In its first issue the focus is on patents as Audi … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s My Care™ methodology used to assess infection risk management onboard Color Line’s vessels

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has announced that Color Line, a cruiseferry line operating on routes to and from Norway, had its infection prevention program verified by DNV GL. … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ new facility in Warton to rely on Industry 4.0 factory to advance manufacturing on UK’s next generation combat aircraft system Tempest

A new intelligent, smart factory is set to increase productivity and revolutionise combat aircraft production in the UK. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has announced that it collaborated with … Read the full press release

ŠKODA automates ordering and supply of components at its Vrchlabí plant

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enable further automation at the high-tech Vrchlabí site CNC processing lines automatically order parts, supplied by automatic robots that report back for duty with their load carriers Automation of component ordering and supply is yet … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines CFO Wolfgang Jani steps down; Executive Board will be reduced in size

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Austria’s flag carrier Austrian Airlines AG has announced its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Wolfgang Jani,  will be leaving the company at the end of August 2020. Jani has been on this position with … Read the full press release