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Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

COVID-19: VINCI Concessions’ infrastructures in France mobilised for medical transport

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Concessions’ infrastructures are being used for the medical transport of medical equipment and sick patients from coronavirus, as part of the Résilience operation announced by French President Emmanuel Macron. On 29 and … Read the full press release

Predictive maintenance: Alfa Laval signs 6-year agreement with Aker BP for its Framo seawater lift pumps

Predictive maintenance: Alfa Laval signs 6-year agreement with Aker BP for its Framo seawater lift pumps

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, Sweden, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval has announced it signed a 6-year predictive maintenance agreement with Aker BP, an oil exploration and development company, for Alfa Laval’s … Read the full press release

Alstom announces new order from German Hessische Landesbahn for 30 additional Coradia Lint regional trains

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom awarded a €120 million worth contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint regional trains to Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). The 120-seater trains are spacious, bright and disabled-friendly which offer a unique travel experience … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s Navigator Port software complements Anglo-Eastern’s digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 12-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology successfully implemented across Anglo-Eastern’s fleet of more than 600 vessels. Anglo-Eastern is one of the world’s leading ship managers. Navigator Port software is used everyday on board several … Read the full press release

Marcio Pedroso appointed new member of Volvo Group Management and President Volvo Financial Services

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, 10-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Group announces the appointment of Marcio Pedroso as a new member of Volvo Group Management and President Volvo Financial Services, the Volvo Group business area for financial solutions. Marcio will take up his … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading logistics group Kuehne + Nagel has announced it will divest a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio. The NYSE listed transportation and logistics company XPO Logistics will take over … Read the full press release

CUPRA expands team to achieve EUR 1 billion turnover — appoints Wayne Griffiths as Chairman of the Board

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wayne Griffiths has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CUPRA. The appointment expands Griffiths’ responsibility as SEAT Executive Vice-President for Sales and Marketing and CUPRA Chief Executive Officer. CUPRA Board … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel posts considerably improved results in 2019 despite current state of the global economy

Kuehne + Nagel posts considerably improved results in 2019 despite current state of the global economy

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has reported, once again, considerably improved results in 2019, despite current state of the global economy and the unknown scope of the Coronavirus. The … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Seadrill Limited

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMILTON, Bermuda, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Seadrill Limited welcomes Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen and Herman R. Flinder to its board of directors. Both will be replacing Eugene I. Davis and Scott D. Vogel who are stepping down from their current … Read the full press release

Dominik Bürgy nominated as a new member of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 25-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel International AG announces that Dr. Thomas Staehelin, a member of its Board of Directors, no longer stands for re-election to the Board of Directors. Dr. Staehelin’s mandate after forty-two … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä’s expertise to address complex vessel conversion project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 24-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to convert Netherlands based Boskalis’ existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. Wärtsilä comprehensive thruster solution is a key element in the vessel conversion project. Aside addressing the technical challenges … Read the full press release

APG signs Dutch Business Sustainable Mobility Pledge

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — APG signed up with Anders Reizen to cut its own carbon footprint to half. Anders Reizen is a coalition of some 50 organizations with the common ambition of halving carbon emissions … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways renews contract with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission to operate the 91 Express Lanes in California

(PRESS RELEASE) Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) signs seven-year contract renewal with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission, near Los Angeles, California. VINCI Highways, via its subsidiary Cofiroute USA, was selected … Read the full press release

Skanska to design and build new bridge connecting Newburg, Maryland, and Dahlgren, Virginia, USA

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska will design and build the new Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge over the Potomac River, USA. The contract was signed with Maryland Department of Transportation – Maryland Transportation … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and DNV GL partner to contribute to marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announces collaboration with classification society DNV GL. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, both companies agreed to … Read the full press release

Carlsberg Group’s subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

Carlsberg Group's subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-PRIEST, France, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Renault Trucks has announced that Carlsberg Group‘s subsidiary in Switzerland, the Feldschlösschen brewery, has ordered 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks. The 100% electric 26-tonne trucks will be delivered in 2020 and … Read the full press release

PGZ announces cooperation with American company Bell Textron for the Polish helicopter program

(PRESS RELEASE) WARSAW, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) announces partnership with Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) for a joint cooperation on the “Kruk” helicopter program implemented by Polish Ministry of National Defence. The agreement, signed at Wojskowe Zakłady … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first automaker to join the urban mobility hub Madrid in Motion

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 27-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT, a member of Volkwagen group, to work with Madrid in Motion on addressing the challenges of urban mobility. Madrid in Motion is a multi-sector, public-private open innovation hub that gathers businesses, public … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval joins initiative to accelerate shipping industry’s decarbonization

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval joins initiative aimed to get zero-emission vessels into operation by 2030. The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Skanska to upgrade the old D1 Motorway under CZK 1.4 billion agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction and development company, Skanska, is set to modernize the 14-kilometer D1 motorway in Czech Republic under the CZK 1.4 billion (SEK 580 million) contract with the Road and Motorway Directorate.  The oldest … Read the full press release

20,000 new charging points for electric vehicles to be provided by Total in Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has entered into an agreement in which the oil and gas company will install and operate 20,000 new public charging points in the three provinces of The Netherlands, namely North-Holland, Flevoland, and … Read the full press release

DHL Freight creates new Transport Management through ‘EVO’

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading road freight services, DHL Freight, implements single Transport Management System (TMS) called ‘EVO’ catering all DHL freight operations in Europe. The IT system, EVO – comes from the term “evolution”, creates an … Read the full press release

The ancient home of Confucius, the city of Luoyang, will launch its metro line equipped with thyssenkrupp elevators and escalators

The ancient home of Confucius, the city of Luoyang, will launch its metro line equipped with thyssenkrupp elevators and escalators

(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chinese historical city Luoyang in the Henan province will be launching its metro in 2021 by relying on 234 elevators and escalators from thyssenkrupp Elevator. The company has just announced it won the … Read the full press release

Ferrovial welcomes Carlos Cerezo as new Chief Human Resources Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 10-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ferrovial announces the appointment of Carlos Cerezo as Chief Human Resources Officer and to its management committee. Carlos succeeds María Dionis, who has held the position since 2015. Carlos has been with Ferrovial … Read the full press release

Hungarian state owned rail operator MÁV-START orders 21 additional Stadler KISS electrical multiple unit trains

(PRESS RELEASE) BUSSNANG, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler announces order for 21 additional KISS electrical multiple unit trains valued at approx. 313 million euros. The contract was signed with Hungarian state owned passenger operator MÁV-START. A framework agreement for … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Results with High-Power Laser Technology will Transform Electric Vehicles

(PRESS RELEASE) TAMPERE, Finland, 30-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The northern lights are shining extra-bright in Tampere Finland this month as a major step forward in amplifying the power of lasers was achieved. For the first time a laser using similar … Read the full press release

Volvo Group Venture Capital supports the advancement of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 5-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Group Venture Capital AB invested in a leading software company in autonomous mobility. The investment in Apex.AI will support the advancement of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems. Apex.AI is based … Read the full press release

XPAND has launched “XPAND Code Generator”, a website that automatically issues XPAND Code that can be read from 200 meters/700 feet

The free version “XPAND Code Gratis” with ads that can be used commercially has been newly released (PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, Japan, 4-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., which develops and manages the spatial link XPAND Code, has launched XPAND Code … Read the full press release

Crafting qualifications to accelerate adoption of Additive Manufacturing

The first diplomas awarded for the new harmonized qualification system for AM developed by EWF will contribute to a faster adoption of this key enabling technology and ensure the future of European industrial competitiveness (PRESS RELEASE) PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 … Read the full press release

Fincantieri to build two new luxury expedition cruise ships for PONANT; to be operated by PAUL GAUGUIN brand

Fincantieri to build two new luxury expedition cruise ships for PONANT

(PRESS RELEASE) TRIESTE, 20-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri announced it has been selected to build and design 2 new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for the French cruise company PONANT.  For the purpose the company has just signed MoA (memorandum of … Read the full press release