Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Chengdu Metro line to receive traction system from Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been awarded a contract by Chengdu Metro Corp. Ltd. to supply the traction systems for 496 metro cars to circulate on Line 5, the city’s new metro line. The contract is worth approximately … Read the full press release

Julien Naudy takes lead of EKZ JV in Astana

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ. Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an … Read the full press release

MegaFon rated high by ACRA for its creditworthiness

MOSCOW, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that it has been rated AA(RU) with a “Stable” outlook by Analytical Credit Rating Agency, a major Russian rating agency (“ACRA” or the “Agency”). … Read the full press release

EnBW orders further 117 rapid-charging stations from ABB

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ZURICH, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By … Read the full press release

Keolis’ Australian subsidiary to continue operating the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne Australia for the next seven years

PARIS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, has been awarded the contract to continue operating the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne, Australia, for the next seven years. Keolis Downer has operated Yarra Trams since 2009, and in … Read the full press release

Thales to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea in UK

La Défense, France, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12.09.2017) Thales is announcing a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Key Points Two new … Read the full press release

Neste and Genève Aéroport to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth

ESPOO, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste and Genève Aéroport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Genève Aéroport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to supply the glazing for the new tramway between Strasbourg and Kehl

Courbevoie, France, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain is supplying the glazing for the new tramway that links Strasbourg (France) and Kehl (Germany), on the other side of the Rhine. Designed by Alstom, the first France-Germany cross-border tramway brings the two cities … Read the full press release

World debut of the new Audi RS 4 Avant at the IAA 2017

2.9 TFSI engine offers substantially more power and efficiency Debut for high-performance Avant in China World debut of RS 4 Avant at the IAA 2017 Neckarsulm, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi Sport GmbH celebrates the world debut of the new … Read the full press release

Audi presents autonomous no steering wheel or pedals all-electric car

Audi vision for Level 5 operation Revolutionary styling All-electric with up to 800 kilometer range Frankfurt/Ingolstadt, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the four-door design vision Audi Aicon, the brand with the four rings is presenting a autonomous Audi of the … Read the full press release

London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown comments on Leon Daniels departure from Transport for London

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After nearly seven years as the Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels has decided to leave Transport for London towards the end of the year. Mike Brown, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: `Leon had intended to … Read the full press release

Transport for London research: depersonalised WiFi connection data can be used to improve Tube journeys

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pilot of collecting depersonalised WiFi data reveals how information could be used to reduce crowding and prioritise transport investment Data reveals 18 different routes taken by customers between King’s Cross St Pancras and Waterloo – and … Read the full press release

LeasePlan provides Uber with electric cars in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via … Read the full press release

ABP’s Port of Immingham donates thousand pounds to the Immingham Seafarer’s Centre and the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sea Cadets

LONDON, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Employees from ABP’s Port of Immingham donated a thousand pounds to both the Immingham Seafarer’s Centre and the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sea Cadets recently. The donations were granted to ABP teams who succeeded at their internal … Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd 1H 2017: EBITDA and EBIT significantly higher than previous year

HAMBURG, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBITDA and EBIT significantly higher than previous year / Transport volume up by 14% / Freight rates continue to recover / Integration and synergy delivery on track / First outlook including UASC In the first … Read the full press release

DHL implements innovative volume measurement solution called MetriX Freight

DHL Trade Fairs & Events uses gaming technology for its logistics services Time savings and more efficient dimensioning thanks to 3D camera technology BONN, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL is the official logistics partner of Messe Frankfurt. The specialists for … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations of Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd in China

SHANGHAI, China, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd (VWED), an automotive part manufacturer operating in a joint-venture with Volkswagen (China), has signed a two-year agreement with Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations in the … Read the full press release

Transporeon / Capgemini Transport Market Monitor: Transport capacities reached a seven year low in 2Q 2017

The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics UTRECHT, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that … Read the full press release

Thales to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Bangkok metro’s Blue Line Extension

La Défense, France, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reinforcing its strengths in the Thai transportation market, Thales has been selected by the Bangkok Expressway Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) and CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited (CK) to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection … Read the full press release

ABP’s teams at Ayr and Troon donate to RNLI and the Fisherman’s Mission

LONDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s teams at Ayr and Troon have donated funds to RNLI and the Fisherman’s Mission raised by a successful open day at the Port of Troon. A raffle combined with the efforts of ABP colleagues have … Read the full press release

Continental to showcase European standard EN 45545 complete suspension system at rail vehicle trade fair Expo Ferroviaria in Milan

Suspension system fulfills the requirements of European fire protection standard EN 45545 Replacement business: strong collaboration with Italian partner F.lli Bigaran Solutions for the railway transportation of the future HANOVER, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the Italian rail vehicle industry, special … Read the full press release

VoicR: Continental creates new software to enhance communication especially for drivers and fleets

CB Radio 2.0: VoicR app enhances networking, enables better information and safer driving through digitalizing citizen band’s radio technology Smart solution for different devices meets the demands of drivers, OEMs and fleet operators and impresses with intuitive handling New digital … Read the full press release

LR joins the Quadriga sustainable shipping project to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship

LONDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LR has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter car … Read the full press release

Ferdinand Möhring takes over as Managing Director of MSC Gate Bremerhaven Container Terminal

BREMERHAVEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following Jörg Colberg’s move to the Management Board of Gesamthafenbetriebsverein Bremen/Bremerhaven, Ferdinand Möhring has taken over as Managing Director of MSC Gate Bremerhaven Container Terminal with effect from 1 August 2017. Ferdinand Möhring spent 11 years … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach supplies 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands

VALKENSWAARD, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the beginning of July, VDL Bus & Coach supplied 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands. This delivery is for the city services in Gorinchem, a historical fortress in the west of the Netherlands. The … Read the full press release

Dassault Falcon Jet selectes Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC)

Teterboro, New Jersey, USA, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Falcon Jet recently selected Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing the facility to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services on Falcon 900EX EASy and 2000EX … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus brings locally produced gas bus to market in Central Asia

MUNICH, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting the first low-floor city bus with CNG drive for Central Asia. Launch of the first MAN low-floor gas bus, produced … Read the full press release

Racing driver Mattias Ekström takes new MAN TGX D38 for the race logistics of his RX team

MUNICH, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The reigning World Rallycross Champion and DTM driver Matti-as Ekström is relying on a new MAN TGX D38 for the race logis-tics of his RX team, EKS. Ekström personally picked up the fully-equipped 18.580 at … Read the full press release

Solar Team Eindhoven’s solar-powered family car features high performance coatings supplied by AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Eindhoven University of Technology taking part in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia will be aiming to blaze a winning trail in a stunning new vehicle featuring high performance coatings supplied by … Read the full press release

Wroclaw Transport Services expands its fleet with a further 60 urban buses from Mercedes-Benz

STUTTGART/WROCLOW, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz has secured another major tender in Poland. Wroclaw Transport Services is expanding its fleet with a further 60 urban buses from Mercedes-Benz. The Citaros are being built at the EvoBus plant in Mannheim and … Read the full press release