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Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Kalmar to deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in … Read the full press release

KUKA Assembly & Test named a GM Supplier of the Year for the 3rd time at General Motors’ Supplier of the Year awards

KUKA Assembly & Test was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20 in Orlando, Florida. AUGSBURG, Germany/Orlando, FL, USA, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GM … Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Clare Burles as UK Bus Business Change Director

Virgin Trains East Coast People Director Clare Burles to take on new role PERTH, Scotland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach has announced a new director to lead an innovative business change programme within its UK Bus Division. Current Virgin Trains East … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation acquires remaining 25% of Transtech; becomes the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland

The Škoda Transportation Group became the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland, the Transtech company. The majority stake in Transtech was purchased by Škoda in August 2015. The agreement to buy the remaining 25 … Read the full press release

University Steel Prize 2018 goes to Sergi Parareda Oriol for his research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel

For his innovative research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel, Sergi Parareda Oriol, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, has won the University Steel Prize 2018. STOCKHOLM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Combining understanding of this complex … Read the full press release

Avia Solutions Group: Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications

Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laserpas, an aerial power grid inspection service provider, has just received certifications stating that it follows business practices that are both customer and environmentally friendly. This month Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital expands its fleet to 413 aircrafts with the acquisition of all aircraft assets owned by Aldus Aviation Fund (AAF)

Billund, Denmark, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announces that it has acquired all of the aircraft assets owned by Aldus Aviation Fund (AAF). Since 2016, NAC has managed 29 E-jets owned by AAF which are currently on … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes launch R&D programme dedicated to digital simulation techniques for powertrain design

The aim of the programme is to bring low-emission vehicles to market faster Digital simulation reduces engine design turnaround time by reducing the need for physical tests and prototypes, thereby lowering development costs PARIS, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe PSA … Read the full press release

Amey Consulting: A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project awarded certificate of excellence at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018

OXFORD, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project has been awarded a certificate of excellence at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018. Awards are made for regional civil engineering projects in recognition of … Read the full press release

Tube modernisation: Thales conducts successful trials of new signalling system

LONDON, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL) staff operated and maintained the brand-new Thales signalling system for the first time during a trial this weekend. The successful trial means customers can begin to benefit from the new signalling on … Read the full press release

McLaren Toronto crowned as top performer from McLaren’s global network of 86 retailers

Third edition of the awards recognizes business performance and outstanding customer service North America celebrates five retailers in McLaren’s top 12 Premier Club Woking, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — McLaren Toronto has been named McLaren Automotive’s Global Retailer of the … Read the full press release

McLaren Ascot crowned McLaren European Retailer of the Year 2017

The third edition of Awards recognise business performance and outstanding customer service Record year for UK retailer network with 23% increase in sales and 550 cars sold Woking, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — McLaren Ascot has been named McLaren Automotive … Read the full press release

European consortium AVENUE prepares the technical, economic and legislative integration of autonomous vehicles in European cities

GENEVA, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks. But for these new services to develop, … Read the full press release

“RESIST” research project strengthens the competitiveness of German manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and aviation sectors

Shared press release by the German partners of the “RESIST” research project (Airbus Innovations, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Reutlingen University, Infineon Technologies AG, MunEDA, Nexperia Germany, Robert Bosch, Munich University of Technology, University of Bremen, Volkswagen) MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The partners … Read the full press release

Leonardo to showcase two new Automatic License Plate Recognition solutions at the 2018 IACP Technology Conference

• The latest add-on will allow investigators to search by color, seven body types, 34 makes, and nine visual descriptors in addition to the standard plate number, location, and time • A new cloud-based data storage solution for ELSAG ALPR … Read the full press release

Fincantieri awarded with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship from Silversea Cruises

She will be the third ship of the Silver Muse class MONACO/TRIESTE, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at … Read the full press release

Saab to open a Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant in Brazil

STOCKHOLM, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab unveils a 5,000-square-meter facility for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant: Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state, Brazil. This is another important step … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to maintain Siem Offshore’s deck machinery installations aboard 12 state-of-the art anchor handling vessels

DERBY, UK, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term service agreement with offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore for the maintenance of its deck machinery installations aboard 12 state-of-the art anchor handling vessels. The five-year Maintenance Inspection Programme (MIP) is … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway (Bodenseegürtelbahn)

Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway MTU Hybrid PowerPack reduces emissions, noise levels and operating costs on the existing infrastructure Development is part of the Rolls-Royce electrification strategy Friedrichshafen, Germany, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The MTU … Read the full press release

Michelin: our latest endurance racing tyres evolved significantly for the FIA WEC’s 2018/2019 ‘Super Saison’

 Clermont-Ferrand, France, 09-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As was the case when Mark Webber publicly expressed his satisfaction with his Michelin tyres after his FIA World Endurance Championship debut in 2014, during the first testing opportunities Fernando Alonso (Toyota Gazoo Racing) similarly … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group increased Group revenue by a substantial 6.4% in the first quarter of 2018; 2018 Forecast confirmed

First-quarter Group revenue at prior-year level, 6.4% organic growth Operating profit increases to EUR 905 million 2018 Forecast confirmed: EBIT set to increase to approximately EUR 4.15 billion, with more than EUR 5 billion targeted for 2020 CEO Frank Appel: … Read the full press release

Exclusive BMW M3 CS in Frozen Dark Blue for the best qualifier in the MotoGP at the end of the season

BMW M Power for the fastest qualifier in the MotoGP. The winner’s car in 2018: the exclusive BMW M3 CS (combined consumption: 8.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 198 g/km*) in Frozen Dark Blue. Unveiling of the car at the … Read the full press release

Daimler AG Member of the Board Ola Källenius on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class: the new ‘G’ is still a ‘G’ only better

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class presents itself in top form. Whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, cutting-edge assistance systems, outstanding handling, and safety. At the same time, the new … Read the full press release

Vattenfall partners with Volvo Cars with the aim to make electric vehicle (EV) charging easier at home

STOCKHOLM,  07-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall aims to become a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure operator in collaboration with partners. Vattenfall today announces a major new partnership with leading car manufacturer Volvo Cars with the aim to make EV … Read the full press release

Cargotec: Kalmar to introduce an electric version of its popular Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor

HELSINKI, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is introducing an electric version of its popular Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor. The Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor is designed for trailer-handling operations in dispersed warehouses, container terminals and other applications … Read the full press release

MAN to deliver eight new NEOPLAN Tourliners and six new NEOPLAN Skyliners to Schröder Reisen to be used for intercity travel with Flixbus

Schröder Reisen have taken on a total of 14 NEOPLAN premium coaches This includes the 75th coach from MAN since 2013, and the 33rd NEOPLAN coach MAN scores highly in terms of service, economic viability and reliability MUNICH, 01-May-2018 — … Read the full press release

Alstom to supply additional Metropolis trains to Singapore Land Transport Authority for the extensions of Singapore North East Line and Circle Line

Saint-Ouen, France, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has signed an agreement with Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply six additional Metropolis trains (36 metro cars) and 11 additional Metropolis trains (33 metro cars) for the extensions of Singapore North East … Read the full press release

Ballast Nedam: The greenest transferium in the Netherlands opened on 22 April

Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The greenest transferium of the Netherlands has been officially been opened on 22 April. Go and have a look at the Deutersestraat, because in a little while it will be out of site for the … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital to lease one Embraer E190, MSN 19000461 to Pegas Fly

Billund, Denmark, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one Embraer E190, MSN 19000461, to LLC “IKAR” (d.b.a. Pegas Fly) on lease. NAC is delighted to welcome LLC “IKAR” as a … Read the full press release