Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuts Cullinan in Manchester

DERBY, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate a return to its spiritual home in Manchester as it debuts Cullinan, the Rolls-Royce of SUVs, just moments from the Midland Hotel in the city centre where The Hon. Charles … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce releases a short film featuring the Wraith Luminary Collection

From shooting stars to illuminated wood, the Wraith Luminary Collection encapsulates the extraordinary talent of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective. Just 55 motor cars exist, inspired by, and created for those who lead where others follow. DERBY, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From … Read the full press release

Henkel invests in seamless solutions across the entire value chain of electric drive manufacturing

DÜSSELDORF, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Building on years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, Henkel is actively investing in new technologies and products for efficient large-scale manufacturing of safe and reliable electric drive systems. Key solutions addressing the … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 as its new generation helicopter

• Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise and operate an AW169 on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance starting from spring 2019    • This will be the ninth UK-based AW169 for air ambulance operations confirming it as the market leader … Read the full press release

Leonardo teams up with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems to offer a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare acoustic system

Leonardo has formed separate partnerships with L3 Technologies, relating to the company’s advanced low-frequency HELRAS dipping sonar technology and next generation mid-frequency, lightweight Firefly dipping sonars, and with Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, for its advanced sonobuoy sensors ​The … Read the full press release

Leonardo to supply AW109 GrandNew helicopter to QME Mining Equipment Ltd of Ireland

• QME Mining Equipment Ltd will take delivery of the helicopter in early 2019 • Leonardo and official distributor in UK and Ireland Sloane Helicopters have delivered 15 aircraft in the last 18 months confirming Leonardo’s dominance in the regional … Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways installs Safran’s Cassiopée AGS system fleet-wide to improve flight safety

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With Cassiopée AGS (Analysis Ground Station), now installed fleet-wide, All Nippon Airways is the first airline in the world to have connected its Safran flight data management systems to a cloud, rather than servers, … Read the full press release

Vistara Airlines and CFM International sign Letter of Intent for the purchase of additional 26 LEAP-1A engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delhi-based Vistara Airlines and CFM International today signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of 26 LEAP-1A engines to power 13 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft announced July 11 that are part of the airlines … Read the full press release

Yunnan Hongtu Airlines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircrafts with CFM56-5B engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Yunnan Hongtu Airlines and CFM International have signed an agreement for the purchase of CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircraft. In addition, the airline signed a 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour Agreement (RPFH) … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines names Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering

PARIS, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering. Didier succeeds Eric Massé who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer … Read the full press release

Stadler to showcase seven vehicle concepts featuring new solutions at InnoTrans 2018

BUSSNANG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler was already one of the largest exhibitors of rail vehicles at InnoTrans 2016. The train manufacturer with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Belarus and the USA has even bigger plans for this … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to support Transocean with efficient solutions for its fleet

HELSINKI, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä and Transocean will optimise the maintenance of all Wärtsilä thrusters installed within the Transocean fleet, while seeking to significantly reduce dry-docking costs by extending the service intervals of the thrusters. The agreement aims to deliver … Read the full press release

Jan De Nul launches its second ultra-low emission Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers Diogo Cão in China

Clean air thanks to on-board exhaust filtering technique LUXEMBOURG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 3,500 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Diogo Cão was launched last Saturday at the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. This green … Read the full press release

ABP announces construction of a new £15 million multi-storey vehicle terminal at the Port of Southampton

LONDON, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction of a new vehicle terminal has been announced at the Port of Southampton, as the latest phase a £50 million investment by ABP. The new £15 million multi-storey facility will be built in the Eastern … Read the full press release

Shenzhen Airlines to equip its entire Airbus A320 fleet with Cobham’s cockpit connectivity solution and Inmarsat’s SB-S satellite IP platform

LYNGBY, Denmark, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shenzhen Airlines has selected Cobham’s cockpit connectivity solution and Inmarsat’s next-generation SB-S satellite IP platform to equip its entire Airbus A320 fleet enabling unprecedented visibility into operations through dedicated IP connectivity between the aircraft and … Read the full press release

GKN Aerospace develops breakthrough technology in the rain protection domain

Permanent treatment lasts the life of a window Technology in evaluation with Airbus on flight-test aircraft REDDITCH, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Aerospace has developed a new hydrophobic coating for cockpit windows in its transparencies centre of excellence in Garden … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband delivers resilient, seamless, redundant connectivity for first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft

LONDON, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat Government today announced it has successfully supported General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) in the trans-Atlantic flight test with Inmarsat’s L-band service, SwiftBroadband, delivering resilient, seamless, redundant connectivity throughout the duration of the journey. The … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel expands its KN PharmaChain network with a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile

Expanding KN PharmaChain network with strong local footprint Fully integrated laboratory and distribution centre Eco-friendly through use of geothermal energy SANTIAGO, Chile, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As of August 2018, a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile will benefit … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to support six university teams in this year’s international design competition Formula Student Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies, Patron of Formula Student Germany: “Volkswagen is focusing on two technologies – autonomous driving and electric vehicles.” WOLFSBURG, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to the international design competition Formula Student Germany (FSG). … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, FAW Group, China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co. Ltd. partner over e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving

Volkswagen Group signs letters of intent with the FAW Group and China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Research Institute (ICV) during the state visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin Political discussions held about the role that China plays as … Read the full press release

Thomas Sedran to succeed Dr. Eckhard Scholz as CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand

WOLFSBURG/HANOVER, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Thomas Sedran, General Secretary and Senior Vice President Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective September 1, 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr. Eckhard … Read the full press release

Dr. Stefan Sommer succeeds Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz as Board Member with responsibility for Procurement at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

WOLFSBURG, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Dr. Stefan Sommer (55) as the Board Member with responsibility for Procurement effective latest January 1, 2019. Sommer was Chief Executive Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG until the end of … Read the full press release

SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s lead brand in the JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. joint venture

SEAT to become a shareholder of the company created by Volkswagen Group China and JAC and will be the Group’s lead brand in the joint venture The Spanish carmaker will actively participate in the creation of an R&D centre in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. and SEAT to establish new R&D center on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies

Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning SEAT to become a … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Exclusive video of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak as it hunts down the record I.D. R Pikes Peak the sporty forerunner to the new fully-electric I.D. family WOLFSBURG, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: the 200,000th ‘R’ model handed over to Keith Williamson in Cambridgeshire, UK

200,000th model is a Golf R* Delivery to Cambridgeshire, UK Volkswagen R model series began with Golf R32 in 2002 WOLFSBURG, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen R has handed over the jubilee car to a UK customer. Volkswagen R stands for performance, … Read the full press release

Five Volkswagen models received the Plus X Award as “Product of the Year 2018”

The Plus X Award innovation prize once again recognises Volkswagen’s excellent design and brand experiences Polo, T-Roc, Touareg1, Atlas Tanoak² and I.D. VIZZION³ stand out as “Product of the Year 2018” This makes Volkswagen the “Best Automotive Brand 2018” Volkswagen … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €13 million for 72 low-floor trolleybuses for the city of Mariupol in Ukraine

Senior EBRD loan of up to €13 million for up to 72 low-floor trolleybuses for Mariupol €2 million loan from Clean Technology Fund and €3 million grant from E5P Mariupol is the second-largest municipality in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine LONDON, … Read the full press release

Volvo to provide Gothenburg with 30 all-electric buses

GOTHENBURG, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gothenburg in Sweden now takes the lead in the transition to electrically propelled urban bus traffic in Sweden. The order for 30 all-electric Volvo buses from GS Buss, subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar, and Public Transport Authority … Read the full press release

Sixt earned World Travel Awards in 14 categories for excellent mobility solutions around the globe

First place for Sixt Car Rental, Sixt Luxury Cars and Sixt Limousine Service in numerous countries worldwide PULLACH/ATHENS, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Excellent mobility solutions around the globe: Sixt, one of the leading international mobility service providers, has received World Travel … Read the full press release