Category Archives: Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

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 bidding to … Read the full press release

Ferrovial welcomes Carlos Cerezo as new Chief Human Resources Officer

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 since 2006. … Read the full press release

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

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 a total … Read the full press release

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

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 technology to … Read the full press release

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

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 Palo Alto, … 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 TOKYO, Japan, 4-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., which develops and manages the spatial link XPAND Code, has launched XPAND Code Generator, a … 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 PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ … 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

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 agreement) with … Read the full press release

Danfoss to supply automotive traction power modules for ZF volume production projects

SCHWEINFURT/ NORDBORG, 14-NOV-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH announce new partnership for silicon- and silicon-carbide power modules. The partnership aims to improve the efficiency of electric drivelines by leveraging engineering and cost benefits at … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine achieved a breakthrough in their IntelliTug project in the port of Singapore

HELSINKI, 7-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä and PSA Marine IntelliTug project achieved a breakthrough following the successful installation of a first-of-its-kind Dynamic Positioning (DP) system onboard the harbour tug ‘PSA Polaris’. Trials are now being carried out in the Port … Read the full press release

BP Ventures backs Mobility-as-a-Service Finnish start-up with €10 million investment

LONDON, 7-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP Ventures invests €10 million in MaaS Global. The Finnish-based start-up is a provider of digital mobility software designed to make transport easier and smarter. MaaS Global’s innovative Whim app provides users to access and … Read the full press release

NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank to improve access to financing for SMEs in western Sweden with new loan programme

HELSINKI, 31-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank sign seven-year loan programme of SEK 300 million (EUR 27.8 million) to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and environmental projects in western Sweden. This will improve access to … Read the full press release

Khersonelectrotrans to modernise its bus fleet in southern Ukraine with an EBRD loan and a grant from the EU

KHERSON, Ukraine, 29-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announces it is providing up to €10 million to the city of Kherson in Ukraine for replacement of their old fleet of trolley buses. The EBRD’s loan will be coupled with an investment grant … Read the full press release

DHL to provide PO management and visibility for some 4,500 TEU shipping containers coming to the Swedish furniture retailer Mio from Asia

DHL to provide end-to-end visibility and control of purchase orders for Mio Increased automation and streamlined management of inbound orders for Mio BONN, 29-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading Swedish retail chain for furniture and home furnishings Mio will use … Read the full press release

Saloodo! expands its platform with new digital freight tenders

BONN, 23-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The first digital freight platform increasingly becoming an all-in-one solution for carriers and shippers. Saloodo! has now entered into the business of long-term transport contracts and will also offer freight tenders in the future. The … Read the full press release

Total to provide shipping customers in China with low sulphur fuels through a joint venture with Zhejiang Energy Group

ZHOUSHAN, China, 21-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total creates a joint venture company with Chinese state-owned Zhejiang Energy Group (ZEG). The joint venture is intended to the supply and delivery of marine fuels in the region of Zhoushan, China. Zhoushan region … Read the full press release

TomTom unveils second generation Road Event Reporter at ITS World Congress

AMSTERDAM, 17-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom announces availability of the second generation of its Road Event Reporter. The easy-to-use web-based application allows road authorities and trusted TomTom partners to help drivers avoid unnecessary delay and frustration by reporting current and … Read the full press release

ASI Drives Launches Mark 600, Poised to Replace Internal Combustion Engines

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA, USA, 10-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASI Drives introduces the next generation of heavy-duty, fully enclosed transaxles with their Mark 600, set to markedly transform both indoor and outdoor material handling. An evolution of the industry-standard Mark 400, the … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to upgrade Eidesvik’s construction vessel with hybrid propulsion system for greater efficiency and more sustainable operations

HELSINKI, 2-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik AS has selected Wärtsilä to upgrade its ‘Viking Neptun’ construction vessel. The order was placed in August 2019 … Read the full press release

400,000 electric vehicles to be equipped with NORMA Group thermal management line systems by 2025

MAINTAL, 24-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group develops line systems for thermal management of battery units for a leading battery manufacturer. The systems will be used in up to 400,000 electric vehicles of a major international automobile manufacturer by 2025. … Read the full press release

Hendrik Venter succeeds Oscar de Bok as CEO DHL Supply Chain for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa

BONN, 16-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Supply Chain announces the appointment of Hendrik Venter (50) as the new CEO for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. On October 1, 2019 he will succeed Oscar de Bok, who will take over … Read the full press release

China relies on AkzoNobel’s industry-leading coatings solution to protect its new polar icebreaker

AMSTERDAM, 29-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel‘s industry-leading coatings solution selected by Polar Research Institute of China to protect its first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2 from harsh Arctic and Antarctic condition. Xue Long 2, a 12,366 ton research … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Materials Services to modernise and expand its European warehousing and logistics network with 70 million euros investment

ESSEN, 19-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp Materials Services announces investment of around 70 million euros in the modernization and expansion of its European warehousing and logistics network. thyssenkrupp Materials Services will build a state-of-the-art logistics center and new warehouses in … Read the full press release

XPAND K.K. will exhibit at the IFA 2019 as a Japanese cutting-edge IT company

Selected as a worldwide startup to exhibit in the Japan Pavilion at the IFA/NEXT exhibition, which is a special side event exclusively for innovations of the IFA TOKYO, Japan, 19-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., that provides “XPAND.CODES”, the barcode … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with … Read the full press release

BP and Didi Chuxing to develop a network of EV charging hubs across China through new joint venture

LONDON, 2-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP have agreed to form a new joint venture to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China with Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Both companies plans to develop a network … Read the full press release

Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

Ivory Coast's largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

New Abidjan order includes 250 more buses from IVECO BUS, including natural gas power solutions PARIS, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan to order 200 Crossway Low Entry (LE) and 50 Crealis Natural Power (NP) 18-meter buses … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters: Philippines first to order ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific region

MANILA, Philippines, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters launches ACH160 model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region with an order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines. The helicopter will be used for private and business flights within … Read the full press release

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF’s new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF's new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 16-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF announced the world premiere of its first 2-speed e-drive system meant for passenger cars. The system integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics.  Extended driving range for each … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply second dredger to Damen Shipyards that will be one of the most environmentally sustainable ships of its type in service

HELSINKI, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä again selected by Damen Shipyards Group to provide the main propulsion solutions for a large Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The dredger is being built for Hanson Aggregates. The order was signed with Wärtsilä in … Read the full press release