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Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Rolls-Royce announces first UK agreement to deliver MTU hybrid drive system

Hybrid system enables quieter, more fuel efficient and zero-emission train operations After a pilot programme in 2020, Porterbrook plans to offer customers HybridFLEX trains West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook, the UK’s largest owner of passenger rolling stock, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and Irish Rail to jointly pioneer the use of MTU hybrid rail drives on the Irish railway network

Memorandum of Understanding for supply of at least nine MTU Hybrid PowerPacks from 2021 Plan to convert entire Class 22000 fleet pending successful trials Fuel savings of up to 33% West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Iarnród Éireann Irish … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce announces joint deliberations and preparatory measures for the retrofit of Coradia Lint diesel rail vehicles with MTU hybrid drives

Evaluation of service on routes in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Conversion of the entire fleet of 54 vehicles under consideration West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) and Rolls-Royce plan to jointly implement a new hybrid … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to retrofit the entire Alpha Trains railcar fleet to MTU hybrid drive systems

Letter of intent regarding the hybridisation of Talent, Coradia Lint and Desiro vehicles Intention is to retrofit the entire diesel fleet (in excess of 140 vehicles) operated by Alpha Trains West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Alpha Trains … Read the full press release

SEAT marks its entry into the large SUV market with the launch of Tarraco

Tarraco is SEAT’s third SUV and represents the company’s entry into the large SUV market, completing the family line-up, joining the Arona and Ateca The large SUV offers greater flexibility for customers with both 5 and 7-seater options The Tarraco … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to modernize part of the British military’s fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading system

Supply of 382 EPLS retrofit kits Düsseldorf, Germany, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall, through its joint venture Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), is supporting the programme to modernize part of the British military’s fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading … Read the full press release

Borealis Daplen™ polypropylene compound grades with post-consumer recycled content used in specially-built hybrid Volvo SUV

Value chain cooperation helps increase the share of recycled plastics in vehicles VIENNA, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce another promising result of value chain cooperation involving the use of post-consumer recycled … Read the full press release

Stadler and Siemens and S-Bahn Berlin presented the first “half train” for Berlin’s new S-Bahn fleet at InnoTrans 2018

Manufacturer’s consortium presents train at the InnoTrans ⋅ S-Bahn train also open to the public on the weekend BERLIN, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (mber 18, 2018) at InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, the manufacturer’s consortium of Stadler … Read the full press release

Stadler and Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) showcase new generation of six-axle bi-mode EURODUAL locomotive at InnoTrans 2018

BERLIN, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler proudly presents today together with Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) the new generation of six-axle bi-mode EURODUAL locomotives. HVLE ordered 10 locomotives in 2017 to be used in the transport of goods in Germany. Stadler’s EURODUAL locomotive … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group to drive the future deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems

The Volkswagen Group presents a wide spectrum of urban mobility solutions at the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Copenhagen Shaping the urban mobility of the future as a joint task: Volkswagen Group as a strong partner for … Read the full press release

Volkswagen gears up for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON GROUP

Potential IPO would further strengthen financial flexibility of TRATON GROUP and thus form the basis for accelerated growth TRATON GROUP to achieve capital market readiness by end of 2018 – change of TRATON AG’s legal form into a Societas Europaea … Read the full press release

Volkswagen world premieres modular electric drive matrix (MEB): a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles

Brand announces attractive electric vehicles at affordable prices World premiere of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) in Dresden: newly developed technology platform will be the key to the “electric car for all” Brand Board Member for E-Mobility Thomas Ulbrich: … Read the full press release

TRATON AG and Hino Motors announce new details on their strategic partnership

Companies to deepen their strategic partnership further to leverage synergies Cooperation in e-mobility to advance sustainable powertrains and speed up product development Signed framework agreement for future joint venture aiming at realizing synergies in global procurement Yoshio Shimo: “Hino and … Read the full press release

Continental expands its range of solutions for the Automated Driving of commercial vehicles

Intelligent control unit creates a model of the vehicle environment from sensor data Manufacturers receive the necessary components and subsystems from a single source Versatile input: camera, radar and lidar, plus cloud-based data Premiere at the IAA: Visitors can experience … Read the full press release

Continental involved in Hyperloop development

New mobility concepts: sustainable, fast and cost-effective transport of goods possible via Hyperloop Collaboration with talented young people at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences and the University of Oldenburg Special belts made of carbon cord and polyurethane from Continental … Read the full press release

Arkema to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets

COLOMBES, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up … Read the full press release

SEAT President Luca de Meo on Europe’s economic future at the prestigious Scuola di Politiche

The President of SEAT argues that innovation and training are the two main instruments of change De Meo: “We need a stable institutional and regulatory framework and State agreements to encourage the competitiveness and internationalisation of businesses” “When the Administration … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group to rename its Post – eCommerce – Parcel (PeP) division to Post & Paket Deutschland; DHL Parcel Europe and DHL eCommerce will now be DHL eCommerce Solutions

All changes come into effect on January 1, 2019. Post – eCommerce – Parcel (PeP) to be separated into German and international divisions under dedicated Board of Management leadership Post – eCommerce – Parcel (PeP) will be renamed as Post … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group calls on employees worldwide to participate in the Group’s tenth Global Volunteer Day

From September 17 to September 30, Deutsche Post DHL Group will call on employees worldwide to participate in the Group’s tenth Global Volunteer Day.   After the first Volunteer Day was held in the Asia Pacific region in 2008, Global … Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways’ first Airbus A380 completes its maiden flight

TOULOUSE, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is … Read the full press release

Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert riding the VeloX 8 built by students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam

Delft, Netherlands, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert in the US with a speed of 120 km/h. She was riding the VeloX 8 from the Human Power Team, a … Read the full press release

SGS to use its Inspire service to provide ClipperData’s clients with early warnings of regulatory modifications for fuel quality

GENEVA, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with ClipperData, a provider of data sets, analysis and commentary on maritime commodity flows, to provide news alerts on fuel specification changes worldwide. We will be … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks starts practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck with 20 test customers in various industries

Ten eActros trucks will be tested in day-to-day operation for two years Hermes is the first of 20 test customers in various sectors Locally emission-free and quiet distribution Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “The practical trials with the eActros … Read the full press release

Scania to contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Södertälje, Sweden, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania will contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) over the next ten years. The collaboration will focus on business models for the future transport ecosystem. “Scania is a … Read the full press release

Designer Francesca Sangalli to lead the Color&Trim Concept&Strategy department at SEAT

She is going to manage the Color&Trim Concept&Strategy department, which is responsible for creating the colours and materials of new vehicles With a background of more than 16 years in Advanced Design at Mercedes-Benz, Sangalli joins SEAT as of this … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines carried successful navigational safety test aboard a 165m passenger ferry

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The capacity for Intelligent Awareness and machine learning technologies to significantly improve navigational safety has been verified by Rolls-Royce and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), following the success of a pilot project … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems by 2020

Completely integrated MTU hybrid propulsion systems as of 2020 Variable operational modes and power ranges between 1,000 and 4,000 kilowatts for yachts, work boats, ferries and patrol boats LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce launched its latest in a series of LNG fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has today launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce … Read the full press release

CMIG Aviation Capital will adopt Rolls-Royce LessorCare across its existing and future fleet of Trent-powered aircraft

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has announced CMIG Aviation Capital as a new customer for LessorCare, the pioneering new service tailored specifically to the needs of lessors. CMIG Aviation Capital will adopt the service across their existing and future fleet … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce unveils completely new podded propulsion system designed to meet market demand for smaller, more compact units

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has today unveiled ELegance – a completely new podded propulsion system designed to meet market demand for smaller, more compact units. The ELegance pods – one with an open propeller, the other ducted – complement … Read the full press release