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Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

VINCI Highways renews contract with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission to operate the 91 Express Lanes in California

(PRESS RELEASE) Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) signs seven-year contract renewal with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission, near Los Angeles, California. VINCI Highways, via its subsidiary Cofiroute USA, was selected … Read the full press release

Skanska to design and build new bridge connecting Newburg, Maryland, and Dahlgren, Virginia, USA

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska will design and build the new Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge over the Potomac River, USA. The contract was signed with Maryland Department of Transportation – Maryland Transportation … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and DNV GL partner to contribute to marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announces collaboration with classification society DNV GL. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, both companies agreed to … Read the full press release

Carlsberg Group’s subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

Carlsberg Group's subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-PRIEST, France, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Renault Trucks has announced that Carlsberg Group‘s subsidiary in Switzerland, the Feldschlösschen brewery, has ordered 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks. The 100% electric 26-tonne trucks will be delivered in 2020 and … Read the full press release

PGZ announces cooperation with American company Bell Textron for the Polish helicopter program

(PRESS RELEASE) WARSAW, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) announces partnership with Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) for a joint cooperation on the “Kruk” helicopter program implemented by Polish Ministry of National Defence. The agreement, signed at Wojskowe Zakłady … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first automaker to join the urban mobility hub Madrid in Motion

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 27-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT, a member of Volkwagen group, to work with Madrid in Motion on addressing the challenges of urban mobility. Madrid in Motion is a multi-sector, public-private open innovation hub that gathers businesses, public … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval joins initiative to accelerate shipping industry’s decarbonization

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval joins initiative aimed to get zero-emission vessels into operation by 2030. The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Skanska to upgrade the old D1 Motorway under CZK 1.4 billion agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction and development company, Skanska, is set to modernize the 14-kilometer D1 motorway in Czech Republic under the CZK 1.4 billion (SEK 580 million) contract with the Road and Motorway Directorate.  The oldest … Read the full press release

20,000 new charging points for electric vehicles to be provided by Total in Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has entered into an agreement in which the oil and gas company will install and operate 20,000 new public charging points in the three provinces of The Netherlands, namely North-Holland, Flevoland, and … Read the full press release

DHL Freight creates new Transport Management through ‘EVO’

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading road freight services, DHL Freight, implements single Transport Management System (TMS) called ‘EVO’ catering all DHL freight operations in Europe. The IT system, EVO – comes from the term “evolution”, creates an … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

Ferrovial welcomes Carlos Cerezo as new Chief Human Resources Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, Japan, 4-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., which develops and manages the spatial link XPAND Code, has launched XPAND Code … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 … 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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 29-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading Swedish retail chain for furniture and home furnishings Mio … Read the full press release

Saloodo! expands its platform with new digital freight tenders

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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. … Read the full press release

TomTom unveils second generation Road Event Reporter at ITS World Congress

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release