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Transportation & Logistics Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. held groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Centre located in Hefei, Anhui Province, China

The R&D centre will be located in Hefei and will focus on key areas such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving Thanks to the strong support of shareholders, among them SEAT, JAC Volkswagen will continue moving forward with its innovation-driven … Read the full press release

Daimler takes the next step towards securing its CASE (connectivity, autonomous, shared & services and electric) corporate strategy

Consistent implementation of the CASE corporate strategy. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of … Read the full press release

Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters fleet

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years MARIGNANE, France, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ … Read the full press release

MJet GmbH of Austria to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform

TOULOUSE, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility’s new tram Avenio M begins service on new Line 2 in Ulm, Germany

All twelve trams handed over to SWU Verkehr GmbH First series service for multi-articulated Avenio M First Avenio fleet with “Siemens Tram Assistant” collision warning system MUNICH, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Avenio M from Siemens Mobility has begun service … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Group ranked 82 (2017: 166) in the overall Britain’s Most Admired Companies (BMAC) 2018 survey

Bus and rail group rated sector leader for innovation and people development Management Today reputation survey of 250 companies across 25 sectors PERTH, Scotland, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach Group has been rated one of Britain’s top three most admired transport … Read the full press release

EBRD to finance key urban projects in Romania’s Craiova

€15 million loan to the city of Craiova The city to buy environmentally friendly buses and improve energy efficiency of public buildings EBRD to help Craiova develop an action plan to boost green infrastructure LONDON, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Some 300,000 … Read the full press release

Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) officially approved the electric multiple unit (EMU) trains built by Siemens Mobility for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX)

Service to begin when timetable changes on December 9, 2018 Federal Railway Authority approves operation of trains Approval granted punctually Increased capacity and passenger comfort MUNICH, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The electric multiple unit (EMU) trains built by Siemens Mobility for … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham part of government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis in London

NOTTINGHAM, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham is part of a major new government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis around parts of London. Led by Jaguar Land Rover, the ServCity pilot has won £11.15m from Innovate UK towards … Read the full press release

Germany’s largest natural gas and crude oil producer Wintershall advocates greater use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in maritime shipping

CEO informs Hamburg’s First Mayor about the merger between Wintershall and DEA HAMBURG, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany’s largest natural gas and crude oil producer advocates greater use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in maritime shipping. “Europe’s ports need LNG … Read the full press release

Thales to present at the upcoming global conference and exhibition Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies (MAST) Indo-Asia 2018

As Indian naval forces proudly safeguard country’s national interests and maritime security, Thales is proud to support them achieve their big ambitions At MAST Indo-Asia 2018, Thales to showcase its full strength in naval defence with a focus on digital … Read the full press release

Zodiac Aerospace merger into Safran approved by Safran’s shareholders

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran’s (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders’ vote were approved. … Read the full press release

CAF to present its new digital platform LeadMind at the Rolling Stock Maintenance 2018 summit in London

BEASAIN, Spain, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF will take part in the next Rolling Stock Maintenance 2018 summit that will be held in London on December 4 and 5. This conference will present different practical case studies and experiences in saving … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä unveils new high-speed, compact engine at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA

HELSINKI, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä strengthens its position as a global leader in the maritime markets by introducing the first Wärtsilä-branded high-speed engine. The International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA, was the venue of the official … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä successfully completes round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution

HELSINKI, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution. In an unprecedented operation, in the presence of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the system was further tested … Read the full press release

Jan De Nul won Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Environment Award for its newest Ultra-Low Emission Vessels

Prestigious Environment Award for its newest Ultra-Low Emission Vessels LUXEMBOURG, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Jan De Nul Group pockets another award for its sustainable and innovative approach. Lloyd’s List, a world leading online source of maritime insights, presented today in Dubai … Read the full press release

ABP’s Port of Immingham recognised as the Best Dry Bulk Port at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

LONDON, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s Port of Immingham has been globally recognised as the Best Dry Bulk Port after winning the prestigious accolade at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards. The Immingham Bulk Park (IBP) which offers a premium dry … Read the full press release

IAA Cars 2019 launches new formats to give visitors an all-round experience of the mobility solutions of tomorrow

IAA 2019 takes new direction – Experience the future of mobility with new formats and offers Joint Press Release by MOTORWORLD and VDA BERLIN, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The IAA Cars 2019, which will take place in Frankfurt from September … Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd to install Hybrid Ready Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems on 10 vessels to comply with IMO2020 low sulphur regulation

HAMBURG, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ten Hamburg Class vessels (13,000 TEU) to be retrofitted in 2019 and 2020 // First vessel will be ready to sail with EGCS in March 2019 // Decision made in response to upcoming IMO2020 low sulphur … Read the full press release

SEAT named leader in digital transformation by Financial Times study

The report by the Financial Times singles out 100 leading European companies in the field of digitalisation The selected companies stand out for their ability to adapt to new technologies in an innovative way SEAT, recognised for tackling digital challenges … Read the full press release

BASF and GAC R&D Center unveil co-developed electric concept cars at the 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition

GAC’s new concept cars, made with BASF materials and solutions, debut at the 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (booth location: 2B05) First concept car co-developed by BASF and a Chinese OEM Solutions to help transform electric concept car from design to … Read the full press release

DHL’s digital freight platform Saloodo! now also accessible from the Netherlands

As of now, the digital freight marketplace is also available to users in the Netherlands for national shipments and for shipping orders from the Netherlands to other European countries and vice versa. Saloodo! digitalizes the entire supply chain Digital freight … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility awarded a major contract to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains for London Underground

94 metro trains for London based on the Inspiro platform Delivery beginning in 2023 Digital services based on Siemens Mobility’s Railigent New trains will be more spacious, air-conditioned, have walk-through carriages and improve accessibility Additional capacity, maximized throughput and improved … Read the full press release

West African Transport Academy (WATA): First heavy vehicle service technicians graduate in Ghana

Södertälje, Sweden, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The training for service technicians at the West African Transport Academy (WATA) in Ghana’s capital city Accra is the first of its kind. It enables students to specialise in heavy truck and bus technology, combining … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Touareg is the 30 millionth Volkswagen brand delivery milestone in China

Volkswagen Brand sets record in China, with 30 millionth delivery this November – a Touareg Stephan Wöllenstein: “This is a unique occasion, and a unique vote of confidence from all our Chinese customers over the years.” Volkswagen’s product offensive to … Read the full press release

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) celebrate the 30th anniversary of their partnership in China; plan to launch more China-specific model variants and digital services

Audi and Chinese partner First Automotive Works are to expand their local portfolio to more than ten models by 2022 and launch their first all-electric cars 2019: Audi Q2 L e-tron is the first electric car specifically for Chinese customers Herbert Diess, … Read the full press release

Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt appointed “Leader of the year 2018”

GOTHENBURG, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The newspaper Affärsvärlden, together with PA Consulting, Mannheimer Swartling, Wipro and Korn Ferry, has appointed the Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt “Leader of the year 2018.” Enthusiasm, deep industry knowledge and extensive teamwork are … Read the full press release

Tangier-Casablanca high speed line inaugurates with high-speed trains supplied by Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His … Read the full press release

The only preserved specimen of twelve Laurin & Klement BSC ever built now at the ŠKODA Museum exhibition in Mladá Boleslav

The 110-year-old two-seater now in original condition Only preserved specimen of twelve Laurin & Klement BSC ever built Major mechanical vehicle components including the engine are original parts from 1908 MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Laurin & Klement type … Read the full press release

Milestone: ŠKODA AUTO’s Mladá Boleslav plant built its seven millionth MQ 200 gearbox since the plant began manufacturing the transmissions

ŠKODA AUTO is currently investing 65 million euros in stepping up gearbox production ŠKODA AUTO’s manufacturing of transmissions plays a key role in Volkswagen Group’s production network Gearbox production is consistently centred on the principles of Industry 4.0 MLADÁ BOLESLAV, … Read the full press release