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Gacha is the world’s first self-driving robot bus that works in any weather. What makes Gacha unique is its ability to work reliably even under difficult conditions – in the dark as well as rain, snow, or slush. Read more

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between FinEstBay Area Development Oy and Touchstone Capital Partners Ltd on €15-billion in funding for the Helsinki-Tallinn railway tunnel project. The new funding comes in addition to the €100-million, Read more

A newly-published report from the environmental consultancy Transport and Environment has found that in 2018 the US overtook the EU to become the world's second largest electric car market with around 361,000 EVs sold in that year compared to... Read more

The International Maritime Organization's Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) closed last Friday in London. At the meeting, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed progress in the the banning of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) from Arctic... Read more

Quebec-based manufacturer of trains and planes Bombardier Transportation and rolling stock leaser Akiem introduced the Bombardier TRAXX DC3 locomotive to Poland during an event at Wroclaw, Poland. The TRAXX DC3 is now the most efficient and modern... Read more

Swiss-Swedish technology firm ABB has won its largest traction equipment order in India, worth more than $42 million to supply state-of-the-art converters for electric locomotives from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), in Varanasi. Read more

Autonomous logistics technologies, from warehouse automation to augmented reality and self-driving vehicles, are revolutionising the way manufacturers move goods from place to place, increasing efficiency, improving safety standards and reducing Read more

Norwegian international shipping company Hagland Shipping has signed an agreement with Finnish technology group Wärtsilä for a hybrid retrofit installation. The installation will happen onboard the 'Hagland Captain'. Read more

The proposed acquisition of French rail operator Alstom by Germany's Siemens has been blocked by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission argued that the merger would have been harmful for competition Read more

Autonomous systems are seeing increasingly rapid uptake in the transport & logistics sector, helping companies to increase efficiency as well as lowering their environmental footprint. Read more

Porsche has invested in US start-up 'Urgent.ly', which sees itself as the leading global platform for mobility and roadside assistance. Read more

The two Germany-based companies Jungheinrich AG and the Fricke Group are combining their expertise in the fields of intralogistics and spare-parts wholesale to launch a joint venture for the international sale of spare parts. Read more

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, has announced it will be acquiring the telematics business of TomTom for a cash value of €910 million. Read more

IPP Logipal, one of Europe’s leading poolers and manufacturers of wooden pallets, has invested more than £2.5 million in a new automated pallet inspection and repair service centre in Leicestershire, UK. Read more

Robotics and warehouse automation company, GreyOrange, is set to launch its new modular sortation system and demonstrate upgraded versions of its Butler and PickPal at LogiMAT 2019 Read more

Switzerland-based logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has opened the largest pharma and healthcare warehouse in Slovenia, strategically located at Brnik, close to the country’s capital, Ljubljana. Read more

Samskip, a leading European multimodal container logistics systems operator, is heading an ambitious initiative to develop autonomous, zero-emissions container ships that can also compete on cost. Read more

With the adapter system ‘roadrailLink’(r2L), Vega International Car-Transport and Logistic-Trading Gesellschaft mbH (Vegatrans) and TX Logistik AG (TXL) are setting new standards in commercial vehicle transport by rail. Read more

Mobility solutions business thyssenkrupp Elevator has announced it will be installing the ‘fastest’ lifts in Brazil at the iconic Birmann 32 office building on Faria Lima Avenue. Read more

Data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics A/S has released its annual outlook for the global supply chain industries. Read more

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