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DP World wins 30 year concession at the Jeddah Islamic Port

Global trade enabler DP World has been awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer concession by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port

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EU Commission approves acquisition of Flybe

Brussels - The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of UK regional air carrier Flybe by Connect Airways, a consortium by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Aviation and Cyrus

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Hyperloop reveals new guidelines

Los Angeles - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has met with officials from the United States Department of Transportation, USDOT, at HyperloopTT’s research facilities in Toulouse, France

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Sea trade grows by Kuehne + Nagel

Schindellegi (Switzerland) - Swiss global transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has posted increased net turnover, gross profit and EBIT in the first quarter of 2019

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China’s road freight volume grows in Q1

Beijing - China’s road freight transport saw steady growth in the first quarter, official data showed. Road freight volume grew 5.9 percent year on year to 8.19 billion tonnes in the first three months

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Life is harsh for clean trucks

Genoa - Some regions, like Lombardy and Piedmont, promote the LNG trucks by removing the car tax. Some others, like Liguria, don’t.

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EU to invest in the port of Gdansk and Gdynia

Brussels - The EU will invest 220 million euros in the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia, in Poland. The two investments are part of a 4 billion euros package that also include 358 millions for the Circumetnea railway in Sicily

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EU and Qatar reach aviation agreement

Brussels - The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region

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China’s new international land-sea corridor

Beijing - Eight western Chinese provinces and regions signed a framework agreement Monday in southwest China’s Chongqing to cooperate in building a new international land-sea trade corridor

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China to build 500 new airports by 2020

Beijing - China is expected to build over 500 general aviation aerodromes by 2020 to improve the environment for high-quality development of the general aviation industry, the People’s Daily overseas edition reported on Wednesday

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EU approves millionaire aid to German railways

Brussels - The European Commission has approved a German aid scheme to promote the shift of freight traffic from road to rail. The scheme has an overall budget of €350 million and will run from 2018 to 2023.

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Scorpio: scrubbers for tankers and bulkers

Monaco - Scorpio Tankers has announced that it will purchase exhaust gas cleanings systems for 42 of its vessels in 2019 and for 10 of its vessels in 2020. The value of these agreements is estimated to be $79.6 million, but the manufacturers involved have not been revealed

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Boeing delivers its 2,000th plane to China

San Francisco - Top U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company delivered on Friday its 2,000th airplane to China, a milestone, writes Xinhua news agency, for the U.S. aircraft maker in the world’s largest commercial aviation market

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China’s logistics sector reports steady growth

Beijing - The total value of goods carried by the logistics sector surged to 231.5 trillion yuan (about 33.3 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first 10 months, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said in a statement

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Morocco inaugurates Africa’s fastest train

Rabat - Morocco inaugurated Africa’s fastest train which will halve travelling time between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and Tangier. This will boost growth in Tangier and help attract more investments to northern Morocco where one of Africa’s largest ports is located

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Virgin Hyperloop One, Bin Sulayem replaces Branson

Los Angeles - Virgin Hyperloop One, the company that has developed a full scale hyperloop system, announced today that Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, has been elected as its new Chairman

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ATR and Air New Zealand toward hybrid aircraft

Toulouse - French plane manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the possibility of using hybrid or electric aircraft on New Zealand’s domestic and regional routes.

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GE and Rolls Royce finalists for Chinese-Russian jet engine

Zhuhai, China - General Electric and Rolls Royce are the two finalists to supply engines for a new long-haul jet developed by a Russian-Chinese joint venture that aims eventually to switch to a Sino-Russian engine, a chief designer of the aircraft said

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DHL strengthens German ties with China

Beijing - German logistics giant DHL Express announced on Friday that it will increase its investment in China, including expanding service facilities in Hong Kong and Guangzhou

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ThyssenKrupp’s project for the 22 billion euros’ Instanbul airport

Istanbul - Global mobility solutions provider Thyssenkrupp Elevator has unveiled one of its biggest ever projects in the Middle East: a total mobility solutions package of 143 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) and four elevators in the new Istanbul Grand Airport, in Turkey

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Cargotec’s orders grow by 15%

Helsinki - The finnish company Cargotec, a world leader in cargo-handling machinery for terminals and ships, has seen its orders grow by 15% compared with the same period in 2017, but this has not stopped its net income for the first three quarters dropping by 30%

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British truckers plan for the worst

Birmingham - Transport company boss Chris Blackburn is contemplating spending almost a million pounds for a chance to keep his trucks on European roads if Britain leaves the EU without a deal in March

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A new cargo train route from China to Belgium

Brussels - Belgium and China launched a new cargo train route linking the Belgian city of Liege, some 100 km southeast of Brussels, to Zhengzhou, the capital city of China’s Henan province

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EU launches drone network

Brussels - EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has launched at the Port of Antwerp the European network for drone demonstration projects.

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Airbus faces new jet delays at Hamburg plant

Paris - For two years Airbus faced a shortage of engines and had to slow jet deliveries. Now engines are arriving fast - but fresh snags mean a Hamburg plant that assembles best-selling jets is having trouble absorbing them, industry sources said

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Road haulers up in arms: “Decree must be revised”

Genoa - Businesses and the road haulage sector have their sights trained on the Italian government. In their crosshairs is the special “Genoa” decree, as well as the financial measures to be taken. At issue are the timelines of the Morandi bridge’s reconstruction

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Genoa’s Bridge, minister under siege. ”Enough lies”

Genoa - People from from Fegino, Borzoli, and Valpolcevera, the city’s areas mostly involved in the bridge’s collapse, want answers to two pressing points: the process for workers’ redundancy pay that applies to local companies, and the compensation for the people displaced

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Kuehne + Nagel buys Indonesia’s Wira

Schindellegi (Switzerland) - The logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has acquired the logistics operations of Wira Logistics, a leading Indonesian logistics company. This acquisition should strengthen Kuehne + Nagel’s nationwide warehousing and distribution network in Indonesia

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Genoa Bridge, restoration project “would be the fastest option”

Genoa - The construction times for the new viaduct across the Polcevera go from the initial optimistic estimates to extremely cautious timeline forecasts; meanwhile, however, a possibility so far ignored by most, has emerged: the possibility of repairing the bridge without demolishing it

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Hupac, more services from Italy

Basel - The Swiss intermodal operator Hupac is opening the autumn season with numerous new connections and service improvements. Frequency of departures, additional destinations and terminal locations are the main drivers for improvements

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Volvo aims to sell electric truck in North America by 2020

Stockholm - Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, plans to begin selling electric trucks in North America by 2020, it said on Thursday, as it signed a partnership with California that will allow it to show-off the vehicles

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Genoa Bridge: the first suspects sidestep the charges

Genoa - “The utmost collaboration with the judiciary.” A few hours after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, everyone had promised their collaboration. But the interrogations have turned into a sequence of silent scenes, although perhaps the silence has not been total

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ABB acquires Belgian logistic tech firm

Zurich - The Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of intrion, a privately owned company headquartered in Huizingen, close to Brussels, with approximately 120 employees and over a decade of experience in logistics automation solutions

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“Bridge collapse: 2 million per day in extra costs”

Genoa - According to an estimate by ISFORT for Conftrasporto-Confcommercio, the economic damage to road haulage companies alone caused by the extension of the routes through the Genoa node after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge amounts to about €600,000 per day

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«Per Genova zona franca con la Zls»

Genova - «La zona logistica semplificata a Genova? Molto positiva, meglio ancora se fosse affiancata da una zona franca doganale»: a parlare è Maurizio d’Amico, segretario generale dell’advisory board e da poche settimane anche membro dell’executive board di Femoza

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Genoa seeks land for heavy vehicles

Genoa - Storage areas for heavy vehicles are currently being identified in the Genoa port area following the collapse of the Morandi bridge to reduce critical issues in the event of traffic jams along the A26 Voltri-Alessandria and A7 Genoa-Milan motorways

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Trade war sees Kerry Logistics’ profits boom

The warehousing and transport firm has seen its profits grow by 22% compared with the same time last year. The reason lies in the US-China war trade that has caused manufacturing capacities to shift from China to other Asian countries, thus increasing the shipping volumes within Asia

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ENAC warns Volotea: “Too many delays”

Genoa - Should current disruptions persist, and in the face of a lack of remedial plans, starting September 15, Catalan airline Volotea, the main operator at the Genoa airport, will be obliged to suspend all ticket sales and flight operations in Italy

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Alitalia improves its balance sheet and the punctuality of its flights

Rome - Fifteen months of receivership has made it possible for Alitalia to improve its balance sheet. In the first half of the year, revenues from online ticket sales increased by 19.7% compared to the first half of 2017. In the traditionally difficult month of July, Alitalia achieved 99.6% regularity

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ENAC places four companies under investigation because of delays

Rome - Ridiculous delays of over 30 hours; travellers stranded at the airport without explanation; last-minute cancellations. It was a difficult start to the summer for those who chose to travel by plane. That’s why the the Civil Aviation Authority decide to open an investigation into four carriers

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“Fincantieri-Naval Group tie up still unclear”

Rome - “A potential deal is important to us, as it would increase the size of the pie.”Thus Alessandro Profumo, CEO of defence contractor Leonardo, once more commented favourably on the proposed ship building merger

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Review of major projects out soon, position maintained on High-Speed rail

Rome - Italy’s new government is nearing a decision regarding which major projects will get a green light and which will be shelved. The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Danilo Toninelli, has in fact said he aims to “review as soon as possible” the different dossiers left on the table by the previous Government

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Brodosplit launches expedition cruise ship / GALLERY

Split - Hull 484, the Polar Expedition Cruise Vessel for cruising the polar regions built for the final Buyer the Dutch company Oceanwide Expeditions has been launched on Saturday, 9 of June in Shipbuilding Industry Split

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Transport: agreement between Italy and Switzerland

Rome - A framework cooperation agreement was signed in Rome between ASTAG, the Swiss association of road haulage and passenger transport operators, and Trasportounito, an Italian association strongly rooted in the world of small and medium-sized companies that transport goods and passengers

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DHL tightens the links between Europe and China

Beijing - The world’s leading logistics company DHL has introduced biweekly scheduled flights between Incheon in South Korea, Wuxi in Jiangsu province in China and Frankfurt in Germany to cater to a growing airfreight demand between North Asia and Europe particularly in electronic products

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Italo, sale to GIP closed

Rome - The closing of the sale of Italo Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (Italo) shares to Global Infrastructure Partners III Funds was signed in execution of the sale contract signed on 11 February 2018. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was confirmed as the company’s chairman

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Bulc opposes limits for trucks at Brenner pass

Vienna - The European Union, says its Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, will accept the Tyrol’s government-proposed fixed quota of one million trucks a year, only at “certain well-specified conditions.” Any limits to the freedom of passage would need to be justified

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Assologistica against the “Sicobas” strikes

Milan - The national association that represents companies that specialise in logistics for third parties is speaking out against strikes and gate protests organised by the autonomous trade union SiCobas. Assologistica has repeated its call to the police forces and to the regional and local administrators

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Russian Railways cargo loading grows in March

Moscow - During January-March 2018, Russian Railways loaded 315.7 mn tons of cargo, up 3.5% year-on-year. Coal was up 3.6% to 91.1 mn tons, construction cargo up 3 to 28.7 mn tons, ferrous and manganese ore up 2.5% to 27.2 mn tons

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Genoa, maiden flight from London Luton

Genoa - EasyJet celebrated its first operations at Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo airport, with the start of a new Genoa - London Luton flight. The link will be operational throughout the summer season, with three weekly flights

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DFDS to downsize logistics in Italy

Genoa - Danish group DFDS has begun restructuring its Italian logistics division. The division’s results have been “insufficient” according to the group. Its main operations focus on rail transport between Italy, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom

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Genoa port warns: “Hands off the Third Tunnel”

Genoa - It was on 16 February that Luigi Di Maio burst into the Genoese election campaign with a violent attack on the local port system. Now that Di Maio has come out of the election on top, the maritime sector is wondering how willing he will be to attack the port and the fast rail link to the Po Valley

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Lorries: three days of strike in the port of Genoa

Genoa - A three-day truck stoppage in the port of Genoa. Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl and Uiltrasporti unions have called a strike in the containerized vehicle transport sector, at the Ligurian port from March 8 to 10. The protest erupted with traffic disruption due to snow and ice

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Benetton to own part of the Channel Tunnel operator

London - Italian infrastructure operator Atlantia, whose largest shareholder (with 30.2%) is the Benetton family, has bought a stake in the firm that operates the Channel Tunnel, obtaining a 15.5% stake in Groupe Eurotunnel

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Ceneri, rail tracks laid in east tube

Genoa - The firm GCF has completed the laying of tracks along the 15.4-km long section of the east tube, one of two tubes at the Ceneri Base Tunnel

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Dalian to Bratislava freight service arrives

Genoa - A trial container service from Dalian in China to the SPaP port on the River Danube in Bratislava arrived in the Slovak capital on November 13, after a 17-day journey via Russia and Ukraine.

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Hackers compromised CCleaner free software

San Francisco - Hackers broke into British company Piriform’s free software for optimizing computer performance last month and installed tools that could have allowed them to take control of tens of millions of devices.

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Venice is betting on international markets

Venice - China is planning the new Silk Road, and because of tradition, among other things, it has chosen Venice as the maritime terminal for the route that will give new impetus and energy to Italian and European companies

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PSA goads the government over the Third Tunnel

Genoa - Meng was in Genoa yesterday - the day of the inauguration of the Gotthard Tunnel, which is an essential element of the Genoa-Rotterdam European rail corridor - to celebrate the terminal’s four new “swan-neck” cranes, each with a 53 metre lifting height, becoming operational.

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Financial support from EU / DOWNLOAD

Brussels - In Shortsea conference in Copenhagen Matthieu Bertrand, Financial Officer of CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), presented the new TEN-T financing scheme,

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The Worrying Rise of the Chinese

Genoa -In ten years the Chinese merchant fleet has tripled. “It is a political choice, and the shipping world is afraid.”

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TUI Group to shake up airlines, cruises after merger

Berlin - TUI Group plans to restructure its airline brands and cruise businesses and drive more online bookings now its merger to create a tourism group with annual sales of over $20 billion has completed.

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Greece paralysed by major strike, flights cancelled

Athens - reek labour unions staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted local transport, in the first major industrial action to cripple the austerity-weary country in months.