Patients were evacuated from the Sisak hospital

Earthquake strikes central Croatia, damaging buildings

"The army is here to help. We will have to move some people from Petrinja because it is unsafe to be here," Plenkovic said. N1 news channel quoted a Petrinja town official as saying that a 12-year old child had been killed. It showed footage of rescuers in Petrinja pulling a man and a child from the debris

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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

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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.

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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.

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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

transport

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.