Ukrainian Railways Wins Europe’s Rail Champion Award

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Photo by Todd Trapani on Unsplash The 2023 European Railway Award has been held in Brussels in a 16th edition strongly marked by current events in Ukraine and the sector’s commitment to diversity.  The Rail Champion prize was presented to Ukrainian Railways (UZ) for their “remarkable resilience and continuation of transport services in times of war and unimaginable hardship.” Additionally, Eglė Šimė was recognised as…

Electrification: Alarming New ETUI Report

Electrification has simply substituted dieselisation, without any change in the business model or in the EU regulatory framework, reveals an alarming ETUI report.  The ‘Fit for 55’ revision of the CO2 regulation for new cars and vans will not only keep reinforcing the trend towards heavier and more powerful vehicles but it will also drastically…

Don’t Leave Behind the Elderly

transport mobility for the elderly

Elderly people and those with a disability “must not be left behind” in Europe’s rush to digitilization, an international conference on transport mobility was told. The conference heard that new technologies such as artificial intelligence will have a crucial role to play in transforming Europe’s transport eco system. But, in any debate about the future…

Decarbonisation of Transport

decarbonisation of transport

Senior MEP Carlo Fidanza has warned that while alternative fuel infrastructure plays an important role in the decarbonisation of transport, locking the industry more and more into electromobility “will not solve Europe’s future mobility problems.” The member spoke out after the adoption of a revised fuels infrastructure by the majority of the European Parliament. He…

Transport and Mobility Innovation

Transport and Mobility Innovation

Some of Europe’s brightest young innovators will get a chance to showcase their talents – and products – at a major international conference in Lisbon later this year. The  Transport Research Arena (TRA) event is said to be the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2022, the TRA takes place in…

Call to support Taiwan’s participation in ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) develops common regulations and standards for civil aviation. Countries around the world abide by ICAO’s directives to ensure the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation, writes Wang Kwo-tsai. The 41st session of the triennial ICAO Assembly, to be held between September 27 and October 7 this year…

Protecting Animals During Transport

The EU’s food watchdog says that current law fails to protect animals during transport – an issue that citizens have long protested against.  The European Food Safety Authority issued five new reports outlining the scientific evidence about the suffering of animals when they are transported – for sale, fattening or slaughter. The scientific opinions cover…

Shipping and Anti-trust

Shipping

The European Commission has launched a “call for evidence” inviting feedback on the performance of the EU legal framework which exempts liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules. The Commission has also sent targeted questionnaires to interested parties in the maritime liner shipping supply chain (i.e. carriers, shippers and freight forwarders, port and terminal operators)…