New Investment in Air Freight Services at Brussels Airport

New Investment in Air Freight Services

One of the world’s largest air services providers, dnata, has increased its global footprint by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport. The company’s expansion into the Belgian capital represents an investment of €8 million and creates up to 100 local jobs with the company. Its new facility, which covers an area of 14,000…

CPMR Calls for greater priority for Maritime Transport

Greater priority for Maritime Transport

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has welcomed initial steps taken by the European legislators to acknowledge territorial cohesion as an objective of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) after 2020. However, the CPMR is concerned that the three co-legislators have failed to fully recognise the importance of maritime transport in CEF. The European Parliament’s…

EIB approves €2.4 bn investment

EIB investment €2.4 bn

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has this week approved a total of €2.4 billion of new financing to improve public services, upgrade infrastructure and strengthen private sector investment. ·     €905 million new financing for rail and road transport projects across Europe ·     €1 billion for business investment and corporate…

Finalists Announced for European Mobility Week

Sustainable Transport

The European Commission has revealed the finalists of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards and the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP). The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning. The finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities…

Council Agrees Position on Flight Safety After Brexit

Flight Safety in Europe After Brexit

The EU is taking the steps which are needed to continue to ensure a high level of aviation safety in its airspace the event that the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated agreement. Today, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved a mandate for the presidency to start talks with the European Parliament on a…

Power to Gas

Power to Gas

“Power to Gas” uses renewable or low-carbon electricity to make hydrogen. The electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen and oxygen has existed almost since the “discovery” of electricity, writes Mike Parr. Until the 1950/1960s electrolysis was the key method used to produce hydrogen which is an important feedstock for the production of chemicals such as…

Hong Kong’s New Bullet Train

New Bullet Train

Yesterday (23 September) the new West Kowloon station was opened with the launch of a high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Canton), which will operate 34 trains daily. The project suffered delays and budget over-run, but is now forecast to generate an initial operating profit of €23m for its first 3 months. A…