July 2019 Busiest in history of Brussels Airport

More than 2.7 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport in July. although early summer was marked by disruptions to the baggage handling system . In July, Brussels Airport welcomed more than 2.7 million passengers, representing a 2.7% increase compared to July 2018, and above all making July 2019 the busiest month in Brussels Airport’s history….

The world’s first ever floating nuclear power station.

An international expert has defended the upcoming launch of the world’s first ever floating nuclear power station. Despite attracting criticism from some green activists, the massive vessel, called “Akademik Lomonosov”, is due to be launched on 23 August. Oscar Voss, of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, said that any perceived risks involved may be…

Melting ice cap offers new hope for Arctic shipping routes

It’s a sight that is causing increasing concern across the globe. The melting icecap in the Arctic is widely seen as a serious threat to civilisation as we know it. A recent study suggests that if the current trends are not changed, the sea level rise would exceed 2 metres leading to the loss of…

EU Rules Adopted for Drone Transport

The European Commission has adopted EU rules to ensure increasing drone traffic across Europe is safe and secure for people on the ground and in the air. The rules will apply to all operators of drones – both professionals and those flying drones for leisure.  Following the recently adopted technical rules for drones, the Commission completes…

Too Much Stress on Holiday? Hang Loose and Take a Ferry.

The overwhelming stress of travelling with children is taking the enjoyment out of holidays for Britain’s parents, as 44% claim it has put them off booking a holiday entirely. In 2018, families with young children went on an average of four holidays, with half being taken abroad. But holidays abroad require a lot of forward…

Loganair Announces New Brussels Service

Scottish regional airline, Loganair has announced it will commence scheduled services from East Midlands Airport, introducing two new routes to Brussels and Inverness, this autumn. Starting on September 2, the airline will begin an early morning and afternoon rotation to Brussels between Monday and Thursday as well as afternoon services on Friday and Sunday. It…

Eurotunnel Upgrades Rolling Stock

Eurotunnel has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to renovate nine “PAX” Shuttles. Composed of 254 wagons, each 800-meter long shuttle is made up for passengers’ vehicles with passengers remaining in their vehicles during the 35- minute Channel crossing. In the 25-year period since the opening of the Channel Tunnel, the shuttles have each travelled…

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…