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…

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…