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Bombardier Showcases its State-of-the-Art Rail Technologies and Services at APTA’s EXPO 2014
Bombardier Showcases its State-of-the-Art Rail Technologies and Services at APTA’s EXPO 2014
10/14/2014 4:44:51 PM
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation inaugurated its exhibit at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) EXPO 2014 in Houston, Texas by presenting the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART) state-of-the-art new metro car to the North American rail industry. Designated by BART as its “Fleet of the Future”, the new metro cars will …
Industry-First Automated RNP AR NavData Validation Service Introduced
Industry-First Automated RNP AR NavData Validation Service Introduced
10/14/2014 9:48:09 AM
Garmin International Inc. and Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, today introduced the RNP AR NavData Service, a new tool for pilots utilizing Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures. The new service automates time-consuming data validation processes that are required for business, general and commercial aviation RNP AR …
Reporting System Enhancements Take Fleet Manager to the Next Level
10/13/2014 2:13:21 PM
GPSTrackIt.com has released a new version of their reporting system. When version 3.5 of the Fleet Manager vehicle tracking and fleet management application was released in 2012, it could generate complex reports with a few mouse clicks. In the roughly two years since its release, user feedback and the introduction of an ever-growing list of out-of-the-box reports prompted …
Westchester Insurance Inaugurates Charity Program in the Grand Prairie, TX Area, and Debuts With Campaign Providing Emergency Assistance to Residents in Need
Westchester Insurance Inaugurates Charity Program in the Grand Prairie, TX Area, and Debuts With Campaign Providing Emergency Assistance to Residents in Need
10/13/2014 11:59:31 AM
Grand Prairie, TX – Westchester Insurance in Grand Prairie, TX announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 30-90 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by …
Renault chooses Fortum Charge & Drive charging solution for Norway
10/13/2014 11:48:35 AM
Fortum and Renault have entered into a cooperation agreement regarding charging infrastructure in Norway, thus expanding the Charge & Drive network to around 500 smart charging stations in the Nordic countries in the coming nine months. By choosing Charge & Drive, the leading smart charging system, Renault will provide its customers with an easy and convenient …
Siemens extends first driverless metro line in Paris
10/13/2014 11:33:33 AM
Siemens has received an order from the Paris transit authority RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to supply the train control equipment and operational control system for the extension of the driverless metro line 14 in Paris. Siemens equipped the original stretch of Line 14 for automatic operation back in 1998 and thus established the first fully automated metro …
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of a Post-Panamax Container Vessel, the m/v YM Great
10/10/2014 12:40:17 PM
Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has taken delivery of the m/v “YM Great”, a 2004-built Post-Panamax container vessel of 5,576 TEU capacity that the Company entered into an agreement to purchase on August 7, …
Vallmar Engineering Announces High-Rail Maintenance and Repair Solution
Vallmar Engineering Announces High-Rail Maintenance and Repair Solution
10/9/2014 6:48:40 PM
For years, railroad maintenance groups have struggled with the ability to efficiently and effectively perform maintenance and repair tasks in difficult to reach locations. Access to areas on and around the tracks, and transportation of maintenance equipment to and from the area to be repaired and maintained often proves problematic at best. The challenge is that most of the …
Bombardier Wins First Rail Control Contract in Ethiopia
10/9/2014 12:56:33 PM
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to deliver the mainline signalling solution for Ethiopia’s new 400 km Awash-Weldia line. The order awarded by Turkish construction company Yapi Merkezi, which is delivering the design and construction of the project, has a value of approximately 36 million euro (45 million USD). Part of an investment …
Rolls-Royce waterjets to power two Spanish police patrol vessels
Rolls-Royce waterjets to power two Spanish police patrol vessels
10/9/2014 11:38:59 AM
Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply waterjets for two Spanish Police Guardia Civil 20m Patrol boats in Spain. These vessels will be built by Astilleros Gondan Shipyard. This is the first time Rolls-Royce waterjets will feature on Guardia Civil boats, which operate in challenging conditions of strong winds and currents in demanding circumstances. The stainless steel …
Parkeon and Schweers Integrate For Faster Enforcement
10/9/2014 9:34:23 AM
Parkeon , a global leader in urban mobility solutions for the parking and transit industries, and  Schweers Technologies , a world market leader in providing tools for professional law enforcement, have announced that  the two companies have developed a Pay by Space parking integration . The integration is designed  to help Parking Enforcement Officers quickly move from …
Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate
10/9/2014 9:28:57 AM
The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy cents ($0.70) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 20. "I am pleased to announce that we are maintaining Caterpillar’s dividend,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. …
DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes
DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes
10/9/2014 9:05:32 AM
DHL Global Forwarding is responding to global trade growth with freight capacity initiatives designed to support customers in a challenging market environment. These include securing sufficient long term capacity on some of the world’s busiest trade lanes such as, to and from Asia Pacific, where carrier rates are climbing as a result of shortfalls in freight capacity. Roger …
UPS Gives Online Shoppers Around the World Delivery Confidence, Control and Convenience
10/8/2014 11:36:02 AM
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it will expand  UPS My Choice and the UPS Access Point network, two of the company’s powerful services that work seamlessly together to provide busy online shoppers and global retailers new personalized solutions to manage residential package deliveries. UPS My Choice, the customizable online and mobile service where consumers choose …
Mitsubishi Electric Launches Auto Parts Production, Sales in Mexico
Mitsubishi Electric Launches Auto Parts Production, Sales in Mexico
10/8/2014 9:29:50 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its new Mexican subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., commenced automotive parts manufacturing and sales operations in October. The new base in Mexico, where car production is thriving, will put Mitsubishi Electric in a better position to expand its auto parts business in the …
Canadian internal trade red tape a burden on half of SMEs
10/8/2014 8:21:22 AM
According to UPS Canada survey data released today, 48 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises believe cross-provincial trade restrictions and red tape inhibit their business growth. Despite the hurdles, 73 per cent conducted business with customers or partners in other provinces. Recent discussions to modernize Canada’s internal trade would further enable the …
UPS Acquires International Cross-Border E Commerce Enabler i-parcel
10/7/2014 3:15:02 PM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it has acquired U.S.-based international e-commerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel, LLC. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., to over 100 countries. As e-commerce merchants in the U.S., U.K. and other countries grow, UPS continues to strengthen its logistics and technology …
Lufthansa Cargo to Operate All Flights despite Strike
10/7/2014 11:02:56 AM
Good news for customers of Lufthansa Cargo: the airline plans to operate all of its flights despite the walkout announced by the pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit. The strike was set to ground all cargo flights scheduled to depart from Frankfurt on Wednesday and Thursday.  Two flights will be departing earlier than scheduled, allowing them to bypass the strike period. As …
Fleet Manager Detects Dangerous Black Ice In Charlotte, North Carolina
10/6/2014 1:40:24 PM
L and M Construction, of Statesville, North Carolina (http://www.landmconstruction.com/), has been a customer of GPSTrackIt.com since 2010.  They hold general contractors licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama.  They offer a wide array of construction & landscaping services, including large commercial buildings and commercial upfits. In …
MHI Receives Order for Very Large LPG Carrier from Astomos Energy
MHI Receives Order for Very Large LPG Carrier from Astomos Energy
9/29/2014 12:06:51 PM
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The LPG carrier on order is identical to vessels ordered to MHI by Astomos Energy late last year and again this past spring. The carrier will provide the world’s highest level of energy-saving performance, flexibility to …