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Erik Varwijk to leave KLM
1/30/2015 9:32:15 AM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced today that Erik Varwijk will, in mutual agreement, resign as Managing Director & EVP of Air France-KLM Cargo effective 1 March 2015. Mr Varwijk has been a member of the KLM Board of Managing Directors since 2011 and has been in charge of cargo business since April 2013, when he was appointed EVP of Air France-KLM Cargo. " I have …
Cargomatic Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding to Accelerate the ‘Uberization’ of Local Trucking
Cargomatic Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding to Accelerate the ‘Uberization’ of Local Trucking
1/29/2015 1:03:59 PM
Cargomatic , the app that instantly connects local shippers with local truckers, today announced the close of their $8 million dollar Series A investment led by Canaan Partners . Canaan joins other investors including Volvo Group Venture Capital , Rob Estes of Estes Express , Morado Venture Partners , SV Angel , Sherpa Ventures , Winklevoss Capital , Structure Capital …
Volvo Buses and Siemens sign global agreement on electrified bus systems
Volvo Buses and Siemens sign global agreement on electrified bus systems
1/29/2015 12:02:06 PM
Volvo Buses and Siemens have signed a global agreement regarding supply of complete electrified bus systems to cities. Under the agreement, Volvo Buses will supply electric-hybrid buses and full-electric buses to customers, and Siemens will supply and install high-power charging stations (charging capacity of up to 300 kW) for the electric vehicles. The two companies have …
Total Quality Logistics Raleigh-Durham Opens Its Doors
1/28/2015 9:40:34 AM
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) opened its second North Carolina location on January 19. Its new Raleigh-Durham office joins TQL Team Charlotte in the Tar Heel state. The new office features almost 8,100 square feet located at 4025 Stirrup Dr., Suite 100, Durham N.C. 27703. TQL will make a $750,000 capital investment in the space over the next three years. TQL Raleigh …
Scania Year-end Report, January–December 2014
1/28/2015 8:56:14 AM
Scania’s net sales rose to a record level of SEK 92 billion and earnings for the full year 2014 increased to SEK 8,721 m. Record service volume, record earnings in Financial Services and positive currency rate effects were partly offset by a weaker market mix. Summary of the full year 2014 Operating income rose by 3 percent to SEK 8,721 m. (8,455)  Net sales rose by …
Rogus Innovations Introduces the CBM-JKINF Audio Interrupt Product For The Jeep JK Wrangler 2007-2015 With An Infinity/Alpine Amplified Speaker System
Rogus Innovations Introduces the CBM-JKINF Audio Interrupt Product For The Jeep JK Wrangler 2007-2015 With An Infinity/Alpine Amplified Speaker System
1/26/2015 6:00:00 AM
San Diego, Calif. – Rogus Innovations, a leading innovator of vehicle audio interrupt and speaker switching products, introduces the CBM-JKINF, designed especially for the off-roader having a 2007 through 2015 Jeep JK with the Infinity/Alpine Amplified Speaker System. The CBM-JKINF mutes the car stereo when there is an incoming or outgoing CB message, then allows the CB …
Alstom to provide signalling, telecom and electrification for the new Kochi metro line
1/23/2015 1:03:17 PM
Alstom has been awarded two contracts [1] worth over €65 million [2] from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for the new Kochi metro line. The projects will be implemented in early 2016 and commercial service is scheduled to begin in March 2016. 25 Alstom Metropolis trains will circulate on the new Kochi metro …
Vaisala Launches its RoadDSS® Road Condition App for the Apple iPad
1/23/2015 1:02:01 PM
Vaisala, a global leader in innovative weather solutions for road maintenance and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) has released the RoadDSS Road Condition App for the Apple IPad. The latest addition to the Vaisala iRWIS total road weather solution, which is designed for winter maintenance professionals to quickly access critical road weather data on the go. The …
Deutsche Post DHL plans to create up to 10,000 new jobs by 2020
Deutsche Post DHL plans to create up to 10,000 new jobs by 2020
1/23/2015 11:03:15 AM
Deutsche Post DHL is set to create several thousands of jobs over the coming years. As a result of continued sustainable growth in the parcel business, the Group is anticipating an increased demand for labor equivalent to as many as 10,000 new positions by 2020 in parcel delivery. By 2025 the total number of new jobs could be as high as 20,000. For the purposes of operational …
TWI Adds New Customer to European Cross-Docking Business
TWI Adds New Customer to European Cross-Docking Business
1/21/2015 12:40:06 PM
TWI is pleased to announce the recent addition of a new customer to its growing European cross docking operations. TWI will receive, store, and deliver a wide range of food products for Nitz + Co. Speditions-Kontor GmbH from our modern warehouse facility in Herten, Germany.     For more information on TWI’s cross docking solutions in Europe, please visit …
Pradeep Saha Appointed President and CEO of Horsburgh & Scott
Pradeep Saha Appointed President and CEO of Horsburgh & Scott
1/20/2015 2:02:04 PM
Cleveland, OH:  Horsburgh & Scott, the world leader in large gear manufacturing, has announced that Pradeep Saha has been promoted to President and CEO. Saha previously served as the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where in 2014 he successfully increased sales by 20 percent, developed a new marketing strategy, implemented a disciplined CRM process, and …
Voith Ships 320 ton Runner to Belo Monte Hydropower Plant in Brazil
1/20/2015 12:35:41 PM
The largest runner ever produced by Voith Hydro in Latin America was shipped to the hydropower plant Belo Monte this week. A 12-axle trailer left Voith Hydro’s manufacturing shop in Manaus, Brazil, transporting a 320 ton runner, impressive for its size – 8.5 meters in diameter and 5 meters tall –, the runner is heading to the Belo Monte hydropower plant. After a short trip of …
Japan: Air Liquide completes the construction of the first public-use hydrogen filling stations in Nagoya and Toyota
1/19/2015 1:06:59 PM
Today, Air Liquide held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City , respectively. They will make it …
“Getting Stoned” Has Taken On A New Meaning
1/16/2015 9:28:39 AM
Sometimes ideas can hit you like a ton of bricks and you say to yourself why has no one thought of this before. Some call these type of ideas no brainers.  It seems that everyone has been behind a dump truck that spills stones from its tailgate at some point and many have had their windshields cracked or shattered.  Well, they cracked the wrong windshield when they cracked …
Mazda Agrees with Itochu to Make Its New National Sales Company in South Africa a Joint Venture
1/16/2015 9:22:56 AM
Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that it has reached an agreement with Itochu Corporation (Itochu) to turn its new national sales company in South Africa into a joint venture. Mazda established the new national sales company, Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (MSA), with the aim of increasing sales and strengthening the Mazda brand in South Africa. Operations began at …
Q-Track Launches Unique Forklift Safety Technology
Q-Track Launches Unique Forklift Safety Technology
1/14/2015 7:49:06 PM
(Huntsville, AL) January 14, 2015 — Q-Track Corporation (Q-Track) today launched an innovative forklift collision avoidance system, SafeSpot™. In the U.S., forklift accidents cost an estimated $3.7 billion per year and cause 20,000 serious injuries including 100 deaths. SafeSpot™ increases safety while ensuring OSHA compliance. SafeSpot™ addresses safety requirements for …
MasterCard and Masabi Set Commuters Free From Cash
MasterCard and Masabi Set Commuters Free From Cash
1/14/2015 10:11:04 AM
To tweet this news, copy and paste http://news.mstr.cd/14Vh3KO to your Twitter handle with the hashtags #mticketing and #transit MasterCard (NYSE:MA) today announced a global partnership with Masabi , the leader in mobile ticketing for transit, that will set commuters and visitors free from scrambling for cash when buying tickets for the subway or bus. By combining …
UPS Expands Three European Contract Logistics Facilities
1/14/2015 9:50:50 AM
UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced three international facility expansions driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers. The moves add nearly 220,000 sq. ft. (about 20,000 sqm) to UPS’s global supply chain network. The newly expanded facilities are located in Krefeld, Germany; Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany; and Venlo, Netherlands. UPS, which recently …
Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems to Boost Efficiency on New Alaska Class Ferries
1/13/2015 4:32:58 PM
Rolls-Royce has been selected by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, via its Alaska Marine Highway System, and Vigor Industrial, to provide a highly efficient propulsion system for its future Alaska Class ferries that will be built by Vigor Shipyards in Ketchikan, Alaska. The two Alaska Class ferries will feature a range of Rolls-Royce technology, …
Airbus launches A321neo with true transatlantic capability
Airbus launches A321neo with true transatlantic capability
1/13/2015 9:15:00 AM
Airbus has officially launched the A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) having secured the first commitment from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The Los Angeles based lessor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 30 more A321neo, upsizing its commitments at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow from 60 to 90 and becoming the launch customer for Airbus’ increased …