Road and Rail transport account for 60,7 % of total goods transport in EU

Road and Rail transport

Road and Rail transport account for 60,7 % of total goods transport in EU. The Gross Value Added (GVA) in the EU-28 at current prices is around € 633 billion.  According to the “Statistical Pocketbook 2016 EU Transport in Figures” the transport and storage services sector (including postal and courier activities) accounted for about 5.1 % of total GVA (Gross Value Added) in the EU-28 in 2014. Continue reading “Road and Rail transport account for 60,7 % of total goods transport in EU”

Inland and Intra-EU maritime transport account for 36,1 % of total goods transport in EU

Inland and Intra-EU maritime transport account for 36,1 % of total goods transport in EU. The Gross Value Added (GVA) in the EU-28 at current prices is around € 633 billion.  According to the “Statistical Pocketbook 2016 EU Transport in Figures” the transport and storage services sector (including postal and courier activities) accounted for about 5.1 % of total GVA (Gross Value Added) in the EU-28 in 2014. Continue reading “Inland and Intra-EU maritime transport account for 36,1 % of total goods transport in EU”

Truck platooning, the holy grail?

platooning

Truck platooning is the linking of two or three trucks in a convoy. These vehicles closely follow each other at a set, close distance by using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems.

The truck at the head of the platoon acts as the leader, with the vehicles behind reacting and adapting to changes in its movement. For example, if the platoon leader brakes, all the other trucks in the platoon also brake. Continue reading “Truck platooning, the holy grail?”

Developer of Wave Glider ocean robot boosts ocean data collection capabilities

Developer of Wave Glider ocean robot boosts ocean data collection capabilities. boeing [NYSE: BA] has entered into an agreement to acquire Liquid Robotics®, a market leader in autonomous maritime systems and developer of the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities. Continue reading “Developer of Wave Glider ocean robot boosts ocean data collection capabilities”

Panalpina and Shapeways start a strategic partnership for 3D Printing

partnership

Panalpina and the U.S. based 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing specifically as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to consumer demand. Continue reading “Panalpina and Shapeways start a strategic partnership for 3D Printing”

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre form strategic partnership

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. The new partnership will combine and integrate the two company’s unique expertise to make such vessels a commercial reality. Continue reading “Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre form strategic partnership”

What Effect Will 3D Printing Have on Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

If 3D printing is going to have a major impact on how we make things, it will definitely have an impact on how and when we receive them. As one of the largest purveyors of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) services in the world, DB Schenker is looking closely at the impact 3D printing and other leading technologies will have on how we service our customers.
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DNV GL have developed ReVolt, a vessel that is greener, smarter, safer and autonomous

ReVolt

DNV GL have developed ReVolt, a vessel that is greener, smarter, safer and autonomous

Instead of using diesel fuel, ReVolt is powered by a 3000 kWh battery. This reduces operating costs by minimizing the number of high maintenance parts such as rotational components. The vessel has a range of 100 nautical miles, before the battery needs to be charged. If the energy required for that is harnessed from renewable sources, this would eliminate carbon dioxide emissions. Continue reading “DNV GL have developed ReVolt, a vessel that is greener, smarter, safer and autonomous”