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European Commission sees maritime, aviation sector hardest to decarbonize amid fresh targets

News from Brussels - 2020-12-11

The European Commission has set out new targets for decarbonising transport, highlighting that aviation and waterborne transportation face greater decarbonisation challenges because of a lack of marke...

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EU transport plan a big step but risks rerun of biofuels fiasco

News from Brussels - 2020-12-11

The EU today charted a course for aviation and shipping out of the Covid crisis without fossil fuels...

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Shortages, jams and shutdowns: Brexit ‘no-deal’ expectation creates chaos

News from Brussels - 2020-12-11

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports: as talks with Brussels remain unresolved three weeks before leaving the EU single market, the UK is preparing for a chaotic “no-deal...

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A fundamental transport transformation: Commission presents its plan for green, smart and affordable mobility

News from Brussels - 2020-12-11

The European Commission presented today its ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy' together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives that will guide our work for the next four year...

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Stena Line connects to shore power in Kiel

Members Corner - 2020-12-10

The inauguration on 9 December of the new shore power facility in Kiel means that Stena Line now have the possibility to connect 14 vessels at seven terminals with on-shore electricity during port sta...

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Partnership develops autonomous vehicles

Members Corner - 2020-12-10

DFDS is part of a partnership that was granted €20m EU funding for the development of automated driving systems for heavy vehicles...

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Big Red goes green – DB Cargo UK successfully trials vegetable oil fuel

Land Transport - 2020-12-10

Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil may be something of a mouthful, but it could be on the lips of every carbon-aware freight manager in the country, thanks to testing by DB Cargo UK...

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New version of National legislations for car transporters published

News from ECG - 2020-12-10

In order to know the current state of play of national legislations referring to car transporters, in 2016 ECG decided to assemble relevant articles from the legislations of the EU Member St...

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EU Mobility Strategy will severely limit decarbonisation potential of commercial road transport and destroy coach services

Land Transport - 2020-12-10

The European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, published on 9 December, will fail to achieve 2050 carbon neutrality targets as it is based on a distorted “tank-to-...

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Tougher EU pollutant limits could doom non-hybrid cars, automakers fear

Automotive Industry - 2020-12-10

Automakers are worried that the next round of European Union emissions standards will increase compliance costs to the point where it is unprofitable to build cars that do not have a plug-in hybrid or...

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Common Office NLA – BGL – FNTR reaction to the European Commission communication on “Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy – putting European transport on track for the future”

News from Brussels - 2020-12-10

We share the objective of more sustainable and smart transport for the future but don’t forget pragmatism! The NLA-BGL-FNTR Common Office in Brussels welcomes the European Commission’s...

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Zero-emission vehicles: European Commission ambitions far removed from today’s reality, says ACEA

News from Brussels - 2020-12-10

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the EU’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Package, published by the European Commission on 9 December...

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VW explores fixed-price sales model for EVs in China

Automotive Industry - 2020-12-10

Volkswagen Group is launching a sales model in China that will see the automaker open showrooms in city centres for electric vehicles and offer fixed prices, departing from the conventional sales syst...

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Ministers greenlight 50% toll discount for emissions-free trucks

News from Brussels - 2020-12-09

Hauliers driving emissions-free trucks will get at least half off road tolls in the EU under a new tolling system given the go-ahead by Transport Ministers on 8 December...

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Ford prepares to build Volkswagen Transporter in Turkey

Automotive Industry - 2020-12-09

Production of the German T6 van will be moved to the Turkish Ford plant...

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Honda halts UK production as port congestion holds up parts

Automotive Industry - 2020-12-09

Honda halted production at its Civic plant in the UK as congestion at ports trying to cope with Brexit-related demand delays delivery of components...

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Adampol S.A. for DB Cargo

Members Corner - 2020-12-08

DB Cargo Polska in cooperation with Adampol S...

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EU to target 30m electric cars by 2030

Automotive Industry - 2020-12-08

The European Union will aim to have at least 30m zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030, as it seeks to steer countries away from fossil fuel-based transport, according to a draft EU documen...

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Digitisation Grows with Europe's eFTI Regulation

Members Corner - 2020-12-07

One of the big announcements in recent months has been the automotive industry’s implementation of the electronic freight transport information (eFTI), set to be enforced by August 2024...

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Can ships run on nutshells?

Members Corner - 2020-12-07

DFDS invested in the start-up biofuel company MASH Energy in 2019 because we want to replace fossil fuels with sustainable ones...

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