The European Commission proposed policy and legal solutions to unleash EU’s data economy, as part of its Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015...

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would seek to repatriate production of French vehicles and other industrial goods - just as President-elect Donald Trump hopes to do in the US...

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the European Commission’s Communication on Europe’s data economy, published on 10th January in the framework of the EU...

Digitalisation and connectivity have supplanted growth in emerging markets as the number one perceived industry trend for the next decade, the latest KPMG Automotive Executive Survey has suggested...

Volkswagen pleaded guilty on 11th January to breaking US environmental laws and agreed to a settlement of $4.3bn with the US Justice Department related to emissions cheating; six former executives also face charges.

The electronic consignment note is now the subject of an official decree in the Official Journal of the French Republic, and IRU member, Fédération Nationale des Transports Routiers (FNTR), has anno...

Toyota has announced that production volume or employment in the US will not decrease as a result of its new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico announced in April 2015, following President-elect Donald Trump’s social media attack on automakers in the region.

The European Commission is putting at risk the transport of goods by rail that is subject to customs supervision – by imposing a system developed for road which doesn’t fit rail. Instead the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) urges the Commission to use the so-called ETD system, a fully electronic and rail-dedicated customs transit procedure.

On 10th January 2017, in an event addressing EU transport attachés, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) shared its concrete views and proposals on a possible revision of cabotage and access to occupation rules in road transport.

Proposals to make lorries safer for vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians have been announced by the European Commission. T&E has welcomed the basis for the new legislation, but says the Commission’s 2028 deadline for improved direct vision for trucks is too long and must be shortened. Trucks

Germany’s transport minister Alexander Dobrindt used the Christmas break to silently legalise the use of megatrucks. Also known as gigaliners, the combination vehicles are up to 25.25m long can weigh up to 60 tonnes.

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis. In a letter to Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission) and Donald Tusk (President of the European Council), Mr Lim acknowledged that the EU had an ambitious policy for addressing emissions and recognised that Member States might wish to enhance the progress made to date.

WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the Port of Kotka in Finland. The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St. Petersburg, said General Director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov.

The Business Plan approved at the last Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) contemplates investments in its three ports of 56.19 million euros during 2017 and plans to invest more than €177m during the period 2018-2020.