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  • OECD, World Bank top reps speak at Summit of Transport Ministers

    Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and Rachel Kyte, the World Bank’s Vice-President for Sustainable Development, will be speakers at this year’s Summit of Transport Ministers in Leipzig, Germany. Read More...

  • Krone officially opens factory in Turkey

    German trailer brand Krone has officially opened a new facility in the Turkish town of Tire, about 90km southeast of Izmir. Guests from all around the world attended the official ceremony to view the 185,000 sqm production facility, which will produce around 2,000 units in the first year. Read More...

  • Emerald to release kinetic-energy powered refrigeration system

    US business Caspers Company and Emerald Technology have partnered to release an all-electric kinetic-energy powered semi-trailer refrigeration system to the global transportation industry. The Wedway Refrigeration Power system was placed into service in January 2013 and has been successfully tested with Caspers Company in the Tampa Bay area. Read More...

  • UK and Jamaica team up to improve safety data

    The International Transport Forum (ITF) is joining forces with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to foster a new twinning initiative between Jamaica and the UK that will help implement best practices in road safety data collection in the Caribbean. Read More...

  • Executives more optimistic about global economy

    Executives report better conditions at home and in the global economy, but they also expect political and governmental issues to pose risks to growth, according to global consulting firm McKinsey. Read More...

  • Rogers Brothers unveil 55-tonne CobraNeck model

    US trailer manufacturer Rogers Brothers recently unveiled a 55-tonne platform trailer specially designed for a Buffalo company to haul assorted pieces of construction equipment. The semi-trailer ailer features Rogers' new "CobraNeck" detachable gooseneck. Read More...

  • US trailer industry backlogs remain unchanged in February

    Despite a decline from January levels, US commercial trailer orders were strong enough to maintain industry backlogs in February, according to ACT Research. Total new orders for trailers were just under 20,000 units. Read More...

  • Polar names Robert Denious President and CEO

    US tanker expert Polar Corporation has appointed Robert D. Denious as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Denious, who served as Polar’s President and CEO for a period in 2009, succeeds Ted Fick, who has resigned to pursue other interests. Read More...

  • Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen to speak at ITF Funding Summit

    Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen's keynote speech will open the International Transport Forum's Funding Summit in Leipzig, Germany on 22 May. The eminent Harvard economist and philosopher will set the scene for three days of debate and policy discussions on transport's funding dilemma. Read More...

  • Hiab boosts research and development through academic cooperation

    Hiab, part of Finland's Cargotec corporation, has received funding from the European Union for a three-year research cooperation project with academic partners in both Poland and Sweden. The EUR 1.4 million project is supposed to boost research and development related to more sustainable load handling equipment. Read More...

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