Transportation and mobility

The European Union in motion
Air traffic, inland waterway navigation and freight transport: Europe has also grown increasingly closer together in the area of transportation policy over the past few decades. But the EU now faces new challenges: Rising transportation needs, the transfer of freight traffic from road to rail, and the maintenance of infrastructure. Will the EU of today shape the mobility and transportation of tomorrow?
ARCHIV - 08.11.2015, Hamburg: Container stehen auf einem Terminal im Hafen. (zu dpa «Statistisches Bundesamt zu Exporten August 2018» vom 09.10.2018) Foto: Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIV - 08.11.2015, Hamburg: Container […]

A global comparison of Europe’s container ports

Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg: Europe's seaports are central hubs in the global trade of goods. Worldwide, however, they are only second-class - China's ports dominate here.
Lorries being hauled through a new Eurotunnel freight tunnel created to increase cross-English Channel trading of goods while maintaining security against increased illegal migrant activities, on October 20, 2015 in Coquelles, France.
Lorries being hauled through a new Eurot […]

UK to pay Eurotunnel £33m over no-deal Brexit contracts

The British government has agreed to pay Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel £33m to head off a lawsuit over extra ferry services commissioned in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Two high-speed trains, a German railway Deutsche Bahn ICE (L) manufactured by Siemens and a French railway SNCF TGV manufactured by Alstom pictured at the Paris Gare de l'Est station on August 11, 2011. Photo: Jacques Demarthon / AFP
Two high-speed trains, a German railway […]

EU’s rail merger veto ignites spat over competition rules

The European Union's veto of an Alstom-Siemens rail merger has revived debate over competition regulations that some say are obsolete in the face of growing rivalry from Chinese giants.
A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it waits in traffic in central London, England on October 23, 2017. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it […]

Nearly 50% of transport pollution deaths linked to diesel: study

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study has found, singling out diesel engines as the main culprit.
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