First multi-energy station in France launched
Jun27

First multi-energy station in France launched

The first multi-energy station in France was inaugurated by Air Liquide, the French industrial gas giant, last week. Based in Fléville-devant-Nancy, a town which forms part of the Greater Nancy conurbation, the station is dedicated to road haulage. This simply means that the station will supply CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and liquid nitrogen (N2) to trucks. If CNG and LNG are destined for use with...

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Electric scooters launched in Paris
Jun24

Electric scooters launched in Paris

After 7 months of testing, the Cityscoot startup is helping Paris to make the move to self-service electric scooters. The principle is simple and works according to the same principle as car sharing or self-service bicycles. 150 electric scooters are located across an area of 33 km² in central Paris. The subscriber(s) can then take these scooters to go to work, shopping, or just go for a spin. No specific terminals or parking spaces  ...

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Zenpark, the automatised shared car park

Zenpark is a French company which offers its users a shared parking service. The principle? Instead of leaving unoccupied parking spaces located in public or private institutions or inaccessible buildings, why not share them? Users can book their place in an automated Zenpark car park either in advance or at the last moment via an application and then access the parking lot with their smartphone. An invoice is then sent to the end...

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Engie invest in natural gas as a biofuel

The French giant Engie this week expressed its willingness to invest in natural gas as fuel. The investment, which is expected to amount to 100 million euros by 2020, involves the construction of compressed natural gas stations and liquified natural gas carriers providing fleets with natural gas and biogas. Engie claims that the development of this sector in Europe depends on its investments, and 30 CNG stations will be built in...

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Stolen merchandise posing problems for logistics

A report recently published by BSI, says that merchandise theft remains a major risk for logistics. In 2015, the report estimated that goods valued at $22.6 billion were stolen worldwide. In light of this, it is perhaps unsurprising that South Africa experienced a 30% increase in truck hijacking in the previous year, with thieves employing increasingly more violent methods and targeting more expensive goods. The same pattern was...

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International week of Transport and Logistics

The International Week of Transport and Logistics, an unmissable annual event for all stakeholders in freight transport, will be held next week from the 22 to 25 March. The event will be held in Paris-Nord Villepinte, and is the only exhibition in both France and Europe to cover all sectors of the transport and logistics chain. Over 100 conferences are scheduled, including three sponsored by ADEME, the French Agency for Environment...

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