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fat bike

ILT: Chinese fat bikes do not comply with the rules, inspection intervenes

Inspection seizes Chinese-made fat bikes. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT), in consultation with the Functional Public Prosecutor's Office, has seized approximately 3.500 Chinese-made fat bikes. These fat bikes, sold as electric bicycles, may not meet…

Musk

Stock market shocked: Tesla postpones unveiling of robotaxi to October

Although Tesla pioneered electric vehicles and has made significant progress in autonomous driving, the field remains competitive and full of challenges. Tesla, the American electric car maker, has postponed the unveiling of its long-awaited robotaxi. According to…

track

Puzzling: Prorail and trade unions reach agreement on new collective labor agreement

Unions and ProRail reach negotiating results for a new collective labor agreement. Representatives of FNV Spoor, CNV, VHS Railprofessionals and ProRail have achieved an important negotiation result for ProRail's new collective labor agreement. This outcome will be presented to the members of the trade unions after the summer holiday period.…

Decrease in freight transport by Dutch trucks: lowest since 2015

Decrease in freight transport by Dutch trucks: lowest since 2015

This decrease is mainly because fewer goods were transported within Dutch borders. Dutch trucks transported 642 million tons of goods last year, a decrease of 7 percent compared to 2022 and therefore the lowest weight since 2015, according to new...

Engie

Electric cars drive up costs: companies revise mobility policy

Tesla is losing ground while Chinese electric cars are gaining popularity. The price of company cars has almost doubled in the past ten years, an increase that is forcing companies to revise their mobility policies. The main reason for this cost increase is the shift away from fossil fuels…

Strong family ties and technology: the secret behind Bongers Expedition

Strong family ties and technology: the secret behind Bongers Expedition

“Customers can simply leave a vehicle for 24 hours, even though it contains fresh goods. So they don't care.” The Westland, world famous for its extensive greenhouses and innovative greenhouse horticulture, is the beating heart of Dutch exports…

Scheveningen

Summer season in low key: Scheveningen is in dire straits

Scheveningen, once a bustling seaside resort, is in dire straits due to a combination of bad weather, economic setbacks and a lack of municipal support. Mid-June, normally a time of sun, sea and beach fun, looks more like…

Chinese electric car

Import taxes: response to unfair competitive advantages of Chinese cars

The higher import tariffs should give European automakers more breathing space. The European Commission has announced that import taxes for Chinese electric cars into the European Union will be significantly increased from July 4. This increase is a response to what the European…

Novotel Eindhoven

Novotel Eindhoven closes its doors to guests: 200 asylum seekers expected

The Novotel hotel in Eindhoven, which initially denied closing its doors to business people and tourists in favor of asylum seekers, appears to play a central role in the reception of refugees. The municipality of Eindhoven and the Central Agency for Reception…

Nearly 4200 investors: European Sleeper achieves success in sharefunding round

Nearly 4200 investors: European Sleeper achieves success in sharefunding round

European Sleeper looks confidently to the future, backed by a community of investors and the continued growth and expansion of their services. European Sleeper has announced that its latest sharefunding round has been fully funded, a milestone that proves just how big…

Cyprus

Tourism: sustainable tourism options increase the appeal of Cyprus

The reasons for visiting Cyprus vary, but holidays remain the main motivation. Cyprus remains a popular destination for tourists, according to the latest figures for the first four months of 2024. From January to April this year…

Ayvens Netherlands

New name, new strategy: Ayvens focuses on innovation and sustainability

With this strategic move, Ayvens focuses on a future in which mobility is not only more sustainable and efficient, but also more accessible to a wider audience. As of today, ALD Automotive and LeasePlan have joined forces under a new name:…

Parliament Brussels

Taxi transport: KNV points out to IRU the need for realistic goals

The road to a greener taxi sector in Europe is littered with challenges. Four members of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) from Germany, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom highlight the obstacles and necessary steps for a successful transition to…

Europees Parlement

Elections: Europe invests millions in sustainable transport in the Netherlands

The Netherlands benefits from billions of euros in EU subsidies for infrastructure. The European Union announced last year that it is investing 6,2 billion euros in sustainable, safe and efficient transport infrastructure in several member states, including the Netherlands. This investment comes from the EU funding program Connecting…

verkiezingen

Brussels guidelines or legislation: blessing or burden for the Netherlands?

Brussels or The Hague: who determines the rules for entrepreneurs? With the European elections approaching, it is crucial to examine the positions of political parties. The discussion about the extent to which Brussels directives, regulations and…

pipelines

CBS: The Netherlands is a leader in freight transport statistics for pipelines

A successful pilot and collaboration between CBS and VELIN have contributed to this new statistic. The insights obtained help further develop transport policy and monitor future developments. CBS recently launched a new statistic that…

IT TRANS

IT-TRANS 2024: innovation and connection in the spotlight

Karlsruhe is all about public transport. From May 14 to 16, 2024, Messe Karlsruhe will be transformed into a hub of innovation and exchange for public transport professionals. The IT-TRANS, which has been operating in…

Paul Cremers

Voka – KvK Limburg: entrepreneurs excel in innovation and sustainability

These are the nominees for the 30th Herman Dessers Entrepreneurship Award. Voka – KvK Limburg has revealed the nominees for the 30th edition of the Herman Dessers Entrepreneurship Award. Johan Deburchgrave (Vandersanden), Marion Van Zon (Horeca Van Zon) and Paul Cremers (Staf Cars) things…

Schiphol Airport

Turbulence: red figures for Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and Brussels Airlines

Air France-KLM sees the biggest loss since the corona pandemic with a 480 million euro deficit. The European aviation sector remains vulnerable, as shown by the recent financial results of Air France-KLM. The company recorded a loss of 480 million euros in the past quarter, it…

Decisiveness: cooperation and financing essential for future transport

Decisiveness: cooperation and financing essential for future transport

The Mobility Alliance, the VNG and the IPO urgently appeal to the intended coalition to make mobility an inseparable part of new policy. In the current political climate, with a new cabinet on the way, the pressure for substantial and…

Teamviewer

TeamViewer: Digital revolution in logistics draws full houses in Eindhoven

Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven recently became the scene of a striking event: the TeamViewer Experience Day Eindhoven 2024. This event attracted the attention of professionals from the IT and logistics sector who were given a glimpse into the future of digitized…

Collaboration: Europe is leading the way for a green chemical industry

Collaboration: Europe is leading the way for a green chemical industry

During the World Circular Economy Forum in Brussels, Vivianne Heijnen, the Dutch Minister of the Environment, made a strong plea for a European policy framework to make the chemical industry more sustainable. This speech marks an important moment for the European chemical sector…

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Passover: Marriott Beach Resort is gearing up as a Jewish holiday paradise

“It is drastic what has to be done to make the guests happy,” shares an employee. The Marriott Beach Resort in Piscadera Bay, Curaçao, is on the eve of a major transformation. In the coming weeks it will…

Economy: new future for bus builder Van Hool after takeover by VDL

Economy: new future for bus builder Van Hool after takeover by VDL

Despite the takeover, there is also the bitter reality that approximately 1.500 employees will lose their jobs. The recent takeover agreement between VDL Groep and Schmitz Cargobull for the activities of the Belgian bus and trailer manufacturer Van Hool marks a new chapter in the European…

Van Hool

End of an era: Van Hool's bankruptcy leaves deep wounds

After a 25-year battle for the legacy of founder Bernard Van Hool, nothing remains of that entire legacy. The bankruptcy of Van Hool NV, an established name in the Belgian bus and coach industry, and its umbrella…

Alamo

Holiday plans: read the small print of car rental company Sunny Cars

When planning a holiday, people often opt for the flexibility and freedom that renting a car offers. Yet this experience can sometimes turn into a frustrating puzzle of unexpected obstacles, especially when faced with…

taxi recruiters

Schiphol: the hunt for a ride does not let taxi recruiters go

Despite tightened legislation and increased efforts by enforcement agencies such as the Military Police, the National Police and the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT), the problem surrounding taxi recruiters at Schiphol remains a persistent issue. Taxi drivers with an official permit, who neatly queue…

Inframobility: Arjan Wiering the new face of Munckhof

Inframobility: Arjan Wiering the new face of Munckhof

Arjan Wiering has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Munckhof Groep BV, an important player in the Dutch transport sector. This appointment, effective April 3, 2024, marks a new phase in the company's leadership. Wiering, 44, takes…

Censys BV

Technology: Censys celebrates three decades of innovation on the road

The Eindhoven family business sees the development of the new CDT as a crucial step in improving the efficiency, safety and user-friendliness of transport services for taxi drivers. Censys BV, based in Eindhoven, is known for its pioneering role in the development of…

ACM intervenes: green leaves fall from the booking.com website

ACM intervenes: green leaves fall from the booking.com website

According to the ACM, Booking.com's Travel Sustainable program did not meet the requirements set by law and are detailed in the ACM's sustainability claims guideline. After a careful evaluation by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), it has become apparent…

Swissport

Schiphol: Harbers is shaking up baggage handling with fewer companies

The number of companies that handle baggage at Schiphol will be reduced to three. Minister Mark Harbers has decided this. Minister Mark Harbers of Infrastructure and Water Management has taken a decision that will have a significant impact on the way baggage handling on…

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