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Siemens & Alstom

Today, the European Commission din not approved Siemens' merger business with Alstom, as per press conference announcement by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels.


Together, Siemens and Alstom have a 50% share on the European High Speed market. Its main competitors in the Old Continent are the Spanish CAF and Talgo, the Canadian Bombardier, the Japanese Hitachi (with strong interests in Europe after the purchase of the Italian Ansaldo) and the Swiss Stadler.


Feb. 2019

CO2 Emissions

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a strategy this year for reductions by the shipping industry of CO2 emissions. The UN agency adopted goals that would reduce ocean-carrier emissions by 50 percent by 2050, compared to 2008 levels.


Nov. 2018

Sweden launches world's first electrified road

The Swedish government inaugurated the world's first electrified road. About two kilometers of electrical components have been incorporated into a road section linking Arlanda Airport to the outskirts of Stockholm, and the pavement can recharge the batteries of electric vehicles by transferring power. This initiative is part of the country's executive plans to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by 2030.

As for the cost, it is estimated that each electrified kilometer of road can cost one million euros.

Mar. 2018

Leixões Cruise Terminal is one of the best in the world.

The Leixões Port Cruise Terminal has just been recognized as one of the best terminals in the world by “Cruise News”, one of the most prestigious media in the cruise industry.

Seen as "a luxury in Oporto" and defined as a region architectural icon, the new Leixões Terminal is short listed as one of the world's best piers, next to Shanghai International Terminal (China); Canada Place Cruise Ship (Vancouver); Royal Caribbean (Miami); Kai Tak (Hong Kong); Marina Bay Cruise Center (Singapore); Yokohama Osanbashi (Japan); and also Terminal 18 (Fort Lauderdale).

Leixões Cruise Terminal by the Portuguese architect Luís Pedro Silva, has not stopped adding distinctions since its opening in July 2015. Standing out is the  2017’s year building distinction by “Archdaily”.

Feb 2018