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Sustainable: the cargo bike is conquering the city, although local rules are slowing down growth

Sustainable: the cargo bike is conquering the city, although local rules are slowing down growth

EditorsApril 22, 2024

The cargo bike, often seen as a symbol of sustainable city logistics, offers numerous advantages. More and more companies and self-employed people in large cities are exchanging their traditional vans for cargo bikes. This shift is mainly driven by increasing mobility problems and parking pressure...

Streets full of protest: the cabinet is investigating the limits of the right to demonstrate

Streets full of protest: the cabinet is investigating the limits of the right to demonstrate

EditorsApril 21, 2024

Freedom or security, there are new dilemmas surrounding demonstrations in the Netherlands regarding mobility. At a time when the boundaries of the right to demonstrate are increasingly being tested and sometimes even exceeded, the government announces an independent investigation into...

TUI

Misstep: from colonial to historic, TUI revises the zoning texts

EditorsApril 20, 2024

TUI is taking steps towards culturally aware tourism. Following recent controversy, TUI, one of the world's largest travel companies, has made significant changes to the descriptions of some historically charged travel destinations. These changes are a direct response to…

Teamviewer

TeamViewer: Digital revolution in logistics draws full houses in Eindhoven

Gerrit SayyApril 19, 2024

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…

PRORAIL

Prorail: under pressure after poor performance but improvement in sight

EditorsApril 19, 2024

ProRail acknowledges poor performance and is working on improvement. After the presentation of the recent annual figures, which revealed a number of shortcomings, ProRail has announced that it is working hard on the reliability of the Dutch railway network. The figures revealed significant…

car driver

SFM: Webinar for women in healthcare transport on the challenges of menopause

EditorsApril 18, 2024

Today we noticed a special call via platform X, addressed to women working in the healthcare transport and taxi sector. The call, under the title “Attention ladies working in the healthcare transport and taxi sector! Do you suffer from menopausal problems...

road transport

ILT: heavy blow for goods transport and dozens of violations identified

EditorsApril 18, 2024

Inspectorate notes 39 violations during inspection week for road transport of goods. The intensive inspection of cabotage transport by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) has revealed significant violations. During the European Control Week, held from 2 to 5 April,…

relax as a driver

Research: travel time reason number one for working from home

EditorsApril 18, 2024

The one-way travel time from employees' home to their employer's permanent address was an average of 2023 minutes in 32. Home workers seem to live further away from work more often than their colleagues who regularly go to the…

Train conductor NS

OV: Aggression against conductors leads to national standstill

EditorsApril 17, 2024

Next Saturday, trains, trams and buses in several cities including The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam will stop work for three minutes. This action is a direct result of the recent violent assault of an NS conductor by a group of young people, who…

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

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

EditorsApril 17, 2024

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...

MOBILITY AND TOURISM

TUI

Misstep: from colonial to historic, TUI revises the zoning texts

EditorsApr 20, 20243 min read

TUI is taking steps towards culturally aware tourism. Following recent controversy, TUI, one of the world's largest travel companies, has made significant changes to the descriptions of some travel destinations with…

Technology: how NMBS uses technology to improve your train journey

Technology: how NMBS uses technology to improve your train journey

Carlo ScheirApr 19, 20242 min read

The feedback collected through NMBS Lab plays a crucial role in the ongoing development and refinement of the services NMBS offers. The Belgian National Society of Belgian…

ABROAD

Technology: how NMBS uses technology to improve your train journey

Technology: how NMBS uses technology to improve your train journey

Carlo ScheirApril 19, 2024

The feedback collected through NMBS Lab plays a crucial role in the ongoing development and refinement of the services NMBS offers. The Belgian National Company of Belgian Railways (NMBS) has today added a new feature to its website…

Hype taxi

Hydrogen: French Hype brings hydrogen taxis to Brussels

Carlo ScheirApril 18, 2024

French zero-emission mobility platform Hype will launch a taxi service in Brussels “in the coming days”. Hype, a French taxi company, will bring its hydrogen-powered taxis to Brussels. This is part of an ambitious expansion of the company in Europe,…

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

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

EditorsApril 15, 2024

“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…

Funeral transport

Key figure: Founder's son and pioneer Denis Van Hool passed away

Carlo ScheirApril 15, 2024

The Belgian business landscape loses one of its pioneers with the death of Denis Van Hool, the son of Bernard Van Hool, founder of the well-known bus builder Van Hool. Denis passed away at the age of 91, a loss that is palpable within...

Anuschka Cova

Tourism: Anuschka Cova takes over at CHATA

EditorsApril 14, 2024

The Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) has appointed Anuschka Cova as the new CEO. With more than a quarter of a century of experience in leadership roles, Cova brings an impressive portfolio to the organization, particularly through its expertise in…

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

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

Carlo ScheirApril 11, 2024

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…

Van Mossel Automotive Group

Automotive: Van Mossel takes over legendary Garage Mertens

EditorsApril 9, 2024

The Van Mossel takeover of Garage Mertens has been completed, the Van Mossel Group reports. Belgium's automotive sector has recently undergone a dramatic change with the completion of a monumental acquisition that will reshape the mobility landscape in the region...

Van Hool

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

Carlo ScheirApril 9, 2024

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…

Windrose

Windrose: Antwerp attracts Chinese millions to the Scheldt

Carlo ScheirApril 7, 2024

Antwerp is firmly positioning itself as an important player in future mobility with the possible arrival of a Chinese e-truck factory. An investment that can give the local economy a significant boost of 300 million euros. The city, known for its…

Curacao Willemstad

Dengue: Curaçao is taking a stand against climate change

EditorsApril 6, 2024

Curaçao faces an enormous challenge when it comes to combating dengue, a viral disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Recent statistics show a shocking increase: where in the entire year of 2023, only 11 cases of dengue…