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Transport Industry

Lower Austria Seeks Airport Privatization

Lower Austrian Governor Erwin Pröll (ÖVP) intends to sell the 20% share of Vienna International Airport. The city of Vienna is not pleased at all.

April 23, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS and Federal Signal Corporation enter into Cooperation for North America

Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Corp. ("KTC ,IVHS") and Federal Signal Corp. ("FSS") have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding ways in which the two organizations mutual business interests in North America.

April 20, 2011

GATX Rail Europe Announces Entry into Turkish Marketplace

The Vienna-based GATX Rail Europe today announced its entry into the Turkish marketplace with the deployment of newly-manufactured railway tank wagons.

April 18, 2011

"Austria Has a Historical Chance to Become Europe’s Logistics Hub"

Sources from the transport industry consider that Austria offers potentials, mainly in the Danube and rail traffic.

April 16, 2011

ÖBB Debt Reduction is Further Delayed

The debt of the Federal Railroad increases dramatically through the acquisition of a 25% share in the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) project,

April 15, 2011

Vienna Harbour is Cooperating with the Port of the Emirate of Sharjah

In future, the ports of Vienna and the Emirate of Sharjah intend to cooperate more strongly. An agreement to this end was signed on Monday at the port of Vienna.

April 14, 2011

Decline in Sales for Salzburg AG

The Salzburg AG for energy, transport and telecommunications could hold its profits stable despite falling sales.

April 13, 2011

Cargo-Partner Invests 21.5 Million Euro in Slovakia

The Austrian shipping company cargo-partner sets up a logistics center in Slovakia. The first phase - a 7,300 m² large warehouse of 30,000 square meters - will be finished in early 2012.

April 13, 2011

Increase in Passengers at VIA

Vienna International Airport: 4.9% higher passenger traffic in March 2011

April 12, 2011

Kapsch CarrierCom Starts in Algeria

The Austrian provider of telecommunication solutions enters the African market: major GSM-R project in Algeria.

April 12, 2011

Russia is a New Promising Market for Kapsch

The Austrian technology group has reaped its first contract in Russia. The market has great potential, according to sources from Kapsch.

April 12, 2011

Passenger Decrease at AUA

Austrian Airlines Traffic Result for January to March 2011: Crisis in the Middle East and in Japan burden the result.

April 11, 2011

Registration of new passenger cars increased by 7.8%

New vehicle registrations in Austria in first quarter 2011: +15.4%; passenger cars +15.7%, almost one-third more lorries.

April 11, 2011

Kern: "We are Struggling for Survival"

The CEO of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Christian Kern, paints a dramatic picture of the largest domestic transport company.

April 8, 2011

AUA: Additional Savings Needed

The restructuring program of AUA is not sufficient to bring the company into positive numbers in view of the events in Japan and North Africa.

April 7, 2011

Importance of Danube as Transport Route Increases

Freight transport volume on the river Danube increased by 18.6% in 2010. Goods receipt rose by 25.4%.

April 1, 2011

Sales Increase for FlyNiki

Niki Lauda’s airline achieved strong growth in 2010, regarding both passengers and sales. The EBIT declined however.

March 31, 2011

AUA: Antinori will Finally Not Become CEO

Three days before his planned entry into Austrian Airlines, Antinori surprisingly announced his withdrawal from the Lufthansa Group.

March 30, 2011

Economy: "South Axis” Demands Recovery Program

Styria and Carinthia are at a disadvantage concerning infrastructure compared with other provinces, was the criticism of the Economic Chambers of the "strong south".

March 25, 2011

Flughafen Wien Group: Net profit rises by 3.2%

Revenue: plus 6.4% to € 533.8 m, net profit: € 73.3m. Traffic: plus 8.7% in passengers to 19.7 m

March 25, 2011

Economic Chamber: Austria's Economy in Distress because of ÖBB-Structuring

"Significant price increases and deterioration of rail services will lead to shift of traffic to roads."

March 24, 2011 · Updated: March 24, 2011; 00:49

Gebrüder Weiss Books Persistent Growth

The Austrian transport and logistics company closed the 2010 financial year with a provisional 17.8% increase in turnover compared to the previous year.

March 24, 2011

Dispute between Emirates and AUA

Emirates Airlines accuses Austrian Airlines to work with unfair means against the doubling of Vienna-Dubai flights.

March 23, 2011

ÖBB: Massive Losses in Ireland

The ÖBB had to write off € 260m because of a sale and lease-back transaction.

March 19, 2011

Austrian Airlines Reduces Losses

Loss from operating activities substantially decreased: from minus € 230.9m to minus € 64.7m. Number of passengers grew by 9.7%.

March 18, 2011

ÖBB Restructuring: "There is no other Alternative"

Christian Kern, CEO of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) explains his plans to manage the turnaround in an interview with the magazine "Standard".

March 12, 2011

Passengers Still Rising at VIA

Vienna International Airport: Plus 5.1% in passengers during February 2011

March 11, 2011

Kapsch Expects New Orders from the Arab Region

Kapsch emerges as the new GSM-R market leader in the international trade fair Middle East Rail 2011 in Abu Dhabi.

March 2, 2011

Austria as Central Europe’s Logistics Hub

Austria's transport industry shows optimism. The employment situation is expected to improve still further.

March 1, 2011

Massive Increase in Sales and Earnings for Kapsch

The Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom releases results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010/11. EBIT margin doubled from 4.4% to 9.0%.

March 1, 2011

Major order for Siemens Austria

The Austrian subsidiary of the German electronics group receives a new order from Poland for the construction of underground train sets.

February 26, 2011

WKÖ: "Clear Commitment to the Brenner Base Tunnel is Needed”

The chairman of the Austrian Economic Chamber considers the tunnel between Italy and Austria as a pioneering infrastructure project.

February 23, 2011

Kapsch: In-sourcing from China to Austria

The Viennese Kapsch CarrierCom brings the production of GSM systems from China back to Austria.

February 19, 2011

Vienna International Airport: Third Runway for € 1.8bn

The proposed project is not firm yet, but the estimated costs are between € 1.2 and € 1.8bn due to extensive construction work.

February 12, 2011

Passenger Increase at VIA Continues

Vienna International Airport: Plus 6.7% in passengers during January 2011

February 11, 2011

Car Registrations Rising Considerably

January 2011: New passenger car registrations in Austria increased by 22.5%.

February 10, 2011

More Passengers at Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines Traffic Result for January 2011: 2.1 Percent Increase in Passenger Volume. 690,000 flight guests were carried.

February 10, 2011

ÖBB CEO Kern Closes In on Politicians

The CEO of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Christian Kern, reacts angrily to accusations made by politicians.

February 5, 2011

The Westbahn Complains Because of ÖBB-Subsidies

In December, the new “Westbahn” (Western Railway) will start competing with the ÖBB (Austrian state railways) which are allegedly being privileged by the government.

February 3, 2011

Siemens Austria Receives an Order for Poland

The Austrian subsidiary of the German technology group will supply 35 trains worth € 272m of the new Metro-generation "Inspiro" to Poland.

February 3, 2011

Privatizations Could Raise up to € 24bn on Vienna Stock Exchange

Especially the privatization of public infrastructure and energy companies could increase the market capitalization of the Vienna Stock Exchange considerably.

February 3, 2011

Kapsch Gains Contract in South Africa

The Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom AG listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, has been awarded contracts with a volume of € 17m in South Africa.

February 3, 2011

Leitl Demands Support for Brenner Tunnel

The President of the Austrian Economic Chamber considers the Brenner Tunnel infrastructure project as crucial for the business location Austria.

February 2, 2011

EFKON Group Wins Major Contract in South Africa

The Austrian EFKON Group has been awarded a contract to install an Intelligent Transportation System on freeways in South Africa.

February 2, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom Names new CEO for its North American Operations

The Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom AG names Christopher F. Murray President & CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS effective February 1.

February 2, 2011

New Advance for Baltic-Adriatic Corridor

The Carinthian Economic Chamber supports the information campaign of Governor Gerhard Dörfler in favor of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor.

February 2, 2011

Skylink: Judicial Investigations are Presently being Conducted

The final report of the Audit Court on the Vienna International Airport Skylink project has been submitted. Criticism is devastating. Criminal investigations are starting.

February 1, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom with First Contract Award in Russia

The Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom AG announces that its Russian subsidiary has been awarded an order to equip traffic crossings.

February 1, 2011

Increase in Passengers at Austrian Airports

Every of the six Austrian Airports could record substantial growth in passengers in 2010. Their number rose by 7.9%.

January 31, 2011

New Order in Poland for Kapsch CarrierCom

Kapsch CarrierCom has won the next large order for the deployment of a digital train radio system.

January 28, 2011