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Pan European Networks: Government

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TRANSPORT (continued)

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PROFILE:

Alcoa Wheel Products Europe Ltd answers questions regarding the future of greener roads and public transport

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SECURING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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With the estimated cost of organised commercial vehicle and load theft in the EU believed to be €8.2bn annually, Thorsten Neumann,

chairman of the Transported Asset Protection Association, provides an insight on the challenge of keeping supply chains secure

today. He discussesthe importance of trust, the points of high risk, and the role of the European Commission

PROFILE:

Cargo Defenders Ltd covers the importance of cargo protection and the measures that can be taken to improve it

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THE ROAD HAULAGE AGENDA

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PEN spoke to UK Road Haulage Association CEO Richard Burnett on the challenges of 2016, highlighting the ongoing impact of the Calais crisis

PROFILE:

SNAP Account offers the best solution for fleet operators looking to bring their parking, cleaning and much more to one invoice

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SPECIAL FEATURE: ROAD SAFETY

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REDUCING THE RISK OF BUS FIRES

Key research is taking place to enhance bus fire safety, as detailed here by Swedish research leader Björn Sundström

BRINGING THE SAFETY AGENDA FORWARD

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In an interview with PEN Christian Friis Bach, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, discusses

the organisation’s efforts to promote road safety. He highlights the sharing of best practices, the progress made in Europe, the role

played by the Sustainable Development Goals, and collaboration with the European Commission

PROFILE:

The Britax Childcare Group studies how the behaviour of children in cars can be integrated with engineering to optimise protection

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RESEARCH FOR ROAD SAFETY

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The Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) aims to improve the understanding of road safety matters. With the

backdrop of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in November, FERSI president Horst Schulze spoke to PEN and

detailed the importance of research and the association’s work amidst multiple road safety challenges

AVIATION

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POINTING SKY HIGH

PEN spoke to the executive director of SESAR, Florian Guillermet, on aviation innovation in Europe today

PROFILE:

Altacas Technology introduces the new Aerial, Landing, & Takeoff Aircraft Crash Avoidance System (ALTACAS)

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MARITIME

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CLEANER SAILING

As the shipping sector navigates to address climate change, the director of the marine environment division at the International

Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, spoke to PEN following the COP21 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. He also discusses

the move to a post-fossil fuel world in addition to the need for a global approach to tackle challenges

PROFILE:

Beyond monitoring, Propulsion Dynamics Inc. discusses how maintenance based on performance analysis can help you save fuel at sea

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PROFILE:

InnSep AS talks about the importance of filtering the emissions from ship exhausts for a greener, renewable future in shipping

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PROFILE:

Clever Marine Services Ltd provides versatile and high quality services in all aspects of its business

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MANAGING BALLAST WATER

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PEN discusses the International Maritime Organization’s efforts to address the ballast water threat

PROFILE:

The DHI Ballast Water Centre talks about the importance of ballast water treatment to combat invasive organisms

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RESILIENT IN STORMY SEAS

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Amidst challenges the Greek shipping industry remains strong, as the Union of Greek Shipowners explains

SHIPPING’S ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

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Writing for PEN, chief executive of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative Alastair Fischbacher expresses his firm commitment to the greening

of international shipping. Emphasising ‘action ... now’, he comments on how the industry can reap significant advantages when tackling

environmental challenges, the key barriers to overcome and the impact of COP21

PROFILE:

Clever Marine Services Ltd has a rapidly expanding repertoire of marine services and solutions

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INNOVATING MEDICINE

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Reflecting on present pharmaceutical challenges, PEN spoke to the executive director of the IMI, Pierre Meulien

PUBLIC HEALTH

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AGEING WELL IN EUROPE

An ageing population is one of Europe’s most pressing challenges. Here, a perspective from Aad Koster and Marcel

Smeets of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing is shared. They highlight the need for a

positive approach in tackling the difficulties posed, and discuss new job opportunities and the key role of technology

HEALTH

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