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    Changjiu moves Volvo S90 through Suifenhe Railway Port

    2020-05-13T08:17:00Z

    Chinese logistics provider Changjiu Logistics has recently added an alternative rail entry point between China and Russia for Europe-bound shipments of Volvo’s S90 passenger car, which is made at the carmaker’s plant in Daqing…

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    Maersk offers weekly rail service from China to Turkey

    2020-05-04T09:54:00Z

    Maersk has set up a weekly rail service running between Turkey and China which it said stands to benefit the automotive and industrial sectors..

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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Volvo shifting more outbound volumes to rail

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    As part of its climate action plan announced in October last year, Volvo Cars is moving more finished vehicle transport to rail from truck, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations.

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Missy Pearlman

    2020-03-02T09:44:00Z

    Missy Pearlman, group manager, vehicle transportation operations, Toyota Motor North America, talks singing, respect and working in an open environment

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    Watch: BMW prepares its logistics network for global export from Mexico

    2020-02-27T13:09:00Z

    Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control, logistics at BMW Group Mexico talks to Christopher Ludwig about the ramp up in production at the carmaker’s plant in San Luis Potosí

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    Toyota begins exports of Tacoma from Guanajuato

    2020-02-06T13:32:00Z

    Following the start of production at its new $700m Mexican assembly plant in Guanajuato, Toyota has outlined its distribution strategy for the new model-year Tacoma pick-up trucks it is making there. The majority of the output from Guanajuato will be exported to the US on short-sea routes through the ports of Veracruz on the east coast and Lazaro Cardenas on the west. The remaining volume to the US will be shipped via rail through the border town of Laredo in Texas

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    MRS Logística targets Rio automotive hub

    2020-01-28T11:33:00Z

    Brazilian rail operator MRS Logística is looking into ways of providing better logistics solutions for the Sul Fluminense automotive hub in the state of Rio de Janeiro

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    Mosolf urges more use of China-Europe rail link

    2019-12-03T12:45:00Z

    Car manufacturers and suppliers should cooperate more closely so a rail service between Chengdu (China) and Łódź (Poland) can achieve the economic scale required to make it viable, says Joerg Mosolf, CEO of German car-transporting company Mosolf…

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    First dedicated Adampol train arrives in Gdansk port from China

    2019-11-26T16:17:00Z

    The first Gdansk-bound train container from China operated by Polish logistics provider Adampol has arrived in the Baltic Sea port. Adampol is running the service with the Port Authority of Gdansk

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    Car-carrying trains derail in San Diego

    2019-11-19T14:25:00Z

    Two BNSF trains transporting automobiles have derailed in as many weeks in the centre of San Diego, California

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    VW takes electric Silk Road train to put ID.R at Heaven’s Gate

    2019-08-20T10:39:00Z

    German OEM Volkswagen (VW) has opted to use the new Silk Road rail route to China to transport its prototype electric ID.R car – and all the ancillary equipment – for a motoring challenge in Tianmen.

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    Ghent on a roll with new rail terminal and crossdock

    2019-07-30T08:31:00Z

    North Sea Port, the merged port authority at the European ports of Ghent, Vlissingen and Terneuzen, has signed a letter of intent with Turkish logistics firm Ekol Logistics and Belgian groupage firm Transuniverse Forwarding to build a multimodal site at Kluizendok, Ghent…

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    Hödlmayr shipping Dacia vehicles to Germany

    2019-07-18T13:55:00Z

    German finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has taken over the contract to ship Dacia volumes from parent company Renault’s plant in Pitesti, Romania, to dealers in Germany. Hödlmayr Logsitics Romania will move between 250-300 Dacia vehicles per week by blocktrain in conjunction with road transport services ...

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    APLL Vascor increases finished vehicle rail capacity

    2019-07-09T09:20:00Z

    Indian logistics joint venture, APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor), has increased its fleet of finished vehicle carrying rail wagons to 16 rakes, with an additional four rakes to be delivered this year. Each rake comprises 27 wagons and has capacity for up to 318 passenger vehicles, but can also ...

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    Canadian Pacific: Ready to roll

    2019-06-18T08:48:00Z

    In an oversold market with virtually no space left for development, Canadian Pacific (CP) is using its strategic land holdings to increase capacity, alleviate congestion and capture new business from vehicle-makers shipping to and from Vancouver, with the opening of its new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC)… 

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    New managers on board at Road & Rail

    2019-06-12T13:53:00Z

    Road & Rail Services, based in Kentucky, has appointed two new managers as the third-party logistics (3PL) provider works towards new commercial opportunities

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    ARS Altmann and ICL on track to China

    2019-06-12T11:46:00Z

    German vehicle transporter ARS Altmann and Intermodal Container Logistics (ICL), based in Austria, started running trains to transport cars between China and Europe this month

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    Russian Railways poised to sell stake in Gefco if market improves

    2019-05-29T10:32:00Z

    State-owned Russian Railways (RZD) has secured government approval to sell a stake in French logistics provider Gefco…

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    Mosolf to ship cars by rail between Poland and China

    2019-05-29T09:35:00Z

    Mosolf Group is planning to transport containerised finished vehicles between the Polish city of Łódź and Chengdu in China as part of a project to extend the services currently provided by Chengdu-Euro Express Railway…