Finished vehicle logistics

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    K Line starts ro-ro service between Spain and Japan

    2019-10-15T16:33:00Z

    K Line has started a twice-weekly, deep-ocean vehicle service between Spain and Japan for passenger and commercial vehicles as well as high and heavy cargo

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Manuel Medina Burrull

    2019-10-15T08:57:00Z

    Manuel Medina Burrull, Seat’s finished vehicle distribution manager, talks to Victoria Johns about paperwork, promises and believing in yourself

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    Stretching to the limit: How Sollers and Lorus move finished vehicles across Russia

    2019-10-11T11:03:00Z

    For the Russian carmaker Sollers the importance of effective logistics hardly can be overemphasised. With a distance of up to 8,000km (4,971 miles) between its main production assets in European Russia and the Far East, a widespread network of more than 100 tier one suppliers both in and outside Russia, plus worldwide export operations, costs and lead times within the supply chain clearly make a big difference to the company.

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    AutoMap appoints Mark Sargeant as CEO

    2019-10-09T11:50:00Z

    Mark Sargeant has been promoted to CEO of AutoMap after nine years with the company, most recently moving from his role as vice-president of business development and marketing

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    Julia Prescot joins Port of Tyne board

    2019-10-09T11:28:00Z

    Julia Prescot has been appointed a non-executive director of the Port of Tyne authority in North East England

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    UECC to boost LNG hybrid car carrier fleet with third order

    2019-10-09T11:09:00Z

    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has ordered a third battery-hybrid LNG (liquefied natural gas) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from China Ship Building Trading Company and Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The shortsea services provider ordered two similar vessels from the ship builders in March with ...

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    Gaz cutting shifts in face of US sanctions and worsening Russian LCV market

    2019-10-09T10:19:00Z

    Russian vehicle maker Gaz could cut shifts at its plants this month as commercial vehicle sales continue to slump and the US readies to apply sanctions on businesses owned by Oleg Deripaska

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    GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

    2019-10-09T09:22:00Z

    In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...

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    US-Japan trade deals ignore automotive tariffs for now

    2019-10-09T08:55:00Z

    The US signed two trade deals with Japan at the beginning of this week but neither addressed the contentious issue of potential tariffs on vehicles and automotive parts traded between the two countries, a sticking point in the discussions leading up this week’s agreements.

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    NYK trials autonomous vessel operations between China and Japan

    2019-10-02T11:32:00Z

    NYK has completed an autonomous vessel trial with its PCTC vessel Iris Leader. The company said the trial is a step toward its goal of operating manned autonomous ships, which should ultimately result in safer operations and a reduction in crew workload

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    Adampol: One belt, One Road

    2019-10-01T10:59:00Z

    Adampol’s intermodal terminal in Małaszewicze, Poland is crucial for container transport between China and Europe. Territorial development director Dariusz Stypułkowski explains how the transport and logistics firm’s new Baltic and Euro China trains are ready to offer clients a short cut

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    From the industry

    Hegelmann Group: Challenges of car transportation

    2019-09-30T14:44:00Z

    The car carrying sector is vulnerable to market fluctuations and usually suffers during a downturn as car buyers put off purchases. However, Gintarė Miliūtė and Rostislav Vyrostko, senior executives at Hegelmann Group, say there are ways to cope with the challenges

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    Tangible progress: Morocco boosts automotive production and logistics

    2019-09-30T14:08:00Z

    There is no doubt that shipping professionals are familiar with the Moroccan city of Tangier, as it is ranked 50th among container ports worldwide. The first container terminal opened in 2007 and has since been joined by three others; two at Tanger Med port 1 and two at Tanger Med port 2.

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    Hail, Caesar: How ECG’s template is giving power to supply chain planning

    2019-09-30T13:25:00Z

    Inadequate forecasting is one of the biggest causes of inefficiency in finished vehicle logistics. Victoria Johns finds out how ECG’s Project Caesar is setting the standard for supply chain planning

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    Jack Cooper will emerge from Chapter 11 with more flexible operating model

    2019-09-30T11:12:00Z

    Jack Cooper Transport has been working with its stakeholders on a way of getting its business back in line with its balance sheet and its president Alex Meza says that following reorganisation under Chapter 11 proceedings, and with a new owner, the company is best placed to invest for the future

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    Teenage dreams and EVs – why it's not as simple as Thunberg thinks

    2019-09-30T08:51:00Z

    “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?” With such powerful language did 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg reproach world leaders at the UN’s Climate Action Summit last month. The ferocity of the pink-cheeked teenager provoked a tidal wave of reactions. I have a few observations myself….

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    Industry disputes claim that LNG trucks emit more NOx than diesel

    2019-09-27T10:31:00Z

    Finished vehicle carriers that have been trialling equipment powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) in an effort to reduce pollution may have been wasting their time according to trial results from the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T E). Transport Environment (T E) ...

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    NYK to introduce world’s largest PCTC powered by LNG

    2019-09-25T11:14:00Z

    NYK has ordered what will be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) powered by liquified natural gas (LNG). The vessel will be able to transport 7,000 units and meet new regulations set up by the International Martime Organization on CO2 and SOx emissions

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    Russian vehicle sales take another dip as tax, tariffs and fees take their toll

    2019-09-24T15:24:00Z

    Increasing taxation, rising tariffs and shrinking state aid in Russia are compounding the impact of falling vehicle sales and causing headaches for the finished vehicle market in the country

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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models and distribution chains, according to a new report.