Emergency logistics

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    Calais blockade disrupts freight between UK and France

    2016-09-07T12:23:08Z

    A protest by truck drivers and farmers in France has thrown freight movements through the port of Calais into disarray, leading to delays into and out of France and the UK. The protest, which began this week as a ‘go-slow’ drive on the A16, the main route into Calais and ...

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    US vehicle ports hit by Hermine

    2016-09-02T16:58:30Z

    Vehicle terminals in the US states of Florida and Georgia shut down operations last week as Tropical Storm Hermine raged through the region. The Georgia Ports Authority took the precaution of shutting its facilities at Brunswick and Savannah ports on Thursday night (September 1st). The closures included Garden City Terminal ...

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    BMW consolidates air freight shipments between US and Germany

    2016-07-27T09:45:01Z

    BMW’s division in North America has confirmed it will start using an air freight service for the regular import and export of parts between the US and Germany. Flights are due to start in November. The service, called the Senator Atlantic Bridge, is being set up by German distributor Senator ...

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    BMW: Flexing up for the fourth revolution

    2016-07-25T16:49:32Z

    BMW’s partnership with Fraunhofer has produced innovations in materials handling to support its global parts exports, but these are only a first step towards wider digitalisation and automation in logistics There’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help every now and then, especially when it comes to developing and ...

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    Turkish car sector bounces back quickly from failed coup disruption

    2016-07-20T15:40:06Z

    [Updated July 21st] The short-lived military coup that was attempted in Turkey last weekend had only a limited impact on the automotive sector in the country, according to representatives at the carmakers and ports, though how Thursday's declaration of a state of emergency in the country is going to ...

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    DB Schenker signs deal with uShip for digital freight network in Europe

    2016-07-15T12:36:03Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker, has signed a five-year deal “worth tens of millions” of euros with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip, a platform that matches shippers and carriers through mobile and internet devices. Later this year DB Schenker will launch its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online platform to ...

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    GM avoids plant shutdowns following court hearing

    2016-07-14T13:00:15Z

    [Updated July 14th] GM has avoided the threat of closure at 19 of its assembly plants across North America following a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court for the State of Massachusetts on Wednesday (13th) related to its dispute with interiors supplier Clark-Cutler McDermott (CCM). According to a report ...

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    UK government investing £250m in M20 truck park

    2016-07-11T14:48:28Z

    Potential truck park sites – click to enlarge The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has given the go-ahead for a truck park to be built near Stanford in Kent, on the M20 motorway, that will be capable of holding 3,600 trucks. The park will be used to ease ...

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    UK government investing £250m in M20 truck park

    2016-07-11T14:48:28Z

    Potential truck park sites – click to enlarge The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has given the go-ahead for a truck park to be built near Stanford in Kent, on the M20 motorway, that will be capable of holding 3,600 trucks. The park will be used to ease ...

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    Ford Mexico part 1: A landmark investment gradually coming into focus

    2016-07-01T12:12:02Z

    Aiming to double its engine and transmission capacity by 2018 and with ground to be broken on a $1.6 billion assembly plant, Ford Mexico is counting on a localised supply chain, closer logistics and reduced currency exposure to smooth its explosive growth plan By the second half of this year, ...