Emergency logistics

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    On-board courier Chapman Freeborn expands into California

    2019-10-09T11:19:00Z

    Chapman Freeborn OBC has added an office in Los Angeles, California, to its global network to provide dedicated support to automotive customers in the US. The on-board courier (OBC) specialist delivers time-critical consignments of automotive parts, as well as prototype technology, and product samples, with hand-carry ...

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    Spate of violent attacks against trucks in South Africa threatens automotive industry

    2019-07-09T15:44:00Z

    South African truckers will hold a ‘Black Friday’ protest on July 12 to highlight a series of attacks across the country that has destroyed hundreds of vehicles and left dozens dead and injured. More than 1,400 trucks have been destroyed or damaged in the past year, ...

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    Nationwide: First port of call for damage repair

    2019-04-05T10:38:00Z

    The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule

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    Little takes over as MD at Evolution Time Critical

    2019-03-20T10:08:02Z

    Graham Little (pictured) has taken over as MD at emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical, replacing Brad Brennan, who is moving to join a newly-formed advisory board set up by Evolution’s parent company, Metro Supply Chain Group, on April 1. The Canadian third-party logistics provider acquired Evolution Time Critical back ...

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    Standing up to risk

    2019-02-06T16:00:00Z

    Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s ...

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    Gefco launches mission control for urgent deliveries

    2019-02-04T17:06:21Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated mission control centre in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, to manage emergency shipments worldwide within its freight forwarding business line. The French company claims the 24-hour service has already proved a success, after organising a charter flight, obtaining the necessary ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    2019-01-23T12:52:00Z

    Last year’s Automotive Logistics Awards winners Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence ...

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    Over 1,000 cars destroyed in Savona port blaze

    2018-11-01T15:32:18Z

    More than 1,000 vehicles were destroyed or damaged at the Italian port of Savona last week as storm flooding of the port’s automotive terminal triggered a fire that swept through the storage yard. (pic Vigili del Fuoco) According to the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, Savona was hit by ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

    2018-07-10T15:52:08Z

    Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the second meeting of the Emergency Response Headquarters While the flooding did not cause damage to its production plants, Mazda had to ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:37Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out ...

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    Ford restarts production after Meridian fire

    2018-05-22T10:07:07Z

    Ford has resumed production of the F-150 and Super Duty pick-up trucks at its facilities in the US, following inbound supply chain disruption caused by a fire at its components supplier Meridian Magnesium Products earlier this month. The fire, which was followed by a number of explosions, took place ...

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack . Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident ...

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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK. The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. ...

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    Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

    2018-04-11T14:51:08Z

    The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers ( see the full list of finalists here ). The finalists were chosen ...

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    Graham Little takes up new role at Evolution Time Critical

    2018-04-09T14:51:00Z

    Graham Little has been promoted to deputy managing director at Evolution Time Critical, the emergency logistics provider. He moves from his role as head of business development at the company. Little joined Evolution Time Critical in 2007. The company said the move comes as part of a company-wide expansion ...

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    Emergency response: Weathering the storms

    2018-01-18T15:40:00Z

    A volatile 2017 hurricane season saw successive storms hit the US south-east and the Caribbean , counting at least 500,000 vehicles in the US alone among its many damages and leading to emergency planning once again gaining a greater level of prominence within the finished vehicle supply chain. While matching ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan. But that wasn’t ...

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    Expedite Plus sets up first office in EU

    2018-01-02T17:23:09Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Expedite Plus has opened its first office in the EU in Strasbourg, France. The Canadian company has been expanding its global presence over the last few years. Alongside its base in Milton, Canada, and the new office in Strasbourg, it now has offices in Hong Kong, China ...

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    DHL secures contract with Ford for prototype parts moves

    2017-11-14T10:40:08Z

    DHL Supply Chain has won a new contract with Ford for the movement of prototype parts from the carmaker’s suppliers to its research and development locations around the world. The logistics provider said it was now Ford’s global provider of freight management for prototype parts. Neither party would divulge the ...