Logistics service providers

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    DB Schenker explores use of exoskeletons for logistics

    2019-08-21T12:33:00Z

    The company has been trialling the exoskeletons – structures worn on the body to electro-mechanically assist movement – at several logistics locations in Germany to help warehouse personnel during physically demanding tasks.

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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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    Loadsmart and Starsky claim autonomous truck first

    2019-08-14T11:25:00Z

    The first dispatch by truck on public road without any human intervention has taken place in Texas, US, say digital freight broker Loadsmart and autonomous truck startup Starsky Robotics. For the initial journey, a lorry picked up a load in Dallas and delivered it the ...

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    Jack Cooper plans to renew fleet after bankruptcy protection

    2019-08-13T15:47:00Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Jack Cooper Ventures plans to run its business as usual while reorganising under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and then buy new vehicle transporters. The company, based in Kennesaw, Georgia, and 18 subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta ...

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    Russia takes a slice of the new Silk Road

    2019-08-07T15:14:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business

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    Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

    2019-08-05T14:21:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

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    Klaus van Marwyk to head finance at Schnellecke Logistics

    2019-07-17T09:48:00Z

    Klaus van Marwyk, CFO at Schnellecke Logistics Dr Klaus van Marwyk (pictured) has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) at Schnellecke Logistics. As head of department, he will be responsible for managing purchasing and accounting at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. Dr van Marwyk was ...

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    Tariffs, trade and technology drive the European supply chain into a new era

    2019-07-10T11:34:00Z

    The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week. Christoph Stürmer Autofacts global lead analyst PWC revealed that ...

  • Mike Yang, Changjiu Logistics
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    China offers opportunities and risk for European carmakers

    2019-07-09T16:28:00Z

    Mike Yang, vice-president, Changjiu Logistics The Chinese market has become more complicated for many global OEMs over the past two years, with impacts for how logistics and exports are organised. But logistics experts are anticipating deeper manufacturing ties and trade growth between European and Chinese automotive ...

  • Tom Oisseur, Drewry Consulting
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    Deep-sea vehicle carriers sail further into troubled waters

    2019-07-09T12:58:00Z

    Stagnant vehicle shipments, rising regulatory costs and sinking vessel utilisation are all affecting the ocean transport sector, according to data from Drewry Shipping Consultants. With shipping rates at relative lows, new vessel orders for pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) have stalled to a virtual ...