Middle East and Africa

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    Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    2017-03-15T15:17:45Z

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans ...

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    Groupe CAT takes over Sintax Logistica

    2017-03-15T14:35:55Z

    French transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has acquired Spanish firm Sintax Logistica for an undisclosed sum. Sintax is an international vehicle logistics provider with a focus on Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco. Its services include new and used vehicle transport, multimodal distribution, compound management and technical services such as ...

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    Parts maker Gestamp takes 'next natural step' with Spanish IPO

    2017-03-15T11:30:16Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp has announced its intention to list on the Spanish stock exchanges, putting certain existing shares currently held by the controlling shareholder, the Riberas family, up for sale. Founded in 1997, the company has 98 production facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It ...

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    Nissan outlines UK supply chain and Brexit concerns

    2017-03-01T16:49:40Z

    In a wide-ranging discussion with UK lawmakers, Nissan Europe’s head of supply chain spoke of the company’s preferred outcomes post-Brexit, as well as warning of the need to increase domestic supply Colin Lawther, Nissan’s senior vice-president for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing in Europe warned UK lawmakers in London ...

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    Sanden Manufacturing Poland centralises logistics in Polkowice

    2017-02-27T10:23:56Z

    The Polish division of Japanese automotive parts maker, Sanden Corporation, has leased a 6,500 sq.m warehouse next to its production facility in Polkowice for the handling of air conditioning compressor units. The warehouse was officially opened last week and Sanden Manufacturing Poland has leased it from property developer Panattoni Europe ...

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    Audi’s driverless transport system recognised with industry award

    2017-02-21T16:18:00Z

    The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has awarded Audi with the annual Logistics Award for 2017. The award was made in recognition of the German carmaker’s driverless vehicle transport system. More specifically a parking robot, nicknamed ‘Ray’, is able to sort up to 2,000 ...

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    Strikes avoided as Spain attempts to overhaul stevedoring policy

    2017-02-21T11:43:36Z

    Threatened strikes by Spain’s port unions have been temporarily called off and talks resumed with the government as the country attempts to overhaul and liberalise stevedoring policy under pressure from the European Union (EU). The EU has called for a change to practices in the stevedoring sector in which all ...

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    DB Schenker invests $25m in uShip online shipping marketplace

    2017-02-20T14:47:11Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker has taken a $25m minority stake in uShip, having signed a five-year deal with the US-based online freight-shipping marketplace last year. DB Schenker uses uShip’s platform software to run its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online service , which matches drivers and cargo. The service launched ...

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    PSA group details €200m plan to modernise Sochaux

    2017-02-17T14:41:12Z

    French carmaker PSA Group plans to modernise its Sochaux plant in the east of the country as part of a €200m ($213m) investment by 2022 that will include the installation of the first press line in France in two decades. A dedicated team has been on site for three years ...

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    Chemicals firm Ineos to start producing new 4x4 off-roader

    2017-02-15T15:19:49Z

    Chemicals company Ineos has confirmed it is to invest “many hundreds of millions” in producing a new 4x4 off-roader. Following a six-month feasibility study, the firm said this week that it saw a gap in the market for an “uncompromising” off-road vehicle, following Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to stop producing ...