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    Barcelona stays at the top as Spain's main automotive port

    2015-05-27T13:02:25Z

    Latest figures provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) for vehicle movements through the country's national ports shows that 86% of all finished vehicles built locally are exported. Of the 2.4m vehicles produced last year – which was the best for the past five years, with ...

  • Hyundai to launch export of cars to Egypt from Russia
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    Hyundai picks Egypt for Russian-made vehicle exports

    2015-05-20T11:51:00Z

    Korean carmaker Hyundai is planning to launch exports of it Solaris model to Egypt from its St. Petersburg plant in Russia. The move it designed to increase its share in the Egyptian market while also compensating for losses in Russia, which saw a drop in overall car sales in April ...

  • HCME_Zaxis
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    Neovia now handling spare parts facility for HCME

    2015-05-13T13:00:10Z

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has signed a contract with Neovia Logistics for the management of its parts distribution centre in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. Neovia will also be handling distribution of spare parts from the warehouse to service centres in Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS and Africa. The 53,000 sq.m facility, ...

  • 2016_Toyota_Fuel_Cell_Vehicle_009
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    Toyota’s fuel cell future rolls on

    2015-05-13T12:43:51Z

    In launching its new, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai (left), Toyota had to work carefully with a number of chemical organisations, right through to the United Nations, to make sure the vehicles could be shipped in the most efficient way possible. In the push for alterative fuel vehicles, whether ...

  • Roger-Crook_DHL
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    Roger Crook resigns from DHL Global Forwarding

    2015-04-29T13:09:54Z

    Roger Crook has suddenly resigned from his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Crook, who was also a member of Deutsche Post DHL’s management board, is said to have stepped down with immediate effect from both roles for “personal reasons”. DHL confirmed the resignation with Automotive Logistics this ...

  • WangMingNDRC
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    China's 'One Belt, One Road' strategy under the 'new normal'

    2015-04-21T11:11:10Z

    After decades of double digit growth, China is now pursuing an economic model based on slower but more sustainable economic development with a focus on upgrading industry standards and building connections with global markets. The annual growth rate in the economy last year was 7.4% – and 7% in the ...

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    GM dampens claims that unsold Volts are behind production stop

    2015-04-14T09:16:32Z

    GM has made a cautious response to claims in the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that US production of its hybrid Volt is being suspended from next month because of inordinate inventory levels at the dealerships. The WSJ said that GM would stop production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in ...

  • DHL250215ISOBIN
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    To protect and serve

    2015-04-07T12:00:07Z

    The conflicting demands of part protection, transport efficiency and line-side access often require innovative solutions from packaging designersCarmakers and their suppliers increasingly recognise the importance of getting inbound packaging right, to boost quality by eliminating transit damage, save costs by allowing more components to be squeezed into a truck, and ...

  • Ford_Sanand_opening
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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch

    2015-04-01T13:36:05Z

    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

  • Volvo Logistics
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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy

    2015-03-30T18:17:01Z

    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...

  • Ashok Leyland trucks car carrier
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    On board for progress

    2015-03-27T12:36:18Z

    Ashok Leyland’s head of vehicle distribution, Chandrakant Mishra reveals how the OEM is trying to maximise its outbound logistics efficiency as much as the Indian landscape will allow. Unpaved and congested roads; long queues of vehicles waiting at state borders to pay various tolls and taxes; limited handling and ...

  • Durban_auto_terminal
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    TPT slaps 9% tariff increase on South African carmakers

    2015-03-25T15:22:52Z

    South African terminal operator, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), has announced it will increase tariffs for automotive cargo by almost double the average approved by the country’s port regulator, which stands at 4.8%. The latest increase follows a similar increase of 9.25% last year. The tariffs, which will come into affect ...

  • portosetubal
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    VW reported making short sea shipments between Portugal and Germany

    2015-03-25T15:02:56Z

    VW is reported to have started parts shipments using a direct short sea route between its Autoeuropa production plant in Palmela, Portugal to its plant in Emden, Germany. VW has not confirmed the reports but several sources in the Portuguese press state that the first trailer of parts was moved ...

  • kentucky
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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

  • Opening_eurotruck
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    Pushing Europe's boundaries

    2015-03-24T10:43:27Z

    Many barriers prevent a truly international, borderless vehicle logistics service across European countries. However, carmakers and logistics providers are making progress toward integrated networks. Political, economic and diplomatic tensions are rising in Europe, with the escalating issues surrounding Russia and Ukraine, and looming threats of Greece crashing out of the ...

  • Ed Feitzinger 1
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    Faster forwarding

    2015-03-23T09:00:42Z

    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logistics Ed Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. ...

  • Bremerhaven
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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability

    2015-03-16T16:32:29Z

    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations. Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s ...

  • Amazon
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    Future visions of European automotive logistics

    2015-03-13T19:22:03Z

    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener

    2015-03-13T16:47:17Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

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    Chennai receives first vehicles delivered on modified trains

    2015-03-02T12:41:28Z

    In India, the port of Chennai has become the first in the south of the country to receive automotive traffic moved by a rake of New Modified Goods (NMG) car transporters operated by Indian Railways. NMGs are single-decker auto carriers that have been built from old ICF and BEML passenger ...