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    Packing a punch

    2019-01-16T11:13:00Z

    Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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    Scan Global to purchase IQS Group

    2018-11-26T15:02:24Z

    Copenhagen, Denmark-based supply chain management company Scan Global Logistics is acquiring 100% of German niche automotive logistics provider, International Quality Service Group (IQS).Founded in 1998, IQS specialises in delivering cars by air or sea to exhibitions and testing events worldwide. Its services include infrastructural support for operation of testing projects ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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    Seguin takes over global freight forwarding at UPS

    2018-11-12T14:31:09Z

    Romaine Seguin (pictured) has become president of Global Freight Forwarding at packaging delivery and supply chain management company, UPS. She moves from her role as president of the UPS Americas Region, where she was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel joins forces with Sincero in China

    2018-08-28T16:05:45Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to create a new joint venture with Chinese firm Sincero that will provide contract logistics services to the automotive sector there. KN will take a majority stake in the new company.Kuehne + Nagel said the move would increase its automotive logistics business for Chinese OEMs ...

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    Alliance opens distribution centre in Melbourne

    2018-07-09T15:38:54Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has opened a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia for the distribution of aftermarket parts.The company said the 37,000 sq. m Alliance National Distribution Centre was designed to maximise productivity and accuracy, allowing manufacturers to enhance services to their national dealership networks across the country. The centre will also ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel expands services for BMW

    2018-07-04T11:37:39Z

    Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia.In a phased development, the logistics company set up a regional distribution centre in Kleinaitingen (Germany) last April and one in Słubice (Poland) a month later. It is also establishing dealer distribution centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China, ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:00Z

    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 a total ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers. At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the traditional ...

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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 from a large ...

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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 quite ...

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    Lorrain takes on bigger freight management role at Ceva Logistics

    2017-11-23T11:17:30Z

    Ceva Logistics has promoted Jérôme Lorrain (pictured) to chief operating officer (COO) of freight management. The move involves taking on responsibility for air and ocean freight in addition to his existing role as COO of the ground business, which he took up in January last year.Lorrain takes over the air ...

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    Agility flies Maserati Gran Turismos to Japan with AirBridgeCargo

    2017-11-15T15:40:30Z

    Agility Logistics has chartered Russian air transport provider AirBridgeCargo to move 28 Maserati Gran Turismo cars from Italy for delivery to customers in Japan.The Maserati cars were loaded onto a Boeing 747 freighter at Malpensa airport in Milan and flown to Narita airport in Tokyo, with a stop en route ...

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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade.Delegates at the 2017 Automotive Logistics ...

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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from combustion ...

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    time:matters extends flight services from Germany to UK and Ireland

    2017-07-26T14:53:50Z

    German freight expeditor time:matters has announced additional flights for its spare parts logistics service, adding a route from southern Germany to Birmingham in the UK and to Dublin, Ireland.A third Saab 340 aircraft will join the existing planes departing every night from Baden-Airpark, west of Stuttgart, near the French border.“Almost ...

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    PSA uses helicopters to circumnavigate blockade

    2017-07-12T16:13:37Z

    Groupe PSA was forced to use helicopters to transport parts to its car plants in France last week, after workers from financially troubled parts supplier GM&S, which is in receivership, travelled 200km from their base in La Souterraine to block access to PSA’s parts factory in Sept-Fons.A spokesman for the ...

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    Air charter services for the automotive sector are flying high

    2017-06-27T10:01:25Z

    The use of airfreight to move automotive parts over expanding global supply networks is on the increase. A recent analysis of shipments across IAG Cargo’s global network shows that over the past year it has seen a 22% increase in shipments of automotive parts by air. Consignments made up one ...

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    Emirates SkyWheels flies first UAE designed and built car to Le Mans

    2017-06-19T16:12:41Z

    Emirates SkyWheels, part of the SkyCargo freight division, flew the United Arab Emirates’ first ever locally designed and built vehicle for exhibition at the 24 hour Le Mans race held in France over the weekend.Equation Composites is the first car company to have acquired a vehicle manufacturing licence in the ...