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    Europe: Trains without frontiers

    2015-10-27T12:13:36Z

    Some progress has been made in improving cross-border European rail flows, but economic and regulatory difficulties persist, with state-owned operators still the strongest competitors. A good starting point for any discussion on the development of European rail networks over the past decade and into the next one is the question ...

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    The race to deliver

    2015-10-23T13:35:21Z

    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting line Motor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course

    2015-10-22T13:28:36Z

    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to come In this story... Sea change in exports WWL's moving footprint Mexican connections A day at the helm A future by ...

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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock

    2015-10-22T13:26:41Z

    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market. During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China

    2015-10-21T16:20:33Z

    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship. The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, ...

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    Georgia Ports Authority to triple investment at Brunswick

    2015-10-21T12:36:25Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has said it will invest $152m in improving facilities at the US port of Brunswick over the next ten years to keep pace with demand. The expenditure is almost three times that invested during the past decade and includes a fourth berth for ro-ro cargo at ...

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    Volvo outsources IT business to HCL Technologies

    2015-10-20T15:50:01Z

    Volvo Group is divesting its external IT business and outsourcing its IT infrastructure operations to global IT services provider, HCL Technologies. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of next year. Volvo Group said the move would provide cost savings and capital gain, with operating income and ...

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    ECG Panel discussion: Talk is cheap, what is needed is action

    2015-10-20T15:02:42Z

    A panel of OEMs and vehicle logistics experts discussed the present and future of Europe's vehicle logistics industry at the end of the ECG Conference in Vienna. Most expressed a desire to work more closely together – and perhaps they have even found a way to do it. While Europe ...

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    Lanka Harness: Out of Asia

    2015-10-19T13:22:30Z

    Rohan Gunasekera reports on Sri Lankan supplier Lanka Harness’s global success and expansion in Mexico, and the local supply chain its executive chairman, Rohan Pallewatta, hopes to build for the company at home Lanka Harness, a Sri Lankan company that supplies impact sensors for airbags and seatbelts, has recently been ...

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    Are European vehicle logistics going back to the past or the future?

    2015-10-18T18:56:14Z

    More than 240 delegates gathered in Vienna, Austria for this year’s annual meeting of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), powered by Finished Vehicle Logistics, to discuss an industry that has returned to growth and is now confronting new technologies that could transform operations. But an ongoing and worsening ...

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    Subaru of Indiana wins reusable packaging award

    2015-10-14T16:12:10Z

    Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has significantly increased the use of reusable packaging, and won the RPA’s 2015 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for its efforts, that have saved millions and had a positive environmental impact.SIA had an 89% usage rate of reusable packaging for North American supplier direct delivered ...

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    Supply chain and mining are potential barriers to alternative powertrains

    2015-10-14T13:12:04Z

    Most of the larger OEMs have made commitments for the coming years to increasing the amount of alternative powertrains within their production lineup. Electric vehicles are growing in appeal around the world and, as they do, so does the demand for a once-obscure group of specialist metals, which are vital ...

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    GM India’s first export shipment to Mexico

    2015-10-14T12:37:41Z

    General Motors has announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have now left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra, and should arrive in Mexico within eight weeks. Sales of the vehicles will commence in December in Mexico. Arvind Saxena, GM India president ...

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    TNT ships solar car from the Netherlands to Australia

    2015-10-14T11:37:20Z

    TNT has shipped a solar car from the Netherlands to Australia. The logistics company shipped the car from Eindhoven to Liege, Belgium, then flew it to Singapore, and on to Melbourne. The four-seat prototype will compete at the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between Darwin and Adelaide. World Solar ...

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    The Port of Mazatlán re-enters the Mexican finished vehicles market

    2015-10-13T15:34:24Z

    The Mexican port of Mazatlán has resumed finished vehicles handling, after an absence of five years. The first vessel arrived from Japan on October 8 th , carrying 900 imported vehicles for distribution by Nissan Mexicana. Once ashore, the vehicles were despatched by rail, using Ferromex, to the Nissan plant ...

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    Thomas Blank appointed as managing director, Europe, at Kerry Logistics

    2015-10-13T12:38:41Z

    Thomas Blank has been appointed as the managing director of Europe operations, at Kerry Logistics – a third party logistics, freight services, warehouse operations, and supply chain solutions company. He moves from the position of chief executive officer for the Central Europe area at freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing, and supply ...

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    Material World

    2015-10-12T12:44:50Z

    Changes in the very make-up of vehicles will dramatically reshape the outbound sector. It is not what has changed in automotive logistics over the past ten years that is remarkable, so much as what has not. Much in the world’s economy is almost unrecognisable compared to a decade ago, including ...

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    DSV to buy UTi

    2015-10-09T16:15:00Z

    DSV, a Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has signed an agreement to acquire US-based non-asset-based supply chain management company, UTi Worldwide. The deal values UTi at around $1.35 billion, and the news is expected to add around 50% to DSV’s annual revenue and scale, ...

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    TPP trade deal is signed by Pacific Rim countries

    2015-10-07T14:46:24Z

    The biggest trade deal in decades was signed in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, on Monday this week when the 12 Pacific Rim countries that have been involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks since 2010 finally came to an agreement. “With today’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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    Gefco buys IJS Global in pursuit of external growth

    2015-10-07T11:45:28Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco, which is majority-owned by Russian Railways, has signed an agreement with private equity firm Nimbus to take over IJS Global, a provider of services in the high and heavy, pharmaceutical and energy sectors (amongst others). According to the company the move is designed to grow ...