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    Navigating an uncertain future

    2018-03-20T15:53:00Z

    The finished vehicle logistics sector needs to find better ways to communicate and collaborate to meet the challenges of an uncertain future, delegates at this year’s finished vehicle logistics north america conference in California were told in March. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle logistics industry may be facing a ...

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    Eddie Stobart estimates £550m-plus value post IPO

    2017-03-29T20:07:33Z

    UK transport and logistics provider, Eddie Stobart, has announced its intention to raise £130m ($163m) and list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, which supports smaller growing companies. The company is targeting a market capitalisation on admission in excess of £550m. CEO Alex Laffey said: "Eddie Stobart is widely ...

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    Liberty shows a passion for vehicle shipping with new ro-ro launch

    2017-03-21T12:17:37Z

    Liberty Global Logistics has held a ceremony at the port of Beaumont in Texas to officially name its new ro-ro vessel, the Liberty Passion . The US flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) will be loading military and other commercial cargo in Beaumont, as well as other US ports, ...

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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state. The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of ...

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    US car hauliers: Keeping all eyes on the road

    2017-01-24T15:45:04Z

    Despite a levelling off in US vehicle sales, car carriers hope to carry on expanding as new technology makes them more efficient. But there are potholes to negotiate, as Automotive Logistics finds out... The car haulage industry in the United States has begun to experience the inevitable – a ...

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    BCA unveils new supply chain structure

    2017-01-23T10:24:36Z

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has restructured its supply chain operations to improve support for manufacturers and fleet operators. The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles ...

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    India’s road ministry irons out car carrier legislation

    2016-10-12T12:42:05Z

    India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finalised new rules on what constitutes a legal car carrier in the country. The new Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 2016 legislate that, from April 1 st 2017, car carriers will be limited in length to 18.75 metres while trailers – ...

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    Indian carriers fight penalties and OEM indifference

    2016-09-16T16:27:23Z

    Vipul Nanda, president of India's Car Carriers Association Just when you thought the question of car transporter lengths in India was sorted out , it may be time to think again. Following its draft legislation providing for a maximum length for finished vehicle carriers of 18.75 metres earlier this ...

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    ARS Altmann begins finished vehicle services in the UK

    2016-07-27T14:56:00Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann will begin road-based deliveries in the UK in August, following the delivery of its first 20 car transporters this month. The move follows the company’s establishment of a subsidiary in the UK last year. The first 20 transporters are made up of trailers ...

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    No longer outlaws

    2016-07-11T17:02:18Z

    New rules governing Indian car carrier sizes are set to standardise a sector that has been confusing and contradictory for over a decade At last, a resolution is in sight to the long-running problem over the maximum vehicle dimensions that apply to the car transporter sector in India. After years ...

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    China conference: New truck limits to force vehicle sector to adapt

    2016-04-21T16:25:59Z

    The finished vehicle logistics market in China is set to face substantial change, if costs are not to rise substantially as a result of slower growth in the market and new restrictions on truck dimensions, delegates at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengdu were told today (April 21st). At ...

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    US car carriers: Driving an open highway

    2016-04-07T12:18:43Z

    High sales and low fuel costs are favouring US car carriers, with many investing in equipment, infrastructure and technology Despite an unsteady global economy and falling financial markets, North American car carriers have been tearing up the road with profits and operating efficiencies. Benefitting from an expanding manufacturing base, record ...