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Gallega opens supply chain hub in UAE industrial zone

2019-06-19T12:46:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Gallega Global Logistics has expanded in its home country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by opening a hub to meet growing regional demand for automotive supply chain services.

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Autonomy ahoy: Shipping industry moves toward crewless vessels

2019-06-10T13:46:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Autonomous vehicles have been attracting a lot of attention as the automotive industry pushes towards future mobility. But what is the potential for autonomous ships?

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Criss Edwards moves from XPO to automotive role at Ceva Logistics

2019-06-04T10:53:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Criss Edwards (pictured) has joined Ceva Logistics in a newly created role as senior vice president automotive and industrial inbound logistics, based at the company’s new operations centre in Marseilles, France. He was most recently at XPO Logistics as senior vice president of operations with responsibility for consumer package goods, ...

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Hugo Pluess moves to Imperial Logistics as CIO

2019-06-04T07:09:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Hugo Pluess will take on the newly created role of chief information officer (CIO) at Imperial Logistics International from August 1 this year. He moves from his role as executive vice-president of global IT infrastructure at Ceva Logistics in Switzerland.

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Automotive to play key role in Gefco’s China strategy

2019-06-03T15:44:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

French logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated subsidiary in Chongqing specialising in importing and exporting vehicles by rail between Europe, Russia and China, and developing the group’s other logistics activities in central China. It made the annoucement to coincide with the tenth anniversary of its wholly owned subsidiary ...

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All mixed up: the impact of the SUV trend on European car carriers

2019-06-03T14:23:00+01:00By Malcolm Wheatley

Volumes of finished vehicles may have recovered from the recession, but users and manufacturers of car transporters are now having to handle a very different array of vehicles, including larger and heavier models – with implications for capacity utilisation

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AL Global Munich Awards – finalists revealed

2019-05-29T14:58:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

The finalists in the second Automotive Logistics Global Munich Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by a panel of independent industry experts…

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DHL tackles hurricane season with Resilience360 initiatives

2019-05-29T13:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As global hurricane and typhoon seasons kick in, DHL has updated its weather tracking service to notify users of where storms are occurring and how they could impact supply chains. At the same time, the logistics giant has published a report on the potential of these storms in 2019…

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Russian Railways poised to sell stake in Gefco if market improves

2019-05-29T10:32:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

State-owned Russian Railways (RZD) has secured government approval to sell a stake in French logistics provider Gefco…

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Dachser USA launches logistics centre

2019-05-22T09:08:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The US arm of German logistics company Dachser has set up an automotive competence centre at its Atlanta headquarters to provide a customer service team to address issues in the supply chain…

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Inland move for Maersk logistics unit

2019-05-22T08:21:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

APM Terminals’ Inland Services will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from August 1 to provide customers with improved access to a range of logistics services…

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Schenker and MAN trial reveals platooning potential

2019-05-21T13:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Driving electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable to a logistic company’s day-to-day operations, researchers claim after completion of a pilot project…

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Motoring on: Brazil’s heavyweight OEMs prepare for growth

2019-05-20T10:20:00+01:00By Tony Danby

Brazilian truck and bus sales picked up strongly last year following the country’s long recession, and now both OEMs and logistics providers are hoping the trend continues

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Market sharing: New rental platform for underused trucks

2019-05-20T09:38:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Uber and Airbnb have led the way in the sharing economy, but Ryder has now launched an asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles

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Shipping and climate change: Are we in hot water?

2019-05-20T09:22:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

With 2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record, for the shipping sector the issue of climate change is becoming a concern. But how great is the danger to vessels, their crews and cargo? And could there be any upside to global geographical changes?

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Challenging times for US car carriers

2019-05-02T12:28:00+01:00By Greg Thompson

Despite some recent legislative wins on permissible overhangs, rig length and adaptable trailers, the US car-carrier sector continues to face a number of operational challenges, including a capacity squeeze, more demanding customers and downward price pressure

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Still got it: How reuse and recycling can give EV batteries a new lease of life

2019-04-15T11:40:00+01:00By Karen McCandless

As the EV trend continues, it raises the question of what to do with their hazardous lithium-ion batteries once they have reached the end of their useful life. Options include reuse and recycling, but both of these require special expertise in reverse logistics

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Trust in Turkey: How exports are carrying the country through its economic crisis

2019-04-11T12:01:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Turkey faces some difficult economic headwinds that have already impacted on its automotive industry. But there are still several reasons for optimism, especially the country’s strength as a vehicle export hub with easy access to the European market

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The first port of call for damage repair

2019-04-05T10:38:00+01:00By Nationwide Auto Services

The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule

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In the service of free trade

2019-04-04T15:59:00+01:00By DP World

Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

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