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DB Schenker explores use of exoskeletons for logistics

2019-08-21T12:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The company has been trialling the exoskeletons – structures worn on the body to electro-mechanically assist movement – at several logistics locations in Germany to help warehouse personnel during physically demanding tasks.

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Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

2019-08-16T10:08:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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Loadsmart and Starsky claim autonomous truck first

2019-08-14T11:25:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The first dispatch by truck on public road without any human intervention has taken place in Texas, US, say digital freight broker Loadsmart  and autonomous truck startup Starsky Robotics.

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Jack Cooper plans to renew fleet after bankruptcy protection

2019-08-13T15:47:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

US finished vehicle haulier Jack Cooper Ventures plans to run its business as usual while reorganising under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and then buy new vehicle transporters.

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Russia takes a slice of the new Silk Road

2019-08-07T15:14:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business

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Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

2019-08-05T14:21:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

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Klaus van Marwyk to head finance at Schnellecke Logistics

2019-07-17T09:48:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Dr Klaus van Marwyk (pictured) has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) at Schnellecke Logistics. As head of department, he will be responsible for managing purchasing and accounting at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg.

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Tariffs, trade and technology drive the European supply chain into a new era

2019-07-10T11:34:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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China offers opportunities and risk for European carmakers

2019-07-09T16:28:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Chinese market has become more complicated for many global OEMs over the past two years, with impacts for how logistics and exports are organised. But logistics experts are anticipating deeper manufacturing ties and trade growth between European and Chinese automotive manufacturers.

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Deep-sea vehicle carriers sail further into troubled waters

2019-07-09T12:58:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 

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Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

2019-07-09T11:53:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified or ...

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Logistics 4.0: How smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

2019-07-04T11:12:00+01:00By Andrew Williams

After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

2019-07-03T14:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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NYK ships Liebherr harbour crane to US

2019-06-30T11:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

After months of planning, NYK Roro is now transporting one of its largest ever cargoes, a harbour crane, taking it from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Port Hueneme (California) for the Liebherr Group of Switzerland.

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Imperial Logistics doubles work for VDL Nedcar

2019-06-30T11:10:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The European road transport arm of South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has greatly increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar following renewal of a contract.

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Honda turns to barge for container moves in Belgium

2019-06-26T13:00:00+01:00By Barry Cross

Honda Motor Europe Logistics (HMEL) has started using barges to transport containerised motorbikes, power products and replacement parts between the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Ghent. The goods are being imported to Antwerp from global markets, including Japan, USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey, and they are being distributed from ...

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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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