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CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

2019-10-16T13:54:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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Acertus to streamline shipping with latest TMS

2019-10-16T10:14:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

US finished vehicle logistics provider, Acertus, has launched a transport management system (TMS) for its automotive customers.

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CLdN expands fleet with Hermine con-ro vessel

2019-10-16T09:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

European shipping line CLdN has taken delivery of MV Hermine, the fourth con-ro vessel and sixth in the company’s current building programme.

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DP World: Access to Africa

2019-10-16T08:39:00+01:00

DP World is expanding its network of logistics operations for the automotive industry across the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on integrated services and special economic zones such as its flagship Jebel Ali Port

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K Line starts ro-ro service between Spain and Japan

2019-10-15T16:33:00+01:00By Barry Cross

K Line has started a twice-weekly, deep-ocean vehicle service between Spain and Japan for passenger and commercial vehicles as well as high and heavy cargo

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Stretching to the limit: How Sollers and Lorus move finished vehicles across Russia

2019-10-11T11:03:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

For the Russian carmaker Sollers the importance of effective logistics hardly can be overemphasised. With a distance of up to 8,000km (4,971 miles) between its main production assets in European Russia and the Far East, a widespread network of more than 100 tier one suppliers both in and outside Russia, plus worldwide export operations, costs and lead times within the supply chain clearly make a big difference to the company.

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On-board courier Chapman Freeborn expands into California

2019-10-09T11:19:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Chapman Freeborn OBC has added an office in Los Angeles, California, to its global network to provide dedicated support to automotive customers in the US.

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UECC to boost LNG hybrid car carrier fleet with third order

2019-10-09T11:09:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

United European Car Carriers (UECC) has ordered a third battery-hybrid LNG (liquefied natural gas) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from China Ship Building Trading Company and Jiangnan Shipyard Group.

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Penske builds on range of EVs deployed in California with Kalmar Ottawa

2019-10-09T10:48:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Penske is deploying an Electric Terminal Tractor made by Kalmar Ottawa for trailer-handling operations in California

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Environment dictating maritime agenda, says Grimaldi

2019-10-08T09:30:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has urged shipowners to “do their homework” in reducing sulphur and carbon emissions from vessel operations.

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Jeff Snyder takes on lead role at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

2019-10-02T14:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jeff Snyder has been taken up a new role at Ryder System as vice-president automotive, aerospace and industrial in the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions division

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JLR expands contract with DHL Supply Chain for inbound services in Slovakia

2019-10-02T12:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has extended its contract with DHL Supply Chain to include managing inbound supply chain transport for the company’s manufacturing plant in Slovakia, which opened last year and is making the Land Rover Discovery.

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Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

2019-10-02T09:58:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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Austria’s cargo-partner on track in China

2019-10-01T14:14:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Austrian logistics provider cargo-partner says it is making western and central China more accessible to automotive clients by using a new block train linking Chongqing to the port of Qinzhou in southern China.

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Adampol: One belt, One Road

2019-10-01T10:59:00+01:00

Adampol’s intermodal terminal in Małaszewicze, Poland is crucial for container transport between China and Europe. Territorial development director Dariusz Stypułkowski explains how the transport and logistics firm’s new Baltic and Euro China trains are ready to offer clients a short cut

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UECC wins Bremenports’ Greenports award

2019-10-01T10:36:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

United European Car Carriers’ (UECC) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Auto Energy has been recognised as the most environmentally friendly vessel calling at the ports of Bremen, northern Germany. Its sister ship, Auto Eco, was runner-up.

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Hegelmann Group: Challenges of car transportation

2019-09-30T14:44:00+01:00

The car carrying sector is vulnerable to market fluctuations and usually suffers during a downturn as car buyers put off purchases. However, Gintarė Miliūtė and Rostislav Vyrostko, senior executives at Hegelmann Group, say there are ways to cope with the challenges

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Tangible progress: Morocco boosts automotive production and logistics

2019-09-30T14:08:00+01:00By Herve Deiss

There is no doubt that shipping professionals are familiar with the Moroccan city of Tangier, as it is ranked 50th among container ports worldwide. The first container terminal opened in 2007 and has since been joined by three others; two at Tanger Med port 1 and two at Tanger Med port 2.

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Jack Cooper will emerge from Chapter 11 with more flexible operating model

2019-09-30T11:12:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jack Cooper Transport has been working with its stakeholders on a way of getting its business back in line with its balance sheet and its president Alex Meza says that following reorganisation under Chapter 11 proceedings, and with a new owner, the company is best placed to invest for the future

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Hunkering in a bunker for Brexit

2019-09-30T10:16:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

I type this surrounded by tins of baked beans, a stack of chocolate bars and a few bottles of merlot – not my usual ‘writing supplies’ (although, close), but the contents of my Brexit bunker in which I am waiting for the end of life as we know it. For it’s slightly over a month to go before the UK is due to leave the EU and what will happen next is still unclear. Deal? No deal? Riots in the streets? Right now, it is anyone’s guess…

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