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Volvo to use new cargo ship from DFDS

2019-12-04T11:59:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Danish shipping line DFDS is introducing the ro-ro vessel, Hollandia Seaways, to the Gothenburg-Ghent route, with Volvo set to be one of its customers…


Mosolf urges more use of China-Europe rail link

2019-12-03T12:45:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Car manufacturers and suppliers should cooperate more closely so a rail service between Chengdu (China) and Łódź (Poland) can achieve the economic scale required to make it viable, says Joerg Mosolf, CEO of German car-transporting company Mosolf…


First dedicated Adampol train arrives in Gdansk port from China

2019-11-26T16:17:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

The first Gdansk-bound train container from China operated by Polish logistics provider Adampol has arrived in the Baltic Sea port. Adampol is running the service with the Port Authority of Gdansk


VW pushes the boat out with LNG-fuelled car transport

2019-11-26T10:13:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Volkswagen Group Logistics (VW Logistics) says it will be the first company to use car carriers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic. The vessels, chartered from Siem Car Carriers, will be deployed in the new year


Michelin rolls forward contract with Ceva

2019-11-26T09:36:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Michelin has renewed an agreement with Ceva Logistics for a further three years covering a range of logistics services at the tyremakers warehouse in Valladolid, north-western Spain

Audi E-tron electric SUV facility in Brussels, Belgium

Galvanising the aftermarket for an electric future

2019-11-19T17:15:00+00:00By Karen McCandless

The rise in EVs in Europe will have an impact on the aftermarket and the logistics supporting it, not least in the management of replacement lithium batteries

Nippon Express head office

Nippon Express unit to focus on automotive logistics

2019-11-19T14:49:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese transport and logistics provider Nippon Express (South China) has been renamed Nippon Express Automotive Logistics (China) to reflect its new focus exclusively on automotive logistics


Car-carrying trains derail in San Diego

2019-11-19T14:25:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Two BNSF trains transporting automobiles have derailed in as many weeks in the centre of San Diego, California


Groupe PSA and FCA merger has precedent for supply chain impact

2019-11-06T14:58:00+00:00By Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig

Discussions that seem to be moving quickly between Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on a possible merger have raised questions about how supply chain and logistics at the respective carmakers would be affected, including on consolidated vehicle platforms and suppliers, costs, as well as on major logistics providers, notably Gefco.


XPO Logistics expands automotive service in Spain

2019-11-05T16:20:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Transport and logistics provider XPO Logistics has opened a new multimodal transport hub in Vigo, Galicia…


Philaport opens vehicle terminal with Glovis America

2019-10-31T16:51:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The US port of Philadelphia (Philaport) has officially opened a $110m vehicle terminal at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex – the first terminal to be opened at the port for 45 years…

Car haul trailer pickup truck

You gotta carry that weight: how bigger vehicles and EVs will challenge logistics

2019-10-30T19:27:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

With forecasts for strong growth in marketshare for electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle sales over the next decade, moving parts and vehicles will require new equipment, processes and standards across OEMs and logistics providers

TuSimple Self-Drving Truck 6

Oh so simple? US start-up confident of delivering autonomous trucks

2019-10-28T12:30:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

As the global logistics industry continues moving towards the introduction and use of autonomous vehicles, a growing number of companies are competing for a slice of this burgeoning market. One such firm is Californian start-up TuSimple, which is developing a range of innovative self-driving truck technologies.


ACS takes on board 25 couriers to transport huge haul of auto parts

2019-10-28T11:54:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Globally operating Air Charter Service (ACS) transported just over five tonnes of automotive parts from China to Portugal in 72 hours, its largest single onboard courier (OBC) job to date…. 

Team Drive-Away 3-Way Deck Load 1

United Road takes over TDA to transport commercial vehicles

2019-10-28T11:30:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

North American finished vehicle logistics company United Road has bought US-based, heavy-haul transport provider Team Drive-Away (TDA), a non-asset transporter of new and used commercial vehicles that handles 20,000 unit shipments every year through a network of 500 independent contractors…

Car and parts imports and exports, UK and EU

Snapshot of UK automotive before Brexit

2019-10-23T14:54:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

As the UK approaches the decisive moment in its struggle to leave the EU, after three years of debate and negotiation, now seems like a very good time to take a look at the state of the country’s automotive industry in the run up to Brexit. No doubt there will be some changes – quite possibly drastic ones – to sales, production and export figures once the UK is finally out of the EU, so an update will surely be needed in the coming months.

ALP, Ghana

Safe and secure: How new warehouses will support African supply chains

2019-10-22T10:16:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

Operating in Africa can be a big challenge, and the establishment of a new supply chain there even more so. The acquisition or construction of decent storage facilities, the recruitment of suitable staff and the need to contend with local laws are all potential barriers to setting up business. However, Agility Africa, aims to change this by providing a series of well-managed logistics facilities across the continent.


Groupe Cat joins Vinturas blockchain platform

2019-10-21T15:22:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Groupe Cat, one of Europe’s biggest finished vehicle services company, has signed up to the Vinturas consortium, which is developing a blockchain-based platform providing digital services to OEMs, fleet owners and dealers.

AL CEE Summit, Budapest

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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